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  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 6,862 Member Member Posts: 6,862 Member
    Name Maddie
    Height: 174 cm
    Total weight lost: 72+
    Time it took to lose: 3-1/3 years
    How long in maintenance: 2 years!
    Maintenance weight range: In the 150’s
    Average weight recorded from 2018: 168.4
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 155.06
    Average weight recorded for 2020: 157.91

    Average weight recorded from Jan; 159.4
    Average weight recorded from Feb:159
    Average weight recorded from Mar: 158.7
    Average weight recorded from April:157.5
    Average weight recorded from May:157.6
    Average weight recorded for June: 157.4
    Average weight recorded for July: 157.8
    Average weight recorded for Aug: 157.1
    Avg wt recorded for Sep so far): 156.6!!
    Average weight recorded for Oct
    Average weight recorded for Nov
    Average weight recorded for Dec


    Week of..
    Sept 6 157 Trend: 157.1
    Sept 13 156.23 Trend: 156.1
    Sept 20
    Sept 27

    Success/Struggles: Like @speyerj, my weight been coming down, although exercise burn is lower. It’s cooler & temperature seems to effect my water retention. Curious to see what happens when I’m walking again. I miss my walks.

    Many of our favorite camping & hiking locations have been destroyed and/or damaged. Forests are such a love of mine. But I have navigated all of this well, and I know Nature is resilient. I am proud I didn’t dive into eating (I’ll admit it was tempting as there’s just SO much.) But I know food won’t help. And that’s my success this week.
  • speyerjspeyerj Member Posts: 975 Member Member Posts: 975 Member
    @mtaratoot - Hello neighbor! I'm in the Portland Metro area. We had orange sky last week, but since Thursday it's thick foggy smoke. Air Quality Index is hazardous. Although this is stressing me out, I need to keep reminding myself - I still have my home. Others have not been so lucky. This smoke will pass. I hope you are taking care of yourself and staying indoors.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 4,018 Member Member Posts: 4,018 Member
    @speyerj

    I'm about 90 miles south. With everything orange and black last week, you'd think people around here wold be pretty keen. Nobody is.
  • briscogunbriscogun Member Posts: 997 Member Member Posts: 997 Member
    Name: Briscogun
    Age: 51
    Height: 5’ 11”
    Total weight lost: 44 lbs
    Time it took to lose: Started March 2020 (this time around)
    How long in maintenance: 4 months
    Maintenance weight range: 150-155

    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: 149.8
    Average weight recorded for August: 152.2
    Average weight recorded for September

    Week of-
    Sept 7: 151.8
    Sept 14: 148.8
    Sept 21:
    Sept 28:

    Success/Struggles: First week of September I had WAY too much fun, specifically Labor Day weekend. Ate and drank. A lot. Weight shot up expectedly, but came off quickly. I mean, really quickly after I buckled down last week. I’m down 3 lbs just for the average, and below my maintenance range. So time to up the calories again and try to level off.

    I think with summer winding down I won’t be going out as much since the patios are starting to get colder and colder and darker and darker earlier. I’ll have to be a little more “responsible” and up my calories the old fashioned way instead of be a gluttonous pig on the weekends!
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 480 Member Member Posts: 480 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: 16 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)
    Average weight recorded for July: 48.3 kg (106.5 lb)
    Average weight recorded for August: 48.6 kg (107 lb)

    Sept 7th: 49 kg (trend 48.7 kg)
    Sept 14th: Sept 15th: 49.6 kg (trend 48.9)
    Sept 21st:
    Sept 28th:

    Checking in a day later than usual. I was away over the weekend, with family. It was planned 15 months ago and luckily we were able to go ahead. The “rule of 6” over here in the UK started today, they went home on Sunday so that the children could go to school. The holiday resort we were at was affected – the café was only take-away, the swimming pool and other indoor activities were closed. But we had hot tubs and bicycles and lots of good food including birthday cake.
    So, a spike in weight today, but I’m back on track now.
  • 425Recess425Recess Member Posts: 83 Member Member Posts: 83 Member
    Name: Lorrraine
    Age: 73
    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 ~3 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 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
    Average weight recorded for July:114.5
    Average weight recorded for August:114.0

    Sept 9: 115.0
    Sept 14: 114.5

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week:
    I usually report in on Monday but forgot. I live just north of Seattle and our air has been "unhealthily for all" so not as bad as Portland but still awful. It messes with my head. I feel so bad for those who have lost their homes, crops, properties, and animals. I am finally settling down, not as anxious, and getting back into routines.
  • OrphiaOrphia Member Posts: 7,005 Member Member Posts: 7,005 Member
    Name: Orphia
    Age: 53
    Height: 176 cm
    Heaviest weight: 98.9 kg
    Total Weight lost: 35 kg
    Time it took to lose: 12 months
    How long in maintenance: Since April 2016 - but gained 10 kg March-May 2020 after massive trauma combined with COVID-19.

