(Closed) My MyFitnessPal Journey!

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Member
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@linnylou_88:  Wow, congratulations! It sounds like you’ve found a weight loss plan that really works for you which I know can be a hard thing to find. 

Post # 4
Member
5245 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@linnylou_88:  My fitness pal is amazing! I lost about 15 punds before my wedding using it! It makes you super aware of what you are eating so that you stop eating hte wrong things

Post # 5
Member
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Wow congrats!

I have lost 14 lbs using MFP so far. I am 5’4″ and look sick at under 125. But that just goes to show how every body is different. 🙂

 

Post # 6
Member
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Such an amazing app. I gained about 10-12 lbs when I moved to a new city for a job, and myfitnesspal has helped me to lose between 15-17 lbs since August.

Like another poster said, it really makes you aware of what and how much you’re eating.

Any time someone I know mentions needing to lose weight, I recommend that app!

Post # 7
Member
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love myfitnesspal!  Overall I’ve lost almost 30 pounds, but 15 of those came off with myfitnesspal.  The last 20 feels like it’s going to be the hardest–I love eating!!  At least myfitnesspal shows me how much I really eat (toooooo much)

Post # 8
Member
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@sweetbutdemanding:  I’m also 5’4, and if I get anywhere above 125, my face blows up like a balloon. I envy those who don’t have that problem!

Post # 10
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7656 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@linnylou_88:  I am using MFP, and I love it. I have lost 23 pounds so far (although with coming off BC just recently I have gained 2 pounds of water retention).

It keeps me accountable for what I put in my mouth, but my favorite is the support system there. The ladies I have as my friends are amazing, and I enjoy giving and getting support.

To answer your questions. I HAVE had cheat days. Many, in fact, and still lose weight because I log it even if the calorie number sucks. It helps remind me why cheat days are very few and far between. But they are also good to have because you will be placed in situations even after your extra weight is all gone where you won’t have a choice but to portion control poor foods.

If anyone wants to add me I’m Megz2006. Good luck everyone!

Post # 11
Member
78 posts
Worker bee

@linnylou_88:  While I always encourage fitness, and I in no way whatsoever want to be judgemental about size – everyone is comfortable at different sizes – I am also 5’6″ and know that 120lbs is the lowest recommended weight for our height… Anything less and (medically speaking) it’s considered unhealthy. I’m 165lbs and when I tell people I’m trying to lose 40lbs they literally choke and tell me that’s impossible and that I’d be skeletor! I have been 120 in the past, and felt too skinny… 125 is definitely my goal, and I have a tiny frame (bra size of 32DD even at 165lbs because of my small ribcage). Are you sure you want to lose the weight, or instead maybe just tone up and change a bit of weight into muscle?

On a side note, I also just downloaded MyFitnessPal! 🙂

Post # 13
Member
78 posts
Worker bee

@linnylou_88:  Ah that makes me happy! Weird to worry about the health of a stranger on the other side of the Atlantic, but 112 sounds scary for 5’6″! I’m glad to hear you’re planning on working out, and aren’t afraid of what the scale says vs what your flat tummy does! My advice for belly weight – sounds like high GI (glycemic index) carbs are your problem! They definitely tend to cause weight to go to the belly area. Try to cut down on sugar/starch/carbohydrates, and instead eat lean protein (fish, chicken, etc) and healthy fats! Olives and avocados and nuts are great! These things make you feel full, but also make your body work for the energy stored in them! And light weight-lifting won’t make you look muscular (if that’s a worry at all) but will just help your metabolism increase.

(And I have NOT been taking my own advice for the past 2.5 years, which is why I’ve gained weight, but it really works when I stick to it! My old personal trainer told me the only time you should have carbs is during recovery post-workout.)

 

Anyway best of luck to everybody! 🙂

Post # 15
Member
78 posts
Worker bee

@linnylou_88:  Yes there is sneaky sugar in EVERYTHING it seems! I never noticed how much sugar is in the simplest of foods until I really started carb counting!

Post # 16
Hostess
23789 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@linnylou_88:  This is so awesome! Congrats girl!

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