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May 2021 Maintainers' Check-In!

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  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 809 Member Member Posts: 809 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: 49.2 kg (trend 48.7 kg)
    May 17th: 48.8 kg (trend 48.8 kg)
    May 24th: 48.8 kg (trend 48.9 kg)

    We were away for a short break last week but the weather turned horrible so we cut short by a day. But we did have one nice day out, on our bikes, down to the sea shore. Had lunch sitting in the sun outside a pub in the harbour.
  • GregInORLGregInORL Member Posts: 226 Member Member Posts: 226 Member
    Age: 32
    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 11 months
    Maintenance weight range: 144 - 150
    Average weight recorded from 2018: NA
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 168.3
    Average weight recorded for 2020: 146.43

    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
    Average weight recorded for August: 145.83
    Average weight recorded for September: 149.33
    Average weight recorded for October: 149.95
    Average weight recorded for November:148.86
    Average weight recorded for December: 151.39
    Average weight recorded from January: 151.39
    Average weight recorded from February: 151.32
    Average weight recorded from March: 149.76
    Average weight recorded from April: 148.77

    Weigh ins
    May 3: 147.5 (↘️ .9lb) Trend 148.8 (↘️ .4lb)
    May 10: 148 (⬆️.5lb) Trend 149.1 (⬆️.3lb)
    May 17 145.1 (↘️2.9lb) Trend 148.5 (↘️ .6lb)
    May 24: 148 (⬆️2.9lb) Trend 148.6 (↗️.1lb)

    Tapering for the big race this week means a lot less activity and we essentially maintained weight. Just what I would want to do! 50 mile race this week in Bryce. Between vacation food though I do expect to be up a bit for a few weeks after. Planned fluctuations.

  • speyerjspeyerj Member Posts: 1,261 Member Member Posts: 1,261 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:
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    Average weight Week ending...

    May 8 161.1
    May 15: 163.3
    May 22: 159.2
    May 28

    Success/Struggle: Just returned from a week's vacation where I didn't log my food but I did weigh every day (I packed my scale) and kept up my exercise routine. Two weeks ago I had some unexplained weight gain - it appeared to be water retention caused by stress. Vacation was the cure and despite not eating at my best, I dropped 4 pounds last week. I need to remember this the next time I feel like I am gaining weight - is it too many calories or stress?
  • 425Recess425Recess Member Posts: 116 Member Member Posts: 116 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
    May 10: 114.0
    May 17: 114.5
    May 24: 114.5

    Success/Struggle: My schedule was over busy last week which led to less exercise but not a weight gain. BTW, my scale measures in increments of .5 which means I don't see those mini fluctuations.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member, Premium Posts: 7,924 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,924 Member
    Name: Maddie 🦄
    Height: 174 cm
    Total weight lost: ~75
    Time it took to lose: 2yr 8 months
    How long in maintenance: 2yr 9 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) : 156.03❤️

    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 avg for May (so far) 156.7 ❤️

    Avg wt Week May 1: 157.47 Trend: 156.8
    Avg wt week May 9: 156.07 Trend: 155.9
    Avg wt week May 16: 156.47 Trend: 156.9
    Avg wt week May 23: 157.7 Trend: 157.8
    Avg wt week May 30: Trend:

    A lot going on: medical uncertainty, diet changes, much more sodium, and now plantar fasciitis (mild) plus house guests & I worked like a whirling dervish to make our house look really great & create a nice outdoor garden seating area. Plus created a lot of art every day in May, which was great.

    All of the above took my focus off spending the time on stats like those above. I let a lot of the routines I’ve developed over the past years slide- some for good reasons- and some because my focus was elsewhere.

    Now, with my walking reduced, house guests bring much tempting food in to my pretty bare kitchen, and a big medical test tomorrow, I’m taking it one moment at a time.

    Even at this weight, I’m doing well. I expect all will be fine once medical issue is resolved.

    BMI 23.6 🏅
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    Best to you all, my fellow warriors! BTW: warriors is not a term I use often, but we must be vigilant & push on!

    🌸🌼🌺
    Maddie
  • charmmethcharmmeth Member Posts: 885 Member Member Posts: 885 Member
    Name: Charlotte
    Age: 57
    Height: 5'11" (180cm)

    Maintenance range: 75kg (+/- 1kg)

    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 mostly 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 2020: 85.31 kg
    Average weight recorded for July 2020: 83.12 kg
    Average weight recorded for August 2020: 81.07 kg
    Average weight recorded for September 2020: 79.59 kg
    Average weight recorded for October 2020: 77.81 kg
    Average weight recorded for November 2020: 76.67 kg
    Average weight recorded for December 2020: 75.93 kg
    Average weight recorded for January 2021: 76.06 kg
    Average weight recorded for February 2021: 76.91 kg
    Average weight recorded for March 2021: 75.38 kg
    Average weight recorded for April 2021: 74.90 kg

    Weight / seven day rolling average:
    4 May: 74.8 kg (165 lb) / rolling 7-day average 74.98 kg
    11 May: 74.8 kg (165lb) / rolling 7-day average 74.86 kg
    18 May: 75.2 kg (166 lb) / rolling 7-day average 75.20 kg
    25 May: 74.3 kg (164lb) / rolling 7-day average 75.04 kg

    Average weight recorded for May 2021 currently: 75.08 kg

    Struggles: Although I am maintaining I have reset mfp to lose 0.25 kgs (ca. 0.5 lb) per week as I seemed to be starting to drift up again. That seems to be working! Oddly, although I no longer have a monthly cycle this week has felt a bit as though I did. Maybe once I am in maintenance longer time I will notice some kind of monthly fluctuation.

