WeightNoMore Team Chat - JULY 2022

jugar
jugar Posts: 8,233 Member
edited July 2022 in Social Groups
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Here is your Team chat room for July 2022. This is where you weigh weekly, 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 @trooworld
Weight No More - @minstrelofsarcasm and @melaniedscott
WaistAways - @jugar and @ashleycarole86
Shape Shifters - @jessicakrall8 and open

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

HOW IT ALL WORKS: The July challenge runs from June 26 - July 30. 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: 3,891 Member
    Time to SHAKE THINGS UP! in our Jul Week 1 Group Challenge. Hope you'll join us this week!

    Here's your link:
    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10867779/july-week-1-group-challenge-shake-it-up/p1?new=1
    Jessica :smile:
  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 1,481 Member
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  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 1,481 Member
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  • pacsnc6
    pacsnc6 Posts: 978 Member
    Since I will be away for the next week, I delayed my return to the team weigh ins until after July 5. Keep up the good work everyone.
  • thenextloser135
    thenextloser135 Posts: 38 Member
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  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 1,481 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 1,040 spin classes. There was some… drama at the spin studio, so I no longer have a membership, but will drop in from time to time.

    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) around 170 lbs, over 60 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 have recently moved to another part of the city and am on the lookout for a new gym. There’s one in my apartment building, but it’s difficult to be self motivated on my own. Maybe I’ll have more determination if I start to see my weight slip…

    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.
  • shnkrnrynn
    shnkrnrynn Posts: 85 Member
    Weigh In Day: Monday
    PW (Previous Weight): 218
    CW (Current Weight): 216

    Steps June 20- June 26
    June 20 - 7769
    June 21 - 9870
    June 22 - 9247
    June 23 - 10057
    June 24 - 3075
    June 25 - 6152
    June 26 - 5596

    Total Kms ran last week - 18.05 km

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  • ljdanny
    ljdanny Posts: 1,908 Member
    Steps

    Sun-4,919
    Mon-7,737
    Tues-8,646
    Wed-10,329
    Thurs-12,012
    Fri-14,062
    Sat-7,986
  • ljdanny
    ljdanny Posts: 1,908 Member
    I haven't been doing that well with my steps. I am trying to get back at it this week. Yesterday I made it to my zumba class and went to a concert so I have lots of steps. Today I have the day off so I just went for a walk. I plan on getting some things done around the house because I feel like every weekend we have something to do. I do have to go over to work tonight for a meeting for a new program they are introducing to the teachers. It's going to rain today anyway so that might force me to get a few things done otherwise I would be floating in the pool.
  • EDTake2
    EDTake2 Posts: 108 Member
    Weigh In Day: Monday
    PW 182.8
    CW 185.8

    Back from vacation and the weight did go up. Honestly, I was expecting more since I didn't even estimate what I was eating. Now that vacation is done, back to it again : )

    Goal for July: getting back to the routine.
  • HorsesRock9999
    HorsesRock9999 Posts: 222 Member
    edited June 2022
    Hi!

    This is my third month with this great team! I have slacked off in June and ready to take July by the storm!!!

    Introduction:
    My name is Rebecca and I am a Statistician, thus I love numbers, hee hee! I was at my goal weight of of 127, in which I held steady during holidays/Christmas. Inasmuch I wanted to continue to stay at my goal, I veered and let extra pounds on during March/April. I am close to my goal and look forward to striving to meet my targets and objectives! Most of all, what matters most is my health!

    Hobbies:

    Thus my username, I can imagine you can see I love horses! I enjoy riding and use to jump in my teens, I am smarter now, LOL. I ride dressage, which I feel best put is ballet on horses! While I am not riding, I like to ride my Peloton bike, barre, pilates, yoga, etc (well sometimes not, I have to push and motivate myself!!).


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    Things I need to work on this month:
    Posting all food in MFP!
    Gratitudes in the morning!
    Wash away negative self-talk!
    Less worrying!

    I love giving encouragement and support to others.

