Shape Shifters Team Chat - OCTOBER 2022
Monday weigh in day
Oct. 10 Steps= 12,267
Oct 11= 15,218
Oct. 12= 9034
Oct. 13= 14,026
Oct. 14= 9332
No movement on the scale, but I'm happy with my step counts, last week!3
@SavageMrsMoose Yes, my daughter is at IU Bloomington! She’s also a junior, studying marketing. Absolutely loves it! She’s a member of the Singing Hoosiers, and their first concert is this weekend, so I’m looking forward to the performance!
Oh that sounds wonderful! There music (and business) program is fantastic so it’s a real honor for her to be part of what has to be a very selective group.
I’ll bet they have classes together! Rob is right now in the middle of ICore. Last weeks midterms were exhausting for him, but he did well, despite it. I’m very proud. He’s really grown up.
We didn’t go to family weekend this year because we were supposed to be on a trip, which later got canceled. But I definitely want to visit next fall. It’s beautiful!
Update on my marathon training/
Those paces were computer generated based on the paces I’d put in for two runs ….
My coach modified them and they feel much more doable. Morning run went great today!7
Yukie_OP Steps update (goal 6K):
Hello everyone, I'm going to keep this very short. I just closed my work files and opened the MFP tab to report my Monday weigh-in. I really hoped to stick around and read/write some posts, but I'm not feeling well at all and am going to lay down for a bit. Wishing you all a wonderful evening/week ~ Susanna4
@SavageMrsMoose , gl on your marathon training. I used to love running in the military but can't do it any more do to arthritis. But I do get up and walk every day.2
Updating my step count.
I appreciate all your advice! It was helpful! I’ve run marathons at the needed pace before, but I was younger and lighter. I truly think if it’s a good day and I’m 15 pounds lighter, I can pull it off.
The coach made some adjustments to the paces that the computer algorithm came up with for me. Turns out that people make better coaches than computers. My plan is to do all 6 intervals tomorrow and if I need more recovery time in between, I take it.
I was suffering a bit from imposter syndrome yesterday. Thank you for letting me vent. I was thinking- I’m a middle aged, slightly overweight woman- what am I doing hiring a coach???
I sometimes do that with weight loss too. Maybe others do that as well? Like my inner voice says - you really think you’ll be able to wear a bikini in public without people laughing? Why even bother?
Feeling much more positive today. But sometimes it’s a struggle.
Pupowl Posts: 924 MemberSteps 17 Oct: 15.703
Good morning Shape Shifters. I had an okay Monday. I wasn't really hungry, so I ate too little. It didn't really bother me except that I went to bed with a rumbling belly (but the scale was nice this morning!). I finished another 500 piece puzzle. I expected this one to be hard because everything was blue, but it was very doable. I saved the dragon for last because it was the most complicated. Really enjoyed it! I had really horrible sleep. I was in bed by 20:30, and couldn't sleep for at least two hours. I woke up around 4:30 and couldn't sleep again for another hour. My fitbit gave me a lot of light sleep, but in reality, I am pretty sure I wasn't asleep for 8+ hours. Sometimes these nights happen. I try to remind myself that I am still resting and I refrain from getting up since that usually isn't helpful either. Hopefully I can make it through the day without a nap, but we will see! Isn't it funny how we still suck at sleeping despite getting daily practice? Happy Tuesday everyone
Daily step goal: 10,000
Sun 10/16: 12,081
Mon 10/17: 16,1063
@Pupowl - Your comment really made me laugh:
“Isn't it funny how we still suck at sleeping despite getting daily practice?” 😂🤣😂
That’s so true. I had never thought about it that way but now I’m determined to get better! There was a time in my life when I had so many tasks scheduled for the next day that I had ‘to do’ lists for my ‘to do’ lists. One of the bright spots of the pandemic was scaling back from so my volunteer roles.
Although I wish I got more sleep at night, and I’m working on it, I think I’m getting better at recognizing that I’m not very effective with the tasks I force myself to stay up to complete. My mind wanders, I end up wasting time, and I eat extra food to get energy — which never works. Now, I just make a plan to accomplish the unfinished tasks the next day, even if it means waking up earlier.
I know anxiety keeps many people awake but that’s not my problem. When I’m worried about something, the serenity prayer always helps me — Give my the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. It doesn’t always work but, usually, I make a plan one action step I can take when change is possible and then accept sleep!
Good work on another puzzle. I hope the wolves have the wisdom not to mess with a dragon! 😆1
SavageMrsMoose wrote: »I’ve run marathons at the needed pace before, but I was younger and lighter. I truly think if it’s a good day and I’m 15 pounds lighter, I can pull it off….
My plan is to do all 6 intervals tomorrow and if I need more recovery time in between, I take it….
… I was thinking- I’m a middle aged, slightly overweight woman- what am I doing hiring a coach???
… Like my inner voice says - you really think you’ll be able to wear a bikini in public without people laughing? Why even bother?
Feeling much more positive today. But sometimes it’s a struggle.
I think it’s great that you are setting fitness goals and working with a coach to improve. I’m 56 so I understand the intrusive thoughts and self-doubt that creep in every once in awhile, but we’ll just keep showing up to defeat ageism! 💪🦹♀️💪
In rowing, we qualify for adjusted times as we get older so I can be an asset in my boat. For soccer, the women have to turn 30 within the year to qualify for the Masters League, and many of them were born after the Title IX Act was put in place to provide more equitable funding for women’s sports,* so they are talented players. And I have more than 25 years on some of them!!
I joke that if I ever score a goal, I’m going to retire. It’s fun, and my team mates are very supportive, so I stick with it for the weekly exercise. It’s good to sub in and give another player a rest but we often have to play the whole game because there aren’t as many female players as there are men.
I don’t think I’ll be wearing a bikini any day soon but I love that society is beginning to embrace all body types. It’s actually kind of freeing to get older since nobody pays much attention to the past middle aged women walking along the beach. Staying active allows us to enjoy the beach another year though — Let’s keep fit, and keep showing the world what’s possible!
Even if we might need extra time for recovery. A nice Epsom salt bath is worth a rest day. Enjoy!!
*Of course, no team can compete with the investment made in American college football, which absorbs about 90% of funding and causes all the other groups to fight over the scraps, but that’s an issue for another day. I do enjoy football but there are so many challenges to the money, injuries, and influence on young players!2
Afternoon yall from southeast Missouri. The meds and supplements I had to hold off taking for a week I can start back on them this evening and in the morning. Stuff ik I was allergic too was confirmed And a couple of others were news to me. So now I wait for the dr to get back in and we start allergy shots I guess.3
My Garmin watch didn't work on Sunday,there was an Outage apparently.Luckily it still counted my steps but not my intentional walks.On Garmin/ MFP it doesn't deduct any calories for just steps.I don't know why ? If anyone on here knows,I would like to know.
@jessicakrall8 Here is my steps for
Sunday 16th 5149
Monday 17th 3026
Tuesday 18th 48302
Darn it! I knew nibbling on those stupid Walmart Halloween cookies would sabotage me! Off to a better week!1
Ooops weigh in day is Wednesday!1
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