Downsizers Team Chat - JUNE 2022

jugar
jugar Posts: 7,341 Member
edited 1:01PM in Social Groups
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Here is your Team chat room for June 2022. 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.

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 @trooworld
Weight No More - @minstrelofsarcasm and @melaniedscott
WaistAways - @jugar and @ashleycarole86
Shape Shifters - @jessicakrall8 and open

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

HOW IT ALL WORKS: The June challenge runs from May 29 - June 25. 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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  • JaysFan82
    JaysFan82 Posts: 94 Member
    How's it going everyone

    I started my journey Feb.24 weighing 388.6. Heaviest I've ever been. I last weighed myself yesterday May.27 and I'm down 51.2 pounds (337.2)

    I swim laps 5 days a week at our local pool. I also walk there and back instead of driving. I try to stay at around 2200 calories a day. I love cooking and am always searching Pintrest for new ideas. I'm 40 years old and from Windsor Ontario Canada. My weigh in day is Wednesday. Hoping to eventually get down to 250 as I'm 6"6.

    Nice to meet you all!
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 27,217 Member
    edited May 29
    Hello Team Downsizers ....First I would like to welcome our new members @laura9400, @JaysFan82, @MadDuck62, @mgarci88, @nekishaearly637, @noways13, @paradoxisland, @chrissyinbloom, @Nite_Owl, @KirstyK01 @Paulksh and @mdtobe2944 to our awesome team...I hope you enjoy it as much as I have ...I have been with this group for 2 years this month (June) and absolutely love it ... I have been on and off of MFP since 2009 (I had a bad habit of giving up on myself and deleting my accounts..I promised myself that I would not give up on myself ever again(been on this screen name since 2018) Second let me introduce myself ... I am Megan and I am the co-captain of this marvelous team along with our amazing captain Linda..I am also one of the moderator's so if a problem arises please let me know so that I and the other moderator's can solve the problem ... Most of you newcomers have already met me since I am in charge of recruiting ...Now a little about me ... I was born in Alberta Canada..I was adopted as a baby...I have lived in California most of my life ... I would love to move to Colorado.. I am an animal lover... I have 2 dogs a German Shepherd named Dakota and a Siberian Husky named Aspen(both are 4 years old) ... I also have 2 grandma kitties Kylie 16 and Mocha 15 1/2 and a parrot named Petey (not sure who talks more him or myself LOL) I am a mom of 2 ..Alyssa who is 16 and will be graduating from High School next year ..I have home schooled her from day 1 .. She has been on honor roll every year ... I have a son named Austin who is 22 and in the Navy .. I am a very proud mama :)

    Now lets talk about the step challenge that I am in-charge of for our team ...If you want to be added please give me your name and a step pledge that you plan to hit daily and post your steps either daily or weekly (whatever is easiest for you) in here .... If you want to be removed , change your step goal , excused etc. please let me know ... I do have a converter chart where I can convert most exercise into steps ...On Sunday mornings I will put up a reminder of the people's steps I need ...

    My Goals for June are ..........Stay with IF and go low carb (my Dr is not a fan of Keto) my plan is to do low carb 1 month then switch to keto the next month etc etc. ...drink 140 ounces of water daily ....walk 4 days a week M-TH .... Swim in our pool 4-5 days a week and get 15,000 steps a day on days I walk and 12,000 steps on other days ...meal prep once a week ..As for weight loss goals .. I would like to lose 8 lbs this month (if it is more I will be a happy camper) I have a lot of health issues so I will do my best to keep these goals for June ..I am a type 2 diabetic ... kidney stones ... 3 hernia surgeries ... a screw in my right foot due to stress fractures ... Left foot has arthritis in the ankle and I have quite a few bone spurs in the foot .. ... I also have tendonitis in my knees and I was born with hip dysplasia..yup I am mess LOL but I won't let it stop me from being successful.... I am an open book so if you want to know more about me then just ask :) Let's have an awesome month and let's show the month of June who is boss :p
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 3,119 Member
    The June Week 1 Group Challenge is open and ready to begin on Sunday, May 29th. Join us for "Cardio & Caring"! Hope to see you there!

    Here's your link:
    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10865587/june-week-1-group-challenge-cardio-caring#latest

