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  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 6,387 Member Member Posts: 6,387 Member
    Name: Maddie
    Age: 64
    Height: 68.5”
    Total weight lost: 78.1
    Total wt lost at maintenance: 70-78 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 2-3/4 years
    How long in maintenance: 22 months
    Maintenance weight range: “In the 150’s”

    Average wt. recorded from 2018: 168
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 155
    Avg. wt recorded for 2020 (so far):! 158.17

    2020:
    Average wt recorded from January: 159.5
    Average weight recorded from February: 159
    Average weight recorded from March: 158.7
    Average weight recorded from April: 157.5
    Average weight recorded from May: 157.58
    Average weight recorded for June: 157.13
    Average weight recorded for July (So far): 157.78

    Average weight recorded for August
    Average weight recorded for September
    Average weight recorded for Oct
    Average weight recorded for Nov
    Average weight recorded for Dec

    Week of..
    July 5 157.05💚
    July 12 158.09 💚
    July 19
    July 26

    Successes: Exercising A LOT more & that led to my eating a bit more, but I caught it & scale is coming back down Slowly. I look leaner & I’m already feeling much stronger. Took a semi -rest day yesterday - 1 hr walk instead of 2.5-3 hours.

    Having some Gastro issues, so I’ll likely drop back to my earlier 10K steps per day. Modifying diet to see if it quiets.

    Struggles:
    STILL waiting for some important lab test results...Despite emailing them a week ago. Will get on the phone early tomorrow- the stress of not knowing is not good for my Crohn’s...

    Fatigue & really bummed out to have gone from “fit as a fiddle” To “fatigue & concerned”
    #Health First - never truer.

  • kgirlhartkgirlhart Member Posts: 3,814 Member Member Posts: 3,814 Member
    Name: Kathryn
    Age: 52
    Height: 5'4"
    Total Weight lost: ~80 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 2 years 3 months
    How long in maintenance: I called maintenance in July 2016, but I continued to slowly lose until December of 2017. I have been in maintenance since December 2017
    Maintenance weight range: 115 - 120 lbs

    Average weight recorded from 2018: 118.8
    Average weight recorded from 2019: 115.2

    Average weight recorded from January: 114.2
    Average weight recorded from February: 113.6
    Average weight recorded from March 113.3
    Average weight recorded from April: 113.7
    Average weight recorded from May: 113.8
    Average weight recorded from June: 113.7


    Week of..
    July 5: 113.2 scale/ 113.8 trend
    July 12: 113.6 scale/ 113.9 trend
    July 19
    July 26

    Success/Struggles: Holding steady.  I'm feeling good and happy with both my exercise and my eating.  I had my yearly exam this week and my doctor commented that my weight was "excellent". That was nice to hear. 😊
  • LuciiculLuciicul Member Posts: 421 Member Member Posts: 421 Member
    Name: Luciicul
    Age: 41
    Height: 169 cm (5'7")
    Total weight lost: 55.4 kg (122 lbs)
    Time it took to lose: 11 months
    How long in maintenance: 6 months (06/01/20)
    Maintenance weight range: 63-66 kg (139-145.5lbs)

    Monthly Averages:
    Jan 2020 average = 64.9 kgs (143.1 lbs)
    Feb 2020 average = 65.1 kgs (143.5 lbs)
    Mar 2020 average = 66.5 kgs (146.6 lbs)
    Apr 2020 average = 65.7 kgs (144.8 lbs)
    May 2020 average = 64.9 kgs (143.0 lbs)
    Jun 2020 average = 64.1 kgs (141.1 lbs)

    Week of..
    July 05 - 64.3 kgs (141.8 lbs)
    July 12 - 65.0 kgs (143.3 lbs)
    July 19 -
    July 26 -

    Successes/challenges: Been an uneventful week, nothing much to report.


