August 2023 Maintainers' Check-in

1. The aim of this thread is to have a weekly weigh-in check for some accountability and support.
2. Copy the form below by copy-pasting and edit to suit your personal schedule, then fill in your information and post each week.
3. Have a successful month, whatever your maintenance/health goal(s) may be!!

Name:
Age:
Height:
Total weight lost:
Time it took to lose:
How long in maintenance:
Maintenance weight range:

Average weight recorded for 2020:
Average weight recorded for 2021:
Average weight recorded for 2022:

Average weight recorded for January:
Average weight recorded for February:
Average weight recorded for March:
Average weight recorded for April:
Average weight recorded for May:
Average weight recorded for June:
Average weight recorded for July:

Week ending:
Aug 5:
Aug 12:
Aug 19:
Aug 26:

Successes/struggles of the week:
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  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 17,842 Member
    edited August 2023
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    Name: Terri
    Age: 77
    Height: 5’2”
    Total weight lost: 94 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 5 years
    How long in maintenance: Started maintenance August 2019
    Maintenance weight range: after going onto maintenance I continued to lose weight very slowly, so started reducing my maintenance ceiling. I am currently at a fairly steady weight.
    Initially: < 150
    Amended: < 145
    Currently: < 140
    • Average weight recap
    Average weight recorded for
    2020: 147.9
    2021: 141.8
    2022: 138.6
    2023:
    Jan: 132.9
    Feb: 132.8
    Mar: 131.6
    Apr: 133.7 (I had an operation in April which temporarily put my weight up several lbs and skewed the average)
    May: 133.6
    June: 133.7
    July: 134.2

    JUNE
    Week ending:
    Aug 01: 134.1
    Aug 08:
    Aug 15:
    Aug 22:
    Aug 29:
    Aug 31:

    Successes
    • Back to what is a new normal for me.
    • Pre-logging food for the day ahead
    • Healthy snacks factored into calorie budget
    • Solid Habits development
    • Maintaining mindful focus on health and fitness
    • Cutting myself some slack on the daily ups and downs
    • Finding enjoyable ways to move. If you don’t enjoy it, then it’s difficult to motivate yourself
    • I found some great seated Pilates videos from Rachel, The girl with the Pilates Mat., and some cardio with body weight videos that I like. YouTube is such a useful resource.

    Struggles:
    • Remembering to adjust the intensity of my exercise regimen to take account of medical advice
    • Managing the possible weight increase with increased toning strength work

    🦋🪲🐞🪲🦋🪲🐞🪲🦋🪲🐞🪲🦋
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 12,583 Member
    Average weight recorded from October 2022: 156.4
    Average weight recorded from November 2022: 148.9
    Average weight recorded from December 2022: 152.1
    Average weight recorded from January 2023: 143.4
    Average weight recorded from February 2023: 140.3
    Average weight recorded from March 2023: 142.8
    Average weight recorded from April 2023: 148.8 ****only weighed the last four days of the month***
    Average weight recorded from May 2023: 152.9
    Average weight recorded from June 2023: 154.5
    Average weight recorded from July 2023: 152.5
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    Average weight Week of...


    July 31 - August 6 ........................ 151.1
    August 7 - 13 .................................
    August 14 - 20 ...............................
    August 21 - 27 ...............................
    August 28 - Sep 3 ........................


    Success of the week: Skipped my weekly hike to take two friends paddling; we had a great day. Took a couple days just to relax; I needed it. I feel good that even with the relax days I'm moving more towards the middle of my maintenance range. Someone is coming to look at a very nice canoe I have for sale.


