I'm back on MFP!

FitnessGirl11mfp Posts: 232 Member
edited February 2016 in Success Stories
Hello all,
I just wanted to share my story because I'm pretty happy with my results. Sorry there are no pics. I have before pics in my other phone, which i will have to transfer to my new one soon. I will post my story again with pics when i reach my goal weight. Stay tuned :-) When I first started MFP back in May 2015, I was so unhappy with myself and my unhealthy lifestyle. I am 5'3 and was weighing right around 207 lbs. So I started my weight loss journey and ended up losing 27 lbs. August 2015, I found out I was pregnant. That was and has been the most rewarding/life changing time of my life. I had my baby boy Jan 16, 2016 at 34 weeks pregnant with HELLP syndrome which can be a life threatening condition for both mom and baby. Thankfully, they flew me to a hospital 3 hours away and delivered my baby and we are both safe and doing great.
Anyway, I needed to add that part about my pregnancy in order to get to the part about postpartum depression. After my baby was born, I was very depressed and am now on anti depressents. Throughout all of this journey, I went back to eating very unhealthy when I was pregnant and after (cafeteria food, fastfood, and my biggest craving of sweets now that I am breastfeeding). We spent a month in the hospital NICU and now that I am home, I thought surely I hadn't lost any weight and gained a bunch more. Well, turns out that I am back down to 183 (about where I was when I found out I was pregnant.

Although I still have a ways to go, I wanted to share my story in hopes of motivating someone.
The things that helped while on MFP before where....
1. Weigh and log all food and drinks ACCURATELY!
2. Exercise regularly and make it a routine. My biggest thing was walking between 45 min and 2 hours a day 3-5 times a week.
3. Stay away from sweets and fast food as much as possible. But if you do indulge, still make sure to log EVERYTHING. Don't feel embarrassed or like a failure if you have an occasional treat. Just log everything and try to stay under your calorie goal.
4. Drink water!!!!!
5. Don't focus so much on the scale because that can be very discouraging. Focus on other NSV such as having more energy than before, loss of inches, etc.
6. Surround yourself with a positive support group (MFP friends are amazing support).
7. DON'T GIVE UP and remember that you are doing this for YOU AND NO ONE ELSE! Remember it's not just about weightloss, it's about becoming a healthier you!


  • MrsMizart
    MrsMizart Posts: 1,275 Member
    Well done on all counts lass. Glad you and your boy are doing well.
  • FitnessGirl11mfp
    FitnessGirl11mfp Posts: 232 Member
    MrsMizart wrote: »
    Well done on all counts lass. Glad you and your boy are doing well.

    Thank you so much :-) It's been quite the adventure with fitness and especially motherhood! But I wouldn't trade it for the world!
Do you Love MyFitnessPal? Have you crushed a goal or improved your life through better nutrition using MyFitnessPal?
Share your success and inspire others. Leave us a review on Apple Or Google Play stores!