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  • missperfectpitchmissperfectpitch Posts: 309Member Member Posts: 309Member Member
    Name: missperfectpitch
    Height: 5'4"
    Total weight lost: About 43 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 1 year and 2 months
    How long in maintenance: I hit my goal weight in the beginning of January 2018, but officially started maintenance in mid-March 2018 after figuring out my calories for a couple of months.
    Maintenance weight range: 108-112.5
    Average weight recorded from 2018 (12 months): 109.8
    Average weight recorded for 2019 (12 months): 111.2

    Average weight recorded for Dec 2019: 111.3
    Average weight recorded for January 2020: 111.9

    Week of..
    Feb 1: 111.5 (trend 111.7)
    Feb 8: 112.6 (trend 112.1)
    Feb 15: 111.4 (trend 111.7)
    Feb 22:
    Feb 29:

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: My average weight is back down to where it was at the beginning of the month, with the last two weigh-ins being 110.8 and 110.6, which I haven't seen since mid-January. I'm slowly but surely moving back down towards the middle of my range.
  • ang82muchang82much Posts: 30Member Member Posts: 30Member Member

    Age: 51
    Height: 162cm
    Total weight lost: 20kg
    Time it took to lose: 6 months
    How long in maintenance: 20 months
    Maintenance weight range: 51-53kg
    Average weight recorded from 2018: about 51kg once i'd finished dieting
    Average weight recorded for 2019: about 52kg

    I stacked on about 4kg over november-january when we had visitors and holidays and a lot of diversions from the normal routine, so in January and February i'm actually trying to lose it again

    Average weight recorded from January: Went from approx 55kg to 53.6kg
    Average weight recorded from February:

    Week of..
    Feb 2: 53.6kg to 53.1kg
    Feb 9: 53.3kg to 52.8kg
    Feb 16:
    Feb 23:

    Had a good disciplined week (apart from a party yesterday, but lets move on.......). Was 53.1 for quite a few days in a row but had the last two days of the week in the 52's so expecting to be there next week. I'm completely happy at this weight, but just want to continue a couple more weeks on losing mode to get a little wiggle room :)


  • ang82muchang82much Posts: 30Member Member Posts: 30Member Member

    Age: 51
    Height: 162cm
    Total weight lost: 20kg
    Time it took to lose: 6 months
    How long in maintenance: 20 months
    Maintenance weight range: 51-53kg
    Average weight recorded from 2018: about 51kg once i'd finished dieting
    Average weight recorded for 2019: about 52kg

    I stacked on about 4kg over november-january when we had visitors and holidays and a lot of diversions from the normal routine, so in January and February i'm actually trying to lose it again

    Average weight recorded from January: Went from approx 55kg to 53.6kg
    Average weight recorded from February:

    Week of..
    Feb 2: 53.6kg to 53.1kg
    Feb 9: 53.3kg to 52.8kg
    Feb 16:
    Feb 23:

    Had a good disciplined week (apart from a party yesterday, but lets move on.......). Was 53.1 for quite a few days in a row but had the last two days of the week in the 52's so expecting to be there next week. I'm completely happy at this weight, but just want to continue a couple more weeks on losing mode to get a little wiggle room :)


  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 5,372Member Member Posts: 5,372Member Member
    Name: Maddie
    Age: 63
    Height: 5’8.5”
    Total weight lost: 75.3
    Time it took to lose: 3.33 years
    How long in maintenance: Since April 25 2019 (9.5 months)

    Maintenance weight range: 153-155
    Average weight recorded from 2018 (12 months): 168
    Average weight recorded from 2019 (12 months): 155.06

    Average wt recorded from January: 159.4
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    Week ending
    Feb 1 Avg: 158.2 Trend: 158 actual: 157.8!
    Feb 8: Avg: 157.7 Trend: 157.4 actual: 157.4!
    Feb 15: Avg: 158.6 Trend: 159. actual: 160
    Feb 22: Avg: Trend: actual:
    Feb 29!! Avg: Trend: actual:

