Monday

Treadmill Desk: Lose 57 lbs in One Year...Really!


Change your life!
Want to lose up to 57 lbs in one year?
Can't find enough time to get to the gym?
Spend lots of time in front of a computer?

If you answered Yes, Yes and Yes, then welcome to the solution...the Treadmill Desk.

Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic came up with the idea of a "Treadmill Desk". The idea is to slowly walk on a treadmill while working at a desk built around the treadmill...a Treadmill Desk.

Dr Levine's research revealed that on average his subjects burned 100 extra calories every hour while walking slowly, less than 1 mile per hour, at a Treadmill Desk.

Dr. Levine believes that if individuals were to replace 8 hours a day of sitting at their "normal" desk with a Treadmill Desk, and if other components of energy balance were constant, a weight loss of 57 pounds a year could occur.

What you need: (1) an old used treadmill (2) $39 to build the desk and (3) the desire to change your life.
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Update: The Treadmill Desk really works! For 10 years I had been trying to lose 10 lbs with absolutely no success (I actually gained 5 lbs during those 10 years). After just four months of working/walking at my office Treadmill Desk, I lost 16 lbs! Now I have the wonderful problem of trying to eat more every day. Details below in "Is it possible to walk Across America..." Jay Buster

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Saturday

Is it possible to walk across America...

...while working at your Treadmill Desk?

I'm going to find out!
This is a virtual journey. I'm walking on my Treadmill Desk while working in my Boulder Colorado office. Google Earth tracks my progress as I "walk across America" while working at my Treadmill Desk.

My goal is to walk from New York City to Chicago in one year. Then Boulder Colorado in year 2, Santa Monica Beach by April 1, 2009, then...
Update 2-18-09: I did it!
1.75 years and approximately 20 lbs lighter, I finished my walk across America while working at my office desk. You can do it too!

Friday

How far can you walk in 1 day while working at your Treadmill Desk?

Answer:
Bloomingdale's front door (NYC) to Secaucus, NJ

This is the average distance (5 miles) I walk while working at my Treadmill Desk every day. You can too!

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to enlarge it

Weight Loss Website : Excellent!

If you'd like to lose some weight may I recommend that in addition to using your Treadmill Desk that you check out TheDailyPlate.

You enter your weight goal and then The Daily Plate computes what it will take for you to achieve your goal. The main feature is that it tracks what you eat every day. The site has a 175,000 food item database. Because of this extensive database, it's easy to enter what you ate.

The cost is also excellent: FREE!

If you're a geek like me, you'll have fun while losing weight.