Shape Shifters Team Chat - NOVEMBER 2022
Hey ya'll...another incredibly busy day...sick colleague was back but by 11am had to go home...fever...other colleague still on vacation so it was just me and the boss and lots of trouble tickets! I'm exhausted. Feet are hurting today...going to bed now. Got another full two days to get through.
Hope ya'll had a great day!
I hope you were able to get some rest and feel refreshed today @jessicakrall8. Here’s today’s weigh in:
Weigh-in Day: Thursday
I’m looking forward to a fresh start with the new month. Best wishes, Shape Shifters!
Welcome to this amazing group, @TexanMom8152 and @krissmisskross !2
Checking in a day early as we have friends visiting tomorrow and through the weekend. I'm finally fully recovered from being sick and had a good week of exercise. Did lots of walking, went for a couple jogs and enjoyed several ice times coaching my youngest's team and playing with my with my women's team. However, my diet was not stellar this week and I snacked on junk food every day and got back in old habits of unnecessary snacking late at night I suspect the lower weight today is because I was dehydrated this morning after playing hockey last night.
Patrice, I'm appreciating your encouragement about setting goals. I'm feeling like I need to set some for December and will have a think about those for my intro post. But, wow, I can't believe it's December 1st today!3
Started the new month by a half mile walk this morning and two mini walks this evening...total of 1.28 miles. I'm going to keep my goal at 35 miles of intentional walking this month because my feet are really giving me grief lately, so I don't want to push and be in too much pain.
Busy day at the office today, so hoping for a lighter one tomorrow...cross your fingers for me!
Hey everyone, its been an incredibly long week. Half my residents are super sick and now its hitting staff. We had 3 people out sick Tuesday, so i worked 9 hours short staffed, then we had someone quit suddenly that day, so they were desperate for someone to cover her over night shift, no one responded, so they asked me to, which i did, but im exhausted still, but cant sleep, and now i thing i might be comong down with the crud, ugh. Hopefully its just from being over worked, and not the sickness going around.2
Steps (sorry for the long list)
26 Nov: 15.089
27 Nov: 15.061
28 Nov: 14.824
29 Nov: 14.652
30 Nov: 14.424
1 Dec: 14.3101
@angmarie28 - It’s always amazing to me when medical supervisors push health practitioners to work such long hours! They know more than the average person how harmful it is to work on limited sleep. We’re in a real crisis in the health and education fields due to burnout, overwork, and ignoring what we know about good practice. At least young people seem to be insisting that we change the system to create more life balance. I don’t think quitting on the spot (like your co-worker did) is the answer but we need to work together to find better solutions following everything we are learning from our experiences with COVID and research on productivity, etc.
@jessicakrall8 & @Pupowl — Great job on the steps/ walking. I’m thinking about getting a watch that tracks my activity in the new year — because you all motivate me so much with your consistent movement! I don’t usually like things on my wrist but I’m not so averse that I can’t stand it. I know I’ll get used to it once I wear it awhile. My husband gets irritated that the one he bought requires frequent charging so I’ll also have to build the habit of charging it while I’m sitting at the computer. I’m interested in monitoring my sleep more accurately so I prefer not to charge it at night. We’ll see —
@pedal__power - I’m glad you’re feeling better and back in the ice. I love hearing about your hockey team. I would love to play — so inspiring!
I’ll look forward to seeing what goals you decide to set. Yesterday, I didn’t do too well with my new goals for the month, which I’ll cover in my next post —
Best wishes, Shape Shifters!
For the month of December, I am concentrating on (1) better tracking of my meals, (2) adding more protein, and (3) increasing my strength and flexibility.
(1) I tracked well through lunch so I’ll just need to keep that momentum while improving my tracking later in the day. Right now, I’m not worrying about whether I exceed my calorie target or not; I just want to face it and keep tracking, so I can reflect on what’s happening.
(2) This mirrored my tracking. I had a decent balance of protein in the morning and decided to add peanut butter to my banana when selecting a snack, but I didn’t meet my protein goal as I moved through the day. My target is 20 percent protein so it wasn’t too bad at 17, so I’ll continue to work on this area.
