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  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 5,746 Member Member Posts: 5,746 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    I am in maintenance with a goal weight of 143 pounds and an allowable goal range of 140-150 pounds and an IDEAL goal range of 142 - 148. I fluctuate wildly day-to-day, and try to stay fairly steady month-to-month. I often succeed, and sometimes I am not exactly where I want to be. I will update here once per week and report my ten-day average weight.

    April 18: 2019: Ten-day average 143.5 - Low-middle of IDEAL goal range and just above ultimate final weight. I was around my lowest average weight on my entire journey. Those were good days.

    January 18: Ten-day average 143.5 - Low-middle of IDEAL goal range and just above ultimate final weight.
    February 18: Ten-day average 144.3 - Low-middle of IDEAL goal range.
    March 18: Ten-day average 146.6 - Getting near top of IDEAL goal range.
    April 18: Ten-day average 148.8 - Over the top of my IDEAL goal range; very close to the top of absolute max goal range. Up a whole pound from a week ago.

    I gained in March, and I continued to gain in the first half of April. It looks like I may have maxed out and have started to moderate again back to where I should be.
    This has been my second biggest spike since I started weight maintenance almost two years ago. My only solace is that I did have ONE that was bigger. It was shortly after I got into maintenance and was learning to adjust. This one? Well.... stress eating is a big part of it. And being at home so much of the time. And being a good cook.....

    Hey, wait; here's another good thing: As my weight does start to come back down, I'll be able to post here that YES I weigh less than last month :smile: If I accept my wider ten-pound goal range, I haven't quite gone over it, but I certainly went over the top of what I claim to be my goal range ten of the last 14 days by scale weight and seven days by ten-day average. The TrendWeight app says it's only four days, and only by 0.1 pounds, so I will go with that and still say I'm maintaining. Not very well, but.....

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    @mtaratoot
    How do you feel at your current weight?
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,046 Member Member Posts: 3,046 Member
    My pants still fit; that's good.

    I'm still at a "normal" BMI (24), as well as a "healthy" Smart BMI (35). In fact, the Smart BMI has me smack in the middle of the ideal range. These are good metrics, too, so I should feel ok about it.

    That aside; it's not where my expectations are. I felt good and with lots of energy when I was at or near my goal weight. I've felt a little bloated lately, but I am eating quite a lot. Most of what I'm eating is decent food. I am enjoying cooking. And I'm enjoying all that I'm eating. I just am not sure I should be eating this much.

    To be honest, I am not really sure how I feel about it. I am not (yet) ready to move the goal line. For one thing, I fear if I do that, I will then move up from THERE and if I keep doing that.... Back where I started!

    I'm giving myself a little permission to just let things luff for a while with all the crap we're going through staying physically separated from other people. I know I'll get back to where I want to be, and even then, I still really want to build a little more lean mass and lose some fat mass. I don't trust the number that my BIA scale tells me, but from looking at pictures of myself, I think it's not too far off. I could stand to be a little less "fat."

    Great question, though! It's something we should all ask ourselves often.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 5,746 Member Member Posts: 5,746 Member
    Maintenance Range as of Apr 25, 2019:
    153-155
    Changed Feb 25, 2020 to “In the 150’s”💚

    KEY:
    IN THE 150’s = 💚
    🥰💪🏻🌲🦋👩🏻‍🎨 🖌
    160 = ❌❌⚠️ > 159
    161 = ❌❌❌ ⚠️ >160

    January
    1/1 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/2 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/3 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/4 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/5💚
    1/6💚
    1/7❌❌❌❌ ⚠️

    1/8 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/9 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/10 to 1/22 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚
    1/23 💚 Yay!!!
    1/24 💚
    1/25💚. Digestive...
    1/26 💚 vac 1/24-1/27 A HUGE WIN❣️
    1/27 💚
    1/28 💚

    1/29 💚
    1/30 💚 friend lunch out- did not order dessert or cornbread. 1st time success
    1/31 💚

    JANUARY 24/31 days 💚


    FEBRUARY
    2/1. 💚 YAY down over 5lbs from my Jan high weight
    2/2 💚
    2/3 💚friend lunch -> coffee -> now no food SUCCESS going to help her with a decorating question at her house instead!!
    Yay! Did it!!!! Brought an apple & kind bar. Walked there & back. Significantly better than sitting & eating/talking.

    2/4 💚 family lunch (turned into dinner) - might be tough - will formulate a plan...how to ask them NOT to bring bread basket... calories & carbs high ... WAS tough...will try again next time I eat out with this person.

    Haha! I’m doing the slow & steady :)
    🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢
    I’m just happy I was in 💚five out of seven days!!!

    2/5 💚 back on track
    2/6 💚yay, a new low!
    2/7 💚friend lunch ok, healthy place
    0.2 lb away !!!!!!!! YAY!
    2/8 💚 157.4, a month ago 163
    2/9 💚
    2/10 friend travel💚
    2/11 friend travel💚

    2/12 friend travel💚
    2/13💚
    2/14 valentines celeb.💚

    2/15 💚getting back on track!
    2/16 💚 when my life is routine, all is easy. Travel, celebrations still through me off. Reminding myself it has not been 1 year yet. I’m figuring it out. BMI just hit 24.0. Back to the mid-23’s for me!
    2/17 💚
    2/18 💚
    YAY! Curbed the runaway train in a couple of days!!

