March 2023 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 2022:

Average weight recorded for October 2022:
Average weight recorded for November 2022:
Average weight recorded for December 2022:
Average weight recorded for January:
Average weight recorded for February:

Week ending:
March 4:
March 11:
March 18:
March 25:

Successes/struggles of the week:
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  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 13,144 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 140-147
    Absolutely 138-149

    (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 recorded from February 2023: 140.3

    Average weight Week of...

    February 27 - March 5 .......................... 141.1
    March 6 - 12 ...........................................
    March 13 - 19 .........................................
    March 20 - 26 ........................................
    March 27 - April 2 .................................


    Success of the week: I got back to the gym after a few months recovering from injury. I had only been back to swim since COVID; this time I did some strength work, and I wisely did a much lower-key workout my first visits. I still got in a swim, and I'm looking forward to adding that back to my routine.


    Struggle of the week: Maybe it was the swimming or lifting, but I've been HUNGRY and giving in to it. Weight is up a bit, but still well into maintenance range. Scale weight is a two-day blip up, but still middle of maintenance range, and average weight will track behind it. I'm OK with where I'm at, just need to be vigilant so it is just a re-feed and not a re-gain! Going to the gym sure cut in to my walking and hiking time, so that's a little bummer.
  • 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 ~ 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 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
    Average weight recorded for February: 115.6

    Week of:
    Mar. 6: 116.0

    Struggle: I am at plateau of 1 lb over goal. It doesn't sound too serious but it has been 3 weeks now and it seems stuck. I'm not sure how to fix it. Usually if I just knuckle down and make sure I log everything and stay within planned calories, I float back to just below goal weight. Not this time. The only thing different is that I have increased my fluids. I'm wondering if I was dehydrated and it isn't fat but water.

    Success: I am paying attention, not drifting.
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 13,144 Member
    @425Recess

    If goal is 155 +/- 2, then you are clearly AT goal. Nice job. Keep sticking to it!
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,707 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: nearly 4 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)
    Average weight recorded for February: 50.1 kg (110.5 lb)

    March 6th: 49.2 kg (trend 50.2 kg)
    March 13th:
    March 20th:
    March 27th:

    Successes:
    Finally got my weight down consistently below 50 kg and March is a quiet month – no holidays, just a couple of days out.

    Struggles:
    Reduced mobility is reducing my general activity levels as well as making exercise difficult. However, I have an appointment with a surgeon next Friday and will hopefully get a hip replacement within a few weeks. Then the work begins!
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,707 Member
    @MadisonMolly2017 , I'm with you on the continuing struggle even after the first few years. I'm coming up to 4 year anniversary and I still log my intake every day. I gained about 2 kg (nearly 5 lb) in the last couple of months of 2022 - holidays! - and I have just now got back to my preferred 49 kg.
  • 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 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
    Average weight recorded for February: 112.98

    Week ending:
    March 4: 112.4 (trending 112.5)
    March 11:
    March 18:
    March 25:

    Successes/struggles of the week: Continuing the trend of staying relatively stable/within my maintenance range. Still at the top of my range in terms of average weigh-ins throughout the week, though on individual days, I have had some lower weigh-ins in the mid-111 range. Again, I'm attributing my progress to the second (very part-time) job that I've started which has me on my feet for several hours on one day during the weekend, and during the week doing prep work.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,964 Member
    @MadisonMolly2017 , I'm with you on the continuing struggle even after the first few years. I'm coming up to 4 year anniversary and I still log my intake every day. I gained about 2 kg (nearly 5 lb) in the last couple of months of 2022 - holidays! - and I have just now got back to my preferred 49 kg.

    @lesdarts180
    You always inspire me & I’ve been following your recent months. Congratulations!!!!

    I wish you luck with your hip replacement & your recovery. 🌷🌷
    I know you will do great.🌷🌷

    (I was surprised that you needed one as you swim, bike etc so frequently throughout each day. Is there anything I should be doing to hopefully avoid needing a hip replacement?

    Thank you for your message & for being on this journey with me.

    I know we are both in it for the long haul!
    YAY!

