WeightNoMore Team Chat - MAY 2022

jugar
jugar Posts: 7,529 Member
edited May 29 in Social Groups
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Here is your Team chat room for May 2022. This is where you weigh in every week, post your goals and progress, discuss any issues or topics of interest, share ideas, support your teammates, receive help when you need it, and dream big. Try to post often, and help each other succeed! Bookmark this thread to make it easy to land there any time.

We have five great teams. The group and team leaders are as follows:

Our Moderators:
Liselyn - @jugar
Megan - @Megan_smartiepants1970
Ashley - @minstrelofsarcasm
Jessica - @jessicakrall8

Our Team Captains:
Downsizers - @lindamtuck2018 and @Megan_smartiepants1970
Mission Slimpossibles - @broncobuddee and @TeresaW1020
Weight No More - @minstrelofsarcasm and @melaniedscott
WaistAways - @jugar and @ashleycarole86
Shape Shifters - @jessicakrall8 and open

Our Team Motivators:
Downsizers - @peng123 & @MeowScout
Mission Slimpossibles - @katmary71 & @trooworld
Weight No More - @rachelrjh
WaistAways - @conleywoods
Shape Shifters - @angmarie28

HOW IT ALL WORKS: The May challenge runs from May 1 - 28. F2F months always start on a Sunday and end on a Saturday, so adjust your calendars!

Every challenger weighs in on their chosen day, every week without fail! At the end of each week, the tallies are done to determine the team and individuals with the most weight lost. The best losers are announced with full fanfare every Sunday. The team competition is all in good spirits - may the most losing win!

We also celebrate those small, steady losses. If you lose, however small an amount, you are in the green! At the end of the month, we celebrate everyone who lost at least a bit every week. You are heading steadily towards your goal even if you aren't at the top of the weight loss leaderboard.

To make your weigh-in easy to find for your team Captains, please put it right at the top of a message, and use this format:
Weigh In Day:
PW (Previous Weight):
CW (Current Weight):

If you miss two weigh-ins in a row without asking for a break, you will be dropped from the team, so be sure to inform your team captain if you are traveling, sick, or just need some time off. If you take a break, you can be excused for a week or two, or are moved to the Support Team for longer. You can remain on the Support Team for as long as you need to. You still participate in the discussions, you can weigh in if you want to, but it will not count in the weekly tally.

Once you reach your goal weight, you join the Goal Zone! You continue to weigh in every week. If you have 2 weeks above your self-defined goal zone, you go back to the regular team to lose that amount before it builds up. You will have a chance to hone those maintenance skills and stick with your team!

In addition to your own team, there are weekly F2F Full Group CHALLENGES. You can do all or none - it's up to you. Participating adds a lot to your success, so we hope to see you there often! These can involve anything fitness, health, or nutrition - and they’ll get you moving, thinking, and learning about this journey. Check the Announcements section for full group challenges.

Let’s show our fellow challengers some F2F love! Introduce yourselves right away, and let the new month and year begin!!
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  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 3,296 Member
    The May Week 1 Group Challenge "Pass It On" is posted and ready to begin on Sunday, May 1st and will run through Saturday, May 7th. Please join us in the Group's Chatroom for a challenging and fun event all week long! Here's your link:

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10863372/may-week-1-group-challenge-pass-it-on/p1?new=1

    Special thanks to @PatriceFitnessPal for the wonderful idea! Hope to see you there!
    Jessica :smiley:
  • icandoit2323
    icandoit2323 Posts: 31 Member
    Hey! So happy to be here!

    My name is Tilly I'm 33 years old, from Israel.
    I'm looking forward to losing the weight (once again lol). I've lost weight successfully with MFP in the past, but I've had 5 kids and put on a bit more and a bit more with each pregnancy.

    Now my baby is 5 months old and I'm ready to stop looking 4 months pregnant :smiley:

  • icandoit2323
    icandoit2323 Posts: 31 Member
    So Happy to be on the team!

    Hi, my names Amanda. I'm an Accoutant in Janesville, WI (but I live in IL). I have 2 kids that I had with my high school sweetheart who I married on 05/17/15. Weight has been a constant struggle for me. In 2017 I was diagnosed with Celiac's so I'm on a strict Gluten Free diet. When I get into these diets I can be very good but starting up can be difficult for me. This time around I'm trying to exercise more. I'm hoping to get a new bike this year.

    Below is one of our latest family photo's.
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    I love your hair! <3
  • biohazardinc
    biohazardinc Posts: 117 Member
    edited May 1
    @icandoit2323 Thanks! It’s the one feature I love about myself. I was born a red head it faded as I got older so I dye it now.

    And I hear that my last one I put on the most weight I’ve ever weight and I felt so low.
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 27,537 Member
    Hi WNM..One more new member joining your team ...Please welcome @BodyTalking :)
  • HorsesRock9999
    HorsesRock9999 Posts: 217 Member
    Hi!

    I am new to the group! My name is Rebecca and was at my goal weight of 127. I held steady during holidays/Christmas, however, since January have put on some weight I look forward to losing.

    I love giving encouragement and support to others. I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates!

    Hence my username I love HORSES!!

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    Weigh-in Day: Thursday

    Starting Weight: 134.9
    Goal Weight: 127
  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 1,180 Member
    Happy New Month, Everybody! So happy to see all the new faces in the chat (and the old ones too, not that I'm calling anyone old, I swear)!

    I am minstrelofsarcasm, also known as Minstrel, also known as Ashley, also known as "that sweaty girl in the corner"... I am one of the co-captains along with the ever-marvelous @melaniedscott. My role here is to provide some real talk, some good motivation, and a few too many jokes about stress eating for anyone's comfort levels.

