About a month ago I wrote a very personal post on my attempts at weight loss, focusing on what was working for me and what kept me motivated. Sadly, shortly after publishing that post the pounds stopped slipping off so easily; in fact, I’m only down a few pounds from where I was a month ago (I’m not a superstitious person, but the proximity to me writing about how I haven’t plateaued and hitting a plateau is suspect).
The royal “They” always say “The secret to weight loss is diet and exercise,” then usually try to sell you a gym membership or talk to you about CrossFit. They’re not wrong, but it’s certainly a case of “easier said than done.” I don’t really enjoy exercising, so I decided to start on the diet part.
Several years ago some of my friends started using a calorie tracker app called MyFitnessPal, which they were using to log their daily caloric intake. I downloaded the app and played with it for a week or two, then promptly forgot about it. Recently, I tried revisiting MyFitnessPal to help lose some weight and have been quite satisfied with it.