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  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 6,299 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,299 Member
    I got up to the heaviest I've been in two years this month. Yep. Not since I was in initial loss mode was I this big.

    So, just between you and me, I ~only~ did it so I could come back here and "weigh less than a month ago" for at least a few months going forward. 🤣 🤣 🤣

    Not really.

    But the good news is I've been coming back down since mid-month, and maybe I'm getting a handle on it again.

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  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 4,413 Member Member Posts: 4,413 Member
    @mtaratoot The struggle is real. I have managed to gain back over 30 pounds of the original 80 I lost a couple of years ago. I can give you many valid reasons and a few excuses too, but that is all water under the bridge. I’ve just got to stay focused and make better choices more often and move every chance I get to get some calorie and fat burning going. You and I have traveled this journey together for quite some time in many challenges. I am still here too. We can do this! There is no clock or time limitations on our improvement. I just want to try to keep moving in the right direction no matter how slowly or deliberately that may be.
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 4,413 Member Member Posts: 4,413 Member
    My name is Donna. I am 60. I am about 5’5” tall. I live in the Midwest USA.
    Highest Weight: 253



    January 1st 2020 - 189.2
    February 1st 2020 - 191.6
    March 1st 2020 - 199.8
    April 1st 2020 - 203.2
    May 1st 2020 - 207.7
    June 1st 2020 - 206.8
    July 1st 2020 - 207.9
    August 1st 2020 - 209.4
    September 1st 2020 - 211.6
    October 1st 2020 - 211.1
    November 1st 2020 - 207.4
    December 1st 2020 - 207.6


    January 1st 2021 - 207.8
    February 1st 2021 – 207.6 Does a 0.2 loss count LOL? Okay so January was a rollercoaster ride. I weigh exactly what I did on December first so I am grateful that I did not balloon up any further due to all the Christmas holidays.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member, Premium Posts: 7,930 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,930 Member
    My name is Donna. I am 60. I am about 5’5” tall. I live in the Midwest USA.
    Highest Weight: 253



    January 1st 2020 - 189.2
    February 1st 2020 - 191.6
    March 1st 2020 - 199.8
    April 1st 2020 - 203.2
    May 1st 2020 - 207.7
    June 1st 2020 - 206.8
    July 1st 2020 - 207.9
    August 1st 2020 - 209.4
    September 1st 2020 - 211.6
    October 1st 2020 - 211.1
    November 1st 2020 - 207.4
    December 1st 2020 - 207.6


    January 1st 2021 - 207.8
    February 1st 2021 – 207.6 Does a 0.2 loss count LOL? Okay so January was a rollercoaster ride. I weigh exactly what I did on December first so I am grateful that I did not balloon up any further due to all the Christmas holidays.

    Hey Donna!
    I know that was your goal, so
    C o N G R A T U L A T I O NS!!!
    ❤️❤️

    As the Half Size Me lady recommends. First maintain the higher weight. When you know the exercuse & food that makes that happen, then go on planned dieting (with set begin & end dates) and immediately go back to your maintenance plan in the end date. Maintain the new weight for awhile then plan another short 1-2 month dieting time. Repeat.

    I’m still working on the maintaining rather than creeping up slowly.

    Will decrease calories further this week.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member, Premium Posts: 7,930 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,930 Member
    ]Maintenance Range as of Apr 25, 2019:
    153-155
    Changed Feb 25, 2020 to “In the 150’s”💚
    Sept 30, 2020 7 months later...found myself in @ 154, BMI = 23.1. I’d given up in Feb. Thrilled.
    1/1/21 Changed back to 153-155 then 155.5 ⚠️now 156⚠️

    KEY:
    IN THE 150’s = 💚
    🥰💪🏻🌲🦋👩🏻‍🎨 🖌
    160 = ❌❌⚠️ > 159
    161 = ❌❌❌ ⚠️ >160

    January
    1/1 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/2 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/3 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/4 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/5💚
    1/6💚
    1/7❌❌❌❌ ⚠️

    1/8 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/9 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/10 to 1/22 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚
    1/23 💚 Yay!!!
    1/24 💚
    1/25💚. Digestive...
    1/26 💚 vac 1/24-1/27 A HUGE WIN❣️
    1/27 💚
    1/28 💚

    1/29 💚
    1/30 💚 friend lunch out- did not order dessert or cornbread. 1st time success
    1/31 💚

    JANUARY 24/31 days 💚


    FEBRUARY
    2/1. 💚 YAY down over 5lbs from my Jan high weight
    2/2 💚
    2/3 💚friend lunch -> coffee -> now no food SUCCESS going to help her with a decorating question at her house instead!!
    Yay! Did it!!!! Brought an apple & kind bar. Walked there & back. Significantly better than sitting & eating/talking.

    2/4 💚 family lunch (turned into dinner) - might be tough - will formulate a plan...how to ask them NOT to bring bread basket... calories & carbs high ... WAS tough...will try again next time I eat out with this person.

