November 2021 Maintainers' Check-in!

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  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 264 Member
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    My husband isn't a traveler either. One of the first trips that he said he couldn't go (he has reasons and I can accept that) I decided to go anyway. The first night there, I was at a restaurant that got very full so I invited an older couple to share a table with me. They were residents and told me all about the history of the area. When I told them why I was there alone, the women said she was felt the same way as my husband and her husband said he goes on his own or with his kids. They made me feel so good about my decision. Not only that, they paid for my dinner! Since then, until the Pandemic hit, I have taken a trip on my own every year. By the way, my husband and I have been happily married for 53 years.
  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 264 Member
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    Name: Lorraine
    Age: 74
    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 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
    Average weight recorded for May: 114.5
    Average weight recorded for June: 114.5
    Average weight recorded for July 114.4
    Average weight recorded for August 113.5
    Average weight recorded for September 113.9
    Average weight recorded for October 114.4

    Week of:
    Nov. 1: 115
    Nov. 8: 115.5
    Nov. 15: 115
    Nov. 22: 115

    Success: Very successful at staying at my goal weight! I do have ups and downs during the week but on Monday, I am right on target.

    Struggle: Missed my Pilates this week. If I end missing one of my video exercises, it is usually Pilates. My abs need those exercises the most but I like them the least. :smile:
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,756 Member
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    @mtaratoot and @425Recess, I’m sure you both mean well but you don’t understand all the circumstances.
    I have been away on my own in the past but I did not want to be on my own for this holiday because: 1) the particular hotel and resort in Lanzarote is not a wonderful exciting place, the weather is warmer than here in the UK but it’s not exactly tropical and 2) I do not want to spend so much time on my own just 8 months after my son died, I would have had too much time to dwell on stuff.
    I was hoping the holiday would be a break and be good for my mental health at this time but going on my own is a very different proposition.

    I have asked him to think seriously about the next two holidays we have booked – back to the Canaries in February and Kos in May.

    ETA As I said before " if the last 2 years of heartache and grief have taught me anything it’s to go forward, look for the positives and not to dwell on the might-have-beens."
  • missperfectpitch
    missperfectpitch Posts: 584 Member
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    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
    Average weight recorded for May: 112.4
    Average weight recorded for June: 113.1
    Average weight recorded for July: 113.8
    Average weight recorded for August: 113.6
    Average weight recorded for September: 113
    Average weight recorded for October: 112.6

    Week ending:
    Nov 6: 111.9 (trending 112.1)
    Nov 13: 112.9 (trending 112.6)
    Nov 20: 113.2 (trending 112.9)
    Nov 27: 112.9 (trending 112.8)

    Successes/struggles of the week: Higher than I would've liked, but also not too bad after Thanksgiving. I lost water weight from Monday through Friday (114 down to 111.4), so my weight didn't end up going up after Thanksgiving. Of course, after having sushi yesterday, my weight went back up 2 pounds today. I did pretty well with workouts and steps, including getting about 25.5k steps so far for today.
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 13,356 Member
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    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 147 - 153
    Absolutely 145-155

    (Updated goals up a few pounds versus the last couple years, 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 recorded from May 2021: 154.6
    Average weight recorded from June 2021: 155.1
    Average weight recorded from July 2021: 155.9
    Average weight recorded from August 2021: 154.1
    Average weight recorded from September 2021: 153.0
    Average weight recorded from October 2021: 151.3


    Average weight Week of...

    Nov 1 - 7 ......................... 151.1
    Nov 8 - 14 ....................... 151.3
    Nov 15 - 21 ..................... 151.0
    Nov 22 - 28 ..................... 150.7
    Nov 29 - Dec 4 ...............



    Success of the week: Extra relaxation. I made it through a very lazy week of vacation without sabotaging my efforts. There was even a holiday in there with plenty of tasty foods; I even made three batches of cornbread for friends and neighbors.

    Struggle of the week: With no plans (as intended) it was hard to get motivated to do very much. Then again, sometimes it's really good to just take a week and luff. I haven't done that in ages.

  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 11,034 Member
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    Name: Maddie
    Height: turns out I’m 5’8” 8/28/21
    Total weight lost: ~73
    Time it took to lose: 2yr 8 months
    How long maintenance: 3 Years 3 months!!!!
    Maintenance Tracking Plan for 2021: <157
    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❤️
    Average weight so far for 2021: 158.1 ❤️

    Avg wt recorded for Mar: 156.5❤️
    Avg wt recorded for April: 156.8❤️
    Avg wt recorded for May: 156.6❤️
    Avg wt recorded forJune: 157.3❤️
    Avg wt recorded for July: 158.9

    Avg wt recorded for Aug: 158.6
    Avg wt recorded for Sept: 159.36
    Avg wt recorded for Oct: 161.7
    Avg wt recorded for Nov (so far) 160.9 ❤️

    Avg weekly weights ending
    Nov 6: 161.8
    Nov 13: 161.2
    Nov 20: 160.1 ❤️
    Nov 27: 160.7 (sodium-thanksgiving)

    This is here to remind me…
    Sept 1, 2021
    This is by far the best I have ever done with maintenance in my entire life!!!!
    🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸😀😀😀😀😀🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

    My average weight for the past 3 Years has been 156.6 or a BMI of 23.8!!!!!!
    🌸🌼🌺

    I am making (slow) progress!! But I’ll never give up. …almost back in the 150’s!

    Thank you!
    🌸Maddie

  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,756 Member
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    Name Lesley
    Age: 71
    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: 30 months – 2 ½ 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 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)
    Average weight recorded for May: 49.1 kg (108 lb)
    Average weight recorded for June: 49.6 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for July 49.9 kg (110 lb)
    Average weight recorded for August 50.5 kg (111 lb)
    Average weight recorded for September 50.5 kg (111 lb)
    Average weight recorded for October 51.1 kg (112.5 lb)

    Nov 1st: 50.3 kg (trend 51 kg)
    Nov 8th: 49.9 kg (trend 50.7 kg)
    Nov 15th: 50.2 kg (trend 50.6 kg)
    Nov 22nd: 49.4 kg (trend 50.4 kg)
    Nov 29th: 49.7 kg (trend 50.2 kg)

    Successes: I’ve been back to the gym – first time since they closed in March 2020! I’ve been 3 times in the last week.
    Struggles? Getting out on my bike when it’s cold and blowing a gale!
  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 264 Member
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    Name: Lorraine
    Age: 74
    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 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
    Average weight recorded for May: 114.5
    Average weight recorded for June: 114.5
    Average weight recorded for July 114.4
    Average weight recorded for August 113.5
    Average weight recorded for September 113.9
    Average weight recorded for October 114.4

    Week of:
    Nov. 1: 115
    Nov. 8: 115.5
    Nov. 15: 115
    Nov. 22: 115
    Nov. 29: 115

    Success: My weight is always higher on Monday's, the day of my official weigh-in. Actually, that is fine. If my weight is below goal, I'll go ahead and eat the extra cookie, etc. Thanksgiving, I was 2 1/2 lb below my goal. I brought home left-over pumpkin pie and had another piece at home. It was good. :smile:

  • missperfectpitch
    missperfectpitch Posts: 584 Member
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    New thread for December is up!