MY FITNESS PAL – how are you finding it?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@GoldieGlitters:  

 Oh, how I love MFP. Fun survey!

how long have you been tracking? 2 years, on and off

 

what was your start weight? 245lbs, 5’11” (January 2013)

 

whats your current weight? 190!

 

whats your goal weight? 175ish

 

how many calories does MFP allow you? I’m funny with this. I have it set to 1200, but I run almost every day, buring around 400. So, daily, I eat about 1600. Even days I don’t run. Those days I go in the red, but I don’t care. I never, ever eat only 1200.

 

what food are you missing most? Well, currently I’m 4 days into the Whole30 challenge, so I’m missing a few different things, but normally, I don’t miss anything. I can have anything in moderation!

 

whats your favourite low cal meal? Sauteed chicken, mushrooms, onions, garlic and broccoli over brown rice or whole wheat pasta with parmesan and olive oil. SO GOOD.

 

What made you start MFP? I had gained a ton of weight, and it was free. I figured what the heck!

 

Post # 6
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1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I plan on starting MFP tomorrow…I’ll see how it goes!

 

Post # 8
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1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@GoldieGlitters:  

 

I stopped using it (as I have reached my goal YAY!) 

I logged continously for 5 months. After that I just did not need to anymore- you eventually have calorie counts burned in your brain. 

 

My start weight was 151 and I am now 120- 31lb loss! I lost 20lbs in the 1st 3 months, and gradually lost the last 10 over a year (Was in no rush). 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@GoldieGlitters:  

I dont have a lot of great pictures of my body at 150… I tried to hide it (ie bulky sweaters lol) But you can definitely see the difference in my face. I feel a lot more confident. Shopping is much more fun– a little harder actually (so difficult to find the right size). 

 

This was my essential “meal plan”- all meals I tried to keep at 300-350 calories and then had regular snack. 

 

Fruit & greek yogurt for breakfast

Egg or string cheese for snack (or 1 piece of 40 cal bread and sugar free jelly)

Salad, Soup & protein for lunch (I would make sure either the salad or soup 

Protien & veggies for dinner

 

I ate a LOT of sugar free foods… not saying it was the healthiest replacesments but it definitely curbed cravings and kept calories with in reason.

 

** whenever I hit a platueo I just ate whatever I wanted for 2 days 🙂 lol! and went right back on track after 2 days and the platueo would break. 

 

This is me at 151 taken in Aug & Sept of 2011

 

At 130- This was Dec 2011

 

This is me at 120 (bridesmaid dress shopping) Aug 2013

 

Post # 12
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3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

how long have you been tracking? Since March

 

what was your start weight? 250…*shudder*

 

whats your current weight? Down 21 lbs. at 229

 

whats your goal weight? 180

 

how many calories does MFP allow you? 1780

 

what food are you missing most? Non-Diet ice cream

 

whats your favourite low cal meal? Fish, a little rice, and roasted broccoli

 

What made you start MFP?
I hit that number on the scale. That number you swear you will never hit, you’d rather die than hit that number. 

 

I’ve been walking 3 times a week, about 2 miles. I walked a 5K in June and an signed up for another one in late September. I’m going to start running a little soon, as well.

 

 

 

Post # 14
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3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@GoldieGlitters:  thanks! the weight has started dropping slower now, but I’m trying hard to stick with it. College Football season brings a lot of temptations (tailgating food and beer) but I’m trying. I had a terrible day two days ago and I didn’t want to plug it into MFP but I did it anyway so I could see the painful number. Never again!

 

I agree with that sense of relief. The hardest part was taking that first step to begin a routine.

Post # 16
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552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

how long have you been tracking? 2 years, it was the biggest factor in my weight loss

 

what was your start weight? 235 lbs and I’m 5’8

 

whats your current weight? 160 lbs, this is the smallest I’ve been since Junior High

 

whats your goal weight? 140 lbs, hopefully by my wedding next June!

 

how many calories does MFP allow you? 1570, but I usually eat less


what food are you missing most? I don’t really miss anything at this point. When I was obese it was mainly due to eating too much of everything. I still eat everything I ate then, just in moderation.

 

whats your favourite low cal meal? Oh I have so many! But stir frys are probably my favorite, so easy to throw together and so yummy.

 

What made you start MFP? I was using the Livestrong tracker on my computer, but I wanted something that I could use on my phone so that it was easier to track.


Even though I have lost a lot of weight, I still use MFP on a daily basis. I feel like it keeps me accountable, I know how many calories are in foods, but if I actually have to enter things into the app I’m less likely to overeat.

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