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  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,069 Member Member Posts: 3,069 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 recorded from February 2020: 144.2
    Average weight recorded from March 2020: 145.9
    Average weight recorded from April 2020: 148.5
    Average weight recorded from May 2020: 149.2

    Average weight Week of...
    June 1 - 7 ....... 148.6
    June 8 - 14 ....... 147.3
    June 15 - 21 .......
    June 22 - 28 .......
    June 29 - July 5 .......


    Success of the week: Yesterday was the first day since April 22 that my trends were all within my ideal six-pound maintenance range. They never went outside of my ten-pound absolute maintenance range even though several daily weights did. The trends/averages got close, but never out. That's a big success. An even better success was when the next day the scale was up, it didn't phase me at all because the trends are still down.

    Struggle of the week: I am still concerned about stress eating in part about the pandemic. I still have a few pounds to get my weight stable at the middle or bottom of my ideal goal range, and it does seem to be a struggle sometimes. This is the flip side of my big success this week.

    See you next week!


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  • LuciiculLuciicul Member Posts: 395 Member Member Posts: 395 Member
    Name: Luciicul
    Age: 41
    Height: 169 cm (5'7")
    Total weight lost: 55.4 kg (122 lbs)
    Time it took to lose: 11 months
    How long in maintenance: 5 months (06/01/20)
    Maintenance weight range: 63-66 kg (139-145.5lbs)

    Monthly Averages:
    Jan 2020 average = 64.9 kgs (143.1 lbs)
    Feb 2020 average = 65.1 kgs (143.5 lbs)
    Mar 2020 average = 66.5 kgs (146.6 lbs)
    Apr 2020 average = 65.7 kgs (144.8 lbs)
    May 2020 average = 64.9 kgs (143.0 lbs)

    Week of..
    June 7 64.7kgs (142.6 lbs)
    June 14 63.5kgs (140.0 lbs)
    June 21
    June 28

    Successes/challenges
    Success is I've continued eating as planned and maintained weight. Last week I did an extended fast (72 hrs), aiming for increased autophagy benefits - hadn't done one this long since early January. Am back in a better routine with getting up earlier, going to bed earlier, daily exercise.

    Challenges: I'm in a bad habit losing too much time to facebook! I'm also a bit indecisive about how to optimise what I'm doing. I've shifted my goal weight/range down a little bit (not sure how low to go), unsure about the right balance of different types of exercise (used to do a mix of running, walking, bodyweight HIIT, yoga; now I'm doing qigong every day, run once a week, walk a couple days) for best health and wellbeing, unsure of best fasting protocols for my current goals. Lose time to researching these ideas, but still none the wiser.

  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 5,763 Member Member Posts: 5,763 Member
    Name: Maddie
    Age: 64
    Height: 68.5”
    Total weight lost: 78.1 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 3-1/3 years
    How long in maintenance: almost 14 months
    Maintenance weight range: “In the 150’s”

    Average wt. recorded from 2018: 168
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 155
    Avg. wt recorded for 2020 (so far):! 158.23

    Average wt recorded from January: 159.5
    Average weight recorded from February: 159
    Average weight recorded from March: 158.7
    Average weight recorded from April: 157.5
    Average weight recorded from May: 157.58
    Average weight recorded for June: 157.07 (so far)
    Average weight recorded for July:
    Average weight recorded for August
    Average weight recorded for September
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    Average weight recorded for Nov
    Average weight recorded for Dec


    Week of..
    June 7 157.77💚
    June 14 156.37💚 BMI 23.45
    June 21
    June 28

    Successes: I’m maintaining! Thrilled!

    Struggles: none exercise, food, or scale related.

  • 425Recess425Recess Member Posts: 53 Member Member Posts: 53 Member
    Name: Lorrraine
    Height: 5'4"
    Total weight lost: 50 lb.
    Time it took to lose: Over years with ups/downs
    How long in maintenance: at current weight ~2 years - 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 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
    Average weight recorded for February: 115
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.5
    Average weight recorded for April:116.1
    Average weight recorded for May 115.2

    June 1 114.5
    June 8 115.5
    June 15 115.5

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week:
    I gained a couple #s after the lockdown. So I lowered my calorie goal and lost them. I have found that I have to stay at the lower calorie goal or gain. I do DVD exercises but I did work harder and longer at the gym. Also less running around at the store and using "pick-ups" plus online shopping adds to needing less calories. At least I have the tools to figure out what to do.
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  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 348 Member Member Posts: 348 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: 13 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 (107 lb)
    Average weight recorded for January: 49.8 kg (110 lb)
    Average weight recorded for February: 51.2 kg (113 lb)
    Average weight recorded for March: 50.6 kg (112 lb)
    Average weight recorded for April: 50.1 kg (110.5 lb)
    Average weight recorded for May: 49.1 kg (108 lb)

