Shape Shifters Team Chat - MAY 2022

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jugar
jugar Posts: 10,139 Member
edited May 2022 in Social Groups
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Here is your Team chat room for May 2022. This is where you weigh in every week, 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.

We have 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 Slimpossibles - @broncobuddee and @TeresaW1020
Weight No More - @minstrelofsarcasm and @melaniedscott
WaistAways - @jugar and @ashleycarole86
Shape Shifters - @jessicakrall8 and open

Our Team Motivators:
Downsizers - @peng123 & @MeowScout
Mission Slimpossibles - @katmary71 & @trooworld
Weight No More - @rachelrjh
WaistAways - @conleywoods
Shape Shifters - @angmarie28

HOW IT ALL WORKS: The May challenge runs from May 1 - 28. F2F months always start on a Sunday and end on a Saturday, so adjust your calendars!

Every challenger weighs in on their chosen day, every week without fail! 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 take a break, you can be excused for a week or two, or are moved to the Support Team for longer. You can remain on 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 and year begin!!
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  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 5,155 Member
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    FAQ for New Shape Shifters Members

    How do I post my weigh in?

    Userid
    (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 TheMrWobbly) 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!

    Welcome!
    Jessica :smile:
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 5,155 Member
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    A hearty welcome to our new members:
    @JenHul
    @Jax_Grim (welcome back!)
    @paulerdmann1
    @Afura

    Everyone has already introduced themselves in the April chatroom, but just so we can have another opportunity to get to know you, would you mind each sharing your biggest struggle with your journey AND your most recent triumph?

    I'm excited about May and can't wait to see what we can accomplish together as a team! I'm getting some great ideas for upcoming Group Challenges, so make sure you don't miss out on those. A new one starts every Sunday and I will be posting the one starting tomorrow in a link in this chatroom later this afternoon. Hope to see you join us!

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Jessica
  • JenHul
    JenHul Posts: 360 Member
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    Good Morning,
    My name is Jen. I'm new to this group.My team is "Shape Shifters" I just wanted to say Hi! I'm interested in joining the step challenge for the month of May. My step goal is 9000 steps/ 7km a day. I enjoy evening walks at night with my daughter. On weekends I enjoy going to different locations to walk around there! Living in Southern Alberta, Canada we dress in layers or pack extra to be ready for all 4 seasons in one day ;) Mother Nature is very fickle lol
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 5,155 Member
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    The May Week 1 Group Challenge "Pass It On" is posted and ready to begin on Sunday, May 1st and will run through Saturday, May 7th. Please join us in the Group's Chatroom for a challenging and fun event all week long! Here's your link:

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10863372/may-week-1-group-challenge-pass-it-on/p1?new=1

    Special thanks to @PatriceFitnessPal for the wonderful idea! Hope to see you there!
    Jessica :smiley:
  • Jax_Grim
    Jax_Grim Posts: 381 Member
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    So, I'm halfway through evening walk and thought I would check in. I just got back from day tubing down a local spring. This was my first time. There were turtles and there qere also, unfortunately, snakes and an alligator. One of my kids sort of broke down emotionally halfway through. I guess he inherited that from me.

    I have been trying to stay very active the past week. I suffer from severe depression at times, amd.the past couple weeks have been challenging to say the least. That is what has contributed to my past and current weight struggles. I had gained over 20 pounds of the 100+ I had lost back, so I'm working to get back on track now.
  • Jax_Grim
    Jax_Grim Posts: 381 Member
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    Sunday Weigh-in
    PW: 241.6 lbs
    CW: 241.4 lbs
    LTD: 73.6 lbs

    Not much of a loss, but a till a loss. My weight trended down 2lbs less compared to last week, but of course it spiked up a bit today.
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 5,155 Member
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    Pupowl wrote: »
    Steps 30 April: 13.875
    Cleaned my bedroom, washed the bedsheet, my pillow and stuffed animal. Didn't have the energy to go for a walk.
    While I was out in the garden with Tinus, he was sniffing some bushes. He then put his nose in the air, looked crosseyed and just had an all over expression of 'wtf is that'. So I went over to pet his head, got a wet hand, realized his head was covered in foul smelling cat or dog pee. So we went into the backyard, cleaned up myself and then Tinus with one of those pet wet wipes. They are unscented which normally is great, but now meant his head was still stinky. So I added a drop of peppermint oil to another wipe, cleaned him again. And then a 3rd time with a wet washcloth. Probably the cleanest his head has been in his life. But ugh, I hate it when pets are left to roam free and do stuff like that. It was in my front yard. I have been wanting a low fence around my garden for a while, because it's not the first time I find 'surprises' and it's just so gross. So hopefully I can set that up with my dad soon.
    Happy Sunday everyone <3

    Poor Tinus!! Bless his heart...rude roaming animal!! Your Tinus sounds like a gentle soul, just like my Hazel. She loves to play chase the shoestring and her favorite thing is for me to wrap them around her and then she can go spin and get out of them...I'm always telling her "Hazel, it's on your butt" and she takes off to go resolve that! LOL You'll have to give Tinus a few head rubs from me today!!! How large is the area you'd have to fence? My neighbor just had to replace their fence and I know it can be expensive, but if you're doing a lower fence (2-3 ft), it might not be too much. What do you plant in your garden area? Vegetables or mainly flowers?

