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smooshmcsmeesh 08-09-2010 05:38 PM

Do you log all of your Activities?
 
I have perused some of the other threads in this section, and I've read that you can include activities such as housework and sleeping on your Activity log.

I just wondered how many of you input every detail of your activities or do you just put in specific workouts?

My 'lifestyle' is in there daily by default, but thus far I've only focused on entering deliberate exercise time.

mtlgirl 08-09-2010 06:46 PM

Hi Smoosh! I'm with you. I only input my actual workouts in addition to my default lifestyle. I am assuming that my lifestyle includes activities such as sleep. Also when I do housework, I don't really feel the need to log that as an activity. I'm using the activity log strictly to keep track of my workouts so that when I look at my calender I know when I've actually worked out.

Have a great day! :)

sw07 08-09-2010 07:24 PM

I input every worthy detail in my activities page.

almeeker 08-10-2010 11:04 AM

Anything I'm at for longer than 15 minutes or so usually goes into the log. I started off just doing the exercise part, but my lifestyle isn't always "seated with some movement", it's "stay-at-home-mom with 5 kids", which isn't a "lifestyle" option. Some days I sit a lot, like if we are on the road going somewhere far away. Other days I'm on my feet doing 62 loads of laundry, or taking the kids to the zoo. Other days I spend in the garden bent over pulling weeds or picking something.

me2forever 08-10-2010 04:59 PM

I just use the Lifestyle. Tried the other way but found I was having to log on all day long.........since this is all new to me I may try it later on.

Love the food log, custom foods, journal and mood part tho. Food log has been a real help and eye opener. Since I am Gluten Free too reading and learning everyday.

snafuken 08-11-2010 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by sw07 (Post 18154)
I input every worthy detail in my activities page.

Ditto for me.(albeit I'm a green Newbie !)
I figure seeing daily activities posted will keep me motivated to continue to be active.

Wylie7 08-11-2010 06:50 PM

When I started I logged everything from sleeping to child care to meal prep to weights and cardio. I found that I was only 50 to 100 calories over my lifestyle estimate on my exercise days, so I stopped logging activity.

I found it really helped me understand what impact my activities had on my calories burned in a day, just like the food log helped me understand what different foods did to my daily calorie intake.

keycollect 01-09-2011 06:32 PM

i only log workouts.
 
It just felt a little silly to log the time I spent in a chair reading - though there is a catagory for that. My lifestyle, at least my workdays, pretty much match the lifestyle entry of sedentary with some movement. I do think that the suggestion that if you are at something consistently for 15 min (such as laundry or gardening,etc) i might tend to log that. We will see since i just started 01012011

01gt4.6 01-10-2011 04:44 PM

I log the important stuff... sleep, a work out, walking, cutting the grass, etc. I don't log things like taking out the trash, playing cards, etc.

mecompco 01-11-2011 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by 01gt4.6 (Post 31400)
I log the important stuff... sleep, a work out, walking, cutting the grass, etc. I don't log things like taking out the trash, playing cards, etc.

This is what I do as well--I have my half a dozen daily activities to which I add anything out of the ordinary. If it doesn't impact my calorie burn (plus or minus), I really don't care about it.

Regards,
Michael


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