  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,595 Member Member Posts: 3,595 Member
    speyerj wrote: »

    Struggles: Kind of gave up logging yesterday. I had another couple over for wine and cheese on my deck - my first attempt at a socially distanced social gathering. It was wonderful. But I mindlessly ate cheese, crackers and charcuterie and really had no idea how much I ate. Lesson learned: make a plate for myself in advance, weighing quantities before and after. I already had separate cheese plates for each couple - to prevent cross contamination - so making a cheese plate just for myself wouldn't be a stretch. At any rate, no damage done. I appear to have stayed within my calories over the course of the week.

    What I often do in this situation is make as good a guess as I can. If you do weigh a few example pieces of cheese, olives, or whatever you were serving, you can try to at least make a mental note each time you eat one (or five). I have found that my estimator gets better if I use the scale to reinforce my brain to know what a "cube of cheese" for example weighs. I think typical cube of cheese is between a half ounce and an ounce, or 15-30 grams more or less. I had to resort to estimating today; I had some pizza. Good luck getting THAT dialed in. MFP has pizza slices in the database from 200 to 600 calories each.

    When I go on a rafting or diving trip, I just use a "recipe" I created that I call "Rafters Rations" or "Diver Rations" that's a given amount of grams of fat, carbs, and protein. I just log the same 1 portion of that each day, and I also guess how long I row or paddle. My computer can tell me how long I dive. I sometimes even prep food, guess the weight, and THEN put it on the scale. It's just another tool to have in the box for times when you can't be as accurate as you might want.

    It sounds like you enjoyed yourself, and that is also a success!
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 398 Member Member Posts: 398 Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 69
    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: 14 months
    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 recorded in December 2019: 48.6 kg (107 lb)
    Average weight recorded for January: 49.8 kg (110 lb)
    Average weight recorded for February: 51.2 kg (113 lb)
    Average weight recorded for March: 50.6 kg (112 lb)
    Average weight recorded for April: 50.1 kg (110.5 lb)
    Average weight recorded for May: 49.1 kg (108 lb)
    Average weight recorded for June: 48.4 kg (107 lb)

    July 6th: 48.1 kg (trend 48.3 kg)
    July 13th: 48.3 kg (trend 48.5 kg)
    July 20th:
    July 27th:

    Successes/struggles:
    We were away in my motorhome for a few days last week, I relaxed and didn’t log all my food. I pre-measured and logged my breakfasts before we left home but nothing else. I was careful, no chips, no rich desserts, no beer, but we did have cake and pastry. On Friday the scales were at 48.9 kg – increase 0.8 kg (1.8 lb)! However, now it’s dropped again. My trend line lifted slightly but I shouldn’t worry about it.
    We enjoyed the break, although must admit to being a bit nervous visiting the nearby town. It was very quiet and we spent a couple of hours in the park, ate lunch sitting in the park. It’s good to feel that life is getting back to normal again.
  • 425Recess425Recess Member Posts: 69 Member Member Posts: 69 Member
    Name: Lorrraine
    Age: 72
    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 ~2 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 for July:113.5
    Average weight recorded for August:114.5
    Average weight recorded for September:114.5
    Average weight recorded for Oct:114.5
    Average weight recorded for Nov:114.5
    Average weight recorded for Dec: 115
    Average weight recorded for January: 115
    Average weight recorded for February: 115
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.5
    Average weight recorded for April:116.1
    Average weight recorded for May 115.2
    Average weight recorded for June:115.1

    July 6: 114.5
    July 13: 114.4

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week:
    GregInORL wrote: »
    Struggles: while my weight is within the range I set, seeing it creep up does make me think I’m going to just beeline to my starting weight tomorrow. Logically I know that’s not true but it is a feeling. Just trying to acknowledge the feeling, and acknowledge the logical response. This is a long term journey

    I was going to say almost the same thing. Why does .5 over makes me nervous and .5 under makes me gleeful? I know better. They are both very much the same. It is just a mark on the scale. But it is in a way okay. I get in trouble when I ignore the upticks and wsnt to stop it before it is much more than an uptick. So I'm celebrating a tad below goal weight (even if in range).
  • briscogunbriscogun Member Posts: 927 Member Member Posts: 927 Member
    Name: Briscogun
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’ 11”
    Total weight lost: 42 lbs
    Time it took to lose: Started March 2020 (this time around)
    How long in maintenance: 2 months
    Maintenance weight range: 150ish

