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  • morganton1morganton1 Posts: 2Member, Premium Member Posts: 2Member, Premium Member
    Hi all! New to MFP! Hope I will succeed this time!😊
  • QuickLeanQuickLean Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    Hello, I am new. Might be wrong place to post this ... is there a discussion area for people based in the UK (or can you change settings) ? I have read discussions from the US, this is lovely to see, but brands etc. are not available here.
  • elizabethh5199elizabethh5199 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    I have been using this app off and on since last summer, but am really trying to make a real difference this year. I have started going to the gym, but am looking to eat better for my health!
  • rkleslie79rkleslie79 Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    Trying to loose the last 40.
  • xluvnlifexxluvnlifex Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    Hi All!! I starting using MFP in 2011 and with using MFP and exercise I lost 40lbs., became a marathon runner and a SPARTAN!! AROO!! Fast forward to 2016 I was involved in a really bad on the job injury which required 2 reconstructive ankle surgeries, the first in 2017 and the second in 2018. After each surgery I was not mobile for 3 months and I had to undergo extensive physical therapy, heck I am still in physical therapy!! In the last 4 years I have gained 80lbs, chronic pain, depression and anxiety. I have lost some feeling on the bottom of my right foot and overall my right foot and ankle no longer feel or function how they used to pre-injury. To top it all off I was in a major car accident at the end of 2018 in which my left hip was involved and after completing physical therapy for the injury and not being 100%, I had a MRI done and it shows I have a tear in my hip socket...FML right!?! Anyhow, the surgeon wants to do a cortisone shot first before doing any surgery which I understand but can you see how this last 4 years has been exhaustively FRUSTRATING!! I try to stay positive but its hard some times to do so. I miss all the activities that I used to do pre-injury, I miss the active life I had but what I have come to realize is that although I may not be at the same level of activity as I was pre-injury I can still be active and I can still control what I put in my mouth!!! I'm looking to use MFP as a means to stay accountable in my fitness journey!! I've done it before and I can do it again, I just need to learn new ways of getting there!! Anyhow Good Luck to EVERYONE who has decided to make a change in their life for the better!!! WE CAN DO THIS!!
  • slade51slade51 Posts: 63Member Member Posts: 63Member Member
    wayne2025 wrote: »
    Hi Everyone,
    I am new to My Fitness Pal. I finally bite the bullet and download the MFP app. I have thinking of losing weight and find a healthier way to live. I am at a odds on where to start and does anyone have any pointer for a beginner?

    Start by logging everything. My first thing was replacing soda -> water, candy/cookies -> fruit/nuts, ice cream -> yogurt.
    Then find an exercise <b>that you like</b> walking, biking, whatever. If it’s fun and not work, you won’t dread doing it.
    I let people know I was exercising to keep myself accountable. The first 2-4 weeks will drop “water weight”; don’t be discouraged if it slows after that, just aim for steady progress.
    And get some friends here to cheer you on!
    You’ve already taken the hardest step to start.
  • PinkShamrocksPinkShamrocks Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    Hi I'm Kate from Michigan! I had great success using MFP about 5 years ago. I then got lazy, didn't watch what I ate and had knee surgery several months ago. The result, I put a ton of weight back on :# I'm working back towards more exercise and eating better. I welcome all friends especially those with 100 lbs to lose. I've done it before, I know I can do it again. We can all reach our goals!!
  • IchabodnyIchabodny Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    robertw486 wrote: »
    How do i add friends?
    I was wondering that too. How do I add friends?

    Since this seems to be asked often, I made up some guides for it.


    Thank you so much for your post-so helpful!
  • IchabodnyIchabodny Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    Hello, I'm adding to the list of newbies here. Had some health scares recently and considered morbidly obese with a fear of continuing to gain until my body gives out much sooner then it should.

    I'm 48 years old weighing 300 lbs. I am working with a medical staff as well but we take the trip every couple of months for now for progress weigh-ins (wonderful hubby and I). I am being considered for bariatric surgery and wanting to avoid this with some real resolution. My husband and I do NOT want to take this road. I am here determined and seeking some real support to turn my life around and maintain it after for a hopefully very long life still.

    I will be happy to add anyone wanting friendship and support here. Have a wonderful day!
  • VivLeFairyVivLeFairy Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    Hi! I'm new ish. Haven't used the app much, but I will now
  • jasmine_edmondsjasmine_edmonds Posts: 1Member, Premium Member Posts: 1Member, Premium Member
    Hi I had MFP on my Phone for a little while But not used it that in depth. I'm on the Slimming World Was doing really great at the beginning then lost motivation. I'm now I'm now starting to get my head back in the game. :)
  • glitter_blondieglitter_blondie Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Hey! I’m new here! I gained quite a bit of work in grad school through exam and dissertation stress so I’m finally ready to get healthy and fit again! Would also love to make some friends on here for motivation so please feel free to add me xx
  • wearoutwearout Posts: 1Member, Premium Member Posts: 1Member, Premium Member
    Hello. My name is Christopher. I'm nervous to post here. This is my first day on MFP.

    I'm 18 years old, and 340lbs+. I am chronically ill from years of medical neglect from my blood family. I was bedridden for most of my life. I'm on a lot of medications, and struggle the most with PTSD and borderline personality disorder (which comes with binge eating disorder). I am also transitioning from female to male with hormone replacement therapy. I'm going through a second puberty and having testosterone cravings yay! Lol

    I live somewhere beautiful now. I love it! But, I am still struggling with my weight and compulsive eating... I want to lose it in a safe way and not a bad way like I struggled with in the past. I'm scared to put myself out there, but I want to succeed! I want to be healthy! I want to do this, and not give up 5 days in!
  • maaka1981maaka1981 Posts: 23Member Member Posts: 23Member Member
    Hello everyone. I'm new here, looking for motivational friends
  • donahueJohnsondonahueJohnson Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    Alex wrote: »
    Hello and welcome to the MyFitnessPal Community!

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    We'd love you to say hello and introduce yourself. You should also check out our member's amazing success stories.

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  • ancientcastleancientcastle Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    Hi everyone! My name is Cas and I'm quite new here. Last week I found out that I have Type 2 diabetes that affecting my hormones so bad I bleed for 2 months straight. My ob gyne told me to lose weight so I can live longer since obesity is taking toll to my health. I currently weigh 236 lbs, I am 5'2 ft. I don't know how to start. I am a stress eater and eating sweets is what comforts me to all the stress I am getting in my job. I hope we can help each other.
  • deafshark78deafshark78 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Hey! I am back on here after several years, but under a new account since I deleted my old one years ago. I've been doing an ok job at maintaining, but would like to be more serious and consistent in becoming a lot more leaner, fitter, more active, as well as shifting my focus onto strength training. Heaviest weight was 169lbs, and I am now at 137. Seeking friends who are serious about their health & fitness. Let's reach our goals!
  • Jossy_starJossy_star Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    Hello I’m just getting started feel free to add me
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