November 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:
Height:
Total weight lost:
Time it took to lose:
How long in maintenance:
Maintenance weight range:

Average weight recorded for 2020:
Average weight recorded for 2021:

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

Week ending:
Nov 5:
Nov 12:
Nov 19:
Nov 26:

Successes/struggles of the week:
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  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,055 Member
    edited November 2022
    🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬
    Name: Terri
    Age: 76
    Height: 5’2”
    Total weight lost: 89.5lbs
    Time it took to lose: 5 years
    How long in maintenance: Started maintenance August 2019
    Maintenance weight range: after going onto maintenance I continued to lose weight very slowly, so started reducing my maintenance ceiling. I am currently at a fairly steady weight.
    Initially: < 150
    Amended: < 145
    Currently: < 140
    • Average weight recap
    Average weight recorded for
    2020: 147.9
    2021: 141.8
    2022:
    Jan: 138.3
    Feb: 138.2
    Mar: 138.5
    Apr: 138.4
    May: 138.2
    Jun: 138.3
    July: 139.4 (Holiday caused uptick)
    Aug: 138.5
    Sept: 138.7
    Oct: 138.1

    • Week ending:
    Oct: 7: 138.2
    Oct 14: 138.2
    Oct 21: 137.7
    Oct 28: 137.6
    Oct 30: 137.4

    Successes
    • Planned trend towards lower end of current weight range as festive season approaches
    • Preplanning food for the day ahead
    • Healthy snacks factored into calorie budget
    • Solid Habits development
    • Maintaining focus
    • Closing Fitbit rings

    Struggles
    • avoiding over consumption of🍫🍫🍫
    • possible uptick caused by intensified strength training
    • Time pressure during semester.

  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 260 Member
    Name: Lorraine
    Age: 75
    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 ~ 5 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 November 115.0
    Average weight recorded for December 115.0
    Average weight recorded for January: 115.3
    Average weight recorded for February: 115.3
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.8
    Average weight recorded for April: 115.4
    Average weight recorded for May: 116.5
    Average weight recorded for June: 116.0
    Average weight recorded for July: 114.8
    Average weight recorded for August: 115.0
    Average weight recorded for September 114.6
    Average weight recorded for October 114.8

    Week of:
    Nov 1: 114.5

    Success/Struggles: My weighed stayed the same but didn't do very well on the rest of my goals. Missed some of my exercise routines. missed several days of logging, and had several meals that were way over my calorie limit. Keep that up and my weight will move up. :(
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,967 Member
    Name: Maddie
    Height: 5’ 8”

    Total weight lost: 70-78lbs (62 currently)
    Time it took to lose: 2-3/4 years
    In maintenance since August 26, 2018
    Maintenance weight range: 150-159.9

    Jan 1. 2016 228.3
    Avg wt 9/2017 thru 8/2018: 179.6
    Avg wt 9/2018 thru 8/2019: 155.7 ♥️
    Avg wt 9/2019 thru 8/2020: 157.6 ♥️
    Avg wt 9/2020 thru 8/2021: 155.7 ♥️
    Avg wt 9/2021 thru 8/2022: 161.3
    Avg wt 9/2022 thru 8/2023:

    Week ending:
    Nov 1: Avg Trend Wt: 166.2 BMI= 25.3
    Nov 8: Avg Trend Wt: BMI=
    Nov 15 : Avg Trend Wt: BMI=
    Nov 22 : Avg Trend Wt: BMI=
    Nov 30: : Avg Trend Wt: BMI=

    Current goal weight: 164.1 BMI: 24.9
    I have my Physical in December- I plan to be 164.1 or lower by then.

    Successes:
    1) Ate four 400-450 calorie “meals” per day
    2) I pre-logged my food for the following day beginning Oct 17. (14 days)
    3) much more sleep/ relaxing more ♥️
    4) exercise!
    5) No takeout/eating out Streak: 14 days
    6) I am now cooking double dinners every other night, planning dinners 4 days in advance.