    Jessica :blush:
  • rwood566
    rwood566 Posts: 757 Member
    hi everyone. here's another welcome to the team to all of the new members. i hope you all have success in your journey here, no matter what your ultimate goal is. you will find that we have great ears to listen with. if you need to vent, bounce something off us, complain, encourage or just say something out loud we will be here to listen. we have a variety of experiences and will gladly give support or our experiences.
    a bit about myself...my name is Roger. i am 57, married with an adult daughter still living with us, thankfully. i am in maintenance since i am recovering from surgery. i started my downward trek in march 2019 after a long uphill journey and topped out at 566 pounds. i have lost 344 pounds in 37 months without bariatric surgery or weight loss meds. just a lot of help getting my head on straight and learning new behaviors and light exercise. i lost 10-12 pounds a month from october 2019 to october 2021. the surgery i just had was my first skin removal to rid me of my excess blobs. this one was on both of my thighs. the incisions were 13" and 13 1/2" long. the recovery is hard on me due to having orthostatic hypotension which is losing b/p while standing, which has led to several bouts of lightheadedness and a blackout.
    i hope to return to exercise when i get my last drain out of my leg. i normally walk about 7 miles 3 times a week or do light weights at the gym with some time on the recumbent bike. i will be starting over to build up again.
    my eating is suffering since i need to eat more for healing and i am stressing out a bit. i have been snacking a lot, yesterday was 1476 calories plus another 66 in the middle of the night to get something in my stomach with pain pills for an ugly headache that came on. i won't dwell on that today, as it's over and history. i won't undereat today to make up for it.
    my goal for june is to recover and get back to steady eating and exercise. having to stay at home is very hard on me since i was truly house-bound for 1 1/2 years before i began losing weight.
    if you have any questions for me, i will gladly respond and feel free to friend me, but i don't post much on my wall.
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 6,427 Member
    edited May 29
    Hi all and welcome to the Downsizers June team chat! My name is Linda and I am one of the team captains. My counterpart is the amazing Megan aka @Megan_smartiepants1970. Our motivator is the very inspirational Cara aka @peng123.

    I am originally from Newfoundland but I live in Southwestern Ontario. I am 57 years old, married, retired due to a disability and have 3 adult children. I also have 4 beautiful granddaughters. Two live here in Ontario and the other two in Scotland. I am hoping to get there in November. My granddaughters are one of my reasons for trying to get healthy. I have two very fat cats, Nick and Lady.

    I started my weight loss journey in February 2019 and have been with F2F since the beginning. I have had a couple of ups and downs since starting but I have never given up. I have a bad back and neuropathy so my exercise is limited to mostly swimming and workouts in the pool.

    Welcome to all our new teammates!
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 6,427 Member
    Housekeeping

    Weigh In
    I will post a weigh in reminder every day. Please use the following format for reporting your weight as it makes it much easier to find. Let me know if you need to change your weigh in day or have to miss a week.

    Username
    PW (Previous Weight):
    CW (Current Weight):


    Daily Check In
    You can do this in any format you want. Things you may want to report could include calories, exercise, water intake, goals or anything you want to share. Share your successes with the team, any struggles or questions you may have.

    Step Challenge
    Megan takes care of the step challenge. Let her know her if you would like to join.

    Weekly Group Challenge
    Each week there is a group challenge that runs from Sunday to Saturday. Jessica, one of the moderators, will post a link each week. Take time to check them out.

    Introductions
    Take time to introduce yourself. It’s fun to get to know each other. If you have been on this journey for awhile tell us about your successes.

  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 6,427 Member
    Let’s get to know each other!

    1. Tell us a little about yourself?
    2. Why are you on this journey? What pushed you to start?
    3. What are your triggers and how can you avoid them?
    4. Do you have a favourite diet you go by? ie keto, low carb
    5. What is your favourite way to workout?
    6. What are some of your goals this month? Year?
    7. What do you expect to gain from the team? Do you have any suggestions?
  • rwood566
    rwood566 Posts: 757 Member
    Good evening all. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
    Calories - 2250 or close. I stayed inside to rest my legs. Probably take a few days off to recover better.
    My snacking is somewhat better, but I am noticing I am eating more salty foods than normal. Maybe I need some more since I try to avoid lots of salt.
  • gharvey2753
    gharvey2753 Posts: 48 Member
    Weigh in gharvey2753

    Previous 170ibs
    Current 169.8ibs

    Targeting under 165ibs end June. Have a good week everyone!
  • Morethanjustanumber
    Morethanjustanumber Posts: 553 Member
    @Megan_smartiepants1970

    Date 5/28
    Step count 7618
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 6,427 Member
    Let’s get to know each other!

    Tell us a little about yourself?
    Did this above.

    Why are you on this journey? What pushed you to start?
    I want to feel healthier and be healthier. I started the journey as I was concerned about my diabetes and heart health. I had become insulin dependent and now have neuropathy from the diabetes. So far I have lost 60 pounds and I am off insulin.

    What are your triggers and how can you avoid them?
    Stress! I have binge eating disorder and stress leads to a binge. I can avoid this by finding ways to reduce stress. I went through a bad period of stress about 14 months ago which lead to lots of binges and a weigh gain of 30 plus pounds. I had to lose that weight again. With my trigger foods I have my husband put them somewhere that I can’t reach.

    Do you have a favourite diet you go by? ie keto, low carb
    Not really. I try to do intermittent fasting. I need to get more serious about it as I find my weight loss is better when I do this.

    What is your favourite way to workout?
    Swimming and water aerobics. I love to walk but I go shorter distances now that I am using a walker.

