Anyone else have a sulky but walks instead?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MikeKle, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Lately I have been trying to walk most of my yards even though my velke is hanging there waiting to be used! I do this because its better exercise than just standing on the velke and sometimes after riding a big yard, My feet get stiff from just standing there! I need to drop around 15lbs and they say walking is one of the best ways to drop excess weight? I can do this right now cause its not too busy, but I doubt I could get them all done without riding during peak times. I also try to set the hydros fairly quick so I do get a good workout. Anyone else doing this? I wonder how long it will take to burn the extra weight? I have also switched from regular coke to diet Mtn. Dew, Diet coke tastes like crap but the diewt mtn. dew tastes just like regular dew I think and still has the caffiene which I need! A doc told me that one 12oz. coke is equal to 15 sugar cookies!!! I couldnt believe that! sugar will put the weight on very fast.
  2. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
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    I can kick coca cola no problemo. But the ice cold brewskies are my weakness! Every Wednesday after we cut our 50 lawns I get an ICE cold 30 pack for my guys and I!!!

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    you should be able to drop the weight pretty quickly. try switching to water and the weight will also drop pretty quickly
  4. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You might want to find another doctor , even a small sugar cookie would be about 50 calories. 15 would be 750, and acan of coke is what, 250 calories? Maybe he didn't do so well in math.
  5. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a sulky and find my self walking more because of the exercise and the ground being soft the small wheels of the sulky create ruts
  6. THSG

    THSG LawnSite Member
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    i have a sullky sitting in my garage for my 48 that has a flat tire. its a $10 fix, i just havent had the time to get it fixed. the walking doesnt bother me much though
  7. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes walking is definitely good. It is very hard to loose weight through exercise only. Learning to drop the sugar in your diet and getting used to there not being as much in your bloodstream is the hard part. Read the South Beach Diet, you don't have to follow it word per word but it teaches you a lot. I dropped 20 lbs and kept it off, it's not a diet, just a way of life. Learning to do without much bread, pasta, refined flour, sugar, etc (all the good stuff). Pretty let most of your diet be lean meat, vegetables, and whole grains. No juice or sugared drinks.
  8. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Check the grams of sugar in a can of soda its like 40 plus grams of sugar. I have kicked the regular soda kick with Coke Zero cherry. I have lost about 10 lbs on just switching from regular soda to diet and doing nothing else new.
  9. GraZHopA

    GraZHopA LawnSite Senior Member
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    The walking part is good. Just buy a good pedometer, set it up for your gate and when it gets to 10,000 steps per day then you can ride the sulky. Also you should probably drink only one diet Mtn. Dew in the morning for the caffiene and switch to water after that. Drinking carbonated drinks causes fluid retention. Water is best, but I understand the need for the caffiene. The Doc was probably right about the cookies.....:)
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2009

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