    2/19 💚
    2/20 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/21 ❌❌❌⚠️ turning it around
    2/22 ❌❌❌⚠️ ugh
    2/23 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/24 💚 BETTER
    2/25 💚

    2/26❌❌❌⚠️
    2/27❌❌❌⚠️
    2/28❌❌❌❌⚠️eeps
    2/29❌❌❌⚠️

    February 21/29 days 💚


    MARCH
    3/1 to 3/5 💚💚💚💚💚
    3/6 ❌❌❌⚠️ 160.2
    3/7 💚
    3/8💚
    3/9 ❌❌❌❌⚠️
    3/10💚
    3/11 to 3/31
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    March 29/31 days!!


    4/1 - 4/7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/8 - 4/14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    4/15 💚
    4/16 💚
    4/17 💚
    4/18 💚
    4/19 💚
    4/20
    4/21

    19/19 days! Going for 30/30 in April!

    Changed Maintenance Range to
    “IN the 150’s”
    That’s more than good enough.💚
    THiS Keeps my head in the game.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 5,746 Member Member Posts: 5,746 Member
    My pants still fit; that's good.

    I'm still at a "normal" BMI (24), as well as a "healthy" Smart BMI (35). In fact, the Smart BMI has me smack in the middle of the ideal range. These are good metrics, too, so I should feel ok about it.

    That aside; it's not where my expectations are. I felt good and with lots of energy when I was at or near my goal weight. I've felt a little bloated lately, but I am eating quite a lot. Most of what I'm eating is decent food. I am enjoying cooking. And I'm enjoying all that I'm eating. I just am not sure I should be eating this much.

    To be honest, I am not really sure how I feel about it. I am not (yet) ready to move the goal line. For one thing, I fear if I do that, I will then move up from THERE and if I keep doing that.... Back where I started!

    I'm giving myself a little permission to just let things luff for a while with all the crap we're going through staying physically separated from other people. I know I'll get back to where I want to be, and even then, I still really want to build a little more lean mass and lose some fat mass. I don't trust the number that my BIA scale tells me, but from looking at pictures of myself, I think it's not too far off. I could stand to be a little less "fat."

    Great question, though! It's something we should all ask ourselves often.

    Awesome answer. I find my “green heart” method is helping me realize what maintenance is. I.E. it’s maintaining...I catch myself thinking “oh I didn’t lose” but when you’re maintaining, that’s not the goal.

    The end result for me will be being in times of “true” maintenance & deciding when to switch (If ever) to “losing mode.” Having a clear demarcation is helping me relax more.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 5,746 Member Member Posts: 5,746 Member
    Maintenance Range as of Apr 25, 2019:
    153-155
    Changed Feb 25, 2020 to “In the 150’s”💚

    KEY:
    IN THE 150’s = 💚
    🥰💪🏻🌲🦋👩🏻‍🎨 🖌
    160 = ❌❌⚠️ > 159
    161 = ❌❌❌ ⚠️ >160

    January
    1/1 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/2 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/3 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/4 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/5💚
    1/6💚
    1/7❌❌❌❌ ⚠️

    1/8 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/9 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/10 to 1/22 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚
    1/23 💚 Yay!!!
    1/24 💚
    1/25💚. Digestive...
    1/26 💚 vac 1/24-1/27 A HUGE WIN❣️
    1/27 💚
    1/28 💚

    1/29 💚
    1/30 💚 friend lunch out- did not order dessert or cornbread. 1st time success
    1/31 💚

    JANUARY 24/31 days 💚


    FEBRUARY
    2/1. 💚 YAY down over 5lbs from my Jan high weight
    2/2 💚
    2/3 💚friend lunch -> coffee -> now no food SUCCESS going to help her with a decorating question at her house instead!!
    Yay! Did it!!!! Brought an apple & kind bar. Walked there & back. Significantly better than sitting & eating/talking.

    2/4 💚 family lunch (turned into dinner) - might be tough - will formulate a plan...how to ask them NOT to bring bread basket... calories & carbs high ... WAS tough...will try again next time I eat out with this person.

    Haha! I’m doing the slow & steady :)
    🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢
    I’m just happy I was in 💚five out of seven days!!!

    2/5 💚 back on track
    2/6 💚yay, a new low!
    2/7 💚friend lunch ok, healthy place
    0.2 lb away !!!!!!!! YAY!
    2/8 💚 157.4, a month ago 163
    2/9 💚
    2/10 friend travel💚
    2/11 friend travel💚

    2/12 friend travel💚
    2/13💚
    2/14 valentines celeb.💚

    2/15 💚getting back on track!
    2/16 💚 when my life is routine, all is easy. Travel, celebrations still through me off. Reminding myself it has not been 1 year yet. I’m figuring it out. BMI just hit 24.0. Back to the mid-23’s for me!
    2/17 💚
    2/18 💚
    YAY! Curbed the runaway train in a couple of days!!

