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  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,799 Member Member Posts: 3,799 Member
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    Struggles: Weird thing happened today. I got up at 5am, peed and weighed, scale read 146.2. I like 'huh, I barely averaged 1600 calories a day this week.'. Went back to sleep, got up at 8:32, peed and weighed, scale read 145.1. How in the heck could I lose almost a pound in 3.5hrs of sleep? Scales are strange. No wonder people trying to lose weight lose their minds about scale fluctuations. Oh well, life was pretty normal and boring this week.

    Thinking a few little things:
    • Urine has dissolved salts, so is heavier than water. Water is a pound a pint. That can explain part.
    • When you sleep, you exhale. That also has water vapor. Maybe not a huge mass, but that's where oxidized fat leaves your body. Counts for a little.
    • Three and a half hours is about 15% of a 24-hour day. I don't know what your BMR is, but if it's 1400 calories per day, you burn 200 calories by sleeping for 3.5 hours. That should count for some, too.

    Trust your instruments, but if you think they need a test or calibration, do it!

    edited January 19
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 6,645 Member Member Posts: 6,645 Member
    Hi! My name is Kristen. And I struggle to maintain my weight. I have had great success losing/gaining, but I'm hoping this group helps me be more accountable. I weigh only 1x week on Sundays, so that's when I'll check in. My 2 goals in 2020 are to not let the scale go above 153 and weigh in EVERY Sunday for the WHOLE YEAR. This seems easy to most, but I get lazy and make excuses why I don't need to weigh in and then all of a sudden everything in my closet has shrunk. LOl


    Age: 41
    ex: Female
    Height: 5'11"
    Total weight lost: 20 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 2 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 months
    Starting Weight: 164.8 (September 3rd, 2019)
    Goal Weight: 150 (Hit November 8th, 2019)
    Maintenance weight range: 147 - 153

    Average weight recorded for September: 160.1
    Average weight recorded for October: 154.0
    Average weight recorded for November: 149.2
    Average weight recorded for December: 146.4

    Week of...
    January 5th: 146.4(Trend Weight:146.6)
    January 12th: 145.5(Trend Weight:145.9)
    January 19th: 145.1(Trend Weight:145.4)
    January 26th:

    Successes: Had 2 or 3 days this week where I reached maintenance calories.

    Struggles: Weird thing happened today. I got up at 5am, peed and weighed, scale read 146.2. I like 'huh, I barely averaged 1600 calories a day this week.'. Went back to sleep, got up at 8:32, peed and weighed, scale read 145.1. How in the heck could I lose almost a pound in 3.5hrs of sleep? Scales are strange. No wonder people trying to lose weight lose their minds about scale fluctuations. Oh well, life was pretty normal and boring this week.

    Hope everyone is doing great!

    @kristen8000
    “ A healthy bladder can hold one and a half to two cups (300-400mls) of urine during the day and about four cups (800mls) at night.”

    350 ml = 0.75 lb
    544 ml = 1.2 lbs (your loss)
    800 ml = 1.8 lbs

    Water is Heavy❣️❣️❣️
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,799 Member Member Posts: 3,799 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: 142 - 148 (and not sure that's the right answer)

    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 December 2019: 145.0

    Average weight Week of...
    December 23 - 29: 145.1
    December 30 - January 5: 145.3
    January 6 - 12: 144.1
    January 13 - 19: 142.6
    January 20 - 26:
    January 27 - February 2:

    Success of the week: Wait... WHAT? Holy ocelot! My average weight is below my goal again for the first time since mid October. If I am supposed to fluctuate around my goal, I should be above it AND below it more frequently. But my actual goal is near the bottom of my range, so there ya go.

    Struggle of the week: One reason for the big drop was a short bout with a norovirus; I lost nearly four pounds in one day. Only one came back the next day when I returned to eating pretty normal amount of food, so maybe I can stick to it.

    The TrendWeight and Weight Grapher websites both say I still need a couple more days below goal scale weight to bring my trend down to or below my goal, but the simple seven-day average says I got here as does another weighted moving average spreadsheet I use on a group here called Lose 1 Pound a Week and Keep it Off.

