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2020 Welcome Noobs to MFP

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  • Chiz2020Chiz2020 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    Hello everyone! Glad to be here! Myfitnesspal often pops up when I do a search for nutrition info on food, I just got on board and it's helping out a lot! Planning my meals and checking the calories before I cook and portion them has really helped me stay on track.
  • staceycrump987staceycrump987 Posts: 2Member, Premium Member Posts: 2Member, Premium Member
    Nova wrote: »
    Welcome to the MFP Community! This is a discussion we have created to welcome the new people in our community, to have a discussion where new folks can meet one another, AND ask questions of existing members.

    We are not going to do an adopt-a-noob discussion this year so we encourage our awesome veterans to hang out in the discussion if you are interested in helping answer questions our noobs need to know.

    Hello I'm a newbie here
  • RiderOfWesternRiderOfWestern Posts: 8,211Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 8,211Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    I hope everyone is enjoying 2020!
    edited January 18
  • beshin6883beshin6883 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    Hi, I’m Brandon. I’ve been logging for a couple months but this is my first jump into the community. A little mad at myself that I didn’t start this earlier, but better late than never.
  • umpa2112umpa2112 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Hello this is day two of my diet! I am very nervous. Yesterday, I took my weight and it has double. I am hoping this diet per-say, is the one for me....
  • lconnor4218lconnor4218 Posts: 9Member Member Posts: 9Member Member
    I'm new to myfitnesspal and am looking for some support in the community I've never gone on a calorie-restrictive diet before and I'm having a tough time staying motivated. How did you stay motivated when beginning a diet? I understand it needs to be lifestyle-focused but I'd like to jumpstart my weight loss and lose 14lbs for my wedding on March 21st. That is 14 lbs in eight weeks. I think it is a pretty manageable amount and can be done in a healthy way...but like I said I'm struggling and need a little help!
  • RiderOfWesternRiderOfWestern Posts: 8,211Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 8,211Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    I'm new to myfitnesspal and am looking for some support in the community I've never gone on a calorie-restrictive diet before and I'm having a tough time staying motivated. How did you stay motivated when beginning a diet? I understand it needs to be lifestyle-focused but I'd like to jumpstart my weight loss and lose 14lbs for my wedding on March 21st. That is 14 lbs in eight weeks. I think it is a pretty manageable amount and can be done in a healthy way...but like I said I'm struggling and need a little help!

    dont restrict too much too quickly.
    it is a journey; take small steps.
  • chelseagilbertronanchelseagilbertronan Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    Hello!
    I'm not exactly a newbie to losing weight or to My Fitness Pal, but I am new to the community part! I've lost about 70 lbs throughout my journey about 3 years ago. I have 20 lbs. I'd like to lose after a recent pregnancy. I'd love to connect with other people excited to be here too!
  • jodyleewallacejodyleewallace Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    Hour 1 of Day 1!
    Looking for support friends and tips.
  • kimspeareykimspearey Posts: 16Member Member Posts: 16Member Member
    Been on here for a while but a lurker rather than an active poster/logger so yes I’m a newbe. I am really finding it hard, only lost 0.5kg last week as I’m trying to breastfeed my 10 week old and not mess that up so I’m fearful of having too much of a deficit. And on Friday I did so well and then ate a bowl of profiteroles. 🙈
    edited January 29
  • Kilsi_KizmitKilsi_Kizmit Posts: 9Member Member Posts: 9Member Member
    Hello,

    Few weeks ago for T-Mobile Tuesday they offered WeightWatchers for $8 the first month. Tried it, lost 5 lbs on it, but felt restricted even with the zero point foods. Opting to calorie count instead so I don't feel bad for having a piece of bread..... Even though I posted a little last night, Day one truly starts today... with the exception of my FitBit exercise points....my band broke and waiting on a new one today. Starting Weight 218 Goal Weight 135.

    Trying to lost 83lbs.
    edited January 29
  • scotex89scotex89 Posts: 15Member, Premium Member Posts: 15Member, Premium Member
    Hi, I am Carole. Got my weight down almost to my goal a couple of years ago, but have put on almost a stone since. Starting again, mostly for health. Cutting out dairy, gluten and corn on an anti-inflammatory diet, and I know I will lose weight if I do that. I am already vegetarian. But these things are what make my vegetarianism sustainable, so it will be a challenge. Any other vegetarian/vegans here?
  • xluvnlifexxluvnlifex Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    Hey hey hey!! Day 3 but second time user and so much has changed on MFP since 2011!! Anyhow feeling pretty good about my new journey!! Let's do this!!
  • kt883kt883 Posts: 9Member Member Posts: 9Member Member
    Hello, I'm a newbie to this app and community. What does MFP stand for? I've seen that in a few places now. I'm still learning as I go. Someone from another forum hooked me up with several links on getting started here and how to make the most of it. Learned I didn't log a few of my items correctly, oops. But from what I did record today I was only over 57 calories for the whole day. I'm sure I'll get it all figured out.
  • slimgirljo15slimgirljo15 Posts: 230,497Member Member Posts: 230,497Member Member
    kt883 wrote: »
    Hello, I'm a newbie to this app and community. What does MFP stand for? I've seen that in a few places now. I'm still learning as I go. Someone from another forum hooked me up with several links on getting started here and how to make the most of it. Learned I didn't log a few of my items correctly, oops. But from what I did record today I was only over 57 calories for the whole day. I'm sure I'll get it all figured out.

    MFP stands for MyFitnessPal
  • bretmartin09bretmartin09 Posts: 33Member Member Posts: 33Member Member
    I feel like the odd one out, I started with MFP because I noticed my lifts were getting slowly weaker and I was training hard. I am deployed so at the mercy of what limited food options I have, so with the help of MFP I was able to decipher that I was extremely calorie deficient for the amount of activity I do in a day. This has helped me to stabilize and get my strength back to where I need it to be. Bottom line, for the posters who have stated to go slowly, the are correct, too harsh of a deficit will leave you feeling quite lethargic and unable to sustain in the long term!
  • Kitty121964Kitty121964 Posts: 9Member Member Posts: 9Member Member
    Hello, I'm new to myfitnesspal! This is the first time in my life I'm counting calories. I've always followed the Weight Watchers plan. I'm confused about the calories the app says I can have. I'm not using all of them. I'm approximately 500 under every day. However, when I add up what I've consumed in the Weight Watchers app, I'm at my limit. Does myfitnesspal give me my maintenance calories or my calories to lose weight?
  • tarvinbabytarvinbaby Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    I have been using Fitbit and MyFitnessPal for several years but have not doing community. Really having a hard time this winter staying on track after having my ankle joint fused. I am determined to get back on the horse so to speak with my diet and exercise. Look forward to seeing helpful pointers in comments from the community.
  • VivLeFairyVivLeFairy Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    Hi, I'm not really new, but I'm just now using the app.
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