January 2022 Maintainers' Check-in!

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:
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Total weight lost:
Time it took to lose:
How long in maintenance:
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Average weight recorded for 2021:

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Average weight recorded for December:

Week ending:
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Jan 29:

Successes/struggles of the week:
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  • missperfectpitch
    missperfectpitch Posts: 579 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 2021: 112.5

    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
    Average weight recorded for November:112.7
    Average weight recorded for December: 112.2

    Week ending:
    Jan 1: 111.8 (trending 111.8)
    Jan 8:
    Jan 15:
    Jan 22:
    Jan 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week: My average weight for 2021 was 112.5, the very top of my maintenance range, and almost a pound more than my average weight for 2020 (which was .4 lb higher than 2019). A lot of it was the same struggle as in 2020 in finding the new normal - I'm still currently teleworking, so calorie expenditure has continued to be a bit different from previous years of going into the office and going up and down flights of stairs, standing for some hours while at the office, etc., and I've since adjusted my daily steps goal upwards slowly from 11k, where I was in previous years, to the current 14k. With more takeout meals and meals out, I've also had a lot of high water retention weeks, and have tried to account for it by adding in an additional 100-200 calories on top of my calorie estimates on days that I eat out. This year had several months of being above the top of my range, as I had some additional water weight from a medication that I started on. From the high in July (about a month after I started the new medication), I've managed to slowly get back down into my range again, hitting a low in the low 110's about 1.5 weeks ago. I'm still working on getting my average weight down to the middle of the range, not just a couple of weigh-ins here and there.

    This past week has been all over the place, from a low of 110.8 to a high of 113.8 yesterday, thanks to a nice NYE takeout meal of several courses and champagne.
  • jwcomputergirl
    jwcomputergirl Posts: 126 Member
    Name: Jan (jwcomputergirl)
    Age: 60
    Height: 5' 6"
    HEAVIEST Weight: 171.5 in April 2021
    Total weight lost: (for this current round, starting December 2020) 22.5
    Time it took to lose (for this current round): 9 Months
    How long in maintenance: 5 Days
    Maintenance weight range: 128-132

    Average weight recorded for 2018: 132.9
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 136.6
    Average weight recorded for 2020: 146.5
    Average weight recorded for 2020: 137.1

    2021
    Average weight recorded for January: 143
    Average weight recorded for February: 144
    Average weight recorded for March: 142.9
    Average weight recorded for April: 143
    Average weight recorded for May: 141
    Average weight recorded for June: 137.3
    Average weight recorded for July: 134.6
    Average weight recorded for August: 132.6
    Average weight recorded for September: 130.4
    Average weight recorded from October: 131.9
    Average weight recorded from November: 132.2
    Average weight recorded from December: 131.7

    Week ending:
    Jan 1: 131.1
    Jan 15:
    Jan 22:
    Jan 29:

    Success of the week: I made it through the holidays, staying within my goal range!
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,707 Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 71
    Height: 154 cm (5’ 0.5”)
    Total weight lost: 22.5 kg (approx. 50 lb)
    Time it took to lose: 9 months
    How long in maintenance: 32 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 for 2021 49.3 kg (109 lb)


    Average weight recorded for September 50.5 kg (111 lb)
    Average weight recorded for October 51.1 kg (112.5 lb)
    Average weight recorded for November 50 kg (110 lb)
    Average weight recorded for December 49.6 kg (109 lb)

    Jan 3rd: 49.8 kg (trend 49.7 kg)
    Jan 10th:
    Jan 17th:

    Successes/struggles:
    I was away for 3 nights over the New Year – ate all the food (2 5-course dinners and a 7-course dinner on NYE – but avoided snacking and had no alcohol except one champagne cocktail on NYE. Time will tell but I think I have negotiated Christmas and NY with minimal weight gain.
  • Suseee21
    Suseee21 Posts: 108 Member
    Name: Susan
    Age: 64
    Height: 5 ft 7 in
    Total weight lost: 80 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 4 years
    How long in maintenance: 21 months
    Maintenance weight range: 138.2-146.8

    Average weight recorded for 2018:
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    Average weight recorded for 2020: 144.6
    Average weight recorded for 2021: 142.2

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    Week ending:
    Jan 1: 143.4
    Jan 8:
    Jan 15:
    Jan 22:
    Jan 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week: too many white carbs and sweets this week, did well with sleep and exercise goals
  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 260 Member
    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 ~ 4 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 from 2021: 114.7

    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
    Average weight recorded for November 115.0
    Average weight recorded for December 115.0

    Week of:
    Jan. 3: 115.0
    Struggle: Thought I would do better last week. We had leftovers in the house and I made meals out to them. Mostly healthy but I didn't track. I shoveled snow off the driveway 5 times so skipped some of my exercise videos.

