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  • 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
    Jan 25: 117.5

    Struggle: I thought I was doing pretty good but a meal out and the weight jumped up. Trying not to be discouraged but at the same time, trying to rethink how to make those extra lbs go away.

    Success: I feel committed this morning - my start of the week. I am going to go for short walks every day to get my metabolism up, lowered by calories because I'm not moving as much, and tracking very accurately - no guessing.
  • 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: 2yr 5mon
    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): 154.64


    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……….155.11 Trend 155.2
    January 31………..

    Success/Struggles:
    I’m doing well...fewer calories, imprived food choices...bp is great!...maintaining the past 4-5 days, hoping scale will start sloping downwards soon. If it doesn’t by Feb 1, I will cut down more calories.

    Avg exercise Week ending:
    Jan 3 88 min
    Cutting back to help bursitis
    Jan 10 68 min HRV vastly higher???
    Jan 17 60min
    Jan 24 77 min

    Take Care,
    Maddie
  • 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: 76.6 kg (169 lb) / rolling 7-day average 76.33 kg

    Average weight recorded for January 2021 currently: 75.97 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 am still about 1kg off this at the moment.

    Successes/struggles: A lot of fluctuations this week: down to 75.5 kg, back up to 76.6 kg... I have started exercising again and I think this is my body settling in to that. I seem to be maintaining at about 76 kg and need to keep reminding myself that this is 12 kg down from where I started last May, and probably 10 kg down from where I was this time last year. So I guess the good news is that I *am* maintaining, and at a weight that is well within my normal bmi range. I am not tracking food at present, but will start again in February. (Where did January go?!?)
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 5,359 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,359 Member
    charmmeth wrote: »
    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 am still about 1kg off this at the moment.

    Successes/struggles: A lot of fluctuations this week: down to 75.5 kg, back up to 76.6 kg... I have started exercising again and I think this is my body settling in to that. I seem to be maintaining at about 76 kg and need to keep reminding myself that this is 12 kg down from where I started last May, and probably 10 kg down from where I was this time last year. So I guess the good news is that I *am* maintaining, and at a weight that is well within my normal bmi range. I am not tracking food at present, but will start again in February. (Where did January go?!?)

    In my experience, the last few pounds come off REALLY SLOW, and your experience seems the same. Also in my experience, fluctuations WAY larger than 0.5Kg are normal. I have two different ranges, an ideal and an absolute. My ideal range is about +/- 1.4Kg and absolute is +/-2.3Kg (I work in pounds). Even over short terms, I can fluctuate a whole heck of a lot. Yesterday I was up 1.4Kg and today I'm back down 0.9 of that. Others have very different experiences and can maintain within a very small range. Allegedly Fred Rogers weighed the exact same every day of his adult life. Maybe his scale was broken. You're experiencing fluctuations; don't let 'em bring you down. Give yourself a good margin of what you call success, and just be aware if things start to go awry. Yes, I kind of failed to do that, and am now working to get back into my absolute maintenance range, and I will.
  • figurethefatfigurethefat Member Posts: 806 Member Member Posts: 806 Member
    Age: 64
    Height: 159cm
    Total weight lost: 13kg
    Time it took to lose: Started April 2020
    How long in maintenance: August 2020
    Maintenance weight range: 54-55kg
    Average weight recorded for July: 57.7kg
    Average weight recorded for August: 56.9kg
    Average weight recorded for September: 56.8kg
    Average weight recorded for October: 56.5kg
    Average weight recorded for November: 56.7kg
    Average weight recorded for December: 56.9kg
    Average weight recorded for January 2021: 55.8kg

    Weigh-in day for me is Friday

    Week of:
    January 1 - 57.6kg
    January 8 - 56.0kg
    January 15 - 55.6kg
    January 22 - 54.9kg
    January 29 - 55.0kg

