SistaTV Daily Podcast #27 The MyFitnessPal App is Bae.


Hello Loves!!! Below you will find the link to todays SistaTV Daily Podcast, a reprint of a blog I shared here last year about my deep abiding love for MyFitnessPal App, ALL the information you need to get your life and learn about the fabulous Ms. Nikki Giovanni, and The link to Amazon to: Support SISTATV!
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Reposted from Food is not your friend

SistaTV Loves MyFitnessPal!

SistaTV Loves MyFitnessPal!

I’m on a 34 day streak of logging into the MyFitnessPal app and according to last weeks weigh in… I’m down 8lbs. I’m having such a hard time believing it. I battled with even talking about it here or mentioning the 8lbs at all cause… ” Its only  8lbs” and since I’ve been using MyFitnessPal App its been sort of (SORT OF) painless and kinda of fun so does it even count??

But then I realized that was DUMB. And SistaTV does a lot of things but I don’t do DUMB. So I got over myself and decided to discuss… So let’s discuss, darlings.

I LOST 8 LBS, SNITCHES!!!

I know what you are thinking “YAY, SistaTV but chile you were perfect before”.

That’s exactly what you said… Or Nah? :p

Don’t get me wrong… ya girl SistaTV is very cute,  very amazing, and  very fabulous as a very big girl.  But I really like feeling healthy and last month when they wheeled me in for my surgery. I didn’t feel healthy. I didn’t feel happy. I didn’t feel strong.

Working out. Eating right. Mindful living. Are three things that make me healthy, happy, and strong. So I’m doing it.

Its always a revelation how good taking care of myself feels. A few days ago, I finished entering my food and stuff into the MyFitnessPal App and I felt sooo good about myself. So good about taking the time to properly care for myself, so good to be doing something that is 100% completely for me I almost teared up. But I’m a thug so I didn’t let the tear drop or nuffin. #huglife

But feeling good about taking care of myself is a totally new feeling.  Not only because I haven’t done it consistently ever. But I realized now, I’ve lived my whole life with people who actually encouraged me NOT to do the things that were necessary to take care of myself. Because the I spent time taking care of me would have taken away the time I could have spent taking care of THEM.

BYE, FELICIA!

And I was either too young, too in love, and let’s face it in some cases, too DUMB to realize the kind of subtle bull I dealt with for so long… But I’se Free now…

So everyday I take time and figure out what I’m eating, make time to move my body, and take time to be mindful of how my life, my body, and my mind wants me to care for it and I do it… #shewon Please pray for me to continue to win.

My Fitness Pal has been INVALUABLE in my health goals. Its an app and an actual website that you use to track your exercise and activity and all your food intake.

You plug in your calories and your goals and then My Fitness Pal tells you how many calories you need to eat daily to lose the amount of weight you want to lose. It counts your activity for you and if you work out you get more calories in your daily allotment and  LOOK AT GAWD… Then, you can EAT MORE and still lose weight! I didn’t believe it either ya’ll but  MyFitnessPal App works.

For the past 33 days my goal was one pound a week. But I decided to push it a little harder so I adjusted my goals to lose more per week.

Today was my first day down from about 2000 calories per day to 1680 calories per day. I was really terrified. Losing 300 calories everyday felt like so much… That’s a nice piece of steak, a dope turkey sandwich, or a bit of cake and ice cream! I want all that. Every day. Every time.

But I’m learning that I have been an emotional eater. I hate to be restricted on my food choices. I just want to eat what I want, when I want, how I want it. But chile, that has lead to me not be able to do what I want, when I want, and how I want to do it. So something’s got to give.

This whole thing is really about me learning how to fight the anxiety that I feel when faced with restriction of any kind. But I’m ready to break them chains.

If you friend me on MyFitnessPal or (MFP) you’ll see that my news feed is full of me talking myself out of bad food choices because it helps me tremendously. I’m not ashamed. It also helps even more cause you can add friends (add me: SistaTV)! I only add people who are encouraging and can understand how REAL the chip and cookie struggle is. #thestruggle The support is invaluable. The tool is invaluable.  I was not paid or compensated in anyway to write this… I just really love MFP. PS. ITS 100% FREE. FREEE FREEE FREEEE!

Anyway, Yesterday I only had 1680 calories to work with… I was so scurred but I did it! It was touch and go for a moment because had an emotional eating Doritos meltdown because of a stressful encounter with a stressful person but I did it.

I just adjusted my dinner to make sure I made up for the junk food and I even had enough for a pretty healthy and straight up and down delicious dessert. It took me two seconds to make, was AMAZING.  Definitely a staple for me now. It was only 170 calories and the serving was huge. If you are tight on calories, you could eat half of it and be really satisfied too. If you guys want I’ll share the recipe for “SistaTV’s Strawberry Almond Crunch Jesus”. That’s what I’ve decided to call it because its so yummy it obviously must have some Jesus in there somewhere… #halayloo.

Alright, I’m going to clean my face and bless this day with my presence, you do the same.

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