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Please just one thread per member here, which you can keep updated with your progress!
If you want to celebrate reaching a goal, or commiserate over a less productive week please use the 'Delighted or Disappointed?' forum instead.
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 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 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!
Your posts are always inspiring, so I hope we get to see you popping in.
I just wanted to share that I've been very successful with my combination of 16:8 and WW. I've lost 12 lbs. since Sept 4th and my weight is the lowest it's been since Aug of 2015! I'm really amazed at how well it's working for me and how easy it is for me to stick to it. And I'm finding it very easy to track with the app on my phone.
I still use MFP occasionally to see how many calories I'm actually eating, check my carbs, sugar, etc. I tend to eat around 1,000 calories a day, but I splurge A LITTLE on weekends! I am still trying to keep my carbs on the lower side, but I've increased them a bit with WW (still whole grains and fruit and such.) You get points for activity, so I've been making an extra effort to get my 10K steps in every day.
The fasting component is definitely a big key. I think it would be much harder without it. I am really SO used to it now, it doesn't faze me at all. Occasionally on the weekend, I'll eat a late breakfast, but that's about it.
I hope everyone here is doing well!
Did you mean "fasting... harder without it." - ?
YES! It's funny, because after your post, I reread mine and kept reading "without" even though it did say "with." I finally saw it and fixed it!
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