    Struggles:
    I’m Hitting 7,500 steps daily, but haven’t
    been able to get back to 10K. I’m not giving up.

    Here’s to November! 🥂🍾
    Maddie 🌸🌸 U by
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 13,148 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 145 - 150
    Absolutely 143-153

    (STILL not sure those are the right answers)

    Weight History:
    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 January 2022: 151.8
    Average weight recorded from February 2022: 152.9
    Average weight recorded from March 2022: 151.2
    Average weight recorded from April 2022: 150.2
    Average weight recorded from May 2022: 148.6
    Average weight recorded from June 2022: 152.0
    Average weight recorded from July 2022: 153.2
    Average weight recorded from August 2022: 151.5
    Average weight recorded from September 2022: 153.9
    Average weight recorded from October 2022: 156.4

    Average weight Week of...


    October 31 - November 6 ................. 152.7
    November 3 - 9 ..................................
    November 10 - 16 ..............................
    November 17 - 23 ..............................
    November 24 - 30 .............................




    Success of the week: I have started to lose at a rapid pace. It's an anomaly because I'm sick. This is the only good thing about being a bit heavier than goal; I am not at risk of becoming underweight, at least not right away. I am just barely back into the very tip-top of my absolute maintenance range. It's good to say I've done that but...

    Struggle of the week: I got it.
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,709 Member
    Welcome Marisa! We have a little subgroup from the UAC here.

    Name Lesley
    Age: 72
    Height: 153 cm (5’ 0.5”)
    Total weight lost: 22.5 kg (approx. 50 lb)
    Time it took to lose: 9 months


    How long in maintenance: over 3 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 January 49.5 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for February 49.0 kg (108 lb)
    Average weight recorded for March 49.1 kg (108 lb)
    Average weight recorded for April 48.8 kg (108 lb)
    Average weight recorded for May 49.3 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for June 50.2 kg (111 lb)
    Average weight recorded for July 50.4 kg (111 lb)
    Average weight recorded for August 50.3 kg (111 lb)
    Average weight recorded for September 50 kg (111 lb)
    Average weight recorded for October 50.9 kg (112 lb)


    Average weight for 2022 so far: 49.8 kg (110 lb)

    Nov 7th: 50.9 kg (trend 51.1 kg)
    Nov 14th:
    Nov 21st:
    Nov 28th:
    Successes/Struggles:
    October average weight at the upper limit of my maintenance range – holidays!
    Need to get on top of this before I go away again at the end of November.
  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 260 Member
    Name: Lorraine
    Age: 75
    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 ~ 5 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 November 115.0
    Average weight recorded for December 115.0
    Average weight recorded for January: 115.3
    Average weight recorded for February: 115.3
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.8
    Average weight recorded for April: 115.4
    Average weight recorded for May: 116.5
    Average weight recorded for June: 116.0
    Average weight recorded for July: 114.8
    Average weight recorded for August: 115.0
    Average weight recorded for September 114.6
    Average weight recorded for October 114.8

    Week of:
    Nov 1: 114.5
    Nov. 7: 114.5

    Success/Struggles: My weighed stayed the same and I did better at my other goals than last week, exercise, eating the "right" foods, tracking every day. I find what is working for me now is weighing daily. If weight is a little up, I watch my intake a little closer and if down a little, I will give myself a little leave way. Nothing crazy. Just little tweaks daily. I guess if it works, it is okay.
  • 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 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
    Average weight recorded for January: 111.9
    Average weight recorded for February: 112.3
    Average weight recorded for March: 111.5
    Average weight recorded for April: 112.6
    Average weight recorded for May: 113.1
    Average weight recorded for June: 113.4
    Average weight recorded for July: 114.6
    Average weight recorded for August: 114.25
    Average weight recorded for September: 114.3
    Average weight recorded for October: 114

