Several years ago I walked off my first bout with baby weight using the 10,000 step program. You wear a pedometer that counts how many steps you take and ideally it should read 10,000 at the end of the day. The first day was an eye opener for me as I would have told you that I was "active" considering I had a baby and we lived in a large two story house. At the end of the first day it read 3,000. Which is called "sedentary". What an awful word. So I began wearing the pedometer at all times. Even going to the trouble of clipping it onto my underwear for a night time potty break and stepping in place whilst brushing my teeth. At the end of the day if I hadn't reached the magic number I would head out and not come home until it did. The weight did come off. I also found that listening to a story on my MP3 player helped make the time go by as sometimes it would take an hour.