    Struggle/Success: I had a bad day on Thursday where I went off the rails eating. Perhaps this happened because I was restricting too much? Only 2 more days in the weight loss challenge and I"m in my desired zone (just) of 54-55kg and I'm happy with that. So ready to go back to just maintaining but good to know that I can start logging again and being more careful just in case it's necessary :-)
  • 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: 163.5


    Success/Struggles: Still maintaining, and happy to be remain the at near 163 instead of 165. Struggle this week is that my fitbit is acting up and doesn't want to sync, which means that MFP show me over my calories for the day, even though I'm not. It's just psychological because I can see on the device what my daily burn is and eat accordingly, but I hate being in the "red".
  • OrphiaOrphia Member Posts: 7,018 Member Member Posts: 7,018 Member
    Name: Orphia
    Age: 53
    Height: 176 cm
    Heaviest weight: 98.9 kg
    Total Weight lost: 35 kg
    Time it took to lose: 12 months
    How long in maintenance: Since April 2016 - but gained 10 kg March-May 2020 after massive trauma combined with COVID-19.
    Maintenance weight range: 65-75 kg (not sure what’s the right answer - been up and down in there numerous times in my life, apart from going way over 2010-2015).
    I’d like to lose a bit to get back to 70 kg, but I’m still happy at around 75 kg.

    I’m experimenting with seeing how my satiety levels are in relation to the types of foods I eat. Trying to eat more whole foods, which I’ve been getting pretty good at, and less sugar, and it’s going quite well.

    Weekly averages checking day for me is Sunday.

    Current moving average: 75.6 kg
    Today’s weigh-in: 75.1 kg
    Average weight recorded from 2015 (12 months): 85 kg
    Average weight recorded from 2016 (12 months): 64 kg
    Average weight recorded from 2017 (12 months): 64 kg
    Average weight recorded from 2018 (12 months): 65 kg
    Average weight recorded from 2019 (12 months): 65 kg

    Average weight recorded from December 2019: 65 kg
    Average weight recorded from January 2020: 65 kg
    Average weight recorded from February 2020: 65 kg
    Average weight recorded from March 2020: 65 kg Traumatic life events
    Average weight recorded from April 2020: 69 kg
    Average weight recorded from May 2020: 76 kg
    Average weight recorded from June 2020: 75 kg
    Average weight recorded from July 2020: 75 kg
    Average weight recorded from August 2020: 75.8 kg
    Average weight recorded from September 2020: 75.7 kg
    Average weight recorded from October 2020: 75.2 kg
    Average weight recorded from November 2020: 75.3 kg
    Average weight recorded from December 2020: 75.5 kg
    Average weight recorded from January 2021: 75.7 kg



    Average weight Week ending ...
    2 Jan……….. 75.8 kg
    10 Jan……….75.7 kg
    17 Jan……… 75.9 kg
    24 Jan………. 76.3 kg
    31 Dec……… 75.6 kg


    Struggles:
    The thing I've mentioned that was worrying me is more positive.
    Success:
    Dropped nearly a kg this week, probably in lost stress, haha. A good week.
  • missperfectpitchmissperfectpitch Member Posts: 376 Member Member Posts: 376 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 for 2018: 109.8
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 111.2
    Average weight recorded for 2020: 111.6

    Average weight recorded for June 2020: 112.3
    Average weight recorded for July 2020: 112.7
    Average weight recorded for August 2020: 112.9
    Average weight recorded for September 2020: 112.4
    Average weight recorded for October 2020: 111.7
    Average weight recorded for November 2020: 111.5
    Average weight recorded for December 2020: 112.1

    Week of..
    January 2: 111.5 (trending weight 111.8)
    January 9: 112 (trending weight 111.9)
    January 16: 111.7 (trending weight 111.8)
    January 23: 110.9 (trending weight 111.4)
    January 30: 111.7 (trending weight 111.5)

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: I've regained some motivation for my workouts, as my boyfriend is letting me borrow his barbell to test out for a few months. So far it's been about a week and I'm enjoying the variety of using it compared to dumbbells, which are what I normally use. I'm hoping that this will keep me motivated enough to put in more effort into my workouts than I've been doing over the past several months.
  • kristen8000kristen8000 Member Posts: 747 Member Member Posts: 747 Member
    Hi! My name is Kristen. And I struggle to maintain my weight. I had an amazing 2020, weight maintenance wise, and I'm hoping to keep up with it in 2021.

