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KGWINDER Posts: 1,503
8/14/12 12:15 P

Because of a broken foot and humerus, much of my journey has been focused on diet. However, I know by tracking even punching with weights for ten minutes makes a difference on my tracker within the next 2-3 days. Do what you can when you can!

BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 6,714
8/14/12 11:55 A

I started calorie counting with Spark nutrition log and fitness calorie burning with fitness log. It is the Key.

RDYNOW Posts: 511
8/14/12 11:41 A


07SOJO Posts: 1,652
8/13/12 2:42 P

No, but I've heard if you do eat a good diet, you can lose without exercising. But of course you won't experience any of the benefits of exercising.

RDYNOW Posts: 511
8/13/12 2:30 P


Thank you for coming in and sharing. That is very interesting. Congratulations on your success!!!! Way to go sister.


YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,981)
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8/13/12 2:24 P

When I started my weight loss journey in January, I just stuck to calorie counting. I didn't join SP until July, so before that I was sticking to 1200ish calories a day. I lost about 25lbs that way. After joining SP in July and saw that my calories were low (and after hitting a plateau), I upped to 1500 and got down to my current weight. I do not exercise, even though I know I should. My plan is once I hit my goal weight of 150, I'm going to re-do my goals and include exercise as part of that.

RDYNOW Posts: 511
8/13/12 2:14 P


I just want to thank you for taking the time to give such wonderful information. I may have given the wrong impression. I am not looking for a way out of excersizing. You are absolutely correct in all of what you said. I was once very atheletic with cardio, moderate weight lifting and very much needed to be because of the sports that I was involved in. I actually love to move. Now thats not to say that some personal health problems has not sloooowed emoticon me down in that department.

I just love studing and learning other peoples experiences. I am a little weird that way just kind of love the science of it. Again though please still feel free to share your knowledge because it helps us all. You have a great heart that way in helping others. We all thank you for that. In fact as weird as it may seem I am kind of experimenting on myself to see what shakes up my system. Of course I am not interested in fad stuff but just some different levels of taking this journey to see how it effects me. Really I guess we are all kind of doing that. I want to document every little step.

Thanks again friend,

Edited by: RDYNOW at: 8/13/2012 (14:20)
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8/13/12 12:16 P


It's true. a person can lose weight without exercising. However, burning X calories in Y minutes to lose weight isn't the reason a person should exercise. It is a reason, but not THE reason.

A person should exercise to improve the quality of their life. Exercise really isn't just about burning calories. When a person exercises, that decreases their risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. Studies have also shown that regular exercise can increase the immune system and decrease depression.

Would you like to decrease your risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer or osteoporosis ? If so, then don't neglect physical activity. If you don't like running, you don't have to run to be fit. If you don't like being on an elliptical, you can take a Zumba class. You can do anything to be active. You could take dance lessons, martial arts. you could swim, cycle, walk, hike, ski, ice skate, roller skate, jump rope. You could even work in your garden or bowl. it's ALL GOOD.

Now, do you have a physical limitation or injury that keeps you from doing certain exercises ? If so, then you need to talk to your doctor to see what sorts of exercises would be okay to do.

Once again, yes, a person can lose weight and not exercise. However, regular exercise really does increase the quality of life.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,404
8/13/12 11:31 A

I am sure many people have.
Weight loss is 80% nutrition, with strength training being second most important.

Exercise is great to maintain a healthy body though!
But, many people think that cardio is the way to go, and that more cardio is even better.
Not true.
Especially as you cannot out-exercise a bad diet.

RDYNOW Posts: 511
8/13/12 11:22 A

the begininning and just followed the Spark calorie guideline? If so did you lose weight and for how long?

Thanks friends,

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