    Haha! I’m doing the slow & steady :)
    🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢
    I’m just happy I was in 💚five out of seven days!!!

    2/5 💚 back on track
    2/6 💚yay, a new low!
    2/7 💚friend lunch ok, healthy place
    0.2 lb away !!!!!!!! YAY!
    2/8 💚 157.4, a month ago 163
    2/9 💚
    2/10 friend travel💚
    2/11 friend travel💚

    2/12 friend travel💚
    2/13💚
    2/14 valentines celeb.💚

    2/15 💚getting back on track!
    2/16 💚 when my life is routine, all is easy. Travel, celebrations still through me off. Reminding myself it has not been 1 year yet. I’m figuring it out. BMI just hit 24.0. Back to the mid-23’s for me!
    2/17 💚
    2/18 💚
    YAY! Curbed the runaway train in a couple of days!!

    2/19 💚
    2/20 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/21 ❌❌❌⚠️ turning it around
    2/22 ❌❌❌⚠️ ugh
    2/23 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/24 💚 BETTER
    2/25 💚

    2/26❌❌❌⚠️
    2/27❌❌❌⚠️
    2/28❌❌❌❌⚠️eeps
    2/29❌❌❌⚠️

    February 21/29 days 💚

    ⛑Insight: COVID stopped my eating out & I finally began to lose...

    MARCH
    3/1 to 3/5 💚💚💚💚💚
    3/6 ❌❌❌⚠️ 160.2
    3/7 💚
    3/8💚
    3/9 ❌❌❌❌⚠️
    3/10💚

    ⛑ 3/11 Husband started working from home. The TURNING POINT.

    3/11 to 3/31
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    March 29/31 days!! Yay!!

    4/1 - 4/7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/8 - 4/14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/15 - 4/21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    4/22 💚


    4/23 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.0️⃣!!
    4/24 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣

    4/25 💚💚💚ONE YEAR MAINTENANCE anniversary!💚💚💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣❣️🦋🌻

    4/26💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.4️⃣
    4/27💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.8️⃣
    4/28💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.4️⃣
    4/29💚
    4/30💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.8️⃣

    30/30 days! Going for 30/30 in April!
    Looks like I’ll make it!! DID IT!!!!!!!!

    DID IT!!! 🌟💚👏💚🌟

    Note: Not eating out works for me, clearly.

    May 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 15-21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 22-28 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 29-31. 💚💚💚

    DID IT!!! 🌟💚👏💚🌟


    June 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 8-14💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 15-21💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 22-June 28💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 29-30 💚💚


    DID IT!!! 🌟💚👏💚🌟

    July 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 15-21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 22-28 💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 29-31💚💚💚

    Aug 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    This is working for me! Got close to 160 & didn’t want to lose my streak...now safely back down in 157-158’s. Continuing to try to slowly lose so I will have larger safety zone!
    Aug 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Back into mid to low 157’s Success
    156.8 for 2 days Success! Finally got serious
    156.3

    Aug 15-21💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Low 157’s even more consistently. Unhealthy Air & extreme heat is decreasing calories burned. It took a while, but I’ve dropped my calories in to compensate

    Aug 22-28💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Aug 29-31💚💚💚


    Sept 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Sept 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Sept 15-21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Sept 22 250 days in Maintenance Range💚❣️
    23-25 💚💚💚
    Sept 26 200 DAYS 💯💯Streak💚
    27-30

    200 days!!!!!! streak!!!!!!!!!!! 💯+💯
    I did it!!!
    Yay!!

    Oct 31/31

    Changed Maintenance Range to
    “IN the 150’s”
    That’s more than good enough.💚
    THiS Keeps my head in the game. This. Yes.

    IN THE 1️⃣5️⃣0️⃣’s
    2020
    Jan 24/31 days
    Feb 21/29
    Mar 29/31 21 of the last ❣️3 weeks in March!
    ❤️April 30/30
    ❤️May 31/31
    ❤️June 30/30
    ❤️July 31/31
    ❤️Aug 31/31.
    This is great :)
    ❤️Sept 30/30
    ❤️Oct 31/31
    ❤️Nov 30/30
    ❤️Dec 31/31 ❣️👏 9 full months ❣️❣️

    2021
    Jan 16/31 ⛔️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️⛔️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️❤️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️❤️⚠️⚠️⛔️⛔️❤️ [Tighter Range as I don’t want to be above 156] ALL were under 160, so a good 4 lbs lower than last year. Hooray!

    KEY
    ❤️=155 & under
    ⛔️= under 156
    ⚠️= 156+



    296 day STREAK ended 12/31/20

    2019: 365/365❣️Days In the 150’s”
    2020: 345/365❣️“Days in the 150’s”
    2021: 29/31 “Days < 156

    I remember how difficult it was to Just Get In the 150’s in Jan/Feb/Mar of 2020.

