TEAM: Flab-U-Less (February)

AB0215
AB0215 Posts: 7,393 Member
Welcome to the Challenge new and returning teammates!! This is the conversation/weigh in thread for your Team :) Keep on losing because our first weigh ins begin THIS Sunday! I am here for you should you need anything - simply message me or tag me by putting an '@' just before my username (NO SPACES) and I will get to you asap! ~ Ashley @AB0215.
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  • mram3582
    mram3582 Posts: 2,526 Member
    Hi again everyone! Welcome to all of our newcomers. My name is Melinda and I am acting team captain right now. I have been active on mfp since mid-Jan of 2018 and this is my 18th round on the Biggest Loser Challenge. I started at a whopping 315lbs. after quitting an active job, having surgery, starting my own business, and being on very high doses of steroids. I am now down to 260lbs. which is almost where I spent the majority of my adult life. My diary is open for anyone's viewing pleasure and I am willing to help out in any way that I am able. As far as personal life/hobbies: I am married to my high school sweetie for 20 years, no kids, 2 cats. I own a carpet, tile, grout cleaning business which keeps me pretty active and I am nightshift 911. My husband and I build arcade cabinets and program emulators (think old-school Pac-Man), we like Cons, and pretty much anything fantasy or sci-fi. GO TEAM FLAB-U-LESS!!
  • mram3582
    mram3582 Posts: 2,526 Member
    Hi again everyone! So....Sunday,Feb 2nd., officially kicks off our Feb. Challenge! This challenge runs from Feb. 2nd to March 1st. So the 1st weigh ins will be those people that chose Sunday as their weigh day. Sorry for the confusion, it keeps things equal.
    We are also going to be running (Optional) Mini-challenges again this month: Question of the Week and Daily Posts

    First and foremost is that participation in these challenges is optional. It's up to you as to whether you want to try this. If you don't want to participate in these challenges, you don't have to, the choice is yours, but I would like to encourage you to participate as it seems to help keep us on track and thinking about our goals on a daily basis and it's encouraging to see other's successes and struggles so that we realize that we are not alone!!

    The Daily Posts Challenge is based on another challenge on MFP called UAC (Ultimate Accountability Challenge). The way UAC works is that the aim is to follow 5 basic rules.

    #1. Track EVERYTHING you eat that has calories.
    #2. Stay inside your allocated daily budget.
    #3. Try to do at least 20 minutes of activity a day (anything: walk, run, cycle, swim, gardening, housework, yoga, gym, etc.. As long as it gets you active and off the couch)
    #4. 1 pass day permitted per week (went over calories, could not track, not enough exercise, intentional pass)
    #5. Check in daily (tracking yes/no, calories yes/no, exercise yes/no).

    ****End of the week. those who have managed to keep to plan for 6 out of 7 days are recognized in the thread as being part of the weekly "Winners Circle".

    A side note as there has been a bit of confusion for new members in the past, this is not the same as the official results, which are weight based, this is just another tool to help you reach your weight loss goals.

    **REMEMBER**
    You set your own daily budget.
    You choose you own exercise and intensity (no step limit, no exercises you cannot or should not do, 20 mins of gardening counts as much as a 10 mile run, activity is activity, anything that gets you up and moving!).
    Is not weight based (as weight fluctuates day by day).
    Can continue beyond weight loss.

    Daily check in keeps you in touch with those doing similar. Longer term weight management is hard to do on your own.

    It also has frequent resets (as in a circle each week).

    It works on an honor system. Being honest with yourself and others is a key to making things work. Remember, this is a judgement free zone, everyone has good days and bad days, but the way to get to the finish line is by being honest and when we have a bad day, picking ourselves up and carrying on the next day!

    Consistency and new habits have been shown the only long term successful way to change weight. We all want the progress made here to last a lifetime.

    Your posts should look like this:
    Daily Post (Sunday/Date)

    Track: Yes/no
    Calories: Yes/no (were you under)
    Exercise: Yes/no (what type and how long)
    Goals/Day/Comments: (Tell us a brief description about your how your day went or your goals for the day)

    The Question of the Week Challenge is a fun participation booster and we will be using it sometimes just as fun and sometimes it can help to foster new ideas for others as we all are different and have different experiences so sharing ideas can help someone else with motivation of freshening up their routine even!! Keep on the lookout for these questions.[/color]

    Please post your weight on your scheduled weigh in day, as if you miss weigh-ins, you may be eliminated from the challenge and we don't want to see that happen!!