    Struggle of the week: I miss time in the forest. Funny - for quite a while I wasn't hiking. I spent spare time on the river. When I'd hike I'd remember how much I enjoyed it. So now I miss that too. I am not sure I actually WANT to sell that very nice canoe. I'm going to get it out one more time just to make sure I'd be OK if it found a new home. It should. I like that it's ultralight. I probably should just get some part time work, earn some money, and build a storage shed so I can keep more canoes.
  • missperfectpitch
    missperfectpitch Posts: 573 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: 108.5-113.5

    Average weight recorded for 2018: 109.8
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 111.2
    Average weight recorded for 2020: 111.6
    Average weight recorded for 2021: 112.5
    Average weight recorded for 2022: 113.4

    Average weight recorded for April 2022: 112.6
    Average weight recorded for May: 113.1
    Average weight recorded for June: 113.4
    Average weight recorded for July: 114.6
    Average weight recorded for August: 114.25
    Average weight recorded for September: 114.3
    Average weight recorded for October: 114
    Average weight recorded for November: 114.2
    Average weight recorded for December: 114.4
    Average weight recorded for January 2023: 113.4
    Average weight recorded for February: 112.98
    Average weight recorded for March: 111.8
    Average weight recorded for April: 110.9
    Average weight recorded for May: 110.9
    Average weight recorded for June: 112.8
    Average weight recorded for July: 115.3

    Week ending:
    Aug 5: 116.1 (trending 115.6)
    Aug 12:
    Aug 19:
    Aug 26:

    Successes/struggles of the week: Starting to cook more again and eat healthier, and no changes to weight yet, but I am feeling a bit more motivated when it comes to workouts, which is good.
  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 253 Member
    Name: Lorraine
    Age: 75
    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 ~5 years - Was on maintenance for 8 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 from 2020: 115.0
    Average weight recorded from 2021: 114.7
    Average weight recorded from 2022: 115.2

    Average weight recorded for August: 115.0
    Average weight recorded for September 114.6
    Average weight recorded for October 114.8
    Average weight recorded for November 114.8
    Average weight recorded for December 114.3

    2023
    Average weight recorded for January: 114.5
    Average weight recorded for February: 115.6
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.5
    Average weight recorded for April: 116.2
    Average weight recorded for May: 115.7
    Average weight recorded for June: 114.6
    Average weight recorded for July: 114.5

    Week of:
    August 7: 114:0

    Success/Struggle: I didn't log last week or did I do my regular exercising. The grandkids were here for some of the week and I took them to resort for a few days. I decided to just skip it. I did that very successfully. :) We went bike riding, swimming, walking, played pickle ball, and ate S'mores - and down in weight a little.
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,627 Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 72
    Height: 153 cm (5’ 0.5”)
    Total weight lost: 22.5 kg (approx. 50 lb)
    Time it took to lose: 9 months

    How long in maintenance: over 4 years!!
    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 for 2020 49.3 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight for 2021 49.3 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight for 2022 49.9 kg (110 lb)


    Average weight recorded for January: 50.7 kg (112 lb)
    Average weight recorded for February: 50.1 kg (110.5 lb)
    Average weight recorded for March: 49.1 kg (108 lb)
    Average weight recorded for April: 48.3 kg (106 lb)
    Average weight recorded for May: 49.3 kg (109 lb) – surgery May 19th
    Average weight recorded for June: 49.4 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for July: 49.6 kg (109 lb)

    Average weight for 2023 so far: 49.5 kg

    August 7th: 49.7 kg (trend 49.8 kg)
    August 14th:
    August 21st:
    August 28th:


    Successes/Struggles:
    Very successful at increasing my activity/exercise following my hip replacement (in May). July saw me dancing in the park on Sundays – we have live music in our local park through the summer – and doing longer walks. My average step count in the weeks prior to my op was around 7,500 per day, during June that increased from 7,000 to over 10,000 per day and July saw me exceeding 12,000 most days. Now regularly reaching 14,000 steps.

    Also, successfully navigated post-op recovery, maintaining weight while targeting high protein and calcium.

