February 2023 Maintainers' Check-in

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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 2022:

Average weight recorded for July 2022:
Average weight recorded for August 2022:
Average weight recorded for September 2022:
Average weight recorded for October 2022:
Average weight recorded for November 2022:
Average weight recorded for December 2022:
Average weight recorded for January:

Week ending:
Feb 4:
Feb 11:
Feb 18:
Feb 25:

Successes/struggles of the week:
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  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 13,175 Member
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    @missperfectpitch

    May I just please take a moment to say THANK YOU for continuing to post these monthly challenges for us? I know it's not super difficult, but it's also something you have to remember to do each and every month. I sincerely appreciate it.
  • missperfectpitch
    missperfectpitch Posts: 580 Member
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    mtaratoot wrote: »
    @missperfectpitch

    May I just please take a moment to say THANK YOU for continuing to post these monthly challenges for us? I know it's not super difficult, but it's also something you have to remember to do each and every month. I sincerely appreciate it.

    Thanks! :)
  • Machias1949
    Machias1949 Posts: 249 Member
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    Name: Barb
    Age: 74
    Height: 5’2”
    Total weight lost: 15 LBS
    Time it took to lose: 5 months
    How long in maintenance: 1 month
    Maintenance weight range: 115-120


    Average weight recorded for 2022- 130 LBS

    2022
    Average weight recorded for January: 134
    Average weight recorded for February: 132
    Average weight recorded for March: 130
    Average weight recorded for April: 130
    Average weight recorded for May: 130
    Average weight recorded for June: 132
    Average weight recorded for July: 134
    Average weight recorded for August: 134
    Average weight recorded for September: 130
    Average weight recorded for October: 127
    Average weight recorded for November: 124
    Average weight recorded for December ‘22: 120

    2023
    Average weight recorded for January ‘23:-117.5


    Week ending
    Feb 4- 116.5
    Feb 11-
    Feb 18-
    Feb 25-







  • JaysFan82
    JaysFan82 Posts: 852 Member
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    Name: Greg
    Age: 40
    Height: 6"4
    Total weight lost: 153.6
    Time it took to lose: 11 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 days
    Maintenance weight range: 233-239


    Week ending:
    Feb 4: 235
    Feb 11:
    Feb 18:
    Feb 25:

    Successes/struggles of the week

    Just hit Maintenance this past Thursday. So happy to be here.

    Been going over my diet the past couple of days. I need to increase my calories. I run a lot and tend to burn around 800-850 at the gym. I work out 3 days on, 1 day off. 35 minutes of running, followed by 30 minutes strength training.

    I've been looking forward to this day for sooooo long!
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 13,175 Member
    edited February 2023
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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 140-147
    Absolutely 139-149

    (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 2022 (12 months): 152.1

    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 recorded from November 2022: 148.9
    Average weight recorded from December 2022: 152.1
    Average weight recorded from January 2023: 143.4


    Average weight Week of...
    January 22 - 29 .......................................... 141.1
    January 30 - February 5 ........................... 140.3
    February 6 - 12 ...........................................
    February 13 - 19 .........................................
    February 20 - 26 ........................................
    February 27 - March 5 ...............................

    Success of the week: Holding steady again. I went to a Volunteer Appreciation Event on Friday. I knew there would be lots of food. I gave myself permission in advance to eat whatever I wanted, no holds barred. I fulfilled my commitment. As I expected, the scale was up - on the order of 3.6 pounds. The success is it didn't phase me. I expected it, and I knew it was temporary. Scale weight is already coming back down one day later. Ten-day average weight barely made a blip.

    Struggle of the week: The two squirrels who keep stealing suet and the other day took the whole suet feeder. I did find it, and I've got it wired shut and wired up to where it hangs to at least slow them down.
  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 260 Member
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    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 ~ 6 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 from 2022: 115.2


    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
    Average weight recorded for November 114.8
    Average weight recorded for December 114.3
    2023
    Average weight recorded for January: 114.5

    Week of:
    Jan 6: 115.5

    Success: Consistently drinking amount of water that I set for myself and have increased it this week.
    Failure: I have been consistently eating more calories than I set. Did a little better this week but not there yet.
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,711 Member
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    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 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 for 2022 49.9 kg (110 lb)


    Average weight recorded for September 50 kg (111 lb)
    Average weight recorded for October 50.9 kg (112 lb)
    Average weight recorded for November 50.5 kg (111 lb)
    Average weight recorded for December 51.3 kg (113 lb)

    Average weight recorded for January: 50.7 kg (112 lb)


    Feb 6th: 49.9 kg (trend 50.6 kg)


    Successes/Struggles:
    I did well in January, losing much of the 2 kg I gained in the last 6 weeks of 2022, but my weight has stalled at around 50 kg. There’s nothing wrong with 50 kg but I’m away on holiday for a few days from Feb 13th and will be eating breakfast and dinner in a hotel for four nights so I had hoped to be closer to 49 kg before going.