    Your posts should look like this:
    Username:
    Week: November Week 1
    PW =(previous weight)
    CW=(current weight)
    Just type PW & CW if you'd like (or if it's easier, you could keep a note on your PC desktop to make it easier to copy and paste from week to week.)

    Please, please setup your posts in that format as it really makes it much easier for me to track your progress for the challenges and the weight loss!!

    I'd like to help us be as successful as possible and if I can help in any way, please let me know. Also, if you have any suggestions for the team or fun ideas to spice things up a bit, please feel free to share them, I look for new ways to help engagement and keep people motivated!!

    I am committed to this group and to help where I can, and please let me know if I can help in any way!!

    Your team Captain,
    Melinda @mram3582
  • readyornot1234
    readyornot1234 Posts: 1,027 Member
    Saturday 2/1/20

    Tracking: Yes
    Calories: under
    Exercise: Yes

    20 min cardio, 10 min post stretch

    One down!
  • fiftyonefour
    fiftyonefour Posts: 105 Member
    1/2
    Track: Yes
    Calories: Under
    Exercise: 70 min hike, 30 min walk dog
  • Motiv8tedMom
    Motiv8tedMom Posts: 87 Member
    Do I roll over from last month in this group? My weigh in Is Sunday so I want to make sure I do everything right.
  • mrsjar5311
    mrsjar5311 Posts: 514 Member
    Check in!

    Track - Y
    Calories - Under
    Exercise - Y

    I fly to Auckland tomorrow and my surgery is Tues. I most likely will not be on here till Thursday! Surgeon reckons 2/3 hours. We'll see!
  • mrs1spy
    mrs1spy Posts: 187 Member
    Hello everyone 😊
    Let's keep it going 💪
    My aim for Feb - reduce sugar as much as possible
  • mram3582
    mram3582 Posts: 2,526 Member
    @Motiv8tedMom yes, everything rolls over. You just weigh in here like normal.
  • goodreadsgal
    goodreadsgal Posts: 247 Member
    goodreadsgal

    Check. In

    Tracked: yes
    Calories: even
    Exercise: 60 min power walk
  • victorious55
    victorious55 Posts: 2,667 Member
    Daily Post (Sunday/Feb 2)

    Track: Yes
    Calories: Yes - a tiny bit under
    Exercise: Yes, a bit of indoor/kitchen exercises, prepping for the week, cooking and cleaning
    Kitchen Closed: Yes


    Mini Goals: My mini goal this month is also my weekly and my daily goal which is not to exceed my sugar and carbohydrate micros.

    "Sorry babe! :) The kitchen is closed :) You can't go there any more today :)" -This is my daily sayings to myself after supper (my last meal of the day) until it becomes a second nature for me.
  • 42Amy
    42Amy Posts: 77 Member
    mrsjar5311 wrote: »
    Check in!

    Track - Y
    Calories - Under
    Exercise - Y

    I fly to Auckland tomorrow and my surgery is Tues. I most likely will not be on here till Thursday! Surgeon reckons 2/3 hours. We'll see!

    Good luck with your surgery! Sending good vibes♥️
  • 42Amy
    42Amy Posts: 77 Member
    Daily Post
    2-2-20
    Track-Yes
    Calories-under
    Exercise-T25
    My FIL has been in the hospital, my poor husband's family just can't catch a break.
  • readyornot1234
    readyornot1234 Posts: 1,027 Member
    Sunday 2/2

    Tracking: Yes
    Calories: under
    Exercise: Yes

    10 min warm up, 30 min Strength Lower Body, 10 min post stretch
  • fiftyonefour
    fiftyonefour Posts: 105 Member
    2/2
    Track Yes
    Calories Under
    Exercise 80 min hike
  • mram3582
    mram3582 Posts: 2,526 Member
    Daily Post: 02/02 Sunday
    Track: yes
    Calories: under
    Exercise: no
    Daily goal: Replace the weather forecaster (dice roller & bone caster) for a more accurate model of weather prediction....a groundhog. Tomorrow-yes please, I'll take another!
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