February 2024 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 2023:

Average weight recorded for October 2023:
Average weight recorded for November 2023:
Average weight recorded for December 2023:
Average weight recorded for January 2024:

Week ending:
Feb 3:
Feb 10:
Feb 17:
Feb 24:

Successes/struggles of the week:

Replies

  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 12,501 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 143-153
    Absolutely 140-155

    (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): 151.9
    Average weight recorded from 2023 (12 months): 154.5

    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 recorded from March 2023: 142.8
    Average weight recorded from April 2023: 148.8 ****only weighed the last four days of the month***
    Average weight recorded from May 2023: 152.9
    Average weight recorded from June 2023: 154.5
    Average weight recorded from July 2023: 152.5
    Average weight recorded from August 2023: 150.8
    Average weight recorded from September 2023: 153.2
    Average weight recorded from October 2023: 156.0
    Average weight recorded from November 2023: 156.3
    Average weight recorded from December 2023: 154.7
    Average weight recorded from January 2024: 148.6

    Average weight Week of...

    Jan 22 - Jan 28 ...................... 146.2
    Jan 29 - Feb 4 ........................ 146.4
    Feb 5 - Feb 11 ............................
    Feb 12 - Feb 18 ............................
    Feb 19 - Feb 25 ............................
    Feb 26 - Mar 3 ............................


    Success of the week: Got out for a nice hike up a local trail to a ridge and up to a meadow at the top. The next day got out to paddle a local river, and one time I looked up through a clearing and saw a meadow way up high on a ridge and said, "Hey - I was right there yesterday." I continued improving my strength workouts. I even sneaked in a swim I wasn't planning because the pool was practically empty. Finished pruning fruit trees and finished getting the branches loaded in the green waste cart to be turned into compost. Still maintaining near the middle of my range!


    Struggle of the week: Not the best food choices over the weekend, and partially undid some of the hard work from the past month.
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,618 Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 73

    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 4½ 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 for 2023 49.5 kg (109 lb)


    Average weight recorded for September: 49.4 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for October: 49.4 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for November: 49.3 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for December 49.9 kg (110 lb)
    Average weight recorded for January 49.3kg (109 lb)

    Feb 5th: 49.9 kg (trend 50.1 kg)
    Feb 12th:
    Feb 19th:
    Feb 26th:

    Successes/struggles:
    We were away last week – 4 nights dinner and breakfast in a hotel, with a day of travelling home on Friday, 5 hours sitting in a coach. Saturday weigh- in was 51 kg, water weight dropping off, getting back into the routines straight away.
  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 252 Member
    Name: Lorraine
    Age: 76
    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 8 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 from 2023: 114.9

    2023
    Average weight recorded for February: 115.6
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.5
    Average weight recorded for April: 116.2
    Average weight recorded for May: 115.7
    Average weight recorded for June: 114.6
    Average weight recorded for July: 114.5
    Average weight recorded for August: 114.5
    Average weight recorded for Sept.: 115.1
    Average weight recorded for Oct. 114.8
    Average weight recorded for Nov. 114.3
    Average weight recorded for Dec. 114.0

    2024
    Average weight recorded for January: 115.8

    2024
    Week of:
    Feb. 5: 116.6

    Struggle: I discovered why my weight has been fluctuating so much. One day last week I got on the scale wearing the same thing I wore the day before, at the same time of day, right after breakfast which is about the same thing every day and there was a four lb difference. That couldn't be right. I had a heavy box and put it on the scale. I took it off and, in a few minutes, tried again. It showed a four lb difference. I got a new one and was reading the direction and they said not to wiggle because it needs to calibrate. It got me thinking. I pull the scale out of the closet and weigh myself. Maybe all the moving of the scale messes with the calibration. So, I am leaving it out, not moving it, and trying it for a couple more days and see if it is better.

