SparkPeople Petite Women Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=5133 This SparkTeam is for petite women (5'4" & under). We face unique challenges in the weight loss & maintenance journey...let's support & celebrate us! SparkPeople Petite Women Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=5133 Getting serious with my diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x59076843 I had gotten down to 125 last year and then slowly regained all the weight I lost plus put on more weight. Now, I am approximately 150, and wanting to get back down to that slender, sexy 125 lb again and I wanna start tomorrow. I am 5'3" and in clothing size 9/10. I feel like I can succeed this time. <em>521</em> Mon, 8 Sep 2014 02:01:50 EST New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x59046976 Hi, I'm Jaime and I am new to this whole team thing. I have tried to lose weight for a while and have struggled so much it seems. Looking for some community support to reach my goals. I love to hear success stories that you may have! Thu, 4 Sep 2014 23:32:46 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x57548544 Hi. I am 5"1.5" I have a small frame but athletic body. I have a hour glass figure so I carry my weight well but I don't want to carry weight any longer.. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:20:00 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x57246832 Hello, everyone! I'm a 4'10" newbie to SP and new to this team. It's nice to find a group of people I can related to. I'm looking forward to communicating with and encouraging my petite sisters. :) Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:41:38 EST New to this team, vet SP user, just hit my goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x57126202 Hi -- <BR> <BR> I'm Linda and I've been rebuilding my body and nutritional lifestyle over the past year. Since March 23rd, 2013 (when I weighed in at an all time high of 173!) I've lost 56-57 pounds, and now weigh in between 116 and 117 lbs. Did/doing it through serious and determined commitment to portion control (I'm also a "pescatarian, so I eat fish and dairy, but no meat at all), and regular (4-5 x wk) exercise comprising cardio, strength and flexibility workouts. I'm 63 yrs old and ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:42:44 EST Daily caloric intake distribution http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x56303783 Hi ladies! <BR> <BR> I'm aiming at 1200 cal. intake but I'm struggling with how to distribute them throughout the day without being hungry and over-eating. <BR> <BR> I figured 300 cal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with 2 150 cal snacks. (side note: I'm really struggling with 300 cal dinners, it just seems like not enough...but what do I know?, I can eat as much as my husband, hence the weight gain!) <BR> <BR> How do you all spread out your daily calories? Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:30:24 EST What is your "feel good" size or sizes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x56264640 I feel good at a size 4. <BR> Size 6 is my average. <BR> I feel too heavy at size 8. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 19:34:23 EST We don't have the height to hide our weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x56245288 Hi! I'm 5'-2 3/4". I love it when I am on my leaner side, so I can rock being a petite! When I gain, I feel stocky and shorter. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 14:34:16 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x56063655 Hi, I'm Kelly, I'm thirty, I'm 4' 11 and I'm from Michigan. I love to read, dance and hang out with my cats and husband mostly. <BR> <BR> I'm at a point in life where I realize being petite is just what I am but I do have frustrations with it (having to hem every darned pair of pants ever, not being able to reach things at the supermarket). I'm not aiming for as low of weight as some I've seen here but on my frame anything below 120 looks horrific on me to me (bones popping out everywhere, ... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 20:09:59 EST Workout pants http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x55978805 Hello ladies, <BR> <BR> First a little info: I am 4' 11" and started SP at 165 pounds. Today I stepped on the scale to discover 150.8. I cried! That is plenty of motivation to keep going!!!!! I can move around so much better, but I don't see changes in my body yet and that's ok. In college I got the nickname Fun Size for being so short (get your head out of the gutter, it was a 100% Clean nickname, lol!) and an itty bitty 110 pounds. I'm not aiming at a magic number, but a healthy and fit se... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:02:18 EST Happy to joing a Petite forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x55342736 Hi - I'm a petite 4'11" and glad to see this team exists. My ultimate goal is to lose 10 lbs but would be happy with losing 5 lbs for now! I have no problem with getting to the gym but losing weight, especially after turning 50, is more of a challenge. I know I need to be consistent and disciplined in my calorie intake but it's hard to get it just right to reach my goal weight. I''m looking for motivation along with sharing experiences with women who have similar vertical / weight lo... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:49:23 EST "The best things come in small packages" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x55061399 Hi I'm Sarah, and I'm 5' 2" from a family who are all below average height. My biggest problem in losing weight is that I am very inactive - I have M.E. - but seeing this group has helped me realise that another challenge that's always been there is of not being very tall. <BR> <BR> I'm quite happy with my height, but it did make me feel great when I found out that Kylie Minogue is the same height as me! It isn't what you have, but what you do with it that matters. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 08:38:00 EST Great Team and Really Important to Petite Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x54707625 I am really looking forward to connecting with women who are petite. All of my life it has been tough to identify with the "normal sized" population. So glad to be part of this team. <BR> Thanks so much and look forward to seeing more from this group and possibly contirbuting in the future!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:25:48 EST Finally. ...other people who understand!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x54703448 Hi All! My name is Michelle, I'm a 40 y/o mom of 6, a full-time nursing student, and both of these things have led to my finally committing to lose this weight, and see what my 5'1 stature would look like lighter. I started this journey at the beginning of summer at 168...today I made it to 151, and my goal is 125 by graduation in May!! So happy to find this board, can't wait to read all of your posts! Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:32:53 EST New Petite et here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x54438884 I'm 5'1 1/2! I will fight anyone on that extra 1/2 of an inch. I weight around 180. I'm 20 and I definitely hate when people put everything on the third shelf in the cabinet. I'm looking to loose around 40 pounds as a start and see if I like my self at about 140ish. I'm also majoring in fashion design and those work tables are not short friendly! Wed, 7 Aug 2013 21:49:08 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x54404355 Hi I just joined this group. I didn't know there was a group for us vertically challenged people as they say lol. Mon, 5 Aug 2013 10:23:44 EST Workout clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x54106899 Hi, <BR> what are some good manufacturers/stores for finding activewear for petite women? <BR> <BR> I am short, apple-shaped, 5'1, 140. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 23:51:02 EST What's up all? I found my own kind! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x54089936 Hi everyone! I am 4'11 1/2 but my posture has improved so I may now be 5'0. I am SO happy to be here. Dieting and muscle sculpting are different for us and I am tired of people telling that its not! <BR> <BR> Muah! Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:54:58 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x54065395 Hi! My name is Meagan and I'm new to SPARKPEOPLE and relatively new to fitness. I've been going to the gym for about three weeks and haven't lost as much I would have liked. I just finished The Petite Advantage Diet by Jim Karas so I'm hoping following this program will help get me on track. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know ya'll and helping support one another! <em>247</em> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:11:02 EST Having problems with belly fat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x54030273 It's huge I tell you! A lot of people have commented how fat I look! Especially when I'm sitting down. I've just downloaded "The Belly Fat Cure" but the recipes seem so hard to follow! I've tried everything! Even incorporating a mufa (monounsaturated fat), but my belly is still there! <BR> <BR> ARRRGGGGHHHH! <BR> <BR> Anyone else have this pesky problem? Sun, 7 Jul 2013 05:53:13 EST Katie's intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x53533207 Hi my name is Katie. I am a single mom of a 11 year old daughter. I am 5"4 inches tall. and currently 177 pounds. my goal weight is between 130-135 pounds. hope to make a lot of friends. I live in NW Arkansas. Thu, 30 May 2013 08:59:11 EST Just joining!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x53525177 Oh my gosh, I love the idea of a site for my height!! So cool! I'm 5' 1'', am a 40 y/o mom of 6, and a full time nursing student. Can't wait to read up on all the posts over the next few days of break! Wed, 29 May 2013 16:30:45 EST Just Joined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x52474706 Hi, <BR> <BR> I came across this team when I was googling the Petite Advantage Diet. Didn't even know this team was here. I've been on Spark for a few years. I'm so glad there is a team just for me! :) Looking forward in getting to know you all and taking a look around! Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:41:54 EST Hi new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x52242009 Looking forward to meeting people and making progress with my goals!! <BR> <BR> Matalynn <BR> <em>381</em> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:16:09 EST Do You Need A Workout Buddy? Do You Have Skype? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x50166795 My name is Brandi and I am looking for on line buddies who would like to Skype with me and work out at the same time!!! (Skype is super simple to download and you can get a good webcam for as little as $30.00) I just bought an elliptical machine which I pick up in a few days and I can’t wait lol! I have about 100 pounds to lose and I am more than ready to do it with your help! Here’s the thing with me…If I am by myself I won’t do it. BUT…if I have a buddy or if I know someone is watching me... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 00:15:10 EST HI!!! Looking for exercise buddies via skype!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x50095645 My name is Brandi and yes I'm petit ...my height just at 5 feet lol!!!...I'm new to this online support group and I am looking for on line buddies who would like to Skype with me and work out at the same time!!! I just bought an elliptical machine which I pick up in a few days and I can’t wait lol! I have about 100 pounds to lose and I am more than ready to do it with your help! Here’s the thing with me…If I am by myself I won’t do it. BUT…if I have a buddy or if I know someone is watching m... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 03:44:21 EST Hello, let me introduce myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x49784587 My name is Lisa (nickname is Kitten due to the fact I REALLY love Hello Kitty). I am in my middle/upper 30's, married for 15yrs to a wonderful supportive man that I met while in the Army. I have two beautiful children, a Daughter, just turned 13 and a Son who is 11. They are my entire world, I don’t have any "outside" friends to speak of and family, well there is big issues there. I have been on Spark for over 5yrs on and off, mostly off the last 3yrs. My first year I went from 180 to 13... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 16:02:45 EST A diet that makes sense for petite people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x49661158 My friend was on weight watchers faithfully for 12 weeks and lost .25 lb. I have been on it for 10 weeks with a grand total of 2 lbs lost. Both of us exercised and tracked our food daily. I think it might be a great maintenance diet. She has gone to 1200 calories a day. I am going to begin following the Mayo Clinic diet which is also 1200 calories and pretty simple. 3 fruit, 4 plus vegetables (not starchy ones) 3 protein and dairy servings and 3 ft servings. Your snacks are to be fruits and ... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 09:56:29 EST Newbie glad to find other petite folks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x49470729 Hey petite friends, I posted a lengthy intro here: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_me<BR>ssageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1323x49<BR>470316 (can people from other teams read things posted on other teams? I'm new to the community aspect of spakpeople) but I'm so glad to find a petite forum. I have previously shied away from using a community for weight-loss support because at 5'3" and fluctuating between 125 and 135lbs, I think that most people still perceive me as small and not someon... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 11:52:18 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x49243328 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm 5'3'' (160 cm), but I have to confess this is the first time I've ever thought of myself as "petite". Maybe because I'm slightly (hrmm...) overweight, and to me "petite" has always been a very tiny woman - both heightwise and sizewise. But I very much like the thought of being petite and hope to lose enough weight to actually feel like it! :) Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:50:04 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x48947116 Hi all! I'm not exactly new... I've been off and on Sparkpeople for years now! I thought that it was high time that I get involved, and hopefully that will motivate me to lose weight. Over the course this past year I've managed to gain back 10 pounds that I had lost. I know that this can be attributed to my poor eating habits and lack of exercise. I understand what I need to do to lose weight (I've done it before), but I'm finding it difficult to find the motivation to do so. It is diff... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:02:04 EST Petite Prego's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x48925484 Hello all, <BR> <BR> Recently discovered I'm pregnant and looking for other petite ladies who are also expecting. I'm reading the suggested calorie intake for pregnant women --2200 and up -- and that sounds extremely high for me. Any suggestions/advice from petite mamas or soon-to-be one's??????? Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:07:11 EST Bra Size Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x48764364 Hi all! I'm new to this forum and wondering if any of you experience issues with finding a bra that fits. I haven't had a lot of disposable income to go bra shopping, so I've been wearing ones that don't really fit for a while now. It doesn't help that I've lost inches from my bust and waist, so I think they're not filling the cup any more. There seem to be different methods of calculating the right size. My below the bust measurement is 28. Some say that's the band size you should use, and o... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 16:39:31 EST Lovely Petite Clothing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x48695718 Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> Just to let you know I have found a website that sell lovely petite office wear <link>www.pinstripeandpearls.com/women/bus<BR>iness-occasion/petite </link> . They have dresses, shirts, trousers and jackets. I've always had a nightmare trying to find nice work wear that doesn't need to be altered and so this is perfect for me <BR> <BR> Hope it helps one of you :) Tue, 26 Jun 2012 06:35:48 EST New to this...q estions, questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x48269598 Howdy! <BR> Today is my first day here...yeah! I'm concerned that I don't see many folks that are short with over 50 lbs to lose... I'm 4'10" and weigh 165...If I could get under 100 lbs I would be crazy happy! Is there anyone else out there for me to connect with? Mon, 28 May 2012 21:51:33 EST Wanted to finally say Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x48249745 Hi I'm Michele. I joined the group last Oct, but unfortunately some things came up and I didn't keep up with my Spark Lifestyle and gained all the weight I lost back. I am ready to get back on track and take this off for good and appreciate any encouragement I can get. Sun, 27 May 2012 12:36:12 EST Thrilled to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x47808803 Hi all! I'm new to the team. I'm thrilled to have found a team for petites! I'm 5'0" (on a good day) and on a journey to lose 40 pounds. I am a full-time working wife and mom. My husband is 6'2" and my little man is 2 1/2 and my daughter is 10. Taking time for myself and watching my portion sizes are always a challenge. I can't wait to connect with others who can relate!!! Sat, 28 Apr 2012 15:03:55 EST What's your happy weight/mea surements? