April 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:
Average weight recorded for March:

Week ending:
April 1:
April 8:
April 15:
April 22:
April 29:

Successes/struggles of the week:
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  • JaysFan82
    JaysFan82 Posts: 852 Member
    edited April 2023
    Name: Greg
    Age: 40
    Height: 6"4
    Total weight lost: 157
    Time it took to lose: 11 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 months
    Maintenance weight range: adjusted to 225-233. Might have to adjust again if I keep losing


    Average weight recorded for February: 234.7
    Average weight recorded for March: 228.7

    Week ending:
    April 1: 225.8
    April 8:
    April 15:
    April 22:
    April 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week:

    Pretty good week. I have my first 5km race tomorrow which is super exciting. Met with my Doctor on Friday and she's extremely pleased with how I've done
  • kkmark
    kkmark Posts: 558 Member
    Name: kavya
    Age: 42
    Height: 5 '3
    Total weight lost:

    Hi want some Accountability. So want to join s group while helps Me
    Week ending:
    April 1: 166
    April 8:
    April 15:
    April 22:
    April 29:
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,705 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)
    Average weight recorded for March: 49.1 kg (108 lb)

    April 3rd: 48.4 kg (trend 49.1 kg)
    April 10th:
    April 17th:
    April 24th:

    Successes/Struggles:
    Struggling with mobility issues. Waiting for a hip replacement. Step count rarely over 7,000 these days - used to be 10,000 steps plus a bike ride every day, now bike ride is impossible, doing short, 5 minute cardio workouts.

  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,963 Member
    edited April 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
    Mar Avg. 168.3
    Last week of March: 167.2
    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.
    4. Shifted March 23 to 3 meals NO snacks. I’m 67, I don’t need snacks!

    Struggles: My 5-year Maintenance Anniversary is 4.8 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 have 2.4 lbs still to lose.

    UPDATE:
    My PLAN:
    1. ♥️No restaurant meals Mar April May June: March 31 update: I may modify this to occasional restaurant meals if I continue to tow the line & lose. April 4 update: I am dieting 9 days (no restaurant foods) with a 10th day at maintenance level with one restaurant meal.
    2. ♥️I love my daily breakfast. Same thing
    each day. Love it. Substituted strawberries for fuji apples. Reduces sugars & calories & better nutrition
    3. ♥️Lunch Changed to: This is my Main meal. Lunch turkey & cheese sandwich baby carrots nonfat latte
    4. ♥️Dinner Yes… Grilled chicken/fish/lean beef or bison & veg for dinner. Large apple

    ♥️Exercise - increasing back to
    10K daily

    April 3rd: 166.3 10-day trend weight
    April 10th:
    April 17th:
    April 24th:

    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 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
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.5

    Week of:
    April 4: 115.0


    Success/Struggle: (same as last week) I am about 1 lb above goal weight though in my range. I would like to lose that extra lb but I'm having motivation problems. At least, I'm not gaining. I have been stuck with this extra lb for a while.

    Hug
  • JaysFan82
    JaysFan82 Posts: 852 Member
    JaysFan82 wrote: »
    Name: Greg
    Age: 40
    Height: 6"4
    Total weight lost: 164.6
    Time it took to lose: 11 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 months
    Maintenance weight range: adjusted to 225-233. Might have to adjust again if I keep losing


    Average weight recorded for February: 234.7
    Average weight recorded for March: 228.7

    Week ending:
    April 1: 225.8
    April 8: 224
    April 15:
    April 22:
    April 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week:

    My 5km race went fantastic. Finished in 27:54. Very pleased. I have my next race on the 23rd. Had pizza in Thursday. I'm learning it's ok to have a treat once in a while
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,705 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: 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)
    Average weight recorded for March: 49.1 kg (108 lb)

    April 3rd: 48.4 kg (trend 49.1 kg)
    April 10th: 48.2 kg (trend 48.7 kg)
    April 17th:
    April 24th:

    Successes/Struggles:
    I didn’t expect weight loss this week – I was out on Wednesday, lunch and dinner, had a cake (475 calories!) on Friday afternoon, and yesterday had roast lunch with dessert and a small beer. If this continues I can start having extra little treats occasionally.
  • 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 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
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.5

    Week of:
    April 4: 115.0
    April 10: 117.5


    Success/Struggle: Big jump in weight from last week to this week. I didn't do well with calories and exercise but didn't expect the jump. I'm on noticed! The success would be that I did log even when I went over.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,963 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
    Mar Avg. 168.3
    Last week of March: 167.2
    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.
    4. Shifted March 23 to 3 meals NO snacks. I’m 67, I don’t need snacks!

    Struggles: My 5-year Maintenance Anniversary is 4.5 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 have 2.9 lbs still to lose.

