Tuesday Tip – Calculating Calories and another winner!

Courtesy Microsoft Word Clip artHave you seen that new Propel commercial telling you how many sit-ups/walking/jump roping you have to do to make up for drinking that other exercise water?

It says something like “492 situps to burn off this water”? I thought 492 situps to burn off 100-something calories? Wow, like can that be right? Do you wonder sometimes how many calories something is or how long it takes to burn it off?

Well, here’s some good tools for you from Kraft Foods (yes, I do love that site. Lots of great stuff!)

You can click here for all their calculators! Some of the ones you might want to use:

Calorie Burn: Find out how long you need to exercise to burn off that donut.

Food analyzer: Not sure how many calories in something? Check it out here.

So — how long would it take to burn off those 100 calorie packs? Here goes:

    30 minutes of slow walking
    20 minutes of fast walking
    10 minutes on an elliptical trainer

Hope these calculators help you when you’re stumped!

But now for the fun part!

WOW — what a lot of March b’days in all the comments yesterday! Hubby and I had a great time down the shore. Although it was wet and windy, it was lots of fun.

I’ll be writing to each and every one of you who left a comment, it just may take a few days since I’m also trying to put the finishing touches on my next romantic suspense book — A SOLDIER’S SECRET CHILD — which will be out this August!
And now . . . drum roll please . . .

The winner of Monday’s B’day Blog Contest is Stacia H. Wow — a real person named Stacia like from DESIRE CALLS and the upcoming ARDOR CALLS. Too cool.

FYI — word is that the next 3 in THE CALLING will probably hit the shelves in late Spring 2009. Sorry for the wait, but I’ll try to offer you some free reads in the meantime!

20 thoughts on “Tuesday Tip – Calculating Calories and another winner!”

  1. Congrats Stacia!

    Thanks Caridad for the calorie info, I do the eliptical at lest 10 minutes and somehow I miss the calorie reading. lol.

    Happy to hear that you and huby had a great time.

    Hugs, Danette

  2. Congrats Stacia!

    Actually I’m a very lazy athletic person… That’s someone who does judo once a week (and eats very lightly that day as I get headaches afterward) and walks all the time, but who doesn’t care what she eats. Really. I mean, I don’t eat anything like junk food or fatty stuff, but I’m not overly worried about my weight anymore. For the longest time I kept worrying that people would think I was fat, then I realised it really didn’t matter as long as I was comfortable in my skin. I’ve been around 150lbs for going on six years now.

  3. Congrats Stacia! I’m too lazy so I’m better off not eating certain things lol. One of my cats has a March B-day roflmao.

  4. Interesting about the calories. No matter how much I work out it is always about the calories, isn’t it. How much we take in and then our output. Rather fun and sometimes upsetting too.

  5. Thanks, Caridad, for the information from
    Kraft Foods. The site is one of my extra
    special places to visit. I always find out
    something new on each visit!

    Congratulations to Stacia on her win!!

    Pat Cochran

  6. Hey that commercial is a bit scary… I guess we need to think about what we put in our bodies! Everyone have a great Day! 🙂

  7. Big congrats Stacia.

    Interesting information about the calories. I currently to loose some pounds, so this will be helpful.

  8. Congrats Stacia! Thanks for sharing the link information on calories. I workout on the elliptical and it takes my about 8 minutes avg to burn off 100 calories. 🙂

  9. Congratulations Stacia.
    Great information about how much exercise it takes to burn 100 calories. Makes you stop and think about what you eat.

  10. Congrats, Stacia! I didn’t realize until yesterday just how many of us are March babies! Happy Bday and happy spring to all!

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