    June 1st: 48.8 kg (trend 49.1 kg)
    June 8th: 48.7 kg (trend 48.9 kg)
    June 15th: 48.7 kg (trend 48.8 kg)
    June 22nd:
    June 29th:

    Successes/struggles:
    I’ve been below 49 kg for over two weeks now, weight holding steady now. However, I don’t need to be below 48 kg (I went right down to under 47 last autumn when I was worrying about my son and it was too skinny), so I have to change my mindset. I find it difficult to adapt from watching the scale weight dropping to accepting it staying the same. Really maintenance is a juggling act gaining and losing a couple of lbs over and over.
    In a normal year I would go on holiday or short breaks, even days out and then spend a week or two losing the small increase. Now, I’m hardly going anywhere, almost all my meals are sensible home-cooked, so losing the weight I gained post-op was quite easy, but I need to stop now.

    Well, I know what to do, either eat more or exercise less, I suppose.
  • briscogunbriscogun Member Posts: 842 Member Member Posts: 842 Member
    Name: BRISCOGUN
    Age: 51
    Height: 5’ 11”
    Total weight lost: 39 LBS
    Time it took to lose: Started March 2020 (this time around)
    How long in maintenance: 1 month
    Maintenance weight range: Still working that out, but was aiming for 155ish

    Starting weight recorded from February: 190 (starting weight)
    Average weight recorded from March: 178.4
    Average weight recorded from April: 166.2
    Average weight recorded from May: 156.8
    Average weight recorded for June:

    Week of:
    June 7- 153.4
    June 14- 153.1
    June 21
    June 28

    Success/Struggles: So I’ve still been struggling with losing some weight slowly, but I think I’ve found a way to mitigate it! I’m still eating at a slight deficit each day, not because I want to, but by the time I’m done eating and adding up my calories I seem to be a bit under my goal and just not hungry. I’m even eating ice cream sandwiches at night to help close the gap! But, now that things are open again, I’ve been going out with the wife once (or twice) a week and enjoying myself. Nachos, beers, drinks, burgers, fries, you name it. Not all day plowing but a nice long afternoon out eating and drinking. This seems to be helping to “balance” out my small daily deficit by eating about 1,000 calories over once a week. And it’s fun! Yay! Benefits of maintenance, right? You can eat more!
  • reversemigrationreversemigration Member Posts: 158 Member Member Posts: 158 Member
    Name: Ben
    Age: 51
    Height: 6'
    Total weight lost: ~65 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: 162.6
    Average weight recorded for January: 162.2
    Average weight recorded for February: 161.4
    Average weight recorded for March: 160.4
    Average weight recorded for April: 160.7
    Average weight recorded for May: 160

    Week of:
    June 1st: 156.8 (trend 159.8)
    June 7th: 154.8 (trend 158)
    June 16th: 160 (trend 160.6)

    Challenges: Finally having enough free time and mental space to check back in here. Dad passed away at the beginning of last week, and while there were some very lovely moments and meetings in the days afterwards, the plague has definitely changed these sorts of life moments. Thank you for your kind words from last month @425Recess and @Rachelmilloy - I appreciate your support. Having more on my plate (literally and figuratively), being on the road several times over the last month, and being out of my usual routine made eating well and exercising more difficult.

    Successes: I managed to get out for a run at least six days a week, kept my activity/steps high, and my weight generally in check. Not to say I didn't have times when I ate the wrong quality of stuff in the wrong quantities, but I've been able to limit it to a day or two and balance out the extra calories later.

    Hang in there, everyone!
  • kristen8000kristen8000 Member Posts: 718 Member Member Posts: 718 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
    Average weight recorded for February: 143.4
    Average weight recorded for March:
    142.5
    Average weight recorded for April: 143.5
    Average weight recorded for May: 145.7

    Week of...
    June 7th: 145.1 (Trend Weight 145.5)
    June 14th: 147.7 (Trend Weight 146.9)
    June 21st: 146.6 (Trend Weight 146.7)

    Successes/Struggles: Scale is down a bit...I'm feeling fine, my clothes still fit, so I'm giving myself some grace. Crazy to think though that I've gained 4lbs in quarantine. Still a tad under my goal though. Maybe this working at home and rarely going out is bad for my health?

    We also recently installed a fence in our backyard. Which is great and our dog loves it, but it's making me lazy...less walking with her means less exercise.

    Let's see what this week brings! Hope everyone is hanging in there.


