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Maintenance Check In June 2019

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  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 4,219Member Member Posts: 4,219Member Member
    Name: Maddie
    Age: 63
    Height: 5'8.9”
    Total weight lost: 75.3 lbs🐢
    Time it took to lose: 3-1/3 years
    How long (officially) in maintenance: 6 weeks (since 4/25/19)
    Maintenance weight range: < 153, scream wt: 155

    Starting wt: 228.3 Jan 2016
    Avg wt recorded from 2017: 202.6
    Avg wt recorded from 2018: 168.4
    Avg wt recorded from 2019 as of 6/8: 153.4

    Avg wt recorded from January:153
    Avg wt recorded from February: 152
    Avg wt recorded from March: 154
    April 25: Began maintenance 153
    Avg wt recorded from April: 153
    Avg wt recorded from May: 154

    Week of...
    May 19 Avg 154.3 Trend: 154.18🐢
    May 26 Avg 153.9 Trend: 154.15🐢
    May 31 Avg: 154.27 Trend: 154.69😳
    June 7 Avg 154.56 Trend: 154.65

    Average in 2019 so far: 153.42
    <153? No


    Successes: Tracking all, getting more sleep by changing habits slowly, wt lifting 6/7 days, feeling leaner & stronger, cut sodium back, things are good.

    Challenges: working to figure out what I should be eating with vastly increased weight training & Ex bike versus 10-11K steps a day.

    Wt is up .6lb in 159 days, clothes fit, but I’m above 153. Figuring muscle gain is worth it. Cautiously watching the whole constellation.

    After 6 weeks, Looks like My deficit is 100-125 calories too low per day. Am adjusting...

    Things I need to improve in June:
    Continue to make baby changes to get more sleep

    Trim a few calories each meal.

    I hope you all have a great week’

    💕
    Maddie
  • pkweierpkweier Posts: 301Member Member Posts: 301Member Member
    Name: Pam
    Age:61
    Height:5'5
    Total weight lost:200
    Time it took to lose:Started Jan 2016
    How long in maintenance: Sept 2017
    Maintenance weight range:130-135
    Average weight recorded from 2018:

    Average weight recorded from January:131.75
    Average weight recorded from February:130.75
    Average weight recorded from March:132.1
    Average weight recorded from April:133.5
    Average weight recorded from May:132.5

    Week of..
    June 2 131.4
    June 9131.8
    June 16
    June 23
    June 30
    :

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: Weight is up just a tad although well in range. Another school year in the books. Hello Summer!
  • bringbackthejoybringbackthejoy Posts: 255Member Member Posts: 255Member Member
    Name: BBTJ
    Age: 44
    Height: 5'6"
    Total weight lost: 39lbs
    Time it took to lose: 9 months
    How long in maintenance: 1 year 8 months
    Maintenance weight range: 112-115
    Average weight recorded from 2018: 115

    Average weight recorded from January: 118.5
    Average weight recorded from February:117.4
    Average weight recorded from March:116.6
    Average weight recorded from April: 116.0
    Average weight recorded from May:117.2

    Goal this month: Get back to the top of my maintenance range: 115
    While I technically am back to losing, since it is only a few lbs, I figured I would stay on this board.

    Week of..
    May 31: 116.6
    June 7: 117
    June 14
    June 21
    June 28

    Struggles this week: Food has been my struggle. The licks and bites. But though the scale says otherwise, I have been improving with my eyes open. I am not doing as good a job as I would like with stretching.
    Successes: I have done better in the gym. More full body type work outs with sprints. I started the 30 day shred and convinced another family member to try it with me. I am hoping the weight gain is water and new muscle formation. I have hope.
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Posts: 211Member Member Posts: 211Member Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 68
    Height: 155 cm (5’ 1”)
    Total weight lost: 22.5 kg (approx. 50 lb)
    Time it took to lose: 9 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 months
    Maintenance weight range: 49 – 51 kg (108 – 112 lbs)
    Average weight recorded from 2018: max 72.5 kg in July, 56 kg in Dec