    Successes: It's a year this week since I reactivated my mfp account and started working on returning my weight to a normal bmi or below. In that time I have lost 13kg and reach my goal weight. I have also established a regular exercise routine. My core, arms adn shoulders are miles stronger than they were. My legs were always strong as I alked a lot and did regular ballet, but they are more toned and my whole body is also more flexible. With maintenance combined with regular exercise (including weights) I feel feel as though I am getting to know my body a lot better.

  • figurethefatfigurethefat Member Posts: 881 Member Member Posts: 881 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
    Average weight recorded for February 2021: 55.5kg
    Average weight recorded for March 2021: 55.8kg
    Average weight recorded for April 2021: 57.2kg
    Average weight recorded for May 2021: 57.9kg

    Weigh-in day for me is Friday

    Week of:
    May 7 - 57.1kg
    May 14 - 57.7kg
    May 21 - DNW
    May 28 - 58.9kg

    Hmmm...in terms of pounds I'm right on the cusp of being 130, and in kilos very close to 60. I need to hold the line here and now.
  • missperfectpitchmissperfectpitch Member Posts: 402 Member Member Posts: 402 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: 112.4 (trending 112.3)
    May 22: 112.9 (trending 112.6)
    May 29: 112.3 (trending 112.4)

    Successes/struggles of the week: My weight is still at the top of my maintenance range, though trending downwards a bit. This week, I decided to order a bunch of food for takeout as I was getting my second covid shot and wasn't sure if I would have side effects and not be able to cook much. Luckily, I didn't have anything other than just a bit of a sore arm, but I still enjoyed the takeout food anyway. Back to cooking some more things next week though.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 6,289 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,289 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 ............... 154.6
    May 17 - 23 ............... 155.0
    May 24 - 30 ............... 154.2
    May 31 - Jun 6 ............

    Success of the week: My mass is back to where it was at the beginning of the month. If you look at my mass since the beginning of the year, it's clear that I am actually maintaining.

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    Struggle of the week: If you look back to last July before "the big oops," you read a different story.


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  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member, Premium Posts: 7,924 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,924 Member
    Name: Maddie 🦄
    Height: 174 cm
    Total weight lost: ~75 (73 today)
    Time it took to lose: 2yr 8 months
    How long in maintenance: 2yr 9 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) : 156.07❤️

    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 avg for May (so far) 156.71 ❤️

    Avg wt Week May 1: 157.47 Trend: 156.8
    Avg wt week May 9: 156.07 Trend: 155.9
    Avg wt week May 16: 156.47 Trend: 156.9
    Avg wt week May 23: 157.7 Trend: 157.8
    Avg wt week May 30: 156.77 Trend: 156.2

    155.3 the past two days

    BMI 23.3🏅
    “Your BMI is 23.3, indicating your weight is in the Normal category for adults your height”

    🌸🌼🌺
    Maddie

    See you in June!
    🎶 Wishing you health & happiness! 🎶
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 6,289 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,289 Member
    speyerj wrote: »
    Coming to the realization that maintaining at or near 160 is probably just where I need to be and that pushing myself to come down 5 or 10 pounds more is just making my life harder. My BMI in between 23 and 24. I'm fit and healthy - rowing or running nearly every day. So what if I still have some jiggly bits? And who knows that will happen to those jiggly bits after another year in maintenance. So here's to self-acceptance and being happy with where I am right now.


    I think I need to adopt this attitude. A 23.5 BMI for me is about eight pounds over the goal I had attained but left behind. I may adjust my goal in a few months if I get back to September and have maintained (not gained) from where I'm at now. It seems so much easier to maintain at this level, and even a BMI of 24.0 is still within the healthy range. Maybe weighing less than I did in grad school three decades ago isn't realistic (BMI around 22.7). I'm not done trying yet, though.

    The good thing is I'm not mentally beating myself up about it. At least not that much :smile:
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 809 Member Member Posts: 809 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: 49.2 kg (trend 48.7 kg)
    May 17th: 48.8 kg (trend 48.8 kg)
    May 24th: 48.8 kg (trend 48.9 kg)
    May 31st: 49.2 kg (trend 49 kg)

    Successes/struggles:
    None really, I'm right where I want to be weight-wise maintaining OK.

    My struggles are nothing to do with weight or fitness.

    Onward into June - and we're getting some nice weather at last!
  • 425Recess425Recess Member Posts: 116 Member Member Posts: 116 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
    May 10: 114.0
    May 17: 114.5
    May 24: 114.5
    May 31: 114.5

    Success: Happily stuck at goal weight.
    Struggle: Not sleeping so good.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 6,289 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,289 Member
    425Recess wrote: »
    Success: Happily stuck at goal weight.
    Struggle: Not sleeping so good.

    Like the first. Dislike the second.

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