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TOPIC: How many calories did I burn????

 
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February 2, 2011 9:20 AM
I spent a half hour scraping off 1/2 inch thick ice from my car this morning in the freezing rain. I went to go add this in as exercise and realized I have no idea how to search for something like that. Does anyone have any clue how many calories I might have burned scraping ice off my car for a half hour?
February 2, 2011 9:25 AM
you won't know unless you have a heart rate monitor. It's impossible to tell otherwise.
February 2, 2011 9:27 AM
and even then HRM are notoriously unreliable for calorie counting apparently. I had to learn that the hard way
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February 2, 2011 9:27 AM
just log it under "Shovelling snow"
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February 2, 2011 9:29 AM
You can maybe log it in as shoveling snow- burns 200 calories for an hour.
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February 2, 2011 9:29 AM
Since it'll be impossible to know how many, just know that you probably burned a little extra today and consider that a good thing! :)
(And ugh, that sounds awful!)
February 2, 2011 9:31 AM
what kind of heart monter is good one ? i dont know what one to get ?
February 2, 2011 9:32 AM
I figured it would be impossible to tell haha I think I might just consider it a little extra work done and instead of logging it, just give myself an extra 100 calories to eat today. I will definitely do some research on heart rate monitors to see what the deal is. Thank you all so much!
February 2, 2011 9:32 AM
I wouldn't count anything like that...especially if you are wanting to 'eat back' exercise calories.
February 2, 2011 9:33 AM
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just log it under "Shovelling snow"


shoveling snow involve more work of your back so marking it as that does you a disservice. i wouldnt recommend tracking that and just know you got a little extra work in today so you still get your workout in.
February 2, 2011 9:36 AM
http://www.healthdiscovery.net/links/calculators/calorie_calculator.htm.

Is the website I use to figure out anything that is not on MFP
February 2, 2011 9:46 AM
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http://www.healthdiscovery.net/links/calculators/calorie_calculator.htm.

Is the website I use to figure out anything that is not on MFP


why isn't dancing ever in those charts?
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February 2, 2011 9:47 AM
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I wouldn't count anything like that...especially if you are wanting to 'eat back' exercise calories.


Why? I log cleaning my house sometimes lol
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