    Struggles: Trend weight is creeping up – family visits in July – need to keep an eye on calories over the next few weeks.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,836 Member
    edited August 2023
    Maddie
    Height: 5’ 8”

    Total weight lost: 70-78lbs

    Lifetime high 238-240
    Jan 1. 2016 228.3
    Avg wt 9/2017 - 8/2018: 179.6
    Avg wt 9/2018 - 8/2019: 155.7 ♥️
    Avg wt 9/2019 - 8/2020: 157.6 ♥️
    Avg wt 9/2020 - 8/2021: 155.7 ♥️
    Avg wt 9/2021 - 8/2022: 161.3 ♥️
    Avg wt 9/2022 thru 8/2023:
    Sept Avg 168.4 ⬆️visitors, seeing friends
    Oct Avg 167.8 ⬇️beginning to get back on track 🎉
    Nov Avg 165.2 ⬇️🎉great month!
    Dec Avg 163 ♥️ Normal BMI
    Jan Avg. 164 ♥️ Normal BMI
    Feb Avg. 167.4 ⬆️
    Mar Avg. 168.3 ⬆️
    Apr Avg. 166.3. ⬇️🎉
    May Avg. 166. ⬇️🎉 vacation
    June Avg 165.4 ⬇️🎉
    July Avg 165.4 =🎉 vacation

    Aug 1-7 Avg: 166
    Aug 8-14 Avg
    Aug 15-21 Avg
    Aug 22-28 Avg
    Monthly Avg:

    Success/Struggle
    * My sweet tooth & Eating Out got the better of me, but I got back off both for the past 3 days.
    * Home Renovations and conflicts with family over our declining father’s care
    * Awaiting appointment to fix my foot so exercise is just walking around at home.
    * Remembered to take care of myself. Relaxed in between tasks & even c add led a couple of friends

  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 12,583 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:
    Ideally 143-153
    Absolutely 140-155

    (STILL not sure those are the right answers)

    Weight History:
    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 2020 (12 months): 147.1
    Average weight recorded from 2021 (12 months): 153.4
    Average weight recorded from 2022 (12 months): 152.1

    Average weight recorded from April 2022: 150.2
    Average weight recorded from May 2022: 148.6
    Average weight recorded from June 2022: 152.0
    Average weight recorded from July 2022: 153.2
    Average weight recorded from August 2022: 151.5
    Average weight recorded from September 2022: 153.9
    Average weight recorded from October 2022: 156.4
    Average weight recorded from November 2022: 148.9
    Average weight recorded from December 2022: 152.1
    Average weight recorded from January 2023: 143.4
    Average weight recorded from February 2023: 140.3
    Average weight recorded from March 2023: 142.8
    Average weight recorded from April 2023: 148.8 ****only weighed the last four days of the month***
    Average weight recorded from May 2023: 152.9
    Average weight recorded from June 2023: 154.5
    Average weight recorded from July 2023: 152.5

    Average weight Week of...


    July 31 - August 6 ........................ 151.1
    August 7 - 13 ................................. 149.5
    August 14 - 20 ...............................
    August 21 - 27 ...............................
    August 28 - Sep 3 ........................


    Success of the week: Weekly average weight is back below 150 again for the first time in about three months. I paddled four days this week - I helped a non-profit scout the fitst day of a four-day paddle trip on Sunday, I hosted a beginning whitewater paddling trip for the club on Monday, and I worked on survey-and-treat days for aquatic invasive species Wednesday and Thursday. I might paddle again today. I found out that some of my volunteer work will become compensated work. Not much, but every little bit helps. I wrote about thinking about part-time work last week as a struggle, and now it's a success!


    Struggle of the week: All of the fun things I'm doing are running me ragged. It's that time of year, though. Soon the days will be dark, dreary and wet. For now, I'm trying to keep after it. I am NOT looking forward to temperatures of 105, 109, and 104 the next three days with higher than normal overnight temperatures to keep us from getting cooled down.


  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,627 Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 72
    Height: 153 cm (5’ 0.5”)
    Total weight lost: 22.5 kg (approx. 50 lb)
    Time it took to lose: 9 months

    How long in maintenance: over 4 years!!
    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 for 2020 49.3 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight for 2021 49.3 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight for 2022 49.9 kg (110 lb)


    Average weight recorded for January: 50.7 kg (112 lb)
    Average weight recorded for February: 50.1 kg (110.5 lb)
    Average weight recorded for March: 49.1 kg (108 lb)
    Average weight recorded for April: 48.3 kg (106 lb)
    Average weight recorded for May: 49.3 kg (109 lb) – surgery May 19th
    Average weight recorded for June: 49.4 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for July: 49.6 kg (109 lb)