    Maintenance weight range: 65-75 kg (not sure what’s the right answer - been up and down in there numerous times in my life, apart from going way over 2010-2015).

    Weekly averages checking day for me is Sunday.

    Current moving average: 76.2 kg
    Today’s weigh-in: 75.9 kg
    Average weight recorded from 2015 (12 months): 85 kg
    Average weight recorded from 2016 (12 months): 64 kg
    Average weight recorded from 2017 (12 months): 64 kg
    Average weight recorded from 2018 (12 months): 65 kg
    Average weight recorded from 2019 (12 months): 65 kg

    Average weight recorded from December 2019: 65 kg
    Average weight recorded from January 2020: 65 kg
    Average weight recorded from February 2020: 65 kg
    Average weight recorded from March 2020: 65 kg
    Average weight recorded from April 2020: 69 kg
    Average weight recorded from May 2020: 74 kg
    Average weight recorded from June 2020: 75 kg
    Average weight recorded from July 2020: 75 kg
    Average weight recorded from August 2020: 75.8 kg


    Average weight Week of...

    August 31 - Sept 6 ...... 76.1 kg
    Sept 7 – 13……………. 76.9 kg
    Sept 14 – 20………….. 76.1 kg

    I’m trying to lose a bit to get back to 70 kg so that running isn't such a struggle, but I’m still happy otherwise at around 75 kg.

    I’m experimenting with seeing how my satiety levels are in relation to the types of foods I eat. Trying to eat more whole foods, which I’ve been getting pretty good at, and less sugar, and it’s going quite well.


    Struggle of the week: My sore hip got worse yesterday which means more rest is required.

    Success of the week: Big drop in weight thanks partly due to ceasing taking Meloxicam, and partly due to several days under calorie goal.
  • kristen8000kristen8000 Member Posts: 739 Member Member Posts: 739 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: 8 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
    Average weight recorded for July: 148.3
    Average weight recorded for August: 147.5

    Week of...
    September 6: Didn't weight (we had company)
    September 13th: 147.1 (Trend Weight: 147.1)
    September 19th: 147.9 (Trend Weight: 147.6)

    Successes/Struggles: I'm thinking the increase was from a bad eating day yesterday. It was one of those 'eat everything' days! Will get back to it this week. 39 days til Mexico!

    Hope everyone has a great week.

  • speyerjspeyerj Member Posts: 975 Member Member Posts: 975 Member
    Name Jane
    Age: 55
    Height: 5' 9''
    Total weight lost: 120 pounds
    Time it took to lose: 13 months, Started 6/3/2019
    How long in maintenance: 2 month
    Maintenance weight range:162 - 168
    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: 174.8
    Average weight recorded for August: 171.9
    Average weight recorded for September
    Average weight recorded for Oct
    Average weight recorded for Nov
    Average weight recorded for Dec


    Average weight Week ending
    Sept 6: 169.4
    Sept 13: 166.7
    Sept. 20: 166.9
    Sept: 27:

    Success: We got rain on Friday and the air cleared! Hooray! What a huge difference it made. I went for a run on Friday and Saturday and got to row this morning. Beautiful still water. And I'm feeling so much more comfortable in a racing shell. Now I can start focusing on power instead of putting everything into staying balanced.

    Weight seems to have stabilized near the 166 mark, so I moved my maintenance range down. Dropping just 5 pounds made a huge difference in my appearance. I actually look thin! - for the first time in my life since college. I did a little clothes shopping yesterday and everything I bought was a size 10 or medium. I still can't quite wrap my head around it.

    Struggles: After 10 days of hazardous air, I was feeling so depressed. I realized exactly how it made me feel - those of you who are Harry Potter fans will get it. Remember Ron Weasley's description of what it feels like to be in the presence of a Dementor - that it makes you feel cold and like you will never be happy again? That was it in a nutshell. But the rain acted as a Patronus spell and sunshine and happiness have returned.
  • missperfectpitchmissperfectpitch Member Posts: 356 Member Member Posts: 356 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
    Average weight recorded for July: 112.7
    Average weight recorded for August: 112.9

    Week of..
    Sept 5: 112.7 (trend 112.7)
    Sept 12: 113.1 (trend 112.8)
    Sept 19: 111.6 (trend 112.2)
    Sept 26:

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week: I'm now squarely back in range and making progress downwards towards where I prefer to be. This weekend, I went on a long, pretty challenging hike with my boyfriend that ended up being about 12 miles and 29k steps. It was definitely a good workout and my legs are still feeling it. I don't know how accurate it is, but according to Fitbit, I burned about 3800 calories for the day.
  • 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: 9 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)
    Jul 2020 average = 64.6 kgs (142.4 lbs)
    Aug 2020 average = 64.8 kgs (142.9 lbs)

    Week of..
    Sept 6 - 65.6 kg (144.6 lbs)
    Sept 13 - 64.8 kg (142.9 lbs)
    Sept 20 - 66.1 kg (145.7 lbs)
    Sept 27


    Success/Struggles:
    Forgot to post last week. Got derailed by a bit of PMS, just didn't have normal level of motivation, didn't stick to my normal IF schedule, didn't do my normal exercise... weight has gone up as a result, over my set maintenance zone. This week I've got to try and pull myself back in line... but I'll be honest and say I feel that "slump" in motivation sucking at my heels.

