Downsizers Team Chat - NOVEMBER 2022

jugar
jugar Posts: 8,223 Member
edited December 2022 in Social Groups
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Here is your Team chat room for November 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 November challenge runs from October 30th - December 3rd. 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 begin!!
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  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 30,278 Member
    edited October 2022
    Hello Team Downsizers ....First I would like to welcome our new member @Tonyaledoux to our amazing team and welcome back @missGYST 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 who is 5 years old and a Siberian Husky named Aspen who will be 5 years old in December) ... 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 17 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 who wants to be a veterinarian once she graduates high school ... I have a son named Austin who is 23 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 November are start low carb and add keto recipes ...drink 140 ounces of water daily .... ...meal prep once a week on Sunday's . 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..As many of you know I am out of commission for 4 to 6 months due to playing ball with the pups in the backyard and falling in one of the craters my dogs dug up...I broke my ankle in 2 places and tore tendons and ligaments ...I had surgery on 10/19 where I have a plate and 4 screws and I now have an infection where one of the screws is ..... yup I am mess LOL

    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 November who is boss :p
  • Slimmersixties
    Slimmersixties Posts: 297 Member
    Hello team, welcome to November. I'm Lis, 59 British but been living in Spain for 21 years. I spend around 9 months of the year travelling in my rv, its my happy place :) Currently travelling Portugal for a few months. I used to be a yoyo dieter but this is the last time! Been in this group since August 2021 and lost 80lb. Think I have 13lb to go to reach target :) I'm the team motivator, so anything you need I'm here
  • Slimmersixties
    Slimmersixties Posts: 297 Member
    Hello team, do you want to lose a certain weight by Christmas? It's 8 weeks tomorrow!
    I run a thread where I chart your commitment and progress :) if you'd like to join for a bit of self motivation, then just send me your start weight and what you'd like to lose and I'll add you!
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  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 7,434 Member
    edited October 2022
    My name is Linda and I am your team captain along with the amazing @Megan_smartiepants1970. We also have a great motivator @fatfifties. 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. I am working with a pain management specialist so I have hope. 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.

  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 7,434 Member
    edited October 2022
    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.

  • JaysFan82
    JaysFan82 Posts: 501 Member
    Hello!

    My name is Greg. I'm 40 years old from Windsor Ontsrio Canada. I love with my gf and my dog Pixel.

    Started my journey Feb.24, 2022 weighing 388.6 pounds. I've lost 121.4 pounds since then. I run 5km a day on the treadmill 3 days on and 1 day off. Still can't believe this happened.
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 3,881 Member
    The November Week 1 Group Challenge is posted and will begin tomorrow, Sunday, Oct 30th. Join us this week as we begin the Curb the Candy Challenge! Here's your link:

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10876810/november-week-1-group-challenge-curb-the-candy-challenge#latest

    Hope to see you there!
    Jessica :blush:
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 7,434 Member
    JaysFan82 wrote: »
    Hello!

    My name is Greg. I'm 40 years old from Windsor Ontsrio Canada. I love with my gf and my dog Pixel.

    Started my journey Feb.24, 2022 weighing 388.6 pounds. I've lost 121.4 pounds since then. I run 5km a day on the treadmill 3 days on and 1 day off. Still can't believe this happened.

    Believe it as you have been working very hard.
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 7,434 Member
    Steps: 3,299
    Exercise: ✔️✔️
    Sleep: ✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️

    While having a good result on the scale my exercise is terrible. I am not going to be hard on myself about it. Having better sleep is helping control my cravings. Hoping last nights lack of sleep is a one time thing.

    Happy Sunday!
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 30,278 Member
    edited November 2022
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    Here is my friendly Sunday reminder of the people's steps I need for October Week 4 .... Please have your steps in no later than Tuesday Evening 11/1/22 so that I can post the weekly results and the Grand Finale....Thanks for your cooperation :)


    @aactuallyaash 10/23 - 10/29
    @laura9400 10/23 - 10/29
    @JR50Fit 10/23 - 10/29





  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 1,472 Member
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  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 1,472 Member
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  • cormierannie
    cormierannie Posts: 2,320 Member
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    Weigh in day Sunday
    PW: 141 pounds
    CW: 140 pounds


  • IP2021
    IP2021 Posts: 85 Member
    Here are my steps.

    I actually managed to increase my steps to 8,000 the first for days of last week.

    Let's see if I can do even better this week 😊

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  • tahm42
    tahm42 Posts: 4,160 Member
    @lindamtuck2018

    PW 232
    CW 231

    Woo hoo! I am glad to see my numbers go down. During my last build I gained 12# of muscle!!! My body fat % has dropped a whopping 1.5% so even though my weight is up it is all good! I am so relieved that the gain had some muscle gain. I know there was some fat in there too but the muscle is where it is at.
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