    ♥️
    Maddie

    PS I also track all. I can see what impacts my lab results & adjust!
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,048 Member
    🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬
    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
    Feb: 132.8
    2023
    Week ending:
    Mar: 7: 132.4
    Mar 14:
    Mar 21:
    Mar 28:
    Mar 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:
    • Birthday celebration for DYD at the weekend

    🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬


  • JaysFan82
    JaysFan82 Posts: 852 Member
    JaysFan82 wrote: »

    Name: Greg
    Age: 40
    Height: 6'4
    Total weight lost: 157
    Time it took to lose: just under a year
    How long in maintenance: 1 month
    Maintenance weight range: Was 233-239
    Adjusted to 225-233




    Average weight recorded for February: 234.7

    Week ending:
    March 4: 231.6
    March 11: 228.8
    March 18:
    March 25:

    Successes/struggles of the week:

    Had a great week. My hips issue has gotten better. 3 more weeks till my 5km race!
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 13,144 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 140-147
    Absolutely 138-149

    (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 recorded from February 2023: 140.3

    Average weight Week of...

    February 27 - March 5 .......................... 141.1
    March 6 - 12 ........................................... 142.9
    March 13 - 19 .........................................
    March 20 - 26 ........................................
    March 27 - April 2 .................................

    Success of the week: Even with a small scale gain, my average weight is right at my goal, and right in the middle of my maintenance range.


    Struggle of the week: No real struggle this week, so that's actually another SUCCESS!
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,964 Member
    Maddie
    Height: 5’ 8”

    Total weight lost: 70-78lbs
    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
    Feb Avg. 167.4

    Week ending:
    Mar 6. 169.3
    Mar 13 168.3
    Mar 20
    Mar 27
    Successes:
    1. ALL of my recent battery of medical labs & tests are EXCELLENT. I’m fit & healthy.
    Except my BMI is up over 24.9.

    2. I finally began taking my measurements weekly. I was able to compare them a few 2019 numbers & I remembered again how much my inches/clothing sizes improved as I got to 150-155. This has been motivating me.

    3. Think of my 10K steps, tracking, and calories as “My Job” now. Walking first thing each day. 3 meals + 1 optional snack.

    Struggles: My 5-year Maintenance Anniversary is 6 months from today. I remember reading that maintaining the first year is difficult, but there are still challenges at 3 yeas and 5 years. I promised myself I would “stay the course.”

    I need to lose ~4 (Now SIX lbs) in 6 months.
    1 lb per month. Currently, I’m gaining 0.8 per week.

    UPDATE:
    Got back down to 4 lbs over my normal BMI weight (instead of 6) Current gain rate dropped from 0.8lbs to 0.3lbs per week. Will keep up my new higher exercise level & reduce calories some more.


    My PLAN:
    1. ♥️No restaurant meals Mar April May June
    2. ♥️I love my daily breakfast. Same thing
    each day. Love it. Substituted strawberries for fuji apples. Reduces sugars & calories & better nutrition
    3. ♥️Done. Large salad for lunch or dinner. Drizzle olive oil & basalmic. Grilled chicken/fish & veg for the other meal.
    4.♥️ Substituted homemade very low sugar mocha for Starbucks hot chocolate. Eating no other foods with sugar
    5♥️ Reduced salt

    6. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ Boosted my daily steps dramatically to almost 11K. Left Achilles is not happy. Possibly from carrying package to post office.

    Onwards!
  • 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 ~ 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 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
    Average weight recorded for February: 115.6

    Week of:
    Mar. 6: 116.0

    Thanks, @mtaratoot

    Success/Struggle: I weight is down from last week but not really a success. More of an anomaly. I didn't exercise, log, overate one day, etc. It won't stick unless I am very diligent this week. I will be!
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,707 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: nearly 4 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)
    Average weight recorded for February: 50.1 kg (110.5 lb)

    March 6th: 49.2 kg (trend 50.2 kg)
    March 13th: 48.9 kg (trend 49.8 kg)
    March 20th:
    March 27th:

    Successes/Struggles:

    I’m on the waiting list for a new hip – it should be within a few months but I don’t have a date yet.
    Still struggling on, exercise is very difficult but I’m drifting down in weight. The trend follows very slowly down.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,048 Member
    🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬
    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
    Feb: 132.8
    2023
    Week ending:
    Mar: 7: 132.4
    Mar 14: 132.1
    Mar 21:
    Mar 28:
    Mar 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:
    • Birthday celebration for DYD at the weekend

    🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬🐳🐬

  • JaysFan82
    JaysFan82 Posts: 852 Member
    edited March 2023


    Name: Greg
    Age: 40
    Height: 6'4
    Total weight lost: 157
    Time it took to lose: just under a year
    How long in maintenance: 1 month
    Maintenance weight range: Was 233-239
    Adjusted to 225-233




    Average weight recorded for February: 234.7

    Week ending:
    March 4: 231.6
    March 11: 228.8
    March 18: 227.2
    March 25:

    Successes/struggles of the week:

    Another great week. Going out for pizza tonight for the first time in forever. Hip bursitis is gone. My stretches and exercises have been working.



  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 13,144 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 140-147
    Absolutely 138-149

    (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 recorded from February 2023: 140.3

    Average weight Week of...

    February 27 - March 5 .......................... 141.1
    March 6 - 12 ........................................... 142.9
    March 13 - 19 ......................................... 142.4
    March 20 - 26 ........................................
    March 27 - April 2 .................................


    Success of the week: I think this is my seventh week back truly in maintenance after the two year "oops" before which I had maintained for two years. I am right in the middle of my maintenance range and pretty much at what I'll call "goal weight."


    Struggle of the week: Dealing with a financial institution that for almost a month won't get me some corrected paperwork to file taxes. I did speak to the IRS on Friday and can move forward; the IRS will go after the financial institution and not me if there are errors, so maybe I turned the struggle into a success.

  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,707 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: nearly 4 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)
    Average weight recorded for February: 50.1 kg (110.5 lb)

    March 6th: 49.2 kg (trend 50.2 kg)
    March 13th: 48.9 kg (trend 49.8 kg)
    March 20th: 49.0 kg (trend 49.6 kg)
    March 27th:

    Successes: Weight is pretty steady at around 49 kg – right where I want it.

    Struggles: Struggles are all emotional. Yesterday, March 19th was Mothering Sunday here in the UK and two years ago on March 18th my son died.

  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,964 Member
    edited March 2023
    Maddie
    Height: 5’ 8”

    Total weight lost: 70-78lbs
    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
    Feb Avg. 167.4

    Week ending:
    Mar 6. 169.3
    Mar 13 168.3
    Mar 20 168.4 “a down & up” but better than the 0.7 weekly gains I was doing. I’ll take it.
    Mar 27
    Successes:
    1. ALL of my recent battery of medical labs & tests are EXCELLENT. I’m fit & healthy.
    Except my BMI is up over 24.9.

    2. I finally began taking my measurements weekly. I was able to compare them a few 2019 numbers & I remembered again how much my inches/clothing sizes improved as I got to 150-155. This has been motivating me.

    3. Think of my 10K steps, tracking, and calories as “My Job” now. Walking first thing each day. 3 meals + 1 optional snack.

    Struggles: My 5-year Maintenance Anniversary is 6 months from today. I remember reading that maintaining the first year is difficult, but there are still challenges at 3 years and 5 years. I promised myself I would “stay the course.”

    I need to lose 4.3 lbs Now SIX lbs) in 5 months. ~ 0.2 lbs per week.
    Beginning of March I gaining 0.8 per week.

    UPDATE:
    3 day power outage, some emotional upsets, some amazing “up”
    Times & restaurant food complications…Starbucks toasted sandwiches
    = up 0.1 lb for the week

    Getting exercise back up.


    My PLAN:
    1. ♥️No restaurant meals Mar April May June
    2. ♥️I love my daily breakfast. Same thing
    each day. Love it. Substituted strawberries for fuji apples. Reduces sugars & calories & better nutrition
    3. ♥️Done. Large salad for lunch or dinner. Drizzle olive oil & basalmic. Grilled chicken/fish & veg for the other meal.
    ++ BABY CARROTs Mandarins
    4.♥️ Substituted homemade very low sugar mocha for Starbucks hot chocolate. Eating no other foods with sugar. Working
    5♥️ Reduced salt


    6. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ Boosted my daily steps dramatically to almost 11K. Left Achilles is not happy. Possibly from carrying package to post office.

    Onwards!