    2/19 💚
    2/20 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/21 ❌❌❌⚠️ turning it around
    2/22 ❌❌❌⚠️ ugh
    2/23 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/24 💚 BETTER
    2/25 💚

    2/26❌❌❌⚠️
    2/27❌❌❌⚠️
    2/28❌❌❌❌⚠️eeps
    2/29❌❌❌⚠️

    February 21/29 days 💚


    MARCH
    3/1 to 3/5 💚💚💚💚💚
    3/6 ❌❌❌⚠️ 160.2
    3/7 💚
    3/8💚
    3/9 ❌❌❌❌⚠️
    3/10💚
    3/11 to 3/31
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    March 29/31 days!!


    4/1 - 4/7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/8 - 4/14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    4/15 💚
    4/16 💚
    4/17 💚
    4/18 💚
    4/19 💚
    4/20 💚
    4/21

    4/22
    4/23
    4/24
    4/25 ONE YEAR MAINTENANCE anniversary!

    20/20 days! Going for 30/30 in April!

    Changed Maintenance Range to
    “IN the 150’s”
    That’s more than good enough.💚
    THiS Keeps my head in the game.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 5,746 Member Member Posts: 5,746 Member
    Maintenance Range as of Apr 25, 2019:
    153-155
    Changed Feb 25, 2020 to “In the 150’s”💚

    KEY:
    IN THE 150’s = 💚
    🥰💪🏻🌲🦋👩🏻‍🎨 🖌
    160 = ❌❌⚠️ > 159
    161 = ❌❌❌ ⚠️ >160

    January
    1/1 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/2 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/3 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/4 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/5💚
    1/6💚
    1/7❌❌❌❌ ⚠️

    1/8 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/9 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/10 to 1/22 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚
    1/23 💚 Yay!!!
    1/24 💚
    1/25💚. Digestive...
    1/26 💚 vac 1/24-1/27 A HUGE WIN❣️
    1/27 💚
    1/28 💚

    1/29 💚
    1/30 💚 friend lunch out- did not order dessert or cornbread. 1st time success
    1/31 💚

    JANUARY 24/31 days 💚


    FEBRUARY
    2/1. 💚 YAY down over 5lbs from my Jan high weight
    2/2 💚
    2/3 💚friend lunch -> coffee -> now no food SUCCESS going to help her with a decorating question at her house instead!!
    Yay! Did it!!!! Brought an apple & kind bar. Walked there & back. Significantly better than sitting & eating/talking.

    2/4 💚 family lunch (turned into dinner) - might be tough - will formulate a plan...how to ask them NOT to bring bread basket... calories & carbs high ... WAS tough...will try again next time I eat out with this person.

    Haha! I’m doing the slow & steady :)
    🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢
    I’m just happy I was in 💚five out of seven days!!!

    2/5 💚 back on track
    2/6 💚yay, a new low!
    2/7 💚friend lunch ok, healthy place
    0.2 lb away !!!!!!!! YAY!
    2/8 💚 157.4, a month ago 163
    2/9 💚
    2/10 friend travel💚
    2/11 friend travel💚

    2/12 friend travel💚
    2/13💚
    2/14 valentines celeb.💚

    2/15 💚getting back on track!
    2/16 💚 when my life is routine, all is easy. Travel, celebrations still through me off. Reminding myself it has not been 1 year yet. I’m figuring it out. BMI just hit 24.0. Back to the mid-23’s for me!
    2/17 💚
    2/18 💚
    YAY! Curbed the runaway train in a couple of days!!

    2/19 💚
    2/20 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/21 ❌❌❌⚠️ turning it around
    2/22 ❌❌❌⚠️ ugh
    2/23 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/24 💚 BETTER
    2/25 💚

    2/26❌❌❌⚠️
    2/27❌❌❌⚠️
    2/28❌❌❌❌⚠️eeps
    2/29❌❌❌⚠️

    February 21/29 days 💚


    MARCH
    3/1 to 3/5 💚💚💚💚💚
    3/6 ❌❌❌⚠️ 160.2
    3/7 💚
    3/8💚
    3/9 ❌❌❌❌⚠️
    3/10💚
    3/11 to 3/31
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    March 29/31 days!!

    4/1 - 4/7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/8 - 4/14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/15 - 4/21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    4/22 💚
    4/23
    4/24
    4/25 ONE YEAR MAINTENANCE anniversary!

    4/26
    4/27
    4/28
    4/29
    4/30

    22/22 days! Going for 30/30 in April!

    44 day streak!

    Changed Maintenance Range to
    “IN the 150’s”
    That’s more than good enough.💚
    THiS Keeps my head in the game.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 5,746 Member Member Posts: 5,746 Member
    Maintenance Range as of Apr 25, 2019:
    153-155
    Changed Feb 25, 2020 to “In the 150’s”💚

    KEY:
    IN THE 150’s = 💚
    🥰💪🏻🌲🦋👩🏻‍🎨 🖌
    160 = ❌❌⚠️ > 159
    161 = ❌❌❌ ⚠️ >160

    January
    1/1 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/2 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/3 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/4 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/5💚
    1/6💚
    1/7❌❌❌❌ ⚠️

    1/8 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/9 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/10 to 1/22 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚
    1/23 💚 Yay!!!
    1/24 💚
    1/25💚. Digestive...
    1/26 💚 vac 1/24-1/27 A HUGE WIN❣️
    1/27 💚
    1/28 💚

    1/29 💚
    1/30 💚 friend lunch out- did not order dessert or cornbread. 1st time success
    1/31 💚

    JANUARY 24/31 days 💚


    FEBRUARY
    2/1. 💚 YAY down over 5lbs from my Jan high weight
    2/2 💚
    2/3 💚friend lunch -> coffee -> now no food SUCCESS going to help her with a decorating question at her house instead!!
    Yay! Did it!!!! Brought an apple & kind bar. Walked there & back. Significantly better than sitting & eating/talking.

