TEAM: Flab-U-Less (March)

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, Feb. 28th, officially kicks off our March Challenge! This challenge runs from Sunday Feb. 28th to Sat. April 3rd (This challenge will have 5 weeks) . 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,
  • AB0215
    AB0215 Posts: 7,141 Member
    Mrscanmore wrote: »
    Pw 183
    Cw 182.5
  • Stefbomb2020
    Stefbomb2020 Posts: 289 Member
    183.4 lbs

    Wow I'm happy to get into this group...
  • TennGal85
    TennGal85 Posts: 82 Member
    Hi everyone. First time here this month. Looking forward to a great month with you all!

  • Sugarplumfairy89
    Sugarplumfairy89 Posts: 10 Member
    Hey team!!! So excited for this challenge! We got this y’all 😎

  • IWillBeSlim35
    IWillBeSlim35 Posts: 38 Member
    Hey team 👋 how’s everyone doing?

    This is my first daily post so here goes
    Track: yes
    Calories: yes
    Exercise: yes. 2 hours of housework
    My day started slow but ramped it up with big clear out of kitchen cupboards, everything scrubbed to within an inch of its life so the day ended better than it started.
    I look forward to losing many pounds with you guys 💪
  • IWillBeSlim35
    IWillBeSlim35 Posts: 38 Member
    edited February 2021
    February week 1
    Weigh in day Sunday
    PW: 192lbs
    CW: 190lbs
  • TypingToaster
    TypingToaster Posts: 4,110 Member
    March Week 1
    Weigh in Day: Saturday
    PW: 325.1
    CW: 329.1 :/

    A gain of 4 pounds. This is getting annoying.

    Goal for March: Lose 8.2 pounds, which is an average of 1.64 pounds per week for March, and a goal weight of 320.9.
  • TennGal85
    TennGal85 Posts: 82 Member
    Daily Post 2/28

    Track: Yes
    Calories: Yes
    Exercise: Yes, walked dog 25 minutes
    Goals/Day/Comments: Great first day
  • SeptemberSun_1333
    SeptemberSun_1333 Posts: 2,742 Member
    Track: Yes
    Under Calories: Yes
    Exercise: No, rest day
    Goals/Day/Comments: Went for a nice walk in the park with my family.
  • Gold6767
    Gold6767 Posts: 145 Member
    I'm rejoining the challenge this month after almost a month off due to medical problems. I'm glad to be back but to be honest weighing in and seeing that I have regained 8lbs was pretty rough, since it's several months of progress lost. I'm mad at myself for not getting back on track sooner but I'm pretty stubborn so I'm just gonna do it over again and better this time.
    Thank you @mram3582 and Team Flab-U-Less for taking me back!
    Restart weight: 159.0 (she whimpers while typing this) Weigh in day: Friday
  • Mrscanmore
    Mrscanmore Posts: 856 Member
    Can I please change my weigh in day to Saturday?

    Track yes
    Under yes
    Exercise I did a 90 min peloton ride. My longest ever indoor ride.
    Comments feeling great.
  • plummerbecky1
    plummerbecky1 Posts: 72 Member
    Monday Weigh-in day

    Went to the Casino yesterday and ate horribly.. but today is a new day .. just jumping back on the wagon and going
  • dheliason
    dheliason Posts: 316 Member
    March week 1
    PW: 154.4
    CW: 155.9

  • IWillBeSlim35
    IWillBeSlim35 Posts: 38 Member
    Evening everyone getting my daily post in.
    Track: yes
    Calories: yes
    Exercise: yes. 1 hour of dog walking and 1 hour of housework including hoovering whole house, although I only logged the dog walk.
    I’m trying to up my exercise so that’s my goal for this whole month.
    I’ve lost 12lb in the last month if I can do that again this month that would be fab.
    Hope everyone else’s day has been great.
  • Sugarplumfairy89
    Sugarplumfairy89 Posts: 10 Member
    Daily post
    Monday 3/1
    Track: Yes
    Calories: Yes
    Exercise: Yes, treadmill/bowflex/stair climber circuit for 45 min
    Goals/Day/Comments: I hate working out in the early morning because I’m too groggy for a good intense workout! But I did it. I’m trying to keep myself accountable by getting my workout out of the way in the AM because I know myself and I will NOT want to workout after getting home from work 😂
  • TennGal85
    TennGal85 Posts: 82 Member
    Daily Post 3/1

    Track: Yes
    Calories: Yes
    Exercise: Yes, walked dog 25 minutes
    Goals/Day/Comments: Yucky day but still walked Nikki
  • Mrscanmore
    Mrscanmore Posts: 856 Member
    Track yes
    Under yes
    Exercise 5 km run
    Comments so glad to be up to 5km. I've had tons of injuries lately and really cut my mileage, and have been slowly (very slowly) adding it back.
  • kgraeff0308
    kgraeff0308 Posts: 85 Member
    Track: yes
    Under: yes
    Exercise: yes. 30 minute lunch walk, 30 minutes treadmill, 15 minute arms

    Day/Goals/Comments: today was a good day all around
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