    Starting weight recorded from February: 190.2 (starting weight)
    Average weight recorded from March: 178.4
    Average weight recorded from April: 166.2
    Average weight recorded from May: 156.8
    Average weight recorded for June: 152.1
    Average weight recorded for July:

    Week of..
    July 5: 151.1
    July 12: 148.8
    July 19:
    July 26:

    Success/Struggles: Still ever so slowly losing, although the last few days seem to have leveled out. I think the increased strength training may be helping (water weight, etc). Hoping I’ve finally settled into my ‘happy place”. Checked my BMI yesterday and I’m smack dab in the middle of “healthy range” so that’s reassuring. I can run a bit longer now, trying to use my new thinner body. I’ve gone from barely being able to do 1 pull-up to doing 10-12 at a time, as well. So some physical benefits are nice! As a side note, I was carrying a 35 lb kettlebell yesterday and thought, “I used to walk around all day with more then this in fat on me!”.
  • kristen8000kristen8000 Member Posts: 729 Member Member Posts: 729 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
    Sex: 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
    Average weight recorded for January: 145.4
    Average weight recorded for February: 143.4
    Average weight recorded for March:
    142.5
    Average weight recorded for April: 143.5
    Average weight recorded for May: 145.7
    Average weight recorded for June: 146.3

    Week of...
    July 5th: 147.9 (Trend Weight: 147.3)
    July 12th: 148.2 (Trend Weight: 147.9)
    July 19th: 148.6 (Trend Weight: 148.2)

    Successes/Struggles: Not much to report this week. Was able to see friends we hadn't seen since well before the pandemic hit yesterday. That was really nice...we've really been trying to be careful, so we haven't seen much of family or friends.

    Hope everyone had a great week.



  • GregInORLGregInORL Member Posts: 205 Member Member Posts: 205 Member
    Age: 31
    Height: 5'8"
    Starting Weight: 220+
    Total weight lost: 70 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 4 months (February - June 2019)
    How long in maintenance: 1 year 1 month
    Maintenance weight range: 145 - 149
    Average weight recorded from 2018: NA
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 168.3


    Average weight recorded from June: 164.21
    Average weight recorded from July: 158.2
    Average weight recorded for August: 155.54
    Average weight recorded for September: 151.2
    Average weight recorded for October: 148.3
    Average weight recorded for November: 146.8
    Average weight recorded for December: 147.9
    Average weight recorded for January 146.2
    Average weight recorded for February: 145.6
    Average weight recorded for March: 147.4
    Average weight recorded for April: 144.9
    Average weight recorded for May: 144.24
    Average weight recorded for June: 145.14

    Week of..
    July 5: 146.1 (Trend Weight 145.3 +.6)
    July 12: 147.3 (Trend Weight 145.8 +.5)
    July 19: 147.9 (Trend Weight 146.6 +.8)
    July 26


    Successes: Got through a virtual version of Dopey Challenge this week (5k, 10k, Half marathon, Marathon over 4 mornings). Experimenting more with my air fryer. Air fried a beyond patty and it was amazing!

    Struggles: Pushed a little too hard on the marathon so my legs are trash today. Hopefully in the next day or two they'll get back to a normal state

  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,595 Member Member Posts: 3,595 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 recorded from January 2020: 143.7
    Average weight recorded from February 2020: 144.2
    Average weight recorded from March 2020: 145.9
    Average weight recorded from April 2020: 148.5
    Average weight recorded from May 2020: 149.2
    Average weight recorded from June 2020: 147.3

    Average weight Week of...
    June 29 - July 5 ..... 146.7
    July 6 - 12 .............. 146.9
    July 13 - 19 ............ 146.5
    July 20 - 26 ..............
    July 27 - August 2 .....