    2/4 💚 family lunch (turned into dinner) - might be tough - will formulate a plan...how to ask them NOT to bring bread basket... calories & carbs high ... WAS tough...will try again next time I eat out with this person.

    Haha! I’m doing the slow & steady :)
    🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢
    I’m just happy I was in 💚five out of seven days!!!

    2/5 💚 back on track
    2/6 💚yay, a new low!
    2/7 💚friend lunch ok, healthy place
    0.2 lb away !!!!!!!! YAY!
    2/8 💚 157.4, a month ago 163
    2/9 💚
    2/10 friend travel💚
    2/11 friend travel💚

    2/12 friend travel💚
    2/13💚
    2/14 valentines celeb.💚

    2/15 💚getting back on track!
    2/16 💚 when my life is routine, all is easy. Travel, celebrations still through me off. Reminding myself it has not been 1 year yet. I’m figuring it out. BMI just hit 24.0. Back to the mid-23’s for me!
    2/17 💚
    2/18 💚
    YAY! Curbed the runaway train in a couple of days!!

    2/19 💚
    2/20 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/21 ❌❌❌⚠️ turning it around
    2/22 ❌❌❌⚠️ ugh
    2/23 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/24 💚 BETTER
    2/25 💚

    2/26❌❌❌⚠️
    2/27❌❌❌⚠️
    2/28❌❌❌❌⚠️eeps
    2/29❌❌❌⚠️

    February 21/29 days 💚


    MARCH
    3/1 to 3/5 💚💚💚💚💚
    3/6 ❌❌❌⚠️ 160.2
    3/7 💚
    3/8💚
    3/9 ❌❌❌❌⚠️
    3/10💚
    3/11 to 3/31
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    March 29/31 days!!

    4/1 - 4/7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/8 - 4/14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/15 - 4/21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    4/22 💚
    4/23 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.0️⃣!!
    4/24
    4/25 ONE YEAR MAINTENANCE anniversary!

    4/26
    4/27
    4/28
    4/29
    4/30

    23/23 days! Going for 30/30 in April!

    45 day streak!

    Changed Maintenance Range to
    “IN the 150’s”
    That’s more than good enough.💚
    THiS Keeps my head in the game.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 5,746 Member Member Posts: 5,746 Member
    Maintenance Range as of Apr 25, 2019:
    153-155
    Changed Feb 25, 2020 to “In the 150’s”💚

    KEY:
    IN THE 150’s = 💚
    🥰💪🏻🌲🦋👩🏻‍🎨 🖌
    160 = ❌❌⚠️ > 159
    161 = ❌❌❌ ⚠️ >160

    January
    1/1 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/2 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/3 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/4 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/5💚
    1/6💚
    1/7❌❌❌❌ ⚠️

    1/8 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/9 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/10 to 1/22 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚
    1/23 💚 Yay!!!
    1/24 💚
    1/25💚. Digestive...
    1/26 💚 vac 1/24-1/27 A HUGE WIN❣️
    1/27 💚
    1/28 💚

    1/29 💚
    1/30 💚 friend lunch out- did not order dessert or cornbread. 1st time success
    1/31 💚

    JANUARY 24/31 days 💚


    FEBRUARY
    2/1. 💚 YAY down over 5lbs from my Jan high weight
    2/2 💚
    2/3 💚friend lunch -> coffee -> now no food SUCCESS going to help her with a decorating question at her house instead!!
    Yay! Did it!!!! Brought an apple & kind bar. Walked there & back. Significantly better than sitting & eating/talking.

    2/4 💚 family lunch (turned into dinner) - might be tough - will formulate a plan...how to ask them NOT to bring bread basket... calories & carbs high ... WAS tough...will try again next time I eat out with this person.

    Haha! I’m doing the slow & steady :)
    🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢
    I’m just happy I was in 💚five out of seven days!!!

    2/5 💚 back on track
    2/6 💚yay, a new low!
    2/7 💚friend lunch ok, healthy place
    0.2 lb away !!!!!!!! YAY!
    2/8 💚 157.4, a month ago 163
    2/9 💚
    2/10 friend travel💚
    2/11 friend travel💚

    2/12 friend travel💚
    2/13💚
    2/14 valentines celeb.💚

    2/15 💚getting back on track!
    2/16 💚 when my life is routine, all is easy. Travel, celebrations still through me off. Reminding myself it has not been 1 year yet. I’m figuring it out. BMI just hit 24.0. Back to the mid-23’s for me!
    2/17 💚
    2/18 💚
    YAY! Curbed the runaway train in a couple of days!!