    Struggling with exercise as my OA is really affecting my mobility. Thus, I have to be very careful about calories – no wiggle room.

  • pmileader2
    pmileader2 Posts: 11 Member
    edited February 2023
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    70 years young. Started in September 2022 at 5' 7" and 180 lbs. Today I can proudly say 166 lbs.
  • missperfectpitch
    missperfectpitch Posts: 580 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 2021: 112.5
    Average weight recorded for 2022: 113.4

    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
    Average weight recorded for November: 114.2
    Average weight recorded for December: 114.4
    Average weight recorded for January 2023: 113.4

    Week ending:
    Feb 4: 113.7
    Feb 11:
    Feb 18:
    Feb 25:

    Successes/struggles of the week: January's average weight total managed to head downwards about 1 pound less than December's overall total. Although last week's average weights were on the higher side, I'm still seeing my weight continue downwards a bit.
  • JaysFan82
    JaysFan82 Posts: 852 Member
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    JaysFan82 wrote: »

    Name: Greg
    Age: 40
    Height: 6"4
    Total weight lost: 153.6
    Time it took to lose: 11 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 days
    Maintenance weight range: 233-239


    Week ending:
    Feb 4: 235
    Feb 11:
    Feb 18:
    Feb 25:

    Successes/struggles of the week

    Just hit Maintenance this past Thursday. So happy to be here.

    Been going over my diet the past couple of days. I need to increase my calories. I run a lot and tend to burn around 800-850 at the gym. I work out 3 days on, 1 day off. 35 minutes of running, followed by 30 minutes strength training.

    I've been looking forward to this day for sooooo long!

    End of Feb.11 : 235

    Whew!
  • fiddletime
    fiddletime Posts: 1,862 Member
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    Name: Shelby
    Age: 68
    Weight: 129
    Weight loss: 16 pounds- took 6 months
    Maintained- 125-140 x 9 years

    After I jumped up to 145 9 years ago I joined mfp and have had my swings up and down.

    Success- getting back under 130, doing Cross fit x 8 months.
    Failure- gaining 10 pounds from Oct 30 to Jan 11 every year.
    Goal- Stopped cookies, cakes, candy on Dec. 26 and lost 6 pounds. Back in my optimal range of 125-130.
  • enlightenme3
    enlightenme3 Posts: 2,496 Member
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    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 2022: 135.7 pounds

    2022 Monthly Averages:
    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
    Average weight recorded for November: 133.2
    Average weight recorded for December: 134.9
    2023 Monthly Averages:
    Average weight recorded for January: 132.2

    Week Ending Average:
    Feb 4: 132.0
    Feb 11: 131.0
    Feb 18:
    Feb 25:


    Successes/struggles of the week: Covering the last two weeks since I was traveling without my scale.

    Success: Managed to do really good workouts every day except one when I was feeling slightly under the weather. Even on the long travel days…. Breakfasts and lunches were also well balanced, low calorie.

    Struggles: Social eating at dinners and after dinners (lots and lots of snacking and drinking). I’ve really got to examine why I sabotage myself. I’m lucky so far that it hasn’t impacted my weight too much, but I can see it coming if I don’t figure this out.
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 13,175 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 140-147
    Absolutely 139-149

    (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 2022 (12 months): 152.1

    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 recorded from November 2022: 148.9
    Average weight recorded from December 2022: 152.1
    Average weight recorded from January 2023: 143.4

    Average weight Week of...
    January 22 - 29 .......................................... 141.1
    January 30 - February 5 ........................... 140.3
    February 6 - 12 ........................................... 140.6
    February 13 - 19 .........................................
    February 20 - 26 ........................................
    February 27 - March 5 ...............................

    Success of the week: Still happy with being back in maintenance.Holding steady again.

    Struggle of the week: Sleep hasn't been as good as I'd like.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,972 Member
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    JaysFan82 wrote: »

    Name: Greg
    Age: 40
    Height: 6"4
    Total weight lost: 153.6
    Time it took to lose: 11 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 days
    Maintenance weight range: 233-239


    Week ending:
    Feb 4: 235
    Feb 11:
    Feb 18:
    Feb 25:

    Successes/struggles of the week

    Just hit Maintenance this past Thursday. So happy to be here.

    Been going over my diet the past couple of days. I need to increase my calories. I run a lot and tend to burn around 800-850 at the gym. I work out 3 days on, 1 day off. 35 minutes of running, followed by 30 minutes strength training.

    I've been looking forward to this day for sooooo long!


    Hey Greg!
    Congratulations!! I remember how excited I was when I could come on to this post!

    Wishing you all the best as you create your path through maintenance!

    #NeverGiveUp
    #HealthFirst
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,972 Member
    edited February 2023
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    Maddie
    Height: 5’ 8”

    Total weight lost: 70-78lbs (65.5!! 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.
    Nov 1, 2022 Now over my Normal BMI 9 pounds to lose to get back into it.
    Since Nov 19, 2022 Back under Normal BMI!! so basically I was overweight for 3 months of 50 months. That’s a success for me.