    Week ending:
    Nov 5: 113.5 (trending 113.8)
    Nov 12:
    Nov 19:
    Nov 26:

    Successes/struggles of the week: I went on vacation for a few days and along with that had every meal out at restaurants. I hit my daily steps goal every day, though of course I didn't do workouts. My weight has remained up since then - I was at just under 112.5 when I left, and then went up over 116 when I weighed in on my return. It'll be a struggle to get back down again, as my weight tends to remain high for about a week or more after things like this.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,967 Member
    edited November 2022
    Name: Maddie
    Height: 5’ 8”

    Total weight lost: 70-78lbs (62 currently)

    Time it took to lose: 2-3/4 years
    In maintenance since August 26, 2018
    Maintenance weight range: 150-159.9

    Jan 1. 2016 228.3
    Avg wt 9/2017 thru 8/2018: 179.6
    Avg wt 9/2018 thru 8/2019: 155.7 ♥️
    Avg wt 9/2019 thru 8/2020: 157.6 ♥️
    Avg wt 9/2020 thru 8/2021: 155.7 ♥️
    Avg wt 9/2021 thru 8/2022: 161.3
    Avg wt 9/2022 thru 8/2023:

    Week ending:
    Nov 1: Avg Trend Wt: 166.2 BMI= 25.3
    Nov 8: Avg Trend Wt: 167. BMI= 25.4
    Nov 15 : Avg Trend Wt: BMI=
    Nov 22 : Avg Trend Wt: BMI=
    Nov 30: : Avg Trend Wt: BMI=

    Current goal weight: 164.1 BMI: 24.9
    I have my Physical in December- I plan to be 164.1 or lower by then. 11/8 Update: I likely won’t hit 164.1 by then, but I’m working on it.

    Successes:
    1) Ate four 400-450 calorie “meals” per day
    2) I pre-logged my food for the following day beginning Oct 17. (22 days)
    3) much more sleep/ relaxing more ♥️
    4) exercise!
    5) No takeout/eating out Streak: 17 days
    Started counting again Nov 4: 5 days
    6) I am now cooking double dinners every other night, planning dinners 4 days in advance.
    7) Am Honestly looking at what is not going well & trying different possible solutions
    1. Eating nuts standing at pantry
    Solution, I placed a food scale in front of the nuts in the pantry.

    2. Wanting to eat when I’m Not actually hungry
    Solutions I’ve tried: more tea, more water…
    Future solutions: track time of day when I feel like this & emotions

    3. Disappointment that I haven’t been able to really get back fully into the right mindset yet.
    Solution I’m trying: Focusing on ALL that I am doing. I HAVE made progress after a long time of upwardly creeping weight. Telling myself not to minimize the progress I have made.

    Reminding myself of how sick I was & how my labs have improved. It’s worth the fight.

    Beginning…Focus on each meal first, then each day…build up slowly

    IT’s WORTH THE FIGHT.



    Struggles:
    I’m Hitting 7,500 steps daily, but haven’t
    been able to get back to 10K. I’m not giving up. 11/8 Update. My nephrologist said 7-8K (she couldn’t remember the exact number) was shown to yield benefits - my yearly average has been 7,700-7,800 steps. So I’m letting the 10K go now. I prefer to do 7.7-7.8K and then use Beat Saber or lift weights with the saved time. She also told me to stretch to help w muscle soreness.

    Here’s to November! 🥂🍾
    Maddie 🌸🌸
  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 6,124 Member
    Name: Ashley
    Age: 35
    Height: 5'9"
    Total weight lost: 130
    Time it took to lose: ~16 months
    How long in maintenance: Since June 2022
    Maintenance weight range: 160-165

    Average weight recorded for 2020: n/a
    Average weight recorded for 2021: n/a

    Average weight recorded for January: 184.2
    Average weight recorded for February: 179
    Average weight recorded for March: 171.1
    Average weight recorded for April: 168.6
    Average weight recorded for May: 165.5
    Average weight recorded for June: 163.4
    Average weight recorded for July: 163.3
    Average weight recorded for August: 165.7
    Average weight recorded for September: 169.1
    Average weight recorded for October: 170.2

