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Today I started the 8 week beginner's course in yoga.I had the very first class this morning at 11am ,it lasted until 12.40pm.It was a bit hard and I was sweating in the end but I got through it and I enjoyed it.We learnt sitting postures,the child posture,the cow and the cat.Afterwards my body felt loose and relaxed and my posture had improved.All the tension in my body melted away.I really enjoyed it and after the 8 weeks is up I hope to continue yoga and make it permanent in my life.I hope that it helps me to control my weight also.
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IME, exercising to get fit is a great plan. Exercising to lose weight is not so great. Adjusting your diet will result in weight loss. For most of us, getting fit and trim is the goal so I absolutely applaud your decision to take up yoga to help you get fit.
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About 100 over goal which is still a deficit, though I might be even more over from some estimation. I will exercise in the AM.
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11,041 steps. Exercised 4.4 miles with a few stops along the way for five to ten minutes. I have burned 493 calories. This makes for a target of 2693 calories. I have consumed 2739 calories. This is good enough for me. I will weigh myself tomorrow morning.

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I do not remember giving you a link to this calorie calcukator using MET values for both walking and running, even allowing for an upgrade of downgrade. I have been using this for my calories burned. You will get inflated amounts unless you specify that you want “net” calories instead of “gross” calories. You do not specify MET values for this calculator, for it calculates this value itself as a side effect.

ExRx.net : Walk / Run Metabolic Calculator

Also I can calculate a correction factor for your metabolic rate. However, as you have said in the past, your metabolic rate had slowed down. So this factor may not be applicable to you. This factor may for you be less than one. This means the calculated calories may be less than what is normally calulated using MET values specified for a particular activity. I think this may be true for you. This factor remains the same for you in all MET calculations. This may be worth a try.

Just take the MET value for your activity, multiply the MET value by your weight in kilograms. This represents the calories burned in one hour. Then from there calculate it for your duration of the activity. This is very simple. There is a website that gives MET values for literally over one thousand activities. I believe the values have been verified. The correction factor can make for more accurate results which is a simple as using this value to multiply with the calories obtained from the MET calculation.

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@Tucson - Thanks. I did a lot of "regular" walking over the weekend and have still been winging it to a large degree. these days I just look at total steps and if it is a high number, I figure miles, subtract one, and the use 3 mph for the amount of time it would take for the rest and log that.
I haven't been able to paddle for a few days and won't be able to for a few more at least, so my primary exercise these days is treadmill (actually switched to ARCTrainer; very similar but with better burn) and circuit training at PF. That is another can of worms; it is very difficult to determine which of some widely varying numbers to believe. The ARCTrainer says I burn about 12 calories a minute with the settings and speed I use; I log 8. I log 200 for 30 minutes of circuit training.
I have a TRX clone ($20 on eBay) at home and do a few minues here and there on it and don't log it.

This is what a TRX is (if you went to PF, you probably saw some):
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That was a really good purchase. I use it in conjunction with a pull up bar, which gives me a good place to hang it.

EDIT - I plan to start doing more of a structured routine like this on the TRX. When I start doing that, I will log it.
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Working on getting more activity in. I should be able to go to the gym Friday and Saturday
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Today I started the 8 week beginner's course in yoga.I had the very first class this morning at 11am ,it lasted until 12.40pm.It was a bit hard and I was sweating in the end but I got through it and I enjoyed it.We learnt sitting postures,the child posture,the cow and the cat.Afterwards my body felt loose and relaxed and my posture had improved.All the tension in my body melted away.I really enjoyed it and after the 8 weeks is up I hope to continue yoga and make it permanent in my life.I hope that it helps me to control my weight also.
Yoga is wonderful! I have a 20 minute stress relief yoga DVD and I love it, I'd like to learn more and take a class someday
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I was 162 at yesterday’s afternoon weigh in and at today’s afternoon weigh in I was 162.4

I had lentil soup for dinner last night. I have noticed water weight before with lentil soup. It’s really weird.

My morning weigh in is tommrow and that’s the weight I go by. So far I’ve lost 11 pounds since coming back from my vacation on Labor Day.
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159 pounds this morning - disturbingly close to the top of my range.

I was ~325 over goal on calories yesterday, a lot of it late.

I will do a bit of TRX exercise today and PF on Friday morning.

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