How do I...

previous topic · next topic
Char Gets...

Joined: Jul 13
Posts: 31

      quote  
Posted: 03 Jul 2013, 14:06
change Activity Points from Weight Watchers into calories burned? I mow the lawn using a push mower, WW has that automatically figured into their activity counter, so all I need to do is add the time spent mowing, and it gives me my APs (Activity Points). But I'd like to use the tools on this site, and they don't list mowing the lawn. lLaughing So...does anyone know how I can figure calories burned? Or turn APs into calories burned? Thanks for any help. Wink
You CAN do this!
Glaun

Joined: Jun 13
Posts: 832

      quote  
Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 17:39
Weight Watchers won't let another app do this. Proprietary rights.

The Perfect Speed
"any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits.
Perfect speed, my son, is being there.”
Chiang from "Jonathan Livingston
Before and After Photos:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=1BF079501E8576A9!951&authkey=!AMty30lKRxccR-4&ithint=folder%2cjpg
erika2633

Joined: Nov 11
Posts: 811

      quote  
Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 18:16
I'd say you have a few options.
1.) Invest in a quality heart rate monitor or some type of "Fit Bit" device to be able to calculate and record your calories burned.
2.) Locate a similar activity and swap it out in your exercise diary. So maybe choose "Walking: 3 mph" instead of mowing the lawn. Pushing the mower makes your actual activity more strenuous than just plain walking (just as pushing a stroller would..), but I wouldn't worry about it.. FatSecret tends to overestimate exercise calories anyway..
3.) Don't put the lawn mowing into your exercise diary and do a little extra happy dance when you record a bigger loss on the scale because you had bonus exercise calories that you didn't log! Smile


Someone who is busier than you is working out right now.
There will come a day when you can no longer do this. Today is not that day.
QuilterInVA

Joined: Jul 13
Posts: 63

      quote  
Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 18:42
Unless you are using the WW ActiveLink, the points on their site are exaggerated. How many calories you burn depends on age, weight, gender, and effort. I second the get a HRM, Body Media or FitBit.
Char Gets...

Joined: Jul 13
Posts: 31

      quote  
Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 19:59
after checking through the WW site and doing some bing'ing, they're saying that a rough way to calculate is 1 AP =100 calories.that seemed a bit steep to me, so I'm counting it as 1AP=50 calories. Very Happy I'd rather underestimate on the calories being burned then over estimate it,and this site seems to over estimate enough on it's own. Wink
You CAN do this!



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Can't seem to stick to a diet
quote: I want things to happen quickly, NOW I'm getting mental imagery of the commercial with those people shouting out the windows "Its my fat loss and I want it now!" "Its my fat ...
by SoMuchBS on 27 Sep 16 07:16 PM
Do you guys track fruit?
If you want to lose weight, you need to track everything - including that one cup of fruit a week!
by Doobrie on 27 Sep 16 02:30 PM
Coffee good for weight loss?
slemo58 wrote: I have been a coffee drinker for years. I still put on the weight so I really do no think it helps weight loss unless you drink too much and it makes you sick. You may have been drinking ...
by XshapeshiftX on 27 Sep 16 01:07 PM
Starving self and gaining weight
Good observations, I need to always remember that the carbs/sugar cravings correlate with consumption of them. This is the addiction we need to overcome. Easier said than done. To be successful we must ...
by Lifesatrip on 27 Sep 16 12:14 PM
Eat what you want & loose the weight!
Eat what you want but have a very strict diet? False advertisement in the thread title. You can include a piece of cake in your 12-1300 calories and not have to do any extra cardio. Also, it's ...
by Diablo360x on 26 Sep 16 07:55 PM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member Ashley2265
This is a good starting point, but you really need an exercise plan to maximize the results. Even if it is just walking. Get moving!
04 Jul 13 for diet Weight Watchers