WeightNoMore Team Chat - AUGUST 2022

jugar Posts: 8,408 Member
edited September 2022 in Social Groups
Here is your Team chat room for August 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 - open! let your Captains know if you are interested :smiley:
Mission Slimpossibles - @katmary71
Weight No More - @rachelrjh
WaistAways - @conleywoods
Shape Shifters - @angmarie28 & @PatriceFitnessPal

HOW IT ALL WORKS: The August challenge runs from July 31 - September 3. 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!!


  • shnkrnrynn
    shnkrnrynn Posts: 85 Member
    @minstrelofsarcasm - my weight in day is August 1st but I am not in town then, will be posting on Tuesday just this one time.
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 4,085 Member
    Hey y'all! The Aug Week 1 Group Challenge is posted and ready to begin on Sunday, Jul 31st. Hope you'll join us for Creative Home Workouts!

    Here's your link:

    Jessica :blush:
  • pacsnc6
    pacsnc6 Posts: 978 Member
    Sun Jul 24 2065
    Mon 2617
    Tue 3019
    Wed 3425
    Thu 2621
    Fri 5174
    Sat 3481

    These look better than last week win for me!
    Had treatment Friday, scan on Wednesday this week. Looking for good news
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 31,577 Member
    Hi WNM..Another new member is joining your wonderful team .. Please welcome @sanugent9874 :)
  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 1,551 Member



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  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 1,551 Member



    Team Results
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  • melaniedscott
    melaniedscott Posts: 1,086 Member
    Good evening WNM! Welcome to all the new ladies & gents!
    I'm Melanie and I'm from Kansas. I’m the other team Co-captain. Truly, Ashley does most of the heavy lifting. The last month I've been a bit MIA because...life. I can't guarantee I'll be better in Aug/Sept because my job is headed toward (more) crazy hectic as the summer closes, but I'll try.
    My (short version) story
    I was always was skinny (no, not thin, skinny, all knees and elbows). At 18, I weighed between 110 and 120 at 5"6'. Maybe. I got happy. Then I got fat. I found myself weighing in about 230 and my six sixteens were too small. I bought a couple pairs of 18 pants from the thrift store and joined MFP.
    I lost ~70 pounds in about a year and was pretty pleased. But I wanted another 20 off...and it didn't move. And things got a bit crazy with my husband's family (we won’t talk about that—it always leads to crazy-pants ranting)...so I decided to maintain for a bit. Instead of maintaining, I gained back most of the weight. So...now I'm here and working on losing 60 pounds (40 of the 50 I 'found' and the 20 I never lost).
    My special snowflake challenges
    I'm fairly significantly asthmatic (on meds all the time), have terrible allergies and connective tissue issues (not enough collagen, too stretchy, lots of joint slippage). The past year has been difficult for me because of the slippy joints—one of my shoulders slipped, refused to relocate and…well.
    August 2020, I acquired some vertigo problems (or, maybe they just got worse). After adding some meds, adjusting my diet a bit, and stopping coffee (so sad), I’ve got it mostly under control, with only intermittent episodes. Needless to say, if I'm dizzy, I'm not walking or doing anything else. Positive: since my neurologist recommended I take 500 mg of ginger every day, I have not had a significant dizzy spell—no extended can’t stand up, no puking…only a couple 30 seconds-2-3 minute dizzy that passes.
    The point behind saying this is not woe-is-me, it is that a lot of exercise people promote is bad (anything high impact), and sometimes dangerous, for me. Sometimes people get down on themselves because they don't do the stuff everyone talks about HIIT, Insanity, stair steppers, etc. I not only don't do those things, I shouldn't. But I should exercise.
    I want to get about 30 minutes of walking a day at least during the week and because I have to walk to and from my car for work and all around the building to get to anyone I need to see or the ladies’, I usually get 15-20 by default. I try to get a walk in otherwise but frequently fail. Weekends are a mixed bag.
    My 2022 Goals
    • I want to be in better shape, regardless of weight (PT has shown me how out of shape I've gotten).
    • I have a closet full of size 10's that I want to wear.
    • Back to Wedding Weight (165) before the end of the year. (let's be real...that is what I want...will I lose 50 lbs in the next 5 months? Possible? Yes. Likely? No.)
    Daily goals:
    • Walk at least 30 minutes a day. (I plan to start participating in the step challenge again)
    • Do some core exercises, joint support stuff a couple times at least a week.
    • 80 oz of water or non-alcoholic liquid a day, mostly water.
    • Cut down on sugar and junk food.
    I want to congratulate all our losers for July! Small losses add up. Don’t get discouraged if you ‘only’ lose half a pound or pound. I am super proud of all of you! 😊 And several of you have maintained, which is terrific, too. Not seeing losses or not seeing the losses you want can be disheartening. Don’t give up! Think of all the things you have accomplished…you can do anything you put your mind to!
    Welcome to the team newbies! I’ve sent friend requests to all of you (many have already added). Looking forward to getting to know you all!
  • ljdanny
    ljdanny Posts: 1,928 Member

