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October 8, 2012 6:55 PM
Haha. I put it down under "that thing you do."
October 8, 2012 6:58 PM
On a serious note (yawn...): On the weekend just been I made and decorated a two tier 21st birthday cake and prepared a third. I spent close to six hours in the kitchen. I logged this because my activity level is set as the "sit on your butt all day" setting. So six hours standing in the kitchen is definately in my usual day to day activity!
October 8, 2012 7:00 PM
yeah, so is housekeeping huh
I'm thinking if a person has to put that much effort into housekeeping that it is logged as an attainable goal in exercise, they might need more help than weight and fitness.
October 8, 2012 7:01 PM
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On a serious note (yawn...): On the weekend just been I made and decorated a two tier 21st birthday cake and prepared a third. I spent close to six hours in the kitchen. I logged this because my activity level is set as the "sit on your butt all day" setting. So six hours standing in the kitchen is definately in my usual day to day activity!


THIS! I'm a student but I work in a kitchen part time so I'm chopping and running around and making different things...so I log that because I'm on my feet for 6-8 + hours on those days. I don't log the whole day but I log a couple hours of it becasue honestly I'm doing so much of it and I wouldn't be normally doing anything if I was not at work, I'd be sitting doing homework etc.
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October 8, 2012 7:02 PM
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I log the cooking marathons I do during the winter. 4 pots of soup, a roast and a batch of cookies and I'm WIPED. I do not log the 20 minutes or so I do every evening when I'm helping my husband put dinner together.


I'm with you on this, since I own a really small cooking business and do basically all the cooking myself (that's the "small" part of it). Usually is just about 20 or 30 minutes on slow days but sometimes can go up to 3 or 4 hours, and since I run from here to there the whole time I count it as an exercise. I don't deny sometimes it makes me feel a little guilty, cause I know is not proper exercise, but if it makes my heart race and end up tired I gotta log it.

As for the sex part.. Yeah, I tried a custom exercise but it raised too many questions. happy I calculate about 150 cals for half an hour, so I log it now as Walking at 2.8 mph..
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October 8, 2012 7:04 PM
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On a serious note (yawn...): On the weekend just been I made and decorated a two tier 21st birthday cake and prepared a third. I spent close to six hours in the kitchen. I logged this because my activity level is set as the "sit on your butt all day" setting. So six hours standing in the kitchen is definately in my usual day to day activity!


THIS! I'm a student but I work in a kitchen part time so I'm chopping and running around and making different things...so I log that because I'm on my feet for 6-8 + hours on those days. I don't log the whole day but I log a couple hours of it becasue honestly I'm doing so much of it and I wouldn't be normally doing anything if I was not at work, I'd be sitting doing homework etc.


My job keeps me walking, cleaning and lifting things for hours at a time, too. I will log about half the time I am at work as exercise. I also log laundry and heavier cleaning that takes a lot of time. It does cause a rise in heart rate a lot. I have my activity level as light, so I feel this is accurate. I am not really sure how it would be anyone elses business anyway, though.

Also I log sex, if I ever have any, as calisthenics, because it is generally similar for me, ;)
Edited by Shelgirl001 On October 8, 2012 7:06 PM
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October 8, 2012 7:05 PM
All of these comments made my whole night!!!laugh
I have always wondered why sex was never in the database lol....I never knew it was a secert was "walk the dog"
Good to knowhappy
I will never look at others who post this the same way now!!

But now I'm interested to know just how many calories are burned when I "walk the dog" ...
I am so wearing a heart monitor the night my hubby gets homeblushing lol

Thanks for the giggles everyone!
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October 8, 2012 7:08 PM
I'm gonna start logging it as "uni cycling". I don't think that will raise any eyebrows. It seems legit.
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October 8, 2012 7:12 PM
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Pshsh. I think I once even came across some logging 'Driving' as an exercise. -_-


If you're gonna call me out, at least do it to my face! Driving is hard, especially when you have DOMS and trying to turn the wheel is torture. Shifting is evil and trying to push the clutch in...forget about it! I just drive around in 1st gear everywhere.
October 8, 2012 7:20 PM
In another thread it was mentioned someone logging mowing lawn as exercise, even though it'd been done on a ride-on. HMMM...
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October 8, 2012 7:22 PM
Gosh. All your "alternative" suggestions:

walking the dog
calisthenics
dancing
food preparation

Has someone been peeking at my exercise chart?!
October 8, 2012 7:23 PM
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But sex isn't! How come?

