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December 27, 2012 11:28 AM
Original topic: 08/16/2012, updated 12/27/2012. This is the sixth update, with new additions to the list. If anything is not clear, feel free to ask or use your Google-fu. If anything is incorrect, please let me know and it will be updated in the next re-post.

This list is limited to health and fitness and MyFitnessPal-specific acronyms and terms. For generic internet acronyms, such as SMH, WTG, TTYL, etc., you can go to one of many internet acronym list sites, such as http://www.netlingo.com/acronyms.php.

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30DS: 30 Day Shred: A cardiovascular and plyometric exercise program. Developed by Jillian Michaels.

BodyBugg: From the website: the bodybugg calorie management system is a proven solution in weight loss management. The bodybugg system works by keeping an accurate daily record of calories consumed vs. burned making it easier to stay informed, make decisions and more effectively manage your weight. (http://www.bodybugg.com/)

BMR: Base or Basal Metabolic Rate For TDEE and BMR, please read this awesome post here: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/654536-in-place-of-a-road-map-2-0-revised-7-2-12

Bump: A message of BUMP is placed in a thread for a user to come back and read later. Making a post of "Bump" causes it to appear in the user's My Topics list. *Please see more below about BUMP- someone always argues with me about this particular term on MFP. flowerforyou smile

C25K: Couch to 5 K: A running program designed for beginner and non-runners to get them from the couch to running a 5K. Some are 8 weeks, others are slightly longer.

ED: Eating Disorder. There are several kinds. Go to www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/information-resources/ for more information.

ESE: Eat Stop Eat. A type of Intermittent Fasting diet plan.

EMTLW - Eat More to Lose Weight

DOMS: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness: From wikipedia: Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), also called muscle fever, is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise. The soreness is felt most strongly 24 to 72 hours after the exercise.

DYEL - Do you even lift?

Fitbit: a small electronic device attached to clothing to monitor steps taken and movement throughout the day. http://www.fitbit.com

HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-intensity_interval_training

HRM: Heart Rate Monitor

IF: Intermittent Fasting is a pattern of eating that alternates between periods of fasting (usually meaning consumption of water only) and non-fasting. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermittent_fasting)

IIFYM: If It Fits Your Macros- See Macronutrients.

Macros: Macronutrients- the large categories of nutritional ratios of Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat.

MFP: My Fitness Pal

Net Calories: number of calories eaten minus number of calories burned in exercise

NROL4W: New Rules of Lifting for Women- information at http://www.myfitnesspal.com/forums/show/119-new-rules-of-lifting-for-women-nrol4w-

OP: Means "original post" or "original poster" of a forum topic. Example: "The OP was clearly talking about carbs instead of fat."

NSV: Non Scale Victory a dieting and weight loss term for noticing your weight loss success off the scale. This includes smaller clothing sizes, measurements, compliments, etc.

P90X: A high intensity, 90 day cardiovascular/plyometric fitness routine. Created by Tony Horton.

Paleo: From Wikipedia: "The paleolithic diet (abbreviated paleo diet or paleodiet), also popularly referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet, is a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various hominid species habitually consumed..."

PCOS: Polycystic ovary syndrome- Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance of a female sex hormones. This may lead to menstrual cycle changes, cysts in the ovaries, trouble getting pregnant, and other health changes. Weight gain and obesity is common in women with PCOS. Losing weight can help treat the hormone changes and health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. Read more at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001408/

Primal: From Wikipedia: "The Primal Diet is a carnivorous, low carbohydrate raw foods diet, pioneered by Aajonus Vonderplanitz. It can also be considered as a Paleolithic diet with the addition of raw milk products."

TDEE: Total Daily Energy Expenditure

TLDR/TL;DR: Too Long Didn't Read.

TOM: For women- "Time Of the Month"- The monthly menstrual cycle. Important in terms of fitness because of the uncontrolled body changes and water retention that can affect weight loss and fitness goals and plans.

Vegetarian/Vegan/Pescatarian/Flexitarian: Go here: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/vegetarianvegan101/tp/TypesofVeg.htm

VLCD: Very Low Calorie Diet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very-low-calorie_diet)

YMMV: Your mileage may vary. Basically means that if you try what the poster recommended, it may not produce exactly the same results.

