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MyFitnessPal is my new best pal!(3 Posts)
I'm a bit late to the party I know!
I don't have much to loose but I had let my weight creep up very slowly so that I was 10/11 lbs over my ideal weight of 8st. Im a shorty (5 ft 3) and a small narrow build. It's not a lot of extra weight obviously but it all settles on my middle and makes me look 'round'.
Signed up with MFP 2 and a half weeks with my goal set at a loss of 1lb per week and so far have lost 2.5lbs so really happy! Also do 16:8 which helps stick to the reduced calls. Hols in 7 weeks so if I can keep this up (finding it very manageable) I will fit all my summer clothes 😀
I used to think tracking would be a pain but I find it really motivating and hugely educational with regard to calories and portions. Fab app!
Hi Wishimaywishimight, I also started tracking my meals recently and was surprised to see how much it motivates me. I don't use MFP but an app which works similar to it. It's called Yazio (maybe also interesting for some of you: www.yazio.com/en) and I really like it as it is so easy to use and has a great design. I have a bit more weight to lose than you, about 35lbs, and I'm excited to see the first progress already! What are your experiences with 16:8? I'm still trying out many different new things to find the perfect way for me. Right now I'm doing a clean eating challenge in the Yazio app which is so much fun and a great experience for me. If you have any tips I'd love to hear from you Wishing you all the best on your weight loss journey!
Hi Gracie, I'm still logging every day and still a huge fan of MFP. I actually got down to 1lb under my ideal weight (so 7st 13lbs) in time for my holidays and was really really happy with that. I only put on 4lbs while I was away (almost 2 weeks) which wasn't bad at all considering I was eating a lot more but also having alcohol every day.
I'm now 8st 3lb and happy enough to be back to 1200 cals a day (mid-week, I go over a bit at the weekends) and then plan to maintain at between 7st 13lbs - 8st 2lbs.
I'm finding 16:8 really easy. I always thought I would be weak with hunger if I didn't have breakfast but I don't miss it at all. I usually finish dinner by 8.30pm and then don't eat again until 12.30/1pm the next day. I do drink a lot of water and also green tea and peppermint tea and I find that keeps me going no bother. I take a break on Sunday though.
Between the 16:8 and MFP I'm finding it much easier than I thought to reach and maintain my target weight. Any time I think of nibbling for the sake of it I just think of all the clothes that I can now wear comfortably that were off-limits for several years and the pleasure of wearing what I want totally outweighs (pardon the pun!!) of eating when I'm not even hungry. Best of luck to you too!