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Old 03-23-2012, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How should I classify my "Lifestyle" level?

Just created an account on FitDay this past Monday, and I'm down 5 lbs already. This site is great. My question is, how should I classify my "Lifestyle" level on FD? I have a desk job, primarily, but I don't stay seated all day. My son keeps me on my heels when I'm home too, plus I do either HIIT or an "intense" Men's Health full body workout for 20-25 minutes, 4-5 days a week.

I chose "Seated with some movement", and my goal is to get down to 220 lbs by May 1st. After that 210, 200, etc., etc. Should I choose a different classification? In order to meet my goal, the FD calc says there should be a 895 calorie difference between my meals and the cals that I burn daily. I don't want to jeopardize my goal just by getting too many calories (or not enough)!

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 03-24-2012, 02:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That is something I wondered too. It goes from mostly sitting to strenous. I work in a hopsital as a Nurse Aide and I am on my feet all shift and am always moving but not sure I would say strenous like a construction worker or something like that.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Each activity needs to be logged. The seated all day in almost like the default activity level. Add activities and it will reduce your seated level calorie burn. . Don't forget to add sleeping as that is less calorie burn than seated all day. Watching TV etc is all listed under inactivity.
You can add yout HIT, it's not specifically listed but I use running as an equivalent.
Or you can up your default activity and not worry aboutt it.
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Highest weight October 1st, 2011 247.6
Starting weight January 3rd, 2012 227.8
January pounds lost 7.8 = 220
February pounds lost 4.4 = 215.6
March pounds lost 2.6 = 213 (do better in April)
Total 14.8
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