Downsizers Team Chat - OCTOBER 2022

jugar
jugar Posts: 7,938 Member
edited October 30 in Social Groups
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Here is your Team chat room for October 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 - @fatfifties
Mission Slimpossibles - @katmary71
Weight No More - @rachelrjh
WaistAways - @conleywoods
Shape Shifters - @angmarie28 & @PatriceFitnessPal

HOW IT ALL WORKS: The October challenge runs from October 2nd - 29th. F2F months always start on a Sunday and end on a Saturday, so adjust your calendars!

Every challenger 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 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: 385 Member
    Hello everyone!

    My name is Greg and I'm from Windsor Ontario. I'm 40 years old. I live with my gf and my Boston Terrier Pixel.

    I started my journey back in Feb 2022 weighing 388.6 pounds

    I now weigh 279.2

    For exercise I run 4 times a week, Elliptical once a week and I swim laps once week.

    No special diet, just keep myself at a calorie deficit.
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 28,572 Member
    edited October 1
    Hello Team Downsizers ....First I would like to welcome our new members @JR50Fit, @Jocarter, @afyfe1310 and @mmgust84 to our awesome team...I hope you enjoy it as much as I have ...I have been with this group for 2 years 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 1/2 and Mocha 16 and a parrot named Petey (not sure who talks more him or myself LOL) I am a mom of 2 ..Alyssa who is 16 (will be 17 on the 5th of October) 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 October are ............Stay with low carb and incorporate keto recipes ...drink 140 ounces of water daily .... walking 5 days a week with my daughter and Aspen the husky .... get 14,000 steps a day ...meal prep once a week on Sunday's ..As for weight loss goals .. I would like to lose 5 lbs this month.. I have a lot of health issues I am on new meds that make me not want to eat much ..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 October who is boss :p
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 7,221 Member
    edited October 1
    My name is Linda and I am your team captain along with the amazing @Megan_smartiepants1970. I live in London, Ontario with my husband Garry. I have 3 adult children and 4 beautiful granddaughters. Two of my granddaughters live in Scotland and I will get over there eventually. I also have two very fat cats, Nick and Lady.

    I started my journey in February of 2019 and have been with the group since then. It hasn’t been an easy journey as I have binge eating disorder, back issues and neuropathy. The pain has limited my exercise to the pool. It also makes me want to turn to comfort food. I have been working with a pain doctor for just over a week. He is trying weekly injections to hopefully give some pain relief. The binge eating disorder rears it’s ugly head especially if I am stressed or having sleep issues causing weight gain which I then have to lose again. It’s a cycle I need to break. I will not give up!

    My biggest NSV to date is no longer having to use insulin for my diabetes. My A1Cs are now in the non diabetic range. Now to get the cholesterol under control and get off that medication.

    As most of you know I was on support for September. I am sleeping much better but still have to tighten up my eating. I did gain weight but I am determined to get back to losing. This is one case that I want to be a loser. 😂

    My stats:
    Age: 58
    Height: 5’4”
    SW: 262.8
    CW: 206.4
    GW: 150 for now

  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 7,221 Member
    edited October 1
    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 if you want 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. Let us know what you want to be called, where you are from and why you are on this journey. If you have been on this journey for awhile tell us about your successes.

    We are looking a motivator. If interested let us know and we can give you more information.


  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 7,221 Member
    @Megan_smartiepants1970
    Please add me back to the step challenge with a daily goal of 4,000. My pool days my converted step goal will be 10,000.
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 7,221 Member
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  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 28,572 Member
    @Megan_smartiepants1970
    Please add me back to the step challenge with a daily goal of 4,000. My pool days my converted step goal will be 10,000.

    I am ahead of you... I already added you back :) I got the step challenge set up yesterday ...Welcome back :)
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 3,624 Member
    The October Week 1 Group Challenge is open and ready to begin on Sun, Oct 2nd. I hope you'll join us each day this week for Daily Journaling. It's something creative and a little different. Here's your link:

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10874984/october-week-1-group-challenge-daily-journal-prompts#latest

    Hope to see you there!
    Jessica :smiley:
  • tahm42
    tahm42 Posts: 4,046 Member
    Hey everyone I will be back this month as I am taking a break from building muscle. I just can't mentally allow the gains on the scale to continue. @lindamtuck2018 I am back for Sunday weigh ins but @Megan_smartiepants1970 not back for steps yet but hopefully soon. Speaking of mileage goals I am still chasing 2200 miles this year and am at 1480 as of September 29th. My plan is to try to trust my body cues and eat intuitively. Yes I will enter my food but I will honor hunger and not eat past full just because my plan says I can. I am so tired of over stuffing myself to eat protein for muscle. Yes I have gained strength but I need to lean out.
  • 28Haveitall2020
    28Haveitall2020 Posts: 206 Member
    Hello Team,

    Happy New month.

