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Postby Fireball » Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:52 pm

Might sound crazy but I'm always short on time so I am trying to kill 2 birds with one stone. I am identifying jobs to do around our place to get fit & improve my place. Spent a lot of the weekend in the garden. Inside the house is neater too. It seems to be working I have lost weight for the last 3 weeks in a row even though I have been less than perfect on my eating side.

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Postby oostevens » Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:07 pm

hmm i got lots to do! dishes in the kitchen, sweep and mop and vaccuum and clean bathrooms and fold about a million clothes and wash more clothes and weeding and the garage :s i hate cleaning :p sometimes, but then other times, i go mental and clean it all ha ha


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Postby chubba momma » Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:10 pm

i always find cleaning the house to be a good work out! Last weeekdn i even made it to teh garden and boy did i feel it afterwards but felt great from it too!
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Postby shelbel » Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:06 am

Oh yeah its a good work out! Spare a thought for me because at work i spend over an vaccuming and about 30 mins cleaning windows EVERYDAY!!!! Then i get to come home and do it too!! :?

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:35 am

im a clean freak! no wonder im super slim and have a body to die for! ;) :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby RayK » Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:47 am

Here's a great list of activities with their MET Values. It's agreat way of comparing different activities against each other, and also includes housework: ... endium.pdf
A MET (short for Metabolic Equivalent) is a measure of work, or energy used. You can use it to calculate how many calories you burn.
I don't have the formula handy at the moment but I do have a calculator on my website (which is in my profile)

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