TEAM: The Slimsons (May)

AB0215
AB0215 Posts: 7,433 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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  • AB0215
    AB0215 Posts: 7,433 Member
    ABOUT THE CHALLENGES & REQUIRED WEIGHT POSTINGS

    We are going to be running (Optional) Mini-challenges again this month: 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. (you set your own 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)

    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)


    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: February Week 1
    PW =(previous weight)
    CW=(current weight)


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

    We'd like to help you be as successful as possible and if we can help in any way, please let us 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, we look for new ways to help engagement and keep people motivated!!

    We are committed to this group and to help where we can, and please let us know if we can help in any way!!

    Welcome to May Challenge!!
  • Jen_967
    Jen_967 Posts: 1,899 Member
    Excited for May challenge! 😃
  • vicky2767
    vicky2767 Posts: 2,345 Member
    New month starting. We got this!!!
  • Jen_967
    Jen_967 Posts: 1,899 Member
    Jen_967
    Week 1 (Sunday)
    PW: 220.4
    CW: 220.8
  • Jen_967
    Jen_967 Posts: 1,899 Member
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  • AB0215
    AB0215 Posts: 7,433 Member
    Kin59vara wrote: »
    User name: Kin59vara
    PW: 169.7
    CW: 168.4

    FINALLY headed in right direction
    Kin59vara wrote: »
    Daily Post: Sunday
    Track: yes
    Calories: under
    Exercise: 15614 steps
  • AB0215
    AB0215 Posts: 7,433 Member
    Week 1 Results have also been posted.

    Congrats to our top 3:
    1st - @Digger61. - 1.44%
    2nd - @southgirl94. - 1.13%
    3rd - @CindyJNC1963. - 0.38%

    Finale Results have also been posted.

    Congrats to our top 3:
    1st - @Dustyspal. - 2.22%
    2nd - @Jen_967. - 1.96%
    3rd - @CindyJNC1963. - 1.91%
  • AB0215
    AB0215 Posts: 7,433 Member
    dustyspal wrote: »
    Daily Post Sunday

    Track❌
    Calories ❌
    Exercise❌
  • AB0215
    AB0215 Posts: 7,433 Member
    Daily Post (Sunday)

    Track: Sortof
    Calories: Yes and no. Under where I needed to be, not where I wanted to be.
    Exercise: Yes, 30 mins walking, 1 hour cutting grass

  • AB0215
    AB0215 Posts: 7,433 Member
    Happy May everyone, lets take this one day at a time!! We got this!
  • AB0215
    AB0215 Posts: 7,433 Member
    How was everyone's April?! Probably similar to mine. Did not go as planned.

    I've decided to forgive myself and move forward. I am going to take it one dar at a time and work on not stress eating because that is definitely not helping.

    So I challenge everyone to think about one positive change we can make this month to get ourselves headed in the right direction, maybe that's swapping out chips for a healtier snack choice, or drinking more water, etc.
  • rhondakelly73
    rhondakelly73 Posts: 3 Member
    Daily post Sunday 4/26

    Track: Yes
    Calories: Yes, under
    Exercise: Yes, jogged for 2 miles
    Goals/Day/Comments: I need to eat less, more often.
  • southgirl94
    southgirl94 Posts: 778 Member
    I guess I can start posting here. Hi, I’m Leah. I just finished my first semester of graduate school, and I’m trying to keep my spirits up and depression at bay during this lockdown. My depression took a deep dive at this time last year, and I fear a day when I could head down that path again.

    CW: 175.5
    Track: Yes
    Calories: Under
    Exercise: None. My whole body hurt when I got out of bed today. My left knee and foot especially hurt, so I decided to not walk today in the hopes pain would subside a bit. I’ve only been walking 2-2.5 miles at a time. I don’t think it’s far; I’ve tried to remember to stretch for several minutes at the end. But I wondering if I’m only hurting myself instead of helping. I know some of my food choices have been less than stellar as of late.
  • southgirl94
    southgirl94 Posts: 778 Member
    May Wk 1/Apr Wk 5 - Sun, 4/26
  • Jen_967
    Jen_967 Posts: 1,899 Member
    Daily post
    Sunday
    Track: yes
    Calories: under
    Exercise: yes- aerobics 35 minutes
  • schlerin
    schlerin Posts: 801 Member
    Week 1
    Sunday
    PW: 204.8
    CW: 201.8
  • caloricus
    caloricus Posts: 585 Member
    Daily post for Monday morning:

    Yesterday
    Track ✔
    Calories ✖
    Exercise ✔
  • vicky2767
    vicky2767 Posts: 2,345 Member
    Jen_967 wrote: »
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    Thanks for sharing
    schlerin wrote: »
    Week 1
    Sunday
    PW: 204.8
    CW: 201.8

    Nice loss
  • vicky2767
    vicky2767 Posts: 2,345 Member
    Daily check in for sun 4-26
    Tracked no
    Calories?
    Exercise yes.
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