Shape Shifters Team Chat - MARCH 2023

jugar Posts: 9,764 Member
edited April 2023 in Social Groups
Here is your Team chat room for March 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.

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 @Pupowl

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

HOW IT ALL WORKS: The March challenge runs for 5 weeks, from Feb 26 - April 1. 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. Let's have a Green March!

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 begin!!


  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 4,955 Member
    edited February 2023
    FAQ for New Shape Shifters Members

    How do I post my weigh in?

    (Day of Week) Weigh-in
    PW: 204 lbs (previous weight)
    CW: 202 lbs (current weight)
    LTD: 12 lbs (optional loss to date)

    Where is the Weigh in stats spreadsheet?
    Start at the Fat2Fit Main Page and under the header information, you’ll see a section at the bottom that says “TO ACCESS THE SPREADSHEETS FOR JANUARY CLICK HERE” followed by the link in blue. Once you click on that link, it will take you to the Summary page. Find Shape Shifters on the tabs at the bottom and click on that and that brings you to the stats page. Also on this page (scrolling down), you’ll find the Step Challenge chart as well. This is where we record your daily steps if you sign up to be part of the monthly step challenge. More info on how to sign up is below! Join us!

    How often should I post in the chatroom?

    Whenever you have a question, suggestion, story, news announcement or just want to brighten someone's day!! There's never too much...and please share recipes, tips, laughs, challenges, cartoons, pictures of your pets, pictures from walks you've taken, etc...we love it all!!

    What if I have to be out of town during my weigh in?

    Send a message to one of the Captains (JessicaKrall8 or Pupowl) in the chatroom or in a private message on MFP's mail and let her know your circumstance...if it's just for a week or two, you can be excused from the weigh-in. If you must leave for longer than a month, you may be moved to our support team until you return. When you're ready to come back, send another message and the MODS will move you back to active status.

    What happens if I miss a weigh in?

    If you're late, you'll be marked as LWI (late weigh in). If you fail to report in at all, you'll be labeled as NWI (no weigh in). After two NWIs, you're put on the drop list if you explanation has been provided. It's always best to let your Captain know what's going on and she'll make sure you're covered.

    How do I sign up for the Step Challenge?

    Send the Captains a message that you'd like to join, provide your daily step goal and tell her your favorite place to walk. It's that simple!

    Do I have to re-register each month to remain part of Team Shape Shifters?

    No, your membership will carry over month to month. The only place where this is NOT true is for the Step Challenge. You have to sign up each month to participate in it and this gives you the opportunity to adjust your daily step goal.

    If I've missed anything or questions arise, just post them! We'll find the information you need as much as possible! Hope this helps!

    Jessica :smile:
  • Pupowl
    Pupowl Posts: 1,361 Member
    edited February 2023
    Hello Shape Shifters and welcome to the new members!
    I have recently become a co-captain of the team in order to try to help out Jessica a bit. I am still working out how best to do this. I joined this team in August 2021 and I have found it a very valuable tool on my weight loss journey.
    There are a lot of things being offered here; there is the step challenge, the habit tracker, the weekly challenges, your personal weigh in and of course the Shape Shifter group chat itself. The more you engage with the group, the more you will get out of it!
    Don't hesistate to reach out when you are having a hard time, chances are you aren't the only one and everyone here is kind and supportive. I often see people feel bad about posting a gain, please don't! We are all aware that weight loss isn't linear. Sometimes the scale just does what it wants, even when you do everything right. So post it, shrug it off and keep going! As long as you put in the work, the results will come, promise.
    I wish everyone an awesome March with lots of victories, big and small! <3
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 4,955 Member

    May this month bring you joy, happiness, good health, peace and a wonderful sense of renewal!
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 4,955 Member
    The March Week 1 Group Challenge is open and ready to begin tomorrow, Sunday Feb 26th. Join us for a 7-Day Happiness Challenge.