    THESE days right NOW (Jan 16-20) are why I’ve posted here all this time. I am working HARD to keep scale under 156, so it doesn’t rise like it did this time in Jan/Feb. I am implementing changes earlier, knowing I don’t want my weight to go up.

    Hoping to have this “under control” very soon.

    Ugh Cutting more calories. I don’t know what changed but I will do what it takes. The really crazy thing is ALL my labs improved...
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member, Premium Posts: 7,930 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,930 Member
    ]Maintenance Range as of Apr 25, 2019:
    153-155
    Changed Feb 25, 2020 to “In the 150’s”💚
    Sept 30, 2020 7 months later...found myself in @ 154, BMI = 23.1. I’d given up in Feb. Thrilled.
    1/1/21 Changed back to 153-155 then 155.5 ⚠️now 156⚠️

    KEY:
    IN THE 150’s = 💚
    🥰💪🏻🌲🦋👩🏻‍🎨 🖌
    160 = ❌❌⚠️ > 159
    161 = ❌❌❌ ⚠️ >160

    January
    1/1 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/2 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/3 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/4 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/5💚
    1/6💚
    1/7❌❌❌❌ ⚠️

    1/8 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/9 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/10 to 1/22 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚
    1/23 💚 Yay!!!
    1/24 💚
    1/25💚. Digestive...
    1/26 💚 vac 1/24-1/27 A HUGE WIN❣️
    1/27 💚
    1/28 💚

    1/29 💚
    1/30 💚 friend lunch out- did not order dessert or cornbread. 1st time success
    1/31 💚

    JANUARY 24/31 days 💚


    FEBRUARY
    2/1. 💚 YAY down over 5lbs from my Jan high weight
    2/2 💚
    2/3 💚friend lunch -> coffee -> now no food SUCCESS going to help her with a decorating question at her house instead!!
    Yay! Did it!!!! Brought an apple & kind bar. Walked there & back. Significantly better than sitting & eating/talking.

    2/4 💚 family lunch (turned into dinner) - might be tough - will formulate a plan...how to ask them NOT to bring bread basket... calories & carbs high ... WAS tough...will try again next time I eat out with this person.

    Haha! I’m doing the slow & steady :)
    🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢
    I’m just happy I was in 💚five out of seven days!!!

    2/5 💚 back on track
    2/6 💚yay, a new low!
    2/7 💚friend lunch ok, healthy place
    0.2 lb away !!!!!!!! YAY!
    2/8 💚 157.4, a month ago 163
    2/9 💚
    2/10 friend travel💚
    2/11 friend travel💚

    2/12 friend travel💚
    2/13💚
    2/14 valentines celeb.💚

    2/15 💚getting back on track!
    2/16 💚 when my life is routine, all is easy. Travel, celebrations still through me off. Reminding myself it has not been 1 year yet. I’m figuring it out. BMI just hit 24.0. Back to the mid-23’s for me!
    2/17 💚
    2/18 💚
    YAY! Curbed the runaway train in a couple of days!!

    2/19 💚
    2/20 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/21 ❌❌❌⚠️ turning it around
    2/22 ❌❌❌⚠️ ugh
    2/23 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/24 💚 BETTER
    2/25 💚

    2/26❌❌❌⚠️
    2/27❌❌❌⚠️
    2/28❌❌❌❌⚠️eeps
    2/29❌❌❌⚠️

    February 21/29 days 💚

    ⛑Insight: COVID stopped my eating out & I finally began to lose...

    MARCH
    3/1 to 3/5 💚💚💚💚💚
    3/6 ❌❌❌⚠️ 160.2
    3/7 💚
    3/8💚
    3/9 ❌❌❌❌⚠️
    3/10💚

    ⛑ 3/11 Husband started working from home. The TURNING POINT.

    3/11 to 3/31
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    March 29/31 days!! Yay!!

    4/1 - 4/7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/8 - 4/14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/15 - 4/21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    4/22 💚


    4/23 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.0️⃣!!
    4/24 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣

    4/25 💚💚💚ONE YEAR MAINTENANCE anniversary!💚💚💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣❣️🦋🌻

    4/26💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.4️⃣
    4/27💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.8️⃣
    4/28💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.4️⃣
    4/29💚
    4/30💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.8️⃣

    30/30 days! Going for 30/30 in April!
    Looks like I’ll make it!! DID IT!!!!!!!!

    DID IT!!! 🌟💚👏💚🌟

    Note: Not eating out works for me, clearly.

    May 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 15-21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 22-28 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 29-31. 💚💚💚

    DID IT!!! 🌟💚👏💚🌟


    June 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 8-14💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 15-21💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 22-June 28💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 29-30 💚💚


    DID IT!!! 🌟💚👏💚🌟

    July 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 15-21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 22-28 💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 29-31💚💚💚

    Aug 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    This is working for me! Got close to 160 & didn’t want to lose my streak...now safely back down in 157-158’s. Continuing to try to slowly lose so I will have larger safety zone!
    Aug 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Back into mid to low 157’s Success
    156.8 for 2 days Success! Finally got serious
    156.3

    Aug 15-21💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Low 157’s even more consistently. Unhealthy Air & extreme heat is decreasing calories burned. It took a while, but I’ve dropped my calories in to compensate

    Aug 22-28💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Aug 29-31💚💚💚


    Sept 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Sept 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Sept 15-21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Sept 22 250 days in Maintenance Range💚❣️
    23-25 💚💚💚
    Sept 26 200 DAYS 💯💯Streak💚
    27-30

    200 days!!!!!! streak!!!!!!!!!!! 💯+💯
    I did it!!!
    Yay!!