    Boring graphs below:
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  • psychod787psychod787 Member, Premium Posts: 3,773 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,773 Member
    Hi! My name is Kristen. And I struggle to maintain my weight. I have had great success losing/gaining, but I'm hoping this group helps me be more accountable. I weigh only 1x week on Sundays, so that's when I'll check in. My 2 goals in 2020 are to not let the scale go above 153 and weigh in EVERY Sunday for the WHOLE YEAR. This seems easy to most, but I get lazy and make excuses why I don't need to weigh in and then all of a sudden everything in my closet has shrunk. LOl


    Age: 41
    ex: Female
    Height: 5'11"
    Total weight lost: 20 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 2 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 months
    Starting Weight: 164.8 (September 3rd, 2019)
    Goal Weight: 150 (Hit November 8th, 2019)
    Maintenance weight range: 147 - 153

    Average weight recorded for September: 160.1
    Average weight recorded for October: 154.0
    Average weight recorded for November: 149.2
    Average weight recorded for December: 146.4

    Week of...
    January 5th: 146.4(Trend Weight:146.6)
    January 12th: 145.5(Trend Weight:145.9)
    January 19th: 145.1(Trend Weight:145.4)
    January 26th:

    Successes: Had 2 or 3 days this week where I reached maintenance calories.

    Struggles: Weird thing happened today. I got up at 5am, peed and weighed, scale read 146.2. I like 'huh, I barely averaged 1600 calories a day this week.'. Went back to sleep, got up at 8:32, peed and weighed, scale read 145.1. How in the heck could I lose almost a pound in 3.5hrs of sleep? Scales are strange. No wonder people trying to lose weight lose their minds about scale fluctuations. Oh well, life was pretty normal and boring this week.

    Hope everyone is doing great!

    @kristen8000
    A healthy bladder can hold one and a half to two cups (300-400mls) of urine during the day and about four cups (800mls) at night.”

    350 ml = 0.75 lb
    544 ml = 1.2 lbs (your loss)
    800 ml = 1.8 lbs

    Water is Heavy❣️❣️❣️

    Obviously, you are not a nurse! LOL j/k huggs
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 6,645 Member Member Posts: 6,645 Member
    @kristen8000
    A healthy bladder can hold one and a half to two cups (300-400mls) of urine during the day and about four cups (800mls) at night.”

    350 ml = 0.75 lb
    544 ml = 1.2 lbs (your loss)
    800 ml = 1.8 lbs

    Water is Heavy❣️❣️❣️
    [/quote]

    Obviously, you are not a nurse! LOL j/k huggs[/quote]

    @psychod787 Correct! What was your first clue? 🤣
  • LuciiculLuciicul Member Posts: 421 Member Member Posts: 421 Member
    Age: 41
    Height: 169 cm (5'6")
    Total weight lost: 55.4 kg (122 lbs)
    Time it took to lose: 11 months
    How long in maintenance: 2 weeks (06/01/20)
    Maintenance weight range: 63.5-66.5 kg (140-147 lbs) [N.B. Will reevaluate this range based on DEXA scan results - will get scan in a couple weeks time.]

    Jan 6: 65 kg (143.3 lbs)
    Jan 13: 65.7 kg (144.8 lbs)
    Jan 20: 62.9 kg (138.7 lbs)
    Jan 27:

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week:
    It's been a good week, no big dramas to report one way or another. My weight can fluctuate quite a bit, and it will take me a while to work out how to stay in the "maintenance" range.

  • jplinisjplinis Member Posts: 35 Member Member Posts: 35 Member
    Name: Janine
    Age: 29
    Height: 4'11''
    Total weight lost: 3.8 kg (8.36 lbs)
    Time it took to lose: Since September 2019 but off and on for 5 years
    How long in maintenance: Since January 2020
    Maintenance weight range: 48 - 50 kg (105.9 - 110.2 lbs)

    Average weight recorded for August: 56.3 kg (124.1 lbs)
    Average weight recorded for September: 55.9 kg (123.2 lbs)
    Average weight recorded in October: 54.9 kg (121 lbs)
    Average weight recorded in November: 54.2 kg (119.5 lbs)
    Average weight recorded in December: 52.8 kg (116.4 lbs)

    Week of..
    Dec 29 - 53 kg (116.8 lbs)
    Jan 5 - 52.7 kg (116.2 lbs)
    Jan 12 - 52.0 kg (114.6 lbs)
    Jan19 - 52.1 kg (114.9 lbs)
    Jan 26 -

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: 100 grams increase this week which is fine considering I had a big drop the week before. Have gone out to eat quite a few times last week as it was mine and my partner's birthday week (our birthday's 3 days apart). Back to our normal eating routine this week and hoping for another drop. All is fine with my nutrition but have just got a bit of a set back with my training. I went to see a chiropractor last week for a niggling pain in my back (desk job), they did some xrays and turns out that my lower spine has a slight curve and twist. So taking it a bit easy at the gym, I have set up an appointment with a personal trainer to go back to basics and learn proper form and stretching and considering going to to a physio for a second opinion.
  • reversemigrationreversemigration Member Posts: 158 Member Member Posts: 158 Member
    Name: Ben
    Age: 51
    Height: 6'
    Total weight lost: ~60 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 8 months
    How long in maintenance: Since ~ December 2018
    Maintenance weight range: 163-168

    Average weight recorded for 2019: 162.8
    Average weight recorded for December 2019: 162.6

    Week of...
    January 5th: 162 (trend 162.2)
    January 12th: 160.7 (trend 162.2)
    January 19th: 159.5 (trend 162.3)

    Successes: No gnus is good gnus. A steady, consistent week. I've probably leaned a little too hard into banking calories for indulgences (which can be seen in daily weight vs. trend), but I've enjoyed the splurges.

