Any other shorties out there?

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MrsHead

Joined: May 11
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Posted: 12 Jun 2011, 07:32
Hey everyone.

I'm looking for buddies, and since I'm only 4"9 and a half, i can't afford to carry a lot of weight and I also find it very difficult to lose. Anyone else out there in the same boat as me?

hubbard05

Joined: Mar 11
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Posted: 12 Jun 2011, 08:19
Yeah Im 5'2" so I totally understand what that is like. Even just 10 pounds makes a huge difference on us shorter people...
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MrsHead

Joined: May 11
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Posted: 12 Jun 2011, 09:29
Yeah i know, I used to love it because I never gained weight, and then if I lost just a couple of pounds you could notice it hugely! But unfortunately in the last six months or so my weight has just ballooned! I have no idea why!
hubbard05

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Posted: 12 Jun 2011, 18:42
You sound like me. Prior to having having children I could eat whatever I wanted to and still maintain my weight but now it is a totally different story. In the past few months Ive gained about 20 pounds and am having a hard time getting back in a routine of eating under 1400 calories... SMH...
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ktfitzgerald

Joined: Apr 11
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Posted: 13 Jun 2011, 09:17
I'm 5'1". I didn't need to watch what I ate before I was about 33 then I just started gaining slowly until I had put on 20 lbs. I have been able to take it back off, but I've changed the way I eat for life. It stinks not being able to eat as many calories as taller people to maintain a healthy weight.
greerp

Joined: Apr 11
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Posted: 13 Jun 2011, 09:48
I'm 5'1". I lost 20 pounds. Have about 5 more to go. And I can eat the same calories as a tall person now and still lose weight. I just eat the right things.
Jenilla...

Joined: Apr 11
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Posted: 13 Jun 2011, 10:58
I'm 5' and was able to lose 55 pounds. However, it took 8 months and I was consistent with diet and exercise. I eat roughly 1400+ calories per day to maintain. For shorties, fat has nowhere to go but outward!
PeeFat

Joined: Jan 10
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Posted: 13 Jun 2011, 14:02
Shorties is to harsh. Vertically challenged is the term I prefer to use.

Besides if you think about it. Take a look at all the senior citizens out there. Most of them are short. We just seem to live longer than tall folks. The heart doesn't have to work as hard getting to blood to and from the heart when your smaller. Vertically challenge folks can have lower systolic and diastolic pressure than tall folks. Mine is 106 / 65. I'm at 17% body fat and work out every second day.
A tall person with my blood pressure would probably pass out if they stood up too fast.

Also when your a senior... if you fall down and your vertically challenges your no going to break as many bones as a tall freak show!

Embrace your height and longer life.

I'm only 5'6" and have lost over 100 lbs now. Steady weight loss week after week. It all comes down to portion control, healthy food and plenty of water and exercise on a regular basis. The fat will come off. You just have to stay committed to a healthy lifestyle.
MrsHead

Joined: May 11
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Posted: 13 Jun 2011, 17:14
Wow, you guys are all doing so well! Congrats to all of you! Thanks for the replies, at least i'm not alone!
OhChubbyChee...

Joined: Dec 11
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Posted: 31 Dec 2011, 09:19
I'm 5'3" and it's awful! The slightest weight gain is SO obvious and it makes me look awful Sad Do you think your weight gain has to do with your hormones though? That's what happened to me!
littlepopo99

Joined: Dec 11
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Posted: 31 Dec 2011, 09:45
I am 5'2", and I know how easy it is as a short person to put on weight. I mean, when you're short, weight gain and loss really show. Just keep at it! You'll make it. Try joining a challenge (check out the biggest loser new year's resolution challenge, I'm in it), it will help you to get motivated.
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MaggieMoo2

Joined: Nov 11
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Posted: 01 Jan 2012, 06:58
Hi all, another shorty but fun loving... 5ft2. Smile
If at first I seem a little weird, then it's pretty likely I am. Smile
NCNOLE

Joined: Feb 11
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Posted: 01 Jan 2012, 07:25
I'm 5'0 and have lost 50 lbs. this past year. Initially I just kept the calories under 1500, then I added exercise and increased my overall level of activity throughout the day. I drink tons of water. I am planning to lose another 40 lbs. this year. One pound at a time!!
Javadali

Joined: Jan 09
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Posted: 01 Jan 2012, 08:04
I am 5'2" ... The weight does come off but slow for me. Just keep focused and plugging away ... You feel so much better!! Best of luck in 2012!
kertojw