    Here's your link:

    Hope to see you there!
    Jessica :blush:
  • Pupowl
    Pupowl Posts: 1,361 Member
    Hello Shape Shifters!
    My name is Laura, I am 34 years old (35 soon) and I live with my cat Tinus in a small village in the Netherlands. I like reading fantasy books, singing, jigsaw puzzles, photography, drinking a lot of tea and being in nature.
    I started gaining weight after a horse riding accident which left me unable to do any exercise for over a year. Mentally I wasn't in a great place either and that is something I will always struggle with. I am excited to start March and plan to make it a good month.
    Highest weight: 247.0
    Current weigh: 217.1
    Goals for my habit tracker: step on the scale every day, calorie deficit, 6 hour eating window, exercise 4 times a week and turn computer off at 19:45
    My daily steps will be 15.000 for this month. I am looking forward to that since 17.000 was getting a bit much on some days.
    I wish everyone good luck with their March goals!
  • Bumbinella
    Bumbinella Posts: 90 Member
    Sunday weigh ins
    PW: 162.2 lbs
    CW: 161.8 lbs
  • Bumbinella
    Bumbinella Posts: 90 Member
    @Pupowl Thank you for always posting your motivational cards for the day. I really love those.
    Looking forward to that great hair and six pack 😅💪
  • Bumbinella
    Bumbinella Posts: 90 Member
    Sorry for posting my steps so late and in bulk 🙈
    Here are my missing steps from February:

    Feb 15: 2925
    Feb 16: 2596
    Feb 17: 7589
    Feb 18: 12990
    Feb 19: 3627
    Feb 20: 2782
    Feb 21: 8074
    Feb 22: 12783
    Feb 23: 5277
    Feb 24: 8262
    Feb 25: 13620
  • izzyred9400
    izzyred9400 Posts: 858 Member
    My steps for the last few days of February
    2/22 6,380
    2/23 20,825
    2/24 14,882
    2/25 6,531
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 4,955 Member
    edited February 2023
    wv2q8jkzdw2r.jpg we wrap up the month of February, I would very much like to report the results of the month by Friday, Mar 3rd (since we started our statistic month today), so all steps need to be updated by Thursday, Mar 2nd please. I don't want to be "Debbie downer", but please make a commitment to report in your steps every 2-3 days. We're ALL busy, but please take that extra 5-10 minutes to report in makes it easier on your two Captains. Thank you for understanding.

    Now accepting members for the March Step Challenge. Please give me your first name (for the chart), your daily step goal you aim to achieve AND your favorite place to walk during the month of March. Then, report your steps every 2-3 days and make a little challenge or two with your fellow walkers! Who will be our top 3 this month?!!

    Good luck and let's get moving!!
  • LaurieWrobo
    LaurieWrobo Posts: 1,206 Member
    2/25 8,559
  • LaurieWrobo
    LaurieWrobo Posts: 1,206 Member
    Please add me to Step challenge;
    6,000 goal
    Favorite place to walk - my neighborhood- hopefully winter is on its way out so I can get outside more
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 4,955 Member
    Please add me to Step challenge;
    6,000 goal
    Favorite place to walk - my neighborhood- hopefully winter is on its way out so I can get outside more

    Gotcha down @LaurieWrobo ! You had a great month stepping in Feb! WTG!
  • alleykat69
    alleykat69 Posts: 267 Member

    weigh in: Sunday
    PW: 194.3
    CW: 192.8

    Steps for February 19 to 25
    Sunday 2989
    Monday 5036
    Tuesday 5791
    Wednesday 3146
    Thursday 5193
    Friday 6552
    Saturday 1648
  • frankwbrown
    frankwbrown Posts: 11,923 Member
    Daily step goal: 10,000
    Fri 2/24: 10,689
    Sat 2/25: 14,048
  • Armygirlarmyof1
    Armygirlarmyof1 Posts: 493 Member
    Afternoon yall. Lenten has started so that means Sunday meals with my church family over the next few weeks. I so love chances like this to spend with my church family as I don't always get to church. With things starting to settle at work means home life is most definitely settling down and that includes a lot of other stresses have begun to settle. I've noticed that my weight gain is probably a lot of water weight because it's becoming more manageable
  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 2,116 Member



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