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A place for cruisers to share their stories of how to lose weight before a cruise. Virtual snacks allowed, but only in small quantities.
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#1
Oceanside, Ca
428 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
This is a great website for losing weight. If you are on it find me
puggleperson

I want to lose 30 pounds by April
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#2
Oceanside, Ca
428 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
im telling you mfp is like the best website for losing weight eva!! Come find me
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#3
162 Posts
Joined Jun 2007
Okay I am going to check it out.
I need to lose 30 to 40 lbs. I have never dieted before. I was thin till i was in my mid 40s. Now I am 53 and weigh 200 lbs. I am 5'9" tall. My Dr said 30 to 40 lbs would be good to aim for.
I am to work out more and lift weights and try to eat less of the same foods I eat now.
Other than my weight I have no health issues and take no meds.

So far I have been doing that.... more exercise less food... for a month. Lost all of 0, yes thats a zero, lbs. Not sure what to do or how to diet.

My Dr said to make sure that I continue to eat "healthy" that since all my blood work is good and my cholesterol is good not to mess that up. That I need to exercise more.
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#4
Western NY
237 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Hi,

I'm cruising on the Allure on April 29th, and I'm trying to lose 15 pounds. I've already lost 5.5.

I use MFP Faithfully, and I weigh in each day. It totally motivates me!

If you want to find me, I'm ag1966.

Ann
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#5
Mesa, AZ
2,221 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Right there with you all! Best app out there, has worked great for me! Now go get your tickers going!!!

(I use the same name on it as here)
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#6
northeastern oregon
116 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
I love myfitnesspal.com it is a great way to stay accountable to yourself and assist in portion control and encourage exercise and healthy living. I started using it in November and lost 12 # ..only gained 3 during the holidays and lost those again. just returned from a trip to Las Vegas so have been afraid to weigh as I haven't been able to get back on the treadmill or a decent eating regimen with my schedule ( 12 hour noc shifts) but will get back on track starting today! goal for me is another 10 # by April 26..NOLA jazzfest and cruise to Jamaica!
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#7
Fayetteville, NC
24 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
I love MFP!!! I've been using it since the first of the year and have lost 37+ lbs since! It's such a great way to track your calories and stay on track for weight loss. Now what to use while I'm on my next cruise next month...
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#8
Oregon
102 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
I'm on there too!!! Same user name!! Been fairly faithful since march 2011 and I'm down 16 with 10-ish more to go
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#9
Boca Raton, Fl
3,156 Posts
Joined Nov 2000
Hi everyone! I've been using MFP since May 2011 and I'm down about 15 lbs. I go to WW for their scale. I have a lifetime membership to WW for the past 27 years. I prefer mfp to using the points system. They workout about the same. WW is also based on about 1,200 calories. I've been on a zillion diets and have never gotten really heavy. I am about 12 lbs. from my goal. My problem is that we travel a lot and I'm not good at all when I'm on vacation. I make good food choices most of the time but then when I add alcohol to the mix, I lose control and end up eating sweets. I think a big part of being successful is journaling and being accountable for what you are eating. I do exercise a lot. I go to zumba 3 times a week and then do the Curves circuit twice a week. I also walk 3 miles every morning. Although I do quite a bit of exercise, what I eat plays the biggest part.
Marianne
#10
Western PA
15 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
We're booked for a TA next April, so I've been on CC alot and just came across this post.

Started MFP on Monday 3-26. I'm hoping it's the extra motivation needed to lose 30 lbs. (20 of that by this July for DD beach wedding).

Good luck to all and keep it up! We can do it!!
#11
Carolina
8,698 Posts
Joined Aug 2006
I've signed up for My Fitness Pal, but I'm not an active user. Don't get me wrong, cause I do need it. May take a second look at becoming active. I'll look for ya'll over there.
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#12
North west
46 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
I started using MyFitnessPal on my android phone March 10, 1500 calorie plan, and using a natural fat metabolizer called Slimmetry (Nutrilite...purchased it on Netshopnow.com). I've lost 8lbs since the 10th and counting...goal is 65 lbs by November. I love the accountability MFP brings as well as the AMAZING database it has....easiest weight loss plan I've ever been on. I plan on adding exercise but for now my job has moderate walking and that's about it for me.
Here's to all of us!
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#13
2,026 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
Thanks for the tip. I saw this on the same day that I asked some friends for advice and a few mentioned MFP. I SUCK at logging my foods for more than a few days, so we'll see how this goes. In the past I've always had to use a paper diary or wait until I'm in front of a computer. I now have an iTouch, so that will help. I think my biggest obstacle is that I like to cook and logging in homemade dishes with lots of ingredients is a PITA! So if I want to stick to the diary, I need to change the way I eat. Sigh. I guess that's the point.
#14
Milton, VT
618 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
MFP is by far the best app for weight loss. I've been using it since January 2012 and have since lost 28 lbs.
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#15
Mesa, AZ
2,221 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Originally posted by weltek
Thanks for the tip. I saw this on the same day that I asked some friends for advice and a few mentioned MFP. I SUCK at logging my foods for more than a few days, so we'll see how this goes. In the past I've always had to use a paper diary or wait until I'm in front of a computer. I now have an iTouch, so that will help. I think my biggest obstacle is that I like to cook and logging in homemade dishes with lots of ingredients is a PITA! So if I want to stick to the diary, I need to change the way I eat. Sigh. I guess that's the point.
Don't forget you can store favorite foods and meals. So once you store certain ingredients, it should make inputting a little quicker. And if you cook some recipes often, you can save it as a meal, and pull it up et al next time in one shot.
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#18
Dresden Ohio
587 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
Originally posted by chillyw
Is anyone still using the site? I'm looking for some more people to become friends with on there. Username is chillyw
hello i just signed up today see how it goes username dlminnerjr
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#20
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Joined Jan 2010
Originally posted by dwightnwynonia
hello i just signed up today see how it goes username dlminnerjr
what a great web site a real eye opener now i am more focused then ever and also thanks chillyw
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