    Average weight for 2023 so far: 49.5 kg
    August 7th: 49.7 kg (trend 49.8 kg)
    August 14th: 49.7 kg (trend 49.7 kg)
    August 21st:
    August 28th:


    Successes/Struggles:
    Would have liked to be closer to 49 kg today as we’re away on holiday now for a few days.
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,627 Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 72
    Height: 153 cm (5’ 0.5”)
    Total weight lost: 22.5 kg (approx. 50 lb)
    Time it took to lose: 9 months

    How long in maintenance: over 4 years!!
    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 for 2020 49.3 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight for 2021 49.3 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight for 2022 49.9 kg (110 lb)


    Average weight recorded for January: 50.7 kg (112 lb)
    Average weight recorded for February: 50.1 kg (110.5 lb)
    Average weight recorded for March: 49.1 kg (108 lb)
    Average weight recorded for April: 48.3 kg (106 lb)
    Average weight recorded for May: 49.3 kg (109 lb) – surgery May 19th
    Average weight recorded for June: 49.4 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for July: 49.6 kg (109 lb)

    Average weight for 2023 so far: 49.5 kg

    August 7th: 49.7 kg (trend 49.8 kg)
    August 14th: 49.7 kg (trend 49.7 kg)
    August 21st: 50.4 kg (trend 50.7 kg)
    August 28th:

    Struggles:
    5 days away finishing on Friday with a long coach journey saw a weight spike, coming down now.
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 12,583 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:
    Ideally 143-153
    Absolutely 140-155

    (STILL not sure those are the right answers)

    Weight History:
    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 2020 (12 months): 147.1
    Average weight recorded from 2021 (12 months): 153.4
    Average weight recorded from 2022 (12 months): 152.1

    Average weight recorded from April 2022: 150.2
    Average weight recorded from May 2022: 148.6
    Average weight recorded from June 2022: 152.0
    Average weight recorded from July 2022: 153.2
    Average weight recorded from August 2022: 151.5
    Average weight recorded from September 2022: 153.9
    Average weight recorded from October 2022: 156.4
    Average weight recorded from November 2022: 148.9
    Average weight recorded from December 2022: 152.1
    Average weight recorded from January 2023: 143.4
    Average weight recorded from February 2023: 140.3
    Average weight recorded from March 2023: 142.8
    Average weight recorded from April 2023: 148.8 ****only weighed the last four days of the month***
    Average weight recorded from May 2023: 152.9
    Average weight recorded from June 2023: 154.5
    Average weight recorded from July 2023: 152.5

    Average weight Week of...


    July 31 - August 6 ........................ 151.1
    August 7 - 13 ................................. 149.5
    August 14 - 20 ............................... 151.0
    August 21 - 27 ...............................
    August 28 - Sep 3 ........................


    Success of the week: Spent most of the week outdoors staffing a multi-day paddling trip. My last task is today when I take the rental supplies back (tables, chairs, plates, etc.) and return the U-Haul truck. I was baggage handler and U-haul driver and camp logistics worker the first couple days and safety boater the last two days. Works for me; the first two days were about ten mile days, and the last two days were a tiny bit over 20. The catered food was really good, which leads to....


    Struggle of the week: All of the delicious catered food. I skipped things like dinner rolls, but I ate plenty of other high-calorie food including even dessert a couple nights. One night the barbecue catering service had grilled pears to top our ice cream with. Oh that was really interesting. I loved 'em. Some people thought they were too smoked. Weight responded and jumped back up, but we all know it's temporary.
  • justanotherloser007
    justanotherloser007 Posts: 578 Member
    Name: Johanna
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’4” ish
    Total weight lost: 130
    Time it took to lose: 10 years 2 months
    How long in maintenance: just started on my 50th bday this month!
    Maintenance weight range: 160-150

    Average weight recorded for January: 155
    Average weight recorded for February: 153
    Average weight recorded for March: 151
    Average weight recorded for April: 150
    Average weight recorded for May: 149
    Average weight recorded for June: 148
    Average weight recorded for July: 147

    Week ending:
    Aug 5: 146.6
    Aug 12: 145.6
    Aug 19: 147.7
    Aug 26:

    Successes of the week:

    I realized that I wanted to have a proper birthday meal tonight. It will also be the first time I have eaten bleu cheese in 3 years. In the beginning I could not regulate bleu cheese. I felt that I needed to reset that particular “taste”. Wish me luck!! I will either think, “why did I ever eat this crap?” or I will not be able to regulate it. I never know which it will be with me.

