TEAM: Flab-U-Less (March)

AB0215
AB0215 Posts: 7,405 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 19th 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!!
  • fiftyonefour
    fiftyonefour Posts: 105 Member
    2/25

    Track Yes
    Calories Under
    Exercise 35 minute walk/jog

    Cheers to a successful March everyone!!! 💪🏽💪🏽
  • fiftyonefour
    fiftyonefour Posts: 105 Member
    2/26
    Track Yes
    Calories Under (barely)
    Exercise 1 hour hike/jog
  • goodreadsgal
    goodreadsgal Posts: 247 Member
    /26
    Track. Yes
    Calories on target
    Exercise. None😞
  • Becoming_A_Butterfly
    Becoming_A_Butterfly Posts: 2,522 Member
    Hello! I was in this challenge last year but dropped out when I got overwhelmed with work, starting a second job, and other fun things. I am at my highest weight ever right now, and I am hoping this challenge gives me some accountability and support that I desperately need.

    A little about me: I love gardening, reading, animals, and anything leopard print. :)
  • goodreadsgal
    goodreadsgal Posts: 247 Member
    Feb 27

    goodreadsgal
    Calories under
    Exercise. Indoor bike 30 mins
  • 42Amy
    42Amy Posts: 77 Member
    Hi Everyone,
    I started in January on this challenge and love how Melinda keeps it positive. I sometimes lose, so.etimes gain....but always feel supported here! Thanks for being an awesome group!
    Amy
  • Stimpy56
    Stimpy56 Posts: 490 Member
    FEB 29

    Tracked - Yes
    Calories - under
    Exercise: Yes - 3 hours of "therapy". I weeded, turned over and added compost to the veggie beds. Garden is ready to plant in a few weeks. I can't wait for my first crop of Tomatoes!
  • mram3582
    mram3582 Posts: 2,526 Member
    Welcome back @goodreadsgal and @RisingAboveIt!
    I'm not sure of the final timeline for the March challenge. Ashley hasn't posted up the status timeline yet. It does start tomorrow though.

    Hi again everyone! So....Sunday,March 1st., officially kicks off our March. Challenge! This challenge runs from March 1st to possibly March 29th or possibly April 5 depending if Ashley wants to do a 4 or 5 week challenge. I should know within a day or two. 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
  • priiiiiska
    priiiiiska Posts: 82 Member
    Hi ,



    Priiiiiska
    March week 1
    PW and CW : 178.6 lbs


    Just joined today. Although I did this challenge a couple years ago when I started the first part of my diet. I had lost a bit over 30 lbs back then and then dropped out as I wanted to stabilize my weight for a while. Which I did.

    I have now decided to get back to it and lose the other 30lbs I need to lose to finally reach my goal.

    Anyway, today is supposed to be my weigh in day but is also my first day so it will be the same as my start weight.

    Can't wait to get back to this challenge! I am very excited as I found it really helpful and motivating last time ! :D
  • readyornot1234
    readyornot1234 Posts: 1,027 Member
    User Name: Readyornot1234.
    Week: March Week ?
    PW = 145.2
    CW= 143.0

    Not sure what week we are in so posting this here as well.
  • Username: MzzOptimistic_SuperMom
    Week: March Week 1(Sunday)
    PW = 274.2
    CW= 272.8
  • priiiiiska
    priiiiiska Posts: 82 Member
    March 1

    Tracked : yes
    Calories : under
    Exercise : lots of cleaning and cooking.

  • Broadbean40
    Broadbean40 Posts: 19 Member
    March 1

    Track yes
    Calories under
    Exercise 2.5 hours of walking a waterfall route in the Lake District, lots of steps and hills 😳
  • Broadbean40
    Broadbean40 Posts: 19 Member
    March week 1

    Current weight 154lb
  • Broadbean40
    Broadbean40 Posts: 19 Member
    This is my first time doing one of these so if I mess up pls let me know 🤣
    Just food prepped for 2moro to help stay in calorie count
    Oats for breakfast, egg salad for lunch, chilli and brown rice for dinner! Snacks are fruit ..... not taking my purse to work to stop me going the shop for chocolate 😂😂
  • Stimpy56
    Stimpy56 Posts: 490 Member
    MAR 01

    Tracked - Yes
    Calories - under
    Exercise: No, Rest Day
  • goodreadsgal
    goodreadsgal Posts: 247 Member
    Mar 01
    goodreadsgal
    Calories under
    Exercise. No. Rest. Day
  • mram3582
    mram3582 Posts: 2,526 Member
    @priiiiiska Hi and welcome back!!
    @readyornot1234 @MzzOptimistic_SuperMom Fantastic weigh in you two!
    @Broadbean40 Hi and welcome also! Very nice day!
    @Stimpy56 @goodreadsgal Great start to the month you two!
  • mram3582
    mram3582 Posts: 2,526 Member
    Daily Post: 03/01 Sunday
    Track: yes
    Calories: over-I thought I was under even with a bowl of ice cream until I realized that I hadn't added my apple...21 measly calories over.
    Exercise: no
    Daily goal: Feed Shelob. Tomorrow-probably gonna want to feed Shelob again....
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