  • melissacoleman430
    melissacoleman430 Posts: 69 Member
    Username melissacoleman430
    Pw: 243
    Cw: 242.9
    Weigh in day: Monday
  • ljdanny
    ljdanny Posts: 1,928 Member
    I didn't have a good week with steps. I am in vacation and we are doing a lot of boating or sitting around visiting. I am trying to sneak walks in so those are my higher days. Today I am either on going on a puffin tour which is on a boat or I'm going kayaking. I'll know more soon. I don't think there's any tickets left for the puffin tour so it might be the kayaking.
  • melissacoleman430
    melissacoleman430 Posts: 69 Member
    Hello, my username is Melissacoleman430. I used to hover around 125 to 145 lbs at 5”7, before I started taking Paxil. I’ve stopped taking Paxil but the weight remained. Now I have fatty liver, diabetes, high triglycerides. I want to get off of the meds by losing 100 lbs. I found a formula for myself that causes me to lose weight (granola and raw milk for breakfast, 2 of my chickens’ eggs and broccoli for lunch, and a simple salad with 3 T ranch for dinner). Until we go out 2 eat
  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 1,551 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 - I have recently joined a new gym. Between spending time with my friend (who has a personal training certification, and who I guess is now my personal trainer) and dropping in on spin classes and all the amenities my new gym has to offer, I am hoping to get back on track.

    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.

  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 1,551 Member
    edited August 2022
    Huge welcome to all of our new members:

    If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to ask!

    shnkrnrynn wrote: »
    @minstrelofsarcasm - my weight in day is August 1st but I am not in town then, will be posting on Tuesday just this one time.

    @shnkrnrynn - You got it, thanks for letting us know!

    Username: CassieGetsFit2013
    Weigh In Day: Sunday
    PW (Previous Weight): 230.6
    CW (Current Weight): 231


    @CassieGetsFit2013 - This looks more like a maintain than a gain to me! You've got this, I know you have it in you :smile:

    This is my first time with F2F so please give me all the pointers and advice! I've set a goal for myself that by this Friday's weigh in, I want to be sitting at 200lbs. I know 4lbs in a week isn't usually feasible, but I know that my original weigh in was after binge eating, my weight is usually really variable like that, and I'm hoping since this is the first week, the pounds slide off easier.

    @Sunflowersong7 - When you're first starting out, four pounds in a week is absolutely feasible. I would absolutely recommend drinking more water than you think you need, and setting a timer on your phone/watch/whatever to get up from your seat for five minutes every 45-60 minutes. You can spend that time pacing around, doing chores, even time it with when you need to use the restroom, just anything to add a little activity into your day. The biggest mistake a lot of people make when starting out is making too many extreme changes at once, and then burning out.

    And if you don't make it to 4lbs? Consistency is key: sticking with a new routine, making one good decision at a time, and not getting derailed every single time there's a number on the scale you don't like. You can do this, and we're here on days when you feel like you can't.

    Hello, my username is Melissacoleman430. I used to hover around 125 to 145 lbs at 5”7, before I started taking Paxil. I’ve stopped taking Paxil but the weight remained.

    @melissacoleman430 - Oh boy, I remember when I was (wrongly) on anti-depressants. My body was not a fan of the chemicals, and my weight ballooned. The good news is, it's absolutely possible to drop any of that retained weight with a bit of dedication and discipline. I hope this group can help you reach your goals!

  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 31,577 Member
    Hi WNM... You have one more new member joining your team ...Please welcome @TwistedSassette :)
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