    Success of the week: I continue to slowly get back deeper into my maintenance range. Funny thing; the TrendWeight website now shows me slowly gaining. A friend dropped off a hiking map yesterday, and I gave him some goodies from the garden. He said I'm the trimmest he's ever seen me. I'm no trimmer than I've been in the past, and he thought it might be because I was in shorts and a t-shirt instead of work clothes. I don't think the BIA feature of my scale gives me really accurate information on body fat %, but I think it's logical that I can look at trends, but my body fat appears to be dropping rapidly the last five weeks.

    Struggle of the week: Same struggles I write about every week - not liking that I have been in the upper portion of my maintenance range (or just above it) for too long.
  • speyerjspeyerj Member Posts: 888 Member Member Posts: 888 Member
    Name Jane
    Age: 55
    Height: 5' 9''
    Total weight lost: 112 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 13 months, Started 6/3/2019
    How long in maintenance: Just started 6/28/2020
    Maintenance weight range:173-177
    Average weight recorded from 2018: 285
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 236.9

    Average weight recorded from January: 211
    Average weight recorded from February: 206.5
    Average weight recorded from March: 196.4
    Average weight recorded from April: 187
    Average weight recorded from May:181
    Average weight recorded for June: 178
    Average weight recorded for July:
    Average weight recorded for August
    Average weight recorded for September
    Average weight recorded for Oct
    Average weight recorded for Nov
    Average weight recorded for Dec


    Week of..
    July 5 176.5
    July 12 172.8
    July 19 172.7
    July 26

    Success: Did great on all my fitness goals this week. Ran 4xs this week, including a nice 6 mile run on Saturday. Logged all my food all week. While Sunday's weight is nearly the lowest weight all week, I didn't have a single weigh in above 175 this week. So perhaps I'm still eating at a deficit. But my plan is to keep on keeping on and only worry if the weight creeps up - I'm not going to fuss if it keeps going down. :)

    Struggles: No struggles this week. I'm feeling good about the quantity and quality of the food I'm eating.
  • missperfectpitchmissperfectpitch Member Posts: 345 Member Member Posts: 345 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 from 2018 (12 months): 109.8
    Average weight recorded for 2019 (12 months): 111.2

    Average weight recorded for January: 111.9
    Average weight recorded for February: 111.3
    Average weight recorded from March: 110.3
    Average weight recorded from April: 109.7
    Average weight recorded for May: 110.9
    Average weight recorded for June: 112.3

    Week of..
    July 4: 112.7 (trend 112.7)
    July 11: 113 (trend 112.8)
    July 18: 112.5 (trend 112.7)
    July 25:

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: My weight is just at the top end of my range, and I'm still working on getting it back down towards the middle. I did a bit more cooking and eating more fruit this week again, and managed to get 20k steps with a long walk one day, which brought my weekly activity level up to 94k.
  • LuciiculLuciicul Member Posts: 421 Member Member Posts: 421 Member
    Name: Luciicul
    Age: 41
    Height: 169 cm (5'7")
    Total weight lost: 55.4 kg (122 lbs)
    Time it took to lose: 11 months
    How long in maintenance: 6 months (06/01/20)
    Maintenance weight range: 63-66 kg (139-145.5lbs)

    Monthly Averages:
    Jan 2020 average = 64.9 kgs (143.1 lbs)
    Feb 2020 average = 65.1 kgs (143.5 lbs)
    Mar 2020 average = 66.5 kgs (146.6 lbs)
    Apr 2020 average = 65.7 kgs (144.8 lbs)
    May 2020 average = 64.9 kgs (143.0 lbs)
    Jun 2020 average = 64.1 kgs (141.1 lbs)

    Week of..
    July 05 - 64.3 kgs (141.8 lbs)
    July 12 - 65.0 kgs (143.3 lbs)
    July 19 - 63.6 kgs (140.2 lbs)
    July 26 -

