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Doing Leslie Sansone Walk Away - How often should I walk?


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I have started using the leslie sansone walk away the pounds the 3 mile fat blast.. im 275lbs im trying to lose 100lbs, Im on a low carb eating plan, and i eat approx 1500-1600 cals daily.. how often should I do the 3 mile walk? so far i have been using it for 2 weeks,  3 days aweek, is this often enough? i have yet to see any results, so not sure if im working out enough...

please any advice you can give me would be great!!!
Edited Jan 31 2007 11:32 by hkellick
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i'm not positive--but you should check and see how many cals your body burns just at rest without exercise.  you may even need to increase your intake of calories.  there're some tools on this site that'll tell you what your body uses based on height, weight, sex, and age.  otherwise--maybe really try to drink a lot of water if you aren't already.  you're supposed to get about 30 min of solid activity every day to maintain weight, more if you want to lose.  so you may need to increase how much you exercise, also--not necessarily doing that workout--but just going for a casual walk, or taking some extra stairs during the day.
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this site says i need to eat 1750cals daily to loose.. I drink 103 ounces of water a day.. I excercise everyother day for 45 min.

not sure if this is not enough... thanx for your responses they are much appreciated !!
Also, in addition to what kiigan has said, think about why you are doing a low carb diet.  Carbs are our main source of energy so you might need more of them and a little more calories for your weight.  3 times a week is a good start, and when you feel comfortable with that, try either going longer each day or doing it 5 days a week.  Good luck.  It takes some time, but if you stick with it, IT WILL HAPPEN! ;)
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thank you so much.. maybe i will add pasta back into my diet.. i may start the walk away tapes 5x a week.. i just wish i had an idea of what exactly i need to do to lose these 100 lbs..
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hello? anyone else out there?
Best of luck!
bmqb (i was about to just type "bm" because that's shorter, but realized how awful that would be, lol)--here's something that worked for me when i first started to diet.  i didn't want to count calories because that's a lot of math and it's incredibly time consuming.

i found this thing on the internet somewhere (i'd look again but it'd take me awhile to find it) that said for weight loss, eat 5 servings grains - 4 veggies - 3 fruit - 2 dairy - 1 or 2 protein.  It is based on the food pyramid, which a lot ppl don't like, so if you don't like it, you don't need to listen.  But it's a good way to keep your ratios of fats-carbs-proteins at good levels.  Don't have more than 5 of grain or 3 of fruit (too much carbs and sugar) but if you're hungry--go over on the veggies (i always do).  Examples of servings: Grain--1 slice bread, 1/2 bagel, 1 oz dry cereal ie oatmeal, 1/2 cup cooked cereal - ie most breakfast cereals, 1/2 c cooked rice, 1/2 c cooked pasta. Veggies--1 C raw greens, 1/2 C other chopped veggies; Fruits--one medium fruit, 1/2 C chopped; Dairy--1 C milk, 1.5 oz natural cheese, 2 oz processed cheese; Protein--2-3 oz cooked meat, 1 egg, 2 TBSP peanut butter, nuts or seeds.  Just make sure your servings are of good, natural, healthy foods.  Before this, I had been exercising very regularly for about a month with no weight loss results--once I started being conscious of what I ate, I started to see the weight come off.
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thank you all for those wonderfull answers I really appreciate the responses!
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ok.. so is 5 days a week good? less or more..Im still kinda unsure..
I've been a big fan of WATP (Walk Away the Pounds) for years.  I do her workouts five times a week (I have a variety of them so I don't get bored doing the same one every day).  I like mixing up the mile amounts because some times I don't have 45 minutes to devote to my workout or I'm tired from a long day and just want to do 20 minutes.  If the workout you're doing uses the weighted balls or the stretchy bands, I would only use those tools every other day to give your muscles a rest in between workouts.
THANX SARA!!
If walking is your thing...

I joined CC about a week ago and have been monitoring what I ate. I also looked into getting more active, since I have a very sendentary job. I took a yoga class, which i loved and will be going at least once a week until I feel like I am ready for more, but the biggest thing for me is getting moving, so I signed up to participate in the Portland Race for the Roses half marathon as a walker for the Leukemia & Lymphoma team in training. They hooked me up with a coach, and twice a week we go walk as a team to train for the event. They also set me up with a nutritionist to help me make good choices about foods while I am walking and someone to walk FOR that has had non-hodgkins lymphoma.  Let me tell ya.. this is just the motivation I needed!! In the last week, between eating better and getting moving, Ive lost 5lbs. I have 64 more to go! Everyone is so motivating on my team. Yesterday I walked 4 miles on the track and NEVER thought I would be able to  do it but I took it at my own pace, which they highly encourage and made it all 16 laps around the track! (kept track with skittles..lol.. I kept 16 in my pocket and every time I made a lap I ate one) Im 6ft and currently weigh in at 239lbs...There are alot of people on this team who are doing this not only for the cause, but to lose weight and stay fit. No matter what your fitness goals are, they can help!

Here is the link to my site where you can find more information if you are interested in the program. There is a link to join the team at the top of the page and there are chapters all over the US! http://www.active.com/donate/tntor/Cschrick
| did the 3 miler 7 days straight, and, uh... Let's just say | got bored.. After a week.

 >.> ....

*Walks off whistling innocently*
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