Maintainers weekly Check-in May 2017

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  • icemom011
    icemom011 Posts: 999 Member
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    Name: Irina
    Height : 5'7"
    Total Weight lost: 75ish lbs
    Time it took to lose: about 10 months
    How long in maintenance: 6 months (apparently i reached my maintenance numbers a little earlier than i remembered, i realized that when i checked on my logs)
    Maintenance weight range, adjusted: 145 - 150 lbs

    Average weight recorded from January: 152.3
    Average weight recorded from February: 152.2
    Average weight recorded from March: 151.4
    Average weight recorded from April

    Week of...
    1st May: 149.0 by scale and by trend
    8th May: 146.2 by scale, 147.8 by trend
    15th May:148.2 by scale, 147,3 by trend
    22nd May: 149.6 by scale, 148.4 by trend
    29th May:

    Success / struggles of the week: had a big family gathering, with way too much food that we cooked, had to have a little bit ( that's the success part!) of most things, and (oh, what a surprise! ) saw the numbers on the scale jump. So working on getting it to go down, to my new normal. Had a nice bike ride yesterday and went to play hockey today. Looks better already, and i feel better too. Overeating isn't fun. Someone said to me, that nothing tastes as good as thin feels, guess it's a fair statement. To me, at least. I wish there were a little less family celebrations, i have extensive in-law part of family, so it's always either someone's birthday, or some holiday, and it's always about food and in way overboard quantities. I enjoy getting together, just wish that it wasn't centered on food. Enough complaints, i guess. Actually, truth is, no one forces me to eat. It's just hard to say no to certain things when it's in front of me. I limit quantities, but sometimes go over anyway. I find it somewhat stressful too, i know ahead of time that i will have some difficulties and it's stressing me out having too much temptations that are food related.
  • Grammytryingtogetfit
    Grammytryingtogetfit Posts: 672 Member
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    Name: Nichole
    Age: 46
    Height:5'4"
    Total Weight lost: 49
    Time it took to lose: 7 months
    Original goal weight: 125
    How long in maintenance: about a month, trying to figure it out:)
    Maintenance weight range: 125-130

    Average weight recorded from January: 135
    Average weight recorded from February: 130
    Average weight recorded from March: 125
    Average weight recorded from April: 121

    Week of...
    1st May: 121.6
    8th May: 121.6
    15th May: 121
    22nd May: 120.6
    29th May:
  • claudettem1
    claudettem1 Posts: 7 Member
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    Name: Claudette
    Age: 37
    Height: 5'2"
    Total Weight lost: about 15 pounds although this is about the third time I'm losing it!
    Time it took to lose: about 5 months
    How long in maintenance: almost there
    Maintenance weight range: 118-122
    but would like to lower this range eventually.

    Average weight recorded from January: 129
    Average weight recorded from February: 126
    Average weight recorded from March: 124
    Average weight recorded from April:122

    Week of...
    1st May: 122
    8th May: 121.6
    15th May: 121
    22nd May:121.6
    29th May:

    Success/struggles of the week: Doing some emotional eating but will do my best to get back to normal this next week. Going through some stuff but don't want to use food for comfort more than a few days. It's time to do the best I can despite what's going on around me. I can't control many things in life but I can control my reaction to it.
  • b3achy
    b3achy Posts: 2,136 Member
    edited May 2017
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    Name: b3achy / beachy
    Age: 52
    Height: 5'3"
    Total Weight lost: ~25 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 8 months
    How long in maintenance: Since mid-January 2017 (4 months ago)
    Maintenance weight range: ~120-125 lbs, for now (shooting for an eventual range of 115-120 lbs =~30 lb total loss)

    Average weight recorded from January: 123.2 lbs
    Average weight recorded from February: 122.1 lbs
    Average weight recorded from March: 121.4 lbs
    Average weight recorded from April: 122.4 lbs
    Average weight recorded from May: 120.6 lbs

    Week of...(I weigh for record on Fridays)...
    1 May (5 May): 120.6 lbs (Trending 121.47 lbs)
    8 May (12 May): 120.2 lbs (Trending 121.11 lbs)
    15 May (19 May): 120.4 lbs (Trending 121.11 lbs)
    22 May (26 May): 121.2 lbs (Trending 121.93 lbs)
    29 May (2 June):

    Successes/challenges of this week:
    Successes:
    - Accomplished two races back to back on the weekend. First time I've ever done that. About 5.3 race miles total (was supposed to be 6.85 miles, but both races were shortened - Saturday due to brutal gulf conditions and Sunday due to so many of us competing on Sat the race director had some compassion).
    - Had one of my highest calorie burns ever last week (almost double my normal goal for the week).
    - Currently tied for 12th out of 30 for 50+yo Female, 12'6" SUP racers in Florida. Happy to be in the top 1/2, but goal for the year is to break into the top 10 - would need a third place finish in my next race in two weeks to do it.
    Challenges:
    - Only placed 4th in both races, and I should have done better on my times. Need to practice more in open water (currently, I predominately paddle flat waters). Was a little worn out for the race on Sunday, so my times suffered a bit. Probably going to sign up for a series of racing clinics to get better.
    - Major DOMS earlier this week with some major water retention throughout the week...water is just starting to drop off (sadly not in time for my weigh in today). Was hoping to break below 120's today, but just not happening yet.
    - Major slug this weekend for working out and keeping food in check. Also feel a bit like I'm fighting off a bug or allergies, which reduces my resolve to stay on track (I get a bit of an eff-it attitude when I'm not feeling great).