    UPDATE:
    My PLAN:
    1. ♥️No restaurant meals Mar April May June: March 31 update: I may modify this to occasional restaurant meals if I continue to tow the line & lose. April 4 update: I am dieting 9 days (no restaurant foods) with a 10th day at maintenance level with one restaurant meal.
    2. ♥️I love my daily breakfast. Same thing
    each day. Love it. Substituted strawberries for fuji apples. Reduces sugars & calories & better nutrition
    3. ♥️Lunch Changed to: This is my Main meal. Lunch turkey & cheese sandwich baby carrots nonfat milk with decaf coffee
    4. ♥️Dinner Yes… Grilled chicken/fish/lean beef or bison & veg for dinner. Large apple

    ♥️Exercise - increasing back to
    10K daily

    April 3rd: 166.3 10-day trend weight
    April 10th: 167.0 1-day trend weight
    April 17th:
    April 24th:

    Onwards![/quote]

    Successes:
    1. Losing weight, if slowly. I began March 23 with a 10-day trend weight of 168
    Today, my 10-day trend weight is 167.

    Hmmm. I guess that’s fine.

    2. Very happy I got my daily steps back up to 10k daily.

    3. Quality of my food is good.


    Struggles:
    1. I just need to be patient & keep at it.




  • 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 2022: 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
    Average weight recorded for March: 111.8

    Week ending:
    April 1: 111.2 (trending 111.4)
    April 8: 111.7 (trending 111.6)
    April 15:
    April 22:
    April 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week: Things have continued to be very busy for me. My weight appears to be stabilizing around the mid-111s. I have not eaten out much other than takeout a few times.
  • JaysFan82
    JaysFan82 Posts: 852 Member
    Name:Greg
    Age: 40
    Height: 6"4
    Total weight lost: 164.8
    Time it took to lose: 11 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 months
    Maintenance weight range: adjusted to 225-233. Might have to adjust again if I keep losing


    Average weight recorded for February: 234.7
    Average weight recorded for March: 228.7

    Week ending:
    April 1: 225.8
    April 8: 224
    April 15: 223.8
    April 22:
    April 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week:

    This is what I was hoping to see. I starting eating a bit more to stop losing. I was still losing 1.5-2 a week due to my cardio. Lol I may have finally figured Maintenance out

  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,705 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: 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)
    Average weight recorded for March: 49.1 kg (108 lb)

    April 3rd: 48.4 kg (trend 49.1 kg)
    April 10th: 48.2 kg (trend 48.7 kg)
    April 17th: 48.2 kg (trend 48.4 kg)
    April 24th:

    Successes/Struggles:
    I have drifted down towards the lower end of my maintenance range and have no wish to get any thinner so I’m adjusting my calorie “budget”. Also, I was supposed to be on holiday this week – five days of eating hotel breakfasts and dinners, and snacks at lunches – but I had to move it to a later date because I’m waiting for this hip replacement op.
    So, I will be having some treat days (note, NOT “cheat days”) this week. Started on Sunday when I had a cheesecake dessert after lunch – delish!.

  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,705 Member
    JaysFan82 wrote: »
    Name:Greg


    Lol I may have finally figured Maintenance out

    I've been maintaining for 4 years and still have to work at it. Ups and downs happen all the time.
    Good Luck!
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,963 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
    Mar Avg. 168.3

    Apr Avg (so far) 166.3
    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.
    4. Shifted March 23 to 3 meals NO snacks. I’m 67, I don’t need snacks!

    Struggles: My 5-year Maintenance Anniversary is in 4 months. 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 have 2.0 lbs still to lose.

    UPDATE:
    My PLAN:
    1. ♥️No restaurant meals April May June: March 31 update: I may modify this to occasional restaurant meals if I continue to tow the line & lose. April 4 update: I am dieting 9 days (no restaurant foods) with a 10th day at maintenance level with one restaurant meal. April 17 update: I am saving these dates for meals on vacations.
    2. ♥️I love my daily breakfast. Same thing
    each day. Love it. Substituted strawberries for fuji apples. Reduces sugars & calories & better nutrition
    3. ♥️Lunch Changed to: This is my Main meal. Lunch turkey & cheese sandwich baby carrots nonfat milk with decaf coffee; fruit.
    4. ♥️Dinner Yes… Grilled chicken/fish/lean beef or bison & veg for dinner. Large apple, some raw nuts z

    ♥️Exercise - increased back to
    10K daily

    April 3rd: 166.3 10-day trend weight
    April 10th: 167.0 10- day trend weight
    April 17th: 165.5 10-day trend weight
    April 24th:

    Onwards![/quote]

    Successes:
    1. Losing weight, if slowly. I began March 23 with a 10-day trend weight of 168
    April 17, my 10-day trend weight is 165.5

    Happy.

    2. Very happy I got my daily steps back up to 10k daily.

    3. Quality of my food is good.


    Struggles:
    1. I just need to be patient & keep at it.