    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
    Nov Avg 165.2 a great month!
    Dec Avg 163 ♥️
    Jan Avg. 164.3

    Week ending:
    Feb 4: 165.96 visitor/eating out
    Feb 11: 167.3 visitor/eating out
    Actual is lower. 164.1 is my Normal BMI weight.

    Feb 18:
    Feb 25:

    Successes: Drastically more steps, miles, exercise minutes.
    High VO2 MAX level for the past 8 months!

    Struggles: Eating out & foods that I usually don’t have in the house. Our guest leaves tomorrow. I am realized I was feeling more “down” than I should be & arranged to talk with a therapist. I think it may be a result of new meds, but I also have quite a few friends dealing with new serious health issues & other very tough situations.

    I’m hopeful that I will feel more like myself consistently soon.

    I’m also realizing that this all began when tinnitus began Sept 2021. Steps significantly lower & maintaining has been problematic since then. Mood definitely not what it was.

    But I’m Fighting back now.
    Steps ✅
    Therapist ✅
    Food (will begin in earnest Feb 15)
    Scheduling some fun outings for the future ✅

    Maddie 💕

    IT’s WORTH THE FIGHT.
    #HealthFirst
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,711 Member
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    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 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 for 2022 49.9 kg (110 lb)


    Average weight recorded for September 50 kg (111 lb)
    Average weight recorded for October 50.9 kg (112 lb)
    Average weight recorded for November 50.5 kg (111 lb)
    Average weight recorded for December 51.3 kg (113 lb)

    Average weight recorded for January: 50.7 kg (112 lb)


    Feb 6th: 49.9 kg (trend 50.6 kg)
    Feb 13th: 49.3 kg (trend 50.4 kg)
    Feb 20th:
    Feb 27th:



    Successes/Struggles:
    Nice drop on the scale this week – just in time as I’m away from home now for 4 nights.
  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 260 Member
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    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 ~ 6 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 from 2022: 115.2


    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
    Average weight recorded for November 114.8
    Average weight recorded for December 114.3
    2023
    Average weight recorded for January: 114.5

    Week of:
    Feb 6: 115.5
    Feb 13: 115.0

    Success: Back to goal weight. Did better with walking and my video exercises.
    Struggles: Still having difficulty with focus: not logging every day, eating extras, a couple days of not drinking extra water.

    I wlll log every day this coming week! Even after tomorrow's valentine's dinner out. :)
  • JaysFan82
    JaysFan82 Posts: 852 Member
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    JaysFan82 wrote: »

    Name: Greg
    Age: 40
    Height: 6"4
    Total weight lost: 153.6
    Time it took to lose: 11 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 days
    Maintenance weight range: 233-239


    Week ending:
    Feb 4: 235
    Feb 11:
    Feb 18:
    Feb 25:

    Successes/struggles of the week

    Just hit Maintenance this past Thursday. So happy to be here.

    Been going over my diet the past couple of days. I need to increase my calories. I run a lot and tend to burn around 800-850 at the gym. I work out 3 days on, 1 day off. 35 minutes of running, followed by 30 minutes strength training.

    I've been looking forward to this day for sooooo long!


    Hey Greg!
    Congratulations!! I remember how excited I was when I could come on to this post!

    Wishing you all the best as you create your path through maintenance!

    #NeverGiveUp
    #HealthFirst

    Thank you soooo much!
  • missperfectpitch
    missperfectpitch Posts: 580 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 2021: 112.5
    Average weight recorded for 2022: 113.4

    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
    Average weight recorded for November: 114.2
    Average weight recorded for December: 114.4
    Average weight recorded for January 2023: 113.4

    Week ending:
    Feb 4: 113.7 (trending 113.5)
    Feb 11: 112.7 (trending 113.1)
    Feb 18:
    Feb 25:

    Successes/struggles of the week: I've been so busy lately the past few weeks, and it seems to have translated into an average weight decrease of 1 pound from last week - I've been moving around a lot, on my feet and helping out for a few hours per week, so there's likely an increase in my activity/calorie burn a bit from that.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,062 Member
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    I was posting this in the Jan challenge

    🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬
    Name: Terri
    Age: 76
    Height: 5’2”
    Total weight lost: 94 lbs
    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
    Nov: 137.0
    Dec: 133.2
    Jan: 132.9
    2023
    Week ending:
    Feb: 7: 133.6
    Feb 14: 132.8
    Feb 21:
    Feb 28:
    Feb 31:

    Successes
    • reducing and maintaining lower weight range
    • Preplanning food for the day ahead
    • Healthy snacks factored into calorie budget
    • Solid Habits development
    • Maintaining mindful focus on health and fitness
    • Cutting myself some slack on the daily ups and downs of weight.
    • Finding enjoyable ways to move. If you don’t enjoy it, then it’s difficult to motivate yourself

    Struggles:
    • Recovering from Covid in December

    🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