What I did was to do a Walk Away The Pounds every day while I was trying to lose the weight. You burn on average 125 calories per mile of the WATP workouts. So a 3 mile WATP = 375 calories burned. This comes from Leslie Sansone herself, I asked.
It is sometimes easier to burn more than to eat less. It also helps control the amount of saggy skin you wind up with.
Central Time Zone page 39 in The Spark
I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople! Back to 145 with Ray's Heart Valve recovery :( My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs. (In Maintenance since 8/11/09!! - I'll be back!)
Lifetime Spirited Underdog!
I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!
Good question! I had been wondering the same thing. I would like to lose 2 pounds a week just to get the initial 20 pounds off. Then I wouldn't mind if it slowed down a little bit. I am going to have to start getting in more exercise to see a 1,000 calorie deferential a day, though. =)
We can do it!
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. ~ Helen Keller
current weight: 145.0
Fitness Minutes: (38,497) Posts: 2,697 11/8/10 11:22 A
Hello Monkeysnuffer! (Does that user name have something to do with getting troublesome monkeys "off your back"?)
Linda has given you a great calorie deficit to shoot for. As you know it takes burning off (with exercise) or consuming approx. 3500 calories less (over time) to "release" a pound of fat. If you try to drop the weight too quickly your body will most likely resist and slow your efforts. Patience and consistency will win out over time. It is important to remember that and the fact that to sustain any weight change we have to make a lifestyle change.
It took me over 9 months to "release" nearly 40 pounds but I have reached a weight I never would have dreamed possible when I began and I have kept it off for a year and 3 months so far!!! Enjoy your journey!!! And ask all the questions you want. :)
Those monkeys will be flying away soon!
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." ~ St. Francis of Assisi
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.