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Posted: 08 Jan 2016, 04:09
Hi, found this site browsing for a calorie counter. I drive for a living and need to lose 10kg to fit into my work trousers. I can't run anymore due to the impact on my right knee so do lots of long brisk walks with our two big dogs. I haven't got much of a sweet tooth my downfall is savoury pies etc. Also I like red wine and the odd medicinal single malt whiskey.
I have Saturday as a free day when I can have a few naughty things.

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Posted: 08 Jan 2016, 04:19
Good luck with your journey! I had a bum knee but found I could walk uphill, which burns more calories than on the straight and I break a sweat uphill, which I don't on a non-incline walk. Have you thought of doing some weights at a gym? That's a good way to exercise without stressing the knees ... : )

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Posted: 08 Jan 2016, 14:10
Losing weight will decrease the stress on your knees as will strength training. I was in constant pain and heading for a knee replacement 3 years ago. Lost nearly 70# have kept it off, strength train 2 or more days a week. I feel 25 years younger at least.
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Posted: 09 Jan 2016, 06:12
Have a look at this site and see what your daily intake should be....

walking is good, no need to run. Just stick to the calorie intake and remember that even if you add in your alcohol intake, the alcohol does slow down the metabolism (and the brain judgements!) and be mindful of that.
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Posted: 09 Jan 2016, 11:36
The calculator is a good one per many on this site.

I am limited to no high impact due to an old leg injury and subsequent arthritis. I walk, I do a lot of strength training, biking is also good for low impact, and at 66 have just started ice skating again after 20+ years. Exercise is fun. No knee surgery looming.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters


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Posted: 09 Jan 2016, 12:09
Did you try water aerobics? It takes the weight of your body off while moving. I love to just walk in the water.

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Posted: 11 Jan 2016, 10:33
This sounds like an odd one but if you drive a lot try lowering how warm the cabin is as you will find your body naturally burns more calories when it is trying to keep itself warm.

That and load up on water - I never drank anything but coffee for years and when I started filling up on water I had no room for sugar cravings (after a week or so.) However, this doesn't work if you drive for a living unless you have a huge bladder...

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