TEAM: Flab-U-Less (February)

AB0215 Posts: 7,141 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. or Krystal @Krysless2.


  • mram3582
    mram3582 Posts: 2,482 Member
    Hi again everyone! Welcome to all of our newcomers. My name is Melinda and I am acting team captain right now along with Lorianncorrea. I have been active on mfp since mid-Jan of 2018. 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 911 command supervisor. 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: 2,482 Member
    Hi again everyone! So....Sunday, Jan 31st, officially kicks off our February Challenge! This challenge runs from Sunday Jan 31st to Sat. Feb 27th . 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.

    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:
    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,
  • Mrscanmore
    Mrscanmore Posts: 856 Member
    I'm Karen. This is my second month doing this challenge. I'm fairly active, but trying to add more strength into my routine. Looking forward to continuing.
  • AB0215
    AB0215 Posts: 7,141 Member
    Mrscanmore wrote: »
    Pw 187.5
  • SeptemberSun_1333
    SeptemberSun_1333 Posts: 2,742 Member
    Track: Yes
    Under Calories: Yes
    Exercise: No, it was my rest day
    Goals/Day/Comments: I've been feeling the binging urge since last night. I fought it off today and hoping it'll pass by the morning!

    Also, I just wanna say congrats to everyone on their losses, reaching their goal(s), and being dedicated. Happy that I found this challenge!
  • WA_Teacher
    WA_Teacher Posts: 1,042 Member
    Feb WK# 1
    Previous Weight: 231.5
    Current Weight: 230.7
  • tslose
    tslose Posts: 280 Member
    BW 191.4
    PW 187.8
    CW 188
  • confirmstatus
    confirmstatus Posts: 11 Member
    Hi team, good luck to everyone. This is my first time trying a challenge like this.

    I did add another post when I registered, i had a typo in my SW, it is down as 308lb but is 318lb. Down from 337lb.

  • dheliason
    dheliason Posts: 316 Member
    Feb week 1
    PW: 151.0
    CW: 152.8
  • r_jen
    r_jen Posts: 279 Member
    Track: Yes
    Calories: Yes
    Exercise: Yes elliptical 30 mins
    Goals/Day/Comments: Felt pretty good today. Stayed under calories and got on elliptical. Want to start incorporating a little bit of yoga.
  • kgraeff0308
    kgraeff0308 Posts: 85 Member
    Hi all. Thank you for accepting me on your team! My name is Kim, and I am a virtual third grade teacher in Hershey PA. I have been on this journey off and on since 2015. During this lock down I reached my highest weight and lowest self esteem ever. I decided that I need to get myself back to myself. I started on my own in Nov, but I will do better with accountability
  • tslose
    tslose Posts: 280 Member
    Hoping to change my weigh in day to Monday @mram3582. Thanks
  • SeptemberSun_1333
    SeptemberSun_1333 Posts: 2,742 Member
    Track: Yes
    Under Calories: Yes
    Exercise: Yes, 15 mins treadmill and 50 mins upper body weights
    Goals/Day/Comments: Figured now might be the time to throw so weight training in!
  • kgraeff0308
    kgraeff0308 Posts: 85 Member
    Track: yes
    Under calories: yes
    Exercise: yes. 30 minutes of arm weights and abs. 3 times 30 minutes shoveling snow.
    Goals/day/comments: I hurt everywhere from shoveling snow...and that darned stuff is still coming down!
  • r_jen
    r_jen Posts: 279 Member
    Track: Yes
    Under Calories: Yes
    Exercise: No
    Goals/Day/ stayed under calorie goal. Booked a time with personal trainer through work wellness. Hoping to start using weights as well as cardio.
  • Mrscanmore
    Mrscanmore Posts: 856 Member
    Track yes
    Under yes
    Exercise 25 min run, 40 min cross country ski and 30 min runners strength
    Comments: we are doing a wellness challenge at work. This week I choose no sugary snacks. I handcrafted had a sugary snack since Thurs!
  • pinkfitqueen
    pinkfitqueen Posts: 368 Member
    edited February 2021
    Weigh-in day: Sunday
    February Week 1
    PW: 190
    CW: 186.6

    Daily Post (Monday)

    Track: Yes
    Calories: Yes
    Exercise: Yes Lower Body 15 mins
    Goals/Day/Comments: Proud to have lost almost 3 lbs in my first week of coming back to myfitnesspal. I started out not so good with tracking the first week but have improved this week. I am eating more veggies and fruit servings and this has caused my cravings and appetite has lessened. I also started exercising which I had no done in a while and am feeling more energized and motivated.
  • Stimpy56
    Stimpy56 Posts: 572 Member
    Track: Yes.
    Under calories: Yes.
    Exercise: Yes. 50 minutes on elliptical
    Goals/day/comments: It was a good day all around.
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