Joined: Jan 12
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Posted: 01 Jan 2012, 09:29
I'm 5'2" and indeed vertically challenged. By the way, I like that saying.
Starting today with my diet. And already I'm cranky.
I have to lose at least 20kg (no not lbs).
xLyssx

Joined: Mar 09
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Posted: 01 Jan 2012, 15:23
i'm 5 foot and it is harder for us to lose i'd say. At least in my experiences. I weighed 240 two years ago, felt and looked horrible. Lost 70lbs, felt great. Had allot of trauma happen in my life. Husband left for army for a year, elderly father whom i take care of came down with lung cancer. made mad dashes to different states a few times to see my husband. then moved half way across the world. through all of that , my health suffered, and i gained about 25lbs back. now i'm up here in Alaska, don't know anyone and am haaving a very hard time getting back on track. I really don't know how to get in the frame of mind to start again so to speak. I just don't know. But i've got to get started again somehow someway.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 01 Jan 2012, 16:28
xLyssx, I was at that point last year. I knew I needed to get rid of the weight, but I just didn't want to have to work too hard. I was lacking motivation, but on 1/23/11 I decided to at least try to eat better. That was step one. I cut out desserts, sweets, high calorie snacks, and focused on eating more protein and veggies. That got me through a couple months and I lost some weight. I was logging my meal intake on another website, but switched when I found the smartphone app. Then in March, I bought a bodymediafit device which helped motivate me. It calculates calories burned. At first I just focused on making sure I was in a deficit (1000 calories a day for me). So, I continued on for a few months. As the weight gradually came off, I became more focused and motivated. I started routinely exercising in June, then added 10k steps/day, then added strength training. Then increased my water consumption. I have gradually increased by non-exercise activity too - I don't allow myself to sit on the couch for more than 30 minutes - I get up at commercials and move around even if it is just to walk in place.

This is all just to tell you that, for me, I couldn't or maybe wouldn't make all the changes all at once. I gradually made changes. It's been almost a year and now I am 100% focused and motivated - I have been for about 5 months. I survived the holidays without too much difficulty - I really think my bodymediafit helps with that b/c it shows you how little or how much you burn each day. That really helped over the holidays when I did not exercise daily - it forced me to adjust my intake.

Now, when I feel like I am struggling, I look at pictures from December 2010 and then I look at my weight history. I am now less than I have been in almost 9 years. That is motivating.

If you can find something, anything to motivate you and keep you focused.... Grab hold of it and go. You can do it!!! Just keep moving!!
baacs

Joined: Sep 11
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Posted: 01 Jan 2012, 16:48
Hi all,

I too am a shortie. I'm only 5'1". When I started here I weighed 206lbs and looking back at photos you could really tell I weighed 206lbs. In my head though I never thought it was that noticeable. I knew I was overweight, but I didn't see myself as being 80+lbs overweight.

I'm at 167.8lbs as of this morning and now when I see photos of myself I actually do look normalish, still overweight, but not obese and massive.

Even though I may look better in photos clothes are great at hiding fat, and without my clothes I'm still really fat, I have rolls and overhangs.

Strange to think that if I was just 6 or so inches taller I would be very close to a healthy/normal BMI, but at 5'1" I'm still technically obese.

P.S. Just re-read this post and noticed that my ticker is still saying I'm 169 even though everywhere else on this site my weight is 167.8. Anyone know why the ticker is out?
CBWRIGHT

Joined: Dec 11
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Posted: 01 Jan 2012, 19:50
I'm a fellow shortie. I'm 5'1 and weigh 120 lbs. I also cannot carry alot of weight. When i tell people how much i weigh they look at me like i'm crazy but i know my body and that is too much weight for me. i should really be at about 106; my goal weight is 110. when i see photos of myself i'm completely horrified. prior to my mid 30's i could pretty much eat whatever i liked. it doesn't help that i have two boys (9 & 13) who can eat whatever they like. It's nice to see a fellow "shortie" out there.
Mommy On A Mission
molly2031

Joined: Jan 12
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Posted: 02 Jan 2012, 00:12
4' 10 here. People have always told me I don"t eat enough. I think I started believing it and began to eat portions meant for an average height person. I hit 130, tecnically obese, and my health declined along with my energy, then joint pain set in and exersize brought injuries. I'm beginning to realize that "eating like a bird" is not a bad thing for my height. One size does not fit all and 1200 calories per day is too much for me. I have to stop feeling pressure when people are taken aback by my portions. I understand for sure.




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