    28HAVEITALL
    Weigh in day: Sunday

    Pw: 243.2
    Cw: 241.2

    Have a great week.
    X

  • Bluetail6
    Bluetail6 Posts: 2,823 Member
    edited October 2
    Just getting home from a long and busy day. I'm posting my results via the Bingo Card and the following, looking through my notes for the week:

    1) "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." George Bernard Shaw
    2) Something that made me smile: My husband working so hard on his ankle rehab.
    3) What motivated me today: Not skipping my workout after a long day! (10/29)
    4) 100 calorie snack: My go to is 1cup Elmhurst Barista Edition Pistachio Milk w/decalf coffee.
    5) Sleep: 9/26: 7h13mins; 9/28: 8h9mins; 9/30: 8h27mins
    6) When I have the munchies: I try to drink something warm first, then I might have a mini protein bar.
    7) NSV: Not stressing about the rate of weight loss and being grateful my clothes fit!
    8) Gratuity: My health, my husband, the fact that I have "enough."
    10) Encourage another teammate: I want to encourage us a team to "Never, never, never give up." This is a quote by Winston Churchill. They are words that I embrace. They are words that have gotten me far.

    sb913au37i8e.jpg (There s/b a copy of my Bingo Card here. It did post to Saturday, 10/1.)


    Of all of the categories, the one I almost didn't get was prerecording and sticking to my day. I have no problem sticking to a prerecorded meal or two, but for some reason, I love to change it up at the last minute, lol.
  • Bluetail6
    Bluetail6 Posts: 2,823 Member
    @fatfifties

    I live in Alaska, lol. Your "zoo" comment made me laugh out loud!! Thank you.
  • mari_moulin
    mari_moulin Posts: 3,726 Member
    @Megan_smartiepants1970

    Steps: GOAL 10,000 a day

    Sunday - 5,180
    Monday - 18,666
    Tuesday - 14,504
    Wednesday - 12,539
    Thursday - 13,733
    Friday - 20,446
    Saturday - 17,072
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 7,221 Member
    tahm42 wrote: »
    Hey everyone I will be back this month as I am taking a break from building muscle. I just can't mentally allow the gains on the scale to continue. @lindamtuck2018 I am back for Sunday weigh ins but @Megan_smartiepants1970 not back for steps yet but hopefully soon. Speaking of mileage goals I am still chasing 2200 miles this year and am at 1480 as of September 29th. My plan is to try to trust my body cues and eat intuitively. Yes I will enter my food but I will honor hunger and not eat past full just because my plan says I can. I am so tired of over stuffing myself to eat protein for muscle. Yes I have gained strength but I need to lean out.

    Can you give me last Sundays weight for your starting weight. Welcome back.
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 7,221 Member
    Hello Team,

    Happy New month.

    28HAVEITALL
    Weigh in day: Sunday

    Pw: 243.2
    Cw: 241.2

    Have a great week.
    X

    Awesome loss!

    Bluetail6 wrote: »
    Just getting home from a long and busy day. I'm posting my results via the Bingo Card and the following, looking through my notes for the week:

    1) "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." George Bernard Shaw
    2) Something that made me smile: My husband working so hard on his ankle rehab.
    3) What motivated me today: Not skipping my workout after a long day! (10/29)
    4) 100 calorie snack: My go to is 1cup Elmhurst Barista Edition Pistachio Milk w/decalf coffee.
    5) Sleep: 9/26: 7h13mins; 9/28: 8h9mins; 9/30: 8h27mins
    6) When I have the munchies: I try to drink something warm first, then I might have a mini protein bar.
    7) NSV: Not stressing about the rate of weight loss and being grateful my clothes fit!
    8) Gratuity: My health, my husband, the fact that I have "enough."
    10) Encourage another teammate: I want to encourage us a team to "Never, never, never give up." This is a quote by Winston Churchill. They are words that I embrace. They are words that have gotten me far.

    sb913au37i8e.jpg (There s/b a copy of my Bingo Card here. It did post to Saturday, 10/1.)


    Of all of the categories, the one I almost didn't get was prerecording and sticking to my day. I have no problem sticking to a prerecorded meal or two, but for some reason, I love to change it up at the last minute, lol.

    Great job on the bingo. That can be a tough one to do. I usually prerecord a week in advance but sometimes end up switching one day to another.

  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 7,221 Member
    I decided to set some goals:

    1. Exercise 3 times a week. (Will increase each week)
    2. Reach daily step goal
    3. Sleep 7 hours min
    4. Get my October apple badge

    What are your goals for October?
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 7,221 Member
    I think I figured out what I have been doing wrong.

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  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 28,572 Member
    I decided to set some goals:

    1. Exercise 3 times a week. (Will increase each week)
    2. Reach daily step goal
    3. Sleep 7 hours min
    4. Get my October apple badge

    What are your goals for October?

    Great goals Linda ... Mine are to walk M-F....Drink 140 ounces of water ....stay low carb and incorpate keto recipes and meal prep on Sundays ... I am keeping it simple this month ...Last month I did to much
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