    Average weight recorded from January: 54.7 kg
    Average weight recorded from February: 53.3 kg
    Average weight recorded from March: 51.7 kg
    Average weight recorded from April: 50.2 kg (110.7 lb)
    Average weight recorded from May: 49.9 kg (110 lb)

    Week of...
    June 2: 48.6 kg (107 lb)
    June 9: 48.4 kg (107 lb)
    June 16:
    June 23:

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: Another quiet week at home with a day out on Wednesday – to the theatre in Bath. We finished the day with a meal at our favourite Chinese buffet restaurant. Lots of delicious food including dessert. We had friends round to dinner on Saturday evening so I had three days of lots of activity – housework, cooking, even mowing the lawn (before it started raining). The net result is another small weight loss.
    I think I'm still in weight-loss mind set and finding it difficult to let go.
    However, I'm away in the motorhome again this week, so that will be another test.
  • lporter229lporter229 Posts: 4,835Member Member Posts: 4,835Member Member
    @HarperAnn6 -Congrats on your incredible weight loss and for keeping it off! I definitely know what you mean about not being able to let your guard down as much as you would like. I honestly believe that is the case with almost everyone and I think that keeping that guard up is what makes maintaining possible. Unfortunately, we live in a food-centric society and the temptations to overindulge are constant. We all need to be vigilant. Maintenance can be an ongoing battle. I just try and stay focused on the improved quality of life I have from not carrying around a ton of extra weight and it makes those "sacrifices" seem like a no-brainer.
  • JennJ323JennJ323 Posts: 530Member Member Posts: 530Member Member
    Name: Jenn
    Age: 34
    Height: 5’2”
    Total weight lost: 33lb
    Time it took to lose: approximately 18 months
    How long in maintenance: Officially about 4 months, but for the last year or so I bounced around the same range, just a little higher than I would prefer. I got down to this range and am happy here.
    Maintenance weight range: 122lb-126lb

    Average weight recorded from 2018: ----

    Average weight recorded from March: 124.6
    Average weight recorded from April: 124.3
    Average weight recorded from May: 123.4


    Week of…
    June 2: 122.0
    June 9: 122.6
    June 16:
    June 23:


    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: Nothing exciting to report. Treating myself to a turkey club sandwich from Arby’s tonight, and of course curly fries 😊 I expect things to jump a bit next week, hubby is finally home after being gone for work for 5 weeks, I’m sure my eating habits won’t be as on point as they usually are. So be it! :p
  • ExistingFishExistingFish Posts: 896Member Member Posts: 896Member Member
    Name: Existing Fish
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'0" (153cm)
    Total weight lost: 37.2lbs (16.9kg)
    Time it took to lose: 6 months*
    How long in maintenance: 8 months
    Maintenance weight range: 112 - 118lbs (50.8-53.8kg)
    Average weight recorded from 2019: 118lbs (53.5kg)

    Average weight recorded from January: 123.1
    Average weight recorded from February: 120.3
    Average weight recorded from March: 117.0
    Average weight recorded from April: 114.8
    Average weight recorded from May: 114.7

    June 1: 113.5lbs (t: 114.7)
    June 7: 115.3lbs (t: 115.4)
    June 14: 113.8lbs (t: 115.1)
    June 21:
    June 28:
    June 30:

    Successes/Struggles: Hit my gym goals this week, been able to go to the gym with DH every day this week and I'm helping him with his weight loss goals. Experienced the post-monthly visit whoosh, along with the water retention from vacation food wearing off. Trend weight is holding nice and steady.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 4,219Member Member Posts: 4,219Member Member
    Name: Maddie
    Age: 63
    Height: 5'8.9”
    Total weight lost: 75.3 lbs🐢
    Time it took to lose: 3-1/3 years
    How long (officially) in maintenance: 7 weeks (since 4/25/19)
    Maintenance weight range: < 153, scream wt: 155

    Starting wt: 228.3 Jan 2016
    Avg wt recorded from 2017: 202.6
    Avg wt recorded from 2018: 168.4
    Avg wt recorded from 2019 as of 6/8: 153.4

    Avg wt recorded from January:153
    Avg wt recorded from February: 152
    Avg wt recorded from March: 154
    April 25: Began maintenance 153
    Avg wt recorded from April: 153
    Avg wt recorded from May: 154
    Avg wt recorded from June (6/14): 154.99

    Week of...
    May 26 Avg 153.9 Trend: 154.15🐢
    May 31 Avg: 154.27 Trend: 154.69😳
    June 7 Avg 154.56 Trend: 154.65
    June 15 Avg 155.34 Trend: 155.55

    Average in 2019 so far: 153.51
    <153? No


    Successes: Tracking all, getting more sleep by changing habits slowly, wt lifting 6/7 days, feeling leaner & stronger, cut sodium back, cut fat back. Muscles!