    Success(es:
    Boosted exercise further✅
    Stronger & more endurance ✅
    Not giving up & keeping perspective. ✅
    Logging everything ✅
    Sleeping well ✅

    Struggles:
    Still too much salt. ❌
    Not doing well when I eat out.❌

    Need to get back to Protein pacing- some research on negative effects of meat, fish, eggs, and milk threw me into confusion.❌
  • pkweierpkweier Posts: 335Member Member Posts: 335Member Member
    Name:Pam
    Age:61
    Height:5'5
    Total weight lost:200
    Time it took to lose:Started 1/2016
    How long in maintenance: Since 9/2017
    Maintenance weight range:130-135
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    Week of..
    Feb 2:137.4
    Feb 9:135.2
    Feb 16:135.4
    Feb 23:


    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: Up slightly which doesn't make me happy although not as much as it could have been since I was out for breakfast and dinner on Valentines Day, I thought I saved enough calories to allow for both Have to really knuckle down and loose at least 2-3 more pounds. Have a great week.
  • kristen8000kristen8000 Posts: 705Member Member Posts: 705Member Member
    Hi! My name is Kristen. And I struggle to maintain my weight. I have had great success losing/gaining, but I'm hoping this group helps me be more accountable. I weigh only 1x week on Sundays, so that's when I'll check in. My 2 goals in 2020 are to not let the scale go above 153 and weigh in EVERY Sunday for the WHOLE YEAR. This seems easy to most, but I get lazy and make excuses why I don't need to weigh in and then all of a sudden everything in my closet has shrunk. LOL

    Age: 41
    Sex: Female
    Height: 5'11"
    Total weight lost: 20 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 2 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 months
    Starting Weight: 164.8 (September 3rd, 2019)
    Goal Weight: 150 (Hit November 8th, 2019)
    Maintenance weight range: 147 - 153

    Average weight recorded for September: 160.1
    Average weight recorded for October: 154.0
    Average weight recorded for November: 149.2
    Average weight recorded for December: 146.4
    Average weight recorded for January: 145.4

    Week of...
    February 2nd: 143.7(Trend Weight 144.1)
    February 9th: 144.0(Trend Weight 144.0)
    February 16th: 142.9(Trend Weight 143.3)
    February 23rd:

    Successes: Definitely are more this week, yet saw a drop on the scale. :( I have 2 days off work this week to celebrate my BF turning 39, so maybe I'll have an off plan day or 2.

    Struggles: Not really feeling like I'm struggling, yet the scale keeps dropping. Gonna have to eat more! Which normally would be exciting, right?

    Here is to a great week!

  • GregInORLGregInORL Posts: 177Member Member Posts: 177Member Member
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'8"
    Total weight lost: 70 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 4 months (February - June 2019)
    How long in maintenance: 8 months
    Maintenance weight range: 145 - 149
    Average weight recorded from 2018: NA
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 168.3

    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
    Average weight recorded for August: 155.54
    Average weight recorded for September: 151.2
    Average weight recorded for October: 148.3
    Average weight recorded for November: 146.8
    Average weight recorded for December: 147.9
    Average weight recorded for January 146.2

    Week of
    February 2: 149.8 (Trend: 146.7)
    February 9: 145.5 (Trend: 146.6)
    February 16: 143.5 (Trend: 146.6)

    Struggles: Do you know how much running shoes cost!? 😂

    Successes:
    Managed to fit in Valentine’s Day hot pot and Korean bbq along with other dining out to celebrate and maintain.




  • mtaratootmtaratoot Posts: 2,532Member Member Posts: 2,532Member 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 2019 (12 months): 144.8

    Average weight recorded from December 2019: 145.0
    Average weight recorded from January 2020: 143.7

    Average weight Week of...
    January 27 - February 2......145.4
    February 3 - 9.....................144.1
    February 10 - 16................. 144.8
    February 17 - 23.................
    February 23 - March 1........

