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pkweierpkweier Member Posts: 348 Member Member Posts: 348 Member
1. The aim of this thread is to have a weekly weigh-in check for some accountability and support.
2. Copy the form below by copy-pasting and edit to suit your personal schedule, then fill in your information and post each week.
3. Have a successful month, whatever your maintenance/health goal(s) may be!!

Name
Age:
Height:
Total weight lost:
Time it took to lose:Started
How long in maintenance: End
Maintenance weight range:
Average weight recorded from 2018:
Average weight recorded for 2019:

Average weight recorded from January:
Average weight recorded from February:
Average weight recorded from March:
Average weight recorded from April:
Average weight recorded from May:
Average weight recorded for June:
Average weight recorded for July:
Average weight recorded for August
Average weight recorded for September
Average weight recorded for Oct
Average weight recorded for Nov
Average weight recorded for Dec


Week of..
Aug 2
Aug 9
Aug 16
Aug 23
Aug 30



Success/Struggles:
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  • GregInORLGregInORL Member Posts: 201 Member Member Posts: 201 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 2 months
    Maintenance weight range: 145 - 149
    Average weight recorded from 2018: NA
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 168.3

    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
    Average weight recorded for June: 145.14
    Average weight recorded for July: 146.56

    Week of...
    August 2nd: 144.3 (Trend Weight: 145.8 -.6lb)

    Successes: My first meat free week. I'm still milling over what I want my relationship with meat to be. If I can meet my energy/protein requirements without it i think that's a positive. Had my highest mileage month ever at 278 miles!

    Struggles: Heat heat heat
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,321 Member Member Posts: 3,321 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 recorded from June 2020: 147.3
    Average weight recorded from July 2020: 146.2

    Average weight Week of...
    July 27 - August 2 ....... 145.1
    August 3 - 9 ................
    August 10 - 16 ............
    August 17 - 23 ............
    August 24 - 30 ............
    August 31 - Sept 6 ......

    Success of the week: I finally right in the middle of my maintenance range again. I did some reassessment of my goals, and I think I'm in a good place again. I may move a bit closer to the bottom; if not, that's fine. On a non-scale note, I made some great progress with my running setting some personal records and attaining two of my goals.

    Struggle of the week: Some silly things at work.

  • speyerjspeyerj Member Posts: 776 Member Member Posts: 776 Member
    Name Jane
    Age: 55
    Height: 5' 9''
    Total weight lost: 114 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 13 months, Started 6/3/2019
    How long in maintenance: 1 month
    Maintenance weight range:170-176
    Average weight recorded from 2018: 285
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 236.9

    Average weight recorded from January: 211
    Average weight recorded from February: 206.5
    Average weight recorded from March: 196.4
    Average weight recorded from April: 187
    Average weight recorded from May:181
    Average weight recorded for June: 178
    Average weight recorded for July: 174.8
    Average weight recorded for August
    Average weight recorded for September
    Average weight recorded for Oct
    Average weight recorded for Nov
    Average weight recorded for Dec


    Week of..
    Aug 2: 172
    Aug 9
    Aug 16
    Aug 23
    Aug 30:

    Success: Complete my learn to row class and now I officially a member of the rowing club. I went out on a solo sculling boat this morning. So beautiful and the workout kicks my butt! Also managed to celebrate by Anniversary with a lovely dinner, wine and dessert. It was a 1200 calorie meal, but didn't go over my calorie limit. The 7 mile run that morning helped.

    Struggles: Not really a struggle, but I do appear to keep losing, just slowly. I understand that happens a lot as people try to figure out their TDEE. I declared maintenance at 25.5 BMI, so if I lose 5 to 10 more pounds during maintenance, that's just fine. I adjusted my maintenance range just a tad.
  • figurethefatfigurethefat Member Posts: 650 Member Member Posts: 650 Member
    Age: 63
    Height: 159cm
    Total weight lost: 11kg
    Time it took to lose: Started April 2020
    How long in maintenance: August 2020
    Maintenance weight range: 56-57kg
    Average weight recorded for July: 57.7kg

    Just starting maintenance and weigh-in day for me is Friday

    Week of:
    August 7
    August 14
    August 21
    August 28

    Successes/Struggles: I've had good success losing weight recently and in the past but I consistently find it difficult to maintain. I seem to have a problem with going totally off the rails and eating heaps of "forbidden" foods. I'm looking forward to joining here keeping myself accountable and sharing my thoughts.
  • kgirlhartkgirlhart Member Posts: 3,736 Member Member Posts: 3,736 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
    Average weight recorded from June: 113.7
    Average weight recorded from July: 113.6


    Week of..
    Aug 2: 113.4 scale/ 113.3 trend
    Aug 9
    Aug 16
    Aug 23
    Aug 30



    Success/Struggles: Weight is staying the same. I went in for a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound after my screening mammogram a couple if weeks ago. Everything looked ok and there a re just a couple of places to watch so it is back to mammograms every 6 months. It's a pain, but beats the alternative.  No real stresses or struggles weight wise. It's been really hot in Texas, but I have still been getting my runs done and feeling good about my food and exercise balance.