    Oct 31/31

    Changed Maintenance Range to
    “IN the 150’s”
    That’s more than good enough.💚
    THiS Keeps my head in the game. This. Yes.

    IN THE 1️⃣5️⃣0️⃣’s
    2020
    Jan 24/31 days
    Feb 21/29
    Mar 29/31 21 of the last ❣️3 weeks in March!
    ❤️April 30/30
    ❤️May 31/31
    ❤️June 30/30
    ❤️July 31/31
    ❤️Aug 31/31.
    This is great :)
    ❤️Sept 30/30
    ❤️Oct 31/31
    ❤️Nov 30/30
    ❤️Dec 31/31 ❣️👏 9 full months ❣️❣️

    2021
    Jan 16/31 ⛔️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️⛔️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️❤️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️❤️⚠️⚠️⛔️⛔️❤️ [Tighter Range as I don’t want to be above 156] ALL were under 160, so a good 4 lbs lower than last year. Hooray!

    Feb 5/28 ⚠️⛔️⚠️⚠️⚠️

    KEY
    ❤️=155 & under
    ⛔️= under 156
    ⚠️= 156+



    296 day STREAK ended 12/31/20

    2019: 365/365❣️Days In the 150’s”
    2020: 345/365❣️“Days in the 150’s”
    2021: 30/36 “Days < 156

    I remember how difficult it was to Just Get In the 150’s in Jan/Feb/Mar of 2020.

    THESE days right NOW (Jan 16-20) are why I’ve posted here all this time. I am working HARD to keep scale under 156, so it doesn’t rise like it did this time in Jan/Feb. I am implementing changes earlier, knowing I don’t want my weight to go up.

    Hoping to have this “under control” very soon.

    Ugh Cutting more calories. I don’t know what changed but I will do what it takes. The really crazy thing is ALL my labs improved...

    #NeverGiveUp
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member, Premium Posts: 7,930 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,930 Member
    Maintenance Range as of Apr 25, 2019:
    153-155
    Changed Feb 25, 2020 to “In the 150’s”💚
    Sept 30, 2020 7 months later...found myself in @ 154, BMI = 23.1. I’d given up in Feb. Thrilled.

    1/1/21 Changed back to 153-155 This means I diet again when my Trend weight hits 155.1.

    KEY:
    IN THE 150’s = 💚
    🥰💪🏻🌲🦋👩🏻‍🎨 🖌
    160 = ❌❌⚠️ > 159
    161 = ❌❌❌ ⚠️ >160

    January
    1/1 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/2 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/3 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/4 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/5💚
    1/6💚
    1/7❌❌❌❌ ⚠️

    1/8 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/9 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/10 to 1/22 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚
    1/23 💚 Yay!!!
    1/24 💚
    1/25💚. Digestive...
    1/26 💚 vac 1/24-1/27 A HUGE WIN❣️
    1/27 💚
    1/28 💚

    1/29 💚
    1/30 💚 friend lunch out- did not order dessert or cornbread. 1st time success
    1/31 💚

    JANUARY 24/31 days 💚


    FEBRUARY
    2/1. 💚 YAY down over 5lbs from my Jan high weight
    2/2 💚
    2/3 💚friend lunch -> coffee -> now no food SUCCESS going to help her with a decorating question at her house instead!!
    Yay! Did it!!!! Brought an apple & kind bar. Walked there & back. Significantly better than sitting & eating/talking.

    2/4 💚 family lunch (turned into dinner) - might be tough - will formulate a plan...how to ask them NOT to bring bread basket... calories & carbs high ... WAS tough...will try again next time I eat out with this person.

    Haha! I’m doing the slow & steady :)
    🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢
    I’m just happy I was in 💚five out of seven days!!!

    2/5 💚 back on track
    2/6 💚yay, a new low!
    2/7 💚friend lunch ok, healthy place
    0.2 lb away !!!!!!!! YAY!
    2/8 💚 157.4, a month ago 163
    2/9 💚
    2/10 friend travel💚
    2/11 friend travel💚

    2/12 friend travel💚
    2/13💚
    2/14 valentines celeb.💚

    2/15 💚getting back on track!
    2/16 💚 when my life is routine, all is easy. Travel, celebrations still through me off. Reminding myself it has not been 1 year yet. I’m figuring it out. BMI just hit 24.0. Back to the mid-23’s for me!
    2/17 💚
    2/18 💚
    YAY! Curbed the runaway train in a couple of days!!

