Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

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Old 02-14-2018, 01:46 AM   #1  
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Hi! Has anyone here tried walking two hours a day to lose weight? I have trouble motivating myself to run or jog, and thought maybe extended walks could do the trick. Thanks!
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:58 AM   #2  
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Hi Littlemom2. Welcome to 3FatChicks. Walking is a very good exercise for your health, and does help you burn calories, but you would also need to make dietary changes in order to lose weight. I don't think you can lose weight from exercise alone. Also, if you have not been walking regularly, it might be a good idea to start out slowly and work up to 2 hours a day, or maybe split it up into 2 or 3 shorter walks.

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Nothing wrong with walking two hours a day! A nutritionist once asked me "if you could just take a pill every day and maintain your ideal weight, would you do it?" Of course! I said. "What if the pill took an hour to swallow?" In combination with whatever you're doing diet-wise, walking one hour a day will make it stick. Once my weight went down, and I got going on walking one hour a day, there were many times I would continue for two hours or more and it felt great. Also, don't think you've got to get in your hour all at once. Three 20-minute walks work just the same!
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I love long walks, but I am too busy to do them. If you can, you should do it. They're so rewarding. Good for your mental and physical health. Walking alone won't be enough to lose weight, I agree, but it sure does help. Don't overeat just because you are doing 2 hour walks. I have made that mistake in the past.
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I make time to walk even though I have a full time job and do things outside of work - Fortunately I telecommute and take multiple short breaks during the day running out and doing a 1 mile loop. My target is 4 of those a day which is right now about an hour and a half. Helps a lot with stress too. I will say that I also am very careful with what I eat!

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Old 03-25-2018, 06:32 PM   #6  
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Nothing wrong with walking two hours a day! A nutritionist once asked me "if you could just take a pill every day and maintain your ideal weight, would you do it?" Of course! I said. "What if the pill took an hour to swallow?"
Ha, I like that! I never thought about physical activity like that.

I like when walking is a part of my daily routine. For me, daily walking of about an hour a day total makes a 20'ish pound difference in my weight (over time) even w/o making any effort to eat less. Walking's great bc it doesn't increase my appetite, so I don't end up eating more and canceling out the calories burned. If anything, it seems to reduce my appetite a little. I also love how it reduces stress.

My brother lost over 100 pounds about 15 years ago. He watched what he ate and for exercise walked at least an hour a day, every day.

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Old 04-04-2018, 04:15 PM   #7  
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there!

Another testimonial regarding the virtues of walking combined with a good diet. The last time I was truly successful with weight loss--around 2009--I started walking at 230 pounds. I walked either morning and evening or during my lunch hour and in the evening. I also changed my diet quite a bit. It was a very healthy and after I got used it, I was satisfied with my meals 90% of the time. The weight dropped off but I also had a lot to lose so I'm sure that was part of it. I'm not lying when I tell you sometimes it was 3-4 pounds a week for the first few months. I continued until I got to 167. At that point I started to run and lost an additional 20+ pounds.

With this stated, if you look at my ticker you'll see I've regained the majority of my weight. My regain had nothing to do with my plan. I was promoted at work where I supervise people and have a lot more responsibilities. I completely ran off the rails. I have had to learn how NOT to eat my stress.

Walking is great exercise and it does wonderful things for your body and mental health. I wish you well.

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Old 10-06-2018, 10:40 AM   #8  
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Hey Littlemom2, It depends on how much weight you have. If you are suffering from obesity then waking is not gonna work alone. You have to follow other routine and workout to lose weight. Walking help you to be fit even you are in old age.
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Hi there. I responded back in March and now my husband and I wake up early and walk 6 miles together before work and it is a bit under 2 hours! Viola!!

Due to a good diet I have also lost significant weight since then. I was 192.8 on March 2 when I replied. Now I am 147.0 this morning.

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