    @speyerj It took me a while to finally settle at my maintenance weight.  I originally set out to lose 60 pounds and after I hit my goal I decided I needed fitness goals so I started running.  Then I just kept losing weight. It was very slow and if I had been trying to lose it I probably would have been very frustrated losing the last 20 pounds. As it was it was a little frustrating that I kept losing. But now I think I have finally found the balance. It's hard sometimes to change the mindset from losing,  but if you are very active then you may end up needing more calories than expect you will.

    @figurethefat Welcome to maintenance! It has helped me a lot this time to not have any "forbidden" foods. If it fits in my calorie goal for the day I eat whatever foods I like. I do eat a well balanced diet, but nothing is totally off limits.
  • missperfectpitchmissperfectpitch Member Posts: 334 Member Member Posts: 334 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
    Average weight recorded for June: 112.3
    Average weight recorded for July: 112.7

    Week of..
    Aug 1: 112.7 (trend 112.7)
    Aug 8:
    Aug 15:
    Aug 22:
    Aug 29:

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: I'm working on increasing my activity level/cardio a bit more each week. When I went into the office, I used to walk up and down several flights of stairs a few times per week, but since I've been working from home, I only go up stairs a couple of times a week and the difference has been noticeable, as I've felt a bit out of breath when doing so when I never used to be. I'm going to try to do a stairs workout inside my apartment complex's stairwells a couple of times per week to improve my cardio endurance/fitness. I'm also planning a couple of longish hikes with my boyfriend, and that will help get me into good shape again for hiking up hills etc. without feeling too out of breath.
  • LuciiculLuciicul Member Posts: 410 Member Member Posts: 410 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: 6 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)
    Jun 2020 average = 64.1 kgs (141.1 lbs)
    Jul 2020 average = 64.6 kgs (142.4 lbs)

    Week of..
    Aug 2 - 64.6 kgs (142.4 lbs)
    Aug 9
    Aug 16
    Aug 23
    Aug 30

    Challenges / Successes
    Nothing much to report, just putting one foot in front of the other.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 6,017 Member Member Posts: 6,017 Member
    Name: Maddie
    Age: 64
    Height: 68.5”
    Total weight lost: 78.1
    Total wt lost at maintenance: 70-78 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 2-3/4 years
    How long in maintenance: 23 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):! 158.26

    2020:
    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: 157.6
    Average weight recorded for June: 157.1
    Average weight recorded for July: 157.86

    Average weight recorded for August
    Average weight recorded for September
    Average weight recorded for Oct
    Average weight recorded for Nov
    Average weight recorded for Dec

    Week of..
    Aug 2 - 159 😳
    Aug 9
    Aug 16
    Aug 23
    Aug 30

    Successes:
    More of a deficit with calories
    Significantly more exercise
    Higher quality food choices

    Struggles:
    Scale going up
    Working to figure it out.
    159 is too close to not “In the 150’s”
    Might have to actually diet back to 157’s...
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 368 Member Member Posts: 368 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: 15 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)
    Average weight recorded for June: 48.4 kg (107 lb)
    Average weight recorded for July: 48.3 kg (106.5 lb)


    August 3rd: 47.7 kg (trend 48.3)
    August 10th:
    August 17th:
    August 24th:
    August 31st:


    Successes: I have lost a kg since last Monday – a bit lower than I was aiming for, but I have two weeks of holiday eating coming up. It only just dropped below 48 kg this morning and my trend weight is still over 48 kg so I’m happy. My average step count is over 15,000 a day (a lot of that is cardio workouts on Utube) and I have been out on my bike for at least 30 minutes every day.

    Struggles: None really. I’m joining in a planking thread and have struggled to keep motivated with that over the last few weeks but I get plenty of other exercise.

    Stay safe, stay separate.
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 368 Member Member Posts: 368 Member

    Successes/Struggles: I've had good success losing weight recently and in the past but I consistently find it difficult to maintain. I seem to have a problem with going totally off the rails and eating heaps of "forbidden" foods. I'm looking forward to joining here keeping myself accountable and sharing my thoughts.

