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February 11, 2011

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E.C. Smith

So funny, Donna! Oh, if only I could shred the extra pounds writing. I'd be the slimmest girl in the world!

Donna Cummings

E.C., wouldn't it be great? Sigh. I probably burn up more calories by "getting ready to write". LOL

Maureen

I have this vision of me with stunningly slender wrists...and an equally stunningly massive ass. Alas, the ass gets so little work out from writing! LOL!

Knitting? Does make you wonder what these wonderfully fit knitters are using in place of yarn...steel cables?

Donna Cummings

Maureen, I think you just described MY writing shape. LOL Maybe you're right about the knitters using steel cables. They must have forearms like Popeye then too!

Terri Osburn

There are plenty of "daydreaming" and "brainstorming" moments during the writing which could be used to burn calories. Grab the heaviest canned good from your cupboards and lift it over your head while thinking. You're not only burning calories, you're multi-tasking!

I've considered getting one of those exercise bike things that are just the pedals so I can use it while I write. I could do that for hours, it would be wonderful. And I've heard of the larger exercise equipment that is fitted to work like a writing desk, but that's pretty elaborate.

I say thinking should burn calories all by itself. I'd be smoking those calories in one episode of Jeopardy!

Donna Cummings

Terri, if THINKING were to burn calories, I'd have the teeniest tiniest head in the world. LOL In fact, I'd have to get a prosthetic head, because mine would be obliterated!

I haven't heard of the exercise things to use with your desk, but that's pretty awesome. I think I'll try the "old school" version you suggested though. So I can spend all the money I saved on books instead. LOL

Kari Marie

This post is wonderful. If only I could burn 500 calories a day typing!

Donna Cummings

Kari Marie, I would love to burn those calories by typing, because then I would have to eat twice as much, to keep my strength up. LOL

Terri Osburn

Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGWPlVnhpac&feature=player_embedded

Donna Cummings

Terri, that's ingenious! LOL I think I'd have to practice my coordination, and Velcro my laptop so I wouldn't knock it over. . .but I like it!

Liz Fichera

If I burned calories while procrastinating, I should be 80 pounds by now. But then, my daily chocolate intake probably doesn't help matters...

Knitting?! Seriously?

Donna Cummings

Liz, I know -- if they had picked vacuuming or cooking, I could have gone along with it. But knitting? I'm having a hard time suspending my disbelief. LOL

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