I never punish myself
I guess the idea behind the article points out a rough idea of calories and the average burnt for each exercise (different activities burn calories and different speeds). If you're trying hard and indulge in something that later you think actually that wasn't very satisfying it makes you wonder if it was worth it, I have certainly had those days and comfortable relaxed days too! I'd rather not be putting all my effort into healthy eating and ramming burgers down my neck for the sake of it... The idea of the article and my post was... Do you really want to regardless of figures being bang on accurate.
Of course everyone has their comfortable with their body too, not everyone wants to be size 8 but "I'll accept being a little fat, at least I'm happy" ... This is a dieting support area of the forum where people are actively avoiding such foods on a regular basis.