Good question! I'm often surprised how little some people eat and maintain.
I'm gonna give a few more details to put this in perspective. I have not yo-yo dieted in the last couple of years. I've always done a lot (1-2 hours) of low-impact exercise almost daily to walk my dogs. I do not have a job where I sit much, I'm a homemaker, homeschooling mom and part-time dog trainer. When I sit at the computer I use an exercise ball that makes me engage some core muscles. I rarely watch TV for entertainment or pursue other sedentary activities. All of this probably makes some difference. I also garden and muck out at the barn. I would guess that just my low-impact exercise throughout the day may burn somewhere around 500 calories a day.
I know that not everyone can do this. It does help to leave the car at home whenever possible, take the stairs instead of the elevator and so on and focus on entertainment that is active. I don't have time to make it to the gym very often and I get bored there.
Maybe the most important thing for me about exercise is that you think outside the box and find things you truly enjoy. For me that is horseback riding, hiking, running, ballet, ice skating and sometimes swimming and diving. There are always enough fun things to pick from.
I am borderline hypothyroid and a little weight-loss resistant so to lose the last few vanity pounds I'd have to really kick up the strength training and build more muscle.
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