    2/19 💚
    2/20 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/21 ❌❌❌⚠️ turning it around
    2/22 ❌❌❌⚠️ ugh
    2/23 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/24 💚 BETTER
    2/25 💚

    2/26❌❌❌⚠️
    2/27❌❌❌⚠️
    2/28❌❌❌❌⚠️eeps
    2/29❌❌❌⚠️

    February 21/29 days 💚


    MARCH
    3/1 to 3/5 💚💚💚💚💚
    3/6 ❌❌❌⚠️ 160.2
    3/7 💚
    3/8💚
    3/9 ❌❌❌❌⚠️
    3/10💚
    3/11 to 3/31
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    March 29/31 days!!

    4/1 - 4/7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/8 - 4/14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/15 - 4/21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    4/22 💚
    4/23 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.0️⃣!!
    4/24 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣
    4/25 ONE YEAR MAINTENANCE anniversary!

    4/26
    4/27
    4/28
    4/29
    4/30

    24/24 days! Going for 30/30 in April!

    46 day streak!

    Changed Maintenance Range to
    “IN the 150’s”
    That’s more than good enough.💚
    THiS Keeps my head in the game.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,046 Member Member Posts: 3,046 Member
    Happy Anniversary!
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,046 Member Member Posts: 3,046 Member

    I am in maintenance with a goal weight of 143 pounds and an allowable goal range of 140-150 pounds and an IDEAL goal range of 142 - 148. I fluctuate wildly day-to-day, and try to stay fairly steady month-to-month. I often succeed, and sometimes I am not exactly where I want to be. I will update here once per week and report my ten-day average weight.

    April 25: 2019: Ten-day average 142.9 - At goal; Ultimate final weight. I was around my lowest average weight on my entire journey. Those were good days.

    January 25: Ten-day average 142.7 - At goal; Ultimate final weight. That was nice.
    February 25: No scale; SCUBA diving in Roatan, Honduras. That was awesome.
    March 25: Ten-day average 147.1 - Getting near top of IDEAL goal range.
    April 25: Ten-day average 148.5 - Over the top of my IDEAL goal range; very close to the top of absolute max goal range. But down 0.3 from a week ago.

    Not sure if it's just the stress of "modern times" or something else. I started gaining in March, and that coincided with the start of concern about SARS-CoV-2. I have slowly continued to gain in April. At least I'm starting to gain more slowly. I keep thinking I'm hitting "the top," but then... up.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 5,746 Member Member Posts: 5,746 Member
    Maintenance Range as of Apr 25, 2019:
    153-155
    Changed Feb 25, 2020 to “In the 150’s”💚

    KEY:
    IN THE 150’s = 💚
    🥰💪🏻🌲🦋👩🏻‍🎨 🖌
    160 = ❌❌⚠️ > 159
    161 = ❌❌❌ ⚠️ >160

    January
    1/1 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/2 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/3 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/4 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/5💚
    1/6💚
    1/7❌❌❌❌ ⚠️

    1/8 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/9 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/10 to 1/22 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚
    1/23 💚 Yay!!!
    1/24 💚
    1/25💚. Digestive...
    1/26 💚 vac 1/24-1/27 A HUGE WIN❣️
    1/27 💚
    1/28 💚

    1/29 💚
    1/30 💚 friend lunch out- did not order dessert or cornbread. 1st time success
    1/31 💚

    JANUARY 24/31 days 💚


    FEBRUARY
    2/1. 💚 YAY down over 5lbs from my Jan high weight
    2/2 💚
    2/3 💚friend lunch -> coffee -> now no food SUCCESS going to help her with a decorating question at her house instead!!
    Yay! Did it!!!! Brought an apple & kind bar. Walked there & back. Significantly better than sitting & eating/talking.

    2/4 💚 family lunch (turned into dinner) - might be tough - will formulate a plan...how to ask them NOT to bring bread basket... calories & carbs high ... WAS tough...will try again next time I eat out with this person.

    Haha! I’m doing the slow & steady :)
    🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢
    I’m just happy I was in 💚five out of seven days!!!

    2/5 💚 back on track
    2/6 💚yay, a new low!
    2/7 💚friend lunch ok, healthy place
    0.2 lb away !!!!!!!! YAY!
    2/8 💚 157.4, a month ago 163
    2/9 💚
    2/10 friend travel💚
    2/11 friend travel💚

    2/12 friend travel💚
    2/13💚
    2/14 valentines celeb.💚

    2/15 💚getting back on track!
    2/16 💚 when my life is routine, all is easy. Travel, celebrations still through me off. Reminding myself it has not been 1 year yet. I’m figuring it out. BMI just hit 24.0. Back to the mid-23’s for me!
    2/17 💚
    2/18 💚
    YAY! Curbed the runaway train in a couple of days!!

    2/19 💚
    2/20 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/21 ❌❌❌⚠️ turning it around
    2/22 ❌❌❌⚠️ ugh
    2/23 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/24 💚 BETTER
    2/25 💚

    2/26❌❌❌⚠️
    2/27❌❌❌⚠️
    2/28❌❌❌❌⚠️eeps
    2/29❌❌❌⚠️

    February 21/29 days 💚


    MARCH
    3/1 to 3/5 💚💚💚💚💚
    3/6 ❌❌❌⚠️ 160.2
    3/7 💚
    3/8💚
    3/9 ❌❌❌❌⚠️
    3/10💚
    3/11 to 3/31
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    March 29/31 days!!