    2/19 💚
    2/20 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/21 ❌❌❌⚠️ turning it around
    2/22 ❌❌❌⚠️ ugh
    2/23 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/24 💚 BETTER
    2/25 💚

    2/26❌❌❌⚠️
    2/27❌❌❌⚠️
    2/28❌❌❌❌⚠️eeps
    2/29❌❌❌⚠️

    February 21/29 days 💚

    ⛑Insight: COVID stopped my eating out & I finally began to lose...

    MARCH
    3/1 to 3/5 💚💚💚💚💚
    3/6 ❌❌❌⚠️ 160.2
    3/7 💚
    3/8💚
    3/9 ❌❌❌❌⚠️
    3/10💚

    ⛑ 3/11 Husband started working from home. The TURNING POINT.

    3/11 to 3/31
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    March 29/31 days!! Yay!!

    4/1 - 4/7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/8 - 4/14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/15 - 4/21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    4/22 💚


    4/23 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.0️⃣!!
    4/24 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣

    4/25 💚💚💚ONE YEAR MAINTENANCE anniversary!💚💚💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣❣️🦋🌻

    4/26💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.4️⃣
    4/27💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.8️⃣
    4/28💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.4️⃣
    4/29💚
    4/30💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.8️⃣

    30/30 days! Going for 30/30 in April!
    Looks like I’ll make it!! DID IT!!!!!!!!

    DID IT!!! 🌟💚👏💚🌟

    Note: Not eating out works for me, clearly.

    May 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 15-21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 22-28 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 29-31. 💚💚💚

    DID IT!!! 🌟💚👏💚🌟


    June 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 8-14💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 15-21💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 22-June 28💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 29-30 💚💚


    DID IT!!! 🌟💚👏💚🌟

    July 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 15-21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 22-28 💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 29-31💚💚💚

    Aug 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    This is working for me! Got close to 160 & didn’t want to lose my streak...now safely back down in 157-158’s. Continuing to try to slowly lose so I will have larger safety zone!
    Aug 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Back into mid to low 157’s Success
    156.8 for 2 days Success! Finally got serious
    156.3

    Aug 15-21💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Low 157’s even more consistently. Unhealthy Air & extreme heat is decreasing calories burned. It took a while, but I’ve dropped my calories in to compensate

    Aug 22-28💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Aug 29-31💚💚💚


    Sept 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Sept 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Sept 15-21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Sept 22 250 days in Maintenance Range💚❣️
    23-25 💚💚💚
    Sept 26 200 DAYS 💯💯Streak💚
    27-30

    200 days!!!!!! streak!!!!!!!!!!! 💯+💯
    I did it!!!
    Yay!!

    Oct 31/31

    Changed Maintenance Range to
    “IN the 150’s”
    That’s more than good enough.💚
    THiS Keeps my head in the game. This. Yes.

    IN THE 1️⃣5️⃣0️⃣’s
    2020
    Jan 24/31 days
    Feb 21/29
    Mar 29/31 21 of the last ❣️3 weeks in March!
    ❤️April 30/30
    ❤️May 31/31
    ❤️June 30/30
    ❤️July 31/31
    ❤️Aug 31/31.
    This is great :)
    ❤️Sept 30/30
    ❤️Oct 31/31
    ❤️Nov 30/30
    ❤️Dec 31/31 ❣️👏 9 full months ❣️❣️

    Maintenance GOAL =< 1️⃣5️⃣5️⃣
    2021
    Jan 16/31 ⛔️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️⛔️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️❤️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️❤️⚠️⚠️⛔️⛔️❤️ [Tighter Range as I don’t want to be above 156] ALL were under 160, so a good 4 lbs lower than last year. Hooray!

    Feb 2/16
    ⛔️⚠️⚠️⚠️⛔️⚠️⚠️⚠️(Feb 9)
    ⛔️⛔️⛔️❤️(Feb 14!)⛔️❤️
    Feb 7 & 9 hit 156.8 & Feb 9 was finally able to successfully diet.

    KEY
    ❤️=155 & under
    ⛔️= under 156
    ⚠️= 156+


    296 day STREAK ended 12/31/20

    2019: 365/365❣️Days In the 150’s”
    2020: 345/365❣️“Days in the 150’s”
    2021: 18/47 “Days < or = 155”

    I remember how difficult it was to Just Get In the 150’s in Jan/Feb/Mar of 2020.

    THESE days right NOW (Jan 16-20, 2021) are why I’ve posted here all this time. I am working HARD to keep scale under 156, so it doesn’t rise like it did this time in Jan/Feb. I am implementing changes earlier, knowing I don’t want my weight to go up.

    Hoping to have this “under control” very soon.

    Ugh Cutting more calories. I don’t know what changed but I will do what it takes. The really crazy thing is ALL my labs improved...

    Actually looking back my calories were up, I wasn’t happy, I was chewing faster, eating more salt & sugar & Starbucks.

