Jeez I'm surrounded by snot nosed kids ......
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On a work day I do over 20,000 steps.... I asked the Dr why I don't loose weight, the answer is... Disappointingly.... My 20,000 + steps are at a slow to normal pace, to make any difference to my weight they would have to make me sweat and puff like no one's business ie be exteremly vigourous... Just because you are active all day does not mean you are burning calories,
I know that for me, the only thing that makes me shed weight is vigerous (I mean sweat my bollocks off, hard, intense excercise) for 1 hr 3 x a week.... Sadly (not) my gym membership with gym & tonic has now expired, so I'm staying fat. I'll be harder to kidnap & I'm sticking with that.....
I'm diabetic, I'm a very good diabetic, my blood sugars are 'almost' normal, I don't eat cake, sugar, sweet things,.... but I love cheese, pate, crisps, meats etc... All not good for calorie intake & health. We have take away probably twice a month & don't eat too much processed food... Apart from ping rice, frozen chips, and the odd jar of sauce... The husband/carer loves cake, ice cream, pudding of any kind and thinks I'm odd that I think fruit or yoghurt are pudding..But the whole thing is about calorie intake and output.
So exercise is good for health, and walking is good for heart health, but it won’t make you lose weight if you don’t reduce the calories.
Each pound that you want to lose is 3500 calories.
20.000 steps is about 600 calories. (I think) So walking all day then having a pudding or a slice of cake or, buying a calorific takeaway or fish and chips or cheese and biscuits is just adding on the 600 calories, so no weight will be lost.
I try to limit my calorie intake daily to no more 1600. Obviously that’s not every day. I’m not obsessive. Weekends are treats, but we only have fish and chips about twice a year, red meat about once a month. The odd pork pie now and again.
Husband’s health scare a few years ago made us sit up straight and take our diet seriously.
I worked with a chap who appeared to eat considerably less than me and, although a bit less active, he was over twice my weight and struggled to keep it at that.Maybe, everyone's different, we all have different metabolisms, we all find different things help us, and it's great to have different suggestions from everyone with different body shapes and metabolisms... We are all indevidual, beautiful and unique.
Maybe, everyone's different, we all have different metabolisms, we all find different things help us, and it's great to have different suggestions from everyone with different body shapes and metabolisms... We are all individual, beautiful and unique.
Just been thinking a bit more about this, and your bikini comment really stuck with me Carole. I think how society thinks a body should look is a massive issue. I'm now a small size (having been much larger) and although I bought a bikini because I have a bit of a tummy (and am pretty sure I always will, whatever I weigh) I feel really self conscious in it, because all the pictures you see are of people with not an ounce of fat in a bikini. That could easily set up a unhealthy relationship with food and exercise. I actually got a couple of abs a few months back but then stopped doing the bodyweight training and they've gone.
Someone told me no one is looking at you in the bikini, but I just can't get that thought out of my head.