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Extra post (wish there was a way to delete it!)
So are you saying that having 10,000 steps as a goal is what motivates you to exercise? And that just aiming for 3@10mins brisk walking is not incentive enough?? (I only made the comment/suggestion to help you not have :frown: when you don't walk many steps because of not having been able to do the long walk! :grin: )

The transcript looks accessible enough but having seen the show, I haven't bothered to read thru. So I wasn't clear about the source of the material you included - was "Total nonsense" your comment - I wasn't sure what aspect is considered total nonsense. And I didn't understand what "go big or go home meant" either.

The benefits of exercise are general health and wellbeing of course, rather than as a weight loss strategy, I agree. Though, as you say, it can help - and allows you to eat a little more than if you don't exercise...!!

PS it is a bit annoying when we can't totally delete one of our own posts!
@Sassy1 - I think both the 10000 steps and more than 30 minutes of brisk exercise are important. But, yes, having my fitbit that tells me my steps is motivating to me.
Sassy1 wrote: So I wasn't clear about the source of the material you included - was "Total nonsense" your comment - I wasn't sure what aspect is considered total nonsense. And I didn't understand what "go big or go home meant" either.


Sorry; poorly worded final edits in an attempt to be brief. I meant that the idea that will power is our best (and by implication, only) solution is what's nonsense. It's one of those beliefs - like the fear of fasting - that seems more than obvious at the time, but is persistently contradicted with personal experience.
I am pretty sure that MM and his colleagues were also saying that willpower is not a reliable strategy!
Hi Everyone,

I haven't been around, because I decided to join WW again. I did it many years ago and was very successful, so decided I needed to try it again. I'm still fasting using 16:8, if I didn't, I don't know how I'd stay within my WW points! But it seems that I need the structure and strictness of the WW plan to really lose weight. I did it this week and it went well. I ate all my points and used my activity points and ate many of the "free" foods. I cross-tracked in MyFitnessPal and am eating around 1000 calories a day, with my high weekend days being around 1200! The Connect app (a.k.a. message boards) are VERY busy, it's kinda fun, although easy to get lost!

Anyway, I might pop in from time to time, but best wishes to everyone on your weight loss journey!
Congratulations on doing so well @cblaszwith your blend of 16:8 and WW.
Your posts are always inspiring, so I hope we get to see you popping in.

Cheers
Merry
Thank you so much @MerryMelb!
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