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Old 11-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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Anyone use My Fitness Pal?

It's an app that I just got. Since turning 38 all of the sudden my clothes have gotten a tiny bit tight, even though I exercise regularly and watch what I eat (for the most part- I do have an occasional cookie). I'd like to lose 5 pounds, so I have to step it up! It's so great to have something easy with me to log in my food and exercise. It keeps me honest.

I mapped my run today, and it's only 3.2 miles. I never figured out the actual distance before, and I guess I thought it was farther. So now I added a new route, and I bumped it up to 4.5 miles.

Anyway, just wondering if anyone else uses it.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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My son used it when he started losing weight. It helped him discipline himself until he learned to change his diet. He has lost about a hundred pounds, and I'd say that he used MyFitnessPal for the first eighty.

I WAS using it, and it really helped me keep track of the calories I ate and burned, and while using it I did lose weight. I stopped using it and haven't held myself accountable, so I really do need to start again.

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I use Fat Secret which is similar. It also lets you add your exercise along with food. It's helped teach me portion sizes along with tracking the nutritional make-up of what I eat.
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I used it to lose about 50 lbs. I really liked it. It helped me to really see how many calories I was taking in and held me accountable for what I ate.
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I use it... so far I am down 36lbs. I have struggled the last couple of weeks but I am back at it.

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I've been using it since January and have lost 100 pounds. It's been eye-opening how many calories I consume and burn!
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:22 PM   #7
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Wow, I am so impressed with how much weight some of you have lost. Good for you! I have been doing so much better already. I stepped up my exercise and I've been eating really healthy. I'm so glad I have this to help me get through the holidays.
It's so nice that it is free! I have friends who have used weight watchers with great success, but I don't want to pay for anything to just lose 5 pounds.
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