    Hope everyone has a blessed Memorial Day Weekend if you are in the US. Remember all gave some, but some gave all. Remembering our military brothers and sisters who are no longer with us and gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.
  • mikesmom1983
    mikesmom1983 Posts: 582 Member
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    Name: Chris
    Age: 60
    Height: 5'3-3/4"
    Total Weight lost:50
    Time it took to lose: 2 5 years
    How long in maintenance: just starting
    Maintenance weight range: 139-144

    Average weight recorded from January: 153.8
    Average weight recorded from February: 151.3
    Average weight recorded from March: 145.8
    Average weight recorded from April: 145.1

    Week of...
    1st May: 144.2
    8th May: 143.2
    15th May: 143
    22nd May: 142.8
    29th May:

  • fidangul
    fidangul Posts: 673 Member
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    Name:Fidan
    Height: 171cm
    Age: 30
    Total Weight lost: 48kg
    Time it took to lose: 1 year
    How long in maintenance: 1st year!!!
    Maintenance weight range: 73.3kg and below

    Average weight recorded from March: 72.8kg
    Average weight recorded from February: 72.3kg
    Average weight recorded from March: 72.7kg
    Average weight recorded from April:72.5kg

    Week of...
    1st May:73kg
    8th May: 72kg
    15th May: 72.6kg
    22nd May: 71.9kg
    29th May: 74.1kg

    Success/struggles of the week:
    Erm apart from the new exercise routine that I've been doing this week there isn't a change. This weight could be water weight, I dunno. I hope it is because I actually look better in the mirror, it seems the abs workout is helping.
  • juliawiththequads
    juliawiththequads Posts: 7 Member
    edited May 2017
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    Name: Julia
    Age: 32
    Height: 5’6.5"
    Total Weight lost: 50 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 1 year
    How long in maintenance: first month
    Maintenance weight range: 160-165

    Average weight recorded from January: 177lb
    Average weight recorded from February: 170lb
    Average weight recorded from March: 166lb
    Average weight recorded from April: 163lb

    Week of...
    1st May: 163.4
    8th May: 163.4
    15th May: 163.4
    22nd May: 163.8
    29th May: 163.0

    Success/struggles of the week: I planned a cheat day for Saturday for my sister’s engagement party and there was beer and gourmet doughnuts. I actually felt very good about it because I knew that the next day I would be eating very healthy again and that one red velvet doughnut wasn’t going to make me gain 50 pounds back. I feel like even six months ago, I wouldn’t have been able to do that with out having a guilt freak out. I wore a size 6 dress and all my elderly relatives were telling me how good I looked. And also asking if I was married yet. It was honestly more of a struggle at times. :tongue:
  • mikesmom1983
    mikesmom1983 Posts: 582 Member
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    Name: Chris
    Age: 60
    Height: 5'3-3/4"
    Total Weight lost:50
    Time it took to lose: 2 5 years
    How long in maintenance: just starting
    Maintenance weight range: 139-144

    Average weight recorded from January: 153.8
    Average weight recorded from February: 151.3
    Average weight recorded from March: 145.8
    Average weight recorded from April: 145.1

    Week of...
    1st May: 144.2
    8th May: 143.2
    15th May: 143
    22nd May: 142.8
    29th May: 141.8

    Success/struggles for the week:
    Struggles: fighting the hungry horrors a couple of evenings which hasn't happened in quite some time. I gave in and moved on. A few too many high sodium meals last week which caused me to gain which was disheartening, I hate to see a gain although, I know it is normal. I forged ahead.
    Successes: lost a whole pound! Lowest weight in decades! Chose seltzer water over wine at social gatherings. Doing happy dance and burning more calories!
  • stephenearllucas
    stephenearllucas Posts: 255 Member
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    Name: Stephen
    Age: 57
    Height: 6'2"
    Total Weight lost: 80 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 12 months
    How long in maintenance: 5 months
    Maintenance weight range: 180-185 pounds
    January-April average weight: 183.3 pounds

    Week of...
    1st May: 183.5 pounds
    8th May: 182.7 pounds
    15th May: 182.3 pounds
    22nd May: 182.4 pounds
    29th May:182.1 pounds
  • kgirlhart
    kgirlhart Posts: 5,016 Member
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    Name: Kathryn
    Height: 5'4.75"
    Total Weight lost: ~70 lbs (I dropped about 10 lbs below original goal)
    Time it took to lose: 10 months (to original goal)
    How long in maintenance: since July 2016
    Maintenance weight range: 124 - 128 lbs

