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  • kgirlhartkgirlhart Posts: 3,226Member Member Posts: 3,226Member Member
    Name: Kathryn
    Age: 51
    Height: 5'3.5"
    Total Weight lost: ~82 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 2 years 3 months
    How long in maintenance: I called maintenance in July 2016, but I continued to slowly lose until December of 2017. I have been in maintenance since December 2017
    Maintenance weight range: 115 - 120 lbs

    Average weight recorded from 2018: 118.8

    Average weight recorded from December: 116.9
    Average weight recorded from January: 115.9
    Average weight recorded from February: 115.4
    Average weight recorded from March: 117.2
    Average weight recorded from April: 116.8
    Average weight recorded from May: 116.2
    Average weight recorded for June: 116.2
    Average weight recorded for July: 115.5

    Week of..
    Aug 4: 114.0 scale/115.0 trend
    Aug 11: 114.0 scale/ 114.4 trend
    Aug 18: 113.6 scale/ 114.0 trend
    Aug 26:
    :

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: My weight is a little low again this week with both my scale weight and my trend weight being under my range. I was up some yesterday and then back down again today. I'm still just going to blame it on the heat. We have been having highs over 100°F for the last couple of weeks with heat indexes over 105°F so it has just been too hot. I've been feeling really good and getting some nice runs in though. I just need to be eating a little more to compensate. The problem is the things I like to eat when it is hot are usually pretty low calorie. I'm not too worried about it though. I know that when the weather starts cooling down I will be wanting to eat some heavier foods. And I am not underweight so even though I am lower than the range I have set, I don't think it is too low.
  • rysabelrysabel Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    Name: Rysabel
    Age: 51
    Height: 156 cm
    Total weight lost: 30.8 lb
    Time it took to lose: 6 months
    How long in maintenance: May
    Maintenance weight range: 116-118
    Average weight recorded from 2018:

    Average weight recorded from January: 123
    Average weight recorded from February: 119
    Average weight recorded from March:. 118
    Average weight recorded from April: 117
    Average weight recorded from May: 117
    Average weight recorded for June: 116.6
    Average weight recorded for July: 116.3

    Week of..
    Aug 4: did not weigh
    Aug 11: 115.2
    Aug 18: 114.9
    Aug 26:

    I started my weight training more consistently these last few days. I am a bit under my maintenance weight but I will probably go up a bit next week.
  • umbramirrorumbramirror Posts: 167Member Member Posts: 167Member Member
    Name: Umbramirror
    Age: 29
    Height: 5'6"
    Total weight lost: 110 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 15 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 months
    Maintenance weight range: 124-128 lbs
    Average weight recorded from 2018: 147 lbs

    Average weight recorded from January: 160 lbs
    Average weight recorded from February: 155.4 lbs
    Average weight recorded from March: 149 lbs
    Average weight recorded from April: 139.8
    Average weight recorded from May: 133 lbs
    Average weight recorded for June: 128.5 lbs
    Average weight recorded for July: 125.9 lbs

    Week of...
    Aug 4: 126.2
    Aug 11: 126 lbs
    Aug 18: 126 lbs
    Aug 26:

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: I ended up having a binge on Saturday following a very exhausting day (both mentally and physically), so I'm not too happy about that. However, I didn't stress about it too much and got right back into routine the following day and have been eating at a deficit since then. I will resume maintenance calories this Saturday. Note: ever since the binge, I have been dealing with some cravings. I am reflecting on this and the cause of the binge as well. Success: Even though I had the binge this weekend, I have been feeling surprisingly lean lately, so that's great.
  • GregInORLGregInORL Posts: 105Member Member Posts: 105Member Member
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'8"
    Total weight lost: 60 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 4 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 month
    Maintenance weight range: 150-155 (rough guess at the moment)
    Average weight recorded from 2018 (12 months): NA

    Average weight recorded from January: NA
    Average weight recorded from February: 214.75
    Average weight recorded from March: 204.04
    Average weight recorded from April: 187.42
    Average weight recorded from May: 174.18
    Average weight recorded from June: 164.21
    Average weight recorded from July: 158.2

    Week of August 6:155.3 (7 day not enough info)
    Week of August 13: 156.8 (7 day avg: 156.4)
    Week of August 20: 154.9 (7 day avg: 155.8)
    Week of August 27:

