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  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 5,359 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,359 Member
    Orphia wrote: »
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    Struggle of the week: I might have to leave this group for a while if I can't continue maintaining.

    Hey, if it's any help, after losing 35 kg 6 years ago I put on 10 kg about 9 months ago, and have maintained since then, and am still here.

    I find being in here keeps me doing all those healthy habits that stick to maintenance.

    Maybe just aim to maintain for a while, not lose.

    Thanks for the kindness.

    The good thing is that my BMI is still several pounds inside the "healthy range." So it's not like I'm gaining HUGE amounts. But I'm for sure a little over my fairly liberal maintenance range. I was never sure if it was the "right" range, but it worked for 2.5 years until several months after everyone's lives changed from COVID. And now other crazy things in the USA.

    For now I'll keep my goal where it is, and I will stick around here and keep complaining. Thanks again for the nudge.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member, Premium Posts: 7,399 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,399 Member
    Name: Maddie
    Height: 174 cm
    Total weight lost: ~75
    Time it took to lose: 2-2/3 years
    How long in maintenance: 2-1/3 years
    Maintenance weight range: 153-155

    Average weight recorded for 2016: 228.3
    Average weight recorded for 2017: 197
    Average weight recorded for 2018: 172
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 155
    Average weight recorded for 2020: 156.8

    Avg 2021 wt recorded for Jan (so far): 154.66


    Average weight Week of...
    January 3………154.36 Trend: 154.3
    January 10…..... 154.6 Trend: 155 (top end) so Took Action!
    January 17……….154.7 Trend 155.0 (top end/take action number)
    January 24……….
    January 31………..

    Success/Struggles:
    Week ending:
    Jan 3 88 min
    Cutting back to help bursitis
    Jan 10 68 min HRV vastly higher???
    Jan 17 60min

    Cutting back daily calories because I am not burning as many calories & decreasing sugary foods for health & to reduce “mouth hunger.” Stopped purchasing “treat foods” Next will be stopping the purchase of white flour foods that also have more salt than I though - that should decrease “fake hunger” too!

    Take Care,
    Maddie
  • AshHeartsJesusAshHeartsJesus Member Posts: 372 Member Member Posts: 372 Member
    Age:33
    Height:4'11
    Total weight lost:55lbs
    Time it took to lose: 9 months
    How long in maintenance: 1 month
    Maintenance weight range: 119- 123

    Average weight recorded for 2019: n/a
    Average weight recorded for 2020: n/a

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    Average weight Week of...

    January 3………119.5
    January 10…………119.5ish I started the week at 118.5 and averaged the rest of the week from 119-120.5 🙈
    January 17……….120.5 cycle week 😧
    January 24……….
    January 31………..


    Success/Struggles:
    Success: Great workouts!
    Struggle: Girl problems 👎

    LORD JESUS guide 💛

    edited January 19
  • charmmethcharmmeth Member Posts: 742 Member Member Posts: 742 Member
    Name: Charlotte
    Age: 56
    Height: 5'11" (180cm)
    Maintenance range: 75kg (+/- 2.5 kg)

    Weight lost: 86kg to 80 kg (January-August 2012); 85 kg to 69 kg (October 2014 - March 2016); 88kg to present weight (May 2020 - now)
    maintained (i.e. was below 77.5 kg, and mostly below 75 kg) from February 2015-July 2017; was then put on a medication and gained 2 kg in a month; went on sabbatical (away from scales; lots of conference meals); hit (peri-)menopause and lost track of things except to note that I was steadily gaining and back to 85/86 kg.
    Lost to 81 kg at Easter 2020 (top of normal bmi for me), but then gained back to 88 kg in April/May (Easter egg binge; lock down closed the pool...).
    Average weight October 2014 - September 2015: 75.72 kg
    Average weight October 2015 - September 2016: 72.33 kg
    Average weight October 2016 - September 2017: 76.82 kg - monthly average within maintenance range (74.82 - 77.86 kg) for the first 10 months, then >79 kg in August and September
    Average weight October 2017 - March 2018: 80.90 kg
    April 2018-April 2020: no data
    Average weight 22 May - 31 December 2020: 80.83 kg

