Am I mad???

Just been on the phone to a good friend who I usually spend at least 1 hour chatting to so I though I would make good use of the time. I set up my pedometer and started stepping around the house. According to the pedometer I just managed to do 4000 steps and about 1.5 miles. My kids think I am bonkers but again according to the pedometer I just burned 140 cals so me thinks maybe I am not that mad!


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13 Replies

  • Hi Muffintop67,

    Wow, what a great way to enjoy your phone call with your friend and burn some calories at the same time!!!  Great!  

    Lowcal :-)

  • Heh-heh, now that is a great bit of multi-tasking!

  • No not mad, that's smart-thinking :-) x

  • Well I would usually just lounge on the sofa but thought I would be more active and it just shows you what you can do in a short time :)

  • Fidgeting , moving helps detract from food and inactivity,  as long as we're focused on the conversation fine............I tend to cuddle/stroke cat , I find it very soothing and relaxing

  • Mad like a genius!

  • Never been called that before :)

  • Good tactic 😊 Must remember that one! 

  • Genius !!!

  • I have spent hours on the computer and phone this week, even though I permanently flex and relax, move around, can't stay still even when sitting.   It's not done the job of a good daft dance and a few spins 3 times a day.  I am convinced that for me its the 2:1 ratio of short,sharp, pulse raising, then dropping that gets my fat shifting.

    In the past I have lost weight very, very slowly, taken years at 1lbs a month, by very low cal and miles and miles on a treadmill, excessive cleaning at speed, just keeping moving all the time etc.  This time is completely different :)

  • Lovely idea - I'm borrowing this one for when I am blethering on the phone  to my friend in Preston who can talk the hind legs off a donkey!  Thanks for the inspiration! :)


  • excellent idea! Have you thought about an exercise bike? You could do miles

  • Not really got room for an exercise bike or I would have considered it.  I did try a fold up rowing machine last year but again didn't really have room for it - plus I guess its more difficult to talk on phone and row at the same time ;)

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