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Old 07-21-2010, 06:12 PM   #10
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 31

S/C/G: 273/see ticker/200

Height: 5'4


To the OP, I feel like I could have written your post! I began the South Beach diet (to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle) back in early June and right away combined it with exercise. I used to lap swim as a lifeguard and swim instructor back 10 years ago or so, but haven't done it since. One day I got in the pool and started, could barely swim a lap or two without stopping, and now I can swim 30-40 mins without stopping at all! I have been paying close attention to the weight loss, because I am only a month and a half in and wanting to lose 80+ pounds to reach my first goal. I've lost around 17 so far, so I have been really watching how many calories I'm burning. I love swimming so much, but I don't know exactly how much I am burning so my DH bought me a swim watch that counts calories for my birthday and I am waiting for that to come in. I am really interested in seeing how it compares to doing other forms of cardio.

I don't find that I eat more afterwards... no different than an hour on the elliptical. And I enjoy swimming so much more.

281 at my highest when starting SB June 2010. Restarted March 2011.
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