  • GregInORLGregInORL Member Posts: 194 Member Member Posts: 194 Member
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'8"
    Starting Weight: 220+
    Total weight lost: 70 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 4 months (February - June 2019)
    How long in maintenance: 1 year
    Maintenance weight range: 145 - 149
    Average weight recorded from 2018: NA
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 168.3


    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
    Average weight recorded for February: 145.6
    Average weight recorded for March: 147.4
    Average weight recorded for April: 144.9
    Average weight recorded for May: 144.24

    Week of

    June 7: 143.7 (Trend Weight: 144.4 +.3)
    June 14: 147.3 (Trend Weight: 145.0 +.6)
    June 21: no weigh in (Trend Weight: 144.9 -.1)
    June 28:


    I slept like crap and didn’t feel great this morning so I didn’t weigh in. I weighed in most days this week though so trend alone is fine.
    I’m moving towards a more plant based diet, at least to try. Starting with being veggie at home once I’ve gotten through what’s in my fridge. If that works well I might take that to always. Not sure. Trying new sources of protein which is kind of fun!
    Runs have been going great! Feeling really strong and seem to be on track to meet 200+ miles

  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,069 Member Member Posts: 3,069 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 recorded from February 2020: 144.2
    Average weight recorded from March 2020: 145.9
    Average weight recorded from April 2020: 148.5
    Average weight recorded from May 2020: 149.2

    Average weight Week of...
    June 1 - 7 ....... 148.6
    June 8 - 14 ....... 147.3
    June 15 - 21 ....... 147.3
    June 22 - 28 .......
    June 29 - July 5 .......


    Success of the week: My weight trend has continued to moderate back towards my goal, and it's back to where it was April 14, about a week earlier than it was a week ago. I also had an epiphany I posted about in another discussion that had to do with finding an old document that showed my weight about 30 years ago, and it's right above my current goal and smack in the middle of my maintenance range. This helped me realize I'm still successful even though my mass increased in March and April.

    Struggle of the week: Two days with scale weight outside my ideal maintenance range, and a couple other disappointing surprises. Still well within the larger 10-pound range that I'm feeling I should pay more attention to.



  • kgirlhartkgirlhart Member Posts: 3,669 Member Member Posts: 3,669 Member
    Name: Kathryn
    Age: 52
    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 from January: 114.2
    Average weight recorded from February: 113.6
    Average weight recorded from March 113.3
    Average weight recorded from April: 113.7
    Average weight recorded from May: 113.8


    Week of..
    June 7: 112.8 scale/ 113.5 trend
    June 14: 113.0 scale/ 113.4 trend
    June 21: 114.2 scale/ 113.8 trend
    June 28

    Success/Struggles: Weight is up a bit this week, but still staying relatively stable. Just typical fluctuations.  I had pizza and seafood this weekend which are both pretty high sodium meals for me. So I'm not worried about a little bump up.
  • missperfectpitchmissperfectpitch Member Posts: 324 Member Member Posts: 324 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 January: 111.9
    Average weight recorded for February: 111.3
    Average weight recorded from March: 110.3
    Average weight recorded from April: 109.7
    Average weight recorded for May: 110.9

    Week of..
    June 6: 112.1 (trend 111.8)
    June 13: 111.3 (trend 111.5)
    June 20: 112.2 (trend 111.9)
    June 27:

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: My weight was on the high side of my range, but mostly due to TOM and a couple of high sodium meals this week. I think I'm going to try to get outside a bit more to take advantage of the nice weather these days.
  • LuciiculLuciicul Member Posts: 395 Member Member Posts: 395 Member
    Name: Luciicul
    Age: 41
    Height: 169 cm (5'7")
    Total weight lost: 55.4 kg (122 lbs)
    Time it took to lose: 11 months
    How long in maintenance: 5.5 months (06/01/20)
    Maintenance weight range: 63-66 kg (139-145.5lbs)

    Monthly Averages:
    Jan 2020 average = 64.9 kgs (143.1 lbs)
    Feb 2020 average = 65.1 kgs (143.5 lbs)
    Mar 2020 average = 66.5 kgs (146.6 lbs)
    Apr 2020 average = 65.7 kgs (144.8 lbs)
    May 2020 average = 64.9 kgs (143.0 lbs)

    Week of..
    June 7 64.7kgs (142.6 lbs)
    June 14 63.5kgs (140.0 lbs)
    June 21 64.3kgs (141.8 lbs)
    June 28

    Successes/challenges
    Still eating well, exercising regularly (though not as intensely) , intermittent fasting and maintaining! Still need to improve my sleep and cut back on social media.
  • GregInORLGregInORL Member Posts: 194 Member Member Posts: 194 Member
    Luciicul wrote: »
    Name: Luciicul

    Successes/challenges
    Still eating well, exercising regularly (though not as intensely) , intermittent fasting and maintaining! Still need to improve my sleep and cut back on social media.

