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Old 05-04-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Pounds of Pressure You Have Lost

Did you know that for every pound you lose, you relieve 1.5 pounds of pressure on your feet while walking?

Did you know that for every pound you lose, you relieve 4 pounds of pressure on your knees while running?

How many pounds of pressure have you relieved off your feet or knees?

I have relieved my feet of 130 pounds of pressure so far (87 pounds x 1.5), which is very helpful for my practice of standing at my computer while working. This also means I can wear 2 to 3 inch heels with little trouble while standing all day, providing the shoes are well-made for my needs.

I am looking forward to losing more weight and taking another 60 pounds or so of pressure off my feet for standing/walking.
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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Intersting!! So I have done 151.50 (101 x 1.5)

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Old 05-04-2010, 04:56 PM   #3
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Hmmm... let's see.

Walking: Relieved 75 lbs of pressure.
Running: Relieved 200 lbs of pressure. Whoa! That's a lot.
Diagnosed type 2 diabetic on 08/27/09, A1c 9.2. 09/30/09 - A1c 6.4 11/30/09 - A1c 5.9 05/12/10 - A1c 5.7
Managing blood glucose through diet and exercise (no meds) since 09/06/09. Began Omnifast diet through weight management center on 09/02/09.

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Old 05-04-2010, 05:04 PM   #4
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Wow. 69 pounds of pressure off walking, 180 off running. Well, that explains why I couldn't run at 235 lbs. It also explains why I feel so light at this weight!
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)

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Old 05-04-2010, 06:14 PM   #5
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Very interesting! Thanks for sharing
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:40 PM   #6
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excellent information. For me, it is 60 pounds walking on feet, and 160 on knees running (if I could run).
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:08 PM   #7
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This is interesting... something I did not know and thanks for sharing. For me, this means 360 lbs of pressure relieved while walking. Makes me wonder how I ever got around as much as I did before, and also makes sense that how even after about 40 lbs lost, while still weighing about 400 lbs, there was significant reduction in foot and knee pain.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:13 PM   #8
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Oooh, figures! I love stuff like this.

Let's see, I have relieved 139 lbs and running 372 lbs. Not that I could run when I was at my top weight - but I do now!
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:43 AM   #9
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Wow that is such a cool way of thinking of it. Haha I just typed weigh instead of way. Gosh weight loss is on the mind. :P

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Old 05-05-2010, 03:25 AM   #10
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Thanks for sharing this...I heard the numbers several years ago when I weighed lots more. My knees were bothering me sooo much and it gave me hope. Now I did get orthodics, but I am totally amazed that I don't have my knee problems anymore. Hmm 84x1.5=126 less pounds of pressure....reason to keep going!
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:45 AM   #11
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This is interesting!

Feet walking - 139.5
Knees running - 372

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Old 05-05-2010, 10:02 AM   #12
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12 pounds of pressure off my feet. I can't wait to wear high heels again and cute slip ons with heels instead of my Dr. Scholl's tennis shoes or plain old flat flip flops.

Current Weight: 172.8

First Mini Goal: 240 - CHECK

Second Mini Goal: 220- CHECK

Third Mini Goal: Onederland 199 - CHECK

Goal: 160

Starting Size: 20

Current Size 6/8 depending on brand

Size Goal: 8/10 - CHECK
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:27 PM   #13
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Wow...so interesting.

Feet Walking...85.5lbs pressure gone...now I know where my little wobble went!

Knees running...228lbs pressure gone

Before/After here: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/goal...-included.html

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Old 06-07-2010, 11:25 PM   #14
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Cool! I look forward to making my knees and feet happy

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