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CatrinabernalCatrinabernal Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
Hey everyone!

I have been a member of MyFitnessPal since 2011 but only used it on and off... when I have used it, it really has been a help so I am getting back to it as of today!

I am from the UK but now live in the Netherlands - usually I spend at least 1 week per month in the UK to visit my friends and family but now there's lockdown everywhere I'll be spending a lot more time at home, as we all will!

At my biggest I weighed just over 15 stone (210lbs or 95kg). Using various methods I got down to just under 12 stone (168lbs or 76kgs) about 2 years ago but slowly I have crept back up and now I am at 13.8 stone (193lbs or 87.5kgs).

My aim is to get down to around 10.5 stone (147lbs or 66.6kgs). I'm gonna do this by following a macro / calorie controlled diet and adding exercise in, which I have never done - not even when I was at my lowest weight!

Similar to most of you, I'm now trying to leave the house as little as possible, so my diet will consist of as much "convenience" foods as possible (tins, freezer stuff) and I will need all the motivation I can get from others, as I find it helps!

I love to see other peoples activity on my page as it reminds me that I'm not alone in doing this and gives me motivation to carry on when I know others are also trying so hard to stay healthy. So - if you wouldn't mind a buddy on here, please add me as a friend so I can follow others success!

Hope to hear from you! :#:):*

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  • Ikeeptrying2Ikeeptrying2 Posts: 9Member Member Posts: 9Member Member
    FR has been sent.
  • mworeillymworeilly Posts: 249Member, Premium Member Posts: 249Member, Premium Member
    Here for you. Add me.
  • Buff_ManBuff_Man Posts: 670Member Member Posts: 670Member Member
    You can leave the house to get food and for exercise as long as you keep your distance. In the UK we can do this so if you can then take walks or run!
  • valerieporto16valerieporto16 Posts: 2Member, Premium Member Posts: 2Member, Premium Member
    I'm getting started too. Improving my diet helped me down from 220lbs to 200lbs. Trying to keep up that progress and get serious about exercise too for a goal of 140lbs by the end of the year. Good luck!
  • DAN1ELGRU88DAN1ELGRU88 Posts: 73Member Member Posts: 73Member Member
    👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼 this place got you
  • mrmota70mrmota70 Posts: 15Member, Premium Member Posts: 15Member, Premium Member
    Pflugerville, Tx buddy on board... started off at 30 stone... and down to 24.6 stone. Trying to get back to better health.. even at the new weight I already see the positives in energy and overall well being.. Don’t have a set goal, but definitely need to drop a few more...
  • Megan_smartiepants1970Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 8,698Member Member Posts: 8,698Member Member
    Feel free to add me ...wishing you much success :)
  • jugarjugar Posts: 3,169Member Member Posts: 3,169Member Member
    If any of you would like to try a team approach - it is a great way to get support, keep going even when it isn't going as well as you'd like, and you make some friends who are going to be there every day with you. I have been in one group for quite a while now, and I don't think I'd still be maintaining my weight loss and exercise commitment without it.

    Try it for a month - it's a great bunch of people from all walks of life and many parts of the world. Teams are around 25 people, so you get to know everyone. The six teams also have full group challenges if you want to do those. Hopefully you'll want to stick with it for longer once the month is over.

    The group is called From Fat2Fit - check out what it's about on the group home page:
    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/114605-fat-2-fit-weight-loss-challenge-and-support-group

    Join up for April (starts SUNDAY March 29!!) - sign up here:
    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10789583/april-registration#latest
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