    Finished a 20 mile run feeling strong! Weight continues to edge down. My ideal weight per most online calculators is around 149 so I think I'm aiming for that currently.
  • warnongbriwarnongbri Posts: 67Member Member Posts: 67Member Member
    Name:
    Age:
    Height: 5' 7"
    Total weight lost: ~10 lbs
    Time it took to lose: Down and Up - 172 to 153 about a year then back up 160 in about 8 months
    How long in maintenance: On and off about 1 year and seriously for about 2 months
    Maintenance weight range: 162 ish

    Average weight recorded for July: 161

    Week of...
    August 3rd: 163
    August 10th: 162
    August 17th: 163

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: Good workouts and good consistency on the nutrition. Sleep has been harder though

    Cheers all!
  • JennJ323JennJ323 Posts: 522Member Member Posts: 522Member Member
    Name: Jenn
    Age: 34
    Height: 5’2”
    Total weight lost: 33lb
    Time it took to lose: approximately 18 months
    How long in maintenance: Officially about 6 months, but for the last year or so I bounced around the same range, just a little higher than I would prefer. I got down to this range and am happy here.
    Maintenance weight range: 122lb-126lb

    Average weight recorded from 2018: ----

    Average weight recorded from March: 124.6
    Average weight recorded from April: 124.3
    Average weight recorded from May: 123.4
    Average weight recorded from June: 123.2
    Average weight recorded from July: 123.5



    Week of…
    July 29: 125.2
    Aug 5: 124.0
    Aug 12: 123.6
    Aug 19: 123.6
    Aug: 26:


    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: Pretty good week.. I’m liking being able to have some indulgences and still keep it around 123. I did bump my calories down the last 2 weeks, as I was noticing a creep towards the top of my maintenance range. Things seems to be coming back down. It’s my daughter’s birthday party this week, so I’ll be busy running around but also be enjoying some yummy foods and treats. Hopefully everything with even out between being extra active but also taking in more calories.
  • ExistingFishExistingFish Posts: 873Member Member Posts: 873Member Member
    Name: Existing Fish
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'0" (153cm)
    Total weight lost: 41.7lbs (18.9kg)
    Time it took to lose: 7 months
    How long in maintenance: 10 months
    Maintenance weight range: 112 - 118lbs (50.8-53.8kg)
    Average weight recorded from 2019: 117.4bs (53.3kg)

    Average weight recorded from January: 123.1
    Average weight recorded from February: 120.3
    Average weight recorded from March: 117.0
    Average weight recorded from April: 114.8
    Average weight recorded from May: 114.7
    Average weight recorded from June: 114.3
    Average weight recorded from July: 114.2

    August 1: 114.2lbs (t:113.6)
    August 9: 113.8lbs (t:113.8)
    August 16:112.2lbs (t:113.0)
    August 23: 115.5lbs (t:114.4)
    August 31:

    Success/Struggles: Big week. I am trying a period of mindful eating (not tracking). I'm happy so far. My weight is up a little, but it is expected. I started weights again, most de-load, which is probably why I'm retaining water. Given the soreness level of my muscles, I'm retaining enough water to fill a bathtub. Mostly my focus diet-wise is eating more (much more) fibrous vegetables, and hitting my protein goals.

    BUT my trend did jump up almost 1.5lbs in a week, that is a big jump! Still in my zone though. And it is about the same as my monthly average weight, so I think I just actually had a dip during my deload, I didn't retain as much water, you know? I'll keep an eye on it. If my trend still is going up in a few weeks I'll know that I need to keep tracking, otherwise I'll start gaining.

    Also despite my weight being up, and me knowing I'm probably retaining water, my stomach was the flattest I've ever seen it today. Less pudge/bloat/whatever. Like in my clothes, it looks notably smaller, more than last week. I wear the same two pair of leggings every time I go to the gym, I was bloated and muffin top-ish last week, and relatively flat this week. Same pants, same time of day, same mirror, same food...it felt so good :)
    edited August 23
  • pkweierpkweier Posts: 294Member Member Posts: 294Member Member
    Name:Pam
    Age:61
    Height:5'5
    Total weight lost:200
    Time it took to lose:Started 1/1/2016 ended 9/1/2017
    How long in maintenance:1 year
    Maintenance weight range:130-135
    Average weight recorded from 2018:

    Average weight recorded from January:131.75
    Average weight recorded from February:130.75
    Average weight recorded from March:132.1
    Average weight recorded from April:133.5
    Average weight recorded from May:132.5
    Average weight recorded from June:132.08
    Average weight recorded for July:132.15

    Week of..
    Aug 4:131
    Aug 11:131.6
    Aug 18:131.2
    Aug 25:134.8
    :

