Originally Posted by BigCats35
I wear a heart rate monitor that tells me how many calories I actually burn doing my different workouts. Even though my workout is an hour to an hour and a half long (on certain days), I have been having to log in that I did the exercise for 2, 3 or 4 hours inorder for the calories actually burned to match!!!
Is there a better way for me to track my actual calories burned on your site? I've already added so many custom foods, I'd prefer to stay with Fitday
I have a similar problem!
What I did was comb the activities until I found one that was a similar burn to what I actually achieved -- for instance, I burn about 12-13 cals/minute on my cardio days according to my HRM. Even though I do that on the elliptical, I usually enter it as "Stationary biking, very vigorous effort (250 watts)" because that shows 12 cals/minute burned and gives me a much closer time spent on my exercising (Usually about an hour and twenty minutes, whereas my workout is an hour + ten minutes of stretching). Pretty close!
My advice is to figure out your cals burned/minute on average, and then find an activity that matches it, even if it's NOTHING like the activity you actually do. It's the number that matters, not the description
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Weight 10/22/14 = 175.0 (net: -40.2)
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