    The Basics:

    I am 26 and currently living in Ohio. I work as a combustion engineer for an industrial manufacturing company (I set things on fire for money). I am fascinated by all facets of science, whether that be nuclear physics, nutrition, geology (I hear it rocks), chemistry, etc. Feel free to ask any of your questions when it comes to the science of things. I can't guarantee I'll know the answer, but I can definitely figure it out and provide an answer in a way that's (hopefully) understandable.

    Why I am Here:

    I love numbers, and when I discovered that I could get healthier (as my doctor told me I absolutely had to do) by keeping track of numbers, I signed up for MFP. My original weight was 8lbs 2oz, and while I don't think I'll ever make it quite that low ever again, my goal is to never be above my highest weight of 234 (September 2014).

    Despite having joined this wonderful community, I didn't take my weight loss or my health seriously until after I graduated college in May 2017 and was told by a different doctor that my eating and (lack of) exercise habits put me on the road to diabetes. I'll admit, I was terrified. I grew up with a diabetic parent who took no actions towards improving their health to reduce their dependence on insulin and is now facing some very serious health complications. I didn't want that to happen to me - I wouldn't want to put anyone through having to worry about me in the same way I worried about them.

    So I searched "gym" on Google Maps, and signed up for a free class with the first place that popped up in the results, a spin studio. Since July 1st, 2017, I have completed over 1,000 spin classes.

    In other news, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in December 2019 after an arduous journey from doctor to doctor, through several misdiagnoses (why is it that the first thing a doctor will suggest is anxiety if you're female and show emotion in the doctor's office?), 14 vials of blood drawn for blood tests, 3 weeks of being unable to consistently feel the left side of my body, 2 MRIs, 1 spinal tap, and a partridge in a pear tree. I could go into a long rant about everything, and I have, but there's no need to fill my introduction with things I've written time and time again (I'll post a link to my blog, for those of you interested in my madness).

    In Summary:

    Since joining MFP, I have lost over 70 lbs, regained about 15 while on a three-month business trip in France (wine and cheese is my weakness), lost 5 of them, gained 5 of them, maintained throughout 2020, yo-yo'ed for the first few months of 2021, and here I stand (sit) at 170 lbs, a good 64 net lbs lost. I don't have a goal weight anymore, since BMI was developed by a mathematician and not a doctor, and as long as I feel healthy, I can weigh whatever I want (somewhere in the 150's sounds pretty good right now, but I guess we'll see).

    As for exercising, I do regular functional training HIIT classes to build up some resistance training on top of my strong cardio background. I’ve recently left the spin studio for a number of reasons, but may return at some point in the future.

    If you want to know more about me, or my journey, feel free to ask questions, or you can find my blog here: LINK

    Blog posts I’m especially proud of:
    • Creating a Sense of Accountability - This is my first blog post ever, and I’ve grown a lot since then, but so many of the same factors are still present in my life
    • More Work to Do - Here’s a confession of some recent unhealthy thoughts I’ve had regarding my health journey, and some of my thoughts may sound similar to ones you’ve had towards yourself
    • BMI is BS - I essentially wrote a history lesson on BMI and why you shouldn’t base your self worth on it. Most likely, your BMI is misrepresenting you.

    I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you even more as we work our way through the month.


  • BodyTalking
    BodyTalking Posts: 1,486 Member
    Hi, I'm from Scotland but live in the Czech Republic now. I teach English as a foreign language, am married without children and get my steps in through city walks.
    I'm on a slow journey to get rid of the excesses of the past two years, but I'll get there.
  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 1,180 Member
    edited May 1
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  • BodyTalking
    BodyTalking Posts: 1,486 Member
    @BodyTalking
    Sunday weigh in
    Current weight 178 lb (80.7 kg)
    Highest ever weight 184 lb (83.5 kg)

    I wasn't sure if I should post this here again but did anyway (did it in the registration thread).
  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 1,180 Member
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  • MotylekOkruchy
    MotylekOkruchy Posts: 122 Member
    MotylekOkruchy
    steps:
    Sunday: 9296
    Monday: 12537
    Tuesday: 18370
    Wednesday: 11057
    Thursday: 14427
    Friday: 14020
    Saturday: 9772

    I went to my son's swim meet yesterday and ended up timing - pretty stationary activity even though standing all the time. I loved the atmosphere at the meet. I find it very uplifting that so many kids do get engaged in sports. I hope that will set them up for a better/healthier/ mentally stronger future.
    I also finished working on a cardigan - I was testing a pattern for a designer - a VERY stationary activity! I was working on it mainly at weekends and that showed on the step count!
    No hike today - we are going to a BD party - my friend turned 50 on Friday. (another stationary day)
  • HorsesRock9999
    HorsesRock9999 Posts: 217 Member
    Hi!

    I am new to the group! My name is Rebecca and was at my goal weight of 127. I held steady during holidays/Christmas, however, since January have put on some weight I look forward to losing.

    I love giving encouragement and support to others. I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates!

    Hence my username I love HORSES!!

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    Weigh-in Day: Thursday

    Starting Weight: 134.9
    Goal Weight: 127

    Oh, I meant to add - I live in Boca Raton, Florida.

    Food Plan: Stay under my calorie goal and hit macro goals / My sodium is really high..
    Fitness Plan: Peloton Bike/Horse back riding and strength

    Ready to kick some butt in May!
  • shnkrnrynn
    shnkrnrynn Posts: 45 Member
    Just did an amazing hike, cant wait to see how it transforms onto scale tomorrow.
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