with regards to noticing an increase in your heart rate: Your resting heart rate is when you have been sitting still doing nothing for at least 5 mins (which is what they should make you do to get your resting heart rate and blood pressure at the docs but they very rarely do). When you do something like stand up and hang the washing out, it's not a huge increase, but it does increase a little, which is why sometimes if you get up suddenly from sitting down for a long period, you feel a bit dizzy as your heart rate is low and suddenly all these muscles are active and your heart has to catch up.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!
"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"
"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"