    Relieved to have my obesity in remission again. Will continue through Feb to get well back into my 153-155 range.

    #NeverGiveUp
    edited February 16
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member, Premium Posts: 7,930 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7,930 Member
    Maintenance Range as of Apr 25, 2019:
    153-155
    Changed Feb 25, 2020 to “In the 150’s”💚
    Sept 30, 2020 7 months later...found myself in @ 154, BMI = 23.1. I’d given up in Feb. Thrilled.

    [/spoiler]

    1/1/21 Changed back to 153-155 This means I diet again when my Trend weight hits 155.1.

    KEY:
    IN THE 150’s = 💚
    🥰💪🏻🌲🦋👩🏻‍🎨 🖌
    160 = ❌❌⚠️ > 159
    161 = ❌❌❌ ⚠️ >160

    January
    1/1 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/2 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/3 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/4 ❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/5💚
    1/6💚
    1/7❌❌❌❌ ⚠️

    1/8 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/9 ❌❌❌❌❌ ⚠️
    1/10 to 1/22 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚
    1/23 💚 Yay!!!
    1/24 💚
    1/25💚. Digestive...
    1/26 💚 vac 1/24-1/27 A HUGE WIN❣️
    1/27 💚
    1/28 💚

    1/29 💚
    1/30 💚 friend lunch out- did not order dessert or cornbread. 1st time success
    1/31 💚

    JANUARY 24/31 days 💚


    FEBRUARY
    2/1. 💚 YAY down over 5lbs from my Jan high weight
    2/2 💚
    2/3 💚friend lunch -> coffee -> now no food SUCCESS going to help her with a decorating question at her house instead!!
    Yay! Did it!!!! Brought an apple & kind bar. Walked there & back. Significantly better than sitting & eating/talking.

    2/4 💚 family lunch (turned into dinner) - might be tough - will formulate a plan...how to ask them NOT to bring bread basket... calories & carbs high ... WAS tough...will try again next time I eat out with this person.

    Haha! I’m doing the slow & steady :)
    🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢
    I’m just happy I was in 💚five out of seven days!!!

    2/5 💚 back on track
    2/6 💚yay, a new low!
    2/7 💚friend lunch ok, healthy place
    0.2 lb away !!!!!!!! YAY!
    2/8 💚 157.4, a month ago 163
    2/9 💚
    2/10 friend travel💚
    2/11 friend travel💚

    2/12 friend travel💚
    2/13💚
    2/14 valentines celeb.💚

    2/15 💚getting back on track!
    2/16 💚 when my life is routine, all is easy. Travel, celebrations still through me off. Reminding myself it has not been 1 year yet. I’m figuring it out. BMI just hit 24.0. Back to the mid-23’s for me!
    2/17 💚
    2/18 💚
    YAY! Curbed the runaway train in a couple of days!!

    2/19 💚
    2/20 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/21 ❌❌❌⚠️ turning it around
    2/22 ❌❌❌⚠️ ugh
    2/23 ❌❌❌⚠️
    2/24 💚 BETTER
    2/25 💚

    2/26❌❌❌⚠️
    2/27❌❌❌⚠️
    2/28❌❌❌❌⚠️eeps
    2/29❌❌❌⚠️

    February 21/29 days 💚

    ⛑Insight: COVID stopped my eating out & I finally began to lose...

    MARCH
    3/1 to 3/5 💚💚💚💚💚
    3/6 ❌❌❌⚠️ 160.2
    3/7 💚
    3/8💚
    3/9 ❌❌❌❌⚠️
    3/10💚

    ⛑ 3/11 Husband started working from home. The TURNING POINT.

    3/11 to 3/31
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    March 29/31 days!! Yay!!

    4/1 - 4/7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/8 - 4/14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    4/15 - 4/21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

    4/22 💚


    4/23 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.0️⃣!!
    4/24 💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣

    4/25 💚💚💚ONE YEAR MAINTENANCE anniversary!💚💚💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.2️⃣❣️🦋🌻

    4/26💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.4️⃣
    4/27💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.8️⃣
    4/28💚1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.4️⃣
    4/29💚
    4/30💚 1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣.8️⃣

    30/30 days! Going for 30/30 in April!
    Looks like I’ll make it!! DID IT!!!!!!!!

    DID IT!!! 🌟💚👏💚🌟

    Note: Not eating out works for me, clearly.