    Week ending (Oct 29): 170.2
    Nov 5: 168.6
    Nov 12: 169.8
    Nov 19:
    Nov 26:

    Successes/struggles of the week:
    Did more strenuous exercise this past week. Lots of days on track. Regulated my food fairly well despite ongoing stress at work.
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,709 Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 72
    Height: 153 cm (5’ 0.5”)
    Total weight lost: 22.5 kg (approx. 50 lb)
    Time it took to lose: 9 months


    How long in maintenance: over 3 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 January 49.5 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for February 49.0 kg (108 lb)
    Average weight recorded for March 49.1 kg (108 lb)
    Average weight recorded for April 48.8 kg (108 lb)
    Average weight recorded for May 49.3 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for June 50.2 kg (111 lb)
    Average weight recorded for July 50.4 kg (111 lb)
    Average weight recorded for August 50.3 kg (111 lb)
    Average weight recorded for September 50 kg (111 lb)
    Average weight recorded for October 50.9 kg (112 lb)


    Average weight for 2022 so far: 49.8 kg (110 lb)

    Nov 7th: 50.9 kg (trend 51.1 kg)
    Nov 14th: 50.1 kg (trend 50.9 kg)
    Nov 21st:
    Nov 28th:

    Successes/Struggles:

    Quiet week at home, weight trending down.

    My Libra app had an overnight update – ugh!
  • enlightenme3
    enlightenme3 Posts: 2,485 Member
    Name: Marisa
    Age: 61
    Height: 5’7”
    Total weight lost: 35-40
    Time it took to lose: 8 months
    How long in maintenance: I hit my goal weight in April of 2022 and have been in maintenance since then.
    Maintenance weight range: 130-135 pounds

    Average weight recorded for 2020: 165 pounds
    Average weight recorded for 2021: 158 pounds

    Average weight recorded for January: 146.8
    Average weight recorded for February: 142.7
    Average weight recorded for March: 137.9
    Average weight recorded for April: 134.9
    Average weight recorded for May: 133.4
    Average weight recorded for June: 133.4
    Average weight recorded for July: 132.8
    Average weight recorded for August: 133.2
    Average weight recorded for September: 132.2
    Average weight recorded for October: 132.1

    Week ending:
    Nov 5: 133.5
    Nov 12: 132.9
    Nov 19:
    Nov 26:

    Successes/struggles of the week: I’m still eating either at the tippy top of my calorie range (including exercise calories) or going over when out at a social event. I was doing well in the past with having sweets in the house, but this last week a nibble here and there turns into a binge.
  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 260 Member
    Name: Lorraine
    Age: 75
    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 ~ 5 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 November 115.0
    Average weight recorded for December 115.0
    Average weight recorded for January: 115.3
    Average weight recorded for February: 115.3
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.8
    Average weight recorded for April: 115.4
    Average weight recorded for May: 116.5
    Average weight recorded for June: 116.0
    Average weight recorded for July: 114.8
    Average weight recorded for August: 115.0
    Average weight recorded for September 114.6
    Average weight recorded for October 114.8

    Week of:
    Nov 1: 114.5
    Nov. 7: 114.5
    Nov. 14: 115.0

    Success: I got my planned exercises in this week. I followed my meal plans pretty well.
    Struggle: I didn't track every day and I know this does make a difference. I'll try to do better this coming week.