(3) Although I signed up for a winter conditioning with my rowing group, I’m injured right now. So, I showed up on Tuesday (first day) to pay the fee but scheduled a massage and acupuncture instead of joining the workout sessions this week. I’m glad the treatment is covered by my insurance - except for the co-pay - because I already hate missing exercise classes that are already paid. Staying healthy can feel expensive but it’s still a lot cheaper than being unhealthy! I think it’s interesting that I injured my back/hip after I gained weight beyond my target range 🤔🧐🤔 …
I also said I was going to set some phone alarm reminders to build the habit of joining yoga sessions at my gym, but I haven’t done that yet. Yoga will be a good way to improve my sciatica and get some exercise while I recover. So, I’ll set those alarms right now! Let’s get those goals!!1
I really like my fitbit. Probably one of the best purchases of my life. It has made me a lot more active than before. I charge mine in the evening before bed when my stepgoal is met. It usually lasts around 6/7 days on a full charge. I hate wearing any kind of jewelry and never owned a watch, but the fitbit wasn't a bother for me so you should be fine. I would say that the elastic fabric bands I got from amazon are much more comfortable than the original rubber bands. Less sweaty too.
Good luck with your December goals and I hope your injury will go away soon!2
Daily step goal: 7,000
Tue 11/29: 18,400
Wed 11/30: 18,659
Thu 12/1: 10,755
November week 5
Weigh in day: Friday, December 2
CW: 231.4 ( gained 2.3 lbs; 1.0%) this week
LTD: ( gained 5.8 lbs; 2.6%) this month
I'm really disappointed in myself this month. December won't be any easier as I have a brother coming to visit for a week and then there's Christmas coming up. But I'm determined to get back below 230 at least.4
change of scale, vacation, birthday, travel.... Not too bad all things considered!
first name: Sharon
favorite place to walk: Coleman Park or The Mall
daily step goal: 5000
TexanMom8152 wrote: »Morning all and thank you for the warm welcomes.
My name is Julie and I live in Keller, just a little north of Fort Worth. I'm 54, soon to be 55, have been married for 33 years and have an 18 year old son (Jason) at Texas Tech. I'm looking to lose weight to be more healthy and more mobile. During Covid, my position was converted to a remote work from home. On the plus side, the commute is very easy. On the minus side, access to the refrigerator and pantry didn't do me any favors.
Tuesday is my weigh in day, and I know that I am not part of the game yet, but wanted to share as I am a bit higher that the number I gave yesterday when signing up.
As part of our weight loss journey, we purchased a new scale that does the whole body statics. I don't know how accurate they are but it is cool to see the changes.
Thanksgiving was a rough time for us, we had gone to our house close to Lubbock for the week. Jason's dorm roommate was going to spend the holiday with us. His dad called on Tuesday to see if he could come out as well and we said the more the merrier. His dad was killed in a car accident on Wednesday morning. We spent the rest of the day Wednesday, trying to get Jason's roommate home. Jason is going to be driving in next weekend for the funeral on Saturday. My goal for the next few weeks is to not stress eat.
I am looking forward to getting to know all of you.
Julie, we are neighbors! I live in north FW and my kids both went to Keller Central HS. I am so sorry to hear about the accident-I know that had to be so difficult for all involved.
I haven’t been on here much lately-stress, injuries and a bedroom makeover project have pulled me off track. Realistically, I am going to be treading water at best during December so I’m probably not going to be on here much until January. But we need to become buddies!
Saturday weigh in
Again not great. I had two bad days this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Wed was mostly emo eating and Thur I was just constantly hungry, but I did track everything that day. I wasn't sure I would be able to get a loss at all this week, so I am relieved it at least went down a bit. I am a little behind schedule now so I will try to have perfect food days for the whole of December. I had only 6 days over my calorie goal for November so I think I can do it!
Steps 2 Dec: 14.579
I would like to join the step challenge again as usual with 14.000 steps, thank you.
Happy Saturday everyone1
Sat weigh in
My steps,a bit lower than normal.I wasn't well on Wednesday & spent most of the day in bed.Ive also had some worrying symptons & had to check in with the dreaded gynaecologist.Nothing too serious thank God got to go back in 6 weeks time.
@jessicakrall8 please could you put me down for the December Step challenge 14,000 steps.Hopefully my Garmin activity watch replacement will arrive soon.1
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