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Calories burned cashiering?


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I know it's been asked before but.. I'm a head cashier at a home improvement store. I mostly just stand. Not a lot of walking, just standing and ringing people's stuff. Should I log this as "standing-light" which burns 140 calories an hour or under "standing quietly" which burns 79 calories per hour.... Just wondering.

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No.

Standing Light, I would guess. :) That's what I log for bartending. 

Not that I actually get to STAND a lot, but you know. 

Try implied standing.

Some of you guys log the weirdest things. I'm gonna log calories burned while drinking my wine

Original Post by spirochete:

Some of you guys log the weirdest things. I'm gonna log calories burned while drinking my wine

Does this mean I can log the calories that my body burns digesting celery?! Great!!! Wink

Be nice: if the OP is doing this several hours a day it may add up to a decent amount of calories burned.

I tend to estimate on the lower side of logging calories, but you could make up your own exercise that's an average of the two: approx 110 calories per hour. Remember this is not alot if you would normally burn 100 calories an hour in a coma, but since I don't know your stats it may be worth logging.

Maybe you can do some jumping jacks in between customers to bring up that calorie level ;)

wouldn't this just count as towards your daily total of being a living being? I sit at a desk for 8.5 hours/day but I don't log that... I just assume it goes along with my BMR!

my bmr is about 55 calories an hour though. If i'm at work for 9 hours, i'm shorting myself nearly 800 calories a day by not counting that.

If you have to deal with really annoying customers all day, it might be higher (elevated heart rate, swearing under your breath, eye rolling, fist clenching) Tongue out

I should log "explaining to students the rules over and over again" = 250cal/hr.

Original Post by mariahclements:

my bmr is about 55 calories an hour though. If i'm at work for 9 hours, i'm shorting myself nearly 800 calories a day by not counting that.

What have you chosen for your BMR? Since I work at a desk all day, I have chosen sedentary. So I only log activity above what would be sedentary. If you've chosen something like light activity and then you add calories for cashiering, then you're overestimating what you burn as a regular part of your lifestyle.

You could always choose sedentary and then log every single activity, but that would be way too much work.

Original Post by moonikins:

Original Post by mariahclements:

my bmr is about 55 calories an hour though. If i'm at work for 9 hours, i'm shorting myself nearly 800 calories a day by not counting that.

What have you chosen for your BMR? Since I work at a desk all day, I have chosen sedentary. So I only log activity above what would be sedentary. If you've chosen something like light activity and then you add calories for cashiering, then you're overestimating what you burn as a regular part of your lifestyle.

But why would she log her job? I mean... I was a cashier at a grocery store years ago, but that's just part of daily activity, no? Unless I was a construction worker or some other labor-intensive job, I'd log myself as sedentary, then add the cals I burn at the gym. That why, I don't feel like I'm overestimating my burn meter.

And why not just get your BMR for the whole day, mariahclements? Why break it down by hour? If it's 55 cals/hour, then you burn roughly 1320/day just by living. I personally don't add my job, but that's because it isn't labor intensive....

I mean, sometimes I do other activities that I don't log that get my heart rate pumpin' ;)

Original Post by fatanr11:

Original Post by moonikins:

Original Post by mariahclements:

my bmr is about 55 calories an hour though. If i'm at work for 9 hours, i'm shorting myself nearly 800 calories a day by not counting that.

What have you chosen for your BMR? Since I work at a desk all day, I have chosen sedentary. So I only log activity above what would be sedentary. If you've chosen something like light activity and then you add calories for cashiering, then you're overestimating what you burn as a regular part of your lifestyle.

But why would she log her job? I mean... I was a cashier at a grocery store years ago, but that's just part of daily activity, no? Unless I was a construction worker or some other labor-intensive job, I'd log myself as sedentary, then add the cals I burn at the gym. That why, I don't feel like I'm overestimating my burn meter.

And why not just get your BMR for the whole day, mariahclements? Why break it down by hour? If it's 55 cals/hour, then you burn roughly 1320/day just by living. I personally don't add my job, but that's because it isn't labor intensive....

I mean, sometimes I do other activities that I don't log that get my heart rate pumpin' ;)

 That was my point. If she's chosen sedentary, then she needs to log it. If she's chosen light activity, she shouldn't.

Original Post by moonikins:

But why would she log her job? I mean... I was a cashier at a grocery store years ago, but that's just part of daily activity, no? Unless I was a construction worker or some other labor-intensive job, I'd log myself as sedentary, then add the cals I burn at the gym. That why, I don't feel like I'm overestimating my burn meter.

And why not just get your BMR for the whole day, mariahclements? Why break it down by hour? If it's 55 cals/hour, then you burn roughly 1320/day just by living. I personally don't add my job, but that's because it isn't labor intensive....

I mean, sometimes I do other activities that I don't log that get my heart rate pumpin' ;)

 That was my point. If she's chosen sedentary, then she needs to log it. If she's chosen light activity, she shouldn't.

So you do think she needs to log cashiering? I would think that's just part of daily activity... cashiering doesn't seem to be THAT labor intensive to log it on it's own... but I guess I am wrong!

She should only log it if she's chosen sedentary and anal about every little thing. If she's standing 9 hours a day and ringing up sales she should choose light activity and not log it.

I agree with you Mooni.

By the way, how should I log "taking a sh't?"

As, "slowly", "moderately", or "heavy"? Sealed

Original Post by fatanr11:

I agree with you Mooni.

By the way, how should I log "taking a sh't?"

As, "slowly", "moderately", or "heavy"?

 It depends on how big a sh't you're taking and how hard you work at pushing it out. ;)

does lifting my coffee mug count as light weight lifting?

edit: if it does, i'd better start lifting with my left hand too...alternate...wouldn't want to bulk up one arm only!

Original Post by starlitocean:

does lifting my coffee mug count as light weight lifting?

edit: if it does, i'd better start lifting with my left hand too...alternate...wouldn't want to bulk up one arm only!

Like O M G SLO. I lift my mug of coffee like, 25 times a day. It's low weight, high reps, but I think my arms are bulking up! Even my left arm which I don't use to lift my mug. Can you tell me what exercise I can do to get long, lean, and toned muscles?!?!

/end

Okay, I think I utilize this site differently than everyone else seems to. There's really no need to be so sarcastic and nasty. But no worries, I won't make the mistake of asking any more questions.

They are just messing around. People here are quite silly most of the time. Tongue out

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