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: I was in the 131-132 all week although up today and I know why. Went out Friday night and had 3 drinks which I rarely do, got a attacked of the munchies and while I didn't overdue I had a little more than I should have. I know it's mostly water weight and should come off by the end of the week. I was right back at watching my calories on Saturday .
  • FaebertFaebert Posts: 1,122Member Member Posts: 1,122Member Member
    Name: Faebert
    Age: 40
    Height: 5’6
    Total weight lost: about 50lbs
    Time it took to lose: on and off 3 years. First 30 in 4 months and then gradually reduced goal weight
    How long in maintenance: Since May 2017
    Maintenance weight range: 115-120
    Average weight recorded from 2017: 121
    Average weight recorded from 2018: 114.6

    Average weight recorded from January: 117.4
    Average weight recorded from February: 117.8
    Average weight recorded from March: 117.8
    Average weight recorded from April: 116.9
    Average weight recorded from May: 114.9
    Average weight recorded from June: 115.8
    Average weight recorded from July: 116:5

    Week of 4 August: 115 (but on bf’s analogue scale so not sure of accuracy!)
    Week of 11 August: 117.75
    Week of 18 August: 118.5
    Week of 25 August: 119.2

    Successes/struggles: Hmm - August has not really been a good month for me weight-wise. To be honest, I’m just happy to still be in maintenance range. I must remember to give myself some credit though so I will say that I am pleased to have kept up the activity levels. After sustaining a hand injury this week that scuppered any weight training or yoga, I added an extra couple of runs into my schedule so that’s something I guess. Onward for a better September!

    Have a good week everyone x
  • ItsAJournyItsAJourny Posts: 54Member Member Posts: 54Member Member
    Name: Bella
    Age: 61
    Height: 5'5"
    Total weight lost: 44 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 6 months for the first 37 and slowly dropped 7 pounds after that.
    How long in maintenance: 6 months
    Maintenance weight range: 125-130
    Average weight recorded from 2018 (12 months): NA

    Average weight recorded from January: 134 (was not in maintenance yet)
    Average weight recorded from February: 131.8
    Average weight recorded from March: 130.7
    Average weight recorded from April: 130.4
    Average weight recorded from May: 130.8
    Average weight recorded from June: 130.0
    Average weight recorded from July: 128.5
    Average weight recorded from August: 126.3

    Week of...
    Aug 4: 127.6
    Aug 11: 125.8
    Aug 18: 125.2
    Aug 26: 126.6

    Success/struggles of the week: Went on a beautiful hike yesterday and felt strong. Felt good to finally be exercising again after 3 weeks of a bad virus. Have a great week everyone.
  • reversemigrationreversemigration Posts: 99Member Member Posts: 99Member Member
    Name: Ben
    Age: 51
    Height: 6'
    Total weight lost: ~55 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 8 months
    How long in maintenance: Since ~ December 2018
    Maintenance weight range: 166-171...ish

    Average weight recorded for December:165.8
    Average weight recorded for January: 167.3
    Average weight recorded for February: 167.2
    Average weight recorded for March: 166.5
    Average weight recorded for April: 162.9
    Average weight recorded for May: 161.5
    Average weight recorded for June: 160.9
    Average weight recorded for July: 160.5

    Week of...
    August 3rd: 160.2
    August 10th: 160.2
    August 17th: 159.7 (trend 161.1)
    August 25th: 162.1(trend 161.7)

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: Day-to-day swings are still wide, but the trend is right about where it should be. Aiming to get to the bottom of my range by the end of September. I'm starting to settle into night shift and while there's room for improvement I've been getting sufficient sleep. I got in all my cardio and weight this week - the fitness center at work is empty in the middle of the night, so I feel like it's my own personal gym. :)

    Have a great week, everyone!
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 4,119Member Member Posts: 4,119Member Member
    Name: Maddie
    Age:63
    Height: 5’9”
    Total weight lost: 75.3
    Time it took to lose: 3-1/3 years
    How long in maintenance: FOUR MONTHS (since 4/25/18)
    Maintenance weight range: 153-155
    Average weight recorded from 2018: 168.4

    Average weight recorded from January: 153
    Average weight recorded from February 152
    Average weight recorded from March: 154
    Average weight recorded from April: 153
    Average weight recorded from May: 154.3
    Average weight recorded for June: 154.85
    Average weight recorded for July: 155.95

    Week of..
    Aug 4: avg wt: 157.17. Trend: 156.8
    Aug 11: avg wt: 156.87 Trend: 156.6
    Aug 18: avg wt: 156.36 10 day moving avg Trend: 156.6
    Aug 25: avg wt: 156.39 10 day moving avg Trend: 156.1
    Avg wt for 2019 is holding at 154.2. It was climbing. Now it’s holding at 154.19.