    4/1 - 4/7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/8 - 4/14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/15 - 4/21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    4/22 💚
    4/23 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.0️⃣!!
    4/24 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣

    4/25 💚💚💚ONE YEAR MAINTENANCE anniversary!💚💚💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣❣️🦋🌻

    4/26
    4/27
    4/28
    4/29
    4/30

    25/25 days! Going for 30/30 in April!

    47 day streak!

    Changed Maintenance Range to
    “IN the 150’s”
    That’s more than good enough.💚
    THiS Keeps my head in the game.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 5,746 Member Member Posts: 5,746 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    Happy Anniversary!

    Thank you @mtaratoot ❣️❣️❣️
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 5,746 Member Member Posts: 5,746 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    I am in maintenance with a goal weight of 143 pounds and an allowable goal range of 140-150 pounds and an IDEAL goal range of 142 - 148. I fluctuate wildly day-to-day, and try to stay fairly steady month-to-month. I often succeed, and sometimes I am not exactly where I want to be. I will update here once per week and report my ten-day average weight.

    April 25: 2019: Ten-day average 142.9 - At goal; Ultimate final weight. I was around my lowest average weight on my entire journey. Those were good days.

    January 25: Ten-day average 142.7 - At goal; Ultimate final weight. That was nice.
    February 25: No scale; SCUBA diving in Roatan, Honduras. That was awesome.
    March 25: Ten-day average 147.1 - Getting near top of IDEAL goal range.
    April 25: Ten-day average 148.5 - Over the top of my IDEAL goal range; very close to the top of absolute max goal range. But down 0.3 from a week ago.

    Not sure if it's just the stress of "modern times" or something else. I started gaining in March, and that coincided with the start of concern about SARS-CoV-2. I have slowly continued to gain in April. At least I'm starting to gain more slowly. I keep thinking I'm hitting "the top," but then... up.

    @mtaratoot

    COVID is playing a part for me.
    Neg:
    1. Having to stock up on food is not good for me.
    2. Getting food cues from store/delivery websites is not good for me.
    3. & a few others

    POS:
    1. Not being able to eat out is helping me.
    2. Taking longer, harder, steeper hikes with my husband is helping me.

    All in all, I am doing better since COVID weight wise & stength wise, but the quality of my foods may be down a bit.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 5,746 Member Member Posts: 5,746 Member
    Maintenance Range as of Apr 25, 2019:
    153-155
    Changed Feb 25, 2020 to “In the 150’s”💚

    KEY:
    IN THE 150’s = 💚
    🥰💪🏻🌲🦋👩🏻‍🎨 🖌
    160 = ❌❌⚠️ > 159
    161 = ❌❌❌ ⚠️ >160

    January
    1/1 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/2 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/3 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/4 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/5💚
    1/6💚
    1/7❌❌❌❌ ⚠️

    1/8 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/9 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/10 to 1/22 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚
    1/23 💚 Yay!!!
    1/24 💚
    1/25💚. Digestive...
    1/26 💚 vac 1/24-1/27 A HUGE WIN❣️
    1/27 💚
    1/28 💚

    1/29 💚
    1/30 💚 friend lunch out- did not order dessert or cornbread. 1st time success
    1/31 💚

    JANUARY 24/31 days 💚


    FEBRUARY
    2/1. 💚 YAY down over 5lbs from my Jan high weight
    2/2 💚
    2/3 💚friend lunch -> coffee -> now no food SUCCESS going to help her with a decorating question at her house instead!!
    Yay! Did it!!!! Brought an apple & kind bar. Walked there & back. Significantly better than sitting & eating/talking.

    2/4 💚 family lunch (turned into dinner) - might be tough - will formulate a plan...how to ask them NOT to bring bread basket... calories & carbs high ... WAS tough...will try again next time I eat out with this person.

    Haha! I’m doing the slow & steady :)
    🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢
    I’m just happy I was in 💚five out of seven days!!!

    2/5 💚 back on track
    2/6 💚yay, a new low!
    2/7 💚friend lunch ok, healthy place
    0.2 lb away !!!!!!!! YAY!
    2/8 💚 157.4, a month ago 163
    2/9 💚
    2/10 friend travel💚
    2/11 friend travel💚

    2/12 friend travel💚
    2/13💚
    2/14 valentines celeb.💚

    2/15 💚getting back on track!
    2/16 💚 when my life is routine, all is easy. Travel, celebrations still through me off. Reminding myself it has not been 1 year yet. I’m figuring it out. BMI just hit 24.0. Back to the mid-23’s for me!
    2/17 💚
    2/18 💚
    YAY! Curbed the runaway train in a couple of days!!

    2/19 💚
    2/20 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/21 ❌❌❌⚠️ turning it around
    2/22 ❌❌❌⚠️ ugh
    2/23 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/24 💚 BETTER
    2/25 💚

    2/26❌❌❌⚠️
    2/27❌❌❌⚠️
    2/28❌❌❌❌⚠️eeps
    2/29❌❌❌⚠️

    February 21/29 days 💚


    MARCH
    3/1 to 3/5 💚💚💚💚💚
    3/6 ❌❌❌⚠️ 160.2
    3/7 💚
    3/8💚
    3/9 ❌❌❌❌⚠️
    3/10💚
    3/11 to 3/31
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    March 29/31 days!!

