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Do you find workouts and a trip to the gym as painful and detestable as I do? Well, my goal for this summer is to loose 15 lb. (that is, from 126 lb. to 111 lb.) and I as I mentioned before, I absolutely HATE workouts. So do you think I will be able to loose 15 lb. by only doing an hour of swimming and tennis every single day without doing workouts?

Tue. Jul 18, 1:34pm

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i dont think so.... to lose weight you need to do a variety of things such as weight training and cardio combined with dieting

Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 2:34 PM

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If you create a caloric deficit, you'll lose weight. Now, nobody can determine how much weight you can lose doing a specific activity, but if this is an increase over the activity you've been doing, and if you don't raise your calorie intake, you'll lose some weight.

Also, it will depend on how vigorous your activity is - if you get into your target heart rate zone, you'll burn more calories.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 3:02 PM

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I'm sorry but you CAN lose weight without working out. I've done it. How much just depends on your body. And if you don't work out now any additional exercise will only help you! Go for it, swimming is excellent for you also!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 3:04 PM

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Swimming and tennis ARE workouts! If everyone on here got an hour of either swimming or tennis every day, we'd all be losing weight! That's a ton of exercise!

Add diet to that routine, and I'd say you're there! Assuming you're giving yourself room to make it losing about 1lb a week. People say that you can sustain 1-2 lbs fo weight loss per week, but in my experience, once you're at the lower end of the weight spectrum, it takes longer. (I've gone from 128 lbs to 117 lbs, in about a year. But, through most of the year, I've been maintaining. And I definitely don't get an hour of exercise every day!)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 3:12 PM

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Yes you can lose weight without working out...but it's a much slower process and when you're within 10% of your goal, it's close to impossible.

Swimming for an hour without any breaks - just nonstop laps at a moderate pace, which is a bit dull but I've done it - burns about 400-450 calories for a 125-lb person. Strangely, tennis for someone your weight also comes in at 400-450 cals/hr.

Just because it doesn't happen in a gym doesn't mean it's not a workout! It sounds like a great plan for the summer :)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 3:26 PM

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