Good to know
As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve decided to wear my bodybugg again for a few weeks or so in order to get a better idea of my average energy expenditure these days. So what am I burning?
About 3200 calories each day. Not bad. My BMR (basal metabolic rate) is still around 1800 calories/day so that’s 1400 or so calories burned through physical activity. But you know what’s great? I haven’t been to the gym at all in the time I’ve been wearing the bugg. I’ve walked the dog (walked. not run or jogged or hiked over mountain trails) and gone to class and cleaned my house and played wii with friends, but I haven’t put on a sports bra or climbed on an elliptical or lifted a weight.
And it’s like with the discovery that I could eat total crap and still manage my intake to meet my goals. I don’t want to stop going to the gym any more than I would want to spend the rest of my life eating twizzlers and drinking diet rootbeer. Health is a lot more than losing weight, after all. But it’s good to know that I have that flexibility even while losing weight.