    What are some of your goals this month? Year?
    I would love to get below 200 pounds this month. Also, workout 5 to 6 days a week.

    What do you expect to gain from the team? Do you have any suggestions?
    Support and ideas for staying on track. I have no suggestions.

  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 6,427 Member
    Please do the introduction questions so we can learn about each other.
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 6,427 Member
    Weigh in gharvey2753

    Previous 170ibs
    Current 169.8ibs

    Targeting under 165ibs end June. Have a good week everyone!

    Nice loss! Do you have any goals to help with the weight loss?

    rwood566 wrote: »
    Good evening all. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
    Calories - 2250 or close. I stayed inside to rest my legs. Probably take a few days off to recover better.
    My snacking is somewhat better, but I am noticing I am eating more salty foods than normal. Maybe I need some more since I try to avoid lots of salt.

    Probably a good idea to rest. I know salt causes me to retain water. Is that why you avoid salt? Also, will you be weighing in this week?

    @Megan_smartiepants1970

    Date 5/28
    Step count 7618

    Nice steps. You do so well with meeting your step goal.
  • rwood566
    rwood566 Posts: 757 Member
    @lindamtuck2018 enjoy your trip home. Did you have a great time?
    I won't be weighing in for a while. I still have a drain in until at least Friday.
  • JaysFan82
    JaysFan82 Posts: 94 Member


    1. Tell us a little about yourself?
    I'm Greg, 40 years old from Windsor Ontsrio Canada

    3. Why are you on this journey? What pushed you to start?

    My dad died of a heart attack when he was 51 and I was close to 400 pounds when I started.

    5. What are your triggers and how can you avoid them?

    Haha well I smoke a lot of weed so the munchies can be a pain. I just choose health alternatives


    7. Do you have a favourite diet you go by? ie keto, low carb

    No gimmicks. Just calorie counting and exercise.

    9. What is your favourite way to workout?

    I swim laps 5 days a week, go for walks and play baseball

    11. What are some of your goals this month? Year?

    I'm currently 337.2 so I'd like to get down to 325 by the end of the month. I'm currently down 51.2 pounds.

    13. What do you expect to gain from the team? Do you have any suggestions?

    Just being able to vent and talk about my journey


  • JaysFan82
    JaysFan82 Posts: 94 Member
    Also, I'm gonna weigh in Thursday this week instead of Wednesday. I leave on vacation Thursday so I want to weigh in right before I leave.
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 27,217 Member
    Let’s get to know each other!

    1. Tell us a little about yourself? Please read above
    2. Why are you on this journey? What pushed you to start? I started my journey back in 2009/2010...I had lost 78 lbs was doing great then tragedy hit ... I lost 3 family members within a month I didn't finish what I started I gave up on myself and was lost for a few years ... What pushed me to start this time around was finding out I was not heathly , diabetes, obese etc etc ..I want to see what I can do if I put my mind to it ..so far I have lost 78lbs I am thrilled ..I want to see me accomplish it until the end :)
    3. What are your triggers and how can you avoid them? Popcorn was a big one for me but now I make popcorn out of cheese since I am keto/Low carb
    4. Do you have a favourite diet you go by? ie keto, low carb I absolutely love Keto (Dr does not) so this month I will be doing low carb and switching back and fourth each month
    5. What is your favourite way to workout? walking with my daughter and husky
    6. What are some of your goals this month? Year? Stay with IF/go low carb..Drink 140 oz of water...walk 4 days a week ...swim in our pool 4/5 days a week
    7. What do you expect to gain from the team? Do you have any suggestions? I expect the same as every new month ... Support , friendships and best of all have fun :)

  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 27,217 Member
    edited May 29
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    Here is my Sunday Friendly reminder of the people's steps I need ...Please have them in no later than Tuesday Evening May 31st so that I can do the Grand Finale


    @peng123 5/22, 5/26-5/28
    @Jpedno 5/28
    @aactuallyaash 5/22 - 5/28
  • nekishaearly637
    nekishaearly637 Posts: 53 Member
    edited May 29
    1. Tell us a little about yourself?
    Hi my name is Kisha🙃 I'm 38 from California. I have 3 kids and 2 huskies.

    2. Why are you on this journey? What pushed you to start?
    I'm on this journey to lose weight and stay healthy so i can be around as long as i can for my kids.

    3. What are your triggers and how can you avoid them?
    Chocolate and sweets are my triggers. To avoid them I eat sugar free sweets lol🤷‍♀️

    4. Do you have a favourite diet you go by? ie keto, low carb
    My fav diet is low carb, I also do keto at times. Forgot to add that I love doing Intermittent Fasting as well

    5. What is your favourite way to workout?
    I dread working out, but I love walking my dogs.

    6. What are some of your goals this month? Year?
    One of my goals is to get back into the gym.

    7. What do you expect to gain from the team? Do you have any suggestions?
    Support, motivation and fun!
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