    Success: I am right at goal weight after my straying from the path plus cookies around.
  • RAxB
    RAxB Posts: 120 Member
    Name: Rachel
    Age: 35
    Height: 5’3.5
    Total weight lost: 57
    Time it took to lose: 10 months
    How long in maintenance: 1 month
    Maintenance weight range: 122-127

    Average weight recorded for December: 126.4

    Week ending:
    Jan 4: 126.0
    Jan 11:
    Jan 18:
    Jan 25:
    Jan 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week: I maintained my first month despite the holiday season! I also downloaded the happy scale app to better keep track of the blips.

    It’s getting pretty cold and snowy here so running outside with the jogging stroller is getting harder. I’m debating joining a gym, but now seems like the worst time!
  • Luannelizabeth
    Luannelizabeth Posts: 51 Member
    Name:Luanne
    Age: 67
    Height: 5'4"
    Total weight lost:35 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 8 months
    How long in maintenance: 3 months
    Maintenance weight range: 151-156

    Average weight recorded for January:

    Week ending:
    Jan 1: 154
    Jan 8:
    Jan 15:
    Jan 22:
    Jan 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week: I munched on holiday snacks my husband and I made. When I realized he wasn't eating the cookies, I chucked out the rest. I continued to walk or bicycle almost every day.
  • missperfectpitch
    missperfectpitch Posts: 579 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 2021: 112.5

    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
    Average weight recorded for November:112.7
    Average weight recorded for December: 112.2

    Week ending:
    Jan 1: 111.8 (trending 111.8)
    Jan 8: 111.6 (trending 111.7)
    Jan 15:
    Jan 22:
    Jan 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week: Pretty consistent average weight from last week to this week, though this week didn't have as wide of a swing - lowest weight was 110.2 on Wednesday, and highest was 112.6 last Sunday (coming off a huge increase a few days before from a high-sodium/calorie/carb day, so still some water retention).
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 13,140 Member
    edited January 2022
    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 145 - 150
    Absolutely 143-153

    (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 2021 (12 months): 153.4

    Average weight recorded from December 2021: 150.4


    Average weight Week of...

    Dec 27 - Jan 2 ................. 152.0
    Jan 3 - 9 ...........................
    Jan 10 - 16 .......................
    Jan 17 - 23 .......................
    Jan 24 - 30 ......................
    Jan 31 - Feb 6 ..................


    Success of the week: Pulled the bike tube I patched and patched it AGAIN, and now it seems to hold air.

    Struggle of the week: It's pretty lame that what I wrote above was the best part of my week.

    Edit to add: I guess it's a success that my average weight this week is lower than my average weight for 2021. So there's that. Still on the outer edge of maintenance.

  • jwcomputergirl
    jwcomputergirl Posts: 126 Member
    Name: Jan (jwcomputergirl)
    Age: 60
    Height: 5' 6"
    HEAVIEST Weight: 171.5 in April 2012
    Total weight lost: (for this current round, starting December 2020) 22.5
    Time it took to lose (for this current round): 9 Months
    How long in maintenance: 4 Months
    Maintenance weight range: 128-132

    Average weight recorded for 2018: 132.9
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 136.6
    Average weight recorded for 2020: 146.5
    Average weight recorded for 2021: 137.1


    Week ending:
    Jan 1: 131.1
    Jan: 8: 131.0
    Jan 15:
    Jan 22:
    Jan 29:

    Struggles of the week: Motivation! I gotta get my mojo back. I'm recovering from bronchitis, and outdoor activity (and activity in general) has been triggering coughing attacks. But I'm on the road to recovery and looking to get back outside, back to the slopes, and also back to my indoor workouts.
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,707 Member
    @mtaratoot , hey, you made me laugh with your "success of the week" - that's good enough in my book.
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 13,140 Member
    @mtaratoot , hey, you made me laugh with your "success of the week" - that's good enough in my book.

    You have to celebrate small victories because sometimes that's all you have. It's been a tough week.
  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 260 Member
    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 ~ 4 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 from 2021: 114.7

    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
    Average weight recorded for November 115.0
    Average weight recorded for December 115.0

    Week of:
    Jan. 3: 115.0
    Jan. 10: 115.5

    Struggle: Still snacking on Christmas goodies. I still can have them once in a while in my plan but not as often as I have been doing it.

    Part success but still a struggle: I have been skipping some days of logging. Did better this week than last.