    May 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 15-21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 22-28 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    May 29-31. 💚💚💚

    DID IT!!! 🌟💚👏💚🌟


    June 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 8-14💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 15-21💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 22-June 28💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    June 29-30 💚💚


    DID IT!!! 🌟💚👏💚🌟

    July 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 15-21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 22-28 💚💚💚💚💚💚
    July 29-31💚💚💚

    Aug 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    This is working for me! Got close to 160 & didn’t want to lose my streak...now safely back down in 157-158’s. Continuing to try to slowly lose so I will have larger safety zone!
    Aug 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Back into mid to low 157’s Success
    156.8 for 2 days Success! Finally got serious
    156.3

    Aug 15-21💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Low 157’s even more consistently. Unhealthy Air & extreme heat is decreasing calories burned. It took a while, but I’ve dropped my calories in to compensate

    Aug 22-28💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Aug 29-31💚💚💚


    Sept 1-7 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Sept 8-14 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Sept 15-21 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚
    Sept 22 250 days in Maintenance Range💚❣️
    23-25 💚💚💚
    Sept 26 200 DAYS 💯💯Streak💚
    27-30

    200 days!!!!!! streak!!!!!!!!!!! 💯+💯
    I did it!!!
    Yay!!

    Oct 31/31

    Changed Maintenance Range to
    “IN the 150’s”
    That’s more than good enough.💚
    THiS Keeps my head in the game. This. Yes.

    IN THE 1️⃣5️⃣0️⃣’s
    2020
    Jan 24/31 days
    Feb 21/29
    Mar 29/31 21 of the last ❣️3 weeks in March!
    ❤️April 30/30
    ❤️May 31/31
    ❤️June 30/30
    ❤️July 31/31
    ❤️Aug 31/31.
    This is great :)
    ❤️Sept 30/30
    ❤️Oct 31/31
    ❤️Nov 30/30
    ❤️Dec 31/31 ❣️👏 9 full months ❣️❣️

    Maintenance GOAL =< 1️⃣5️⃣5️⃣
    2021
    Jan 16/31 ⛔️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️⛔️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️❤️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️❤️⚠️⚠️⛔️⛔️❤️ [Tighter Range as I don’t want to be above 156] ALL were under 160, so a good 4 lbs lower than last year. Hooray!

    Feb 2/16
    ⛔️⚠️⚠️⚠️⛔️⚠️⚠️⚠️(Feb 9)
    ⛔️⛔️⛔️❤️(Feb 14!)⛔️❤️❤️⛔️⛔️⛔️❤️⛔️❤️❤️⛔️⚠️⚠️⛔️
    Feb 7 & 9 hit 156.8 & Feb 9 was finally able to successfully diet.

    KEY
    ❤️=155 & under
    ⛔️= under 156
    ⚠️= 156+


    296 day STREAK ended 12/31/20

    2019: 365/365❣️Days In the 150’s”
    2020: 345/365❣️“Days in the 150’s”
    2021: 24/47 “Days < or = 155”

    I remember how difficult it was to Just Get In the 150’s in Jan/Feb/Mar of 2020.

    THESE days right NOW (Jan 16-20, 2021) & (edit) late Feb are why I’ve posted here all this time. I am working HARD to keep scale under 156, so it doesn’t rise like it did this time in Jan/Feb. I am implementing changes earlier, knowing I don’t want my weight to go up.

    Hoping to have this “under control” very soon.

    Ugh Cutting more calories. I don’t know what changed but I will do what it takes. The really crazy thing is ALL my labs improved...

    Actually looking back my calories were up, I wasn’t happy, I was chewing faster, eating more salt & sugar & Starbucks.

    Relieved to have my obesity in remission again. Will continue through Feb to get well back into my 153-155 range.

    I did this but then health issue & cat’s death derailed me. Getting back on track.

    #NeverGiveUp
  • dolorsitdolorsit Member Posts: 92 Member Member Posts: 92 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    4n7idmoecypc.png

    May I ask what produces this graph?
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 6,299 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,299 Member
    dolorsit wrote: »
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    4n7idmoecypc.png

    May I ask what produces this graph?

    You certainly may ask! I'll even answer.

    I use a website that shows a weighted moving average trend. It's called Trendweight (https://trendweight.com/). You can view various time frames. The idea is that it eliminates some of the noise from daily weigh ins, and it's based on a little more than a simple arithmetic mean. A weighted moving average assigns a higher value to more recent numbers since today's and yesterday's weight are more important than ten days ago, but the trend is still important. To learn more about this, check out The Hackers Diet, especially the section on signal and noise (https://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/e4/signalnoise.html)

    The only problem with Trendweight is you can't enter your weight directly. If you have a fitbit that is synced to the Fitbit site, it will populate automatically. I have a Garmin device, so I have to go to the fitbit website and enter my weight there. It also shows a trend, but I don't like the graphics as much.

    I also use a site called Weight Grapher (http://www.weightgrapher.com/). One thing I like about THAT site, and that fits really well with this discussion, is that it shows your current trend and your trend from one month ago. This tool is primarily for women as it can help be less concerned with regular monthly fluctuations.