    All the best!
  • HorsesRock9999
    HorsesRock9999 Posts: 222 Member
    HorsesRock9999
    Monday Weigh-In
    PW: 133.2
    CW: 134.2. (GAME ON for NEXT WEEK)
    GW: 127
  • seltzer_lover
    seltzer_lover Posts: 261 Member
    user: seltzer_lover
    weigh-in day: Mondays
    6/20: 238
    6/27: 236.8
  • cleaneater80
    cleaneater80 Posts: 327 Member
    Weigh In Day: Monday
    PW 172
    CW 168.8

    Nice loss @seltzer_lover @shnkrnrynn - love the graph and thanks for the introduction @HorsesRock9999 and @minstrelofsarcasm

    I'm new here and even though this isn't the best time to start the challenge I want to keep some kind of accountability. I'm from Alberta and a full time RN, wife and mom. My SIL is getting married next week so I'm not expecting a loss but will be thrilled with maintenance. I love to walk my German Shephard and have a 8 year old daughter

    Can't wait to meet all of you more as time goes on
  • BodyTalking
    BodyTalking Posts: 1,561 Member
    Welcome new members :smile: I only joined this group at the beginning of July. It doesn't matter when you start making changes, but just that you start.

    I'm from Scotland, live in the Czech Republic, teach English as a second lanuage, make stained glass and jewellery and not much else these days. The past two years hit my body hard due to inactivity and over-indulgence in all that was unhealthy. Since last June, I've been working on it on & off and think I'm finally making progress. I've been in a bit of a low mood the past two weeks and I hope to get out of it this week.
  • shnkrnrynn
    shnkrnrynn Posts: 85 Member
    Weigh In Day: Monday
    PW 172
    CW 168.8

    Nice loss @seltzer_lover @shnkrnrynn - love the graph and thanks for the introduction @HorsesRock9999 and @minstrelofsarcasm

    I'm new here and even though this isn't the best time to start the challenge I want to keep some kind of accountability. I'm from Alberta and a full time RN, wife and mom. My SIL is getting married next week so I'm not expecting a loss but will be thrilled with maintenance. I love to walk my German Shephard and have a 8 year old daughter

    Can't wait to meet all of you more as time goes on

    OMG am from Alberta too !!!
  • MotylekOkruchy
    MotylekOkruchy Posts: 185 Member
    I suck at losing weight but I'm pretty good at getting those steps! (most of the time ;) )
    I'm back from camping-hiking and although I am a bit sore and the number on the scales was horrible this morning, still I have a good reason to be pleased: I hit my personal best on Saturday: over 31K steps!

    Here are my steps for last week:
    Sunday: 9316
    Monday: 20466
    Tuesday: 11843
    Wednesday: 8637
    Thursday: 10057
    Friday: 26749
    Saturday: 31568
    <3TOTAL: 118636 <3
  • 9Harvey
    9Harvey Posts: 48 Member
    May Week 9
    Weigh In Day: Sunday
    Previous Weight: June 19th - 233.2
    Current Weight: June 26th - 231.2
  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 1,481 Member
    edited June 2022
    minstrelofsarcasm
    July Week One

    Previous Weight: 172.2 (June 21st)
    Current Weight: 172.8 (June 28th)
    Loss to Date: 61.2 lbs

    I had tacos and margaritas last night with a couple friends, so I'm surprised I didn't bloat more than this, honestly.

    Coming Up This Week...
    • Catered lunch with company executives
    • Waffle Wednesday
    • Dirty Dozen Bootcamp
    • Personal training session
    • WFH Lunch and Happy Hour
    • Two Independence Day BBQs

    Needless to say, my eating is going to be all over the place. The goal is to make sure I'm consistent with my workout routine, drinking plenty of water, and grabbing reasonable portion sizes. Do I expect myself to log all the food that goes into my body? No. But am I going to be mindful of what those foods are? Absolutely.
  • pizzafruit
    pizzafruit Posts: 315 Member
    Pizzafruit - July, week 1

    Weigh-In Day: Tuesday (Since I missed Sunday, may I switch to Tuesdays?)
    PW:285
    CW:284

    I'm trying to figure out what's going on with me. June is totally void of success. July has to be better!
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