    Challenges: I’m decreasing calories of what I eat, but my body seems to be much more efficient. According to my Apple Watch, I creating good deficits, but I can see my heart rate doesn’t go as high when I walk or ride exercise bike as it used to.

    Since Jan 1, I’ve gained 1.44 lbs in 165 days. Works out to 30 ,calories extra per day. Better maintenance than I’ve ever done in my life, but I really feel better at 153lbs.

    Continuing to adjust - in for the long haul.

    Things I need to improve in June:
    Continue to make baby changes to get more sleep✅

    Keep watching & reducing calories ✅

    Be Careful: Family visiting...for 10 days with trip for 5 of them. Got a place with a kitchen, so I could eat at “home” more. With wt on scale up, I’m definitely going to be careful.

    I hope you all are doing well.

    💕
    Maddie

    P.S. Any thoughts, suggestions, theories, tips from experienced maintainers are welcome, particularly if you switched from primarily walking to gym workouts/ex bike, treadmill & dance.
    Thanks!,
  • HarperAnn6HarperAnn6 Posts: 278Member Member Posts: 278Member Member
    lporter229 wrote: »
    Maintenance can be an ongoing battle. I just try and stay focused on the improved quality of life I have from not carrying around a ton of extra weight and it makes those "sacrifices" seem like a no-brainer.

    Thank you so much for your positive words! You are so right! The “spark” that keeps me going is thinking about how much better my life is without the weight. I think you articulated that so well in your post. You gave me a great reminder to reflect upon the quality of my life more often:)
  • FaebertFaebert Posts: 1,135Member Member Posts: 1,135Member Member
    Name: Faebert
    Age: 40
    Height: 5’6
    Total weight lost: about 50lbs
    Time it took to lose: on and off 3 years. First 30 in 4 months and then gradually reduced goal weight
    How long in maintenance: 2 years
    Maintenance weight range: 115-120
    Average weight recorded from 2017: 121
    Average weight recorded from 2018: 114.6

    Average weight recorded from January: 117.4
    Average weight recorded from February: 117.8
    Average weight recorded from March: 117.8
    Average weight recorded from April: 116.9
    Average weight recorded from May: 114.9

    Week of 1 June: 116.5
    Week of 8 June: 115.25
    Week of 15 June: 115.5

    Successes/struggles: I’m finding things quite tough at the moment. Work is so hectic that keeping up the exercise routine is exhausting. But if I don’t run or train I feel frustrated and grumpy, so kind of settling for tired but calm! I’m a teacher and we have 5 weeks left until the summer break. Hoping I can just ride it out and push on them try and take better care of myself. Starting with fixing my sleep issues.

    Have a great week all x
  • jan110144jan110144 Posts: 996Member, Premium Member Posts: 996Member, Premium Member
    Name: Jan
    Age: 74
    Height: 5’7.5
    Total weight lost: about 50 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 6 mo
    Time in maintenance: 6 mo
    Maintenance weight range: 130-135

    Average weight recorded from January: 138
    Average weight recorded from February: 136
    Average weight recorded from March: 134.2
    Average weight recorded from April: 132.3
    Average weight recorded from May: 131.4

    Week of 1 June: 131
    Week of 8 June: 130.3
    Week of 15 June: 129.4

    Successes/struggles: Setting daily quota at TDEE and ignoring exercise calories has been working well for me (easy to achieve, feeling good, lots of energy.) BUT, I have lost a bit more weight fell just below lower point or maintenance range this morning. For the moment, I will continue at TDEE, but may start eating a bunch more if this loss is real. I really do think 30 should be the low point of maintenance for me.
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