    Success and struggle: My weight has stayed the same for three days. The struggle part is that it is still 1 1/2 lbs over goal. It could be a difference in scales and my weight has been higher all along. It doesn't matter. I am going to aim for 115 and see what happens.




    Success/Struggle:
  • leduck1
    leduck1 Posts: 7 Member
    Name: Leah
    Age: 60
    Height: 5 ft 4 in
    Total weight lost: 64 lb
    Time it took to lose: 7 months
    How long in maintenance: 20 months
    Maintenance weight range: 125-140

    Average weight recorded for 2020: 183
    Average weight recorded for 2021: 185
    Average weight recorded for 2022: 156
    Average weight recorded for 2023: 132

    Average weight recorded for October 2023: 131
    Average weight recorded for November 2023: 132
    Average weight recorded for December 2023: 133
    Average weight recorded for January 2024: 132

    Week ending:
    Feb 3: 132
    Feb 10: 131
    Feb 17:
    Feb 24:

    Success/Struggles: My biggest success has been in getting over 300 minutes of physical activity, which has been hampered by an arthritic ankle. I’m doing recumbent stationary biking, which has been very helpful and low impact. I’m thinking carefully about how involved I want to remain in WW where I lost the weight. It’s why I’m here— to see what a transition to calories looks like for me. WW does a poor job with helping people maintain and has really messed with lifetime membership as they adjust during their financial struggles.
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 12,501 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 142-158
    Absolutely 140-155

    (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): 151.9
    Average weight recorded from 2023 (12 months): 154.5

    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 recorded from March 2023: 142.8
    Average weight recorded from April 2023: 148.8 ****only weighed the last four days of the month***
    Average weight recorded from May 2023: 152.9
    Average weight recorded from June 2023: 154.5
    Average weight recorded from July 2023: 152.5
    Average weight recorded from August 2023: 150.8
    Average weight recorded from September 2023: 153.2
    Average weight recorded from October 2023: 156.0
    Average weight recorded from November 2023: 156.3
    Average weight recorded from December 2023: 154.7
    Average weight recorded from January 2024: 148.6

    Average weight Week of...

    Jan 22 - Jan 28 ...................... 146.2
    Jan 29 - Feb 4 ........................ 146.4
    Feb 5 - Feb 11 ......................... 147.1
    Feb 12 - Feb 18 .......................
    Feb 19 - Feb 25 .......................
    Feb 26 - Mar 3 ........................


    Success of the week: I took my first outdoor run, just to run, in a long long time. It was slow, but I "ran" 5K without stopping. Met a recently retired friend for our first hike. Had a couple good sessions in the gym. I made three different kinds of soup - all quite tasty. Still maintaining, but closer to the top of my range.


    Struggle of the week: I had a couple days when I ate far more than I should and not the best food choices. It's OK. Back on track now.
  • missperfectpitch
    missperfectpitch Posts: 571 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: 108.5-114.5

    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 2023: 113.9

    Average weight recorded for January 2023: 113.4
    Average weight recorded for February: 112.98
    Average weight recorded for March: 111.8
    Average weight recorded for April: 110.9
    Average weight recorded for May: 110.9
    Average weight recorded for June: 112.8
    Average weight recorded for July: 115.3
    Average weight recorded for August: 115.3
    Average weight recorded for September: 114.4
    Average weight recorded for October: 115.6
    Average weight recorded for November: 115.8
    Average weight recorded for December 2023: 117.3
    Average weight recorded for January 2024: 116

    Week ending:
    Feb 3: 115.8 (trending 115.8)
    Feb 10: 116.1 (trending (116)
    Feb 17:
    Feb 24:

    Successes/struggles of the week: Have been busy the past couple of weeks, but nothing much to report. I have a lot of sweet ingredients that I use for baking that will unfortunately be expiring in the next couple of months, so I'm going to be making a lot of baked goods with them to use them up. Will give a lot of them away to friends, but I'll be enjoying them as well, so hopefully that doesn't hinder my progress..
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,618 Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 73