  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 6,862 Member Member Posts: 6,862 Member
    Luciicul wrote: »
    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: 9 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)
    Jul 2020 average = 64.6 kgs (142.4 lbs)
    Aug 2020 average = 64.8 kgs (142.9 lbs)

    Week of..
    Sept 6 - 65.6 kg (144.6 lbs)
    Sept 13 - 64.8 kg (142.9 lbs)
    Sept 20 - 66.1 kg (145.7 lbs)
    Sept 27


    Success/Struggles:
    Forgot to post last week. Got derailed by a bit of PMS, just didn't have normal level of motivation, didn't stick to my normal IF schedule, didn't do my normal exercise... weight has gone up as a result, over my set maintenance zone. This week I've got to try and pull myself back in line... but I'll be honest and say I feel that "slump" in motivation sucking at my heels.

    @Luciicul
    YOU can do it!
    Focus on the change that will help the most.
    Likely calories in...?
    Figure out how to make calories in better most easily.
    Do that.

    What helps me is to Really Remember how much I hate dieting. I’d rather cut some calories now than ever diet again.

    You CAN do this.
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 480 Member Member Posts: 480 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: 16 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)
    Average weight recorded for July: 48.3 kg (106.5 lb)
    Average weight recorded for August: 48.6 kg (107 lb)

    Sept 7th: 49 kg (trend 48.7 kg)
    Sept 15th: 49.6 (trend 48.9)
    Sept 21st: 49.6 kg (trend 50 kg)
    Sept 28th:

    Successes/struggles:
    Success – I was very strict last week after returning home from a weekend away, lots of exercise, sensible food, eating at a deficit. Weighed in at 48.8 kg on Saturday morning. But Saturday was my birthday so obviously indulged at dinner with wine, cheesecake and chocolates. (Finished the chocolates on Sunday)

    Struggles: this shouldn’t be a struggle but I still have difficulty accepting a spike in weight, even though I’m still well within my goal and lighter than I thought I wanted when I started the weight loss journey in 2018. I set my goal then at 50 kg which is less than the 8 stone goal I had back in 2000 when I had a previous (successful) weight loss. Both numbers were chosen for simplicity, they both give me a healthy BMI. I certainly don’t need to be less than 48 kg – it is too skinny. But I have got a bit of a fixation about going over 49. It’s a mental thing, and I suppose the Covid situation is perhaps making it difficult to be relaxed about anything related to health and wellbeing.


  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 4,018 Member Member Posts: 4,018 Member
    Struggles: this shouldn’t be a struggle but I still have difficulty accepting a spike in weight, even though I’m still well within my goal and lighter than I thought I wanted when I started the weight loss journey in 2018. I set my goal then at 50 kg which is less than the 8 stone goal I had back in 2000 when I had a previous (successful) weight loss. Both numbers were chosen for simplicity, they both give me a healthy BMI. I certainly don’t need to be less than 48 kg – it is too skinny. But I have got a bit of a fixation about going over 49. It’s a mental thing, and I suppose the Covid situation is perhaps making it difficult to be relaxed about anything related to health and wellbeing.

    Yes, this is a challenge. I hope you can get past it being a struggle There may well be one day when you see that big spike, step back, and say, "Meh; it will be with me a day or five, but that's all. This is how maintenance works." I didn't think it would happen to me, but it did this week. I wager it will happen to you at some point. When it does, NOTICE it and embrace it.
  • 425Recess425Recess Member Posts: 83 Member Member Posts: 83 Member
    Name: Lorrraine
    Age: 74
    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 ~3 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 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
    Average weight recorded for July:114.5
    Average weight recorded for August:114.0

    Sept 9: 115.0
    Sept 14: 114.5
    Sept 21: 115.5

    Success(es)/struggle(s) of the week:
    My weight is up a little. I think it is because of the smoke (that is now over here!) had keep me from working in the yard or going for walks. It could also be that I ate more than I logged due to the stress of it all. Back to walking this last weekend and exercise class this morning (utube). I'm feeling much better and expect eating and weight will be back to normal.
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 480 Member Member Posts: 480 Member
    @mtaratoot , thanks for the kind words of support.
    I do know it really, I lost weight 20 years ago in the run up to my 50th birthday and maintained very well for over 10 years, gaining and losing the same 5 lbs (sometimes more) over and over. As I said, I think this virus pandemic and the relentless news and dire warnings is getting to me.
    I'm usually a very upbeat, optimistic, person but the last 12 months have been difficult and the current situation is horrible.

    I'm lucky compared to those folks over on the west coast of the States with your fires, must count my blessings.
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