Shape Shifters Team Chat - JULY 2023

jugar Posts: 10,216 Member
edited July 2023 in Social Groups
Here is your Team chat room for July 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 - @Slimmersixties & @JaysFan82
Mission Slimpossible - @katmary71
Weight No More - @rachelrjh
WaistAways - @conleywoods & @cleaneater80
Shape Shifters - @PatriceFitnessPal

HOW IT ALL WORKS: The July challenge runs for 4 weeks, from July 2 - 29. 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 want 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. Don't worry! You can always come back even if you get dropped.

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: 5,224 Member
    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 no 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! Please be aware though, you're making a commitment to post your steps every 2-3 days, which helps the Captains keep the stats caught up. If you're not willing to do this, please do not sign up. (THANKS!!)

    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:
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 5,224 Member
    The July Week 1 Group Challenge is active and ready to begin on Sunday, July 2nd. Join us for the Beat the Heat Challenge, set your goals and participate in lively discussions and activity based upon your goal every day during the week! Here's your link:

    Another great opportunity to meet others from all 5 Fat2Fit Teams and start July off right with an active fitness week! Hope to see you there!

    Jessica :blush:
  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 2,328 Member


    Team Results
    By Percentage

    By Pounds

    Individual Results
    By Percentage

    By Pounds

    Team Winners
  • Cyncia85
    Cyncia85 Posts: 321 Member

    Mon 6/26 = 9,061
    Tues 6/27 = 5,152
    Wed 6/28 = 2,024
    Thurs 6/29 = 5,356
    Fri 6/30 = 7,838
    Sat 7/1 = 4,010
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 5,224 Member
    I am taking off the month of July, so kindly remove me from the roster. I'm going to be out of pocket so to speak while I meditate, yoga and enjoy the outdoors! Good times. When the rains return and the weather sours and turns into typhoon winds and terrible nonsense, I will return! (I will keep tracking my food though, my blood sugar is way up and I keep getting older for some reason, absolutely pesky inevitability that...).

    Requested the MODS move you to the Support team @Itadakimasu7 so enjoy your break and come back regenerated! Take care of that blood sugar...and keep getting older... :smile:
  • Walela617
    Walela617 Posts: 412 Member

    Hi, I just took a look at the July timetable and realized that today's weight can be counted as WEEK 1's weigh-in for me, since the starting weight date range for July is 6/25-7/1; so here are the corrected stats:

    WI Day: Sunday
    PW: 154.8 (6/25)
    CW: 152.6 (7/02 - WK 1)
    LTD: 2.2 (Since Sunday, 6/25)

    (I understand that the final date for July weigh-ins will be Saturday, July 29.)

    All-time highest weight: 217 lbs. on 2/29/2008 (Currently down 64.4 from 217.)

    Hey everyone! Did you know that July 1st is "Resolution Renewal Day"? (It's also 26 weeks until New Year's Eve!)

    Let's DO this!

    Best wishes,
    Carole 🦋
  • frankwbrown
    frankwbrown Posts: 12,441 Member
    I noticed in the July spreadsheet my starting weight shows as 201.8 (I wish!). It's actually 238.9 (the June spreadsheet is correct). I also noticed that Mulecanter is directly above me in the July spreadsheet with a starting weight of 238.9 but in June had an ending weight of 227.0.
    Looks like the addition of JScottJr1988 in row 22 caused a cut/paste error.
    Looks like all the weights from cell D23-D36 can be shifted down one cell, then correct cells D19-D23.

  • alleykat69
    alleykat69 Posts: 272 Member
    steps for Tuesday 2688
    Wednesday 2520
    Thursday 3104
    Friday 2712
    Saturday 4160

    weigh in: Sunday
  • alleykat69
    alleykat69 Posts: 272 Member
    I don't see the link to "Beat the Heat Challenge ".
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