Post # 1
First off, THANK YOU Bees, for being the driving force behind me signing up for MyFitnessPal!
Can any of you share your success stories with me? Especially cuz I’m just starting, have only had breakfast/lunch and am already over in sodium! UGH! I see how keeping a food diary can help you really realize what you’re putting in your mouth. But, yeah, I’d like to hear success stories, ESPECIALLY from those of you who have had the occasional bad day.
(P.S. I’m still planning on working out after work tonight… I know that doesn’t change my sodium overdose, but it’s worth something! Oh, and convinced FI to come along 🙂
Post # 3
I use loseit.com. It’s very similar to MFP. I LOVE it. By logging my food and working out 6 days a week I have lost 23lbs and 15 inches in the past 10 weeks 🙂
Good for you for signing up! It will get easier and easier once you learn how many calories are in certain things. GL
Post # 4
@RoyalLime: Congrats! Maybe I’ll look into losit.com, too. Thanks for your kind words of encouragement 🙂
Post # 5
I love MFP. (I’m bostonbee on there if you want to add me.) I plan every meal and snack for the week except 1 (date night out). I also cook almost everything on Sunday, so I don’t cheat. I log everything in the morning so if I want something that I haven’t already made then I know I need to workout more to get the extra calories. My mom also uses MFP, but she just logs things as she eats and always ends up going over her calories. I realize I probably plan too much, but some advance planning is definitely involved to keep within your macros. And everyone has bad days. Just don’t let a bad day turn into 2 or a week or a month. Jump right back into eating healthy the next meal. And if you have one bad meal, don’t think the whole day is ruined. And to keep your sodium down, limit processed foods.
Post # 6
I am a semi-myfitnesspal freak… I go, I leave, I go, I leave, etc, etc. However, several of my friends on MFP, are AMAZING! I have several friends on there that have logged on for over 650 days! Crazy!! One of them has lost over 120 pounds in 12 months with a great deal of dedictation and exercise as well. *not the 1200 calorie type, the 2000-2500 calorie type with exercise. The other got pregnant, so its not really fair. I have several friends that are 70-80 lost as well.
Post # 7
I’ve been on MFP for a while, and have lost 41 lbs. so far. I’ve also just started Couch to 5K, which has also been awesome. My advice is to drink at least 8-8oz. glasses of water a day, pre-plan most of your meals, and find some local restaurants that have healthier options. Knowing where I can get a healthy meal in a hurry has definitely helped me!
Post # 8
I started trying to lose weight with MyFitnessPal January 2012. Since then I have lost 65 pounds. 30 pounds in the first 4 months, then I started focusing on my running more and had a few months where i stopped tracking and was maintaining. I lost the next 35 pounds through the fall and early winter by tracking my calories more and cutting back a bit after my last big race in the fall (my 3rd half marathon).
Post # 9
My friend lost like, 50 lbs. I asked her what she did and she told me it was myfitnesspal. I did it too, and I’ve lost and maintained the loss of about 15-20lbs. It was huge for me because I have thyroid disease which makes weight loss virtually impossible,
Post # 10
@jwdesiree: I have been using fitness pal since December and have lost about 10 pounds. It definetly makes you very aware of the things you are eating and what you should avoid. Are you eating alot of processed food? If so that would be the reason why your sodium is so high. I’m severly sensitive to sodium and processed food so I try to avoid it all together…and my sodium count is always wayyy undr. My problem is with sugar…I’m always over in sugar cause I enjoy fruit and its loaded with sugar!!
Post # 11
I just started MFP with FI, and I have lost 3 lbs in about 3 weeks. I had started working out more before I started logging on MFP, and lost 4 lbs. So total, I’m 7 down. I have 10 more to go until my goal weight.
It REALLY helps to log the meals. I am very small, so I really have to watch my calories since even when I exercise everyday I am not burning off as much as other people.
I work at a coffee shop, so I realized that the reason I was not seeing any weight loss was that I was drinking a lot of milk and those calories add up quickly, even 2% milk! I get free drinks at work, and I LOVE milk, so it has taken a lot of will power to drink plain iced coffee (lightly sweetened) or stick to tea and water.
My problem is definitely sugar… I love fruit, and I love sweets.
Post # 12
My friend was on MFP, and that combined with exercise helped her lose over 100 pounds in a year!
Post # 13
I’ve been on it since November. I have lost just over 20 pounds/ just under 10 kg
Post # 14
I have one month before my final dress fitting and 1 stone to lose! and have started using MFP again, after a break.
I have lost 1 stone doing slimming world, but as with any diet, it can get a bit boring.
Previously I have lost a good amount of weight on mfp, on 1200 calories (I admit, I don’t take as much exercise s I should) I don’t tend to look at the individual protein/sodium/sugar values, although I do try to stick within the recommendations for fat. A low fat diet has always worked for me, you see.
Good luck with it 🙂
Post # 15
How many calories does everyone eat?
I have mine set at 1560 but don’t log exercise so I probably net around 1200-1300.
Post # 16
@dannielle89: I started at 1590, it readjusted to 1490
I LOVE food, so I eat back every single calorie. I’m still consistently losing (I stopped logging for 6 weeks in jan/feb though, for health reasons).