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May 2021 Maintainers' Check-In!

missperfectpitchmissperfectpitch Member Posts: 396 Member Member Posts: 396 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:
How long in maintenance:
Maintenance weight range:

Average weight recorded for 2018:
Average weight recorded for 2019:
Average weight recorded for 2020:

Average weight recorded for January:
Average weight recorded for February:
Average weight recorded for March:
Average weight recorded for April:

Week ending:
May 1:
May 8:
May 15:
May 22:
May 29:

Successes/struggles of the week:
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  • missperfectpitchmissperfectpitch Member Posts: 396 Member Member Posts: 396 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 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

    Average weight recorded for January: 111.6
    Average weight recorded for February: 111.7
    Average weight recorded for March: 112.2
    Average weight recorded for April: 111.3

    Week ending:
    May 1: 111.5 (trending 111.4)
    May 8:
    May 15:
    May 22:
    May 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week: I'm slowly heading back down towards the middle of my maintenance range, after increasing my daily steps goal in April. I'll see if I continue to move towards where I prefer to be in May, and if not, then I'll bump up my steps goal again. I got my first vaccine dose this week, with no side effects other than just a bit of soreness in my arm. Luckily, it wasn't too bad, and I was able to still do my workout the next day.

    I haven't been doing a lot of cooking lately, since I've been getting a lot of food from restaurants. I'm going to try to get back into cooking more often again, but continuing to support restaurants as well.
  • GigiAgape1981GigiAgape1981 Member Posts: 23 Member Member Posts: 23 Member
    @missperfectpitch I appreciate your participation on this thread! Your consistency is inspiring and helpful.
  • missperfectpitchmissperfectpitch Member Posts: 396 Member Member Posts: 396 Member
    @missperfectpitch I appreciate your participation on this thread! Your consistency is inspiring and helpful.

    Thanks! I've found that the check-in threads have been a good way to measure progress over time and have helped me to stay on track and make small adjustments as needed based on the previous weeks' or months' data (as is the case now, when I'm still figuring out my "new" maintenance while working/staying at home during the pandemic!).
  • OrphiaOrphia Member Posts: 7,030 Member Member Posts: 7,030 Member
    Name: Orphia
    Age: 54
    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: 76.5 kg
    Today’s weigh-in: 76.9 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 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 recorded from February 2021: 75.8 kg
    Average weight recorded from March 2021: 75.7 kg

    Average weight Week ending ...
    04 Apr ……….. 75.5 kg
    11 Apr ……….. 76.6 kg
    18 Apr ……….. 76.4 kg
    25 Apr ……….. 76.4 kg
    02 May ………. 76.5 kg

    Getting a bit confused about if I'm maintaining or trying to lose weight. It changes from minute to minute. But that's what maintenance is!
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 5,971 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,971 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 recorded from January 2021: 154.1 (!!!)
    Average weight recorded from February 2021: 154.8 (!!!)
    Average weight recorded from March 2021: 153.0
    Average weight recorded from April 2021: 154.2 (!!!)

    Average weight Week of...
    March 29 - April 4 ..... 153.3
    May 3 - 9 ...................
    May 10 - 16 ...............
    May 17 - 23 ...............
    May 24 - 30 ...............
    May 31 - Jun 6 ............

    Success of the week: Crunched some numbers and realized I can probably retire sooner than four years from now.

    Struggle of the week: Doesn't feel like maintenance.
  • 425Recess425Recess Member Posts: 110 Member Member Posts: 110 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 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
    Average weight recorded for January: 116.6
    Average weight recorded for February: 115.4
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.1
    Average weight recorded for April: 114.4

    May 3: 114.5

    Success: My weight has been stable towards the low side.
    Struggle: I did not log, eat, or exercise as planned. Fortunately the yard work uses calories.
  • speyerjspeyerj Member Posts: 1,246 Member Member Posts: 1,246 Member
    @charmmeth - nicely done! I want to be like you someday. :)
  • charmmethcharmmeth Member Posts: 840 Member Member Posts: 840 Member
    @speyerj, if your photo is accurate, I would love to look like you do!
  • speyerjspeyerj Member Posts: 1,246 Member Member Posts: 1,246 Member
    Awe thanks @Charmmeth! Photo is 6 months and I've lost a bit more - but those last 15 pounds all came from my top - went down 2 cup sizes, but honestly, shirts fit better now and it's easier to run, so it's all good. :)
  • missperfectpitchmissperfectpitch Member Posts: 396 Member Member Posts: 396 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 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

    Average weight recorded for January: 111.6
    Average weight recorded for February: 111.7
    Average weight recorded for March: 112.2
    Average weight recorded for April: 111.3

    Week ending:
    May 1: 111.5 (trending 111.4)
    May 8: 112.8 (trending 112.1)
    May 15:
    May 22:
    May 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week: This week, my weight jumped way up after getting Mexican food earlier in the week, and stayed there until yesterday, when the water weight dropped down a bit. I ordered some Filipino food yesterday which had a lot of sodium, and my weight was back up again this morning. Such is life in maintenance...