    4/1 - 4/7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/8 - 4/14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/15 - 4/21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    4/22 💚
    4/23 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.0️⃣!!
    4/24 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣

    4/25 💚💚💚ONE YEAR MAINTENANCE anniversary!💚💚💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣❣️🦋🌻

    4/26💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.4️⃣
    4/27💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.8️⃣
    4/28💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.4️⃣
    4/29
    4/30

    28/28 days! Going for 30/30 in April!
    Looks like I’ll make it!!

    Note: Not eating out works for me, clearly.

    50 day streak!!!!!!!!!!!

    Changed Maintenance Range to
    “IN the 150’s”
    That’s more than good enough.💚
    THiS Keeps my head in the game.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 5,746 Member Member Posts: 5,746 Member
    Maintenance Range as of Apr 25, 2019:
    153-155
    Changed Feb 25, 2020 to “In the 150’s”💚

    KEY:
    IN THE 150’s = 💚
    🥰💪🏻🌲🦋👩🏻‍🎨 🖌
    160 = ❌❌⚠️ > 159
    161 = ❌❌❌ ⚠️ >160

    January
    1/1 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/2 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/3 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/4 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/5💚
    1/6💚
    1/7❌❌❌❌ ⚠️

    1/8 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/9 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/10 to 1/22 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚
    1/23 💚 Yay!!!
    1/24 💚
    1/25💚. Digestive...
    1/26 💚 vac 1/24-1/27 A HUGE WIN❣️
    1/27 💚
    1/28 💚

    1/29 💚
    1/30 💚 friend lunch out- did not order dessert or cornbread. 1st time success
    1/31 💚

    JANUARY 24/31 days 💚


    FEBRUARY
    2/1. 💚 YAY down over 5lbs from my Jan high weight
    2/2 💚
    2/3 💚friend lunch -> coffee -> now no food SUCCESS going to help her with a decorating question at her house instead!!
    Yay! Did it!!!! Brought an apple & kind bar. Walked there & back. Significantly better than sitting & eating/talking.

    2/4 💚 family lunch (turned into dinner) - might be tough - will formulate a plan...how to ask them NOT to bring bread basket... calories & carbs high ... WAS tough...will try again next time I eat out with this person.

    Haha! I’m doing the slow & steady :)
    🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢
    I’m just happy I was in 💚five out of seven days!!!

    2/5 💚 back on track
    2/6 💚yay, a new low!
    2/7 💚friend lunch ok, healthy place
    0.2 lb away !!!!!!!! YAY!
    2/8 💚 157.4, a month ago 163
    2/9 💚
    2/10 friend travel💚
    2/11 friend travel💚

    2/12 friend travel💚
    2/13💚
    2/14 valentines celeb.💚

    2/15 💚getting back on track!
    2/16 💚 when my life is routine, all is easy. Travel, celebrations still through me off. Reminding myself it has not been 1 year yet. I’m figuring it out. BMI just hit 24.0. Back to the mid-23’s for me!
    2/17 💚
    2/18 💚
    YAY! Curbed the runaway train in a couple of days!!

    2/19 💚
    2/20 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/21 ❌❌❌⚠️ turning it around
    2/22 ❌❌❌⚠️ ugh
    2/23 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/24 💚 BETTER
    2/25 💚

    2/26❌❌❌⚠️
    2/27❌❌❌⚠️
    2/28❌❌❌❌⚠️eeps
    2/29❌❌❌⚠️

    February 21/29 days 💚


    MARCH
    3/1 to 3/5 💚💚💚💚💚
    3/6 ❌❌❌⚠️ 160.2
    3/7 💚
    3/8💚
    3/9 ❌❌❌❌⚠️
    3/10💚
    3/11 to 3/31
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    March 29/31 days!!

    4/1 - 4/7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/8 - 4/14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/15 - 4/21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    4/22 💚
    4/23 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.0️⃣!!
    4/24 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣

    4/25 💚💚💚ONE YEAR MAINTENANCE anniversary!💚💚💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣❣️🦋🌻

    4/26💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.4️⃣
    4/27💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.8️⃣
    4/28💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.4️⃣
    4/29💚
    4/30

    29/29 days! Going for 30/30 in April!
    Looks like I’ll make it!!

    Note: Not eating out works for me, clearly.

    51 day streak!!!!!!!!!!!

    Changed Maintenance Range to
    “IN the 150’s”
    That’s more than good enough.💚
    THiS Keeps my head in the game.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 5,746 Member Member Posts: 5,746 Member
    Maintenance Range as of Apr 25, 2019:
    153-155
    Changed Feb 25, 2020 to “In the 150’s”💚

    KEY:
    IN THE 150’s = 💚
    🥰💪🏻🌲🦋👩🏻‍🎨 🖌
    160 = ❌❌⚠️ > 159
    161 = ❌❌❌ ⚠️ >160

    January
    1/1 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/2 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/3 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/4 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/5💚
    1/6💚
    1/7❌❌❌❌ ⚠️

    1/8 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/9 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/10 to 1/22 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚
    1/23 💚 Yay!!!
    1/24 💚
    1/25💚. Digestive...
    1/26 💚 vac 1/24-1/27 A HUGE WIN❣️
    1/27 💚
    1/28 💚

    1/29 💚
    1/30 💚 friend lunch out- did not order dessert or cornbread. 1st time success
    1/31 💚

    JANUARY 24/31 days 💚


    FEBRUARY
    2/1. 💚 YAY down over 5lbs from my Jan high weight
    2/2 💚
    2/3 💚friend lunch -> coffee -> now no food SUCCESS going to help her with a decorating question at her house instead!!
    Yay! Did it!!!! Brought an apple & kind bar. Walked there & back. Significantly better than sitting & eating/talking.