    Success of the week: I have been holding pretty steady. My trend weight has been fluctuating in a range less than two pounds for a few months. Today's scale weight is up from big ol' burrito (lots of salt), but I expect that to moderate and I can get that trend down about 1.2 pounds back to my goal.... again.


    Struggle of the week: Same as last week - the tenacity of the last two or three pounds above goal. But this is why having a range is so helpful; a few days up are counterbalanced by a few days down, but it's still a challenge. Same as last week, overall, still happy with maintaining in my range even though I am still maintaining with a trend just a hair above where I'd like it.

    It's really just a pound, and I have a new scale that I don't yet use that reads about a pound lower than the scale I've used six years. Two ways I could get to goal would be to either move my goal up one damn pound (I could even leave my range the same, just move the target a tiny bit) or I could just start using the new scale. Is that cheating? Maybe. For now I'm holding steady; maintaining the course so to speak.

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  • ang82muchang82much Posts: 30Member Member Posts: 30Member Member
    GregInORL wrote: »
    Age: 31

    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
    Average weight recorded for August: 155.54
    Average weight recorded for September: 151.2
    Average weight recorded for October: 148.3
    Average weight recorded for November: 146.8
    Average weight recorded for December: 147.9
    Average weight recorded for January 146.2

    wow! you had a big 2019! Congrats!
  • ang82muchang82much Posts: 30Member Member Posts: 30Member Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    HEAVIEST weight: 175.4 in early 2013.
    But this is why having a range is so helpful; a few days up are counterbalanced by a few days down
    Here's my plot - i'm same as you with trying to keep in a range (the orange box in my case). You can see things got a little out of hand at the end of last year, and i now have the last pesky couple of lbs to go to get back there - haven't mastered maintaining as well as you yet.....

  • GregInORLGregInORL Posts: 177Member Member Posts: 177Member Member
    ang82much wrote: »
    GregInORL wrote: »
    Age: 31

    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
    Average weight recorded for August: 155.54
    Average weight recorded for September: 151.2
    Average weight recorded for October: 148.3
    Average weight recorded for November: 146.8
    Average weight recorded for December: 147.9
    Average weight recorded for January 146.2

    wow! you had a big 2019! Congrats!

    Thank you. Amazing what’s possible! Hoping for an even bigger 2020 maintaining and reaching new physical heights.
  • kgirlhartkgirlhart Posts: 3,517Member Member Posts: 3,517Member Member
    Name: Kathryn
    Age: 51
    Height: 5'4"
    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 2019: 115.2

    Average weight recorded for November: 113.6
    Average weight recorded from December: 114.2
    Average weight recorded from January: 114.2

    Week of..
    Feb 2: 111.8 scale/113.3 trend
    Feb 9: 111.2 scale/ 113.2 trend
    Feb 16: 112.8 scale/ 113.5 trend
    Feb 23:


    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: Scale weight and trend are both up a little this week, so I guess I am at least getting where I need to be. My weigh-ins this week were mostly in the 114's with just one or two weight-ins a little lower. Today's weight was the lowest and Wednesday and Thursday were the highest. I'm not going to worry about it unless the trend starts to drop. As long as the trend is 113-114 then I am ok with that. I am actually ok with my scale weight going up to 119 or 120, I just would like the trend to be around 115 and I don't want it below 113.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Posts: 2,532Member Member Posts: 2,532Member Member
    ang82much wrote: »
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    HEAVIEST weight: 175.4 in early 2013.
    But this is why having a range is so helpful; a few days up are counterbalanced by a few days down
    Here's my plot - i'm same as you with trying to keep in a range (the orange box in my case). You can see things got a little out of hand at the end of last year, and i now have the last pesky couple of lbs to go to get back there - haven't mastered maintaining as well as you yet.....