    Average weight recorded for May 2020 (22.-31.5.2020): 87.15 kg
    Average weight recorded for June: 85.31 kg
    Average weight recorded for July: 83.12 kg
    Average weight recorded for August: 81.07 kg
    Average weight recorded for September: 79.59 kg
    Average weight recorded for October: 77.81 kg
    Average weight recorded for November: 76.67 kg
    Average weight recorded for December: 75.93 kg

    Weight / seven day rolling average:
    5 January: 75.7 kg (167 lb) / rolling 7-day average 76.04 kg
    12 January: 75.3 kg (166 lb) / rolling 7-day average 75.41 kg
    19 January: 76.9 kg (170 lb) / rolling 7-day average 76.14 kg
    26 January:

    Average weight recorded for January 2021 currently: 75.83 kg

    I have been in my maintenance range since late October, and hit my goal weight of 75kg just after Christmas, rather to my surprise. I plan to maintain for a while at 75 kg, and then perhaps adjust my maintenance weight down to 72 kg (+/- 2.5 kg). However, given how long it took me to lose from 77.5 kg, I am wondering if this range is too large. Ideally I would like my rolling averages to be coming out as 75 kg +/- 0.5 kg, and I about 1kg off this at the moment.

    Successes/struggles: Up quite a lot this week, though still in my maintenance range. I have been eating too much of the chocolate left over from Christmas, and I need to start logging my food again. I have started exercising again, so hope it will be down again tomorrow/next week.

    edited January 19
  • 425Recess425Recess Member Posts: 96 Member Member Posts: 96 Member
    Name: Lorrraine
    Age: 73
    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 from 2020: 115.0

    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
    Average weight recorded for August:114.0
    Average weight recorded for September:115.0
    Average weight recorded for October:114.7
    Average weight recorded for November:115.6
    Average weight recorded for December 116.5

    Jan 4: 116.5
    Jan 11: 116.5
    Jan 17: 116.0

    Struggle: I did pretty good until this weekend and especially yesterday. I was on a Zoom working retreat from 8:30 to 5:00, then a Family Zoom get together, and finally another Zoom meeting. This is unusual for me and I wonder how those who do Zoom all day for their jobs do it. There was no exercise and I don't remember what I ate. Not good.

    Success: I am down .5lb. Of course, not very meaningful but it feels better than the other way. :smile:
  • reversemigrationreversemigration Member Posts: 168 Member Member Posts: 168 Member
    Name: Ben
    Age: 51
    Height: 6'
    Total weight lost: ~65 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 8 months
    How long in maintenance: Since ~ August 2018
    Maintenance weight range: 160-168

    Average weight recorded for 2019: 162.8
    Average weight recorded for 2020: 162.1

    Week of:
    January 3rd: 162.1 (trend 161.8)
    January 10th: 159 (trend 161.4)
    January 17th: 158.8 (trend 159.9)

    Challenges: The weight trend is a bit lower than I'd like, though mostly due to a GI bug. The same lingering bug has cut into my exercise, though I'm still managing 20+K/day steps. There's a temptation to use high-calorie treats to bridge the calorie gap, but for the most part I've resisted.

    Successes: One new year's resolution has been to eat lower on the food chain and reduce my carbon footprint (with a splash of health/ethical concerns.) I've been doing mostly fruits and vegetables with some fish and shellfish and haven't felt particularly deprived. So far, so good.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member, Premium Posts: 7,399 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,399 Member
    425Recess wrote: »
    Name: Lorrraine
    Age: 73
    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 from 2020: 115.0

    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
    Average weight recorded for August:114.0
    Average weight recorded for September:115.0
    Average weight recorded for October:114.7
    Average weight recorded for November:115.6
    Average weight recorded for December 116.5

    Jan 4: 116.5
    Jan 11: 116.5
    Jan 17: 116.0

    Struggle: I did pretty good until this weekend and especially yesterday. I was on a Zoom working retreat from 8:30 to 5:00, then a Family Zoom get together, and finally another Zoom meeting. This is unusual for me and I wonder how those who do Zoom all day for their jobs do it. There was no exercise and I don't remember what I ate. Not good.

