Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My Fitness Pal - 2 Week Check In

Good Morning Friends!

I've been using My Fitness Pal for about 2 weeks now.

What I'm loving:

  • The database is incredible. It literally has EVERYTHING.

  • The community. I love stalking people. :)

  • The app for Blackberry. This is my rock. It really is.

    • What I'm not loving so much:

      • I find it ridiculously hard to ONLY 1500 cals on days that I don't exercise

      Ever since I began my weight loss journey, exercise has always been the easy part for me.

      I love the challenge, I love to sweat, I love the "I just got my ass handed to me" feeling.

      During a perfect week, I generally hit the gym/and or run 5-6 times. Of late, this has not been happening as a result of real estate woes. Usually this would bother me, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. However, since my debut at My Fitness Pal, I find that I'm relying on those extra calories to avoid dying of starvation. The end result is me feeling guilty about not exercising.

      Exercise guilt is something I have always struggled, but I can't help but noticing how it has intensified since I started at MFP.

      I think it's pretty clear that I really need to get my eating in check in order to succeed on the program, but it all honesty, I don't eat THAT bad. Moderation is the key right? And honestly, I think I'm doing not-to-shabby in that dept.

      I'd like to tell you that I've lost 27 lbs in my first 2 weeks, but I can't. In truth, I can't even tell you how much I've lost because I haven't weighed myself yet.

      I prefer to weigh myself every 2-3 weeks as opposed to weekly. It turn into a crazy woman when I get too scale reliant. Back in my hardcore WW days, I made scale manipulation an art. Water chugging, no food after lunch, exercising right before WI, and even removing jewelry. For the sake of everyone in my life, I will not going back there.

      I plan get on the scale this Friday and I'm hoping for good results.

      Question: Have YOU ever resorted to scale manipulation?


      Momma Hunt said...

      Oh I totally understand the scale game....I have am doing Weight Watchers online and honestly I do not weigh in online every week. When I went to meeting I became scale obsessed and I know that isnt good. So I am trying to get better about realizing that Weight loss is overall weight loss not just a what the scale says on any particular day but what it says overall over time!

      sarah said...

      Yes. I totally have been doing the scale manipulation game lately. And I hate it.

      I'm thinking of trying My Fitness Pal. For something different. I NEED something different before I go crazy.

      justme said...

      i started using MyFitnessPal also a few weeks ago. you are right, the database is amazing for the foods!

      JavaChick said...

      I only get 1200 cals if I don't exercise...1500 sounds awesome to me. Ah, the joys of being 5 feet tall.

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