    I haven't been posting to this thread lately in part because I've been doing poorly at maintaining my weight since November. It's been slowly going up. Every few weeks, I think I've hit top and started back down. This is one of those weeks. Now we just have to see what happens next week because I'm too far out of my maintenance range than I like. The first time I lost "the last ten pounds" it was tough. It's tough this time, too.
  • dolorsitdolorsit Member Posts: 92 Member Member Posts: 92 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    dolorsit wrote: »
    I use a website that shows a weighted moving average trend. It's called Trendweight (https://trendweight.com/)
    ...
    I also use a site called Weight Grapher (http://www.weightgrapher.com/). One thing I like about THAT site, and that fits really well with this discussion, is that it shows your current trend and your trend from one month ago. This tool is primarily for women as it can help be less concerned with regular monthly fluctuations.

    Thanks for that, but I also use trendweight (connected to my withings scale) but the graph doesn't look like yours. Yours looks like it has curve fitting rather than a trailing average.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 6,299 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,299 Member
    What does YOURS look like? Because I can't imagine how it would be different since it's the same web page. It does look slightly different if you zoom in to three months or less; it gives an estimate for the future.

    The site uses a weighted moving average. It is described at https://trendweight.com/help, and they also link to Hacker's Diet.
  • dolorsitdolorsit Member Posts: 92 Member Member Posts: 92 Member
    My all time (since Jan 1), looks like this:
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    It typically lags by 1.5 to 2kg. I looked through the settings and can't see anything that makes it look like yours.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 6,299 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,299 Member
    dolorsit wrote: »
    My all time (since Jan 1), looks like this:
    xe1cji73uu5g.png
    It typically lags by 1.5 to 2kg. I looked through the settings and can't see anything that makes it look like yours.

    When you have six months of data, it may look different.

    When you get closer to your goal, or when you start to have bigger weight spikes OVER the trend line, it will start to look different.

    That "green zone" towards the bottom was when I was close or in my goal range; that website assigns a goal range of +/- 2.5 pounds (about a kilo). I never found any way to alter that; my maintenance ranges are an "ideal" range that is +/- three pounds and an "absolute" range that is +/- five pounds.
  • RiverwoodRainRiverwoodRain Member Posts: 83 Member Member Posts: 83 Member
    March 1st, 2021: 226.8 lbs

    See you in a month. :)
  • dolorsitdolorsit Member Posts: 92 Member Member Posts: 92 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    When you have six months of data, it may look different.

    When you get closer to your goal, or when you start to have bigger weight spikes OVER the trend line, it will start to look different.
    Thanks for the explanation. I look forward to spiking above the line (sort of!).
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 4,413 Member Member Posts: 4,413 Member
    My name is Donna. I am 60. I am about 5’5” tall. I live in the Midwest USA.
    Highest Weight: 253



    January 1st 2020 - 189.2
    February 1st 2020 - 191.6
    March 1st 2020 - 199.8
    April 1st 2020 - 203.2
    May 1st 2020 - 207.7
    June 1st 2020 - 206.8
    July 1st 2020 - 207.9
    August 1st 2020 - 209.4
    September 1st 2020 - 211.6
    October 1st 2020 - 211.1
    November 1st 2020 - 207.4
    December 1st 2020 - 207.6


    January 1st 2021 - 207.8
    February 1st 2021 – 207.6 Does a 0.2 loss count LOL? Okay so January was a rollercoaster ride. I weight exactly what I did on December first so I am grateful that I did not balloon up any further due to all the Christmas holidays.
    March 1st 2021 – 206.6 Yay. A full pound down. This inspires me to do even better.
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 4,413 Member Member Posts: 4,413 Member
    Just checking in.

    I'm not doing so hot in March. I suppose my main mini-goal, at this point, is to get back to starting weight.


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  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 6,299 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,299 Member
    I hope I don't jinx it by saying this, but I really DO think I've finally FINALLY passed over the hump on what I called my "Big Oops" that started in October and continued until some time in February. Five months of disappointment with a little break in the middle, then more disappointment and now maybe (MAYBE) a reprieve.


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    The scary part is I had my first gain when the pandemic started a year ago; it lasted for a couple months from March through May before coming back down by September and then.....


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    Maybe (MAYBE) I've got this back under control again. Maybe.


  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 4,413 Member Member Posts: 4,413 Member
    My name is Donna. I am 60. I am about 5’5” tall. I live in the Midwest USA.
    Highest Weight: 253



    January 1st 2020 - 189.2
    February 1st 2020 - 191.6
    March 1st 2020 - 199.8
    April 1st 2020 - 203.2
    May 1st 2020 - 207.7
    June 1st 2020 - 206.8
    July 1st 2020 - 207.9
    August 1st 2020 - 209.4
    September 1st 2020 - 211.6
    October 1st 2020 - 211.1
    November 1st 2020 - 207.4
    December 1st 2020 - 207.6


    January 1st 2021 - 207.8
    February 1st 2021 – 207.6 Does a 0.2 loss count LOL? Okay so January was a rollercoaster ride. I weight exactly what I did on December first so I am grateful that I did not balloon up any further due to all the Christmas holidays.
    March 1st 2021 – 206.6 Yay. A full pound down. This inspires me to do even better.
    April 1st 2021 – 207.6 Back up a pound. Gotta rein this in!
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