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November 26, 2011 2:16 PM
So I was thinking about getting a pedometer to count how many steps I take in a day. This then led me to the thought of how many steps does it take to lose 1 pound a week. This is what I have found out, which I thought it would be helpful for anyone.

In 1 pound it is 3500 calories
1 mile= 100 calories (walking or steps)
2000 steps= 1 mile

To lose 1 pound a week you would need:

35 miles walked or equal to steps a week minimum
Meaning; 70,000 steps a week
10,000 steps a day!

This does not mean runing jogging or anything of that nature this is just simple steps! I think this totally can be doable if I set my mind to it. I just might do a challenge of some sort for MFP? Opinion for the month of December? Any takers?!
  248929
November 26, 2011 2:18 PM
I don't think that's accurate for me. I burn 100 cals every 10 mins. It takes me 20 mins to walk a leisurely mile. So, 200 cals per mile, or 15 miles/week.
November 26, 2011 2:21 PM
http://www.thewalkingsite.com/10000steps.html

there's a few sites dedicated to the attempt of walking 10,000 steps a day. I tried to once, but didn't get any further than trying to buy a pedometer... Because i've had back problems my whole life, i compensate for my bad back by walking with my hips more than usual... so i can't use pedometers because my hips move too much frown

Good luck to you!!
  5821974
November 26, 2011 2:21 PM
I am just getting started again, and have had success with the pedometer. Sure doesnt lie about your activity level. I think I will dust it off and take it for a walk. What kind of challange id you have in mind. Who can get the most steps each day? Competition is healthy, or at least it burns calories.
  1210291
November 26, 2011 2:24 PM
just run, people =)

Or walk/jog/bike until you are able to run.
November 26, 2011 2:31 PM
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just run, people =)

Or walk/jog/bike until you are able to run.


Some of us *can't* run because of various knee/ankle/hip issues. Running puts a lot of stress on your body... thanks, but no thanks. I'll stick to my low-impact elliptical and long leisurely walks with the dog and hubby on the local paths. The roads are all yours :)
Edited by IrishHarpy1 On November 26, 2011 2:32 PM
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November 26, 2011 2:33 PM
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November 26, 2011 2:45 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

just run, people =)

Or walk/jog/bike until you are able to run.


Some of us *can't* run because of various knee/ankle/hip issues. Running puts a lot of stress on your body... thanks, but no thanks. I'll stick to my low-impact elliptical and long leisurely walks with the dog and hubby on the local paths. The roads are all yours :)



This was my issue. I had a pinched nerve in my foot from blunt trauma to it. I could barely walk. Needless to say I have just barely getting better with a dang boot and all! Thats how I put on weight since I did not watch how much I was eating and not being active, thus leading me to this point where I am now!
  248929
November 26, 2011 2:47 PM
QUOTE:

I don't think that's accurate for me. I burn 100 cals every 10 mins. It takes me 20 mins to walk a leisurely mile. So, 200 cals per mile, or 15 miles/week.


This is "average" each person it depends on speed of walking and etc.
  248929
November 26, 2011 2:49 PM
QUOTE:

just run, people =)

Or walk/jog/bike until you are able to run.


Ha, before I messed up my foot I was super active. I would snowboard 2-3x a week plus workout 4x a week. So, for me its like baby steps all over again until I can build up my stamina again, sadly.
  248929
March 30, 2014 7:58 PM
every one fitness level is different....so obviously it will take less/more time to reach the same goal...
March 30, 2014 8:07 PM
QUOTE:

So I was thinking about getting a pedometer to count how many steps I take in a day. This then led me to the thought of how many steps does it take to lose 1 pound a week. This is what I have found out, which I thought it would be helpful for anyone.

In 1 pound it is 3500 calories
1 mile= 100 calories (walking or steps)
2000 steps= 1 mile

To lose 1 pound a week you would need:

35 miles walked or equal to steps a week minimum
Meaning; 70,000 steps a week
10,000 steps a day!

This does not mean runing jogging or anything of that nature this is just simple steps! I think this totally can be doable if I set my mind to it. I just might do a challenge of some sort for MFP? Opinion for the month of December? Any takers?!


You can't apply simple math to an open organic system.

This is a pretty silly post IMO.
  7369177
April 1, 2014 3:39 PM
In 4 days I have over 50,000 steps. So doing 70k is
Do able. Now keep it up every week is another thing.
April 1, 2014 3:47 PM
I don't feel like doing the math but @ 209 and using a fitbit I walk 10,000 steps a day and that works out to "about" 30 miles a week and I am losing a pound a week. I also eat ALL of my exercise calories back to get to my goal of 1925 net calories.
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