Thursday, June 9, 2011

Food Diary and MUST HAVE Tools

Hopefully by now whomever is reading this has signed up for My Fitness Pal and set up their account. If not, then this blog entry won't make much sense to you however you are still welcome to read on. It may encourage you to sign up for the FREE site.

It should be noted that I DO NOT WORK for NOR BENEFIT PROCEEDS from the site. I just love it and have found it to be an effective tool for weight loss.

One of the most important things you are going to do is realize that we are not DIETING we are changing out mindset toward food, eating and exercising. This is a LIFESTYLE CHANGE first and foremost. Once you "get your mind right" (as Tony Horton says) your weight loss journey can begin.

My Savior, My Fitness Pal

I kept seeing posts on Twitter about "such and such lost 2 lbs since her last weigh in, she's lost 10 lbs so far" with the hash tag myfitnesspal. What was this magical website that had people losing weight every week? If this person could do it surely I could! So I went to my trusty Google and found what website they were on.

This website was about to save my life. I am not even joking. I didn't know it at the time but joining this FREE site is what changed my life and helped me to lose the weight. I didn't know at the time that it was going to be HARD work. But at this point, I had nothing to lose but the 40 lbs.

Just a Girl Who Needed to Lose

All it took was a photo. Just 1 picture captured in time. I looked at this photo, knew I was in the picture but did NOT recognize the girl looking back at me. Who WAS this person? Surely it wasn't me ... yet sadly, it was. What I saw was a VERY heavy girl looking back at me. Someone I didn't recognize ... someone I couldn't live being. I had to make a change...AND FAST.