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Losing weight.
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RoseQuartzGlow · 14/10/2019 19:56

Tell me your success stories. How much did you lose, how did you do it, and how difficult did you find it?

I need motivation!!

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TemporaryPermanent · 14/10/2019 20:22

Partial...
I lost 20 kilos over 3 years, though with some plateaus and bounces up over that time (on another bounce at the moment, curses!) 20kg is over 3 stone. I'm 50 now. I want to lose another stone and get to a healthy BMI.

2 things work for me: myfitnesspal and exercise. I can only eat about 10% of what myfitness pal allows me for exercise though.

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TemporaryPermanent · 14/10/2019 20:25

Oh - its had some really difficult patches. If I didn't love eating I wouldnt be in this state. But the good bits are fantastic, particularly getting stronger and fitter.

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RoseQuartzGlow · 14/10/2019 20:25

I find MFP hard to use as sometimes if I make something at home I have no idea how much of each ingredient is in my portion. Unless you weigh out every single ingredient of everything you make I don't understand how it's possible.

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Tweetingmagpie · 14/10/2019 20:26

You have to weigh out every single ingredient that’s the point... Wink

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TemporaryPermanent · 14/10/2019 20:30

If you're using a recipe online you can paste in the url and the app will calculate the calories? I sometimes just find an equivalent recipe even if I'm not following it exactly. I use the barcode scanner for ingredients too. You soon get the hang of typical amounts.

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MrsJonesAndMe · 14/10/2019 20:53

I've lost 12kg since the end of July to get myself back to a healthy BMI. I have thyroid problems, so for me it was a combination of getting the hormone treatment and I've been doing Intermittent fasting which means I reduced the amount of time to eat and trying to eat 80/20 healthily.

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