Shape Shifters Team Chat - MARCH 2023

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  • CasandraW
    CasandraW Posts: 495 Member
    https://fitbod.me/ny23/

    Free 14 day trial of the workout app I use if anyone is interested.
    I don’t get any kickbacks if people use it.
  • Pupowl
    Pupowl Posts: 1,359 Member
    @izzyred9400
    Are your steps for the 19th really 3.755? I am guessing you forgot the 1 in the front there, but just checking. :)
    @CasandraW
    Thank you, I hope to go back to 'normal' again tomorrow. You had an awesome loss!
  • cre804
    cre804 Posts: 338 Member
    Cre804
    Friday
    PW 199.0
    CW 200.0

    Not happy with the direction of the scale! We spent about a week eating out every day and I was so bloated when we got back home. And I have been assembling a care package for a college student so there are too many treats around, and I’m not handling that well. My plan is to bag up the extras and give them to my next door neighbor with three kids. I really have to focus on the mental part of eating properly because that seems to be my downfall at the moment.

    I’ll finally be meeting with my orthopedist on Wednesday to see what the next steps will be with my bum knee. I had a pretty good day, knee-wise yesterday, but it comes and goes. I miss being able to walk in the park, especially now that spring has arrived so I know something needs to be done, sooner or later.

    I’m not where I want to be, but I appreciate this group because without it, there’s a good chance I would have given up by now!
  • PatriceFitnessPal
    PatriceFitnessPal Posts: 1,298 Member
    edited March 2023
    @cre804 - I had a similar week with too much eating in restaurants with higher calorie meals and portions than I typically eat at home. You’re so right about the group support keeping us from giving up entirely. It’s taking time for me to build better habits but it’s better to stay engaged so I can reflect on unhealthy habits and routines. Change is hard but possible. We might gain one pound in the short-term but the long-term matters more. Your idea of giving the leftover care package items to your neighbor sounds good. I should probably send a package or card to my sons at college, too. I appreciate the motivation you provided with your post. Thanks for sharing and hang in there!

    BTW - Does anyone have ideas about what I can send to my adult sons who are away at college?

    I want to let them know I’m thinking about them while also keeping the items healthy because they are also trying to eat healthier now that they are moving less. @cre804’s experience is really making me think about what to send. My mother and maternal grandmother often showed their love by cooking for us and sharing food. Many of the ‘special’ gifts involved sweets and baked goods. I’m thinking about sending a gift card for gas, and beef jerky for my younger son who likes it, but my older son doesn’t have a car in the city. So, I hope to get some ideas.
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 4,947 Member
    Bearchested

    I'm going on a 60 mile charity ride tomorrow so my challenge will be to maintain cravings after the ride, as I tend to get ravenous after long rides.

    Good luck on your ride! Which charity are you supporting? Is there a website where we can donate?
    Jessica

    Thanks! It's called Just Ride for a Just Cause, and it supports victims of human trafficking. https://www.justrideforajustcause.org/

    Thanks for the link @bearchested and I made a donation, but there wasn't anywhere to list that I was donating to support you, so sorry about that, but at least it will support the cause. Good luck in the ride!! Stay strong!
    Jessica
  • PatriceFitnessPal
    PatriceFitnessPal Posts: 1,298 Member
    @CasandraW - The app you shared has lots of positive reviews. Thanks for sharing the information. I need a group to keep me accountable so I really admire people who are more self-motivated! Keep up the good work!
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 4,947 Member
    Hey y'all! Happy #Caturday!

    It is a lovely day here in Virginia...gonna hit 80 today, but got my exercise in before the heat hits. Might do another walk once the sun goes down this evening or might walk indoors. Will have to see. I am way over on my steps this week but I've really enjoyed my vacation and was active every day.


    Got several things accomplished around the house, but still need to hire a plumber to come and look at a slow-draining sink and my pedestal sink that has a leak (just not using it currently). I'm trying to get some recommendations so I don't get ripped off...and I'm saving up the money for it. My new washer comes on Apr 5th so I'm excited about that. Once I then replace my dryer in a few months, my whole house will have new appliances, so that should be good for a while. Just got a new air fryer due to the Cosori recall a few weeks ago and it just arrived last week. Talk about missing something...I literally use that EVERY day!

    So, what's everyone up to today? I'm thinking about heading out to go donate some books...not sure...might wait until another day. I'm just itching to go do something, but trying not to spend extra money...ya know how that goes!

    Enjoy your day! Sorry about the bad weather @LaurieWrobo ! If I could bottle and send you some sunshine, I would!!! Hang in there...Spring is coming...it is just taking it's sweet time. This next week, it's gonna cool down again and will be upper 50s to mid 60s here. I'm ready for 70-80 consistently!

