My Top 10 Weight Loss Activity

These are very simple actions added to my regular activities but big steps towards calorie burning.

1. After eating a full meal, rest standing up for 10 minutes and walk for at least 15 minutes. You'll achieve or maintain a smaller waistline. (75 calories)

2. While taking a shower wash a couple of dirty clothes and hang them to dry. The idea is you’re soaking wet anyway so why not do some laundry at the same time. You'll save on electric, water, and energy bills. (60 calories/20 minutes)

3. Iron your clothes. It doesn’t take that long to press them. You’ll also look fresher in neatly pressed clothing. (60 calories/ 15 minutes)

4. When doing your grocery shopping, walk or take a public transport. If you use your car, park as far as possible. (300 calories/hour)

5. Don’t use your electric vacuum cleaner to clean your floor or rug, instead use a broom and mop, or if you have a rug, use the manual roller type cleaner. For fun turn on the stereo so you can do some swinging as well. (150 calories/30 minutes)

6. Walk every chance you get. The art of walking – walk in small steps briskly. (300 calories/hour)

7. Cook and prepare your own healthy food. Stay away from ready-to-eat or fast-food meals. (240 calories/hour)

8. When blogging or surfing, take a break every 30 minutes (don’t forget to set your alarm clock) and do stretching exercises or hop on a stationary bike for 5-10 minutes. (100 calories/break)

9. Manually wash your dishes and utensils. Don’t stick them in the dish washer. (60 calories/15 minutes)

10. Drink lots of water. You will feel less hungry. (eat wisely)

Here’s my bonus weight loss tip to you all – Do the “papaya dance” often...(210 calories/30 minutes)

jiggle to the right 1, 2, 3,

jiggle to the left 1, 2, 3,

jiggle up 1, 2, 3,

jiggle down 1, 2, 3,

zigzag up...repeat

calorie counter courtesy of


RennyBA said...

Thanks for the tips - great and very practical!

Btw: Thanks for stopping by and welcome back to my daily life in Norway any time!
Wishing you a great week ahead :-)

Bakin Rapscallion said...

Number 11: Write list. Putting it down in words really helps a lot.

A truly fun and functional list.

I can't stop doing the papaya dance!

Michael Aulia said...

Another tip: do some stretching exercises whenever you are waiting for a page/site to load :P

FoxTwo said...

lol ok that's a very unusual list.... esp the papaya dance one hahaha!

btw, I tagged you for a meme :)

Anonymous said...

that was hilarious!

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Great post!!! I especially love the advice to drag yourself away from the internet before you become rooted. :D

Hugs, JJ

Rozlyn P said...

I am trying to loose weight esp for the summer... so thank you for the tips


The best things to lose weight is to be constantly aware of your breath.

joshuaun said...

good and great tips!!!
more important is "activity"
not take medicine is it?=)

Sekhar said...

cool tips....m gonna try d papaya dance..

Cidahmed said...

Very simple and easy tips, and the most important thing is conviction that we can make it ;)

Thank you for stepping by :)

Lady Rose said...

I will definitely give that dance try :) nice list of tips.

Ambrosiality said...

wow those are pretty helpful.

though after eating I just want to sleep which is so.. bad, I've heard.

LOL at the video, never even heard of the papaya dance. Love it, I want to do it somewhere with goofy/ tipsy friends.

Terry said...

Haha, jiggle.

I like it.

Anonymous said...

nice tips you got here :) how much wight will you lose with this list btw?

Kali said...

What is up with that dance? I never thought there would be a dance worse than the electric slide!

SpIrItWaRrIoR said...

Hello all. I've been quite busy this past week because I'm helping my best friend prepare for her wedding in June. Anyway, thank you so much for dropping by. Just continue jiggling to lose some of that love handles. You can even add a little jerky move on that banana dance. Have a nice weekend everyone.

socialmommie said...

Love the ideas. I never knew Ironing could burn 60 calories!

Melissa said...

I agree with bakin - keeping a food journal really helps. You can do it when your dancing.

Anonymous said...

Very funny!