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x47607198 Hi everyone! I have never been thin, ever. The smallest size I ever remember fitting into was a size 10, and that was in 4th grade! My current goal weight is 123, which would give me a healthy BMI, being that I am 4'11''. However, I really have no idea what I will look like then, or what size I will be. <BR> So for people that were once at a happy, healthy weight, what was it? <BR> Currently (as of this morning) my measurements were a tight 31-27-40, putting me in between a size 8-10 if I can... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:10:17 EST danger! danger! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x47566104 so I cut my grass with a push mower 4 days this week (yes there's alot of grass) ranging in time from 35 minutes to 1 1/2 hours each time. Spark people says this is a dangerous amount of hard work. I'm eating between 1200 & 1500 cals a day & not doing any other cardio. Does anybody think this is actually dangerous? Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:38:50 EST Frustrated with low calorie range http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x46984630 I'm probably whining here a bit, but geez! <BR> <BR> Probably like most of you I'm stuck in SparkPeople's lowest (1200-1550) calorie range because of my height, and even that along with exercise makes for a very slow weight loss (I've lost 9 pounds in 2+ months). It's so frustrating! <BR> <BR> Even when I up my exercise on the program, it never changes beyond 1200-1550. <BR> <BR> I watch my tall (but also active) husband inhale whatever he wants and stay slim and I need to be so much... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 07:34:07 EST Finally!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x46740082 Where has this team been all my time on spark people? I'm so glad I found it. I am 5 feet and currently weigh 120 lbs. About three years ago I dropped to 100. Why oh why did I go and gain 20 lbs? At least I didn't get back up to almost 150. I'm so happy to be with a group that I can tell my actual weight and what I want to weigh. At 65 I think I will aim for 105. Tell that to the average person and I'll be mocked. But I have a very small frame and well, you all know all about that. ... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:00:55 EST n/a http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x46429145 n/a Sun, 5 Feb 2012 10:57:26 EST Substitutes for Karas' Petite Advantage Diet Meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x46429064 Would those of you who have been on this for a while please share some of the meals you've created that mirror the same ratios in the Karas plan. Thanks!! Sun, 5 Feb 2012 10:52:35 EST being short suuuuucks (hi I'm new) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x46422365 Ok I like being petite and small (I'm 5"1) but its soooooooo easy to gain weight and get into an unhealthy BMI. My taller friends have a lot more room to gain and be healthy and I'm sometimes pretty jealous. Anyway, I try to keep my BMI under control but in the last 6 months I've had some bad stress and now I'm in an overweight BMI and I'm pretty mad at myself for it and I just want to gt healthy again but it's hard. Sorry I'm feeling discouraged today. My point is, nice to meet you :) Sat, 4 Feb 2012 22:20:04 EST Hi y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x46205895 Hello, all! <BR> <BR> I work for a cruise line (that shall remain nameless) and I started using SparkPeople as soon as I signed off my last ship. Ship life is much like living in an international dorm so, of course, the crew food onboard is much like college food. Gross and obscenely unhealthy. <BR> <BR> I was also recently 'let go' from my cruise ship production show singer gig because costumes were and 'issue'. As a 180 lb, size 14 ginger, I was not a part of the 'acceptable look' fo... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:05:34 EST No more excuses - I'm ready to drop the weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x45815006 Hi All: <BR> <BR> I've dabbled with SparkPeople for a while but would stop when I "fell off the fitness wagon". I am married with 3 wonderful boys and realized that I rarely take pictures with them. Now they want to take pictures of me and I am constantly trying to avoid them. I know it's because I am unhappy with my weight gain. I've lost some weight (appx 7lbs), but at 178 and 5' 3 I know that I need to lose a lot more. My first goal is to be 150 by the end of April and my ultimate go... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 09:42:04 EST New to Sparkpeople and this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x45779858 Another newbie here! I just learned about sparkpeople while researching weight loss programs. Today I got a book called The Petite Advantage. It's a weight loss guide for those 5'4" and under. I plan to follow it to see how it works for me. <BR> <BR> I am 5'2" and around 165 pounds (estimated, as I don't even own a scale). I am in my late 20s, and I really have no excuse for letting myself go. I have never been a very fit person or a healthy eater, but I've recently noticed that my gra... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 19:30:38 EST Anyone else following Petite Advantage Plan?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x45751693 Is anyone else trying this? I am looking to make connections with other petites that are trying this approach. I read and started the Petite Advantage plan by Jim Karas on Friday. The workout approach is very feasible with working out 3 times per week. I am a little nervous about the no cardio approach, but the gravity exercises were quite effective. The meals have been pretty good and some surprisingly easy. The groceries were a bit expensive, but I am hoping that is the week 1 effect.... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:01:29 EST Hello, I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x45751527 Hi! I am 5 feet and a working mother of 2. My goal is to lose 40lbs. I have struggled since my daughters birth 8.5 years ago. I have recently read Jim Karas' Petite Advantage book and am currently following the food and exercise program he outlined specifically for women under 5'4. I am hoping to find others who are trying this approach. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:52:17 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x45682752 Hello Everyone...I am so glad I found this team and SparkPeople. My goal is to get healthy and stay healthy. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:32:14 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x45676749 Hello Everyone. Thought I should pop in and give a quick introduction! I'm new to both Spark People and the team. I'm hoping that 2012 will be "my year" the year where I finally get into better shape and a healthier lifestyle for my future. I'm 21, a full time university student and I work part time,so I am super busy and hoping that fitting some exercise in wont be too hard! Seeing as this is a group for petite women I feel as though I should tell you my height too... Im 5'1 and a half. And ... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 01:34:29 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x45096269 Hi everyone! I'm Samantha. 22 years old. 5'2" tall :) I love being my size! <BR> <BR> I stumbled across this group because one of my spark-friends has joined and I figured I'd join all you lovely petite ladies. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:11:30 EST Hi, I'm new to the team, but not Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x44716142 I have been a Spark Member almost 3 years. I did reach my goal, <BR> a few months ago. I got to 155 pounds, but I am maintaining at <BR> 160. I want to lose lots of inches and would love to get down <BR> to 140 pounds. <BR> <BR> Recently, had BC and surgery, so I haven't felt like doing lots of <BR> exercise. I want to change that now, that I am feeling better. <BR> Hope this team gives me the motivation, that I need to do what <BR> is needed, to get the job done! Sat, 22 Oct 2011 22:10:47 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x44661769 I am 33 and have two young children. I have tried weight watcher, low carb, low calorie diets. I lost some weight with these plans but I have been the same for almost a year now. After having two children I just can't seem to loose the remaining weight. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:55:40 EST Adding more protein to diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x44583898 Hi all! <BR> <BR> After following the program for about a week, I have been able to stick to the calorie goals, but have noticed that my protein intake is lower than what is recommended (as is carbs)- I did have to adjust the recommended calorie intake from 1250-1500 down to 1000-1200 (which is what works for me)- I am not working out this week due to recent surgery and a recent injury in the gym. I suspect the goals are based on the higher calorie range, but I still feel that I do need to ... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 09:28:08 EST Hi ladies! I'm Nancy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x44536220 Hi my name is Nancy and I'm 37 and 5' 2". My ultimate goal is 110 lbs. I've been 110-115 until having 2 kids then was hanging around the 117-121 mark. However, in February I had surgery to remove 2/3 of my right lung for a rare tumor and recovery from that surgery was intense. I finally got back into the gym 2 months ago, but it has been a challenge as I still have some pain from the surgery and my cardio isn't what it used to be. . I have gained 10 lbs and am now at 129 lbs (the most I'v... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:59:40 EST Challenge 'til the end of the month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8620x5133x44520335 I challenge you to change your avatar with Halloween theme! <BR> <BR> Starting now 'til Halloween. Are you ready? Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:51:00 EST I'm 5'1" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x44458474 And on a new mission to lose 15lbs! Thu, 6 Oct 2011 12:18:11 EST Hi I'm Kristin and I'm 4'11" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x44443668 Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Kristin and I am 4'11". I live in Maine and I love/hate it lol. I love to work out which is good because I am overweight. I am training for a 5k and hopefully a triathlon after that. I am hopeing to start STS by Cathe Friedrich, p90x or Insanity by the end of the month. I look forward to getting to all of you ladies <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Kristin Wed, 5 Oct 2011 15:44:20 EST How many calories do you take in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x44414816 Some people started discussing this in the general chat, but I think it warrants a topic of its own. <BR> <BR> Are you trying to lose weight, gain, or maintain? How tall are you? How active are you? What is your calorie goal? How many do you actually take in? How's it working for you? <BR> <BR> * I'm 5'1", weigh 154, and aim to get down to 128 by March. <BR> * I am moderately active, doing weight training 3 times per week with housecleaning or other exercise on other days. My hip arthritis ... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 23:49:31 EST Hi I'm new and 5' 2"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x44305397 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am excited to have found this team. I am 5'2" currently at my ticker weight and having reached 160ish at one point. Ouch! My goal weight is 130. My goal goal weight is 125 and my Goal Goal Goal weight is 118...haha. <BR> <BR> I'm so happy to be here and hope to meet some new Spark Friends!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 18:20:41 EST How to determine goal weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x44289882 Hello! I'm so glad I found the petite board. I'm 5'2" and when I started SP this summer was 130 lbs. I am happy with my results thus far. My question is, how do you determine your goal weight? Right now I'm thinking 115 is a good goal weight for me, but how do I know if it should be 112 or 110? What are your thoughts and experiences? TIA! Mon, 26 Sep 2011 21:12:49 EST Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x44150221 Is anyone else struggling to get in the required water each day? I find when I do acheive that goal, like today...all I am doing is going to the bathroom! I am beginning to wonder if 8 glasses a day is too much for someone that only weighs 123. What do the rest of you think? Sun, 18 Sep 2011 18:31:02 EST New to this group... Question about weight goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x44027064 I have been with Spark People for about 2 years now. During that time, I lost and gained the same 5 pounds many times. This summer, I started to run and saw dramatic loss. Instead of being stuck between 130-135, I am now sitting at 123. <BR> For a long time, I weighed between 110-115. Then I had a stressful teaching job and slowly put on 10 pound a year for the two years I taught there. I have a better job now, but have been unable to lose those 20 pounds. Not sure if it is realistic ... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 15:49:15 EST This is fabulous..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x43777212 That there is a team for petite women who I believe for sure to have special challenges. <BR> <BR> I am 5'1" (used to be 5'2"), 63 years old, and weighed in at 110 this morning. <BR> <BR> I am a "refugee" from WW and after losing 100 pounds and maintaining for some months on their previous program got really mixed up on their new one. I had to eat less than the weight loss points just to maintain, I posted on the message boards but got no reply, although I did hear it through the grapevine... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 14:34:19 EST Jeans that fit. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x43725697 Hi. I'm new to the team and very happy to be here. <BR> <BR> Despite what my driver's license says, truth be told I'm 4'11" and I have the hardest time finding cloths that fit. I currently own one (and only one) pair of jeans from Old Navy that I really don't like, but they fit okay. They're starting to get a little snug in the thighs (from muscles from Spinning). <BR> <BR> I went to Banana Republic the other day and got a pair of petite jeans there because I heard they were supposed to b... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:14:14 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x43487868 Wow! I am so glad to have found this group. Weight issues for small women are definitely unique. I myself am a 27 year old woman who is 5' 1.5" (I always have to make sure people know it's one and a HALF inches... LOL). I am definitely an apple shape and gain most of my weight in my stomach and arms which, I fear, due to my small frame makes me look "squat". The upside is that everyone says I have nice legs... still, I really hope to lose 40 or so pounds (I am at 160 now, working on trying to... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:28:21 EST Petite Granny in Cincinnati http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x43378064 I think I qualify for this group....4' 7" , lol. Hubby said he actually saw someone my size at the mall yesterday. I doubt it, usually I'm shorter than most. Why is it the tall guys like the short girls? Hubby is 6'. <BR> <BR> I have come to a conclusion about my treadmill and jogging. For some reason, most of the articles I see about jogging put a 15min/mile at a walk. I kid you not, when I do a 15min/mile on the treadmill, it's a good pace for a jog. Hey, these little legs are goi... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 04:59:17 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x43092677 Hello! <BR> <BR> I've been on SP regularly since early June of this year. I have struggled with my weight since I was a teenager, I'd lose and be very thin and then regain weight. I began exercising regularly and eating more healthfully in my late 20's and for a long time my weight didn't seem to be a huge issue. As I entered my 40's the pounds began creeping on, then I'd diet, then back on...I just turned 50 this year and decided that I needed to find a better way...I might even have to ... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 10:07:51 EST Herro! (intro) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x42733183 Hey there, everyone! As you all probably know, it totally sucks that a 5 lb. increase on shorter frames tend to be more noticeable than on taller framed people (LUCKIES!), and I've definitely been battling weight issues for years. <BR> <BR> I'm 5'0", 140 lbs, but I've seen/felt what it's like to be strong and fit at 115 (had to work super HARD to get there, probably why I petered out and am back to where I am) and am determined to get back into my size 5's and not constantly compare myself t... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:34:28 EST Hello there Everyone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x42545455 Wanted to introduce myself, and am not sure I am doing this correctly... <BR> I am *very* short, 4"4', and weigh 115 1/2 lbs, down one pound from a week ago. Yeah! I have a genetic bone disorder that causes them to break easily, which is why I am so short. It makes doing strenous exercise difficult, but I can walk with a walker, and for long distances I can use a wheelchair, and I can swim as well. I've been keeping my calories around the 1200-1250 range, and seeing how that goes, and for... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 23:19:43 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x42497602 <BR> Hi everyone I've just joined the group. <BR> <BR> My name is Emily and I live in the UK. I am 4' 8" tall and just under 8 stone (112lbs?). I thought I would join the group because as I have got older I have had more trouble keeping weight off - so I am open to ideas! <BR> <BR> Emily <BR> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 09:54:13 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x42396019 I'm 5'2" (and 3/4") but I tend to leave that part off because I'm still short either way <em>30</em> <BR> I am trying to get down to 115lbs initially and then I will reevaluated and possibly get down to 100lbs. I am at 149 right now and started at 178 in January. Since I am short, 178 was waaaay overweight for my height. Odd thing is no one would have ever guessed I weighed that much and a lot of people have been surprised when I tell them my starting weight. Luckily/Unluckily most of my we... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 08:44:44 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x42376218 my name is brenna. married with 3 kidz. 5'2.5". I have pcos and am trying to lose the weight for that. am NOT trying to get to 110 or under pounds. I think i'd be happy at 160 or 175. anyways. would love the help and support. <BR> <BR> thanx. Sun, 12 Jun 2011 05:48:36 EST 4 feet 11 and goal weight 100lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x42282027 That's what I'm striving for! But it's sooooo hard! I'm at the moment at 123lbs with a belly roll that I HATE! Any advice? Tue, 7 Jun 2011 02:06:47 EST Genius! For someone to think up this group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x41847349 Hello all, <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd take a moment and introduce myself! My name is Samantha and I'm 26 years old from Kansas City, MO. I think it's wonderful that I found this group as lets face it weight tends to have a much bigger impact most of the time towards OUR kind ( petite, shorter people). <BR> <BR> As a 5'1" ( and a half ) person :) I understand how weight has played an even bigger effect in my life on my short frame towards appearence and medically. **knock on wood** I don'... Mon, 16 May 2011 01:50:37 EST Hi, it's been awhile. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x41842343 Hi, I am Justine. I was on here two years ago and managed to lose fifteen pounds. I ended up gaining that back plus some. I reached 181 and decided it was time to lose weight. I am now at 155. My next goal is to get to 140. My ultimate goal is to be in the 'normal' weight range at 132. Hope to meet some new people and what not! Sun, 15 May 2011 20:04:01 EST I'm shrinking ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x41788786 I was 5'3" and was at the doctor in the past month (twice) - - they measured height & weight and the nurse said for sure I was 5' 2.5 " - - No wonder my kids seem so much bigger ! I'm shrinking. <em>40</em> Thu, 12 May 2011 18:55:26 EST Hi, my name is Shawna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x41511795 Hi everybody, my name is Shawna and I am 23. Recently graduated from college with a Bachelor's degree...and lots of extra weight. At 5'2, my heaviest weight was at 200 lbs. In the last year, I've come down to about 150 lbs, and I'm here on Spark People to get rid of that extra 25 lbs. Eventually, I would like to take street-fighting classes, and become really versed in self defense. If you have any tips or suggestions, please let me know because I am a newbie! <BR> <BR> Oh and I'm new to t... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 09:24:35 EST Hi! My name is Amanda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x41378059 I'm 22 years old, and I am kind of new to this whole weightloss thing....I'm trying to turn my life around and become a healthier me. My biggest problem is staying motivated. I'm currently on my last month of the "Insanity" workout and after that I plan to become an avid runner....any tips are greatly appreciated! <BR> <BR> -Amanda Fri, 22 Apr 2011 09:38:57 EST Being comfortable in your own skin.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x40936353 Hello, I am new here, but this website is AMAZING... <BR> <BR> Though I have always been a shorty, untill the last year or so I have never been "petite" I was as big around as I was tall. I have in the last 3 years lost 85lbs and its been amazing on my health. But how do you learn to be comfortable in your own skin. I wake up everyday, and most days I still see me before. <BR> <BR> My sister is getting married in the fall and I am the matron of honor, all her bridemaids are a size 4 and w... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 11:02:13 EST This business with calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x40843965 Hi: <BR> <BR> I'm 5'1" and 61 so I pretty much have no metabolism anymore. I was told by a dietician that I should be eating 1200 calories a day. Ok. I did that and exercised for two weeks. Also, my exercise board on this site says I have to burn over 800 calories a day. By the way, the food I'm eating is very healthy. Also ate 6 times a day to keep the non existent metablosm going. I gained a pound. No, that's not much, but that's not the direction I want to go in. This is not about vanity... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:39:37 EST I Need to Get Over Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x40761982 Hi! I am stuck in a bad way. I think I have a mental block about being small. I am 5'0" and have been struggling to get under 130 for 6 months. This is uncharted territory for me. Even saying petite sounds weird because even though I am short, I have NEVER considered myself petite. Any help or tips for breaking this plateau are welcomed. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 08:34:27 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x40330558 Hello, I have been a SP member for over a year, what a great bunch of people, I reached my goal in Nov. 2010, Now I am still learning how to maintain and to use moderation. I have had my ups and downs, but overall it has been a good trip. You guys out there in SP land really helped me. I am proud to be a member of your team, I am still finding things on My SP site and have learned so much and still learning. I am 5ft. 2in. 115 again I went up to 150 lbs. My dr. gave me meds. that make yo... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 11:03:41 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x40074599 Hi, my name is Jennifer and I just joined sparkpeople a couple of weeks ago. I'm 5'0" with a goal weight of 102. I look forward to getting to know you! Mon, 21 Feb 2011 16:49:43 EST Hi my name is Red! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x39908307 5"3" 68 to 69 kgs is my maintenance buffer zone and I am not going any lower- if I don't want all over plastic surgery that is.. Would appreciate support from other ladies whom know the score about excess skin.. <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 09:42:02 EST Well, here I am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x39895092 Hi all <BR> <BR> I guess it's time for me to join this team as I am slowly becoming petite. I hit the 157 mark on the scales this morning. I am 5'0". My highest weight was 211 pounds and I am to get to 111 pounds by 11 November 2011. <BR> <BR> Not sure what else to say but hi and I'm looking forward to becoming active in this team too <em>213</em> Sun, 13 Feb 2011 17:43:29 EST Another Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x39492078 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Thanks for letting me join up! It's so funny to think of myself as "petite," as I was considered so tall growing up (I've been 5'4.5" [I won't give up that .5" for anything! <em>20</em> ] since the 4th grade!) <BR> <BR> I think being shorter, we have additional and different challenges to face than our "average" height counterparts. <BR> <BR> I'm a bit of a "lurker" and someone who tends to stay on the periphery and in the background. But I'm always available for suppo... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 14:58:05 EST Petite with the Bones of a much larger woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x39429243 Hello Girls! I have constantly struggled with my weight throught my life. I have been 150 pounds and 110 pounds, and as you know, every pound shows on a petite woman. I am currently trying to take my life back and lose this weight! I am currently 138.8 pounds, and my bone size is LARGE. So I'm a perfect petite in height (5'2") but I'm extra heavy thanks to my bones. My measurements are 38/27/36. Though I'm listed as "overweight" for my height I don't think that I am due to my measureme... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:07:50 EST Thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x39399723 Thanks for the Welcome Banner Jennie. You see, this is what's so great about this site and the people on it. We have each other backs and that is just about the best thing there is. In one way or another we're all out to make our lives better and I root for each and every one of you. Again, thanks for making me feel so welcome. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 08:11:41 EST Whats your progress!?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x39390019 I hope everyone is doing well! Hopefully the new year is treating you all well and you gals have been able to be more consistent in your workouts and are seeing progress! I would love to hear about it, you can either post a message or post a link to a blog that talks about your progress! <BR> <BR> Jennie Sun, 23 Jan 2011 19:58:57 EST 4'11" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x39362995 Start Weight: 286. I have a whole person to lose. It's a LONG road but I know I have to do it. <BR> <BR> Never quit. Never fail. <BR> <BR> ~ Mona Sat, 22 Jan 2011 15:11:54 EST Newbie who needs help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x39362954 Hi. I'm Lynn and I'm 5'1" and over 60. Probably your oldest member. :-) I've been on so many diets in the past couple of years that I am sick of them and just want to lose weight without all the food groups being taken away from me. Tried 6 week body makeover. They take away bread, dairy and any kind of fat including olive oil, which is good for you in moderation. Looked into Suzanne Somers and this business with food combining is nuts. Also you have to eat organic. Who can afford that? Was j... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 15:08:50 EST Newbie Here! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x39108410 I'm glad to see there is a team for the fun-size people of the world! <em>41</em> At 5'3", I'm the shortest member of my family. I don't mind it though; in fact, I love it! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to being a part of this team throughout my weight-loss journey. I signed up with SP at the very end of last year but it wasn't really until today that I've started checking out the site & getting my rear in gear. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:44:37 EST I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x39018197 I'm 5'4 and have a small frame, and it's frustrating sometimes because my fiance and I are both losing weight together. Problem is, he is 6'3, 320 lbs, and has a large frame, so his caloric needs are completely different from mine! He eats 2200 a day in order to lose weight, but I can't go over 1500 and I try to keep it at 1400. He worries that I don't eat enough, but I have to keep it low! <BR> <BR> It's also frustrating when I tell people I'm trying to lose 45 pounds. THey think that's a l... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 17:07:55 EST Best Exercise for Petites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x38988883 Being vertically challenged can make exercising at a gym a trying experience. Let’s face it, many weight machines are not tailored towards our smaller dynamics. Free weight training exercises targeted toward building lean muscle along with a high protein diet are the best for petites to lose weight and stay fit. <BR> <BR> Many might think just focusing on cardiovascular exercises will work but believe it or not, most smaller bodies generally do not respond as well to just this one form of ex... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 13:57:17 EST Challenge to encourage consistency! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8620x5133x38917357 Hey Gals! <BR> <BR> This time of year for me I usually start off with great intentions and after a few weeks, it dwindles. Therefore, I thought we may want to make a challenge to motivate us into consistency! <BR> <BR> This challenge starts now, and lasts 30 days! If you start at a later date, you can continue this for 30 days after your start date! This is a great way to make a habit, as 21 days of repetition creates a habit! <BR> <BR> This challenge is to be active 30 minutes per d... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 20:47:48 EST What are your Goals for 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x38580533 Hey Gals! <BR> <BR> I am still working on my goals for 2011, I was wondering if anyone has there's ready to go, since we only have a few days left of 2010! <BR> <BR> If you have posted a blog on this topic, it would be awesome if you post the link to your blog or if you wish, you may just post it on here as well:) <BR> <BR> My goals so far are to run the 1/2 marathon in Fort 4 Fitness (local event in Fort Wayne, IN). Last year I walked the 4 mile, so I am stepping it up quite a bit. I am... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:05:48 EST petite women newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8620x5133x38041490 Five has been my number for the past few days <em>39</em> . Got close to the big points but... not today,maybe next spin lolz. T. Sat, 20 Nov 2010 20:47:11 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x38041385 I am 5'1'' and round as I am tall,lolz. I want to get into shape and be proud of my small but mighty figure. I live in small town missouri and have a great walking trail. I do have cardio/strength days, but have not been at it daily. I mainly walk!! T. Sat, 20 Nov 2010 20:40:10 EST Think I Need A Pee Bag :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x37998425 Okay ... maybe not but I gotta tell ya, 8 glasses of water throughout the day is making me and the potties in my general vicinity mighty close friends. Do you think it would matter if I drank my 64 ounces before I left the house in the morning ... just sayin'? <em>334</em> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 10:52:12 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x37572565 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Christine, I'm 5'3.5".. <BR> <BR> This is my second time using this site, and hopefully this time I will keep it all off for good. <BR> <BR> Originally lost 40lbs, kept it off for over a year, found my boyfriend, and slowly started to gain it all back.. haha but stopped before I got all the way back.. <BR> <BR> Now I'm back on track again, and want to lose another 40 by the beginning of May 2011. because I will be finished with University then and hopefully sta... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 15:21:47 EST Weight Loss for Petite Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x37535530 By Jorge Cruise, Chief Diet and Fitness Expert <BR> Published October 25, 2010 <BR> For weight loss, women who are short in stature (5’3’’ or less) and weigh 150 pounds or less should eat a small, nutritious meal every three hours. But as you lose weight, you should adjust your diet accordingly. Why? Because smaller women may plateau more quickly when dieting, compared to someone who has more weight to lose or is taller. A larger body burns more calories. That’s all there is to it. <B... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 21:18:16 EST Adorable Blog For Petites !