    Struggles of the week:

    Also, trying to get back into exercise after a disastrous June-July healthwise. Anemia is also kicking my butt. So I don’t want to, but I am going to get back in the saddle and have some healthy walking. Maybe not the daily hour long walks I used to enjoy, but I want to work back up to that again.
  • missperfectpitch
    missperfectpitch Posts: 573 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: 108.5-113.5

    Average weight recorded for 2018: 109.8
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 111.2
    Average weight recorded for 2020: 111.6
    Average weight recorded for 2021: 112.5
    Average weight recorded for 2022: 113.4

    Average weight recorded for April 2022: 112.6
    Average weight recorded for May: 113.1
    Average weight recorded for June: 113.4
    Average weight recorded for July: 114.6
    Average weight recorded for August: 114.25
    Average weight recorded for September: 114.3
    Average weight recorded for October: 114
    Average weight recorded for November: 114.2
    Average weight recorded for December: 114.4
    Average weight recorded for January 2023: 113.4
    Average weight recorded for February: 112.98
    Average weight recorded for March: 111.8
    Average weight recorded for April: 110.9
    Average weight recorded for May: 110.9
    Average weight recorded for June: 112.8
    Average weight recorded for July: 115.3

    Week ending:
    Aug 5: 116.1 (trending 115.6)
    Aug 12: 115.7 (trending 115.7)
    Aug 19: 114.6 (trending 115.1)
    Aug 26:

    Successes/struggles of the week: I was pretty active the past few days. Over 22k steps one day, and close to 17k another with carrying/lugging around very heavy weights for over an hour. Slowly getting back on track with cooking more meals at home, though I've mainly been doing salads for several meals as they're low effort to put together.
  • justanotherloser007
    justanotherloser007 Posts: 578 Member
    Had the birthday meal, and it turns out that bleu cheese crumbles on a salad will forever be a hit with me! BUT I don't feel like I need to eat a 1300 cal salad every day, so I can definitely regulate it. Nice win for me, I was exceedingly worried after the "smarties" fiasco. How can I not regulate smarties??? I don't even like them that much???
  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 253 Member
    Name: Lorraine
    Age: 76
    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 ~5 years - Was on maintenance for 8 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 from 2020: 115.0
    Average weight recorded from 2021: 114.7
    Average weight recorded from 2022: 115.2

    Average weight recorded for August: 115.0
    Average weight recorded for September 114.6
    Average weight recorded for October 114.8
    Average weight recorded for November 114.8
    Average weight recorded for December 114.3

    2023
    Average weight recorded for January: 114.5
    Average weight recorded for February: 115.6
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.5
    Average weight recorded for April: 116.2
    Average weight recorded for May: 115.7
    Average weight recorded for June: 114.6
    Average weight recorded for July: 114.5

    Week of:
    August 7: 114:0
    August 14: 114.5
    August 21: 114.5

    Success/Struggle: I didn't log the last two weeks and last week I didn't do my regular exercising. That isn't a good sign. Lots of excuses but that doesn't lead to good health. I did remember to weight myself last week, just didn't record it until today. The only success is that my weight was good. Not anything to do my behavior, just good luck which will change if I don't put in a little effort.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 17,842 Member
    edited August 2023
    🦋🪲🐞🪲🦋🪲🐞🪲🦋🪲🐞🪲🦋
    Name: Terri
    Age: 77
    Height: 5’2”
    Total weight lost: 94 lbs
    Time it took to lose: 5 years
    How long in maintenance: Started maintenance August 2019
    Maintenance weight range: after going onto maintenance I continued to lose weight very slowly, so started reducing my maintenance ceiling. I am currently at a fairly steady weight.
    Initially: < 150
    Amended: < 145
    Currently: < 140
    • Average weight recap
    Average weight recorded for
    2020: 147.9
    2021: 141.8
    2022: 138.6
    2023:
    Jan: 132.9
    Feb: 132.8
    Mar: 131.6
    Apr: 133.7 (I had an operation in April which temporarily put my weight up several lbs and skewed the average)
    May: 133.6
    June: 133.7
    July: 134.2