    Anyone have an area they need extra work on or a suggestion for next week's group challenge?
    Jessica :blush:
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 4,947 Member
    Hey @frankwbrown !! I've been researching the Garmin watches, as we've discussed...today, I went to check on the Lily Sport (purple) version and found a sale of $150 off the VivoActive 4S in the Rose Gold color combination, which is the one I really wanted, but couldn't afford the $349 price. So, I got it for $199 which was the same price as the Lily Sport, but a much better watch. I'm so excited. This is a gift to myself in celebration of my completion of the 99 mile challenge I announced when I finished a few weeks ago...it should be in sometime this week! I'll let you know once I get registered and you can add me to your friend's list...would love to do some challenges with ya!

    Thanks again for all of your information. You helped to make my decision that much easier and it will be nice to get back into challenges again. Can't wait to start collecting badges like you!
    Jessica :blush:
  • frankwbrown
    frankwbrown Posts: 11,918 Member
    Hey @frankwbrown !! I've been researching the Garmin watches, as we've discussed...today, I went to check on the Lily Sport (purple) version and found a sale of $150 off the VivoActive 4S in the Rose Gold color combination, which is the one I really wanted, but couldn't afford the $349 price. So, I got it for $199 which was the same price as the Lily Sport, but a much better watch. I'm so excited. This is a gift to myself in celebration of my completion of the 99 mile challenge I announced when I finished a few weeks ago...it should be in sometime this week! I'll let you know once I get registered and you can add me to your friend's list...would love to do some challenges with ya!

    Thanks again for all of your information. You helped to make my decision that much easier and it will be nice to get back into challenges again. Can't wait to start collecting badges like you!
    Jessica :blush:
    Congratulations! You will soon become addicted to "badge chasing". 😂
    I think you'll be quite happy with your decision. Once you've set up your Garmin Connect account, go to Connections, search for Frank Brown, and send me a connect request. Unfortunately, I don't know of a way to specify a specific "Frank Brown". Maybe if you follow the following link, it'll give you an option to connect on that page:
    https://connect.garmin.com/modern/profile/FrankBrown
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 4,947 Member
    @frankwbrown Your link was perfect. I clicked to connect you. I won't be able to show any stats until my watch arrives, but I set up my username and profile...

    I'll let you know once my watch arrives...hope it's later in the week!
    Thanks again!
    Jessica
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 4,947 Member
    The March Week 5 Group Challenge is active and will begin on Sunday, Mar 26th. Please join us for Choose Two and Do! Here's your link:

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10887239/march-week-5-group-challenge-choose-two-and-do#latest

    Hope to see you there!
    Jessica
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 4,947 Member
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    Currently missing 5 weigh-ins for this past week:
    @vanzeem15 x2
    @ac204
    @kcpond
    @KHill875
    @ewilhelm2487 x2


    Stats begin early Sunday morning, so please report in ASAP. Thanks!
    Jessica
  • CasandraW
    CasandraW Posts: 495 Member
    @PatriceFitnessPal I like to send my college daughter a random funny card in the mail or some self care love from Amazon. I’m not sure what your boys like. I’ll do a iTunes card sometimes.
  • bearchested
    bearchested Posts: 206 Member
    @bearchested - love the cause! And it’s in Houston too! Enjoy!

    I will donate too as soon as I get some internet or cell service. Got back to houston yesterday and the internet is down at the house as well as the cell booster, I only have 1 bar. Ughhh. You get so dependent on technology.

    I too get starving after a hard workout. It’s a real struggle.

    Thanks!
  • bearchested
    bearchested Posts: 206 Member
    Bearchested

    I'm going on a 60 mile charity ride tomorrow so my challenge will be to maintain cravings after the ride, as I tend to get ravenous after long rides.

    Good luck on your ride! Which charity are you supporting? Is there a website where we can donate?
    Jessica

    Thanks! It's called Just Ride for a Just Cause, and it supports victims of human trafficking. https://www.justrideforajustcause.org/

    Thanks for the link @bearchested and I made a donation, but there wasn't anywhere to list that I was donating to support you, so sorry about that, but at least it will support the cause. Good luck in the ride!! Stay strong!
    Jessica

    Thank you!
  • Pupowl
    Pupowl Posts: 1,359 Member
    Here is the card for today. Happy Sunday everyone <3
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  • Bumbinella
    Bumbinella Posts: 90 Member
    But now for the dreaded weigh-in:

    Bumbinella, Sunday weigh-ins

    PW: 164.2
    CW: 166.9

    Time to get back on track…
  • CasandraW
    CasandraW Posts: 495 Member
    @Bumbinella
    we all fall sometimes. I’m happy to see your check in, please reach out if need some help.
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 4,947 Member
    @angmarie28 Please report your steps today for Mar 15th to present.
    @KHill875 Please report your steps today for Mar 17th to present.

    All walkers, please look at Week 4 on the chart and post your steps to catch up.

    PLEASE make an effort to report your steps every 2-3 days to help us stay up-to-date on our stats.
    Thank you!
    Jessica
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