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TOPIC: Has anyone lost weight by walking?

June 16, 2012 10:55 AM


I have lost most of the 148 lbs I have lost due to walking. Yes you can and your results will range different than mine. Yes you can lose weight by walking and I started my walking journey on 08/14/11. Hang in there and keep walking!!!

That is so wonderful the weight you have lost..Keep up the good work.
June 16, 2012 10:58 AM
I have lost 16lbs in two months just walking and changing the way I eat.
June 16, 2012 11:00 AM
The majority of my weight loss has been through diet and walking. :)
June 16, 2012 12:19 PM
Well it's better than holding the couch down! Lots of people never move, if they can help it.....
June 16, 2012 12:28 PM
I have been using Leslie Sansone's videos to walk with and well my ticker speaks loudly! :) Happy walking!
June 16, 2012 12:31 PM
When I first started losing weight, I'd walk 2.8 miles once and then twice a day around my neighborhood. Lost 17 pounds doing that. Then I started to watch what I ate and added different exercises.
June 16, 2012 12:36 PM
Yep, I lost my first 80 pounds doing nothing more than walking (and watching what I ate). So, yes, yes, yes! Keep on walking! happy
Edited by montana_girl On June 16, 2012 12:36 PM
June 16, 2012 12:37 PM
I lost the first 65 pounds or so by doing only power walking. And I mean 4.5+mph on am incline with 1lb weights on my wrists for 3 miles at a time. I would not classify those workouts as 'just' walks.
June 16, 2012 12:42 PM
I brisk walk everyday, I have added jogging. I walk about 40-70 mins per day.
June 16, 2012 12:42 PM
most of my weight lose has been by walking on tread mill and I have added stair master, and eating right.
June 16, 2012 12:45 PM
Yuuup!!!!!.....53 pounds!!!! bigsmile
June 16, 2012 12:48 PM
I have lost just shy of 40 pounds and the only exercise I do is walking!
June 16, 2012 12:50 PM
yes.. me, I now combine walking with zumba, but I started with the walking first and lost around 20-25 lbs just doing that.
June 16, 2012 12:51 PM
I have lost 20 lbs. in 3 and a half months, walking about an hour a day, 5 to 6 days a week. I also attribute the weight loss to following the daily calorie allowance given for me on MFP.
June 16, 2012 12:51 PM
I find that walking is pretty much what fuels my weight loss. I generally eat pretty well and have for the past couple of years, but my weight wasn't moving. I started walking about 3 miles a day at about 2.7 mph with a small incline, and it started slipping away. Last week I didn't do much walking at all--a bit burned out, a bit bummed for other reasons--and again, my weight loss stalled. Began again a couple of days ago, and boom-- there goes the scale :)

"They" say that weight loss is 80% diet, 20% exercise, and I think that is probably true. Walking doesn't seem like 'much,' but it can absolutely be enough, provided the diet its there as well.
June 16, 2012 12:51 PM
I walk everyday. Sometimes I walk 2 miles, other times 4 miles per day. I just recently added biking and swimming. I also cut out pop and am on 1400 calorie day diet.

I've already walked 38 miles this month and my goal is 50. I'll need to adjust that amount because I'll hit 50 this next week.

Walking will work for some, not for others. We're all different. So for those saying that walking alone doesn't work means it doesn't work for them. We're all different.
Edited by saustin201 On June 16, 2012 12:58 PM
June 16, 2012 1:07 PM

I have been walking alot for a coulple of weeks and I was wondering if anyone has had alot of weight loss with walking -and how long did it take?

I do alot of walking for work walking round the community i walk 130 mins or more aday not weekend so much ive been doing this now for 8 weeks monday and lost 21lbs :)
June 16, 2012 1:13 PM

A lot of my friends started out with walking and lost majority of their weight in the begining via walking. They eventually moved into other workouts but they did started with walking.

Walking for some reason is very underrated and I don't really see why. I think alot of us want faster results so we jump into harder workouts but then get mentally defeated when we don't see the results like running for miles and miles in the start. Just start slow, walking is perfectly good workout and will definitely give you good results

Nicely put. I started off by walking. Started out slowly, then increased by intensity and duration of the walks. Lost about 25-30 pounds. And after that I was ready to move onto our workouts. I still try to walk couple of days a week. It is relaxing and enjoyable especially now when the weather is so lovely.
June 16, 2012 1:13 PM
Walking is the only exercise I do ...! :) An hour every night at a moderate speed helps no end ... I've just got back into it after falling off the wagon and it not only helps with weight loss but helps me sleep better too. Result :)
June 16, 2012 1:13 PM
Yes you can. I have been losing since Jan. without any problem . Walk my little dog several times a day. My weight loss has been consistent.
June 16, 2012 1:14 PM
I have lost 51 pounds walking 60-100 minutes per day six days a week. :-)
June 16, 2012 1:16 PM
I'm a huge fan of walking! I lost appx. 75 lbs walking and following the MFP calorie reccomendations since 12/8/11. I have always loved walking. Even when I weighed a crowd pleasing 371 lbs. I have a Omron pedometer and try hard to walk 15,000-20,000 steps/day.
June 16, 2012 1:35 PM
Walking is almost my sole exercise... When I started this getting healthy thing, I could barely walk to the mailbox. Now I can go 4 miles easy. I love walking. It just makes me FEEL good. I've lost over 100 pounds with dietary changes and walking alone. It took me about 10 months to lose 100 pounds

Edited to add time
Edited by angimac On June 16, 2012 1:37 PM
June 16, 2012 1:36 PM
lost my first 70 lbs in 3 months just walking and eating right.

Of course I weight 370 lbs so they came off quick
June 16, 2012 1:48 PM
I have also lost weight walking as the only form of exercise. I walk for at least an hour a day. Eating right helps too, which I am working on getting better at!!blushing


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