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So I was reading some literature on exercise today.

In general I've been feeling pretty good about the riding the bike. It puts things in perspective when you figure that it takes about 30 minutes of pretty solid workout to burn off one snickers bar. It really makes you rethink what you eat during the day.

Then I discovered that one pound of fat is equivalent to 3900 calories. So in order to lose one pound of fat, you have to burn 3900 calories more than you take in.
Maximum recommended caloric deficiency is 900 calories in one day. That's 4.33 days to lose one pound.

So assuming that the bike riding is my only caloric deficiency, to hit 900, I'd have to ride continually for an hour and a half a day at my current rate. And at that rate, it would take me three years to hit my goal.

So I need to make some changes.

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magicmarmot
May. 17th, 2004 01:10 am (UTC)
Re: good pace
Yes, but if you take into account that I'm nowhere near that rate yet, it's discouraging.

I'm just impatient.

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