TEAM: The Slimsons (July)

AB0215
AB0215 Posts: 7,285 Member
Welcome to the Challenge new and returning teammates!! This is the conversation/weigh in thread for your Team :) Keep on losing because our first weigh ins begin THIS Sunday! I am here for you should you need anything - simply message me or tag me by putting an '@' just before my username (NO SPACES) and I will get to you asap! ~ Ashley @AB0215.
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  • AB0215
    AB0215 Posts: 7,285 Member
    ABOUT THE CHALLENGES & REQUIRED WEIGHT POSTINGS

    We are going to be running (Optional) Mini-challenges this month: Daily Posts.

    First and foremost is that participation in this challenge is optional. It's up to you as to whether you want to try this. If you don't want to participate in these challenges, you don't have to, the choice is yours, but I would like to encourage you to participate as it seems to help keep us on track and thinking about our goals on a daily basis and it's encouraging to see other's successes and struggles so that we realize that we are not alone!!

    The Daily Posts Challenge is based on another challenge on MFP called UAC (Ultimate Accountability Challenge). The way UAC works is that the aim is to follow 5 basic rules.

    #1. Track EVERYTHING you eat that has calories.
    #2. Stay inside your allocated daily budget. (you set your own budget)
    #3. Try to do at least 20 minutes of activity a day (anything: walk, run, cycle, swim, gardening, housework, yoga, gym, etc.. As long as it gets you active and off the couch)
    #4. 1 pass day permitted per week (went over calories, could not track, not enough exercise, intentional pass)
    #5. Check in daily (tracking yes/no, calories yes/no, exercise yes/no).

    ****End of the week. those who have managed to keep to plan for 6 out of 7 days are recognized in the thread as being part of the weekly "Winners Circle".


    **A side note as there has been a bit of confusion for new members in the past, this is not the same as the official results, which are weight based, this is just another tool to help you reach your weight loss goals.**

    **REMEMBER**
    You set your own daily budget.
    You choose you own exercise and intensity (no step limit, no exercises you cannot or should not do, 20 mins of gardening counts as much as a 10 mile run, activity is activity, anything that gets you up and moving!).
    Is not weight based (as weight fluctuates day by day).
    Can continue beyond weight loss.


    Daily check in keeps you in touch with those doing similar. Longer term weight management is hard to do on your own.

    It also has frequent resets (as in a circle each week).

    It works on an honor system. Being honest with yourself and others is a key to making things work. Remember, this is a judgement free zone, everyone has good days and bad days, but the way to get to the finish line is by being honest and when we have a bad day, picking ourselves up and carrying on the next day!

    Consistency and new habits have been shown the only long term successful way to change weight. We all want the progress made here to last a lifetime.

    Your posts should look like this:
    Daily Post (Sunday)

    Track: Yes/no
    Calories: Yes/no (were you under)
    Exercise: Yes/no (what type and how long)
    Goals/Day/Comments: (Tell us a brief description about your how your day went or your goals for the day)


    Please post your weight on your scheduled weigh in day, as if you miss weigh-ins, you may be eliminated from the challenge and we don't want to see that happen!!

    Your posts should look like this:
    AB0215
    Week 1
    PW =(previous weight)
    CW=(current weight)


    Please, please setup your posts in that format as it really makes it much easier for us to track your progress for the challenges and the weight loss!!

    We'd like to help you be as successful as possible and if we can help in any way, please let us know. Also, if you have any suggestions for the team or fun ideas to spice things up a bit, please feel free to share them, we look for new ways to help engagement and keep people motivated!!

    We are committed to this group and to help where we can, and please let us know if we can help in any way!!

    Once again Welcome to July Challenge!!
  • walk4today
    walk4today Posts: 999 Member
    Daily Post
    Thursday, July 1
    Track: yes
    Calories: yes, under
    Exercise: yes, walking 30 minutes
    I'm trying to create some healthier snacks this month as I have sworn off chips, crackers, etc. Tried mixing some feta cheese crumbles with mini turkey pepperoni slices just before making dinner and it helped.
  • Chalmation
    Chalmation Posts: 2,356 Member
    walk4today wrote: »
    Daily Post
    Thursday, July 1
    Track: yes
    Calories: yes, under
    Exercise: yes, walking 30 minutes
    I'm trying to create some healthier snacks this month as I have sworn off chips, crackers, etc. Tried mixing some feta cheese crumbles with mini turkey pepperoni slices just before making dinner and it helped.