    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 4½ 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 for 2023 49.5 kg (109 lb)


    Average weight recorded for September: 49.4 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for October: 49.4 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for November: 49.3 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for December 49.9 kg (110 lb)
    Average weight recorded for January 49.3kg (109 lb)

    Feb 5th: 49.9 kg (trend 50.1 kg)
    Feb 12th: 49.4 kg (trend 49.7 kg)
    Feb 19th:
    Feb 26th:

    Successes/struggles:
    My weight is back within preferred range following our short break a couple of weeks ago. The trend weight is up because of the spike after the holiday but it was mainly travel weight.

    Now that I’m retired I rarely sit for more than an hour at a time, so even a few hours in a coach has an effect. Even when I’m not actively “exercising” I’m usually pottering about all day.
  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 252 Member
    Name: Lorraine
    Age: 76
    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 8 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 from 2023: 114.9

    2023
    Average weight recorded for February: 115.6
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.5
    Average weight recorded for April: 116.2
    Average weight recorded for May: 115.7
    Average weight recorded for June: 114.6
    Average weight recorded for July: 114.5
    Average weight recorded for August: 114.5
    Average weight recorded for Sept.: 115.1
    Average weight recorded for Oct. 114.8
    Average weight recorded for Nov. 114.3
    Average weight recorded for Dec. 114.0

    2024
    Average weight recorded for January: 115.8

    2024
    Week of:
    Feb. 5: 116.6
    Feb. 12: 116.6

    Struggle: Well, now that I discovered that moving my scale just before using it was messing with it's calibrations, I found that now that I have too scales, they don't come up with the same weight. There is only a 1/2 lb difference but it is frustrating to me. I am going to have to settle on one and live with it. It really isn't that important but I like that that I thought that my scale was accurate.

    Success: I'm not gaining and I haven't gone way off my target which, BTW, I have in the past.


  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 12,501 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 142-158
    Absolutely 140-155

    (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): 151.9
    Average weight recorded from 2023 (12 months): 154.5

    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 recorded from March 2023: 142.8
    Average weight recorded from April 2023: 148.8 ****only weighed the last four days of the month***
    Average weight recorded from May 2023: 152.9
    Average weight recorded from June 2023: 154.5
    Average weight recorded from July 2023: 152.5
    Average weight recorded from August 2023: 150.8
    Average weight recorded from September 2023: 153.2
    Average weight recorded from October 2023: 156.0
    Average weight recorded from November 2023: 156.3
    Average weight recorded from December 2023: 154.7
    Average weight recorded from January 2024: 148.6

    Average weight Week of...

    Jan 22 - Jan 28 ...................... 146.2
    Jan 29 - Feb 4 ........................ 146.4
    Feb 5 - Feb 11 ......................... 147.1
    Feb 12 - Feb 18 ....................... 146.8
    Feb 19 - Feb 25 .......................
    Feb 26 - Mar 3 ........................


    Success of the week: I am still making soup. This week I made one I have never made before - cashew, carrot, ginger. I will make it again. Gave myself permission to join friends out for a taco after we paddled a local river. Hiked with my recently-retired friend again, and it could be a weekly thing for a while. Still maintaining in my ideal range even if it's close to the top of the range.


    Struggle of the week: Cheese.
  • kegger4923
    kegger4923 Posts: 3 Member
    Name: Karen
    Age: 72
    Height: 5'4"
    Total weight lost: 100's
    Time it took to lose: a lifetime
    How long in maintenance: 18 mo
    Maintenance weight range: 145-152
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,618 Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 73

    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 4½ 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 for 2023 49.5 kg (109 lb)


    Average weight recorded for September: 49.4 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for October: 49.4 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for November: 49.3 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for December 49.9 kg (110 lb)
    Average weight recorded for January 49.3kg (109 lb)

