Shape Shifters Team Chat - FEBRUARY 2023
I hope the water damage is manageable and your parents and other Houston families recover soon @SavageMrsMoose and @TexanMom8152. Thinking of you all as we start a new month — a clean slate to start anew!1
Wednesday Weigh In
Migraine yesterday so I wasn't doing as much water as I was nauseated - I'm still on the losing track😊5
Steps low yesterday with my migraine and I even skipped my bowling league 😞4
Weigh-in (from Monday)
Hi everyone -- I'm back after a ~1.5 year hiatus which saw me drop down into the 150s...and then climb right back up again. I started graduate school in the fall and the stress/inconsistency of that torpedoed most of my positive habits, but I'm hopeful that rejoining this community will help me focus up again!5
@jessicakrall8 Yes, thank you. Those were my steps for last week of Jan.
Please add to February step challenge, same goal as last month, 10,000 steps per day2
LaurieWrobo wrote: »Migraine yesterday so I wasn't doing as much water as I was nauseated - I'm still on the losing track😊
Hope you're feeling better today @LaurieWrobo!
Good morning y'all:
Started my 57th birthday morning by gifting myself a 1-mile indoor walk because it's pouring rain here in Virginia. I'm off the rest of the week and enjoying some "me time" with the new fur baby and a couple of good books! Love my quiet time at home...it's my happy place.
My neighbor is surprising me with lunch later and just catching up the spreadsheets and getting ready to go read. Hope you're having a good day and not dealing with too much yucky weather today! Stay warm and safe if you're dealing with the snow/ice!
Happy birthday @jessicakrall8 ! Hope its a great one!
Happy Birthday @jessicakrall8 💕💕💕1
Happy 57! Hope you have a fun day and enjoy your time off reading with the new kitty.
Daily check in ~ January 31
Workout (4 a week): no
Calorie deficit: yes
In bed by 21:00: no, 7h 38m / 73 score
Hello Shape Shifters. I had a new step record yesterday, woohoo! First time over 30k & I got a cool badge for it. I was a bit late with starting my workout in the evening. I considered doing a shorter one than I had planned, but I decided I would rather do the 83 minutes and have it cut in my sleep a bit. I went to bed 40 minutes late, so it wasn't too bad.
My food is going terrible and I just want to give up. It is like my self control has shattered into a thousand pieces and I have no idea how to put it together again. I wish we didn't need to eat. I can write a super long rant here, but that won't help so I will leave it at that. Happy Wednesday everyone3
1/29 6928 (did bike for exercise)
1/31 10,345 - sick- skipped interval run2
Happy Birthday @jessicakrall8
Have a wonderful birthday with your fur baby ☺️2
My name is Jacqueline. For the step challenge.👣👣👣2
Happy birthday @jessicakrall8 ! I love that you are taking time off for yourself! I always try to do the same on my birthday. so great to do! Enjoy!2
izzyred9400 Posts: 718 MemberHappy Birhday @jessicakrall sounds like a perfect day.Enjoy your ME time and definitely have your cake and eat it !!!
@Pupowl WOW that's some walking,amazing !!!! Hope you get back in the groove but I am sure youve burned loads of calories walking that far.
The last couple of weeks I have been struggling with my food also.I have not been well,not logged anyhing apart from breakfast,not shared my diary.I really felt like giving up but thought if I do that things will just get worse.
I have gained another couple of pounds so today I decided to get back on it. I've filled in the Feb habit tracker and logged all my food.Went to the gym.I also got some cough mixture from the chemist.
Good to see some old faces getting back on it too,welcome back @kerdil08 and @kcpond
Thanks to everyone for all the texts, IMs, posts on Facebook and Twitter and birthday greetings...y'all made my day extra special!!
Wonderful start to my 57th year!
Happy birthday!! @jessicakrall2
@kerdil08 - Welcome back! I’m sure we can learn a lot from the strategies you used to lose so much weight the last time you participated in the F2F group challenge. I gained weight in graduate school, too. The most successful change for me was going to bed when I was tired. I’d often find myself staying late at the office when it was quiet but I didn’t take a proper dinner break. So, I’d end up getting something quick from the vending machine, eating too late at night, or ordering takeout meals. I shifted to going to bed and waking earlier. It’s counterintuitive to schedule more fun or relaxation,* but I found it helpful time for thinking creatively and feeling more energized and excited about my dissertation writing. I’m sure you’ll find what works for you by testing out different approaches. I’ll be cheering for you! What are you studying? if you feel comfortable sharing it with us, that is —
@jessicakrall8 - I’m joining the chorus of well-wishers belatedly but I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your day!
@Pupowl - I second @izzyred9400’s excellent point focused on your fabulous step accomplishment and I see that you reported a calorie deficit for the day, too. It definitely seems as though your effort to keep moving beats giving up!
@izzyred9400 - Thanks for sharing your plan to get your rhythm back. We all have to give ourselves some grace when we’re sick, especially when we are ‘feeding a cold,’ rather than ‘starving a fever.’ My older son is not feeling well, either; and I feel a bit helpless. I wanted to share the Pad Thai dinner I cooked tonight because he likes it. Instead, I sent a virtual hug and hot lemon-ginger tea to Boston. ☕️🫖
I hope everyone feels better soon!
*On a related note, my friend wrote a book called Overwhelmed: How to work, love, and play when no one has the time. It might interest some of you. Good reads has a summary and here’s a link to more information:
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