Last spring, I had finally had it. I was still up several pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight and the kicker? My son was 3 1/2. Deciding that it wasn’t just going to “come off” easily after three and a half years, I joined MyFitnessPal.com at the encouragement of my little sister.
From May to September, I lost 15 pounds. I was probably strict about the diet and my exercise regime fairly devoutly for 14 weeks or so. It wasn’t a quick weight loss. I counted calories, I hit the gym several times a week and I didn’t sweat the random weekend days that I may have gone over or didn’t do as well as I did the day before. I lost about a pound of week. I stuck with it because I found the website and program to be extremely easy and fun to use.
You can see my review from August of 2010 when I was down 10 pounds.
Now here I am at the end of December and while I have to be honest and admit that I haven’t been eating the healthiest, and I’m certainly not working out like I did, I’m happy to report that I’ve maintained my weight from the end of my time on MyFitnessPal. Well, mostly. In the end, by September I had lost 15 pounds. I’ve gained 3 since then which I can attribute to Peppermint Bark and Christmas cookies. But it even feels like more than two pounds as I’m bloated and have had about as much exercise as a sack of potatoes over the last few days.
So along with millions of other people, I’ll be starting back up on a diet and health regime in the New Year. I plan on joining back on board with my account at MyFitnessPal.com. It’s just too easy not to – the straight calorie counting, the ability to input my food and exercise into my profile via the web or my iPhone – it’s simple and it works. I implore anyone who is going for a diet and fitness resolution this year to check out this site. It’s user-friendly, simple and best of all – free!
If you know me, friend me! The best part of the site is that it’s Facebook-esque if you want it to be. My parents, sister and aunt all dieted with me last summer and having the group together to post encouragement on each others walls was an inspiration.
Check out MyFitnessPal.com and let me know what you think! I wasn’t paid or asked to write this review, I just love the website and think it’s a fabulous fitness and diet tool and what’s better than free?