900 Days of Logging at MyFitnessPal

Today I am celebrating my 900th straight day of logging into MyFitnessPal.com. Next month, it’ll be 3 years since I started on my healthy journey! What a wonderful experience this has been!

It all started with a quote on a Facebook friend’s wall on July 20th, 2009:

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me.

After various unsuccessful attempts to “get healthier”, I saw her post, and for some reason, it clicked! I knew this time would be different, I knew this time I was going to stick to it no matter what!

I started tracking my calories on fitday.com, but a few days later, I found that Myfitnesspal.com was better, so I copied all my food info from fitday. Ever since then, I’ve been logging in and tracking my food, even before MFP kept track of the total log-in days. I don’t think I missed more than one or two days of tracking, even while on vacation.

I wasn’t always perfect in the foods I chose, but I logged them anyway, and now looking back, it’s awesome to have a record of my food diary, and how I’ve evolved through the years.

In fact, here is a screen shot of food diary on July 21st (click for larger version):

first day of food diary

During the last 3 years, I have lost (and maintained) 65+/- pounds. I’ve never felt healthier! I’m going to be 50 this year, and I didn’t feel this good, with so much energy at 30!

Life is good! Happy 900th day, next stop 1000!

3 thoughts on “900 Days of Logging at MyFitnessPal”

  1. Two HUGE thumbs-up for you! Here’s to eating awesome foods and being accountable to the only person who really matters: yourself! Getting our very first CSA box this Wednesday; can’t wait to be surprised for the next 20 weeks with super-fresh organic vegs & fruits! :)

  2. Holy cow, congratulations Debbie! That is just fantastic, and maintaining a 65 lb weight loss is nothing to sneeze at!

    Isn’t it funny that once you’re enlightened, what to feed your body to keep it healthy comes so naturally? I am about two years into my “healthy” revolution — so you beat me to it a bit! — and I can’t believe the things I used to consume. It was just the Standard American Diet, and that is just SAD!

    Good on you for being accountable and being in control of your destiny!

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