1 year of daily logging on MFP...I'm such a loser!

ScottH_200
ScottH_200 Posts: 377 Member
edited October 2014 in Motivation and Support
This weekend marks 1 full year of logging in and logging my food every single day. I downloaded the app a couple of years ago, however, after a couple of false starts, wasn't consistent.

I decided to really give it a shot a year ago this weekend and have found this format a very useful tool in helping me along in my battle of the bulge.

I have lost 120 lbs in 12 months and am 15 lbs from goal.

The process has actually been an enjoyable one for me in that I have found it not to be drudgery. Drudgery is when you're so fat (like I was) and couldn't walk from the parking into the store without my back killing me and being short of breath.

My plan has been pretty simple. Eat whatever I want, just not whenever I want, or, how much ever I want. I eat sensibly, but not restrictively.

I've incorporated walking into my weekly routine and have walked up to 50 miles in a given week. However, there are other weeks when it was hard for me to get in 10 miles.

A few things I've learned along the way, most are stating the obvious:

* Corporate accountability has it's limitations. No one (especially on an internet site like this) can make you accountable. If you don't plan the work and work the plan, it won't get done.
* Excuses are a dime a dozen
* I'm stronger (mentally) than I thought
* Mini-goals are helpful
* Eating at a calorie deficit works
* Walking is fun
* I love wearing size L opposed to 4X
* One's weight can swing wildly from day to day, don't freak out.

The NSV's I've experienced this year are too numerous to list...

That's my story and I'm sticking with it ;-)

Cheers!
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  • LeonCX
    LeonCX Posts: 862 Member
    edited October 2014
    Losers are winners. Great post. We need more like this one. Thanks! (*)
  • lorib642
    lorib642 Posts: 1,942 Member
    Wow! That is impressive. Thanks for sharing :)
  • wmcmurray61
    wmcmurray61 Posts: 192 Member
    Fantastic! Good work! I, too, am down to those last few lbs after losing 50. I did it the same way you did. The old fashioned way. The SMART way. The ONLY way to take it off and KEEP it off. Good on ya!
  • bwogilvie
    bwogilvie Posts: 2,130 Member
    Congratulations!
  • Gr8ChangesAhead
    Gr8ChangesAhead Posts: 836 Member
    an awesome loser
  • Liftng4Lis
    Liftng4Lis Posts: 15,151 Member
    Wow, incredible job! Congratulations!
  • viciouslitany
    viciouslitany Posts: 187 Member
    ooh, kill 'em. :D
  • ScottH_200
    ScottH_200 Posts: 377 Member
    edited October 2014
    Thanks!
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  • karenj_m
    karenj_m Posts: 215
    fantastic Scott!!!!
  • jsalzat
    jsalzat Posts: 225 Member
    WOW :D Way to go! Thanks for sharing your inspiring story!!!
  • MKEgal
    MKEgal Posts: 3,252 Member
    Wow. 120 lb in a year?!?! Wow.
    And did I say "wow" yet? :grinning:

    And you've inspired another T-shirt...
    Now I want to make one with the MFP logo that says "I'm such a loser!".

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  • libbydoodle11
    libbydoodle11 Posts: 1,351 Member
    Wow, you are quite the loser! Congrats on such a grand success!
  • ScottH_200
    ScottH_200 Posts: 377 Member
    Thanks again. I went out this morning and celebrated my one year anniversary and 120 lbs lost today and bought some new Carhart shirts. Size Large. Not 4X, 3X, 2X, XL.. But LARGE. Did I say LARGE?
  • queenliz99
    queenliz99 Posts: 15,317 Member
    You are such a loser!!! Congratulations and thanks for sharing:)
  • ScottH_200
    ScottH_200 Posts: 377 Member
    Thanks!
  • maoribadger
    maoribadger Posts: 1,837 Member
    Well done on being such a loser. I can only hope I am where you are in about 10 and a half months.
  • ScottH_200
    ScottH_200 Posts: 377 Member
    Gracias to all.
  • sheahughes
    sheahughes Posts: 131 Member
    Fantastic work! Thank you for the inspiration!