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x37312023 First I started out sending little notes and soon realized it would take me forever and a day to reach every one individually <em>46</em> so ladies here I am hopefully reaching out to the masses. <BR> <BR> I found this really adorable blog that caters to the petite woman with articles on fashion tips like how to find jeans that fit your body type. If you get a moment to put your feet up and relax, check it out. They even posted one of my articles AND wait until you hear this ... they sel... Thu, 14 Oct 2010 14:11:15 EST Anyone do small portions instead of calories?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x37264957 I'm torn between simply eating small portions and counting calories. I hate to think about the calories in everything I eat (b/c I don't want it to get obsessive) but I know it is very effective. Has anyone just eaten small portions instead? Has that worked for you? I read this great book called the Portion Teller which talks about how to eat so many servings from each food group instead of counting calories. What do you think?? Tue, 12 Oct 2010 10:37:45 EST Does anyone prefer to walk instead of run?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x37131504 I know brisk walking doesn't burn as many calories as running but I have just lost my love for running lately. Does anyone else walk for excercise instead of run? Sometimes I feel like I'm wimping out because there is no physical reason why I can't run...I just don't like to lately. I played soccer in high school and ran for fitness afterwards. I have been trying to get back into running shape after having my baby and have found that I just don't enjoy it like I use too. I am trying to find s... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 18:33:21 EST I don't always know how to count my calories! Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x37127774 I have about 5-7lbs left to lose after having my baby and am now trying to count calories. I was trying to do portions but found I wasn't really losing very much at all. I try to mostly eat food that I know how many calories are in it but sometimes that doesn't always work when I go out to eat somewhere that doesn't list the calories. Even for dinner tonight I am making a casserole and have no idea even where to begin trying to figure it all out because everything is mixed together. I do have... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 15:12:39 EST New, and definitely short. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x36751902 I got my mothers genes. She's only 4'8", but I managed to beat her at 5'3". My father is over 6', so I got the short genes and dumpiness. <BR> <BR> Glad to see other shorties! (Like another poster here, I never considered myself petite. Does petite clothing allow for boobs? T_T) Fri, 17 Sep 2010 13:59:23 EST New to the team and maintenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x36641019 Hi my name is Ronie. I live in the Pacific Northwest. I have been with SP since 1/20/10 and I am my goal weight .. at least I'm close. I feel I will be there by the end of this month.. I am aware that when I put down my weight in other rooms that they think I must be crazy to be dieting in the first place. I have nearly lost 40 pounds. I know I have at least 10 to 15 to go for my height.. I'm 5'3 on my drivers license but I have a sneaky suspicion that I'm closer to 5'2 1/2. I tried to measur... Sun, 12 Sep 2010 13:29:56 EST Diet & The Yo Yo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x36639490 For years, the yo-yo has proven itself a bothersome companion we as women can not shake despite all of our efforts. It is relentless as it teasingly takes pounds away one month and adds the little buggers back on the next. <BR> <BR> Hi ladies. I'm new to this forum (all 5 feet of me). Check out my comical blog on this subject when you get a chance but for the purpose of the forum what is working for you to stop the yo-yo effect? Sun, 12 Sep 2010 11:59:49 EST Sweet and petite http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x36429557 Hello everyone! I'm new here to SP, but am overjoyed that I found this team, as I am barely 5'3. I don't like to call myself short though-I prefer "fun-size!" Wed, 1 Sep 2010 21:53:23 EST Happy September! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x36415103 <em>249</em> <BR> Today is the first day of September and I am excited. It is like am I starting all over again with so much motivation. I WILL keep my petite seize and I WILL make it better. <BR> <em>318</em> <BR> I am determined to become a healthier and more active person this month. <BR> <em>320</em> <BR> I am energized and ready to go! <BR> <em>462</em> <BR> Anyone with me? <BR> <em>306</em> Wed, 1 Sep 2010 10:50:05 EST introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x36330717 I joined a few groups today and just wrote one introduction. I¡¦m tala, local to Detroit a 32 year old single mom. I just completed a degree in accounting since I was laid off for the last 18 months I needed to be busy. I¡¦m 5¡¦2.5¡¨ and 144 pounds. I am trying to keep my weight in the one hundred and thirty pound area. <BR> I injured my foot last October before my half marathon and still ran it. I have no regrets. I did it! I just injured it more is all. I used the wii fit through the wint... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 10:29:53 EST New & Just Realized I'm Petite http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x36295273 Hello all. I am 5'4" and just found out that means I am petite. No wonder all of the clothes I normally would like at were all so long on me. I have wandered over to the petite side at times and now I know why they fit better. <BR> <BR> Happy to officially be petite! <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:37:45 EST Hello I'm short ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x35127837 Hello my name is Renee 5'4 and I need to lose 40 lbs. <BR> I never really consider myself short until now! Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:42:52 EST would you ever .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x35011143 shop in the girls department? I think kids clothes run more generously than they used to. My kids are all of normal weight and they have to wear "slim" jeans so they're not hanging on them and sliding off. <BR> <BR> After having 6 kids, there's no way girls pants would ever fit on me at ANY weight LOL but my 12 yr gave me a couple of sweatshirts to put in the giveaway pile and I while I was folding them (she normally does her own laundy) I noticed that the arm length and back length was fi... Thu, 24 Jun 2010 18:14:34 EST Hello.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x34995834 Just trying to making in this world with a 5'1 super curvy frame... 26 years and I am STILL trying to embrace it. : / Thu, 24 Jun 2010 00:05:36 EST Hello Ladies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x34936330 Hey there just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. was looking for a new team to join and found this, PERFECT!!!! I'm 5'4 and am the shortest of all my friends and family. I'm sure there are other ladies out there saying "I know exactly what she means". So here I am. My name is Angel and was delighted to find this team. Mon, 21 Jun 2010 11:45:27 EST Hello !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x33570584 I just found this group !! Good to see one for us vertically challenged people..I am 4'10 (4'11 on a good day if I lift my chin and stand tall :) I used to be a thin young woman but now am a chubby middle-aged one. That doesnt describe all the struggle I have put up all these intervening years..and lost. But there is still some fight left in me..am not throwing in the towel as yet. Tue, 20 Apr 2010 11:04:08 EST Hi to all the Petite's from the new girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x33318920 I'm feeling my way around Spark & love it - I'm sort of addicted to it. For example, I should be working right now, but I just discovered there is a team for "under 5' 4"! <BR> So, I had been 5' 4 1/2" for most of 36 years, but last year at a dr visit, I realized I had SHRUNK A WHOLE INCH to 5' 3 1/2". It took a couple of hours for that to sink in. 36 seems too young to start shrinking already. I'm going to combat it with diet & exercise. <BR> My goal is to lose 25 lbs, which sounds wei... Fri, 9 Apr 2010 13:05:16 EST I just found this group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x33258061 Hello everyone, my name is Melissa and I'm 5 feet tall. I have had several questions about my weight and if it is indeed affected by my height. <BR> My question is, is one pound of fat bigger on me than it would be on someone who is 5' 7? <BR> I have 10 pounds left to lose but it looks like more...but I was down to 123 and I gained 2 back and I see a noticable difference in my abs. Wed, 7 Apr 2010 02:28:42 EST Just found this team, I'm 5'3" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x33119994 I come from an Italian heritage on my mom's side. My mom, her brother and her mom (grandma) are barely 5'. I've not had a problem with weight until after baby #6 & #7 especially. I was 43 when last child was born, she's 5 now. My usual weight was 110# max. Now I'm up to 139/140. The weight won't go down from here. I have an apple shape which doctors say is not healthy heart-wise. It's tough being shorter as any excess calories show up pronto !! Thu, 1 Apr 2010 03:26:23 EST What has worked for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x32948203 Hi guys.. new to the group! I see many people in here are wondering about how many calories to eat, how much to workout.. I think even though we are all small, it can be different for everyone. <BR> <BR> So wanted to hear some success stories of what worked for you other shorties out there to lose weight. <BR> <BR> Im 5'2 and last year i lost 10 pounds in about 3 months.. i was working out on average 4 days a week, cardio and some strength training. I ate 1200-1400 calories but usually ... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 01:21:23 EST Skinny jeans rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x32715996 Being a pear shape and petite, it's hard to find jeans that I think look flattering on me. Though I have a few lbs I'd like to lose I don't think I'm fat. But whenever I try on those stinkin' skinny jeans I can barely get them up my calves. Or if they fit they don't look very flattering because I don't have very long legs. Doesn't make me feel better about being short. <BR> <BR> The other day I was passing by Forever 21 and went inside because they had a jean sale. I haven't bought ... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 18:08:46 EST Good things come in small packages http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x32687941 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm not new to SP but just recently became an active member. I sign on everyday to remind myself that I really want to lose weight (this time for good) and take better care of myself. It's easy to lose sight of these goals, especially when I'm stressed and really feel like I just wanna eat 15 chocolate bars...and alot of other things. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm almost 26 and I'm 5'0. Pear-shaped Latina, so I have some booty that I really wish would go away. In high school ... Sun, 14 Mar 2010 16:52:39 EST Short but Sweet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x32664782 Hello All! My name is Amy, I'm 31 from SC. I'm 5'3 barefooted but I'm one of those women who like to wear a heel to add a little height lol! My BF says this is ridiculous not only b/c I'm clumsy but because in his opinion men prefer short women.. I weigh 141 which is ten pounds more than I weighed last year. My lowest weight was 126 but if I could just get down to 130 again I'd be happy. I'm wishing us ALL luck!! Sat, 13 Mar 2010 13:33:43 EST Help! What's Your Calorie Range?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x32597596 I am sorry if this topic has been beaten to death but I hope I am not the only newbie who is confused. I have been eating 1100-1200 calories a day and lost roughly two pounds a week totaling 16 pounds. Then over the past two weeks it has dropped to nada. <BR> <BR> So I began working out five times a week burning roughly 600 calories a day and upped my caloric range to 1300-1500 calories. Andd....I've gained a pound so far. Ugh. I would love to think I've added muscle but my Omron fat analyz... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 20:22:25 EST Hi! I'm new here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x32182666 Hadn't really considered my height when I embarked upon my quest to reduce my size, but it is definitely a consideration sometimes. So I've joined this group to be among others who encounter and conquer the challenges of life on the short side! Being small has never been an issue for me, in fact I rarely think of it until it's (rudely) pointed out to me. Love my height, and I love being me! Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:03:08 EST Problems with eliptical because short ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x31696138 Does anyone have a problem using an eliptical machine because they're short? I heard it's machine actually created for people over 5'4". True or not? Thu, 4 Feb 2010 16:09:30 EST I am new and welcome all the support!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x31583249 Am I petite at 5'4"? I always thought so ,but I don't know?? It is nice to have other people who understand that it is so hard to eat and not gain!! I have always struggled with my weight because of the way I was raised....fat food only and my father died at 55 because he was overweight an unhealthy. I need some guidance PLEASE! I cannot eat over 1000mg of sodium, not supposed to have sugar because of cholorestorel and try to do very low flour if at all (i eat ezekiel bread). It just seems li... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 23:58:53 EST I will not give up (this time!).... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x31503547 At the present time my family is living in the Toronto area. Before that... Beijing, before that..San Jose,CA and Chicago, before that... Berlin, before that.. well you can guess we have lived in many differ countries. It has been wonderful and being exposed to so many different ethnic foods has been awesome. However, I think each place we lived in I took at least 10pds to the next city. <BR> . <BR> When I was younger I was a gymnast and for most of my life sports was an integral part of my... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 22:03:20 EST I Don't Mind Being Short http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x31319071 Hi ladies! <BR> <BR> My name's Amy, I'm 4'11", and that's fine by me. I'm a 37-year-old lawyer in Indiana married to Steve for almost 14 years and no children by choice. I do have four pretty awesome dogs, though. <BR> <BR> I have twice successfully lost weight on Weight Watchers. The problem is that once I reach that final goal, I slack. I am horrible at maintenance and love greasy, cheesy foods. Show me a candy bar, and I'll shrug. Slip a cheeseburger in front of me, and I'll fight ... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 13:03:33 EST Fun-sized :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x31011694 Hello, all! I'm new to this team. My name is Rachel and I'm 4'11". How do you all choose a goal weight? Right now I have my goal set between 110-113, which is about 5 pounds less than I weighed in high school. I just feel like any less than that is going to be too thin, but all the calculators say I should weigh close to 100. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts? Tue, 12 Jan 2010 10:11:15 EST Barely Petite at 5'4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x30025582 Hi there, my name is Melissa. I always used to give my friends a funny look when they said I was petite, the look that said they were from Mars. Frankly, I figured I was too fat to be considered petite. But as I have lost weight, I have discovered that leaving the plus size sections of stores, I had to head directly to the petite section...or look like I was wearing someone else's clothes. So I am actually petite, not just shorter. It was news to me! <BR> <BR> My first big weight goal is ju... Sun, 29 Nov 2009 18:09:16 EST Anyone eating less than 1,000 calories? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x29892540 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I was wondering about how many calories us petites should eat. <BR> <BR> I am on the shorter side: my height is 4'8". <BR> <BR> I haven't achieved much success in my weight loss journey, even though I exercise 6 days week, 2 hours a day and eat about 1,200 calories. <BR> <BR> Lately, I am starting to eat around 1,000 calorie. <BR> <BR> Has anyone gone to a nutritionist? The sparks diet says to not eat less than 1,200 but I haven't loss any weight with that recomme... Sat, 21 Nov 2009 22:14:23 EST new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x29856193 Can;t believe there is really others in the same "short" boat... Looking to lose 30 pounds and have a great team of support.... want to get back to my size 6 clothes and feel better about myself and get back the energy that I need to live my very busy life... <em>104</em> Thu, 19 Nov 2009 21:48:44 EST TO ALL THE PETITE WOMEN OUT THERE!