4ever420 wrote: »
My Aha moment was when I first heard of MFP and decided just to check it out. I wasn't even planning on starting a weight loss journey that day but set up an account just to see. I was playing around with it, entering the foods I had eaten that day when I realized that if I didn't eat anything else that day I'd be within my calorie goal.
The best way I can describe it is a switch went on in my head. All of a sudden it seemed so simple, I just don't go over that calorie goal and I would be in a deficit and lose weight. 148 lbs and over 2yrs later I am still going and have reached my goal for the first time in my life.
The main difference from the other times I've tried (and failed) to lose weight was that "switch" hadn't been turned on before. I don't really understand what exactly made my brain switch on but now that I've finally gotten here, there's definitely fear that the "switch" will just turn off one day and I'll spiral out of control again...
AnnMarieThomas91 wrote: »
My Ah-Ha moment was when I was told i need a op to remove fibroid tumours and being told that if i was a 'normal' weight for my height and age it would have been less likely that I would of had them, so then i was like well damn I need to fix this, I have two kids that need me.
Im currently the heaviest I have ever been and i'm planning to lose as much as I can in the healthiest way, no cutting corners and no stressing myself out about it. Healthy eating and the gym
I know I need to change my mindset and get better , but progress is progress and i will take every day as it comes
gallicinvasion wrote: »
I've always struggled with the knowledge that I needed to lose weight to feel healthier and look better, but I really and truly felt addicted to terrible processed food. I was eating at McDonald's 5 out of 7 days a week, and ordering out every night, and as soon as I finished each meal, I felt wracked with guilt and totally miserable. I felt unable to get out of the cycle until I started going to a behavioral therapist who specialized in disordered eating.
After the first session, she said "Do you think it's do-able to drink 1 extra cup of water every day this week?" I said "of course, that's easy."
The next week, she asked "How about download MFP onto your phone and explore it? Don't even log anything, just look around and see how it works." I said "Of course I can do that, that's easy."
The third week she said "Can you eat a small breakfast every day this week?"
We were working together to find small achievable goals that made it so much easier to kick the processed food habit and eat reasonable portions, even start cooking and meal prepping. I am hopeful that I can keep this up! It's been 3.5 months already and I've lost 32 pounds.
bigthogan wrote: »
A friend called and the Mrs. picked up and put the phone on speaker, I heard my friend say " What's bro up to...besides 300 "
I was in the 260ies at the time, i've lost a couple of them.
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