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rainbowcatcher2021 February

Hi all, I love the idea of this fitness is fun challenge. I downloaded an app that counts my calories and another one that counts the steps I have done. Looks like I need to walk 5,000 steps a day to get to a healthy bmi. I couldn't manage 5,000 at first so I set it a few weeks back to be 500. Kept increasing it every few days once I got comfy with that and I am now doing 4,500. Its a start. the other app has helped me focus on eating healthier. Has any one else found using a tracking app has helped with exercise and diet?

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slipstick2 stone

I don't count steps but I do use the NHS Active 10 to count minutes of brisk walking. I find it useful because it stops me just strolling gently around, which all counts as steps but doesn't do much for my health and fitness. Here's the Active 10 forum if you're interested healthunlocked.com/active10

I've never liked counting calories so that's not something I do. But all the best with your journey.

Hello and welcome. I use apps a lot, all sorts 😊I find it interesting to log the data and see the trends. I log the food and daily steps, another app logs the data from the body analysing scales each week. I also have an app to log my fasting hours. Then I have an app that is a virtual challenge where I walk around Iceland :) I believe some people would find it too much and maybe tiring, but for me it really works. I also got my dad ‘addicted to green bars’ as he puts it - he now very diligently goes for walks so he can get the green bar at the end of the day, previously my mum had to work a bit in order to get him out for a walk 😀

lucigretAdministrator in reply to N-o-r-d-i

N-o-r-d-i you sound like the Queen of apps. 🤣 The virtual challenge around Iceland sounds good, I enjoyed my time in Iceland a few years ago :) It's great that you have encouraged your Dad to get 'the green lines' :)

N-o-r-d-i64kg in reply to lucigret

N-o-r-d-i the Queen of Apps - I can almost sense the name change coming 😂 it does sound a bit overboard when I lost them, but I’d rather go overboard with apps than overboard with food and kilograms 🙃

lucigretAdministrator in reply to N-o-r-d-i

What ever works N-o-r-d-i , is great :)


Hello and welcome to the forum rainbow catcher (nice name :) )

Well done for increasing your steps. I used to wear a fit bit and found it encouraging, but have to admit I haven't worn for ages. I personally don't use any apps, but if they encourage you, that's great.

All the information that you will need to navigate the forum is here in Pinned Posts


Please take the time to read the Welcome Newbie post, there is a lot of information there to help you.

You will see that we have events, clubs and challenges for you to take part in and recommend that you at least join in a Weigh In day of your choice and the Daily Diary.

If you have not taken it already, here is the link to the tour of the forum.


Participation is key to success, we all benefit from encouragement and support. By joining in you will build friendships with like minded people and find plenty of inspiration along the way :)

Wishing you all the best on your weight loss journey :)

LythamSuper Host 3st 7lbs

Great progress! Would you like to join us on our weigh in? Here's the link, I hope to see you there! :-) x


rainbowcatcher2021 February in reply to Lytham

Not quite ready to do weigh ins. To be honest my scales are awful. I can stand on and off them three times in a row and get a different reading each time. they are digital weight watcher scales. Having to take an average between the three numbers to guess which is correct. So frustrating. Can't say I know for definite what my weight is when it does that. Will have to buy a mechanical set. I thought digital scales were more accurate.

LythamSuper Host 3st 7lbs in reply to rainbowcatcher

Oh I have those one, I always use the lowest number! Lol you know where we are when you're ready! :-) x

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