    August
    Week ending:
    Aug 01: 134.1
    Aug 08: 134.5
    Aug 15: 134.3
    Aug 22: 134.9
    Aug 29:
    Aug 31:

    Successes
    • Back to what is a new normal for me.
    • Pre-logging food for the day ahead
    • Healthy snacks factored into calorie budget
    • Solid Habits development
    • Maintaining mindful focus on health and fitness
    • Cutting myself some slack on the daily ups and downs
    • Finding enjoyable ways to move. If you don’t enjoy it, then it’s difficult to motivate yourself
    • I found some great seated Pilates videos from Rachel, The girl with the Pilates Mat., and some cardio with body weight videos that I like. YouTube is such a useful resource.

    Struggles:
    • Managing the weight increase with increased toning strength work.
    Although my weight has crept up, my clothes feel looser. Still
    In the middle of my maintenance range.

    🦋🪲🐞🪲🦋🪲🐞🪲🦋🪲🐞🪲🦋


  • 425Recess
    425Recess Posts: 253 Member
    Name: Lorraine
    Age: 76
    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 ~5 years - Was on maintenance for 8 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 from 2020: 115.0
    Average weight recorded from 2021: 114.7
    Average weight recorded from 2022: 115.2

    Average weight recorded for August: 115.0
    Average weight recorded for September 114.6
    Average weight recorded for October 114.8
    Average weight recorded for November 114.8
    Average weight recorded for December 114.3

    2023
    Average weight recorded for January: 114.5
    Average weight recorded for February: 115.6
    Average weight recorded for March: 115.5
    Average weight recorded for April: 116.2
    Average weight recorded for May: 115.7
    Average weight recorded for June: 114.6
    Average weight recorded for July: 114.5

    Week of:
    August 7: 114:0
    August 14: 114.5
    August 21: 114.5
    August 28: 115.0

    Success: I was back on track. I logged every day and did my video exercises as planned. I went for my mini walks most days wearing a mask. I haven't been able to do as much yardwork as I like due to smoke. :(

    Struggle: I ate more calories than my plan most days. Not over a lot but it creates a creep up the scale.

    Success/Struggle:
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,627 Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 72
    Height: 153 cm (5’ 0.5”)
    Total weight lost: 22.5 kg (approx. 50 lb)
    Time it took to lose: 9 months

    How long in maintenance: over 4 years!!
    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 for 2020 49.3 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight for 2021 49.3 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight for 2022 49.9 kg (110 lb)


    Average weight recorded for January: 50.7 kg (112 lb)
    Average weight recorded for February: 50.1 kg (110.5 lb)
    Average weight recorded for March: 49.1 kg (108 lb)
    Average weight recorded for April: 48.3 kg (106 lb)
    Average weight recorded for May: 49.3 kg (109 lb) – surgery May 19th
    Average weight recorded for June: 49.4 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for July: 49.6 kg (109 lb)

    Average weight for 2023 so far: 49.5 kg

    August 7th: 49.7 kg (trend 49.8 kg)
    August 14th: 49.7 kg (trend 49.7 kg)
    August 21st: 50.4 kg (trend 50.7 kg)
    August 28th: 49.8 kg (trend 50.3 kg)

    Successfully (slowly) reducing weight back to the middle of my maintenance range.
    Struggles – navigating days out.

    I was 48 kg when I went in for surgery in May - I heard the anaesthetist say “she’s had a lesser dose of x because she’s only 48 kg”- and during the post-op period I didn’t worry too much about calories but made sure I got plenty of protein and calcium.
    So, overall I’m happy that I haven’t put on too much weight. September should be a quiet month – no holidays planned, no family visits planned. My activity/exercise is pretty much back to normal so getting back to the lower end of maintenance should be possible.