    [/quote]

  • 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 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
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.5

    Week of:
    April 4: 115.0
    April 10: 117.5
    April 17: 116

    Success: At least I am in weight range though still over goal.
    Struggle: It has been a long while since I had to struggle with eating. It has been too easy the last few years. From childhood, I struggled. It was nice not to have to struggle but I do know how to do this. I just need to get my head into the game.
  • Maya440
    Maya440 Posts: 865 Member
    Hi everyone, I am looking for accountability in maintenance.
    I have a healthy BMI and I am using MFP to maintain my weight because otherwise I am always either on a diet or eating way too much. I want to start loving my body and taking care of it.

    Name: Alice
    Age: 39
    Height: 1m70
    How long in maintenance: since February 2023
    Maintenance weight range: 66-68kg

    Average weight recorded on 01 February 2023: 66,2kg
    Average weight recorded for March 2023: 66,9kg

    Week ending:
    April 1: 67,6kg
    April 8: 67,6kg
    April 15: 67,6 kg
    April 22: 67,7kg
    April 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week: I am vegetarian and I find it difficult to eat less fat and more proteins. I think may be this would help me feel more satisfied. I have started incorporate some plant based protein powder in my veggie soup. Tomorrow is pizza day at work this won't help !
  • GigiAgape1981
    GigiAgape1981 Posts: 64 Member
    edited April 2023

    @Maya440
    Hi Alice!
    Welcome to the thread!
    I have been in maintenance for 7+ years and very much relate to you. I am also using MFP to maintain my weight because otherwise I am always either on a diet or eating way too much. I don't post my numbers due to highly fluctuating (+/- 7-10 lbs in a week) scale readings. I have a rare syndrome that I take meds/hormones for that cause water weight rises and falls.

  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,705 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: 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)
    Average weight recorded for March: 49.1 kg (108 lb)

    April 3rd: 48.4 kg (trend 49.1 kg)
    April 10th: 48.2 kg (trend 48.7 kg)
    April 17th: 48.2 kg (trend 48.4 kg)
    April 24th: 48.0 kg (trend 48.3 kg)

    Successes/Struggles:
    Just getting along day by day – still waiting for a date for my hip op.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,963 Member
    edited April 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
    Mar Avg. 168.3

    Apr Avg (so far) 166.3
    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.
    4. Shifted March 23 to 3 meals NO snacks. I’m 67, I don’t need snacks!

    Struggles: My 5-year Maintenance Anniversary is in 4 months. 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 have 2.0 lbs still to lose.

    UPDATE:
    My PLAN:
    1. ♥️No restaurant meals April May June: March 31 update: I may modify this to occasional restaurant meals if I continue to tow the line & lose. April 4 update: I am dieting 9 days (no restaurant foods) with a 10th day at maintenance level with one restaurant meal. April 17 update: I am saving these dates for meals on vacations.
    2. April 25 - planned every 3 month meal with friend.
    4. ♥️I love my daily breakfast. Same thing
    each day. Love it. Substituted strawberries for fuji apples. Reduces sugars & calories & better nutrition
    5. ♥️Lunch Changed to: 4/22 lunch switched to tuna or chicken on salad.
    This is my Main meal. Lunch turkey & cheese sandwich baby carrots nonfat milk with decaf coffee; fruit.
    7. ♥️Dinner Yes… 4/22 changed to cereal fruit veg raw nuts Grilled chicken/fish/lean & veg for dinner. Large apple, some raw nuts z

    ♥️Exercise - increased back to
    10K daily 4/22 fatigued the past 5 days. Did one long walk but rested the other days.

    April 3rd: 166.3 10-day trend weight
    April 10th: 167.0 10- day trend weight
    April 17th: 165.5 10-day trend weight
    April 24th: 166.1 10-day trend weight

    Onwards![/quote]

    Successes:
    1. Losing weight, if slowly. I began March 23 with a 10-day trend weight of 168
    April 24 my 10-day trend weight is 166.1
    Almost 2 lbs in a month. Fine!

    2 more pounds to go!

    Happy.

    2. Very happy I got my daily steps back up to 10k daily. 4/22 not pleased to
    3. Have fatigue but husband dies too some sort of mild virus.

    4. Quality of my food is good.


    Struggles:
    1. I just need to be patient & keep at it.




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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: 108.5-113.5

    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 2022: 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
    Average weight recorded for March: 111.8

    Week ending:
    April 1: 111.2 (trending 111.4)
    April 8: 111.7 (trending 111.6)
    April 15: 110.8 (trending 111.2)
    April 22: 110.2 (trending 110.7)
    April 29:

    Successes/struggles of the week: Still super busy these days both with my regular day job as well as my second job on the weekend. There still continues to be a pretty continuous decline in my average weights across each week, and I'm now down to the middle (mid-110s) of my maintenance range. Comparing to previous years, it looks like I've done some recomposition from my exercise/weight-lifting, and I've noticed that my workout performance has not been as good with my weight decreasing, so I've decided to bump my maintenance range up slightly. Based on my current trend of continuing to lose weight (likely due to the hours spent on my feet with my second job), I may need to actually adjust my calories upwards, but I'll give it another few weeks or so before deciding whether to do so.