Monday, October 22, 2012

Week 1 - My Fitness Pal (review)

My first week back to weight-loss and I chose to start with My Fitness Pal.  I think that each Monday I will let you guys know how the previous week went, including a review of the plan!

I really enjoyed using My Fitness Pal again, not only because of my awesome friends over there, but because of the HUGE food database and the fact that I don't have to eat any certain foods or limit any either.  In fact, I ate a lot of "junk" food last week.

I would give you an example of a typical day, but I ate pretty differently every day last week.  Almost every day I exceeded 2000 calories, but netted between 1300 and 1600 after exercise calories were deducted.  At that net, I should lose 1 to 2 pounds per week, and I lost 1.4 so I'm here to tell you that My Fitness Pal's calorie calculations work.

Also, I used their database exclusively to calculate exercise calories, no heart rate monitor needed.  I'm sure that it's not 100% accurate, but it worked for me.  :-)

So that's my review of My Fitness Pal.  It works, and it's easy.  If you are looking for a simple calorie-counting website with a wonderful community to boot, MFP may be just what you need.

I really needed that "gray area" last week.  I needed to track, but still eat junk food and not worry about nutrition.  I think that sometimes everyone needs to do that.  I'm not saying that it was a healthy week (far from it) but I think it was WAY better than OVEReating on the junk food and gaining more weight. 

Weight Update
week one start weight: 204.4
end of week one weight: 203.0
total weight loss for week: 1.4 pounds
total weight loss since 28th birthday: 2.2 pounds

BONUS cute dog picture- Diva and Jacques lazing around...
This week:  Weight Watchers PointsPlus!


Thin Lizzy said...

Glad you're back! I use the site Loseit! I like it better than MFP, but I don't know why really...

Leah (The Kind Weight Watcher) said...

Thanks for the tip, I will have to try that one week!

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Amanda said...

You can find me on there. I'm on there as aj_31.