    I'm just piddling around today...tried baking a new dessert for an upcoming dinner party I'm planning with a friend. Washed a load of clothes. Walked, of course...today is the new month and I'm starting on my goal for May. Thank goodness my feet are cooperating! Hope you have a lovely Sunday as well, @Pupowl !

    Jessica
  • frankwbrown
    frankwbrown Posts: 12,314 Member
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    Daily Step goal: 6,000
    Thu 4/28: 12,307
    Fri 4/29: 12,126
    Sat 4/30: 14,012

    For May, I'll go back to Daily Step goal: 10,000
  • PatriceFitnessPal
    PatriceFitnessPal Posts: 1,336 Member
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    @Jax_Grim - I’m sorry you (& other fellow Shape Shifters) have to deal with chronic depression, which can be so draining. It sounds as though you’ve learned some good coping skills that are helping you manage the depression and I’m glad you are reducing stigma by talking about it.

    Whether your children face depression or not, you are contributing to their ability to feel compassion and become more resilient by your positive example.

    The tubing sounds like it turned from a peaceful experience to a scary ‘adventure’ — Yikes! Some people might be more used to alligators and snakes than me, but that sounds frightening to this city dweller. I love nature, and spend most vacations outdoors, but I try to avoid alligators (& lions, tigers, and bears — oh my!)

    Your walk sounds like a good way to decompress. Did you see anything interesting along the way? Today’s challenge encourages us to describe our walk so I hope you’ll share about it, here:

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10863372/may-week-1-group-challenge-pass-it-on/p1?new=1
  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 2,264 Member
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  • LaurieWrobo
    LaurieWrobo Posts: 1,286 Member
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    Steps:
    4/29 5,607
    4/30 9,017

    Please put me down for May Step Challenge- keep it at 6,000
    It does not look like it will crawl out of the high 40s anytime soon in WI & no sun until possibly Wednesday
    This weather really plays a number in me - no Spring ☹ in sight - it's too cold for me to walk outside - today its cloudy & very windy
  • seeless25
    seeless25 Posts: 40 Member
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    Sunday Weigh-in
    PW: Missed Checked In Last Week
    CW: 211.2 Lbs
    LTD: 12.8 Lbs

    Just two more weeks of Softball then evenings are my own again!!!
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 5,155 Member
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    seeless25 wrote: »
    SeeLess25
    Sunday Weigh-in
    PW: Missed Checked In Last Week
    CW: 211.2 Lbs
    LTD: 12.8 Lbs

    Just two more weeks of Softball then evenings are my own again!!!

    @seeless25 Wish you could join us in the weekly group challenges...helps you get to know everyone and they're SO MUCH FUN! This week's is a brand new one that someone suggested and so far, it's a blast...just started today. Link is above!
    Jessica
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 5,155 Member
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    Kicked off my personal walking challenge for May with 1.68 miles today. My goal is 44 miles this month. I'm hopeful! Feet are getting back to normal after I discovered my error. Really wish I had a walking buddy nearby, but I don't...gotta work on that. Hope everyone enjoyed their Sunday. I am off to read before bed. Gonna be a busy week. I'm not ready for Monday! :disappointed:
    Jessica
  • LaurieWrobo
    LaurieWrobo Posts: 1,286 Member
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    I guess me and one other person are doing the Habit Tracker - it's a good tool to use
  • LaurieWrobo
    LaurieWrobo Posts: 1,286 Member
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    I guess me and one other person are doing the Habit Tracker - it's a good tool to use

    Actually there's 2 ppl and me - I guess that's it from our team
  • PatriceFitnessPal
    PatriceFitnessPal Posts: 1,336 Member
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    @LaurieWrobo - I agree that the habit tracker is a useful tool. I see that the Mission Slimpossible team has the most people participating and they are on the leaderboard this month so maybe there’s a connection.
  • ac204
    ac204 Posts: 147 Member
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    @jessicakrall8 - Hi Jessica, I returned from vacation a few days ago. I missed posting on the April chat before it closed so here's my info.

    AC204
    Missed 4/15 & 4/22 weigh-ins due to vacation.
    Friday (4/27) weigh-in
    PW: 193.4
    CW: 193.8
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  • Pupowl
    Pupowl Posts: 1,677 Member
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    @LaurieWrobo - I agree that the habit tracker is a useful tool. I see that the Mission Slimpossible team has the most people participating and they are on the leaderboard this month so maybe there’s a connection.

    I also really like the habit tracker, though I have only started using it the past couple of months. It's really nice to see what you still need to work on and areas you already do well in. While the goal is to get everything checked off of course, that's not realistic if you are working on new habits. If I tick the box every day for a month, then it's not something I need to be tracking anymore. So it's nice to see how the month goes and trying to refine what to focus on for the next one.

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