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Maintainers weekly Check-in August 2017

fidangulfidangul Posts: 554Member Member Posts: 554Member Member
Hey there maintenance friends old and new!!! This thread is a continuation from the previous month. The aim of this thread is to have a weekly weigh-in check for some accountability or support.

Name:
Age:
Height:
Total Weight lost:
Time it took to lose:
How long in maintenance:
Maintenance weight range:

Average weight recorded from January:
Average weight recorded from February:
Average weight recorded from March:
Average weight recorded from April:
Average weight recorded from May:
Average weight recorded from June:
Average weight recorded from July:


Week of...
7th August
14th August
21st August
28th August

Success/struggles of the week:
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  • lorrpblorrpb Posts: 6,141Member Member Posts: 6,141Member Member
    have fun and thanks for keeping this thread alive! Portion control is your friend.
  • fidangulfidangul Posts: 554Member Member Posts: 554Member Member
    @lorrpb thankyou. Yes, I also plan to be as active as possible. Even more so, as I will want to enjoy our family feasts and get togethers.
  • MissMaggieMuffinMissMaggieMuffin Posts: 243Member Member Posts: 243Member Member
    Not in maintenance yet but following this thread as it is so inspirational! Thank you to everyone for sharing.
    edited August 2
  • lorrpblorrpb Posts: 6,141Member Member Posts: 6,141Member Member
    @jemalme You've done a great job in maintenance so far. It's ok to adjust your goal range, but I'd suggest allowing at least a 5 lb range so you don't get discouraged with normal water weight fluctuations. 2 lbs from 133 to 135 isn't much flexibility. Keep it going!
  • CoachJen71CoachJen71 Posts: 927Member Member Posts: 927Member Member
    Name: Jen
    Age: 45
    Height: 5'2.5"
    Total Weight lost:140lbs
    Time it took to lose: 2.75yrs
    How I lost it: My story (PhotoBucket broke my pics. Still working on fixing this.)
    How long in maintenance : I declared it at 140 in January 2016, but that was too high for a petite lady. Redeclared it 4/14/17.
    Maintenance weight range: Would like to stay under 123 at morning weigh-in.
    Ongoing struggle: I still need to learn to trust my body cues, be content with eating just enough, and stop asking food to be more than just fuel. Life after work is just filled with getting steps and eating food to fill my evening. Really need to make peace with having fewer cals to work with. Contentment and an attitude of gratitude (and maybe a hobby, like sign language) are the order of the day.

    January avg weight: 126.8lbs
    February avg weight: 126.1lbs
    March avg weight: 124.6lbs
    April avg weight: 122.9lbs
    May avg weight: 123.4lbs
    June avg weight: 122.6lbs
    July avg weight: 122.3lbs

    Week of...
    28th July: 121.8lbs
    4th August: 120.7lbs (Loss mainly reflects banking, so lower food intake means less glycogen and sodium water retention, and less waste.)

    Successes of the week: Succeeding somewhat with dialing cals back without majorly upping activity level past 20K steps to help build a deficit, although getting down to 1200 cals gross only seems to work if I skip breakfast and morning snack. Seems like it is better to let sleeping stomachs lie! LOL

    Challenges of the week:
    Humidity and arthritis, procrastination of important things I need to deal with.
  • CoachJen71CoachJen71 Posts: 927Member Member Posts: 927Member Member
    fidangul wrote: »
    .... I'll be away from my own scale during August but hopefully I'll be back in time for September. I know some of us have found this thread to be of some use so I didn't want you to miss out.

    I'll be visiting family and I hope that I will still be able to maintain. I won't be looking forward to my first weigh-in when I get back.

    Any who, whenever I get chance to connect to Wifi I'll be taking a sneaky peek. :)

    Forget about the weigh-in. Just make as many good choices as you can and enjoy your family time. :smiley:
  • CoachJen71CoachJen71 Posts: 927Member Member Posts: 927Member Member
    jemalme wrote: »
    Name: Jennifer
    Success/struggles of the week: I have experienced some setbacks in my personal life and have not been tracking as faithfully as I'd like. My weight crept up to 138, which is not where I want to be. I've decided to lose 5 pounds, so my weight range falls between 133 and 135. Sometimes maintenance requires a reset!

    I know what you mean about faithful tracking. I keep sneaking in extra bites.

    I hope the setbacks resolve positively and quickly, and that your weight settles back down as painlessly as possible! *hugs*

  • CoachJen71CoachJen71 Posts: 927Member Member Posts: 927Member Member
    Name: Ingrid

    Struggles/successes of the week: being evaluated to donate a part of my liver and very excited about it, but nervous I will gain weight after surgery, if I am blessed enough to be able to donate.

    Wow! You are an amazing person to make such donation!! <3
  • jemalmejemalme Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    Thank you @CoachJen71 for your kind positive words! I have been relying on my MFP friends for encouragement and to keep me honest when it comes to tracking. It's been a better week!
  • stephenearllucasstephenearllucas Posts: 126Member Member Posts: 126Member Member
    Name:
    Age: 57
    Height: 6'2"
    Total Weight lost: 78 lbs.
    Time it took to lose: 12 months
    How long in maintenance: 7 months
    Maintenance weight range: 180-185 lbs.