    Successes/challenges: I've been doing fine with my eating and weight, but have been slipping with exercise, sleep and time management habits. Up until COVID crisis I had such great habits, yet I've let them slip, and I don't really have any good reason because its not lack of time or opportunity or stress (we have had a relatively easy time of the COVID crisis where I live Australia, not nearly as bad as people in many other countries). I need to give myself a kick up the bum, but have also been thinking/saying this for months now and every time I get better for one week, the next is a slide backwards. I guess I'm at the point were "constant vigilance" is hard to keep up. On the bright side, my eating is fine and weight is fine so no major harm being done there.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 6,387 Member Member Posts: 6,387 Member
    kgirlhart wrote: »
    Name: Kathryn
    Age: 52
    Height: 5'4"
    Total Weight lost: ~80 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 2 years 3 months
    How long in maintenance: I called maintenance in July 2016, but I continued to slowly lose until December of 2017. I have been in maintenance since December 2017
    Maintenance weight range: 115 - 120 lbs

    Average weight recorded from 2018: 118.8
    Average weight recorded from 2019: 115.2

    Average weight recorded from January: 114.2
    Average weight recorded from February: 113.6
    Average weight recorded from March 113.3
    Average weight recorded from April: 113.7
    Average weight recorded from May: 113.8
    Average weight recorded from June: 113.7


    Week of..
    July 5: 113.2 scale/ 113.8 trend
    July 12: 113.6 scale/ 113.9 trend
    July 19: 112.8 scale/ 113.7 trend
    July 26

    Success/Struggles: Staying in range. No real weight related struggles. I have to go in for a diagnostic mammogram after my regular mammogram, so I am a little stressed about that, but so far it isn't affecting my eating or exercise.

    Good Luck @kgirlhart - I wish you all the best.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 6,387 Member Member Posts: 6,387 Member
    Name: Maddie
    Age: 64
    Height: 68.5”
    Total weight lost: 78.1
    Total wt lost at maintenance: 70-78 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 2-3/4 years
    How long in maintenance: 22 months
    Maintenance weight range: “In the 150’s”

    Average wt. recorded from 2018: 168
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 155
    Avg. wt recorded for 2020 (so far):! 158.18

    2020:
    Average wt recorded from January: 159.5
    Average weight recorded from February: 159
    Average weight recorded from March: 158.7
    Average weight recorded from April: 157.5
    Average weight recorded from May: 157.58
    Average weight recorded for June: 157.13
    Average weight recorded for July (So far): 157.82

    Average weight recorded for August
    Average weight recorded for September
    Average weight recorded for Oct
    Average weight recorded for Nov
    Average weight recorded for Dec

    Week of..
    July 5 157.05💚
    July 12 158.09 💚
    July 19 157.89 💚
    July 26

    Successes: Walking/hiking more than I have since beginning of weight loss journey 1/2/2016. Began to turn little bump on scale around.

    Modifying/playing with diet to see what helps discomfort. Labs tomorrow & appt following week. Hoping for the best.

    Struggles: Worried lower fiber diet will lead me to gain. Bloating. I usually gain at this point in summer- hoped doing significantly more exercise would fix that but I seem to retain more water... all will become clear in time.
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 398 Member Member Posts: 398 Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 69
    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: 14 months
    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 recorded in December 2019: 48.6 kg (107 lb)
    Average weight recorded for January: 49.8 kg (110 lb)
    Average weight recorded for February: 51.2 kg (113 lb)
    Average weight recorded for March: 50.6 kg (112 lb)
    Average weight recorded for April: 50.1 kg (110.5 lb)
    Average weight recorded for May: 49.1 kg (108 lb)
    Average weight recorded for June: 48.4 kg (107 lb)

    July 6th: 48.1 kg (trend 48.3 kg)
    July 13th: 48.3 kg (trend 48.5 kg)
    July 20th: 48.0 kg (trend 48.4 kg)
    July 27th:

    Successes/struggles:
    No particular struggles or successes this last week – just getting on with life.
    We’re away again in the motorhome this week so I was careful last week and happy to see the scale down to 48 kg. I can relax and enjoy the break.
  • kgirlhartkgirlhart Member Posts: 3,814 Member Member Posts: 3,814 Member
    Thanks @MadisonMolly2017 And I hope your lab work goes well too.
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