    Success: I am down .5lb. Of course, not very meaningful but it feels better than the other way. :smile:

    0.5 lb loss is great!!!!
  • AshHeartsJesusAshHeartsJesus Member Posts: 372 Member Member Posts: 372 Member
    Age:33
    Height:4'11
    Total weight lost:55lbs
    Time it took to lose: 9 months
    How long in maintenance: 1 month
    Maintenance weight range: 119- 123

    Average weight recorded for 2019: n/a
    Average weight recorded for 2020: n/a

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    Average weight Week of...

    January 3………119.5
    January 10…………119.5ish I started the week at 118.5 and averaged the rest of the week from 119-120.5 🙈
    January 17……….120.5 cycle week 😧
    January 24………. Cycled part of the week but averaged 119.5
    January 31………..


    Success/Struggles:
    Success:Great workouts
    Struggle: Few days I could have ate better nothing major though so no biggie

    LORD JESUS guide 💛



  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member, Premium Posts: 7,399 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,399 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    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:
    Ideally 142 - 148
    Absolutely 140-150

    (and STILL not sure those are the right answers)


    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 2020 (12 months): 147.1

    Average weight recorded from December 2020: 150.9

    Average weight Week of...
    December 28 - Jan 3 ..... 153.5
    January 4 - 10 ............... 154.4
    January 11 - 17 ............. 154.6
    January 18 - 24 ............. 153.8
    January 25 - 31 .............

    Success of the week: I have found a way to eat nuts without eating them all and homemade bread without eating almost the whole loaf or almost all the rolls the first day (or even several days).


    Struggle of the week: For a pleasant change, nothing really. Write THAT one down in the calendar, because it's rare. Even still being above my maintenance range isn't bothering me because I'm coming back into it.

    @mtaratoot Im thrilled for you! Very inspiring!

    Hoping I will be as successful in the coming weeks!
  • speyerjspeyerj Member Posts: 1,086 Member Member Posts: 1,086 Member
    Name: Jane
    Age: 55
    Height: 5'9''
    Total weight lost: ~125
    Time it took to lose: 16 months
    How long in maintenance: 6 months
    Maintenance weight range: 160 -166

    Average weight recorded for 2019: 247
    Average weight recorded for 2020: 181

    Average weight recorded for October 2020: 164.3
    Average weight recorded for November 2020: 165.3
    Average weight recorded for December 2020:163.8

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    Average weight Week of...

    January 2: 165
    January 9: 164.5
    January 16:164.3
    January 23: 163.1
    January 30


    Success/Struggles: Not a single daily weight above 165 this week. (That hasn't happened since before Christmas.) Also, I cooked a lot of fabulous but calorie dense dinners that I had been wanting to make and managed to fit them into my calorie and macro limits by logging them at the start of the day and eating accordingly. It's the late night snacking that has been my downfall. So instead, I've been having a cup of herbal tea (Sweet Spicy tea is my favorite) when I get a snack attack after dinner and that has helped. Coming to terms this week that the diet never ends. Constant vigilance is the price of maintenance. Thanks for the support and advice last week.
  • kgirlhartkgirlhart Member Posts: 4,024 Member Member Posts: 4,024 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: 113 - 118 lbs

    Average weight recorded from 2018: 118.8
    Average weight recorded from 2019: 115.2
    Average weight recorded from 2020: 113.6


    Average weight recorded from September: 113.3
    Average weight recorded from October:113.4
    Average weight recorded from November:  114.1
    Average weight recorded from December: 114.0

    Week of...


    January 3: 113.2 scale/ 114.4 trend
    January 10: 114.0 scale/ 114.4 trend
    January 17: 113.0 scale/114.4 trend
    January 24: 114.0 scale/114.6 trend
    January 31:


    Success/Struggles: Not much to report this week.  My weight is up and down in my range as expected. 
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