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As of yesterday I have lost 40 pounds (209 to 169). I can hardly believe it. From size 38 jeans to size 32. Blood pressure back to normal. From a BMI of 31 (obese) to 25. I have averaged 2.5 pounds per week loss since Mid September. I am 60. I'm not even sure how it all happened. Best I can figure is that I have a client to had lost 20 pounds using weight watchers and their IPhone app and my fatherinlaw was "encouraging me to get a treadmill. I knew that just using a treadmill would not work for me. I thought, maybe I can use my computer on the treadmill and googled it and found this and other sites. I thought I could just eat like I normally do but burn some extra calories. A good friend disabused me of the notion by telling me most studies show 70% of weight loss comes from caloric reduction. Bummer I thought. So I started the evolution of my computer desk (twin Ikea Jerker desks, pictures are posted here) and downloaded the free MyfitnessPal app for the iPhone. It allowed me to set a goal and recommended calories and exercise. It taught me what 1600 calories looked like and recorded how many I burned on the treadmill. I also started weighing daily, a mixed blessing but I have an amazing graph as a
result.

I started mostly walking at 1 mph but now I prefer 1 hour blocks at 3.5 mph. I am amazed how much work I can get done at 3.5 MPH.

As I start 2012 I truly feel like I have a new life before me and the possibility of a much higher quality of life. Now I have to find a way to live at this level. That will be another story. I really appreciate those here who encouraged me and answered my fledgling questions. I am grateful to you all.

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Comment by Kelly on January 3, 2012 at 8:17pm

Congratulations Bill! 40 pounds - wow!  That is inspiring.  Keep up the great work!

Comment by shonofear on January 5, 2012 at 12:13pm

i love to hear these success stories, tops work mate, and 60, gotta get me mum onto it.

tread on :)

Comment by Kimber on January 7, 2012 at 9:57am

Well done!! That is very impressive. I too am hoping to lose weight and get healthier through using my tread desk. Keep it up!!

Comment by Bill Rush on January 7, 2012 at 2:21pm

Thanks for all the kind comments.  Just got my cholesterol checked and I have dropped total from 300 to 210.  My triglycerides dropped by 50%.  This is the first time I remember a doctor saying the lipid panel is "very good".

After the treadmill, the next most important thing you need to buy is a good wok. Stir-fry has become my friend. There is no getting around the need for dramatic changes is how most of us eat.  Blessings in all of your journeys!  Bill

Comment by bdrhoa on January 9, 2012 at 2:39pm

Way to go!

Comment by Berget on February 6, 2012 at 5:28am

Congratulations! Real results!

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