    Success/Struggles:
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,055 Member
    edited November 2022
    🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬
    Name: Terri
    Age: 76
    Height: 5’2”
    Total weight lost: 89.5lbs
    Time it took to lose: 5 years
    How long in maintenance: Started maintenance August 2019
    Maintenance weight range: after going onto maintenance I continued to lose weight very slowly, so started reducing my maintenance ceiling. I am currently at a fairly steady weight.
    Initially: < 150
    Amended: < 145
    Currently: < 140
    • Average weight recap
    Average weight recorded for
    2020: 147.9
    2021: 141.8
    2022:
    Jan: 138.3
    Feb: 138.2
    Mar: 138.5
    Apr: 138.4
    May: 138.2
    Jun: 138.3
    July: 139.4 (Holiday caused uptick)
    Aug: 138.5
    Sept: 138.7
    Oct: 138.1

    • Week ending:
    Nov: 7: 136.9
    Nov 14: 137.3
    Nov 21:
    Nov 28:
    Nov 30:

    Successes
    • Planned trend towards lower end of current weight range as festive season approaches
    • Preplanning food for the day ahead
    • Healthy snacks factored into calorie budget
    • Solid Habits development
    • Maintaining focus
    • Closing Fitbit rings

    Struggles
    • avoiding over consumption of🍫🍫🍫
    • possible uptick caused by intensified strength training
    • Time pressure during semester.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,967 Member
    Name: Maddie
    Height: 5’ 8”

    Total weight lost: 70-78lbs (63.1 currently)

    Time it took to lose: 2-2/3 years
    In maintenance since August 26, 2018
    Under Normal BMI Aug 4, 2018 through Aug 15, 2022. Now 0.9 pounds to lose to get back into it.

    Maintenance weight range: 150-159.9 “In the 150’s” This gives me about 5 lbs before I hit Overweight BMI.

    Lifetime high 238-240
    Jan 1. 2016 228.3
    Avg wt 9/2017 thru 8/2018: 179.6
    Avg wt 9/2018 thru 8/2019: 155.7 ♥️
    Avg wt 9/2019 thru 8/2020: 157.6 ♥️
    Avg wt 9/2020 thru 8/2021: 155.7 ♥️
    Avg wt 9/2021 thru 8/2022: 161.3
    Avg wt 9/2022 thru 8/2023:
    Sept Avg 168.4 visitors, seeing friends
    Oct Avg 167.8 beginning to get back on track

    Week ending:
    Nov 1: Actual Wt: 166.3
    Avg Trend Wt: 166.2 BMI= 25.3
    Nov 8: Actual Wt: 167.2
    Avg Trend Wt: 166.9 BMI= 25.4
    Nov 15 : Actual Wt: 165.2
    Avg Trend Wt: 166.0 BMI= 25.2

    Nov 22 : Avg Trend Wt: BMI=
    Nov 30: : Avg Trend Wt: BMI=

    Current goal weight: 164.1 BMI: 24.9
    11/1 I have my Physical in December- I plan to be 164.1 or lower by then. 11/8 Update: I likely won’t hit 164.1 by then but I’m Working on it.
    11/15 Update: Looks like I will make it. Increased steps, ⭐️ holding calories to a strict 1,800.⭐️

    Successes:
    1) Ate 3-4 350-550 calorie “meals” per day
    2) I pre-logged my food for the following day beginning Oct 17. (30 days!)
    3) much more sleep/ relaxing more ♥️
    4) exercise!
    5) No takeout/eating out Streak: 17 days. 🎉🎉 Started counting again Nov 4: Streak for 5 days (over calories at Nov 9 celebration)
    Started counting again Nov 10: 5 days (NOT over calories Nov 15 outing with hubby🎉🎉)
    Started counting again Nov 16
    6) Changed our lunch to quinoa, garbanzo beans, veggies, olive oil, etc salad. more calories…it’s working! Dinner is smaller now.
    7) Am Honestly looking at what is not going well & trying different possible solutions
    1. 11/1 Eating nuts standing at pantry
    Solution, I placed a food scale in front of the nuts in the pantry.
    11/15 After a year of too many nuts, Nuts are totally under control now. Long may it last.

