(Closed) Share your My Fitness Pal Success!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I LOVE LOVE mfp!! ididnt realize how bad i was stuffing my face til i started using it lol! ive been using it for 3m i think and ive lost 11lbs so 30 more to go. but with all the girls using this app its soo much easier to have support and see others progress really motivates me

you can add me my name is the same as on here

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I started using My Fitness Pal almost two years ago. My initial success was amazing. While I was only about 20 lbs overweight, I lost it all and then some and I owe it to this app.  Now I really only use it to maintain my ideal weight, but its certainly one of the best apps I’ve ever had in terms of the help its given me.  I HATE traditional diets that restrict the kinds of food I can eat, and My Fitness Pal allowed me to still eat the things I love in moderation, since I was more aware of the nutrition content.  For example, I LOVE Starbucks chai tea lattes and couldn’t possibly live without them.  I figured out how to allow the smallest size chai to be part of my daily food intake.  Having something I love (but that isn’t the best choice nutrition-wise) was an important part to keeping me on track!  I think the key to this app is to stick to it, but don’t be discouraged if you miss out on a day of tracking. Just continue on with it the next day.  It’s easy to cheat and then not want to imput the data because its depressing to see how far I went over, but I allowed myself to do this once in awhile knowing that I would be back on track the next day. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve been on MFP for a little over a year, and lost (and kept  off) 32 pounds so far.  I love the support and accountability on there – it’s definitely helpful!

(BTW: My user name is the same on there for anyone who wants a new friend!)

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Good luck! I’ve used it and I find that my greatest secret to success was lots of little exercise breaks. I might go for a 20 minute walk/run in the morning, walk for half my lunch break, then walk after dinner. I don’t eat back these calories, but they really add up!! I also find the only way for me to stick to a diet is to pack my lunch. Bringing leftovers saves money and calories!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I love MFP!! I’ve lost 28lbs so far and have about 17 left to go! I’m MsBoPeep if you want to add me! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ilove hearing MFP success stories, keeps me going =]

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

just joined because you ladies were speaking so highly of it! πŸ™‚

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

There is a Wedding bee group on MFP. Join πŸ™‚

I really like it. I signed up a few months ago. It was more to just track my food intake not specifically to lose weight, but I’ve found that I snack much less when I have to write it down. I guess it works because I’ve lost 9 pounds so far.

Also add me if you want. I’m mariakhar on MFP.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I LOVE MFP as well!!  I’ve been tracking for almost 200 days straight and have found it to be very helpful.  I love the accountability, as well as the support of friends (and Bees).  I’ve lost 21 pounds so far by tracking my weight and exercising 4-5 times per week.  GO MFP! 

Feel free to add me … same name … just mention you’re from WB.  Good Luck!!!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love MyFitnessPal! I started using the app in February and I’ve lost 24 lbs – I have 10 lbs to go to my goal weight.

Tracking my food and using the food database helps me stay on track and made me realize just how many calories I was mindlessly consuming before. I still eat most of the foods I want, I just have to figure out how to work them in to my overall calorie allowance.

It’s great to have “pals”, too – I love seeing a lot of other Bees there – everyone is so friendly and supportive!

The message boards are amazing – there is enough information to read for days! I especially like the Success Stories section which keeps me motivated.

Feel free to add me!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Another MFP lover here. I started about 2 months ago, and I’ve lost 8lbs (another 5-7lbs to go before I hit my goal). I tried to lose weight off and on for two years before joining, but I was never very successful (lost 2 gain 1, lose 3 gain 4, etc.). I thought I had pretty good eating habits, but I was very wrong. I had no idea how many calories are in some “good” things. MFP keeps me accountable and helps me make better choices.

I track everyday except for Saturday (cheat day), and I haven’t gone over any day. If it looks like I’ll be over my calorie limit for the day towards the end of the night, I’ll exercise more to solve the problem (so it encourages more exercise too). I love that it gives you a starting calorie goal based on no exercise then adds calories for the exercise you do. I usually eat about 50-75% of my “extra” exercise calories to account for the possibility of MFP overestimating how many I burned. I really like the system!

You can add me too if you want. I’m MrsPoodles on there. 

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