WeightNoMore Team Chat - JANUARY 2023

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jugar
jugar Posts: 10,213 Member
edited January 2023 in Social Groups
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Happy New Year! Here is your Team chat room for January 2023. 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.

This month's F2F goal? Let's not be that dreaded drop-out statistic! Stick with your new year energy and follow through. As a team we can do it!

Fat2Fit has 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 Slimpossible - @broncobuddee and @trooworld
Weight No More - @minstrelofsarcasm and @melaniedscott
WaistAways - @jugar and @ashleycarole86
Shape Shifters - @jessicakrall8 and open

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

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

Everyone weighs in weekly on their chosen day right here in the team chat thread. 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 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: 5,194 Member
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    The January Week 1 Group Challenge is ready to begin on Sun, Jan 1st. Please join us for "Things to Decree in 2023". Here's your link:

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10880699/january-week-1-group-challenge-things-to-decree-in-2023#latest

    Hope to see you there!
    Jessica :blush:
  • jugar
    jugar Posts: 10,213 Member
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    January Habit Tracker! A great way to check off those little habits every day:

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10878952/habit-tracker-january-2023#latest
  • cedarfoxy
    cedarfoxy Posts: 72 Member
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    I saw someone ask in the December chat about who has a Fitbit, but I switched over to Garmin.

    Any Garmin users out there who want a buddy?

    Also mods - is it appropriate to start a F2F group on Garmin for exercise / step challenges? Or should I not?
  • ljdanny
    ljdanny Posts: 2,080 Member
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    Welcome everyone. Happy New Year! I didn't end the year with the best of steps even with being on vacation and exercising every day. I haven't lost the weight I wanted to this past year but this is a new year. I am hoping it will be mine.
  • jugar
    jugar Posts: 10,213 Member
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    January Habit Tracker! A great way to check off those little habits every day:

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10878952/habit-tracker-january-2023#latest
  • melissacoleman430
    melissacoleman430 Posts: 69 Member
    edited January 2023
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    Weigh in day Sunday
    Pw 234.5
    Cw 233.9
  • melaniedscott
    melaniedscott Posts: 1,348 Member
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    I've just looked back at my steps for 2022. Unless the world implodes, my 2023 target is going to be 3,000,000. That's 8,300 per day. I can do that! What can you do?

    Way to go! That some terrific personal stepping.
    buniphuphu wrote: »
    Hi everyone,

    My name is Marki, I'm 51, and I'm from Tulsa, Oklahoma...
    2022 had a lot of challenges for me. I ended up at my highest weight ever 359.9, and my NP put me on Ozempic to aid in weight loss since I had a high blood sugar reading when I had a hospitalization for asthma exacerbation. I also have PCOS, hypothyroidism, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), and chronic migraines...
    Welcome, Marki! We have a few things in common--asthma, EDS, and migraines (though some research says migraines are a symptom of EDS for some people).

    @MotylekOkruchy Your post resonates a lot for me, especially about sleeping. I also have a long history of trouble going to sleep because my brain won't shut up about every little thing. I don't know that I could cut off eating at 5, I don't usually manage to get home from work before that but a moratorium on snacking after dinner would probably be a good idea. If you can't manage more than 7 minute workouts, could you do two or three a day? I have a work out video that has four or five 10 minute workouts...doing one of those a few times a day for me would be a good idea.
  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 2,315 Member
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  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 2,315 Member
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    Happy New Month (AND YEAR!!!), 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 27 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 you don’t have time to read.

    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 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. Previously, I have had memberships with CycleBar, OrangeTheory, and F45 - By no means am I an expert on fitness classes, but I know a thing or two.

    I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you even more as we work our way through the month.
  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 2,315 Member
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    cedarfoxy wrote: »
    I saw someone ask in the December chat about who has a Fitbit, but I switched over to Garmin.

    Any Garmin users out there who want a buddy?

    Also mods - is it appropriate to start a F2F group on Garmin for exercise / step challenges? Or should I not?

    Every team runs their own personal step challenges, so we've got that covered on this end. The moderators also host a challenge every week, some focused on exercise, others on food, and some on mental health, etc.

    For anything more focused exclusively on exercise and whatnot, I could discuss with the other moderators the possibility of adding something to the announcements, but I would definitely not just start one at the moment.
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