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Day 1 with heart rate monitor

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Dec. 28th, 2001 | 01:43 pm
mood: curiouscurious
music: Enigma - T.N.T. For The Brain

So I tried to use the HRM's built in ability to test your fitness level and compute your max heart rate. However since you're supposed to do that while not being distracted, and having cars go by and having my cat jump on me doesn't count. So I went back to the statistical formula.

Then I carefully set my heart beat range for the "weight maintance" level of exercise, and tried walking to work. It was hard for me to keep my heart rate sufficiently low.

No wonder none of the exercise I've done has helped loose weight, almost all of it has been done off in the anerobic range. (Basically sprinting). All that does is improve your bodies ability to convert sugar to quick distance. It doesn't do much for improving your ability to breathe, your heart to beat, or converting fat to energy. (Assuming the book I was reading last night was correct.)

So lets see what happens after a few weeks of using this little widget.

And for next obsessive attempt to track my bodies health/physical status, I'd like to find some way of reasonably accurately recording what I'm eating. Since it's probably a good idea to make sure that one is eating a sufficiently well balanced diet.

Not to mention the obsessive fun of combining information about my weight, rough body fat percentage, caloric intake, and excercise level to predict body composition.

Whee! Collecting objective data is a wonderful thing (at least if you've got the scientific mindset).

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