    @walk4today
    You should post this in the June thread as well. That one is still current until Sunday.
  • walk4today
    walk4today Posts: 999 Member
    @Chalmation
    Thanks for letting me know.
  • WMEJA
    WMEJA Posts: 652 Member
    edited July 2021
    WMEJA
    Week 1
    Sunday weigh in
    Pw:216.9
    CW 213.8
  • SisuMom2019
    SisuMom2019 Posts: 155 Member

    UserName: SisuMom2019
    Weight in week: July Week 1
    Weigh In Day: Friday
    CW (Current Weight): 205
    PW (Previous Weight): 205.4
    This week’s loss: .4
    LTD (Loss to Date): 53.3
  • AB0215
    AB0215 Posts: 7,285 Member
    UserName: SisuMom2019
    Weight in week: July Week 1
    Weigh In Day: Friday
    CW (Current Weight): 205
    PW (Previous Weight): 205.4
    This week’s loss: .4
    LTD (Loss to Date): 53.3

    @SisuMom2019 Sorry for the confusion but July actually starts today!
  • AB0215
    AB0215 Posts: 7,285 Member
    WMEJA wrote: »
    WMEJA
    Week 1
    Sunday weigh in
    Pw:216.9
    CW 213.8

    @WMEJA Way to start off July! WOOOT!
  • chublet25
    chublet25 Posts: 833 Member
    WMEJA wrote: »
    WMEJA
    Week 1
    Sunday weigh in
    Pw:216.9
    CW 213.8

    Wow! Well done!
  • Chalmation
    Chalmation Posts: 2,356 Member
    Daily Post Sunday
    Track: Yes
    Calories: Under
    Exercise: Yes 42 minutes indoor and outdoor walking
  • southgirl94
    southgirl94 Posts: 778 Member
    Hi, everyone. My name is Leah. I’m 26 years old, in grad school, and struggling right now. Everything seems to be such an effort. I just want to get better, but the road seems too hard to travel.

    July Week 1 - Sun, 7/4

    Track: Yes
    Calories: Over (did good at meals - but dessert did me in)
    Exercise: None

    Happy Independence Day, everyone. To my dear family friend and adopted grandfather, David McLeod (1923-2021), who died July 1st at age 97. He served honourably with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific theatre of World War II. You are celebrating the ultimate freedom today - free from the pain and loss you endured. I know you are at peace now and eternally loved. I love you and miss you. Rest in peace.
  • osier5
    osier5 Posts: 424 Member
    Daily Post
    Sunday
    Track: yes
    Calories: yes
    Exercise: yes
  • Bemybestby60
    Bemybestby60 Posts: 1,167 Member
    Daily Post Sunday
    Track yes
    Calories yes and over
    Exercise no
  • vicky2767
    vicky2767 Posts: 2,112 Member
    edited July 2021
    Daily check in 7/4
    Tracked no
    Calories probably over
    Exercise yes
  • walk4today
    walk4today Posts: 999 Member
    Daily Post
    Sunday
    Track: no
    Calories: way over
    Exercise: yes
  • Bemybestby60
    Bemybestby60 Posts: 1,167 Member
    Daily Post Monday
    Track yes
    Calories yes and under
    Exercise yes golf
  • AB0215
    AB0215 Posts: 7,285 Member
    Daily Post Monday

    Track yes
    Calories yes
    Exercise yes, 1 hour walking
  • CycleMomOf3
    CycleMomOf3 Posts: 335 Member
    I was hoping that somebody might be able to send me in the right direction. I was really hoping to be part of this challenge this month, but I wasn't assigned a team when the rest of the new participants were. I had posted my information in the (new) July participants thread on July 1st, but when the team assignments were posted, I wasn't listed. I'm hoping it's just an oversight, but I'd still love to participate if I can.

    Any idea whom to contact? Sorry to intrude in your thread with something that isn't relevant to you all, but the (new) July participants thread is closed now, so I can't ask there.

    Thank you for any guidance you can send my way!

  • southgirl94
    southgirl94 Posts: 778 Member
    July Week 1 - Mon, 7/5

    Track: Yes
    Calories: Over
    Exercise: Moving some boxes for a bit, but trying to drink more water.
  • walk4today
    walk4today Posts: 999 Member
    Daily Post
    Monday
    Track: yes
    Calories: under
    Exercise: yes
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