Devon and Donna (I think) introduced me to Fitday.com, where you can record all of your foods eaten and activities done and track your weight gain/loss. Because it’s free and I’m a bit compulsive, I immediately signed up. Unlike them (brave souls), I’m not going to make my fitness info public. I won’t be mocked for my poor dietary habits.
As I mentioned, you can record your physical activities to track calorie burnage. They’re very thorough–I was impressed that they even had Ultimate Frisbee (216 calories per hour? That’s prety chintzy.) listed. They also have three kinds (just three?) of charmingly-categorized sexual activity listed:
- Sexual activity, Active, vigorous effort (43 calories/hour)
- Sexual activity, General, moderate effort (26 calories/hour)
- Sexual activity, Passive, light effort, kissing, hugging (0 calories/hour)
What’s with that? This flies in the face of every women’s magazine I’ve ever read. 43 calories for an hour of ‘vigorous effort’? Maybe I’m in lousy shape, but my, uh, vigorous activity usually leaves me out of breath and, uh, spent. Surely that’s worth more than 43 calories per hour.
It’s amusing that they even bother to include the ‘Passive’ category, despite its lack of calories. It seems to yell: ‘Hey, you, quit laying there like a sack of potatoes and do something.’ It also seems to frown on kissing and hugging, but I digress.