I've been using MyFitnessPal for about six months, since mid-November. I know that calorie counting really doesn't work for some folks but I've found that being mindful and keeping track of what I'm eating has been an important part of weight loss for me. I've also been doing things like cutting back on red meat, reducing my intake of simple carbs (I can seriously eat half a pound of pasta, so I have to measure it!) and drinking less alcohol (well, trying to).
I would not say that the process has been easy but it has been easier than I thought it would be. That's not to say that I haven't been busting my butt but I still eat all the foods I enjoy. I just plan ahead a bit more and I'm much more mindful of portions and not eating beyond the point of satiety. I guess this has been my way of working toward mindful eating, while still having a caloric guideline to help me lose weight.
The weight loss has slowed considerably in the last month, possibly because I started an anti-depressant. I knew that might happen and since I need the medication, I'll just have to keep going. I'm able to do more now psychically and I'm much more comfortable in my body, so I'm trying to focus on those positive changes and not get too hung up on what the scale says. This is going to be a long process but I feel like it's something I need to do.
Losing weight is part of a bigger picture for me - I'm trying to do right by myself and take better care of myself physically, emotionally and spiritually.