    Success(es):
    FOUR MONTHS in maintenance. Figuring it out. Lack of exercise due to Illness & traveling for 2 weeks (although I was careful food wise) added up to an increase in my weight of 2-3 lbs. I’m whittling back down again!
    * Workouts are a routine now & I’m enjoying them. Making progress!
    * Sleep is Vastly improved!! The workouts are making me sleepy earlier, I think!
    * Food is going well. Prepping at home!
    * Creating art which is a sign of how my self-care is going, stress level is good.

    Struggles:
    Appetite was problematic at times the past week. Possibly working out IDK Seems to be under control now, which is a relief.

    Thinking about: What causes “mouth hunger” & “wanting to eat.”?

    Current plan: Keep at it until solidly under 155. Then revisit Maintenance Range goal.

    I hope you all have a great week!
  • kgirlhartkgirlhart Posts: 3,226Member Member Posts: 3,226Member Member
    Name: Kathryn
    Age: 51
    Height: 5'3.5"
    Total Weight lost: ~80 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 2 years 3 months
    How long in maintenance: I called maintenance in July 2016, but I continued to slowly lose until December of 2017. I have been in maintenance since December 2017
    Maintenance weight range: 115 - 120 lbs

    Average weight recorded from 2018: 118.8

    Average weight recorded from December: 116.9
    Average weight recorded from January: 115.9
    Average weight recorded from February: 115.4
    Average weight recorded from March: 117.2
    Average weight recorded from April: 116.8
    Average weight recorded from May: 116.2
    Average weight recorded for June: 116.2
    Average weight recorded for July: 115.5

    Week of..
    Aug 4: 114.0 scale/115.0 trend
    Aug 11: 114.0 scale/ 114.4 trend
    Aug 18: 113.6 scale/ 114.0 trend
    Aug 26: 115.8 scale/ 114.4 trend


    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: My scale weight is back up in range and my trend is moving up a little too. I was up a full pound this morning. We had a birthday party for my Dad's 82nd birthday yesterday and I know that a little of that weight is water weight, but it puts me back in range so I'll take it. I have been making an effort to hit my calorie goal every day this week. I've kind of unintentionally been eating a little below my goal. It's weird because a lot of the tips you hear when you are trying to lose, like don't eat if you are not hungry, don't always work in maintenance. At least they don't for me.
  • hippiesaurhippiesaur Posts: 137Member Member Posts: 137Member Member
    Age: 25
    Height: 167.5 cm (5'6")
    Total weight lost: 18.6 kg (41 lbs)
    Time it took to lose: ~2.5 years total
    How long in maintenance: 7 months
    Maintenance weight range: 57-59 kg (125-130 lbs)
    Average weight recorded from 2018: 59.4 kg (131 lbs)

    Average weight recorded from January: 58.2 kg (128.3 lbs)
    Average weight recorded from February: 58 kg (128 lbs)
    Average weight recorded from March: 58.3 kg (128.5 lbs)
    Average weight recorded from April: 58 kg (128 lbs)
    Average weight recorded from May: 57.8 kg (127.5 lbs)
    Average weight recorded for June: 58.3 kg (128.5 lbs)
    Average weight recorded for July: 59.1 kg (130.3 lbs)

    Week of..
    Aug 4: 58.6 kg
    Aug 11: 58.7 kg
    Aug 18: 58.9 kg
    Aug 26: 58.8 kg
    :

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: My weight didn't really change this month but I'm glad that it's a bit less than it was in July. I would like to be closer to 58 kg again, cause I feel 'fat' currently. I know that 1 kg shouldn't make a big difference but my jeans feel a bit tighter now somehow, so that 1 kg might count actually.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Posts: 1,248Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,248Member, Premium Member
    HEAVIEST weight: 175.4 in early 2013.
    Total Weight lost: 30 pounds
    Time it took to lose: ~6 months
    How long in maintenance: Since July 2018 -- but with some fluctuation outside of goal range.
    Maintenance weight range: 142 - 148 (and not sure that's the right answer)

    Average weight recorded from 2017 (12 months): 163.8
    Average weight recorded from 2018 (12 months): 150.7

    Average weight recorded from January: 148.4
    Average weight recorded from February: 146.3
    Average weight recorded from March: 143.2
    Average weight recorded from April: 143.0
    Average weight recorded from May: 144.1
    Average weight recorded from June: 145.6
    Average weight recorded from July: 146.5

    Average weight Week of...
    July 29 - August 4: 144.6
    August 5 - 11: 144.2 (only average of August 10 & 11 as I was away on a dive trip and nowhere near a scale most of the week)
    August 12 - 18: 145.6
    August 19 - 25: 147.6
    August 26 - September 1:

    Success of the week: I never went out of my maintenance range.