    2/4 💚 family lunch (turned into dinner) - might be tough - will formulate a plan...how to ask them NOT to bring bread basket... calories & carbs high ... WAS tough...will try again next time I eat out with this person.

    Haha! I’m doing the slow & steady :)
    🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢
    I’m just happy I was in 💚five out of seven days!!!

    2/5 💚 back on track
    2/6 💚yay, a new low!
    2/7 💚friend lunch ok, healthy place
    0.2 lb away !!!!!!!! YAY!
    2/8 💚 157.4, a month ago 163
    2/9 💚
    2/10 friend travel💚
    2/11 friend travel💚

    2/12 friend travel💚
    2/13💚
    2/14 valentines celeb.💚

    2/15 💚getting back on track!
    2/16 💚 when my life is routine, all is easy. Travel, celebrations still through me off. Reminding myself it has not been 1 year yet. I’m figuring it out. BMI just hit 24.0. Back to the mid-23’s for me!
    2/17 💚
    2/18 💚
    YAY! Curbed the runaway train in a couple of days!!

    2/19 💚
    2/20 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/21 ❌❌❌⚠️ turning it around
    2/22 ❌❌❌⚠️ ugh
    2/23 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/24 💚 BETTER
    2/25 💚

    2/26❌❌❌⚠️
    2/27❌❌❌⚠️
    2/28❌❌❌❌⚠️eeps
    2/29❌❌❌⚠️

    February 21/29 days 💚


    MARCH
    3/1 to 3/5 💚💚💚💚💚
    3/6 ❌❌❌⚠️ 160.2
    3/7 💚
    3/8💚
    3/9 ❌❌❌❌⚠️
    3/10💚
    3/11 to 3/31
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    March 29/31 days!!

    4/1 - 4/7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/8 - 4/14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/15 - 4/21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    4/22 💚

    4/23 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.0️⃣!!
    4/24 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣

    4/25 💚💚💚ONE YEAR MAINTENANCE anniversary!💚💚💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣❣️🦋🌻

    4/26💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.4️⃣
    4/27💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.8️⃣
    4/28💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.4️⃣
    4/29💚
    4/30💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.8️⃣

    30/30 days! Going for 30/30 in April!
    Looks like I’ll make it!! DID IT!!!!!!!!

    Note: Not eating out works for me, clearly.

    52 day streak!!!!!!!!!!!

    Changed Maintenance Range to
    “IN the 150’s”
    That’s more than good enough.💚
    THiS Keeps my head in the game.

    IN THE 1️⃣5️⃣0️⃣’s
    Jan 24/31 days
    Feb 21/29
    Mar 29/31
    April 30/30
    May
  • threewinsthreewins Member Posts: 498 Member Member Posts: 498 Member
    I'm back. May 1st 90.4 kg
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,046 Member Member Posts: 3,046 Member
    @threewins - glad you're back! I will be reporting tomorrow, but it won't be pretty. Not at all.
  • threewinsthreewins Member Posts: 498 Member Member Posts: 498 Member
    @mtaratoot My number isn't pretty either, got distracted by the pandemic
    2nd May 90.4 kg
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,046 Member Member Posts: 3,046 Member

    I am SUPPOSED TO BE in maintenance with a goal weight of 143 pounds and an allowable goal range of 140-150 pounds and an IDEAL goal range of 142 - 148. I fluctuate wildly day-to-day, and try to stay fairly steady month-to-month. I often succeed, and sometimes I am not exactly where I want to be. I will update here once per week and report my ten-day average weight.

    May 2: 2019: I was away from my scale while rowing a raft on the Lower Owyhee River. Oh, I sure miss river trips. But my ten-day average before I left and after I came back was at 142.0 and 142.1 - At goal; Ultimate final weight and bottom of IDEAL goal range. I was around my lowest average weight on my entire journey. Those were good days. River trips!

    February 2: Ten-day average 144.7 - Just about smack in the middle of IDEAL goal range.
    March 2: Ten-day average 144.3 - Just above ultimate goal and in the lower third of IDEAL goal range.
    April 2: Ten-day average 146.1 - A third of the way to the top of my IDEAL goal range; just above the middle of absolute goal range. But down a whole pound from the previous week.
    May 2: Ten-day average 149.5 - Over the top of IDEAL goal range. I could hardly be any closer to the top of my ABSOLUTE range. I'm up a whole pound from a week ago.

    This wasn't a good week. I had three of seven days with a SCALE weight over the top of my absolute goal range. The other four days were all just a half pound or less away from the top. It's down a LITTLE bit today, so I need to keep going.

    F You SARS-CoV-2!
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