Photo a day May 9 – Something you do every day

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I struggled with this one all day. I do LOADS of things every day but couldn’t think what to take a pic of. Then, as I was inputting my daily calories into the mighty MyFitnessPal I noticed that I’d logged in for 172 days consecutively. I’ve made it a part of my daily routine as it keeps me in check with my food consumption (helps me realise that no, a Greggs is NOT a healthy choice for lunch!) and I love the motivation and inspiration provided by other members.

If you want to get fit and lose weight I highly recommend MyFitnessPal although I’d strongly advise to ignore the recommended daily calorie allowance it gives you and instead work it out properly for yourself using your height, weight, age and a few other measurements via the Fat2Fit calculators. I was eating the recommended 1200 calories for two months and didn’t lose anything. I was miserable, moody and constantly hungry. Then, I worked out my BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) which is the number of calories you’d burn if you did absolutely nothing all day – my friend Lisa says this is “the amount of calories I’d burn if I was in a coma!”. And then I worked out my TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) and set my daily calories to 20% below this figure which is definitely more realistic and effective for me. See for yourself.

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