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Running for weight loss ??

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bigtastyplease Tue 04-Jul-17 23:45:15

Recently started using the running for weight loss app 😀love it !! On my 4th run tomorrow , Any one else use it ? Does it help to loose weight ?

revolution909 Wed 05-Jul-17 20:38:22

I haven't used the app, but running does help! You still have to control your diet though.

bigtastyplease Wed 05-Jul-17 21:01:50

Thanks for the reply I am using the mfp calorie counting which says I should have 1200 cals a day so fingers crossed 3 runs a week & the pounds should drop off smile

revolution909 Wed 05-Jul-17 21:03:53

You're on the right track! If you could add some strength training that'd be fab! I lost 4st that way smile

bigtastyplease Wed 05-Jul-17 21:09:04

4 stone smilewell done that's great !!
Strength training ? confused

revolution909 Wed 05-Jul-17 21:10:30

Yeah! Google the 7 minute work out. Basically it's sit ups / push ups / crunches

BlahBlahBlahEtc Wed 05-Jul-17 21:11:24

I've just done my first run! I'm extremely unfit due to being bedridden for 5 years and then having a baby after that. I'm not sure how much weight I'll lose (I could do with 3 stone) but my primary goal is fitness smile

seething1234 Wed 05-Jul-17 21:36:14

Can I join? I've attempted to run for years and can't really stick to it. I did my first "run" today. I live in the middle of nowhere and while baby was asleep I ran up and down our lane, the length of our and our neighbours fence. It's about 200m long.....

I don't have much to loose but I need to do something

BlahBlahBlahEtc Wed 05-Jul-17 21:41:17

Well done seething1234! I think I ran about the same distance. I'm knackered haha

bigtastyplease Wed 05-Jul-17 22:49:56

Thanks I'll look up the 7 min work out smile
And well done to you both on your first runs ! Try the app - running for weight loss it's great !! Takes 35 mins to do recommends 3/4 times a week reckons can help you loose weight , my weigh day is Friday so fingers crossed

bigtastyplease Wed 05-Jul-17 22:53:25

Also strava is great to log walks / runs / rides ect tells you how far you have gone & calories you've lost great for pushing you to walk a bit further every day 👍

revolution909 Wed 05-Jul-17 22:56:51

Just bear in mind that Strava overestimates the calories burned by at least a good 20%

bigtastyplease Wed 05-Jul-17 23:11:08

Does it confuseddidn't know that I just use it more to try & do more miles dog walking , I've not been eating the extra cals From exercise don't know if I'm meant to ?

revolution909 Wed 05-Jul-17 23:13:22

Some people will advice you have to, but in my experience you shouldn't when doing it for weight loss. Strava and fitbit are the worst for overestimating . Garmin seems more accurate, but it's not a precise science

bigtastyplease Wed 05-Jul-17 23:18:23

Not heard of that one will have a look 👍don't know about the real Fitbit but did try a cheaper version which kept calculating steps when I was driving so give up on that !

bigtastyplease Fri 07-Jul-17 09:13:00

Lost 3lb this week smilesmileon run 6 today it is getting harder but before you know it it's done hope you are all doing well

revolution909 Fri 07-Jul-17 09:26:41

You'll all get there!!

bigtastyplease Fri 07-Jul-17 10:28:12

May I ask revolution909 do you have a success story to tell ?

revolution909 Fri 07-Jul-17 11:06:50

Yeah I've lost 4st through running and diet. I not couch to HM in 4 months so I know it's possible smile

Coconut70 Fri 07-Jul-17 18:44:30

Thats brilliant revolution very inspirational, can i ask what calories you stuck to?

Blah i have lost my fitness through illhealth too. I am doing some light kettlebells as cant tolerate cardio. Well done with the running x

revolution909 Fri 07-Jul-17 19:36:19

I think it was anything between 1200-1500 Mon - Fri never really counted on Saturdays and I would think around 2000 on Sundays

Coconut70 Fri 07-Jul-17 20:25:39

brilliant you have done so well. it's tough limiting calories isn't it but the only way. I've lost a stone in three months through calorie counting 1.5 to go xx

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