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January 29, 2007

Burning Calories

I've been using this site Calorie Counter to track my calorie intake and expenditure. It's very cool. You can either look up foods or enter nutritional information for food (such as calories, fat, fiber, cholesterol, etc). It grades the food you intake (A through F) and it grades you for the day. It also tracks your weight each time you enter it into the system. There is also a toolbar you can download that gives you quick access to their site, allows you to search for foods, and gives you a visual "eat meter" to show you how you are doing for the day.

I'm having a lot of fun with this site. The most fun is the different activities that are listed and how many calories they burn.

Such as:

Sexual Activity, Passive - Light Effort, Kissing, Hugging - 108 calories an hour

Sexual Activity, General - Moderate Effort - 140 calories an hour

Sexual Activity, Active - Vigorous Effort- 162 calories an hour

Quiet Standing Quietly (Standing in a Line) - 130 calories an hour

Quiet Sitting Quietly and Watching Television - 108 calories an hour

Cooking Indian Bread On An Outside Stove - 325 calories an hour

Playing a woodwind - 218 calories an hour

Sitting in Meetings - 162 calories an hour

Sitting on the toilet - 108 calories an hour

Driving - 216 calories an hour

Walking to and from an Outhouse - 271 calories an hour

Knitting or Wrapping Presents - 162 calories an hour

Butchering Animals - 650 calories and hour

So there you go....

Posted by Sissy at January 29, 2007 09:32 PM | TrackBack

So if you have active sex on an outside stove whilst eating indian bread after going to the outhouse you can "burn" a whopping 596 calories (minus however many you get from eating the bread. Sounds like a weekend plan.

Or having active sex while butchering animals might be fun as long as you aren't having sex WITH them. 812 calories, plus what you burn running from the law afterward.

Posted by: Richard at January 29, 2007 09:44 PM

Who goes to the bathroom for an hour? Does that upgrade it to vigorous shitting?

Posted by: Morrigan at January 29, 2007 10:55 PM

It has to be a man that came up with it. Someone with a big newspaper.

Posted by: Richard at January 30, 2007 04:39 AM

Morrigan - the men in my office. Good lord they're always in there, and for such a long time. The magazines aren't that interesting.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at January 30, 2007 10:23 AM

Rachel- are you sure they're going to the bathroom?! ;-)

Posted by: Bou at January 30, 2007 09:27 PM

BTW, who in the hell walks to and from an outhouse for an hour? "To shit or not to shit, that is the question."

Posted by: Bou at January 30, 2007 09:28 PM

Bou, well, there is a seat heater on that toilet, so maybe on the cool days they're in there warming their tooshies. But I don't think that's what you meant either!

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at January 31, 2007 10:08 AM

WTH?? Driving burns more calories than 'vigorous sex'?

So is that why it seems it's always fat, bald, divorced guys driving Corvettes? It's a daggum weight loss plan?!

Screw Jenny Craig! (Oh wait - at only 140-162 calories? Not even as an 'appetizer.' Bring on the Ford GT, baby!)

Oh, and Richard - about the sex while butchering animals? Um... no way to be 'delicate' about this: you need help! ;)

Posted by: Bitterroot at January 31, 2007 06:27 PM

I'm disappointed. I have DietPower and it just has biking, walking and the like. Yours is much better!!!

Posted by: vw bug at January 31, 2007 08:37 PM