    Age: 42
    Sex: Female
    Height: 5'11"
    Total weight lost: 20 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 2 months
    How long in maintenance: 1 year and 3 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
    Average weight recorded for June: 146.3
    Average weight recorded for July: 148.3
    Average weight recorded for August: 147.5
    Average weight recorded for September: 147.5
    Average weight recorded for October: 145.3
    Average weight recorded for November:147.1
    Average weight recorded for December: 149.2
    Average weight recorded for 2020: 146 😁

    Week of...
    January 3rd: 151.2 (Trend: 150.5)
    January 10th: 148.6 (Trend: 149.3)
    January 17th: No Data - Vacation
    January 24th: No Data - Vacation
    January 31: 151 (Trend: 150.9)

    Successes/Struggles: Well, these past couple weeks have been eventful. With our new administration in the USA 'REALLY' wanting us to stay put, my Mom and I moved our Cancun vacation from late February to depart Jan. 16th and return before the new Covid-19 testing rules started. So what you see is a slight increase caused by a week at an all inclusive, then a week of really not wanting it to be reality!

    For someone who gets joy and motivation from the ability to travel these new rules kinda suck. And now they are working out some way too that traveling domestically will come with restrictions. So it's the snowy backdrop of gray and cold for me until who knows when.

    Hope everyone has a great week!
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 5,359 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,359 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:
    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 ............. 154.2

    Success of the week: After hitting my highest weight in two years, I've started to moderate back to where I need to be in maintenance. On to February!
  • 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: 113.8 scale/ 114.3 trend


    Success/Struggles: Things are going about the same this week . I seem to be maintaining around 114 pretty easily.  My exercise and exercise have both been pretty consistent.  So I am feeling pretty good about it.
  • 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: 2yr 5mon
    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 wt recorded for 2021 (so far) : 156.2

    Avg 2021 wt recorded for Jan: 154.95
    Avg 2021 wt recorded for Feb (so far): 156.2⚠️


    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……….155.11⚠️ Trend 155.2⚠️
    January 31………..155.49⚠️Trend:155.5⚠️


    Success/Struggles:
    Totally perplexing. Exercise is up; food is down. OK time to get serious. I will reduce calories further. Sigh. I’m back to over 90 mins / 10K steps, so I’ll stick with that.

    I guess the secret is taking action without dressing out❤️

    Avg exercise Week ending:
    Jan 3 88 min
    Cutting back to help bursitis
    Jan 10 68 min HRV vastly higher???
    Jan 17 60min
    Jan 24 77 min
    Jan 31 95 mins❤️

    Take Care,
    Maddie
  • 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)
    January 24th: 159.8 (trend 161)
    January 31st: 159.6 (trend 160.5)

    Challenges: I've kept up my steps, but my cardio sessions have slacked a bit. I had been running six days a week, but it's dropped to 4-5 days a week lately. There have been times when there's been a good reason for doing so, but I need to keep it from becoming a trend/habit.

    Successes: My trendlines are stable (though with big daily variations - a couple of pizza/treat nights make for wild swings, as I've learned that higher salt intake has more effect on me.) I'm working on turning new year's resolutions to eat lower on the food chain into a habit with some success. I've enjoyed doing some bedtime yoga/stretching as I try to expand the things in my life that make me happier and healthier.

    Have a great week, everyone!
    edited February 2
  • 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

    Average weight recorded from January:119.5ish
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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………..120.0


    Success/Struggles:
    Success:Figuring out a good workout routine just sticking to sydney's
    Struggle: My normal am I hungry or emotional/stress eating

    LORD JESUS guide 💛




    edited February 6
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