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My Fitness Pal Changes

My Fitness Pal Changes

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Kristin

    I never tracked calories when I was losing weight a few years ago. I took it up in maintenance hoping to lose 5-15 more pounds. That hasn’t happened however. I use Daily Plate and I like that app really well. The hardest part for me is going out to eat because it’s really hard to track restaurant meals. I try to be flexible and not get overly stressed about this. I don’t eat out too much anyway. The other thing I get a little concerned about is whether my tracking is a little bit obsessive. Especially considering that I can’t even lose 5 pounds!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      There is definitely a fine line between being overly stressed about tracking and being flexible. I go through phases where I can get a little obsessive with my calories but it’s not as often anymore.

      How many calories are you trying to eat a day? How long have you been trying to lose weight?

  2. Mascha

    I am not a calorie counter, but a weight watcher, but I think the counting is similar. For me the hardest part is to be prepared.

    Every monday I have my weigh in and right after that I check my calendar for the week and think about how many sport will I do this week? How many activity points will I earn this way? Which days am I invited and have to eat just what I get there? Which days am I allowed to splurge?

    And if I do my homework very well for this part, I am really prepared and can enjoy every day of my week.

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    1. Lisa Eirene

      YES! Doing it right means you have to plan ahead A LOT. Plan fitness around busy schedules, plan meals and healthy snacks to have on hand. It takes work and planning but it works.

  3. Lori Lynn

    I think it’s hard when you have the “homemade” meals with a lot of ingredients put together. I know there are recipe builders of putting ingredients together and getting the calories, but I guess it’s taking the time to do it!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s why I ate a lot of processed foods in the beginning. I knew exactly how many calories I was eating. It’s harder now.

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