Court Reporter`s Calorie Calculator - How Many Will You Burn?

There are some amazing things going on right now. The Olympics! The gold medals! The 12,000 calories per day consumed by Michael Phelps!
Twelve thousand calories, that's what.  Come to think of it, Michael Phelps and I have a lot in common.  I eat 12,000 calories all the time.  Only I spread it out Monday through Saturday.
Here Is A Typical Day's Food For Swimming Sensation Michael Phelps
  • 3 fried-egg sandwiches with tons of fried onions, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise
  • 2 cups of coffee
  • 1 five-egg omelets
  • 1 bowl of grits
  • 3 slices of French toast coated with powdered sugar
  • 3 chocolate-chip pancakes
  • 1 pound of pasta
  • 2 large ham & cheese sandwiches with mayo
  • 1000 calories worth of energy drinks
  • Another pound of pasta
  • 1 large pizza
  • Another 1000 calories of energy drinks
There is only one reason Phelps is able to consume so much food and not explode.  He swims for about five hours.
Court Reporters Deserve Gold Medals
I've often likened the skill of the court reporter to an Olympic athlete.  Surely anyone having completed court reporting school and successfully completing theory and the rigors of state examinations would agree that becoming a CSR is an Olympian-type challenge.  Still, have you ever wondered how many calories the typical court or deposition reporter burns in a day?  So have I!  We've created The Court Reporter's Calorie Calculator below.  How many calories will you burn at your deposition today?  All of the stats are assuming a 150 pound person.  No offense to anyone above or below that arbitrary number.  Enjoy the calculator.  I'm off to try burn off some of my own calories!
About The Court Reporter's Calorie Calculator
  • Assumes 150 pound person
  • Driving to your deposition venue consumes 136 calories per hour
  • Writing on your steno machine consumes 102 calories per hour
  • Walking briskly to and from the deposition, carrying objects less than 25 pounds consumes 306 calories per hour
  • Having a conversation (not yelling!) consumes 68 calories per hour
 Court Reporter's Calorie Calculator
How long will it take to drive to and from the deposition venue?
How long will the deposition last?
How much walking are you going to do (to and from your car, walking to lunch, et cetera)?
How much talking are you going to do (casual conversations in person or on the phone)?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Todd Olivas

Todd Olivas is a court reporter and entrepreneur.
He founded TO&A in 2003.

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