Today was the first day I really really used my elliptical. The kids all slept in, I'm more or less OK for sleep, and I kept setting my alarm farther and farther back until it reached the point where I HAD to get out of bed since I couldn't justify hitting Snooze 22 times. So at 6:20, I hopped out of bed, loosened up while checking my email, then hopped on the elliptical.
17.5 'average speed'
This elliptical must be calculating differently, since I would break 200 cals after 20 minutes on the ones at the college. *shrugs* Oh well! Exact calories aren't important, I'm mostly going by time, load (six) and average speed. I plan to add 2 calories every day to the burn, though. Slowly work my way up, so by the end of the summer I'm burning 200 at a stretch, and 350 by Christmas.