    Maintaining is difficult but personally I don't find the idea of "forbidden foods" helpful. You are in this for the long term, try to find a way to incorporate all kinds of different foods including treats and meals out.
    I find that I yo-yo quite a bit (just a kg or two) as I'm retired and take a lot of holidays.
    Checking in with this thread every week will help you, we all have our own problems and coping strategies.

    Well done with losing weight during the Covid-19 issues.
  • 425Recess425Recess Member Posts: 61 Member Member Posts: 61 Member
    Name: Lorrraine
    Age: 72
    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 ~3 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 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
    Average weight recorded for June:115.1
    Average weight recorded for July:114.5

    Aug 3: 113.5

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week:
    I had a couple of take out meals and didn't gain. Now I have to beware. Eating more and not losing can lead me to eat even more or worse yet too much of the "not so good for me" food.
  • alligatoroballigatorob Member Posts: 347 Member Member Posts: 347 Member
    Name: Rob
    Age: 67
    Height: 5' 7"
    Total weight lost: 195 total, 155 since starting my lastest diet in May 2019
    Time it took to lose: Its been over 10 years since my 360 high, I was at 320 in May of last year when I began my current diet.
    How long in maintenance: Just starting now.
    Maintenance weight range: 160s or maybe upper 150s, not sure yet
    Average weight recorded from 2018: 320, a guess
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 260, a guess

    Average weight recorded from January: 225, a guess
    Average weight recorded from February: 215
    Average weight recorded from March: 200, a guess
    Average weight recorded from April: 190, a guess
    Average weight recorded from May: 180, a guess
    Average weight recorded for June: 170, a guess
    Average weight recorded for July:165
    Average weight recorded for August
    Average weight recorded for September
    Average weight recorded for Oct
    Average weight recorded for Nov
    Average weight recorded for Dec


    Week of..
    August 3rd: 161 lbs, no change from last week
    August 10th:
    August 17th:
    August 24th:
    August 31st:

    Success/Struggles: Still figuring out how to successfully transition to maintenance. I am a bit below 16% body fat and think I have probably lost enough weight. But I know from past experience losing it is easier than keeping it off. I am starting a reverse diet process, a few months ago I was under 1,200 calories a day, now I am up to about 1,500 and may increase again in a couple of weeks, particularly if I continue to lose weight.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,321 Member Member Posts: 3,321 Member
    @Orphia

    I look forward to reading about your continued success!
  • figurethefatfigurethefat Member Posts: 650 Member Member Posts: 650 Member
    Age: 63
    Height: 159cm
    Total weight lost: 11kg
    Time it took to lose: Started April 2020
    How long in maintenance: August 2020
    Maintenance weight range: 56-57kg
    Average weight recorded for July: 57.7kg

    Just starting maintenance and weigh-in day for me is Friday

    Week of:
    August 7 -57.1kg
    August 14
    August 21
    August 28

    Successes/Struggles: I weighed daily up until Wednesday. I think it will be difficult to only weigh once a week but that's my goal. Had a seriously bad eating day yesterday due to being down but I've listed some things to accomplish going forward to stay focussed and that should follow through to good choices for nourishment.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 6,017 Member Member Posts: 6,017 Member
    Age: 63
    Height: 159cm
    Total weight lost: 11kg
    Time it took to lose: Started April 2020
    How long in maintenance: August 2020
    Maintenance weight range: 56-57kg
    Average weight recorded for July: 57.7kg

    Just starting maintenance and weigh-in day for me is Friday

    Week of:
    August 7 -57.1kg
    August 14
    August 21
    August 28

    Successes/Struggles: I weighed daily up until Wednesday. I think it will be difficult to only weigh once a week but that's my goal. Had a seriously bad eating day yesterday due to being down but I've listed some things to accomplish going forward to stay focussed and that should follow through to good choices for nourishment.

    Hey @figurethefat !
    I’ve been in maintenance & I still weigh daily. I know opinions differ. I pay attention, though, to weekly, monthly, yearly averages! It’s just data!!
  • OrphiaOrphia Member Posts: 6,969 Member Member Posts: 6,969 Member
    Thanks, @mtaratoot

    @figurethefat

    Maintenance is all about being over and under. Think of it as 5:2 intermittent fasting or something.

    Some days are higher, some are lower. That's good.

    Try not to think of an "over" day as a bad day.

    Over is good, if you have under, and you've proved you can do under.
  • kgirlhartkgirlhart Member Posts: 3,736 Member Member Posts: 3,736 Member
    @figurethefat I also weigh daily and I find it very helpful. If you want to weigh weekly, then that's fine. But there is no reason that you "need" to weigh weekly especially if you are going to find that difficult. And @Orphia is totally right about maintenance being about being over and under. As long as you are averaging and not having more over or more under then you will maintain.
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