    Average weight recorded from January: 127.1
    Average weight recorded from February: 126.5
    Average weight recorded from March: 126.2
    Average weight recorded from April: 124.9

    Week of...
    1st May: 125.4
    8th May: 124.8
    15th May: 123.6
    22nd May: 123.4
    29th May: 125.6

    Success/struggles of the week: My weight is up a little, but I am not worried. It was a holiday weekend plus my husband's birthday, and I was under range the last two weeks and now I am back in range. My trendweight is 124.8 so I am still about where I was last week and not really gaining. I think for the June thread I will start tracking both actual and trendweight. Thanks @fidangul for setting that up. I'll see you all there!
  • icemom011
    icemom011 Posts: 999 Member
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    Name: Irina
    Height : 5'7"
    Total Weight lost: 75ish lbs
    Time it took to lose: about 10 months
    How long in maintenance: 6 months (apparently i reached my maintenance numbers a little earlier than i remembered, i realized that when i checked on my logs)
    Maintenance weight range, adjusted: 145 - 150 lbs

    Average weight recorded from January: 152.3
    Average weight recorded from February: 152.2
    Average weight recorded from March: 151.4
    Average weight recorded from April

    Week of...
    1st May: 149.0 by scale and by trend
    8th May: 146.2 by scale, 147.8 by trend
    15th May:148.2 by scale, 147,3 by trend
    22nd May: 149.6 by scale, 148.4 by trend
    29th May: 148.4 by scale, 148.6 by trend

    Success / struggles of the week: was a good week. Went to visit my son, had a few meals out and enjoyed our time together so very much. Came back home and was glad to see that the numbers on scale actually went down. Yeah! Happy Memorial day to those in US!
  • sgt1372
    sgt1372 Posts: 3,989 Member
    edited May 2017
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    My May Report

    Gender: Male
    Age: 66
    Height: 5'8"

    Total Initial WT lost: 36# (196 to 160#)
    Time it took to lose: 6 months; May 15-Dec 9 2016
    How long in maintenance: 6.5 months; Dec 9 2016 - May 28 2017

    Maintenance WT range goal: 155-160
    CPD Goal (TDEE)=1900; CPD=Calories per day

    Average WT/CPD in December: 159.7/1915
    Average WT/CPD in January: 159.8/1854
    Average WT/CPD in February: 158.7/1835
    Average WT/CPD in March: 158.6/1847
    Average WT/CPD in April: 158.5/1924
    Average WT/CPD in May (to date): 157.9/1909

    May WT range (min/max) to date: 155.9-160.1
    May CPD range (min/max) to date: 1470-2523

    7-Day Weekly Average WT/CPD as of:

    May 1: 159.2/1752
    May 8: 158.4/1985
    May 15: 158.7/1846
    May 22: 157.3/1765
    May 28: 157.0/2036

    Comments:

    Added my CPD intake figures to my report to compare them w/the WT measurements to note any apparent relationship between them.

    I have been at or below my CPD Goal every month but I lost about 2# over that time period which suggests that the CPD Goal may be a bit low but not enough IMO to raise it yet. I prefer a downward over an upward trend but if my ave weight drops to 155, I will probably raise my CPD Goal to 2000 to bring the weight back up at that time.

    Went on a 5 day wine tasting trip to Mendocino County in CA. Brought my bathroom scale with me and continued to weigh myself and log all of my food daily on MFP during the trip.

    Was worried that I would gain weight as a result of the trip but, although my CPD increased to an ave of 1981 CPD during the trip (mainly due to lack of any exercise cal burn), my weight did not increase but actually dropped, probably due to decreased CPD intake the week before.

    My weight may rise slightly this week but do not expect any significant change, despite the increased CPD and lack of exercise last week during the trip. Going back to my current exercise routine starting today.
  • nichell88
    nichell88 Posts: 364 Member
    edited May 2017
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    Age: 29
    Height: 5'6"
    Total Weight lost: around 50lbs
    Time it took to lose: 5 months
    How long in maintenance: almost two weeks
    Maintenance weight range: 150-155

    Average weight recorded from January: not recorded
    Average weight recorded from February: 182.4
    Average weight recorded from March: 173.5
    Average weight recorded from April: 164.5

    Week of...
    1st May: 159.9
    8th May: 157.5
    15th May: 155.3
    22nd May: 156.7
    29th May: 152.8*i weighed myself at a different time than I usually do, so this number is not highly accurate. Trend weight is 155.2

    Success/struggles of the week:
    Struggle: I've had a number of social engagements recently and a few more to come. Those are the toughest for me because I definitely experience FOMO, so it requires a lot of concentration. I did dinner/movie/shopping with a girlfriend for her birthday and high tea with my family this weekend. Even though I planned ahead and was able to exercise restraint, these types of activities are going to be a challenge for me moving forward.

    Success: I didn't blow my numbers and still did some fun stuff this weekend. I also designed a fitness plan for my mother, which really did something for both of our confidence