    Struggle of the week: My weight has continued to creep up the last couple weeks; I think I hit a peak and am on the way back down now. The real struggle is knowing it's just normal fluctuation, and I'll keep it where it needs to be and not being frustrated. Yeah. I know....
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Posts: 201Member Member Posts: 201Member Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 68
    Height: 155 cm (5’ 1”)
    Total weight lost: 22.5 kg (approx. 50 lb)
    Time it took to lose: 9 months
    How long in maintenance: 4 months
    Maintenance weight range: 48 – 51 kg (106 – 112 lbs)
    Average weight recorded from 2018: max 72.5 kg in July, 56 kg in Dec

    Average weight recorded from January: 54.7 kg
    Average weight recorded from February: 53.3 kg
    Average weight recorded from March: 51.7 kg
    Average weight recorded from April: 50.2 kg (110.7 lb)
    Average weight recorded from May: 49.9 kg (110 lb)
    Average weight recorded from June: 48.7 kg (107 lb)
    Average weight recorded from July: 48.5 kg (107 lb)

    August 5th: 47.8 kg (105 lb)
    August 12th: away from home
    August 19th: 48.3 kg (106.5 lb)
    August 26th: 47.8 kg (105 lb)

    Success(es)/struggles of the week: My weight is trending down again in spite of going out on Tuesday and Saturday. I would be happy to be over 48 kg but I am feeling good and I have bags of energy.

    I am struggling with feeling a need to compensate for treats with additional exercise. I know I don’t need to – I’m actually trying to gain a pound or two – and guilt is not a healthy approach to food. But the habits of losing weight are so hard to unlearn. For instance, yesterday I had an ice cream while I was out in the afternoon. It was just a small cornetto type of ice cream so probably less than 200 calories, but later in the evening I just felt I had to power up the laptop and do 15 minutes cardio. I don’t think I’m actually developing an eating disorder but I do need to convince myself that I can just enjoy treats and only take action when/if I gain more than a couple of pounds.
    kgirlhart wrote: »

    I've kind of unintentionally been eating a little below my goal. It's weird because a lot of the tips you hear when you are trying to lose, like don't eat if you are not hungry, don't always work in maintenance. At least they don't for me.

    I so agree with the section above, I keep eating a little less than I could, I find it hard to estimate exercise calories so always err on the under estimate out of habit.
  • GregInORLGregInORL Posts: 105Member Member Posts: 105Member Member
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'8"
    Total weight lost: 60 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 4 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 month
    Maintenance weight range: 150-155 (rough guess at the moment)
    Average weight recorded from 2018 (12 months): NA

    Average weight recorded from January: NA
    Average weight recorded from February: 214.75
    Average weight recorded from March: 204.04
    Average weight recorded from April: 187.42
    Average weight recorded from May: 174.18
    Average weight recorded from June: 164.21
    Average weight recorded from July: 158.2

    Week of August 6:155.3 (7 day not enough info)
    Week of August 13: 156.8 (7 day avg: 156.4)
    Week of August 20: 154.9 (7 day avg: 155.8)
    Week of August 27: 155 (7 Day avg: 155)

    Average weight still creeping down. I'll take that as a success! I think I'll see my weekly tuesday weigh in drop down a bit over the next week or 2 if I remain consistent with what I'm doing.
  • Mrsbell8wellMrsbell8well Posts: 1,020Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,020Member, Premium Member
    Name:Angelina
    Age:62
    Height:5'4"
    Total weight lost:61 pounds
    Time it took to lose:1 year
    How long in maintenance:2 weeks
    Maintenance weight range:138-142
    Average weight recorded from 2018:190

    Average weight recorded from January:162
    Average weight recorded from February:155
    Average weight recorded from March:153
    Average weight recorded from April:149
    Average weight recorded from May:147
    Average weight recorded for June:145
    Average weight recorded for July:141

    Week of..
    Aug 4: 142
    Aug 11: 142
    Aug 18: 143.6
    Aug 26: 144.6

    I have really enjoyed this first month of maintenance. maybe a little too much. Still determined to be back down to 142 by September 1st.
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