Sometimes i spend just as much time upstairs as i do in the kitchen and certainly break more of a sweat!

Perhaps i should log it as more belly-dancing!


http://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc
you can find foreplay and sexual intercourse. then come back onto mfp and add it to the database! I added it but changed the name of it because i dont feel everyone should know when my husband and i make love haha. for 165 lbs, i burn 154 calories every 30 minutes! that is doing s.i.
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October 8, 2012 8:05 PM


Come on Ruby, we know you don't really have a horse.

plus, who would go all the way to the stables just to ride a horse for 2 minutes? happy


Lmao 2 minutes!? ha that'd be nice :P

Sometimes I do feel the need to log driving as excersize. Car cruises I usually go on last about 8 hours... and we often call into private property for hooning activities which is actually quite aggrresive driving when your in a AWD Manual.
Its not a daily activity for me, nor weekly or I wouldn't think about it... but if I go on a cruise every 1 or 2 months I think its kinda reasonable
October 9, 2012 3:32 AM
Should Unicycling be when you're doing it on your own?? ;^)
October 9, 2012 5:26 AM
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log sex as "walking the dog, 2.5 mph" like the rest of us do


Hahaha!
October 9, 2012 7:14 AM
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But sex isn't! How come?

Sometimes i spend just as much time upstairs as i do in the kitchen and certainly break more of a sweat!

Perhaps i should log it as more belly-dancing!


Cooking's most likely been stuck in the database by members.

Personally, I do not class it as exercise.
October 9, 2012 7:16 AM
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In another thread it was mentioned someone logging mowing lawn as exercise, even though it'd been done on a ride-on. HMMM...


and riding a motorcycle apparently. The argument was that keeping on the machine through the wind required effort.

Having a crap can require effort, but I wouldn't log that in my burning calories tab.
October 9, 2012 7:21 AM
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I thought I was meant to log it as dancing. Wrong again!


^^^ blushing
October 9, 2012 7:24 AM
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But sex isn't! How come?

Sometimes i spend just as much time upstairs as i do in the kitchen and certainly break more of a sweat!

Perhaps i should log it as more belly-dancing!


Cooking's most likely been stuck in the database by members.

Personally, I do not class it as exercise.


I only log cooking if I'm making something that's much more time consuming than usual.... same with cleaning, I log when I run around the house sucking up all of the cobwebs in unusual corners and moving furniture around to do it but not when I take 3 minutes to clean the toilet bowl.

I really think that sex should be in the database... it's the same as cooking or cleaning, sometimes you put in some extra effort and really break a sweat! laugh
October 9, 2012 7:27 AM
I actually googled the amount of calories burned during sex and added it in my MFP exercise list as "the nasty" so it read "Melissa burned x amount of calories doing the nasty". It was disappointing in how little it burned...though...perhaps it was just with that person drinker
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October 9, 2012 7:28 AM
When I log riding my horse every day for 30 minutes that really IS what I'm doing. Honestly. blushing
October 9, 2012 7:29 AM
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log sex as "walking the dog, 2.5 mph" like the rest of us do


Okay THAT was funny!!! :-D
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October 9, 2012 7:29 AM
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I actually googled the amount of calories burned during sex and added it in my MFP exercise list as "the nasty" so it read "Melissa burned x amount of calories doing the nasty". It was disappointing in how little it burned...though...perhaps it was just with that person drinker


If it didn't seem like enough calories then you picked the wrong link from Google, try another with a higher count next time. laugh
October 9, 2012 7:29 AM
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wait... thats the code? haha I put it down as horse back riding... although I dont generally log it, I feel its part of day to day life.. which is why I dont log walking while I'm doing my food shopping, or cleaning (unless its that once in a while sort of clean like the garage) or doing the grout clean or something


"Tips hat" Howdy Cowgirl lol
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October 9, 2012 7:32 AM
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But sex isn't! How come?

Sometimes i spend just as much time upstairs as i do in the kitchen and certainly break more of a sweat!

Perhaps i should log it as more belly-dancing!


Yeah...but, how many calories are you actually burning in two to three minutes? bigsmile
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