    I got in close to 7 miles of walking this morning, as I decided to take the long walk to my favorite bakery to pick up some delicious pastries. I've got a bit over 17k steps right now and can basically relax for the rest of the day, which is nice.
  • speyerjspeyerj Member Posts: 1,246 Member Member Posts: 1,246 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: 155- 160

    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

    Average weight recorded from January: 163.9
    Average weight recorded from February: 163.0
    Average weight recorded from March: 161.4
    Average weight recorded from April: 160.7
    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 October:
    Average weight recorded for November:
    Average weight recorded for December:


    Average weight Week ending...

    May 8 161.1
    May 15
    May 22
    May 28

    Success/Struggles: Whelp, after hitting a new average low last week I had a carb fest over the last weekend, didn't log on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. I was down to 160.2 this morning. Hopefully will claw my way back to where I was.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 5,971 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,971 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 recorded from January 2021: 154.1 (!!!)
    Average weight recorded from February 2021: 154.8 (!!!)
    Average weight recorded from March 2021: 153.0
    Average weight recorded from April 2021: 154.2 (!!!)

    Average weight Week of...
    April 26 - May 2 .........155.0
    May 3 - 9 ................... 154.7
    May 10 - 16 ...............
    May 17 - 23 ...............
    May 24 - 30 ...............
    May 31 - Jun 6 ............

    Success of the week: A little closer to maintenance range than last week, and this LATEST bounce up was smaller than the last one; I will succeed eventually.

    Struggle of the week: Still almost five pounds over the top of my maintenance range.
  • OrphiaOrphia Member Posts: 7,030 Member Member Posts: 7,030 Member
    Name: Orphia
    Age: 54
    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: 77.3 kg
    Today’s weigh-in: 77.7 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 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 recorded from February 2021: 75.8 kg
    Average weight recorded from March 2021: 75.7 kg

    Average weight Week ending ...
    02 May ………. 76.5 kg
    10 May ……….. 76.9 kg


    Struggles: A week of constipation has bumped up my average. Plus, I’m in denial about overeating some days.

    Success: Ran/walked my fastest 5 km in nearly a year. Yay.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member, Premium Posts: 7,776 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,776 Member
    Name: Maddie 🦄
    Height: 174 cm
    Total weight lost: ~75
    Time it took to lose: 2yr 8 months
    How long in maintenance: 2yr 8.25 months ❤️
    Maintenance Tracking Plan for 2021: <157 average monthly values

    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) : 155.92❤️

    Avg 2021 wt recorded for Jan: 154.95❤️
    Avg 2021 wt recorded for Feb: 155.5 ❤️
    Avg 2021 wt recorded for Mar: 156.5 ❤️
    Avg 2021 wt recorded for April:156.7 ❤️
    Avg 2021 wt recorded for May (so far): 156.05❤️

    Avg wt Week May 1: 157.47 Trend: 156.8
    Avg wt week May 5: 156.22 Trend: 156.3
    Avg wt week May 9: 156.07 Trend: 155.9
    Avg wt week May 16: Trend:
    Avg wt week May 23: Trend:
    Avg wt week May 30: Trend:

    Successes: Beginning to feel better & see improvements. I’ll likely be better in another 0.5-1 week. 🤞🏻

    Struggles: Losing weight due to restricted food choices & a Crohn’s flare is not a good thing. This is only my 2nd flare in 25 years, but the last one was a December 2020.

    Keeping my spirits up, but part of me is saying “Really?! After walking daily for 3+ years, eating carefully, not eating out, etc. & maintaining my weight, this is the ‘thanks’ I get!!!” 😄

    This, too, shall pass.

    Maddie
    We really are warriors.

  • AshHeartsJesusAshHeartsJesus Member Posts: 416 Member Member Posts: 416 Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 70
    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: 24 months – 2 years!!
    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 for 2020 49.3 kg (109 lb)

    Average weight recorded for November: 48.6 kg (107 lb)
    Average weight recorded for December: 48.5 kg (107 lb)
    Average weight recorded for January: 47.9 kg (106 lb)
    Average weight recorded for February: 47.7 kg (105 lb)
    Average weight recorded for March: 47.6 kg (105 lb)
    Average weight recorded for April: 48.4 kg (107 lb)
    May 3rd: 49.2 kg (trend 48.5 kg)
    May 10th:
    May 17th:
    May 24th:

    Successes/struggles:
    Here we are in a new month, new beginning. I weighed myself on Saturday morning and saw a spike up to just under 50 kg. It has come down since. I lost weight in the first two/three months of the year, dropping below my preferred maintenance range. My DIL was worried about me but I told her it was only temporary, caused by stress. I have been gaining weight through April, and am happy where I am now.

    I am devasted by the loss of my son but the stress of knowing he was sick and watching him deteriorate is over now. Grief has different effects and I am working at dealing with it.

    I’ve had a tough time recently and it will take a long time to get back to some approximation of normality but I can try to focus on myself for a while.

    My goals for May include exercise and nutrition, but I also intend to reach out to a support group and/or counselling.

    I'm posting this on Thursday - four days late - because I've been away from my laptop and using the phone is not easy.

    I am so sorry for your loss I can't imagine the grief and pain huge hugs and prayers!
    LORD JESUS guide and comfort 💙
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