Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Calorie Counter

Calculate Your BMR

Your BMR is the amount of energy your body needs to function. We use about 60% of the calories we consume each day for basic bodily functions such as breathing.
Other factors that influence your BMR are height, weight, age and sex.

Step one is to calculate your BMR with the following formula:

655 + (4.3 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age in years)

66 + (6.3 x weight in pounds) + (12.9 x height in inches) - (6.8 x age in years)

Please note that this formula applies only to adults.

Calculate Activity
Step two: In order to incorporate activity into your daily caloric needs, do the following calculation:

If you are sedentary : BMR x 20 percent

If you are lightly active: BMR x 30 percent

If you are moderately active (You exercise most days a week.): BMR x 40 percent

If you are very active (You exercise intensely on a daily basis or for prolonged periods.): BMR x 50 percent

If you are extra active (You do hard labor or are in athletic training.): BMR x 60 percent

Add this number to your BMR.

The result of this formula will be the number of calories you can eat every day and maintain your current weightt. In order to lose weight, you'll need to take in fewer calories than this result.
** I got this from here

Ok, If I figured this out correctly, I need to eat 2,021 calories a day? I'm sure I must have F'd it up. That seems like an awful lot of calories? I never used to worry about what I ate or how much excersize I did. Now that i'm almost 37 I can see where it goes-the gut. I'd just like to keep the belly down so I can keep wearing my vintage jeans and not have to go home early bcuz they are too tight. I really did have to do that once. The next day I soaked them in water and then wore them around the house and that seemed to help stretch them out a bit. I can just NEVER wash them. I guess the fact that I just ate a hot dog and a bunch of cheese fries doesn't help. *oink*oink*

Thursday is my Friday at work. One of my best friends is coming to town from Moscow, ID and we are going to go on a few little adventures. I actually printed directions this time so we can actually GO to Caduceus Winery, which was started by the guy from TOOL and HOPEFULLY the Verde River Hot Springs -since I always say I am going to go and never do.

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