  • missperfectpitch
    missperfectpitch Posts: 573 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: 108.5-113.5

    Average weight recorded for 2018: 109.8
    Average weight recorded for 2019: 111.2
    Average weight recorded for 2020: 111.6
    Average weight recorded for 2021: 112.5
    Average weight recorded for 2022: 113.4

    Average weight recorded for April 2022: 112.6
    Average weight recorded for May: 113.1
    Average weight recorded for June: 113.4
    Average weight recorded for July: 114.6
    Average weight recorded for August: 114.25
    Average weight recorded for September: 114.3
    Average weight recorded for October: 114
    Average weight recorded for November: 114.2
    Average weight recorded for December: 114.4
    Average weight recorded for January 2023: 113.4
    Average weight recorded for February: 112.98
    Average weight recorded for March: 111.8
    Average weight recorded for April: 110.9
    Average weight recorded for May: 110.9
    Average weight recorded for June: 112.8
    Average weight recorded for July: 115.3

    Week ending:
    Aug 5: 116.1 (trending 115.6)
    Aug 12: 115.7 (trending 115.7)
    Aug 19: 114.6 (trending 115.1)
    Aug 26: 114.8 (trending 114.9)

    Successes/struggles of the week: Did well with eating healthier for most of the week, but then was out of town over the weekend and eating out, so lots of high-calorie, high-sodium/carb meals, which of course means that my weight will be up by quite a lot for the next several days.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,836 Member
    Name Lesley
    Age: 72
    Height: 153 cm (5’ 0.5”)
    Total weight lost: 22.5 kg (approx. 50 lb)
    Time it took to lose: 9 months

    How long in maintenance: over 4 years!!
    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 for 2020 49.3 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight for 2021 49.3 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight for 2022 49.9 kg (110 lb)


    Average weight recorded for January: 50.7 kg (112 lb)
    Average weight recorded for February: 50.1 kg (110.5 lb)
    Average weight recorded for March: 49.1 kg (108 lb)
    Average weight recorded for April: 48.3 kg (106 lb)
    Average weight recorded for May: 49.3 kg (109 lb) – surgery May 19th
    Average weight recorded for June: 49.4 kg (109 lb)
    Average weight recorded for July: 49.6 kg (109 lb)

    Average weight for 2023 so far: 49.5 kg
    August 7th: 49.7 kg (trend 49.8 kg)
    August 14th: 49.7 kg (trend 49.7 kg)
    August 21st:
    August 28th:


    Successes/Struggles:
    Would have liked to be closer to 49 kg today as we’re away on holiday now for a few days.

    @lesdarts180 You are SO inspiring to me!
    Quick question: do you plan your food ahead for each day?

    Had the birthday meal, and it turns out that bleu cheese crumbles on a salad will forever be a hit with me! BUT I don't feel like I need to eat a 1300 cal salad every day, so I can definitely regulate it.
    Nice win for me, I was exceedingly worried after the "smarties" fiasco. How can I not regulate smarties??? I don't even like them that much???

    For me, it’s an entrenched habit from my earlier decades of eating. I loved blue cheese salads, too. After transplant, blue cheese is a mandatory “no fly” food because of the bacteria, I believe. When I have a medical reason why I can’t eat a food, I find it pretty easy.

    My equivalent to your smarties were M&M’s. I have only had Very Dark chocolate since 2017 or so, so I actually choose not to spend my calories on M&M’s. Plus the dues likely aren’t good for me.

    I did have a candy I ate way too often back in college. I was fed up. I did an aversion activity with them & haven’t even thought of eating them since then.

    You will chart the right course for you!
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,627 Member
    @MadisonMolly2017 , Hi Maddie,

    I don't plan the day in detail but I eat the same breakfast every day (when at home) and I have almost the same lunch every day - salad, just varying the protein. So that doesn't really need planning. Dinner is more varied, but I do a lot of batch cooking so there's always something in the freezer that I can pull out, and I eat a lot of vegetables - which are mostly low calorie so don't need much planning.
    It helps that I live on my own, and at the weekend when my partner is here it's always me doing the cooking.

    Being away from home is a whole different ball game as the saying goes.