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February 21, 2013 11:58 AM
Hello forum:

I joined MyFitnessPal today as part of my company's "Biggest Loser" competition, which started on Monday & run through April 15, 2013.

I am 39 years old, a former competitive swimmer & sometime triathlete, now about 40 pounds overweight. I have tried losing weight many times before with mixed success. I know that logging my food intake is super-helpful, so I'm going to try again using this website. I like the iPhone app, especially the barcode scanner.
February 21, 2013 12:05 PM
Add me if you would like!
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February 21, 2013 12:18 PM
Angeledge a good step in the right direction.
February 21, 2013 12:18 PM
Welcome to the community! Good luck with your contest, you can do it :)
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February 21, 2013 12:54 PM
The good thing is that you know what it takes from your swimming days etc. You can do it again. Best of luck and you (as can anyone) always feel free do add me. I am on here often and track my food almost everyday.
February 21, 2013 12:56 PM
Best of luck dear, you can do this, if you really want it bad enough
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February 21, 2013 12:56 PM
You've taken a great first step joining this group. So many awesome & helpful people.
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February 21, 2013 12:57 PM
Welcome and best of luck!! You are going to do great! And if you start getting frustrated, read this:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/857137-for-the-newbies-here-is-what-losing-80-pounds-is-like
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February 21, 2013 12:58 PM
Do you work for Visa?!
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February 21, 2013 12:59 PM
Welcome to MFP! Logging calories and exercise will fall into an easy routine before you know it. If you want to track your steps, calories burned, and even sleep, you can even purchase FitBit or BodyMedia (what I use). The device syncs with MFP as well. Stay committed to MFP, and you'll see weight loss in no time! :)
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February 21, 2013 12:59 PM
Hi angledge! Welcome! Best of luck with your work here and in your competition at work!

*edit*

i am 37 (idk why my profile is off by 1 year) and trying to lose 55lbs. started last week!


all are welcome to add me!
Edited by supah_ On February 21, 2013 1:01 PM
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February 21, 2013 12:59 PM
I've been on here for over 740 days! Feel free to add me...I will do my best to encourage and motivate!!
February 21, 2013 1:01 PM
Welcome to mfp!! :-)

Good luck & if i can help just ask.
February 21, 2013 1:03 PM
Feel free to add me!
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February 21, 2013 1:03 PM
QUOTE:

Welcome and best of luck!! You are going to do great! And if you start getting frustrated, read this:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/857137-for-the-newbies-here-is-what-losing-80-pounds-is-like


Welcome to the site. The above was very inspiring and very true for a lot of my journey so far.
February 21, 2013 1:03 PM
Joining is the best thing ever. I LOVE MFP and you will too...smile
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February 21, 2013 1:04 PM
Welcome to MFP. The website has been an amazing tool for me in losing weight. The community in general is awesome. Good luck to you.
February 21, 2013 1:04 PM
Everyone is welcome to add me. bigsmile
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February 21, 2013 1:05 PM
Welcome! Sounds like you're on the right track. I've lost 50 pounds using MFP (my ticker lies!) over two years... I took it nice and slowly. But I've kept it off for two years too! :) You're in the right place for support and help. I still track even though I'm at goal because it keeps me accountable, although now I mostly make sure I'm doing my exercise!

Feel free to add me and I will totally give you whatever motivation or support you need!
February 21, 2013 1:05 PM
Thats Awesome!!!!! You won't regret this. It is an amazing site to give and get support from people with the same goals in mind. Keep it up!! :)
February 21, 2013 1:07 PM
Welcome! This is the greatest support site! Logging every day makes you accountable for what you eat and do durning the day. You will be surprised at little you realized you ate in a day, I know I sure did.
You are welcome to add me although I don't comment as often as some of the others do.
Good Luck!
February 21, 2013 1:08 PM
Welcome and Good luck.
February 21, 2013 1:12 PM
Welcome to mfp. It's a huge support and I think you're gonna do great. I log on every day except holidays so feel free to add me.
February 21, 2013 1:20 PM
welcome to this site we are one big family who support each other on good days and bad, anyone can add me
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February 21, 2013 1:24 PM
Welcome! I tried for 3 years to lose weight and this site was the only thing that helped. Seeing what your eating really helps you see what to do. I started making better choices and losing weight was easy after that. I'm sure you'll do just fine.
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