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Old 07-01-2010, 05:21 PM   #2
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Join Date: Nov 2009
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Height: 5'4.5"


I love the pool! I love to swim and I think it's a terrific calorie burn, if you're good at it. I have great endurance for swimming...I can swim two miles in under two hours...but I am slow and therefore I don't feel like I get a great calorie burn for the amount of time I put in. I feel like I burn more calories in Spin class or running, but probably not much different than walking. So for me, swimming had to take a back seat and now I do it as an "extra" activity...something to include in my active day.

But that doesn't mean it isn't a great workout for others who know what they're doing! I've just never been formally trained on proper form.

Yes, it's true swimming may increase hunger, but if you can push through that, it's obviously doing something!
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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