    Success: I got all four of my exercise videos in this week.
  • Suseee21
    Suseee21 Posts: 108 Member
    Name: Susan
    Age: 64
    Height: 5 ft 7 in
    Total weight lost: 80 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 4 years
    How long in maintenance: 21 months
    Maintenance weight range: 138.2-146.8

    Average weight recorded for 2018:
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    Average weight recorded for 2020: 144.6
    Average weight recorded for 2021: 142.2

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    Week ending:
    Jan 1: 143.4
    Jan 8: 143.3
    Jan 15:
    Jan 22:
    Jan 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week: struggling with keeping sodium within limits, doing well with exercise, sleep, calorie range. Feeling more confident about being able to maintain weight loss long term.
  • RAxB
    RAxB Posts: 120 Member
    Name: Rachel
    Age: 35
    Height: 5’3.5
    Total weight lost: 57
    Time it took to lose: 10 months
    How long in maintenance: 1 month
    Maintenance weight range: 122-127

    Average weight recorded for December: 126.4

    Week ending:
    Jan 4: 126.0
    Jan 11: 128.0
    Jan 18:
    Jan 25:
    Jan 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week: my weekly official weigh in dates are still getting high water weight blips. I’ve recorded on Tuesday for years, but at maintenance it REALLY fluctuates after a fun day or two on the weekend. My weekly lows are 123/124 on Thursday/Fridays so I still feel okay being here.

    After this week I’m officially done celebrating “Christmas” (last weekend was our big friend Christmas trip to a lakehouse) so next week I’ll be moving closer to a regular maintenance amount and easing on a weekly deficit to counteract the big trips/celebrations I knew where coming.

    Now the real work actually begins :)
  • Arc2Arc
    Arc2Arc Posts: 484 Member
    Name: Lorenzo
    Age: 61
    Height: 6’
    Total weight lost: 26 lbs.
    Time it took to lose: 2.5 months
    How long in maintenance: Beginning now :-)
    Maintenance weight range: 179-183

    Average weight recorded for 2018: 189 est.
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 189 est.
    Average weight recorded for 2020: 197 est.
    Average weight recorded for 2021: 203 est.

    Average weight recorded for October: 206
    Average weight recorded for November: 200
    Average weight recorded for December: 189

    Week ending:
    Jan 1: 183.5
    Jan 8: 181.5
    Jan 15:
    Jan 22:
    Jan 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week: So happy to be here! I had an accident 18 months ago that led to inactivity for an extended period. I resumed vigorous exercise nine months ago. I’m normally very active with sports/activities and conditioning however a couple of weeks ago an injury associated with the accident resurfaced. Since then I have not been able to exercise beyond indoor walking, etc. I’ll know soon whether I will need additional surgery or my issue can be rehabbed.

    During both active and inactive phases while losing my rate of loss exceeded the MFP targeted loss by 1 lb. per week. I’m presently adding calories to find what will maintain my weight. I’d like to improve and expand what I’m eating as well as make it more sustainable.
  • Luannelizabeth
    Luannelizabeth Posts: 51 Member
    edited January 2022
    Name Lesley

    Successes/struggles:

    I have no struggles connected with weight management, but I struggle with grief still.
    Success is getting through the days. Difficult times, remembering last year and our son’s last few weeks.

    I'm so sorry for your loss, Lesley. To lose a child! I have not seen any of your previous posts regarding this. Grief is a normal process and thank you for sharing it with us.

  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,707 Member
    @Luannelizabeth, thank you for your kind words. I have shared some of this story over the last two years with this group. To quote my daughter on her facebook page on Jan 1st: “2021 was the year I wish had never happened and it will always be the year we said goodbye to …. (her brother) for the last time.”

    My son died in March 2021 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in late 2019. He was only 41 years old and he had two small children. Part of the grief I feel now is knowing that those two little ones are now fatherless. His son was only 7 and his daughter only 4 when he died. The little girl will probably not remember him at all and the son will only have hazy memories.
    We are now reliving the last few weeks of his illness when he knew that the end was near, the treatment had stopped working and the medical team could only offer palliative care. He was in fact surprisingly well right up to the last few days. Unfortunately, he fell down some outside steps and was taken into hospital – where we couldn’t visit him because of the Covid rules here – and never came home. He died peacefully just before he was due to come home for his last days. His children never saw him seriously ill, he was able to talk to them and facetime and even joke with them right to the last day.

    I am lucky to have those two grandchildren and a daughter-in-law who I have grown very fond of over these last three years.
  • Arc2Arc
    Arc2Arc Posts: 484 Member
    Warm hugs Lesley. Holding space for you and wishing healing for you and your family