    2. 11/1 Wanting to eat when I’m Not actually hungry
    11/8 Solutions I’ve tried: more tea, more water…
    Future solutions: track time of day when I feel like this & emotions
    11/15 This disappeared!!! Perhaps because I stopped eating chocolate, perhaps the high fiber/high fruits are “filling me up.” Perhaps it is the increase in my steps. Not sure.
    (I was pretty freaked out in Aug-Sept-Oct as appetite was now greater than what I knew I could eat for the first time in 4 years of maintenance. Vastly relieved.)

    3. 11/1 Disappointment that I haven’t been able to really get back fully into the right mindset yet.
    Solution I’m trying: Focusing on ALL that I am doing. I HAVE made progress after a long time of upwardly creeping weight. Telling myself not to minimize the progress I have made.
    11/8 Reminding myself of how sick I was & how my labs have improved. It’s worth the fight.
    11/15 No longer an issue. I remembered how lucky I am & I re-committed.

    4. Confused over how to plan meals/macros
    5. 11/1 Beginning…Focus on each meal first, then each day…build up slowly.
    11/15 This worked, too. I have a meal pattern now that is working!
    6. 11/1 I’m Hitting 7,500 steps daily, but haven’t been able to get back to 10K. I’m not giving up.
    7. 11/8 Update. My nephrologist said 7-8K (she couldn’t remember the exact number) was shown to yield benefits - my yearly average has been 7,700-7,800 steps. So I’m letting the 10K go now. I prefer to do 7.7-7.8K and then use Beat Saber or lift weights with the saved time. She also told me to stretch to help w muscle soreness.
    11/15 Update I Got this week’s average up to 9,326!! I can get back to 10K! I’m
    Just not willing to give up on 10K yet. Listening to uptempo music did the trick!


    Here’s to the second half of November! 🥂🍾
    Maddie 🌸🌸

    IT’s WORTH THE FIGHT.
  • knotmel
    knotmel Posts: 80 Member
    @MadisonMolly2017 Thank you for including your problem solving in your posts—it’s really helpful to see how other people work through their individual issues, even if the solutions for me aren’t the same. It’s great to see you making so much progress with addressing these issues so quickly!
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,967 Member
    edited November 2022
    knotmel wrote: »
    @MadisonMolly2017 Thank you for including your problem solving in your posts—it’s really helpful to see how other people work through their individual issues, even if the solutions for me aren’t the same. It’s great to see you making so much progress with addressing these issues so quickly!

    Thank you @knotmel
    My new approach - targeting & identifying things that are not working is based on an article I read about “failures.”

    I am shocked that once I removed the shame & just openly listed what was tripping me up, my attitude changed & solutions appeared.

    I believe “The Key” to Maintenance is having built the ability to bravely & kindly step into our current failures & address them. Throughout my life, I stuck my head back in the sand as the scale went up during maintenance. Not this time.

    Here’s the article:
    https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20221019-the-smart-way-to-learn-from-failure
  • 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 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
    Average weight recorded for January: 111.9
    Average weight recorded for February: 112.3
    Average weight recorded for March: 111.5
    Average weight recorded for April: 112.6
    Average weight recorded for May: 113.1
    Average weight recorded for June: 113.4
    Average weight recorded for July: 114.6
    Average weight recorded for August: 114.25
    Average weight recorded for September: 114.3
    Average weight recorded for October: 114

    Week ending:
    Nov 5: 113.5 (trending 113.8)
    Nov 12: 114.5 (trending 114.1)
    Nov 19:
    Nov 26:

    Successes/struggles of the week: Sigh, still seeing stubborn water weight be stubborn as usual. It's always a similar cycle - every time I make progress and drop water weight from meals out from the previous weekend, it's then the weekend again and more meals out which spikes my weight back up. This past week's was the tail end of my vacation, after which I ended up pretty high, but managed to drop about 3.5 pounds by Friday, before I went back up again. I'm hoping to get more exercise in this week and am cutting a few calories to try to get my average weight lower again before the holidays.