Miles or part of miles or Kilos or part of kilos you walk before losing weig

@suspenseful (40316)
Canada
June 11, 2007 9:19am CST
I love to walk, but I am not that interested in the health aspect except I notice that if I walk a certain amount (including that I eat the same) I lose weight. However since I do not have a good pedometer and even though I estimate, sometimes I find it impossible to gauge the time I walk before I lose weight. For example, I might say that it takes one kilometer to the Mall, but I do not just go to the Mall, I go inside it and browse, therefore my estimation is off. So could anyone tell me how many yards/bits of miles, etc. do you have to walk before you notice let's say 1 lb less in your weight?
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I think it takes me about 5 miles before I loose any weight. I found I did better at loosing weight when I would walk up and downstairs at a tall building, especially one that is on top of a hill or mountain. When I worked on the 5th floor of Clinton Community College and walked up and down, my legs became buff and my lung capacity tested out to be 110 percent for my age. The respiratory therapit asked me if I had been a downhill skiier! When I first started at CCC, one flight was a challenge and then I would rest at each landing before going to another flight. Eventually, I could take all 5 flights two stairs at a time. It's been about 5 years, but I'd like a job doing something like that again. Take care and happy walking!
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Nov 07
When we were on the cruise, the buffet was at the top and I decided well, I needed the exercise, so why not walk up five floors. I made it. Back home here, it is mainly flat so if I want to really work, I go up and down the basement stairs about five times.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 Nov 07
On the cruise, Mom and I joined the "Shipshape" exercise program. We exercised for 1/2 hour 3xs a week at any of the different exercise offerings, got a card stamped and at the end there was an award ceremony. We each got a t-shirt for the min. punches. Other people got better stuff for going every day, but we were there to do other stuff too. But my shirt says, "I'm Shipshape. . .Norwegan Cruise Line." So two free t-shirts-cool. I use the stairs going up to the second floor/our bedroom sometimes, too. Take care
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Nov 07
I always wanted to live in a large house just so I could go up and down those stairs everyday.
@williamjisir (22902)
• China
7 Nov 07
Morning, dear suspenseful friend. I used to get a pedometer while having some food at McDonald's, which is shaped like some animal and is still well kept in my drawer because I seldom use it. I was very interested in using it for the first few days, but not later. And now the battery is low showing no numbers any more. Well, right now I am still within my normal weight without having to go on a diet to lose weight, which is pleasant thing for me. I hope that you have successfully reached the aim of yours to have an ideal weight that you desire to reach after five months from the discussion. Good day and good luck with you as always, my dear friend.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Nov 07
I got a free pedometer in one of those Special K packages but it was not that good. It was not accurate. I guess I had to jump up and down to get it to work. I usually try to walk a mile a day, but right now it is Fall and it is getting too cold to walk. So I have to use the Treadmill, but it is boring just looking at the wall.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
7 Nov 07
I know walking could be helpful in so many ways.. But i suggest the taebo did a great job for me..I weighed 176 lbs after i gave birth after three months of taebo im back to 90 would yoiu believe that??? Yes it is true really true..im back to my figure now that every friends envy about.. It works for me like magic..I just concentrate very well i hope it could help you too try it.!
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• Australia
8 Nov 07
It is different for everyone. Life would be pretty boring if we were all the same. Actually, if everyone were like me I'd be in hiding!lol. Weight loss is not and exact science, but if you want a good plan, make sure you know that facts and don't fall for the 'I'm doing what they say and still putting on weight so I have to stop' trap as it means your body is converting fat into muscle and muscle is heavier than fat. The recommendation for exercise here is 30mins a day of cardiac exercise and 1 hour 3 times a week for any other forms. Swimming is great because water supports the body and provides extra resistance and it is fun! lol.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Nov 07
I do go for a walk, and I do weight training and I watch what I eat, but I wish I could see results, but I still look stocky.
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• Australia
9 Nov 07
Then my dear, you need to keep it up and don't worry about how you look. Maybe you could try pilates or something that doesn't involve weight lifting. This will help to strengthen and lengthen muscles, without adding to much bulk. If you still aren't happy, then go and see your dr about it, they can point you to those in the know. Whatever you do, don't give in!
@anniepa (27245)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I can't help you with exact miles per pound or whatever but a good rule to follow is that if you eat the same or less and walk, even a short distance, you will lose weight. Walk the equivalent of going "around the block" everyday or a few times a week and you'll see. I delivered mail for 18 years and when I first started I was amazed by the weight I lost in a short time. You don't need to walk a full postal route to get the benefits, just a short distance each day. Annie
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Nov 07
I can do that. But our city is mostly flat. When I lived in Vancouver, there were hills everywhere, but here you have to go up the artificially created slopes that lead to the garage, buy yourself a two or three story house and climb the steps, or go up and down the basement steps about five or six times a day.