    Average weight recorded from January: 184.7 lbs.
    Average weight recorded from February: 182.7 lbs.
    Average weight recorded from March: 182.5 lbs.
    Average weight recorded from April: 183.1 lbs.
    Average weight recorded from May: 182.4 lbs.
    Average weight recorded from June: 181.4 lbs.
    Average weight recorded from July: 182.7 lbs.


    Week of...
    7th August: 184.3 lbs.
    14th August
    21st August
    28th August
    edited August 7
  • bringbackthejoybringbackthejoy Posts: 165Member Member Posts: 165Member Member
    Name: Bring back the joy
    Age: 43
    Height: 5'6"
    Total weight lost: 36 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 5 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 months
    HW:148
    SW: 113.4
    August Goal weight: 113-118-I have a trip this month for two weeks so I am hoping that with my buffer I can be within my maintenance range again by the end of the month

    Start of Jan: 148 lbs
    Start of Feb: 139 lbs
    Start of March: 133
    Start of Apr-127.2
    Start of May: 122.6
    Start of June-115.0-GOAL
    start of July- average of 115 as I had a crazy 4th of July trip
    Start of august-115
    Aug 1-113.4/ 112.4 by trend
    Aug 8-110.2/ 111.6 by trend
    Aug 14-
    Aug 21-
    Aug 28-
    Struggles: I did not work out at al this weekend which I normally do at least one day.
    Successes: I was good about my mornings and made all my week days and worked out well. I was within my calorie range at least 5 of the last 7. Even when I had ice cream yesterday!
    Upcoming week plan: I leave tomorrow for my two week trip. I will try to work out when I can, eat well, when I can and have fun! I'll check in possibly by probably won't have access to a scale and at any rate, it won't be my scale.
  • icemom011icemom011 Posts: 370Member Member Posts: 370Member Member
    Name: Irina
    Height : 5'7"
    Total Weight lost: 75ish lbs
    Time it took to lose: about 10 months
    How long in maintenan 9 months
    Maintenance weight range, adjusted: 145 - 150 lbs

    Average weight recorded from January: 152.3
    Average weight recorded from February: 152.2
    Average weight recorded from March: 151.4
    Range of weight recorded from April 146.6- 150.4
    Range of weight recorded from May 144.6- 151.2
    Range of weight from June 143.6- 153.2
    Range of weight from July 143.0 - 149.6

    Week of...
    7th August 147.4 scale, 147.0 trend
    14th August
    21st August
    28th August

    Success/struggles of the week: last week i was having problems with fitting enough bike rides in. It puts me in the bad mood, and I'm feeling disappointed that i didn't make time for it and allowed things to get in the way. Other than that all is well.
  • CoachJen71CoachJen71 Posts: 927Member Member Posts: 927Member Member
    k80flec wrote: »
    I've lurked for a few weeks and I hope I'm ok to join in.
    Name: Catherine

    The next few weeks will be more of a challenge - no access to scales and I'm on holiday - so wine, scones and ice cream will feature large in my logging.

    Sounds lovely! Have a great time!!
  • k80fleck80flec Posts: 1,109Member Member Posts: 1,109Member Member
    Thank you @CoachJen71 - I'll do my very best!!
  • nichell88nichell88 Posts: 341Member Member Posts: 341Member Member
    Name: Nichell
    Age: 29
    Height: 5'6
    Total Weight lost: ~50lbs
    Time it took to lose: 5.5 months
    How long in maintenance:almost 12 weeks
    Maintenance weight range: 150-155lbs

    Average weight recorded from February: 182.4
    Average weight recorded from March: 173.5
    Average weight recorded from April: 164.5
    Average weight recorded from May: 156.4
    Average weight recorded from June: 152.3
    Average weight recorded from July: 150.35

    Week of...
    7th of August: 151.1, trend 149.4
    14th of August:
    21st of August:
    28th of August:

    Successes- rested a little last week due to sore hamstrings. Wrapped em and iced em daily and cut off my intervals and did steady state in their place. Hamstrings are all better! Bought new sneakers too, which I actually think was the source of the problem in the first place.