    Wow! You've done way better than I have. You quickly lost 20 kilos in short order. I lost about 15 but over a longer period. One thing I've found that's comforting is that over the last 18 months, those pesky swings have become a little smaller. At least that is how I'm reading my graph. The chart I posted a week ago was from the past year. When I look at the picture going back to "the beginning," it tells a good story. Those first months of maintenance were a roller coaster. Now it's just a kiddie ride. But if I'm not vigilant, it will get scary again. Just keep doing what you're doing!

    Here's the chart back to June 2017 when I started in earnest. Note I got to my maintenance RANGE in June or July 2018, but didn't really get to my ultimate goal for a while, I kept having swings but they would come back down, and those swings did eventually get smaller:
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    Now I am sweating the small stuff.

    This is what it looks like when you aren't really making the effort you need to (back to 2013 when I was my heaviest). Blue dots are daily weights, green line is a simple ten-day rolling average calculated by Excel.
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    You can see I made a few attempts, lame for sure. Then I got serious, and it works brothers and sisters!
  • ang82muchang82much Posts: 30Member Member Posts: 30Member Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    Wow! You've done way better than I have. You quickly lost 20 kilos in short order. I lost about 15 but over a longer period.

    Ha! Well, there you're wrong, since losing slowly is better, by all accounts (i find it too hard to go slowly - i need positive vibes from my scales as frequently as possible!!)

    Love to see people's graphs - thanks for posting the other pics.

    I do believe that all these previous attempts at losing, and then somehow gaining again, have to happen for a lot of people too - you learn stuff along the way - it's called practising, and hopefully we get better with it! :)
  • LuciiculLuciicul Posts: 346Member Member Posts: 346Member Member
    Name: Luciicul
    Age: 41
    Height: 169 cm (5'6")
    Total weight lost: 55.4 kg (122 lbs)
    Time it took to lose: 11 months
    How long in maintenance: 6 weeks (06/01/20)
    Maintenance weight range: 63.5-66.5 kg (140-147 lbs) [N.B. Will reevaluate this range based on DEXA scan results - will get scan in a couple weeks time.]

    Monthly Averages:
    January 2020 average = 64.9 kgs (143.1 lbs)

    February weigh ins:
    Feb 03: 63.1 kgs (139.1 lbs)
    Feb 10: 65.5 kgs (144.4 lbs)
    Feb 17: 64.4 kgs (142.0 lbs)
    Feb 24:

    Success of the week: I'm starting to feel a bit more comfortable with maintenance. More confident that "I got this". My original weightloss came from eating liberal LCHF wholefoods and regular intermittent fasting, and I wasn't sure what balance of eating/fasting to do for maintenance (if fasting was still suitable), but what I'm trying now is to do 5 days of approx 17:7 2MAD and two days of fasting each week (the fasting days separated by eating days). If my weight drops low I can always skip some fasts until I'm back in the right range. I feel better when I get to do at least one fast a week.

    Struggle of the week: Struggles of being a parent, juggling other life responsibilities, feeling like can never get on top of everything. For two weeks my teen was doing really well trying to eat healthily (she eats so much junk normally, no matter what I do, but she set herself a goal to become healthy and made some great changes), but she threw in the towel on Valentines' day - made it her "cheat day" but then it became two days, then three days, now four days, every day going overboard because it is a "cheat day", and no end in sight... It's so obvious to me and her dad how her mood and behaviour is affected by what she eats, and of course I am concerned about her health too.
  • reversemigrationreversemigration Posts: 148Member Member Posts: 148Member Member
    Name: Ben
    Age: 51
    Height: 6'
    Total weight lost: ~60 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 8 months
    How long in maintenance: Since ~ December 2018
    Maintenance weight range: 163-168

    Average weight recorded for 2019: 162.8
    Average weight recorded for December 2019: 162.6
    Average weight recorded for January 2020: 162.2

    Week of...
    January 2nd: 159.4 (trend 161.3)
    January 9th: 158.9 (trend 161.6)
    January 17th: 158.8 (trend 161.4)

    Successes: A fairly mundane week. I hope and expect the trend line to be a little higher over this week. I finally got back into lifting again, and hope to knuckle down and be consistent.

