Shape Shifters Team Chat - FEBRUARY 2023
Bumbinella wrote: »jessicakrall8 wrote: »
Now waking sign-ups for the February Step Challenge. As you know, you have to re-register for this challenge each month in order to review and change your daily step goal. So send me your first name for the chart, your daily step goal and tell us your favorite place to walk this time of year. That's all it takes! Hope you'll join us!
I would like to enter the steps challenge this month as well ☺️
Daily step goal: 8.000
My favorite place to walk is the inner city of Vienna. I try to walk between appointments I have in the city. Sometimes you’re even faster walking from one district to the other than if you used public transport.
@jessicakrall8 How often should I post my steps? Every 2-3 days or everyday? Which is easier to track for you? It must be a nightmare to scan all the posts for infos on weigh ins and steps 😅🙈
And it seems you hardly ever miss anything amidst the countless comments in our group chats. Thank you for this!
@bumbinella I have you added to the challenge for Feb. May I have your first name for the chart please? Sounds like a great use of extra time between appointments. I walk before work to wake up and after work to de-stress...if it's cold or rainy though, I'll do a walk video or walk indoors.
I'd like to everyone to post ever 2-3 days, that way I'm not keying in lists of 7-10 days at a time. Just makes it easier. I've missed a couple of posts, but usually because I'm making a posting at the same time as someone else and the other one doesn't get flagged as "new" for my bookmarks. I blame online gremlins, but I do feel bad when someone has to remind me or make an extra posting to call my attention to one I missed. It does happen though...wish I could say it doesn't!
Welcome to the fun! Good luck this month!
alleykat69 wrote: »@jessicakrall8
Add me to the Step challenge please
@alleykat69 Will you stay at 5k steps per day or adjust it? Gotcha down...
CONGRATS to all of the Top 3 and all of the honorable mentions! Great job!
This is definitely for myself this week:
Hi SS.. You have a returning member re-joining your team ...Please welcome @kcpond2
Daily step goal: 5,000
Fri 1/27: 12,269
Sat 1/28: 10,2992
Daily check in ~ January 29
Workout (4 a week): no
Calorie deficit: yes
In bed by 21:00: yes, 9h 23m / 87 score
Good morning Shape Shifters. I did a good amount of cleaning on Sunday. Tinus went upstairs to sleep on my bed, so that was a good time to start. He is very afraid of the vacuum cleaner so I much rather use it when he isn't nearby. It was nice to clean with the windows open and some incense burning. The rest of the day wasn't very interesting. Tinus was very lazy and slept on my lap a lot. I was very tired and not feeling great, so I went to bed early with a book. Happy Monday everyone3
Hi everyone, I am back to try this again. My name is Kevin and I live in London, Canada. I used to work in an office downtown, that I had to walk to and from my car and or ride my bike to work. But because of covid, I am now working from home. Because I am not getting as much exercise and more food to eat at home I have put on weight. So now I have to lose it. I have been trying the Intermittent Fasting route for the last couple of weeks and have lost a couple of pounds because of it. This is likely due to the fact that I am eating way less in the evenings, which is my ultimate goal.
If anyone is looking for more MFP Friends then feel free to add me.7
Hello all! Happy Monday Everyone!
I woke up in the middle of the night with a sore throat and drainage, as well as what felt like a fever, although I didn't get up to take my temperature. I was terrified I had covid again, but I took a test this morning and its negative. So good. Actually, I don't feel terrible right now....just a headache and the throat. I probably will jump on the treadmill when my husband goes to PT- he'd lecture me otherwise.
I was really "good" all weekend, calories below goal, but the scale didn't budge this morning. Probably because I'm doing the weekly challenge and drank alot of water yesterday. My body fat went down a bit on the scale, but it jumps around so much I don't pay too much attention. I can handle about 3 days in a row of the scale not moving, but past that I get super frustrated. So here's hoping tomorrow or Wednesday is better.
I'm going to try to stay on track today but not be too hard on myself becuase I'm not 100%
@jessicakrall8 - My name is Melissa for the step challenge!
Welcome @kcpond !
Welcome back, @kcpond! I’m less active after transitioning to work at home, too. I’ll look forward to working together to find solutions that help us increase our activity and manage our nutrition better.
Congratulations @CasandraW, @Yukie_OP, and @TexanMom8152 for getting on the leaderboard for week four in January. Shape Shifters placed third for percentage of weight lost and second place for pounds lost because of your success! 👏👏👏
Shape Shifters also lost 76.7 pounds in January— amazing! Thanks to all the members who contributed to our team appearing on the leaderboard again! Congratulations @kodakslim, @TexanMom8152, and @GwenS23! 🎉🎉🎉
I’m always most impressed by the consistency of people who are ‘in the green’ for their losses over the entire month. Great work @Walela617, @zog_a_log, @TexanMom8152, @cre804, and @kodakslim! 🤩🤩🤩
Well done, Shape Shifter!2
@kcpond, welcome back and I'll add you on my fl. And we've got a dusting and a glaze of ice here in se Missouri.
Armygirlarmyof1 wrote: »@kcpond, welcome back and I'll add you on my fl. And we've got a dusting and a glaze of ice here in se Missouri.
We have about 20cm (5 inches) of snow here. And right now very ice, snow had started to melt and then froze .2
@Pupowl - I planned to clean yesterday, and woke up motivated, but I ended up going to a work event that my husband wanted me to attend with him instead. I love the freshness of the house after opening the windows and cleaning so I’m just going to live vicariously through you today, step outside, and take a deep breath of fresh air. My dog is afraid of the vacuum cleaner, too, but he doesn’t mind the hairdryer. He even likes the hairdryer after a bath! 🐶 Recently, my husband bought one of those Roomba vacuum cleaners that constantly move around the floor, which annoy me with their noise and bumping but not enough to fuss about it. I thought it would drive our dog crazy but he accepted it after a short adjustment period. I wish I felt the same way but I’m still not used to it. So I retreat upstairs while it’s bumping around — whenever possible!🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
I’m going to try getting through my work efficiently today so I can clean off a work table in my office at least. I set small goals whenever my larger goals seem too difficult. We’ll see if it works —
@SavageMrsMoose - I’m so sorry to hear about your dog’s most recent diagnosis. Buddy looks so triumphant up on the sofa. Thanks for sharing the picture. He definitely looks happy and it’s clear he enjoys a high quality of life — the quintessential ‘lucky dog’ to spend his days with such a loving and caring family. You certainly explored the best treatment for him and he’ll continue to enjoy his time snuggling close on the couch!
I hope your sore throat feels better soon. I think you’re smart to continue your (covert) workouts, as long as you feel up to it. Listening to our bodies is key, and exercise will probably help you cope with the stress of Buddy’s illness, etc. Take care!2
@Jessicakrall8 here are my steps for end of January.They have been very low so no chance of catching up with @Pupowl 🤣
Could I join the February Step Challenge please.15,000 steps.
My favourite place to walk is my local park & local area,through the woods & along the stretch of linked canal paths.2
(Day of Week) Weigh-in Monday
LTD: 3.2 lbs2
Last week/weekend was great and I got some movement on the scale, but today has been rough. Stressed out and can’t stop snacking. Remembered to check in here and hopefully that can help me get out of this spiral (already well over my daily calorie goal and nearing the f* it zone which I am trying to avoid).
Tips to stop a binge? Went for a walk but got back home and ended up eating 2 of my kids leftover quesadillas bc they were sitting in front of me! Ugh!2
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