    Feb 5th: 49.9 kg (trend 50.1 kg)
    Feb 12th: 49.4 kg (trend 49.7 kg)
    Feb 19th: 49.0 kg (trend 49.3 kg)
    Feb 26th:

    Sucesses/strugggles:

    I’m reporting my Sunday morning weigh-in as I was not at home on Monday or Tuesday mornings.
    I have been at my daughter’s taking the grandchildren out for the day as she had to work and the kids had a day off school. We had a good time and I ate with the family on Sunday and Monday evenings.
    I’m going to be out for the day on Wednesday lunch and dinner out, but 49 kg is at the lower end of my maintenance range so there is room for indulgence.
  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 252 Member
    Name: Lorraine
    Age: 76
    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 8 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 from 2023: 114.9

    2023
    Average weight recorded for February: 115.6
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.5
    Average weight recorded for April: 116.2
    Average weight recorded for May: 115.7
    Average weight recorded for June: 114.6
    Average weight recorded for July: 114.5
    Average weight recorded for August: 114.5
    Average weight recorded for Sept.: 115.1
    Average weight recorded for Oct. 114.8
    Average weight recorded for Nov. 114.3
    Average weight recorded for Dec. 114.0

    2024
    Average weight recorded for January: 115.8

    2024
    Week of:
    Feb. 5: 116.6
    Feb. 12: 116.6
    Feb. 19: 116.4

    Success/Struggle: Holding my own. I would like to get back to 115 but not a panic need. The main tasks are my walks, follow my eating plan, log every day. If I do that and still don't get to 115, I'll try to cut back in my calories.
  • missperfectpitch
    missperfectpitch Posts: 571 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: 108.5-114.5

    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 2023: 113.9

    Average weight recorded for January 2023: 113.4
    Average weight recorded for February: 112.98
    Average weight recorded for March: 111.8
    Average weight recorded for April: 110.9
    Average weight recorded for May: 110.9
    Average weight recorded for June: 112.8
    Average weight recorded for July: 115.3
    Average weight recorded for August: 115.3
    Average weight recorded for September: 114.4
    Average weight recorded for October: 115.6
    Average weight recorded for November: 115.8
    Average weight recorded for December 2023: 117.3
    Average weight recorded for January 2024: 116

    Week ending:
    Feb 3: 115.8 (trending 115.8)
    Feb 10: 116.1 (trending (116)
    Feb 17: 116.1 (trending 116.1)
    Feb 24:

    Successes/struggles of the week: It was an indulgent week/weekend, and that was reflected on the scales..but I did get in a good 20k step day one day. I also made some progress with workouts, going up in weights with a couple of exercises.
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 12,501 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 142-158
    Absolutely 140-155

    (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): 151.9
    Average weight recorded from 2023 (12 months): 154.5

    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 recorded from March 2023: 142.8
    Average weight recorded from April 2023: 148.8 ****only weighed the last four days of the month***
    Average weight recorded from May 2023: 152.9
    Average weight recorded from June 2023: 154.5
    Average weight recorded from July 2023: 152.5
    Average weight recorded from August 2023: 150.8
    Average weight recorded from September 2023: 153.2
    Average weight recorded from October 2023: 156.0
    Average weight recorded from November 2023: 156.3
    Average weight recorded from December 2023: 154.7
    Average weight recorded from January 2024: 148.6

    Average weight Week of...

    Jan 22 - Jan 28 ...................... 146.2
    Jan 29 - Feb 4 ........................ 146.4
    Feb 5 - Feb 11 ......................... 147.1
    Feb 12 - Feb 18 ....................... 146.8
    Feb 19 - Feb 25 ....................... 146.0
    Feb 26 - Mar 3 ........................


    Success of the week: A great hike with a friend in the Coast Range and an AMAZING hike among ten large waterfalls in the Cascade foothills.


    Struggle of the week: Cheese again. And duck eggs.