    Sleep is so big. Really trying to get closer to 8 most days and not getting there as often as I'd like
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 348 Member Member Posts: 348 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: 13 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 (107 lb)
    Average weight recorded for January: 49.8 kg (110 lb)
    Average weight recorded for February: 51.2 kg (113 lb)
    Average weight recorded for March: 50.6 kg (112 lb)
    Average weight recorded for April: 50.1 kg (110.5 lb)
    Average weight recorded for May: 49.1 kg (108 lb)

    June 1st: 48.8 kg (trend 49.1 kg)
    June 8th: 48.7 kg (trend 48.9 kg)
    June 15th: 48.7 kg (trend 48.8 kg)
    June 22nd: 48.2 kg (trend 48.6 kg)
    June 29th:

    Successes/struggles: Scale still dropping – is that a success? (or a struggle?) I need to relax, change my mindset, have more treats, get less obsessive about exercise.
    Well, we have a couple of short breaks booked in the motorhome in July, perhaps that will help me get back to some normality.
  • 425Recess425Recess Member Posts: 53 Member Member Posts: 53 Member
    Name: Lorrraine
    Height: 5'4"
    Total weight lost: 50 lb.
    Time it took to lose: Over years with ups/downs
    How long in maintenance: at current weight ~2 years - 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 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
    Average weight recorded for February: 115
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.5
    Average weight recorded for April:116.1
    Average weight recorded for May 115.2

    June 1 114.5
    June 8 115.5
    June 15 115.5
    June 22 115.5

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week:
    I'm doing okay, following my meal plans, staying close to calorie goal but I don't have the wiggle room that I use to have. I had a beer Friday out on my deck with husband on nice sunny afternoon and it put be way over my calorie goal. A couple of those in a week and I start to gain. Should I try to get more exercise in? Should I lower my calorie goal? Not sure.
  • kgirlhartkgirlhart Member Posts: 3,669 Member Member Posts: 3,669 Member
    @425Recess I"m the same height and about the same weight as you. 115.5 puts you at 19.7 BMI which is on the lower end. I'm pretty active so I have a hard time seeing how one beer can put you way over your calorie goal. I would think that if you aren't very active then you must be eating at a pretty low daily calorie goal. If so then I would probably try going for an extra walk or something on days I wanted a little extra. Or maybe try eating a little lower 3 or 4 days a week so you can have more on the weekend. And if 115 is too hard (mentally) to maintain you have plenty of room to gain a few pounds and still be quite slim for your height.
  • briscogunbriscogun Member Posts: 842 Member Member Posts: 842 Member
    Name: BRISCOGUN
    Age: 51
    Height: 5’ 11”
    Total weight lost: 40 LBS
    Time it took to lose: Started March 2020 (this time around)
    How long in maintenance: 1 month+
    Maintenance weight range: Still working that out (Maybe 150-155?)

    Starting weight recorded from February: 190.2 (starting weight)
    Average weight recorded from March: 178.4
    Average weight recorded from April: 166.2
    Average weight recorded from May: 156.8


    Week of:
    June 7- 153.4
    June 14- 153.1
    June 21- 151.4

    Success/Struggles: Fitting into my new shorts and shirts is a nice bonus. Still losing a bit of weight though, even with my new “blow out” days. Average weight is down this week from week prior. Bought some higher calorie alternative foods last Friday so I’ll see if that helps a bit.
  • 425Recess425Recess Member Posts: 53 Member Member Posts: 53 Member
    @kgirlhart You're right. One beer won't make me overweight though in my heavier days I would say this one cookie won't hurt but there were too many of those "one cookie" times. Right now, to maintain my weight - something I want to do - I have to kept my calories at a level lower than pre-pandemic days and that's my complaint. If I want a beer now and then or cookies, I have to increase my exercise. Happily, over the years I have learned that I do have a choice. That's significant.
  • KHMcGKHMcG Member Posts: 570 Member Member Posts: 570 Member
    Name: Kevin
    Age: 48
    Height: 5 9"
    Total weight lost: 35 lbs
    Time it took to lose:Started April 2016
    How long in maintenance: End May 2020
    Maintenance weight range: 167 -170
    Average weight recorded from 2018: 180
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 178

    Average weight recorded from January: 180
    Average weight recorded from February: 177
    Average weight recorded from March: 175
    Average weight recorded from April: 171
    Average weight recorded from May:169
    Average weight recorded for June: 169
    Average weight recorded for July:
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    Average weight recorded for September
    Average weight recorded for Oct
    Average weight recorded for Nov
    Average weight recorded for Dec


    Week of..
    June 7: 169
    June 14: 169
    June 21: 169
    June 28: 168.5

    Success/Struggles: First time trying maintenance. So far so good. Also really happy with muscle development. Added 1/2" to biceps and 1" to shoulders since end of April.
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