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Weight loss that came with a wife

Bharrell414Bharrell414 Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
Regardless of my weight loss situation or my journey, MyFitnessPal will always have a special place in my heart. Why you ask, well, it found my wife when I wasn't even looking.

I was brand new to Chicago at the very beginning of 2013, looking for nothing more than to continue to lose weight in my new city. I had already been logging for a few months regularly and posted in a Windy City Forum asking for recommendations.

I am by no means a social person or heavily interactive on the site, so when I got a private message from a local Chicagoan welcoming me to the city, I didnt think much of it. Fast forward 3 months and we became daily pen pals, swapping messages multiple times a day through the app.

I finally got up the nerve to meet her in person, with absolutely no discussion on romantic interest from either side. In fact, neither of us knew that the other was gay.

Fast forward to 2020. We have been together for 7 years, married for 2.5. We both continuously log our calories after a 80 pound weight loss (me) and a 50 pound loss (her). Our love of food is still there, as is our desire to remain healthy.

So whenever someone asks me how I do it; I always recommend MFP. And might get a wife out of it too.


  • SisterSueGetsFitSisterSueGetsFit Member Posts: 1,164 Member Member Posts: 1,164 Member
    What a lovely story. My most heartfelt congratulations to you both; I wish you a lifetime of health and happiness.
  • SERmom3SERmom3 Member Posts: 568 Member Member Posts: 568 Member
    Beautiful! Congrats on your marriage and your weight loss! 💕
  • Yivs_87Yivs_87 Member Posts: 241 Member Member Posts: 241 Member
    What a lovely story to start my day with <3

    Thanks for sharing and congrats!
  • dhiammarathdhiammarath Member, Premium Posts: 830 Member Member, Premium Posts: 830 Member
    Awwwww, lovely!! <3 Congrats!!
  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Member Posts: 4,555 Member Member Posts: 4,555 Member
    Such a beautiful story!! Thank you for sharing it with us. :)
  • katshearekatsheare Member Posts: 1,073 Member Member Posts: 1,073 Member
    Oh my gosh, glowing from your glow! Heart warmed, and thank you for sharing your lovely story and beautiful wedding photo!!
  • knightmagicknightmagic Member Posts: 101 Member Member Posts: 101 Member
    This is a beautiful story! Your dresses are beautiful too!! Congrats!!
  • NextPageNextPage Member, Premium Posts: 609 Member Member, Premium Posts: 609 Member
    I love your story and the beautiful pic.
    edited February 2020
  • happimess01happimess01 Member Posts: 6,914 Member Member Posts: 6,914 Member
    What a lovely story. Thanks for sharing and I wish you two the best!
  • solieco1solieco1 Member, Premium Posts: 1,444 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,444 Member
    What a beautiful start to my day! Thanks so much for sharing your love story <3
  • parkerpowerliftparkerpowerlift Member Posts: 184 Member Member Posts: 184 Member
    I absolutely LOVE this!!! Congrats to you and your partner!
  • hesn92hesn92 Member Posts: 5,853 Member Member Posts: 5,853 Member
    What a sweet story. Congrats on your weight loss and for finding love.
  • bear2303bear2303 Member Posts: 248 Member Member Posts: 248 Member
    Congratulations!!! What a beautiful story and couple! This makes my heart so happy!!!
  • MsWaxMsWax Member Posts: 22 Member Member Posts: 22 Member
    What an awesome story! You both look stunning in your gowns. Congrats!
  • seltzermint555seltzermint555 Member Posts: 10,427 Member Member Posts: 10,427 Member
    This is gorgeous in every way! Love your story!
    Congrats to you both!
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