    Struggles- I've started to slowly begin to play fast and loose with my food choices, I've noticed. I've been trying to relax a little as I was super rigid and unrelenting and structured when I was losing weight, but I fear I'm taking it a little too far. Last week alone I had one day where I had three pieces of pizza, a few large cookies and a brownie and another day where I had a sandwich, lemon square, a brownie, and a flavored drink all from Starbucks. Went over my calories both days and pretty much ate freely. Luckily, id been under my weight range anyway, so all it did was put me back in my happy area, but I can't let that type of thing persist. Before I know it, I'll be back to having to lose weight again.
  • mikesmom1983mikesmom1983 Posts: 539Member Member Posts: 539Member Member
    Name: Chris
    Age: 61
    Height: 5'4"
    Total Weight lost: 54
    Time it took to lose: 1.5 years to reach original goal of 150, 5 months to new goal of 145
    How long in maintenance: 3 months
    Maintenance weight range: 137-140

    Average weight recorded from January:153.8
    Average weight recorded from February: 151.3
    Average weight recorded from March: 145.8
    Average weight recorded from April: 145.1
    Average weight recorded from May: 142.6
    Average weight recorded from June: 140.5
    Average weight recorded from July: 141.5


    Week of...
    7th August: 139.8
    14th August
    21st August
    28th August

    Struggles: many, many birthday celebrations, too much cake. Frosting is a weakness.
    Successes: limited alcohol, kept up exercise, increased strength exercises, back within new maintenance range
  • CoachJen71CoachJen71 Posts: 927Member Member Posts: 927Member Member
    lorrpb wrote: »
    Name: Lori
    Any small gains during maintenance have been from increased eating out, I'm 100% convinced of that. We will have an in-room kitchen so that will help!

    We only eat out at supper time when on a trip, and not every night. I pre-weigh/portion and pack my regular food and/or bring my scale. You may recall from earlier this spring, but last time we were on a trip we rented an RV at a KOA that had a little kitchen. I bought a quiche and salad stuff at the local store for supper, and took a Halo Top to nephew's bday party. (Birthday cake flavor, of course!)
  • clayelliott847clayelliott847 Posts: 58Member, Premium Member Posts: 58Member, Premium Member
    Wow these are awesome stories. It seems like everyone made a lifestyle change. I mean weight lost over many months or years and not a yo yo diet.

    Name:
    Age: Clay
    Height: 5'6
    Total Weight lost:
    Time it took to lose: 18
    How long in maintenance:
    Maintenance weight range: 142-145

    Year long proggession to 142

    Week of...
    7th August 142
    14th August
    21st August
    28th August

    Success/struggles of the week: Peanuts, I am on a low carb diet of 150 for diabetes. I didnt realize how may carbs peanuts are. So my carbs went well over 500 that day.
  • CoachJen71CoachJen71 Posts: 927Member Member Posts: 927Member Member
    Name: Chris
    Frosting is a weakness.

    Same here! That's why I mix vanilla, potassium salt, and light margarine into my peanut butter and chocolate yogurts. When my nasal allergies are just right, they taste pretty frostingey. <3
  • freedomhorsefreedomhorse Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Started on 188.7 on Aug. 3. Moving along. Now at 181.1. Feeling good. Goal to lose 48 pounds by next summer. 1200 cal per day. Tracking. Measuring and weighing foods. Trying to make best choices. Enjoy the freedom of picking my foods. Thank you for your support. Margaret on Kodiak Island.
  • CoachJen71CoachJen71 Posts: 927Member Member Posts: 927Member Member
    Started on 188.7 on Aug. 3. Moving along. Now at 181.1. Feeling good. Goal to lose 48 pounds by next summer. 1200 cal per day. Tracking. Measuring and weighing foods. Trying to make best choices. Enjoy the freedom of picking my foods. Thank you for your support. Margaret on Kodiak Island.

    Very nicely done, Margaret! You live in an amazingly beautiful place, but having seen Kodiak bears at a zoo, I would be scared to death to walk or hike out there!

    Just so you know, this particular thread is a gathering spot for people in maintenance who like the continued accountability that many of us found in the weight loss forum. Please do absolutely feel free to join us here, but also know that there is extra support in the weight loss and motivation forums as well. :)
  • k80fleck80flec Posts: 1,109Member Member Posts: 1,109Member Member
    Posting early as I'm travelling to my holiday early tomorrow ..... and I will struggle to post before Aug 28th.

    Name: Catherine
    Age: 62
    Height: 5' 4.5"
    Total Weight lost: 44 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 9 months
    How long in maintenance: 3.5 yrs
    Maintenance weight range: 138 - 144 lbs

    Average weight recorded from January: 140.4
    Average weight recorded from February: 139.6
    Average weight recorded from March: 139.08
    Average weight recorded from April: 139.4
    Average weight recorded from May: 139.6
    Average weight recorded from June: 140.9
    Average weight recorded from July: 138.8


    Week of...
    5th August: 138.2
    12th August: 138.0
    19th August
    26th August

    Success/Struggles of the week
    Struggles Sore knees! They have impacted on my running this week. I took part in an undulating (read unrelentingly hilly) Inter-Club Race on Thursday and pulled out at 2.9m - 1.8m from the finish. Stairs are currently not my friends! Additionally, getting ready for my camping holiday has meant I've only managed 1 of 2 Pilates classes, and NO strength training.
    Successes My knees aren't sore when I walk, so I've maintained 10k+ daily steps and purposeful walking. I've eaten within 100cal of my target (in the red) each day .... and lost 0.2 lbs.
  • macchiattomacchiatto Posts: 2,545Member Member Posts: 2,545Member Member
    I am overdue to check in. I'm at 134 right now, so just above goal range (128-133). Working on that ...
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