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>I didn't go out with the intention of doing such distances, I just felt prepared to carry on doing them, so I did.
And that's totally a mistake that lots of people make, you're normal; lots of people go out too hard, injure themselves and then quickly give up on the whole idea as it hurts. I walk quite quickly, and live in a very hilly party of the country - an hours walk is about 500 - 600 calories burned for me - if I run or cycle, might get an extra 200 added onto that. By spending the first month walking, you'll still build up tons of fitness, but it will feel really easy and you're much more likely to stick to it.
I've lost a lot of weight over the past couple of years - walking a lot, not too much running, and super watching the diet. I did many weeks of the 800 calorie diet, and mostly prefer a 2:5 approach now (that's the reverse of 5:2 - ie 5 days fasting at 800 calories and 2 days eating what the fuck I like, including pizza + Chinese). I've a history of diabetes in the family, and can easily be one of those thin chubby people if I overeat/drink.