Shape Shifters Team Chat - AUGUST 2023

jugar Posts: 9,749 Member
edited September 2023 in Social Groups
Here is your Team chat room for August 2023. This is where you weigh in, 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 Slimpossibles - @katmary71
Weight No More - @rachelrjh
WaistAways - @conleywoods & @cleaneater80
Shape Shifters - @Sbus12 and @Cyncia85

HOW IT ALL WORKS: The August challenge runs for 5 weeks, from July 30 - September 2. 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. 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: 4,941 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:

  • Walela617
    Walela617 Posts: 357 Member

    August Starting Weight: 153.4 on 7/29

    I had a little "binge" last night so I'm not sure how much of this weigh-in is bloating (sodium, 4 beers, late night, large, steak tip sub with avocado, onions and mushrooms!), but since the Week 1 weigh-ins start tomorrow, I will weigh myself again tomorrow morning (7/30) since my weigh-in day is Sunday anyway. Then I'll have my Week 2 weigh-in on August 6, at which time my weight should be more stabilized, depending on how I do with food and activity, of course!

    Have a great weekend everyone!💞
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 4,941 Member
    Here’s the link for the August Habit Tracker. Use this to set your own mini-goals and watch them throughout the whole month.
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 4,941 Member
    The August Week 1 Group Challenge is open and ready to begin on Sunday, Jul 30th. Join us this week as we go "Back In The Day"! It's going to be a fun, memorable and active week! Here's your link:

    Hope to see you in the chat room!
  • Walela617
    Walela617 Posts: 357 Member
    (SUNDAY) Weigh-in (7/30)
    PW: 153.4 lbs (previous weight)
    CW: 149.0 lbs (current weight) - WK 1
    LTD 4.4 lbs (optional loss to date in AUG)


    7/29: 3,270

    Beautiful weather here in Boston! The heat wave had broken! Sunny and 63 degrees here. Hope you're having wonderful weather too!

    Have a great Sunday!💕 Carole
  • Sbus12
    Sbus12 Posts: 191 Member
    7/27 10,462
    7/28 1,038
    7/29 11,941
  • Sbus12
    Sbus12 Posts: 191 Member
    edited July 2023
    @izzyred9400 thanks for sharing the strength building workout. I’m looking forward to incorporating those exercises.

    @Walela617 congrats on your weight loss!!
    The heat wave has broken in Chicago as well!! It was so nice to go for a long walk yesterday and be able to breathe! That wall of humidity has been horrible. We’re heading to the dunes today and I know I’ll get some good steps in but I probably won’t have my phone on me and that’s how I count steps. I know I’ll feel the steps tomorrow though!

    Don’t forget to keep those NSVs (non-scale victories) in mind this weekend and post them!
  • frankwbrown
    frankwbrown Posts: 11,913 Member
    edited July 2023
    Daily step goal: 10,000
    Fri 7/28: 11,614
    Sat 7/29: 12,222

    @jessicakrall8, I'd like to continue the step challenge into August, still at 10,000 steps/day. Thanks.
  • Sbus12
    Sbus12 Posts: 191 Member
    @jessicakrall8 I’ll continue step challenge too. 10,000 goal per day
  • izzyred9400
    izzyred9400 Posts: 857 Member
    @Sbus12 Thank you for your kind support for my weight loss.I hope you & any other members enjoy the workout.If you click on each separate exercise & press open it takes you to a utube video on how to do it correctly.
    Way to go @walela23
    @jessicakrall8 my steps till end of July
    7/25 16,569
    7/26 10,355
    7/27 15,750
    7/28 8,468
    7/29 14,750
    I would like to join the Step Challenge for August at 15,000.
    My favourite place to walk during summer is along the canal & in my local park.
  • LaurieWrobo
    LaurieWrobo Posts: 1,204 Member
    Hi @jessicakrall8 I would like to sign up for step challenge- 7,000 steps is the goal
    I've obtained a part-time job @ Home Goods
  • LaurieWrobo
    LaurieWrobo Posts: 1,204 Member
    If anyone wants to friend me please do so - I don't know how to request 😕
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