Hi Guys, first time poster here
First my background:
I'm a 25 year old male, and have been pretty overweight my whole life. For the last couple of years i've been hovering between 95-105kg's, peaking at 107kg in November 2007. I decided to start doing something about it, and gave up all soft drinks and changed my diet slightly. I got down to 95-97kg's and hung there for a few months. Obviously this wasn't good enough. I bought a treadmill at the end of April this year.
I started off doing about 15mins at 6km's an hour per day for a couple of weeks, to get my body used to it. After not seeing any changes in my weight i have since changed my diet, i mainly eat fruit or salad throughout the day, then eat whatever i'm dished up with at night. I started doing 20mins twice a day at 6km's...progressing to 25mins - 30 mins at 7km/h walk, and then 8 min's of 10km/h jog, twice a day (worked out to be a total of about 4.6-5km's total walked/jogged each session). If I have the day off work, in the middle of the day I spend 20-30mins on our rowing machine.
After reading up on the best strategies on using treadmilling for weight loss i have recently started to totally change the way i use the treadmill. I now spend 20 mins twice a day doing an 8 km/h jog with the weight loss incline program(i had previously not used the incline at all). Even though i am far more exhausted after that than i was on my previous efforts, the machine shows i burn far fewer calories. Should i trust the machine on this? Am I doing the right thing spending less time on the machine but doing a more intensive workout?
Oh, i am now down to 90.6kg's.
Thanks in advance,