I Joined MyFitnessPal

I need help. I’m participating in the DietBet Mom Bloggers Challenge, and while I have met my goal for the contest, I still have a very long way to go to reach my ultimate goal. I plan to keep doing what I’m doing after the challenge, but I need some way to keep myself accountable.

I recently found MyFitnessPal – an online fitness journal and calorie counter. Best news of the day? It’s FREE to sign up.

So far I’m loving it. One thing I’m finding that I don’t like, though, is that I can only enter my current weight on their website. It doesn’t give me the option to put in a starting weight. So, that 9.5 pounds that I already lost goes unnoticed by the MyFitnessPal site – which is kind of a bummer. 9.5 pounds lost is an accomplishment, and its’ a motivator to help me lose even more.

I’m going to try using the site for the next few weeks and see how I like it. I’ll be sure to let you know what I think.

If you’d like to follow along with me and join MyFitnessPal for yourself, I hope you’ll do so. You can find my profile here: Angie’s MyFitnessPal Profile. You have to be a friend to view my profile, so I hope you’ll consider adding me as one.

Do you have any online tools or resources you use for dieting? Share them in the comments below!

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Have you ever heard of SparkPeople.com? It sounds like a very similar concept. I’ve used SparkPeople in the past and really liked it … I just kinda “fell off the wagon” and haven’t visited it in a while. But it’s got all kinds of tools: nutrition/calorie counter, fitness tracker, message boards, advice articles, recipes, graphs to track your progress in several different ways, etc.

    By the way, congrats on the 9.5 lbs lost already!
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    I have been on myfitnesspal for almost 2 years now. I took a long break after losing a lot of weight. Which I then gained back! I love the site. I find myself exercising just so I can log it on my diary. As far as your start weight, why don’t you go back and enter your true beginning weight and then the next day update your weight to your current weight? The dates will be off of course, but at least you will see your 9.5lbs loss. Good Luck 🙂

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