    Have a great week, everyone!
  • SpencerportSpencerport Posts: 270Member Member Posts: 270Member Member
    Name: Spencerport
    Age: 39
    Height: 6'1"
    Total weight lost: 105lbs
    Time it took to lose: 18 months
    How long in maintenance: 3 years
    Maintenance weight range: 195-200lbs

    Week of:
    Feb 1: 200.8
    Feb 8: 201.4
    Feb 15: 201.4
    Feb 22:
    Feb 29:

    Success:
    Struggle: Migraine early in the week crippled my ability to workout.
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Posts: 301Member Member Posts: 301Member Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 69
    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: 9 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 2019 : 49.8 kg – reached goal weight in April, average since then 48.7 kg

    Average weight recorded in December 2019: 48.6 kg (107lb)
    Average weight recorded for January: 49.8 kg (110 lb)

    February 3rd: 50.9 kg
    February 10th: 50.8 kg (trend 50.5)
    February 17th: 51.8 kg (trend 50.8)
    February 24th:

    Successes/struggles: Nearly 5 weeks post-op, still making progress. I can’t do “proper” exercise but I’m walking quite a lot, up to 7,000 steps a day. I try to do seated exercises, lots of punching up to raise my heart rate and get my muscles moving. I’m on my own more now, cooking for myself, but housework is still difficult.
    My weight has fluctuated a lot over the last week – not sure what to make of today’s weight, was only 50.7 on Saturday. Trend is still under 51 kg.
  • 425Recess425Recess Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    Height: 5'4"
    Total weight lost: 50lb.
    Time it took to lose: Over years with ups/downs
    How long in maintenance: at current weight 21 months - Was on maintenance for 7 years at 125 lbs.
    Maintenance weight range: 115 +/- 2 lbs.
    Average weight recorded from 2018: Don't have the recorded number but stayed at goal.
    Average weight recorded from 2019: 114.5

    Average weight recorded for February:115.5
    Average weight recorded for March:113.5
    Average weight recorded for April:114.5
    Average weight recorded for May:113.5
    Average weight recorded for June:114.5
    Average weight recorded for July:113.5
    Average weight recorded for August:114.5
    Average weight recorded for September:114.5
    Average weight recorded for Oct:114.5
    Average weight recorded for Nov:114.5
    Average weight recorded for Dec: 115
    Average weight recorded for January: 115

    Week of..
    Feb 3 115
    Feb 10 115
    Feb 17 115
    Feb 24

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week:
    I went out to dinner with hubby for Valentine's day. It was delicious but I ate too much. I didn't log it - too complicated - but felt bloated. We have an Anniversary dinner coming up next week. Hopefully I will enjoy it but eat moderately.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 5,372Member Member Posts: 5,372Member Member
    Name: Maddie
    Age: 63
    Height: 5’8.5”
    Total weight lost: 75.3
    Time it took to lose: 3.33 years
    How long in maintenance: Since April 25 2019 (10 months)

    Maintenance weight range: 153-155
    Average weight recorded from 2018 (12 months): 168
    Average weight recorded from 2019 (12 months): 155
    Avg wt 2020 as of 02/22/20: 159

    Average wt recorded from January: 159.4
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    Week ending
    Feb 1 Avg: 158.2 Trend: 158 actual: 157.8!
    Feb 8: Avg: 157.7 Trend: 157.4 actual: 157.4!
    Feb 15: Avg: 158.6 Trend: 159. actual: 160
    Feb 22: Avg: 159.6 Trend: 160.2 actual:160.8
    Feb 29!! Avg: Trend: actual:

    Successes: not giving up, exercising, healthy foods in house, keeping perspective...

    Struggles: under the weather, some mild injuries, eating saltier foods, tired
    edited February 22
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