Walking & Eating a Cheeseburger

I have started walking to work.  I live .5 miles from my office.  It takes me about 10 minutes from the front door of my house to my office door.  I have done the stats to equate how beneficial this walking will be to my overall physical health.  Here are the shocking results.

.5 miles per trip X 4 trips per day (I walk home for lunch) = 2 miles walking per day.
2 miles per day X 5 work days = 10 miles per week.  (Pretty good huh, just wait for it…)
1 mile walked in my weight category burns 70 calories.
70 calories per mile X 10 miles per week = 700 calories burned per week.

And here is the kicker.  700 calories = 1 Two Cheeseburger Value Meal at McDonalds (two burgers, fries, and a Diet Coke).  Eating my favorite value meal at McD’s completely wipes out my physical exercise plan.  Doesn’t that chew (pun intended)?  A whole week’s worth of walking is erased by two savory cheeseburgers and a medium order of tasty French fries. 

Loosing weight stinks.


2 thoughts on “Walking & Eating a Cheeseburger

  1. Not to mention that those tasty foods are fried, which brings up other problems later on. My doctor has just banned me from anything fried to get some of those blood test numbers down. So better do it now, because you’ll have to do it later anyway! Yeah, it stinks.

    By the way, what happened to riding your bike?

  2. Still plan on riding the bike, but I get WAY more sweaty when I ride as compared to walking. When dressed in nice pants and a dress shirt, you don’t want to come into class drenched.

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