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Arizona Man Loses Hundreds of Pounds by Walking to Walmart Options
Chazlee
Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:29:44 PM
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Going to the gym can be a great pleasure. Yet, as many people are aware, one does not need to have a gym membership in order to lose weight or generally get/stay healthy.

Below I have included a link to a very inspiring story about "an Arizona man who threw out all his food and committed himself to walking to the local Walmart and back every time he wanted a meal," and as a result, he "has lost more than 300 pounds." Due to the fact that he was walking "6 miles a day,he lost 200 pounds in less than two years."

Peace.

https://us.yahoo.com/gma/arizona-man-loses-hundreds-pounds-walking-walmart-121315140--abc-news-wellness.html
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:38:20 AM

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Good on him!

It doesn't take a whole bunch of special exercise and gym equipment to stay fit.

Normal exercise and a 'fairly good' diet will do it.

As he found, it's not even a special diet - just not all white flour/sugar/dairy - and not all meat either.


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IMcRout
Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:58:00 AM

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If he had walked to a McDonald's, he would have even gained some weight. Whistle

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TheParser
Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016 7:59:18 AM
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If people would walk at least an hour every day (for example, to the supermarket and back, etc.) and severely cut back on sugar (ice cream, donuts, etc.), they would be astonished at how much weight they would lose. They would be so proud of themselves and be envied by other people.

(Some people live in unsafe neighborhoods -- bad people, loose dogs, etc. -- so they will have to drive to a gymnasium or a shopping mall, the latter place being used by some people as a nice, air-conditioned place to walk or at least stroll.)

An ancient Greek once observed: The best doctors are Mr. Right Leg and Mr. Left Leg.

We are being constantly told that too much sitting is truly deadly. Human beings were meant to MOVE.

Parents are being urged to encourage their children to reduce the time spent in front of the TV and computer.
towan52
Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:27:22 AM

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Essex Man Loses Hundreds of Pounds by Walking to Tesco - he was mugged and had his wallet stolen! Whistle

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Chazlee
Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:33:23 AM
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towan52 wrote:
Essex Man Loses Hundreds of Pounds by Walking to Tesco - he was mugged and had his wallet stolen! Whistle


Hahaha! Great joke!
Peace.
Chazlee
Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:41:13 AM
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TheParser wrote:
If people would walk at least an hour every day (for example, to the supermarket and back, etc.) and severely cut back on sugar (ice cream, donuts, etc.), they would be astonished at how much weight they would lose. They would be so proud of themselves and be envied by other people.

(Some people live in unsafe neighborhoods -- bad people, loose dogs, etc. -- so they will have to drive to a gymnasium or a shopping mall, the latter place being used by some people as a nice, air-conditioned place to walk or at least stroll.)

An ancient Greek once observed: The best doctors are Mr. Right Leg and Mr. Left Leg.

We are being constantly told that too much sitting is truly deadly. Human beings were meant to MOVE.

Parents are being urged to encourage their children to reduce the time spent in front of the TV and computer.


I completely agree with you. The problem is often it is very difficult to just get started making those life changes we know we should be doing. We human beings are such creatures of habit that once we have been doing something for a period of time, even if it is something unhealthy, we have a tendency to keep doing the same thing. Unfortunately, it often takes a life-threatening health crisis, such as having a heart attack, to make us realize that we have to change our bad habits, and even then there are people who resist making the needed changes.

Peace.
thar
Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 5:18:35 AM

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The strange thing here is that if he had the willpower to do this, he presumably had the willpower to just eat better and exercise more in general - this was just his particular way of setting that target, and he managed to stick to it.
Lotje1000
Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 9:59:30 AM

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thar wrote:
The strange thing here is that if he had the willpower to do this, he presumably had the willpower to just eat better and exercise more in general - this was just his particular way of setting that target, and he managed to stick to it.


A big element in weight loss is motivation. It's a good rule that if you're too lazy to go and get the food, you probably shouldn't have it. And if you want it enough to walk 6 miles a day, you probably deserve it.
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