Weight Loss is so confusing
Friday, January 18, 2013
So every day I exercise close to an hour. Normally mixing it up with zumba, eliptical, biking. Always adding in toning videos and sometimes circuit training. My calories burned counter since Sunday is reading over 3000 calories. So I am all happy. I am think boy next weeks weigh in is really going to show a loss. So when I get on my bike the other night I pedaled for over 30 minutes around 14 mph varying my resistance. When I went to log it in Spark said I burned 2 times as many calories as my tracker on my Nordetrac. This morning I decide to wear my mio watch to see how many calories I burned working out and then for an hour after working out. Sadly it said with 40 minutes of Zumba I only burned 150 calories. When putting in zumba in sparkpeople it says I burned over 300. Again twice as much. Then I let my watch continue for the next hour. Normal stuff like getting ready for work, etc. It says I burn less than 60 calories per hour doing normal things. At that rate of 60 calories per hour I am not even meeting my BMR a day. In order to lose weight I would have to do zumba everyday for 40 minutes and reduce my calories by 200 just to break even and not gain weight. WHAT!!!!! Not sure what to believe. I know the calorie counter on spark it inflated but according to my watch which said I burned 150 calories doing zumba (40 calories of which I could burn just breathing) I only burned an extra 90 working out. No wonder my scale never moves or moves very little.
So I guess I will see on Tuesday if all of the extra hard working out paid off or not. Hopefully my watch is just inaccurate. Atleast I can dream it is because the reality if it is not is do depressing and makes me want to curl up with a bag of chips. If I am in the negative everyday whether I eat or note that is just sad.
Last night I had my cubscout meeting. we are all working on getting the athlete pin. So the boys have to log in 5 different exercises timed multiple times this month. Last night I had them do 5 minutes of warmup, a timed quarter mile run, set ups and push ups. It was so funny. The boys seemed to really enjoy it with the exception of 1. He is overweight and I felt bad that in 60 seconds he could only do 2 sit ups.
This weekend I have 6 children in addition to my 2 having a sleep over at my house for the kids birthdays. I am going shopping tonight for this weekend and I am going to try and buy some healthy options. Of course I purchased cake and they are having pizza but I wanted to buy some other things. I know I am making a fruit tray to go with the pizza. Maybe I will buy some all fruit bars for snack as well.
I have alot of cleaning to do tonight and tomorrow morning though I wonder if I should even bother. I am sure my house will look destroyed after 24 hours of 8 kids running around.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. I am hoping to get some alot of working out in while the kids play.