How Can I Increse My Physical Activity?
So i am on a diet, and i pretty much am set on the whole diet thing. I changed my lifestyle from just going crazy to only now having 1800 calories. I am 17 by the way. I live in the south and it is VERY rural. We have 6 acres and the good thing is that it is all UP HILL! so it gives a great work out! My first 4 months of dieting i walked it up every day and lost 25 lbs. I know the deal that eventually you need to "step it up" to lose more, but I really dont have the supplies or the money to do it. All i have is the hill, my exercise bike, and a pool (only in summer obviously), Gyms are way too far and I dont have the money to buy expensive exercise equipment. I want to stick with this and lose weight so please help =]
Question answered by gmd
You don't need any equipment at all to get a good workout. Don't you watch the Biggest Loser? They do lots of workouts without equipment. The best thing you have is the hill. So, if you used to walk it, now you need to walk/run it. Or run up and walk down. Swimming laps is one of the greatest cardio workouts there is. If you swim laps continuously for an hour, you can burn 500-700 calories! The exercise bike would be great too. Can you adjust the tension on it? Why don't you amp up your workout by doing 20 minutes on the hill, 20 minutes on the bike, and 20 minutes, swimming laps? Do all of this at an intensity that will have you sweating and huffing and puffing.
Congrats on the first 25 pounds! Here's to the second act!
You'll find lots of helpful info. on this site in addition to printable exercise and food logs. Good luck!
Does piggy backing your main breaker cause your meter to spin faster than normal thus raisng your bill?
I am trying to run power out to my workshop. I was planning to tap into the 200 amp main breaker of the house and run a 125 amp supply 50 feet underground to another 125 amp panel in my workshop. However, I was talking to someone who said I should get with my electric company and have a separate line run to a separate meter. He said I should set it up so I will get a separate bill for my shop. The shop will not have any heavy duty equipment in it and all single phase and only one welder will run on 220v. Any thoughts or suggestions?? Thanks!!
THe house drop is 200amps the shop will have a 125 amp panel. I am only running things like saws, lights,110 bench grinder, wood lathe, etc nothing huge and not much running all at once.
Question answered by NotOz
Running equipment in your shop will raise your bill according to how much power it requires and how many hours per month you use it. It makes no difference whether you have one meter or two unless the electric company gives you a discount on the second meter for allowing them to install a timer switch that allows power use only at night and on weekends. In addition to the usage charge, there may be a fixed monthly charge for the second meter (as there probably is for the first meter).
If you tap off the main breaker, the electrical code probably requires a circuit breaker for the feeder tap within 10 feet of the main breaker. You will need to make sure that the sum of the current used in the house and the shop will not exceed 200 amps at any one time. Electrical code may require a load calculation for that. Local code may require a qualified electrician to make the calculations and/or do the work. A building permit and inspection may be required.
The 125 amp panel is probably quite a bit more than you need for the shop. Remember a 125 amp 220 volt panel can supply 125 amps at 240 volts. That means that it can supply 125 amp on each of the two 120 volt hot wires or a total of 250 amps at 120 volts.
If you tap off the 200 amp main breaker, 200 amps at 240 volts is the maximum you can draw for the house and shop combined. That is a lot of current and may be plenty for both house and shop, but it may not be enough if you use electricity for a lot of heavy loads like water heater, clothes dryer, kitchen cooktop & oven (perhaps even more than one of each), swimming pool filter and heater, chest freezer, air conditioner, etc. If the house is wired for a lot of loads that you don't have or use gas for, you should have plenty of capacity, but someone needs to carefully check the code requirements if there are building inspectors that could cause problems. Even if you are not worried about building inspectors, there could be a problem if there is a code violation when the house is sold.