I had an extra good cardio workout today and supposedly burned 750 calories. I did the elliptical machine for 62 minutes to get that number. However, the elliptical is supposed to burn more calories than anything but rowing (I think) so that is NOT a typical amount per hour. It will really vary widely based on what you're doing and how hard you are working.
I wear a heart rate monitor when I work out so I know I was in my 'zone' for most of the time.
1st goal- ONEDERLAND! Check!
2nd goal- Less than 194 (a number I've been stuck at before) CHECK!
3rd goal- Reach the 180's- haven't been there since 1999. CHECK!
4th goal- 180 which means hitting the 50 lbs. lost mark! Check!
5th goal- Switching to size goals now more than pounds goals. Goal is to make it to size 12, at whatever weight that happens. CHECK!
6th goal- Size 10! (can't even believe this is possible!)
7th goal- Size 8 and MAINTAIN!
I burn anywhere from 240 to 800 calories in a workout (800 will be from a long bike ride). The ability I have to burn a high number comes generally from how many carbs i've eaten and how tired I am from my previous workout.
the elliptical is supposed to burn more calories than anything but rowing (I think)
I don't think that's necessarily true. How many calories you burn will depend on how hard you're pushing yourself, not on the machine you're using. For example, there is no way that an elliptical will burn more calories than running on an incline at 80% + of you MHR.