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*Here's why I do not reference BUMP as the acronym "Bring Up My Post":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bump_%28Internet%29
"To bump a thread on an internet forum is to post a reply to it purely in order to raise the thread's profile. This will typically return it to the top of the list of active threads. It has been suggested that "bump" is an acronym of "bring up my post";[1] however, this is almost certainly[original research?] a backronym and the usage is entirely consistent with the verb "bump" which means "to knock to a new position".[2]"

and a "backronym" means (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backronym):

A bacronym or backronym is a phrase specially constructed so that an acronym fits an existing word... (emphasis mine)

The word is a combination of backward and acronym, and has been defined as a "reverse acronym".[1] Its earliest known citation in print is as "bacronym" in the November 1983 edition of the Washington Post monthly neologism contest. The newspaper quoted winning reader "Meredith G. Williams of Potomac" defining it as the "same as an acronym, except that the words were chosen to fit the letters".[1]
Edited by Dad_of_3 On December 27, 2012 11:30 AM
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December 27, 2012 12:02 PM
Great job!! Love the bump thing lol
December 27, 2012 12:20 PM
Nice; would have liked to see this when I first started...now it was just confirmation of all that I'd figured out! bigsmile
January 4, 2013 5:19 AM
Bumping for the new folks who have no doubt joined as part of their New Year's resolutions.
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January 17, 2013 1:50 PM
Bumping for new members.
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January 17, 2013 2:45 PM
This is great... I didn't even know a couple of these!
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January 17, 2013 3:03 PM
Bump
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January 18, 2013 2:53 PM
BUMP
Thanks!
January 19, 2013 8:39 AM
Bumping for new members.
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February 1, 2013 6:18 AM
Feb. 1.: Bumping for new members.
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February 1, 2013 8:02 AM
bump
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February 4, 2013 2:01 PM
What is UGW? I was thinking under goal weight, but it doesn't seem to apply to some posts I see it used in.
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February 4, 2013 2:17 PM
QUOTE:

What is UGW? I was thinking under goal weight, but it doesn't seem to apply to some posts I see it used in.


Ultimate goal weight, as many people have mini goals to get to a main goal. You'll commonly see it after SW & CW (start and current weights)
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February 4, 2013 2:19 PM
What is QFT? I see it when people appear to agree with something previously said.
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February 4, 2013 2:21 PM
Bump
February 4, 2013 2:25 PM
Thank you you have no idea how lost I have been with all the acronyms people use. Finally I understand it took me longer than I want to say to figure out what HRM stood for then Im like duh heart rate monitor ,also are my intials :)
Edited by SakuraRose13 On February 4, 2013 2:26 PM
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February 4, 2013 2:26 PM
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What is QFT? I see it when people appear to agree with something previously said.


QFT- Quoted for Truth.

It's a way of saying "Ditto", "Absolutely", or "I agree with everything the poster said"
Edited by Mathguy1 On February 4, 2013 2:30 PM
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February 4, 2013 3:04 PM
Thank you for posting this.
February 6, 2013 10:54 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

What is UGW? I was thinking under goal weight, but it doesn't seem to apply to some posts I see it used in.


Ultimate goal weight, as many people have mini goals to get to a main goal. You'll commonly see it after SW & CW (start and current weights)


Will definitely be adding these to the list- thank you!

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

What is QFT? I see it when people appear to agree with something previously said.


QFT- Quoted for Truth.

It's a way of saying "Ditto", "Absolutely", or "I agree with everything the poster said"


Commonly used on the internet, but I won't be adding it to my list as it is not diet/weight loss specific.
Edited by Dad_of_3 On February 6, 2013 10:54 AM
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February 6, 2013 11:15 AM
Thank you for posting this. It should be a must read when you join MFP so you can readily understand most posts.
February 6, 2013 2:46 PM
So helpful! Thanks. Now that I know the answer, I'm like...duh! :)
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February 7, 2013 12:20 PM
I've been seeing a bunch of new members, so I am going to start bumping this topic weekly instead of monthly. Bumping for Feb 7 in 3, 2, 1...
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February 7, 2013 12:35 PM
BUMP
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February 7, 2013 12:42 PM
Thanks Nsv has been killing me!
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