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Hi everyone...just joined

kimcc25kimcc25 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
hi all, just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. l'm hoping to finally find a solution to my weight struggle & put an end to my yo-yo dieting & unhealthy lifestyle. Can anyone give me any words of advice & tips to using mfp to successfully lose weight? :o)

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  • kimcc25kimcc25 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    hi all, just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. l'm hoping to finally find a solution to my weight struggle & put an end to my yo-yo dieting & unhealthy lifestyle. Can anyone give me any words of advice & tips to using mfp to successfully lose weight? :o)
  • okiemomaokiemoma Posts: 14Member Member Posts: 14Member Member
    Journal EVERYTHING. No matter how small, even if it's a "free" food (fresh veggies have very few calories) and water intake. I really try to flush my system everyday; drinking about 100 ozs of water a day. I do include tea (1/2 green tea & 1/2 reg tea) but I make sure I drink more water than tea. I still haven't found a diet cola that I like so that's not a problem for me. Getting in as many veggies as I should get but still working on that one!

    Good luck on your journey

    okiemoma
  • okiemomaokiemoma Posts: 14Member Member Posts: 14Member Member
    PS----that's my grandbaby! Joy of our lives!
  • jree435jree435 Posts: 33Member Member Posts: 33Member Member
    Hey there, I'm new here too. My tip would be don't be so hard on yourself. Occasionally you may go over you calorie intake or not get enough water but it's not the end all and be all. Start fresh the next day. Hang on to your goal!! You can live a healthier, well balanced life.
  • kimcc25kimcc25 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    Thanks everyone for your tips. I'm really feeling motivated to get my weight under control. I hope I get to know the MFP community better for support, and tips, and especially encouragement. Keep up the great work everyone and I'll definitely put your advice into action. thanx.
  • cmriversidecmriverside Posts: 27,097Member Member Posts: 27,097Member Member
    kimcc25 & jree435~~

    Welcome! There is SO much good information, links to helpful sites, and helpful friendly support here on MFP. I learned a lot by reading all the old posts, and I've bookmarked the ones I want to integrate into my plan.

    Check in daily - there are always new things to do or learn. I have a few staple meals and once I had them all entered into my Personal Foods, it makes it very easy to jounal my foods. It takes about a week to get them entered and figure out how to combine them in different ways to make the numbers work.

    Best of luck to you both ! ~ I agree with jree435 ~ cheating is ok on occasion, and really won't affect your weight loss that much. Most important is to eat your allotted calories daily + the extra calories you "earn" by exercise.

    ~cheryl
  • kimcc25kimcc25 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    Thanks cm for the tip. I was wondering if you can suggest any reliable calorie counter sites. I got different number of calories for the same item.
    So, how long has everyone been on mfp? how close are you to goal? I would love to hear everyone's story.
  • cmriversidecmriverside Posts: 27,097Member Member Posts: 27,097Member Member
    http://www.calorieking.com/foods/

    http://www.calorie-count.com/

    +.......and on the same site - veggies=

    http://www.calorie-count.com/calories/browse/page/1/1100.html

    http://weightwatchers.com

    AND ON MFP, there are many posts for helpful websites: Read through all the posts.
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    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/732-helpful-sites-for-calorie-info

    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/827-where-do-you-find-the-time
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    There are many: I think I'll start a "Favorite Website" thread on MFP in "General Discussion"
  • kimcc25kimcc25 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    Thanks for all your help!
    kc
  • fitness4kfitness4k Posts: 11Member Member Posts: 11Member Member
    Hi Kim,

    I just joined today, but staying stocked with healthy favorites has really helped me. Having snacks and meal "fillers" that are conducive to your dietary needs might be beneficial. Staying loaded up on bagged salad, salad dressing spritzers, tomatoes (love them marinated in balsamic vinaigrette), 100 calorie snack packs, 1% or light cheese, fresh/dried fruit, soups, frozen stir-fry mix (good way to get veggies) and pickles, has helped me to avoid going over my calories/fat/carbs/protein allowances. This has been particularly true today as I incorporated my snacks. I also try to plans my meals for the week. If I know I am going out to eat, I adjust my meals accordingly. I hope something I have shared is helpful. Best wishes.
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