    Struggles: I lost my Fitbit, which was giving me reasonably accurate calories for steps/exercise and replaced it with a Garmin, which decidedly underestimates them. While it's not so hard to mentally readjust the number of calories that I ought to have based on prior results, it'd be easier to have it done for me. Plus, I hate seeing red numbers. :tongue: There's likely a fix, but I haven't yet found it.

    @MadisonMolly2017 I actually find sodium harder to regulate than calories! My BP (and weight) seem a bit sensitive to it, so I try to stay around/under 2g. Most of what I eat is home-cooked/prepared, but it's still a challenge. You ought to be proud of keeping it under 1500 mg!
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 6,645 Member Member Posts: 6,645 Member
    Name: Ben
    Age: 51
    Height: 6'
    Total weight lost: ~60 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 8 months
    How long in maintenance: Since ~ December 2018
    Maintenance weight range: 163-168

    Average weight recorded for 2019: 162.8
    Average weight recorded for December 2019: 162.6

    Week of...
    January 5th: 162 (trend 162.2)
    January 12th: 160.7 (trend 162.2)
    January 19th: 159.5 (trend 162.3)

    Successes: No gnus is good gnus. A steady, consistent week. I've probably leaned a little too hard into banking calories for indulgences (which can be seen in daily weight vs. trend), but I've enjoyed the splurges.

    Struggles: I lost my Fitbit, which was giving me reasonably accurate calories for steps/exercise and replaced it with a Garmin, which decidedly underestimates them. While it's not so hard to mentally readjust the number of calories that I ought to have based on prior results, it'd be easier to have it done for me. Plus, I hate seeing red numbers. :tongue: There's likely a fix, but I haven't yet found it.

    @MadisonMolly2017 I actually find sodium harder to regulate than calories! My BP (and weight) seem a bit sensitive to it, so I try to stay around/under 2g. Most of what I eat is home-cooked/prepared, but it's still a challenge. You ought to be proud of keeping it under 1500 mg!
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    @reversemigration
    Thank you Ben! That really means a lot to me.
  • erjones11erjones11 Member Posts: 417 Member Member Posts: 417 Member
    Name: Eric
    Age: 50
    Height: 6’
    Total weight lost: 85 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 4 years
    How long in maintenance: Since September 2018

    Maintenance weight range: 150-155 or maybe 155 – 160?
    Average weight recorded from 2018 (12 months): 180
    Average weight recorded from 2019 (12 months): 156
    Average weight recorded from January 2019: 155
    Average weight recorded from February 2019: 155
    Average weight recorded from March 2019: 154
    Average weight recorded from April 2019: 155
    Average weight recorded from May 2019: 156
    Average weight recorded from June 2019: 158
    Average weight recorded from July 2019: 158
    Average weight recorded from August 2019: 156
    Average weight recorded from September 2019: 157
    Average weight recorded from October 2019: 158
    Average weight recorded from November: 158
    Average weight recorded from December: 157

    Week of...
    1/1/2020: 155.5
    1/11/2020: 161.8
    1/18/2020: 153.8
    1/26/2020: 155.6

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: Up a little but deliberately ate a bunch yesterday. Sort of a refeed, I guess. Been in a funk and trying to snap out of it. Exercise been ok this week.
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 421 Member Member Posts: 421 Member
    @Jimb376mfp , hope your surgery went well, and you are recovering now.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,799 Member Member Posts: 3,799 Member
    @erjones11

    Looks like you're doing GREAT. You dropped back down from your one excursion into the sixties, and you're really stable over time. Nice job! Just don't count on food to get you out of a funk. Eat it and enjoy it for sure (I sure did last night), and give yourself some credit for a job well done.

    I do hope you shake the funk. This time of year is TOUGH.
  • knitski2002knitski2002 Member Posts: 51 Member Member Posts: 51 Member
    Name: Shirley
    Age: 63
    Height: 5'1"
    Total weight lost: 36
    Time it took to lose: not sure
    How long in maintenance: over 3 years
    Maintenance weight range: 110-114
    Average weight recorded from 2018: 109.7
    Average weight recorded from 2019: 111.5

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    Week of..
    Jan 5: 109
    Jan 12: 107
    Jan19: 107
    Jan 26

    Incorporating hills in my daily walk.
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