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x29855177 Hey everyone, I am glad to find ladies who are petite like me!!!! My name is Angie and I have joined SP to lose the weight I have been trying to lose this stubborn 20-26 lbs for about 3 years and I know I can do it, I just need a strong support system and I have heard awesome things about this site and now I found people short like me who have probably had the same struggles as me. So I am excited and I can wait. I hope to have this weight off by my 25th birthday in May 2010!!! <em>9</em> Thu, 19 Nov 2009 21:00:13 EST Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x29700142 <em>213</em> ..Can somebody suggest a good start up "in home" exercise to get me started on the fitness? I see the demos all the time and haven't started to do anything. What is a good start? I need a "boost".."shove"...to get me going. Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:51:23 EST Me? Petite??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x29418167 I am short, 5'. I never thought about being "petite". Jennifer Aniston is "petite". Not me. <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> With this team's help..maybe I can begin to not only THINk THIN, but also THINk "petite". <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 30 Oct 2009 23:19:54 EST What is your height, weight and clothing sIze? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x29010979 I'm 5'2 163 and a size 12. Very curvy and a hourglass. What about yourself? Sun, 11 Oct 2009 23:02:47 EST Just discovered this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x29004499 I was visiting my friend Munchkinland's page and noticed she is part of this team which I did not know about. I am the proverbial five foot two - eyes of blue. Am looking forward to learning more about this group. <em>41</em> Sun, 11 Oct 2009 17:08:16 EST Alright?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x28912859 Hi folks. My name is Jackie and I'm a 48 year old Brit (5 ft 2). <BR> I live in Eastbourne, on the South Coast of England, and commute to central London for work. <BR> I'm a seasoned yo-yo dieter! Every time I lose weight, get complacent and before I know it its crept back on again. Hoping that I get lots of support and make lots of new friends on this site. Wed, 7 Oct 2009 07:49:20 EST I just joined and I need help and motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x28875936 Im 23 and I am getting married Oct 23 2010..... and I got weight to loose. <BR> <BR> Right now Im 127 - 5 feet tall. I have been bulemic 11 years of my life till this year when I finally seeked treatment. <BR> <BR> My weight has always been up and down, My highest 154 and my lowest 90. I would like to be about a 100lbs for my wedding. But this time I would like to do it the right way with out falling back into old habits. I dont want to go to back to a nutritionist especially with my hist... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 16:03:55 EST HELLO!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x28872796 hey, everyone new here just a quick intro,i'm 5'2 over the last 14 months i have lost 102 lbs .thank you jesus!!! still got some work to do,met my goal so anything after that is extra hee ,hee,hee.i want to maintain the weight loss i have already had while working toward new new goals.have a blessed day!!!! Mon, 5 Oct 2009 13:41:42 EST Hi, I just joined and i am 5'1.5 how many calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x28487950 Hi, I just wanted to say hi to everyone here. I am 5'1.5 and i weigh 115 and i went on a cruise two weeks ago and i gained about 5 pounds! I am so pissed that i gained so much. I was around 110. My question is How many calories I need to eat per day and burn in order to lose weight? THis site sparkpeople says around 1500 which is TOO high and even 1200 i think its alot to lose anything. I saw on one of the site 962 is for my BMR. Is this true that i should think 962 is the correct number i... Fri, 18 Sep 2009 00:01:28 EST Hi, I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x28394929 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new here too, can't wait to see what my fellow petites are up to. <BR> <BR> I'm 5'1" and skinny with a small frame. <BR> <BR> Currently working on my small business website, but jobhunting for something full time as well. <BR> <BR> Hope you guys are well. <BR> :-) Mon, 14 Sep 2009 09:40:44 EST Short Builds and Frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x28021876 Hi, I'm Cara. I'm 5 4 and come from a long line of stocky, short Irish women with more weight in the middle than anywhere else. Even when I lose weight, the weight I've got left is all in my thighs, hips, and tummy- especially my thighs. Anyone else struggle with this particular problem area? Anything you have done that helps? Fri, 28 Aug 2009 16:08:34 EST What’s your favorite workout video? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x27764512 I’m looking to change my workout have any of you found a video that’s effective and actually fun? --- I need a change! Mon, 17 Aug 2009 14:37:04 EST Finally short people! lol --hello hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x27679133 Hi I am kind of new and I am only 5’0” and I am so glad to find a team for petite women. I find it so hard to lose or tone anything and it’s great to have other people who understand. I am looking to give and get some support and maybe even a couple new friends . Thu, 13 Aug 2009 12:29:26 EST New here :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x27677258 Hey my name is Jacquee. <BR> I am 5'4" 143 lbs and I would like to loose at least another 18 lbs, (125 lbs) to reach my goal. <BR> I am happy to have found a group for petite women. <em>244</em> Thu, 13 Aug 2009 11:11:40 EST Realistic Goals for Short People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x27534508 While I am only 5'3.5", I do not have small bones in my hands, but have extremely narrow shoulders, etc. Is there a sight with realistic weight goals for our height and frame type? I still think 110 is realistic for my short frame......Thanks in advance for any help. Nancy Thu, 6 Aug 2009 22:43:07 EST Bonjour from Westchase in Tampa :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x27496369 just wanted to say hi, i hope y'all are having a great week! Wed, 5 Aug 2009 11:35:01 EST Calorie ranges - caution whining ahead! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x27479586 Hello PWs: One of the challenges of being stumpy is the need to carefully watch one's caloric input. Today for lunch I had a turkey sandwich with cheese & a peach. Normal whole wheat bread, 3 oz. turkey, one oz. normal (not lite or low fat) cheese with mustard. Over 500 calories! That's not a big lunch - but 500 cals is 1/3 of my recommended calories (and that's at the high end of my recommendations - I'm 5' even). I look at the meal plans and many of them are over 500 calories. I can st... Tue, 4 Aug 2009 17:37:03 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x27433551 hello, my name is Jill i'm 25 and i am 5'2". Becuase of my height i look very un-proportioned. I guess i am just looking for support from others that are facing the same problem i am. But hey being short really isn't all that bad. Little ones do everything better. <em>211</em> Sun, 2 Aug 2009 23:17:15 EST 5' 2.5" cali girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x27231096 helloooo! i'm new and i'm short! <em>30</em> can't wait to get to know everyone =) Fri, 24 Jul 2009 19:13:55 EST Newbie Petite-5' 1.5" but not petite everywhere! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x27085642 Hello everyone! I finally decided I need to put myself first and take care of myself and that included getting healthy. I'm happy to find this team because I definitely agree us petite women have unique challenges! <BR> I had been very depressed after our house remodeling went way beyond the six months our contractor told us, it's finally over after a year. I lived in the basement with my two sons and hubby for over six months without a kitchen, camping out on the floor. I ate poorly and then... Sat, 18 Jul 2009 14:14:34 EST Shortie from Delaware http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x26932404 My name is Sara and I live in Delaware. I have never joined a petite group so this is something different for me. Sat, 11 Jul 2009 20:42:50 EST Hello all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x26813419 Hey Guys! I figured I would log my first post in hopes this will be my start to a healthier life. I weighed myself today and I am floored. My fiance had taken a picture of me this weekend as we were celebrating the 4th of July and I was shocked to see how much weight I have gained. The scale says I weight 167 lbs. I can't even find a way to put my head around that. I am 5'2'' carrying around all that weight. I am not sure I even have the strength to loose 42 lbs. I have always been overweight... Mon, 6 Jul 2009 17:48:45 EST Where can I find small & wide shoes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x26512681 My shoe size is 5.5, and I need wide shoes. I have been looking for flats to wear w/business attire but no luck this summer.... Do you know any store that carries small, wide, not-too-casual shoes at reasonable prices? (Am I asking too much??) I've been to Naturalizer and Nordstrom already. <BR> <BR> YY Tue, 23 Jun 2009 02:29:11 EST I wish I had a perfect body! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x26302953 I try so hard but I just can't get the perfect body, namely : a vital stat of 30-24-32 inches. <BR> <BR> Right now my waist is about 28 inches. Is it even possible to acheive my dream of a perfect body as stated above? <BR> <BR> Sun, 14 Jun 2009 09:52:04 EST Cheap chic clothing stores for petite women http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x25757645 I'm on a tight budget but don't want to give up dressing nicely (at work, at least). Do you know any stores (online and off-line) that have nice-looking, decent-quality petite clothes? By the way, I'm 4'10", which limits the selection to start with :-( <BR> <BR> My current list includes: <BR> <BR> - Target (as long as we check the quality carefully) <BR> - Kohl's (again, as long as we check the quality) <BR> - Old Navy (ditto) <BR> - Eddie Bauer (sale items) <BR> - J. Jill (sale items) <BR>... Sat, 23 May 2009 11:36:17 EST Another short person here to hang with you... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x25725200 Hello.. I'm new here. I'm not exactly sure about my height anymore. Last year the doctor told me I'm 5'2. Recently, a nurse told me I'm 4'11. Oh well, whatever, I'm a shorty. It's not a bad thing. Anyway, I'm here because I believe I will fit perfectly in. I hope to make a few friends and get back into shape. Thu, 21 May 2009 21:34:05 EST New to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x25465968 Hello, My name is Chrissy and I am 5'1 at the moment. At one point i was 5'4 and i seem to have shrunk 3 inches due to scoliosis. I've always been short. It's to the point where my pants cover my shoes and long t-shirts look like night gowns on me <em>246</em> <BR> It's nice to be in this group and I hope to be around for a long time while i get to my weight loss goal. Tue, 12 May 2009 02:14:29 EST Need the Favorite Button http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x25223850 I have found several articles that I would like to put under my favorites and I need help finding the favorite button. I can only imagine it is easy to recognize once I see it. I would appreciate assistance. <em>303</em> Sat, 2 May 2009 23:32:58 EST Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8620x5133x25124093 In case you didn't know--- there is a new challenge: SparkPeople Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp Challenge. <BR> <BR> By completing the challenge, you could win $500, an iPod shuffle and other prizes. The adventure starts May 3, so join today! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1328 </link> <BR> <BR> Good Luck! <BR> Phyllis <BR> <em>414</em> <em>415</em> <em>416</em> <em>417</em> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:37:28 EST Tired of the round is a shape jokes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x24902779 I am tired of explaining to people that I am petite not short but have no explanation when it comes to being as well rounded as I am. <BR> <BR> Before SP - I would keep falling off the wagon but would clamber back on ... it's just getting harder now. I wonder why? Tue, 21 Apr 2009 14:42:20 EST New Petite http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x24805802 Hello! I am looking forward to being in the majority not the minority. I have always been the shortest in my family. Looking not to have to stretch myself to look in the eyes of my friends. With much gratitude for the privilege to be a member of ladies who do great things even though they are challenged because they need a stool to reach what they are after. Fri, 17 Apr 2009 19:14:58 EST Where to shop? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x24749553 What is a good place to find gym workout clothes if you are petite and thin? I do NOT know how to sew and dont want to spend the $20 - $30 to have workout clothes shortened or taken in? <BR> <BR> Target? Wallmart: Pennys? Anyplace that is relatively inexpensive? Wed, 15 Apr 2009 20:09:33 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x24648090 I'm 4'11, 52 years old, weight 176 down from 183. Had major illness shortly after I first joined spark and gained weight. Joined lifetime fitness and workout at home also. Really want to look good at my daughters wedding in sept. Want to feel better too. I love to cook and listen to jazz and read novels. Sun, 12 Apr 2009 12:41:01 EST Anyone else here has belly rolls? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x24644435 Hi, I'm Elaine from Malaysia. I'm 4 feet 11 and I have a belly roll whenever I sit down. It's driving me crazy. No matter how much I exercise, it's still there! Anyone else has the same problem. Oh, I'm 56kgs btw (about 123lbs). Sun, 12 Apr 2009 09:17:55 EST went out for breakfast this am. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x24553656 My husband and I go out to Breakfast a lot , <BR> we go late eat breakfast and lunch at same time.. lunch is my mid day snack... anyway... this is why <BR> <BR> we went to Bob Evans love the place but <BR> <BR> I got the mini bites meal suppose to be smaller portions <BR> 1-egg <BR> home fries <BR> 2 bacon <BR> 2 biscuit's <BR> <BR> 1 ate the egg <BR> 1/2 Fry's <BR> 1 bacon <BR> 1 biscuit no butter ect. <BR> <BR> calories ???652 yes 652!!! for 1/2 of the meal <BR> <BR> the t... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 15:35:33 EST Okay, what's wrong with my body?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x24549437 Okay, I swim 3 days a week for 30 minutes, non stop, I walk 5 days a week up hills for 40 minutes, prior to this 5 weeks 5x a week aqua fit for 50min, what is going on, I just turned 40, my body does not respond to me working out at all, i have gained weight, my thyroid is fine, I was 128lbs 16 months ago, i am now 145...anyone have any suggestions, I have also done cleanses, felt good afterward but lost no weight.......stress?? I can't figure this out?? Wed, 8 Apr 2009 13:01:16 EST My intro! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x24489836 Hi everyone! My name is Gina. I am a Navy wife living in Oahu, Hawaii. I am a mother to 4 and a surrogate mother to one cute baby boy. I am here for support and to make some friends. I want to lose about 20 pounds...on my 5 ft. frame that is a lot of extra baggage that I do not need!!! Looking forward to talking to you all! Mon, 6 Apr 2009 16:52:37 EST teeter totter!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x24432360 Hi Everyone, Hope you are all having a Blessed day! I was just wondering if anyone else has a problem with thier weight "teeter tottering"?? I'll jump on the scale and find that I lost 3 pounds! Yeah, right? Wrong. ugh..then for the next couple weeks, it will go up, then down, then up, and eventually it MIGHT stay off!When I exersize a little extra one day, I'll gain a couple pounds the next?? Muscle that fast? Then maybe after a week or so, it might go back down. I thought maybe it had somet... Sat, 4 Apr 2009 18:17:45 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x24384990 My name is Laura. I am 4'11". I currently weight 135 and want to lose at least 15-20 more pounds that I put on after the birth of my son. Losing it isn't easy, but I am really enjoying the journey! Thu, 2 Apr 2009 22:54:34 EST work outs, calories, and diet aids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x24366614 Hello Everyone, I actually have a couple things I wanted to ask about. First is, if my workouts are actually time spent raking in a garden, grooming dogs, unusual stuff like that, how in the world do you gage how many calories you have burned??lol..Some of the stuff I do is actually harder than my current work outs..ugh.. <BR> Next question...Calories. I took the advise and googled a calorie gage. It says to maintain my wieght I should eat 2295 calories a day..lol..I didn't do that before I ... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 12:02:02 EST How many calories per day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x24346328 Ok, I need help. <BR> <BR> I'm 5'2" and taking in between 1200 and 1450 calories, walking about 3 miles per day and strength training 2-3 times per week. I thought I was stuck on a plateau, but the scales haven't changed since before Christmas. It's April and time for a change. <BR> <BR> I hear some of you saying we don't need that many calories ---so tell me how many calories you are consuming and the exercise amounts. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Phyllis Wed, 1 Apr 2009 19:53:30 EST just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x24333527 My name is Shirley, <BR> I am also a "petite women" 5ft 1inhave at least 50# I would like to lose , have been weighing in at the local HYvee they have had a nutrition program that I have enjoyed a lot but it ended this week. so now I need to find another support system <BR> <BR> <BR> I weighed at home, today... but when I weigh first thing in am I have a 5.8# difference when I get dressed{I always wear the same thing} eat then weight looks like .5 <BR> But .5 is about how I lose. <BR> I w... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 12:32:33 EST Petite Motivators http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x24265910 Who are some petite women who motivate you? Two of mine are Jillian Michaels and Kelly Ripa (not when she's too skinny but when she started working out and her arms looked really good). <BR> <BR> I'm working on make a folder of motivational bodies for my computer for those days when I'm just not into it and need a little motivation to get me to do my workout. I tend to be more motivated by people if they are also shorter and especially if they are flat chested. I think it's because I feel... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 13:19:15 EST Hello...I'm new :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x24264105 Hello everyone! I'm new to this team but not to Sparkpeople. I've had problem off and on with weight so here I am. <BR> <BR> My ticker is a little misleading. I need to lose a total of 40 lbs, but it seemed to help me to break it down into 2 20lb increments. I'm on my first 20 (with 10 gone for good)! It helps me to organize my rewards/goals etc. It's all in my head but somehow it works. Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:29:53 EST New to this team - 5' 2" chick from Canada! :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x23958380 Hello everyone, just thought I'd say hello and tell you a little about myself. My name is Renee. I live in British Columbia Canada - always have! I am 39 and have 4 children and have a wonderful, supportive husband - Casey. <BR> I have been a member of SP for 2 years (tomorrow is my anniversary actually!) but haven't been "at it" 100% all that time. I just started back fully in January. I'm doing great and really loving my life! I'm down over 20 lbs and feel fabulous. <BR> I thought I'd join ... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 22:40:52 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x23848203 Hello everyone. I'm new to Spark People. I'm not sure how everything works. I've been whining about not losing weight for the last couple (or 9) years. I would like to lose 12 pounds. I did Spark for a week and saw nothing so I got discouraged. I was hoping to lose one pound to get me motivated. I have tried before to lose some weight and when it doesn't come off like the 1-2 lbs/week I read about I wonder if it's worth it. Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:16:29 EST What do I do when I am injured? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x23776968 I am a new team member since 2/09. I have already lost 8 lbs! BUT I fell and hurt myself yesterday, and it looks like I can't exercise for at least 5 days....I am staying on my calorie count, but I am concerned about my lack of exercise. I use an exercise stabilty ball. <BR> I just need encouragement I guess. I am 5 ft...nothing...five pounds looks like 25 on me as a petite women. I am aiming for 47 lbs loss in 1 year. <BR> <em>401</em> Fri, 13 Mar 2009 21:11:08 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x23550593 hi guys! i've been on spark for about 2 weeks and i'm getting more and more into it so i figured i'd join this team... <BR> <BR> i'm 4'10" (on a tall day) and i'm from SC... <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Mar 2009 15:18:28 EST How Tall Are You????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x23491348 I am 4"11" <BR> <em>237</em> <em>34</em> <em>217</em> <em>68</em> <BR> <em>253</em> Wed, 4 Mar 2009 19:34:19 EST New Shortie!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x23416208 Hi I'm new, married 34 yrs. 3 children, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. I go to church, volunteer in our homeless program,and Teen Challenge. I love to second hand shop and try to make my dollar go a long way. We also ride Harley's and have two cats. Herman and Kermit. I am 50+ years and need to loose 35 more pounds. <BR> <BR> You have a Great Day!! <BR> <BR> <em>237</em> <em>34</em> <em>217</em> <em>68</em> Mon, 2 Mar 2009 18:39:44 EST New from Canadia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x23393277 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm a 5'3.5" gal from up North, trying to get down to 125 lbs by my 21st birthday in June. Its hard; I've never been thin, and I'm so busy that I've never really made that much time for paying attention to fitness/health. This is going to take a lot of work. Some days I'm ready for that and other days, not so much. <BR> <BR> Excited to meet you all :) Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:29:21 EST I'm Newbie, 5 ft 4 inch from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x23334938 Hello I am a 5 ft 4 inch mother of 6 children(5 living). I have been over weight most of my life and I am tired of looking in the mirror and hating what I see. Sat, 28 Feb 2009 09:57:23 EST HELLO EVERYONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x23184283 Hi , I'm loving this group! I'm 5'1 and a 1/2 (have to throw that half inch in hahaha) I live in Alberta , Canada, and I'm 32 years old . I have 30+ pounds to lose. I have been reading some of the topics in this group and it's great to know that alot of us have lots in common!! <em>244</em> Looking forward to chatting with new people ! <em>252</em> Mon, 23 Feb 2009 16:32:14 EST I'm new to Petite Women! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x23098634 Hello to all of you! <BR> <BR> I'm so glad to find this team. I'm just 5'1 and have battled with a little extra weight ever since I had kids. I am married, 46 years old, a SAHM, and we have two wonderful teenage sons. Sure wish I had their metabolism, LOL. <BR> <BR> I've always thought that we who are on the short side have a little more of a challenge to stay at a healthy weight. I think I have just as big of an appetite as people who are taller. <BR> <BR> For several years I made it m... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 16:42:55 EST CHALLENGE: Turn Our 'Liabilites' into 'Assets" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8620x5133x23064409 Hey Super-Special Ladies!!! <BR> <BR> Me: Short side of 4'11", goal of 100 lb.; 24 more pounds of fat to lose; 6 lb. of muscle to gain--that's a nice way of saying I am 30 lb. too heavy--LOL. <BR> <BR> Here's the CHALLENGE: <BR> <BR> Let's think positively--Shorties must do extra climbing, lifting, fast-pace walking and stretching exercises just to survive in our tall-people world, homes, childcare, housework, jobs, recreation, getting in and out of cars, accelerated walking to keep up wit... Thu, 19 Feb 2009 15:05:32 EST Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x23062487 Just joined the team, but I've been on SP for awhile. My name is Alison, and I'm almost 5'4". I carry most of my weight on my hips & legs, which I really hate since they're so short. I'm hoping to close to if not all the way to my goal weight this year. Thu, 19 Feb 2009 14:00:01 EST Another New Girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x23055816 I'm new to Spark and the team. <BR> <BR> I'm 5'3" and 139.4 this morning. Yes it's healthy...but it doesn't look good on my body. I have abs, but they are under a layer of fat. I have a very small bone structure and should realistically be under 125lbs. I've battled my weight all my life, begining with my mom cutting out sweets when I was 3 years old. <BR> <BR> I am 24 and finishing up my masters degree at Virginia Tech. I'm also a runner and am trying to finally be happy with my weight. I... Thu, 19 Feb 2009 10:45:09 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x23052192 Hellooo <BR> Just messaging to say hello to everyone really. <BR> Im 5ft 2in and have always been the shortest and largest of all my friends. Hopefully things will be changing soon !! <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> Thu, 19 Feb 2009 09:09:44 EST Hi, just checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x22858535 I'm 5'2 and 174 lbs. I hope to loose a lot of that extra weight, but want to build strength so I'll probably settle for about 130 pounds or so (my goal is supposedly 125 according to my height). Thu, 12 Feb 2009 20:31:51 EST Hi, I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x22637615 Hi, just checking in. I'm 5'2 and want to get down to the 'correct' weight for my height - I know I'll probably be a little over since I like to lift weights and want stronger muscles (stronger muscles = more muscle weight). Fri, 6 Feb 2009 04:14:42 EST Aloha from Hawaii!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x22434159 Hi All... <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team and I wanted to say hello to everyone!! I'm a shorty too, 5'2.. Actually I like being petite, so I can't complain!! As they say, big things come in little packages!! :) I'm looking forward to getting to know you all... <BR> <BR> Aloha, Chris <BR> <BR> P.S. Oops I posted under the wrong thread.. sorry!! :) Fri, 30 Jan 2009 22:25:26 EST Game--- Have you ever ……..? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8620x5133x22224250 I'm not very original---- this also comes from another team. <BR> <BR> To Play: <BR> Answer the last person’s question, <BR> then ask a new question. <BR> <BR> Here we go: <BR> <BR> <BR> Have you ever changed a flat tire by yourself? <BR> Sat, 24 Jan 2009 23:16:14 EST Game----- Spit or Swallow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8620x5133x22224054 This comes from another one of my teams. Everyone seems to enjoy it. <BR> <BR> To Play: <BR> Start by naming a food. <BR> The next person posts whether they would SPIT or SWALLOW----depending on if they like the food or not. <BR> Be sure you post a food for the next person. <BR> <BR> <BR> Bananas? <BR> Sat, 24 Jan 2009 23:08:06 EST Game-next word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8620x5133x22223222 In this game... change one letter of the starting word to make a new word. <BR> <BR> Rules: <BR> You can NOT: <BR> add letters, <BR> use foreign languages, <BR> use words not in the dictionary, <BR> use proper names, or <BR> change more then a single letter. <BR> <BR> First word: <BR> bake Sat, 24 Jan 2009 22:29:18 EST Who else is 5ft 3in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x22081156 I am 5ft3 weighing at 160. I want to lose 30 pounds--my goal weight is 130. I want to keep my curves while being in a healthy BMI. Tue, 20 Jan 2009 17:40:58 EST What's your current challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8620x5133x22034556 My current challege is to walk at least 1 mile 5 days during the week. I'm not making set walk days -just 5 of the 7 days are for walking. I did it this week!! I usually do 3 miles walking at a time. I'm logging how many miles I've walked because after I walk 100 miles, I get to go buy a new outfit. (I'm usually down at least 1 dress size by then.) (Some history - I currently have a broken collarbone and a separated shoulder so other workouts aren't an option at the moment. I'm really ... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:46:21 EST New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x22004624 Hello, all. I'm another vertically challenged - ok short - person. I've been around SP for awhile now and have decided to come join here. I started my weight loss journey after the birth of my 4th child. I refused to get on the scale once it hit 200 lbs and I still had another month of pregnancy to go. Since then, I've lost 80 lbs and but 20 back on. Now I'm trying to reach that ever elusive goal. So, here I am. I have a renewed sense of purpose and am doing well so far. I must admit... Sun, 18 Jan 2009 16:48:23 EST New to SparkPeople :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x21953118 Hey girls, new to SparkPeople. This is my second week. I lost 3 lbs in week one so I'm pretty jazzed. Right now I'm 5'2" and 187lbs. Can't wait to get more involved. <em>9</em> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 21:55:23 EST Texgirly is still 5'1" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x21741814 Howdy all - new to the forum but not SP. Thus far I have lost 55 lbs. Gone form a 20P to a 14P - whew! Looking to get to a 10P maybe 8P, just depends. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting everyone. Sun, 11 Jan 2009 17:37:21 EST Need a good sports bra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x21598601 Hi ladies! <BR> <BR> I love high-impact sports, like running and rock climbing and I'm having trouble finding a sports bra that fits right. <BR> <BR> I'm 5 feet tall and I feel like the straps are always too long, or they are too loose around my rib cage (I'm a 32D). <BR> <BR> Any suggestions ??? Wed, 7 Jan 2009 19:39:46 EST New :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x21549813 Hi! I am new here...and seriously short..I am around 4'7 (I'm 22 years old). I'm excited to meet all of you who understand what I am going through! Tue, 6 Jan 2009 17:35:15 EST So glad to have found the petite forum! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x21453096 I'm a new seriously petite person who was looking for other people who could relate to the serious "challenge" of losing only 5 pounds and even though we're barely in the triple digits or still in double digits. So glad I found you. Happy New Year! Sun, 4 Jan 2009 13:01:59 EST Are you going to join the "New YOU Bootcamp" Team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8620x5133x21394819 At first I didn't want to have anything to do with it. <BR> <BR> I thought about how lazy that sounded. <BR> <BR> Then I remembered: <BR> <BR> "no pain no gain" from one of your pages <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> "Being fat is hard - Being fit is hard -Choose your hard" from our RAV4GRL's Page. <BR> <BR> I did say that I wanted to be down to 165 by my birthday on January 29th. <BR> <BR> What the heck, I'm going for it. I joined this morning. I even talked Jay into doing it with me... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 18:12:46 EST Happy New Year!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x21332152 Happy New Year to a great group of people. I hope the New Year brings happiness and success to all. <BR> <BR> <em>179</em> <em>107</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2008 21:43:20 EST New Shortie from Detroit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x21287027 Hello newbie to the team..My name is Iris and I am 5'1" 28 yr old from Detroit, Michigan. I have been on Spark People for 2 months now and I love it. I co-lead the team 20 Somethings w/100+ pounds to lose/ Women of Color. I have about 100 pounds to lose and would gladly care for some additional support. Making friends is what I do, so Sparkmail me or add me to your friends list. Together we can accomplish any and all things we put our mind too. Tue, 30 Dec 2008 12:55:57 EST What Did You Do For "Me Time" Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8620x5133x21242480 I had a lazy Sunday afternoon ---- napping and watching movies. Mon, 29 Dec 2008 01:54:16 EST What are your New Year’s Resolutions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x21242269 I'm having a hard time trying to come up with New Year's resolutions that I can be successful with. I will post one tonight and if I can come up with more before New Year's I will add them to the page. <BR> <BR> Check out the Spark's motivation article---- 31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions-----A Tip of the Day Calendar for January or Any Month. <BR> <BR> There are 31 daily tips that will help us achieve long-term success. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-01.pdf ... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 01:29:07 EST 5 foot shortie from VA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x21231805 Hi there! <BR> <BR> I'm a tiny college student from Virginia looking to get fit! <BR> <BR> It's tough finding clothes that fit (I always have to hem a few inches off short jeans) and having every extra pound show up on my body, but at least I'm space efficient! Sun, 28 Dec 2008 17:04:57 EST Deminutive newbie in Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x21230920 Hi, team! I just joined, and wanted to introduce myself. <BR> <BR> I'm Angie, and at 5' 2.5", I think I qualify to be here! I'm originally from London, England, but have lived in Ohio for 20 years. (I met my hubby while he was stationed in London in the marine corps.) We have five children, and one new granddaughter! <BR> <BR> Being a shortie doesn't really bother me, except for shopping for clothes! Pants are too long, and if I try on petites, they are often a tad too short. Regular s... Sun, 28 Dec 2008 16:23:34 EST my one problem with stereotyping petite girls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x21107829 one problem i have is the media thinks ALL petite girls are rail thin as a knob. <BR> <BR> and then I come into the picture...curvalicious... <BR> <BR> i want to throw all those tall skinny jeans right at those vogue models...gurrr!! Mon, 22 Dec 2008 01:50:12 EST Laughter Is Good For The Soul. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8620x5133x20828223 If it is funny, post it here. Tue, 9 Dec 2008 21:49:29 EST Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x20827915 Hello to everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Phyllis and I am going to try to be the team leader. I hope we will use this thread to keep in touch with one another. Feel free to post what ever. Any time you need me, send me an email or visit my Sparkpage. <BR> <BR> I've added goals and am in the process of trying to come up with new things to keep us busy. Work hard on our goals so that we can be at the top of the leader board!!!! We may be small, but let's show them we can raise the roo... Tue, 9 Dec 2008 21:39:35 EST Game --------- First word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8620x5133x20737840 blanket <BR> <BR> <BR> We play this game on one of my other teams, and I love it. Post the first word that pops in your head when you read the word the last person posted. Sat, 6 Dec 2008 11:20:22 EST Update--Old Navy Petite Jeans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x20715227 They came yesterday.... <BR> <BR> First, the FLIRT jeans--they are a mid-rise, so they gap some in the back. The waist is REALLY big, so it is doubly gappy w/ my pear shape. If you are an apple, I think these would fit better <BR> <BR> Second, the CURVY jeans--fit like a GLOVE! Love these jeans, would buy them again & again! <BR> <BR> They are both a tad long for my 5'2" height, and I did get them both in a size bigger than what my normal size is, and the bigger size fit perfect. (I se... Fri, 5 Dec 2008 11:40:16 EST New Shortie In NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x20592955 Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm glad I found you. I am 5'2" and needed to be with people I can relate to. 183 is a lot of weight for us, but on other teams a majority of the people are really happy to see that number. <BR> <BR> This is my 25th year of teaching. I taught high school Biology for the first 23 and the kids all loved picking on me about my height. Now the middle school kids use me as a measuring stick---- hey I'm taller than you. I've never minded being short, except for the clothes... Mon, 1 Dec 2008 00:16:23 EST Anyone try Old Navy petite jeans???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x20549271 I had to order them online because I live in the middle of nowhere--it makes me nervous b/c I can't try them on. Altho, I did manage to punch my CC# in! <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> I ordered the curvy & the flirt. Anyway, I wanted to know how "true" their sizes are, if anyone knows! <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> <BR> --Jen Fri, 28 Nov 2008 17:11:25 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x20187918 I've been a member of Sparkpeople for over a year now. I took a brief (24 weeks) hiatus because I got pregnant and joined BabyFit. Unfortunately my body had other plans and my Angel didn't make it. So here I am starting back on my "get healthy" plan. Keeping my mind and body occupied. <BR> <BR> My name is Shannon. I'm 32 years old. At 5'3" I weigh 240 pounds. I started getting fat once I had my first child almost 11 years ago. It's caused a LOT of health problems, and even though I won't be ... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 18:43:04 EST Where to find nice track suites that fit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x20106714 Hi, I am almost 5 foot tall, and weigh 63kg...put on an incredible 20kg during my last pregnancy but only managed to shed 10kg. I want to jog to work, but cannot find a track suite that fits me. Petite women's clothing section are all too long. If I find something short enough, I am not fat to fit in it. Any ideas? Where do you shop? Is there any tips for online shopping? Tue, 11 Nov 2008 02:13:08 EST 5'2 and Athletic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x19760810 Imagine my surprise to find a group devoted to petite ladies such as myself!! I am 5'2, around 140 pounds, very curvy, and happen to be muscled as well! It is not easy...I'm sure you understand. <BR> <BR> My BIGGEST pet peeve is the size of the weight machines (and cardio) at the gym. Come on people! Not everyone is 6'0!! I can understand purchasing a machine based on the average, but, to have machines that are not fully adjustable for those of us petite women...sheesh! Even the height of th... Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:14:28 EST Let's get in shape! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x19336524 Hey all! <BR> <BR> I'm a 23 year old who has steadily gained weight from high school. Although I am not overweight, I would like to get back in shape and lose those extra pounds. I'm excited to support you all and track our successes together! Tue, 14 Oct 2008 16:51:01 EST intro to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x19233979 I'm 5'2 even though my husband tells me more like 5'1 and weigh from 192 to 197. Lately in the 97s. Trying to get out of the 90s. Recently had my annual and my doctor was not happy. I have Hypertension and a strong family history of diabetes. so at 198 she was upset - my next visit is March and I HAVE to be 190 she'll take 192. I want to surprise her and be in the 170s. Looking forward to loggin in on Petite Women daily. <BR> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 20:46:47 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x19132973 Hi everyone! I'm 5'1 and I'm glad there is a team for us shorties! I look forward to getting to know you all. <BR> <BR> ~Lace~ Tue, 7 Oct 2008 12:31:45 EST New to the Forum 4' 11 @ 194 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x18593195 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am 4'11 and weigh 192 pounds. I have decided to get for real about losing weight, finding healthier food options, and exercising. I am 38, I have 4 children (the youngest is almost 2). I quit smoking almost a year ago and have gained alot of weight in all the wrong places. People I encounter ask me if I am expecting because of this big muffin in my stomach area. I get very frustrated when I cannot put on my clothes and have to continue to get a larger size than the... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 13:21:54 EST 4' 11" very short newbie ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x18521152 I came across this page today and decided right away I needed to join! <BR> I am 29 years old, an army wife, and mother of 2 beautiful girls! I am originally from Tn. I am currently living with my parents while my hubby is doing some training in AZ. We will be moving to Ft Polk LA at the end of the year. <BR> <BR> I hate buying clothes. No one makes the length I need! So I am stuck with pants that you can tell have been hemmed ugh! When I find a pair that fit my thighs and butt the waist i... Tue, 16 Sep 2008 09:24:20 EST New Shorty Here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x18094807 Hey ladies!!! I'm fresh meat, and thought I would stop by to introduce myself. I'm married, 25 years old, living in Colorado. I'm 5'4", and have lived my life with the names "Shorty" and "Short Stuff". I don't care, I'm PROUD of it!! =) Sun, 31 Aug 2008 00:44:36 EST Introducing Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x17996859 Hi. Just came across this team and thought I would check it out. I am 5'2 and well over the weight I should be. What attracted me the most to this team was the thread called "are you an apple or a pear" so I will do a posting there as well. <BR> <em>9</em> Wed, 27 Aug 2008 00:02:44 EST New Member looking for a Support Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x17620659 Hi, <BR> <BR> It's so nice to find a group that is my size. I am very petite and have put on 20lbs too much for my height as said by my jeans and my doctor. <BR> <BR> Looking for a fresh start and maintain a healthier lifestyle. I am also looking for a buddy to keep me motivated as I will do the same for my buddy. <BR> <BR> If anyone is interested, please let me know. Tue, 12 Aug 2008 20:05:42 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x17090231 Hi, I have been on SP since Sept 2007. Just saw this team and since I am 5'3 1/2" I thought it would be a good team to obtain information for petite women - it is much harder to hide the weight when you are 'short'. Sat, 26 Jul 2008 23:03:15 EST new team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x16888901 my name is tommie, i am 44 years old and only 4"11". <BR> i am petite for sure. it's very hard to find clothes at a reasonable price . <BR> i am short and proud of it. <BR> i hope everyone has a great day! <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Mon, 21 Jul 2008 01:10:07 EST New team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x16875945 I am just finishing my first week back on SP. I did this about 2-3 years ago but didn't stick with it. <em>198</em> <BR> I am back and ready for action! I am a mom of 4 kids ages 12, 7, 5 and 3. I work 40+ hours outside the home and find the balancing act of time with family and time for me to be a big challenge. <BR> This has been a great week and I am looking forward to my weigh in tomorrow morning. I plan to do measurements so I can keep track of my progress in all areas. Sun, 20 Jul 2008 14:38:08 EST New team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x16875595 I am just finishing my first week back on SP. I did this about 2-3 years ago but didn't stick with it. <em>198</em> <BR> I am back and ready for action! I am a mom of 4 kids ages 12, 7, 5 and 3. I work 40+ hours outside the home and find the balancing act of time with family and time for me to be a big challenge. <BR> This has been a great week and I am looking forward to my weigh in tomorrow morning. I plan to do measurements so I can keep track of my progress in all areas. Sun, 20 Jul 2008 14:22:25 EST New team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x16875591 I am just finishing my first week back on SP. I did this about 2-3 years ago but didn't stick with it. <em>198</em> <BR> I am back and ready for action! I am a mom of 4 kids ages 12, 7, 5 and 3. I work 40+ hours outside the home and find the balancing act of time with family and time for me to be a big challenge. <BR> This has been a great week and I am looking forward to my weigh in tomorrow morning. I plan to do measurements so I can keep track of my progress in all areas. Sun, 20 Jul 2008 14:22:17 EST New team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x16875570 I am just finishing my first week back on SP. I did this about 2-3 years ago but didn't stick with it. <em>198</em> <BR> I am back and ready for action! I am a mom of 4 kids ages 12, 7, 5 and 3. I work 40+ hours outside the home and find the balancing act of time with family and time for me to be a big challenge. <BR> This has been a great week and I am looking forward to my weigh in tomorrow morning. I plan to do measurements so I can keep track of my progress in all areas. Sun, 20 Jul 2008 14:21:06 EST New team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x16875568 I am just finishing my first week back on SP. I did this about 2-3 years ago but didn't stick with it. <em>198</em> <BR> I am back and ready for action! I am a mom of 4 kids ages 12, 7, 5 and 3. I work 40+ hours outside the home and find the balancing act of time with family and time for me to be a big challenge. <BR> This has been a great week and I am looking forward to my weigh in tomorrow morning. I plan to do measurements so I can keep track of my progress in all areas. Sun, 20 Jul 2008 14:20:53 EST New team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x16875499 I am just finishing my first week back on SP. I did this about 2-3 years ago but didn't stick with it. <em>198</em> <BR> I am back and ready for action! I am a mom of 4 kids ages 12, 7, 5 and 3. I work 40+ hours outside the home and find the balancing act of time with family and time for me to be a big challenge. <BR> This has been a great week and I am looking forward to my weigh in tomorrow morning. I plan to do measurements so I can keep track of my progress in all areas. Sun, 20 Jul 2008 14:17:08 EST Need Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x16854786 I have a recipe for some Mozarella Chicken Meatballs and need some ideas of what to fix with it. We're starting to get sick of salad since that's been a side item a lot lately. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sat, 19 Jul 2008 17:06:55 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x16770300 Hi, I'm new to the Petites team. I'm 5'2" tall and trying to lose a few pounds. This is about my 4th time with SP and I'm *really* hoping to stick with it this time. I was doing decent last year until I got sick and then it was off the wagon from there. So hopefully things work out this time. Wed, 16 Jul 2008 21:10:13 EST meals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x16554786 what do yall mostly eat 4 ur meals..ive been buying the south beach/lean cusine meals and 100 cal pack snacks, what r yall doin? Wed, 9 Jul 2008 19:32:52 EST a ? 4 all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x16544673 i was just wondering what every1 was trying to get down too...c what the average is since were shorties :) <BR> <BR> 5'0-120 lbs Wed, 9 Jul 2008 13:46:47 EST New motivation ...walking and winning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x16503556 I don't know when this started but this was in This month's Family Circle Magazine. What better motivation than to win something for walking. <BR> <BR> Go to: www.familycircle.com/walk it will come up as parents.com for parents magazine. There you will see the contest for walking. A 12 weeks contest to see who can walk the most. Grand prize is a 3 night stay for 2 at Canyon Ranch in Tuscon, AZ, or Lenox, Mass. Gateway includes meals from their award winning chefs, a choice of more than 50 di... Tue, 8 Jul 2008 10:33:12 EST hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x16053673 hi everyone! My name is Amber and I am the tallest in my family... at a whopping 5'1. I'm the only one to make it over 5'. Shopping is a nightmare, and has been since I was 92 lbs. Needless to say, that was quite awhile ago. Shoe shopping, now that's punishment... size 2.5 in boys, EEE. LOL... no fun at all. Anyway, nice to meet you all and I hope to get to know you better here. Mon, 23 Jun 2008 03:40:08 EST Hey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x16021689 I saw this team and thought I would join up, I laughed when I saw everyone moaning about clothes shopping. <BR> <BR> I HATE clothes shopping, I long ago resigned myself to having to take up every pair of trousers I will ever buy. Sat, 21 Jun 2008 20:33:37 EST Hiya everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x15865285 I got all excited when I saw this group. It's nice to have people that understand how miserable pants shopping can be! <BR> <BR> Uhm, so yeah, hullo! Say hi everybody! especially if you live in LA cos that's where I am. :) Mon, 16 Jun 2008 18:41:54 EST 5'-nothin' newbie from CO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x15619068 This looks like a fun group. I totally relate to the struggles. I have crazy curves for a short girl. It is so hard to find cute clothes! I had to laugh at the comments about not having a waist, going straight from bust to butt! Having four kids didn't do anything to help. Stretch mark city! Sun, 8 Jun 2008 09:36:07 EST Hi from L.A. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x15493139 Hi. I'm 4'10.5" from the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles). Nice to meet so many other shorties who understand that even a couple extra pounds can show up quite a bit on us. And who share the agony of having most off-the-rack clothing be too long in the legs & waist. Tue, 3 Jun 2008 17:38:13 EST Hello from IL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x15168992 I am a 5-foot tall 30yo married woman and have been overweight my entire life. I had beaten the self-esteem issues for a few years, but they seem to be creeping back up on me now. (Might have something to do with my being married to a 5'6" man who is maybe 130lbs SOAKING WET.) <BR> I'm looking forward to meeting you all!! Fri, 23 May 2008 14:43:10 EST Hello from VA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x15128273 Hi everyone! My name is Katie and I'm definitely short. I found the group through RENA1965, who had made a comment on my SparkBlog. The group seemed perfect because I'm 5'1" and about 220 lbs. and it's nice to see how many short people there are out there!! Looking forward meeting more of you! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 22 May 2008 09:16:24 EST Another new name http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x14828419 So, i guess this is the place for introductions. <BR> I am 5'1"+ and i'm not sure of my starting weight. My guess is around 140 and my goal is between 105 and 110. Truthfully, from size 10-12 to size 4-6. I would like to figure out the weight thing, but i am currently stuck living from paycheck to paycheck and a decent scale is more than I can afford. <BR> I have been on Spark for a while now and was doing pretty well until i moved out to the middle of no-where for a new job. Now, I am fat, ... Sun, 11 May 2008 10:40:02 EST Hormones and weightloss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x14521260 Anyone have success with progesterone creams with their weightloss. I'm curious how long it took to see results. My hormone levels are all out of wack, and have kept me at a year long plateau. Wed, 30 Apr 2008 18:25:34 EST Hello from Cleveland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x14441526 Hello, <BR> I am 5 foot 2 and weigh 156 pounds. I have been struggling with my weight for the last 5 years. My goal is to get to 135 by October. I have been working out consistently for 3 months and have only lost 5 pounds. I eat sensible meals and drink at least 64 oz of H20. Any suggestions as to why the weight is not peeling off? Mon, 28 Apr 2008 13:16:29 EST Short is awful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x13903467 <em>2</em> Hi everyone, My name is Diane and I am 57 yrs old and I live in Portland OR. I have been married for 32 yrs and I am a full time care giver for my Husband.He had a Massive Stroke a little over a yr ago, and is paralized on his left side.I also have 7 Pomeranians, and love them so much. They are 4 yrs and up to 7 yrs old and so spoiled.I am 5 ft short and gaining weight real fast.I wished I could loose and stay at a certain weight, but it all goes to my middle and looks so bad. I ... Thu, 10 Apr 2008 14:31:56 EST New to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x13666605 Well Hello all, I am 25 years old. I weigh 120 or so. Havent weighed myself lately. But i have been working out and trying to tone up and loose some flab. As I am getting older I have noticed that it is just flabby. I need to motivate myself to tone and loose weight before it gets out of hand. I dont want to be bigger and harder to loose it. I am also going to have a child in a couple years and dont want to be unfit when I get pregnant. If I am unfit then, it will be even harder to lo... Thu, 3 Apr 2008 11:49:32 EST 5'2- nice to meet you ;-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x13638181 Hi :) I am 22 years old, I am 5'2, and I weigh 117 pounds. All of my weight is in my hips/thighs/butt. <BR> I have been on this site for about 45 days. Since joining, I have lost about 6 pounds. I actually bought a pair of shorts the other day ( I have not worn shorts in years because they make my short little chubby legs look bad). I don't know what my ideal weight is, but I would like to tone up, and feel great about being short. If there is anyone who has the same issues and goals as... Wed, 2 Apr 2008 14:49:02 EST Hello! 4 ft 10 Newbie from Washington http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x13539968 Hello, <BR> I have been lurking for a few months and I decided to join. <BR> <BR> Shorties like me feel alone, he he. <BR> <BR> I have lost 22 lbs to date and I have a few different goal weights. My first goal is 117 lbs which is what I used to weigh in my early 20's. The second is 109 which is what I think I can reach (healthily) by my June wedding and my third goal is 98 lbs which I hope to reach by the fall of 2008. <BR> <BR> Take care! <BR> Jakesmom! <BR> Sun, 30 Mar 2008 18:50:36 EST how do you STAY motivated to lose weight DAILY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x13323241 I remind myself that I want to look good in my swim suit so, I need to keep working hard at my goal. When I am working out and I am thinking that I want to cut it short because I have too much to do or am tired...I think of a flat six pack and the goals that I promised myself that I wanted to acheive. <BR> I tell my self things like... <BR> "DON'T RIP YOURSELF OFF !" "DO IT FOR YOU !" " I AM WORTH IT !" Sat, 22 Mar 2008 14:09:20 EST A new la petite team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x13295706 Hi everyone! I joined and am introducing myself. I'm 5'4" and I know all too well that it's a challenge to lose even a few pounds. By being part of this team, I don't feel like the lone ranger lol. Have a great day! <em>30</em> Fri, 21 Mar 2008 09:54:23 EST Vertically and Horizontally Challenged! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x13146171 Hi there, I'm new to this board but not to SP. I'm 4'11, but I look about that big around right now too! I'm desperate for guidance, support, motivation, and more time & energy in the day for exercise and better nutrition. <BR> <BR> At the beginning of the year, I vowed to be in shape to run the 5k Race for the Cure (Susan G. Komen) in June and then march the 3Day in Philadelphia in October. I'm not close to being in condition for either of those things, and it's incredibly disheartening! <... Sat, 15 Mar 2008 18:44:13 EST new, petite, and 7 pounds to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x13143207 Hi, <BR> I have been struggling to lose this 7 pound for a year and can't do it on my own. This is the first time I have tried a message board; I hope the community suport will help. <BR> Being 5 feet tall, every pound counts. I am 127 pounds my goal is to be 120 by my vacation in April. Sat, 15 Mar 2008 15:34:41 EST Where to buy summer/spring clothes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x13094755 I just got back from Target and was disappointed that none of the new shorts that I got (size 1) fit. They are all way too loose in the waist, I could take them off without unbuttoning them. <em>24</em> Do you think I would have better luck in the junior section? I think that's where I was though, most of the clothes are Mossimo that didn't fit. Bummed out because they were all 30% off! <BR> <BR> I haven't been to Old Navy yet so I'm hoping they will have some fun shorts/capris that w... Thu, 13 Mar 2008 17:27:39 EST New, too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x12948571 Hi, I've been using sparkpeople since January and it helped me to lose the extra pounds. As a petite, even a few #s make a difference. Now that I'm maintaining, I'll be needing advice. I have lost 3# more than intended and don't want to keep losing. Yea, eating more is an easy answer, but I want to eat well so that I don't keep creeping up. Sat, 8 Mar 2008 15:56:28 EST Hi, new to the team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x12919549 <em>213</em> <BR> I'm a petite woman and so happy to find a team that understand our challenges. I'm 5'0" and working to maintain my goal weight. <BR> Happy to be here! Fri, 7 Mar 2008 12:49:48 EST Hi I just wanted to introduce myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x12918593 Hi, I'm very happy to see that there is a group just for us petite ladies. I'm 5'2.5 and my current weight is 151 lbs. My journey started at 158 lbs so i'm starting to make a little progress :). My goal is to reach 125 lbs by June 15th. <BR> <BR> I look forward to posting more in the future. <BR> <BR> Fri, 7 Mar 2008 12:15:45 EST on my way from short & fat to 'petite'...Yay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x12901497 Hi there - <BR> I'm so excited to be among women who can relate to the same things, like jeans too long and car seats that don't scoot up close enough to touch the pedals without worrying that you'll accidentally honk the horn when you turn & look in your blind spot... <BR> <BR> ...and shopping for a comfy sofa that doesn't make you look like a 5 year old when you sit back on it... Thu, 6 Mar 2008 20:45:04 EST I hate being short.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x12766535 even worse than I hate being overweight! I'd rather be overweight and average height than average weight and short! There's nothing I can do to change my 5'0" (I don't think at 35 I'll be having a growth spurt!), so I'm working on changing my 156 lbs. to anything less than that! Sun, 2 Mar 2008 14:57:51 EST 156 @ 5'0" - I need some buddies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x12755410 Hi ladies! <BR> <BR> Hope this message finds you doing well :) I have reach the point where I am REALLY tired of how much I weigh. I think in the past I told myself I was ok... but I'm not. I weigh far too much. I not only want to lose weight but ultimately be healthy. I want to feel confident when meeting new people or if I somehow find myself at the center of attention. <BR> <BR> As the topic states, I'm 156lbs @ 5'0" so as far as I can tell I may just be one of if not the heaviest petite... Sun, 2 Mar 2008 00:21:31 EST hi I'm new to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x12754440 I am sooooo glad to find this group ! <BR> can't wait to meet you all. <BR> I'm 5'2" and weight 127lb my goal is 110. <BR> I'm coming off of vacation. I have been slow getting in my daily workout routine. <BR> gonna do slim in 6 video tomorrow. <BR> I use it when I can't work out at the gym. <BR> jameybelle Sat, 1 Mar 2008 23:20:30 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x12605980 I am probably on the taller side of the ladies here. Close to 5-4. I'm not terribly small, but I am not very tall. I grew up with friends who were basically stick thin girls of model height so I got a pretty low self esteem being short and well, let's just say they used to call me Dolly Parton if you catch my drift. Eventually it just became short and chubby. Mon, 25 Feb 2008 21:52:24 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x12605971 I am probably on the taller side of the ladies here. Close to 5-4. I'm not terribly small, but I am not very tall. I grew up with friends who were basically stick thin girls of model height so I got a pretty low self esteem being short and well, let's just say they used to call me Dolly Parton if you catch my drift. Eventually it just became short and chubby. Mon, 25 Feb 2008 21:51:54 EST Hello - 5'1", on my way down from 139.5 to 105 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x12599134 hi, glad to have found this team! i will be looking here to compare my efforts to other petite women. Looks like we have to work harder at both calorie restriction and exercise! <BR> <BR> doing ok so far since starting on 2/6/08. Counting all calories burned and eaten very carefully on a spreadsheet. It's been a great reminder of both how little food i need compared to my lumberjack appetite, and how great daily exercise can make you look and feel. <BR> <BR> - j Mon, 25 Feb 2008 17:43:43 EST I am so excited!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x12518058 I'm so excited I found you all! I recently found out that I'm 5'1" tall not 5 ft like I always thought I was. I was so excited at the age of 33 to find out I had an extra inch! <BR> <BR> I find being petite, people don't understand how difficult it is to stay thin, especially when one night of splurging can cause you several weeks of misery trying to lose the weight you've gain. <BR> <BR> I don't feel like an outsider anymore! <em>30</em> Fri, 22 Feb 2008 16:08:21 EST 5'1" want to go from 127lbs to 110-115 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x12396191 Hey everyone! Being short makes it so difficult to lose weight... anyone agree? Well, just wanted to introduce myself! Mon, 18 Feb 2008 22:49:03 EST Hi ya'll! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x12354779 Hi, everyone. New person here. I am 5'4" and weigh way too much. Sun, 17 Feb 2008 15:10:19 EST 5'4 and petite jeans are too short http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x12247371 Petite jeans are too short average are too long so I've just resorted to wearing sweats or stretchy pants. The drawback to that is I don't realize how much weight I've gained or lost because they elastic adjusts. <BR> Does anybody else have this trouble or am I the only one? <em>20</em> Wed, 13 Feb 2008 13:14:09 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x12075582 I've been with Sparkpeople for almost two years but I just found this team. I'm 5'4 and weigh more than I want to. Thu, 7 Feb 2008 20:15:04 EST Petite Jeans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x11898679 I'm wondering where everyone buys their jeans - I currently buy mine at the Gap since they have petite sizes, but I'd like to expand my buying options. I don't like to hem my jeans since you can tell they've been hemmed (the faded part at the bottom gets cut off), so I always try to find ones the right length. Thanks! Fri, 1 Feb 2008 23:31:17 EST Hello! 5'2" and currently 148 - goal wt of 125 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x11898355 Hello! I'm 5'2" and currently 148 lbs. My goal weight is 125. I'm a 36 yo mom of two kids in the Seattle area. I'm glad to be in this group! Good luck to everyone! Fri, 1 Feb 2008 23:17:33 EST New and happy to find this forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x11851143 Hi everyone! I'm 5'4" and that qualifies me to join up! Our heights present a challenge and 1/2 sometimes, but we can do it Thu, 31 Jan 2008 13:41:56 EST been with spark for over a year, and just found http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x11828935 you all!! cool! <BR> I am Cathy (cat/zlwidow) <BR> I am 5 foot and 3/4 quarter of an inch (just usually round it up to 5.1 <BR> I am slowly working my way down to 140 lbs which is still considered over weight according the bmi charts... <BR> but I have a large booty and very large boobs... they will not go away without a big knife and I am not willing to have that done. <BR> <BR> I am married to my soul mate Mike and we have 2 teen aged boys, we live in Alberta, Canada <BR> cat Wed, 30 Jan 2008 21:56:54 EST Shoe size 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x11717370 Where do you find nice shoes in size 5 or 5 and 1/2? I can never find my size. Usually they stock up above 6. Sun, 27 Jan 2008 16:42:41 EST 4'9 and not losing....grrr http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x11652064 Hi ladies! <BR> I'm so frustrated. I've been working out on a consistant basis now since about the spring, and my scale just won't stay still. I vary w/in 10lbs and I'm not understanding why. Trainers have said for me to eat approx 1200 cals a day, but I work out and burn approx 3000 cals a week. I've just changed my regimen around, so that next week, I'll be doing strength training 4 days and higher HR cardio maybe 2x a week. I asked my uncle who is a strength/conditioning coach for Maryland... Fri, 25 Jan 2008 08:33:48 EST Hi Ladies! Nice To Meet You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x11496212 I'm Denise, and I'm new here. I'm 5'2 and as of today, weigh 115. I have a few pounds to go to reach my goal of 108 (although this goal changes often). I'm a wife and mother of 3--ages 12, 9, and 7 years. <BR> <BR> My biggest challenges are working out consistently (I babysit 3 children during the day for friends of mine, as well as homeschool my own, so workouts have to be either done early in the AM before the kids wake up/arrive, or during naps), and not eating the junk food that ends up... Sun, 20 Jan 2008 18:08:09 EST another newbie. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x11454747 Hey everyone. I am new to the group. I am 5'2 and I weigh about 266. I am hoping to get down to 160 before I choose a good weight for me. Fri, 18 Jan 2008 23:55:58 EST Hi, Happy I found you guys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x11400683 I am so happy to have found this group. I am 5'3 and 130. A lot of people would say that I don't need to lose any weight because I'm petite, but my Italian and Brazilian heritage keep me pretty curvy and I'd like to tone up a lot. I am excited to hear about the groups' struggles and victories being petite women on a weight loss journey! Thu, 17 Jan 2008 11:39:21 EST Hi, glad I found you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x11376207 How great to find a team for petites. I'm 45 and 5'0" currently 142 lbs with a goal of 125. I joined SP last week and I'm finding alot of inspiration and movitation. Glad to be a part of the team. Wed, 16 Jan 2008 18:16:20 EST Hello! Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x11276150 Just wanted to say Hello to everyone. <BR> I'm 5'0 and have been struggling with my weight for a few years now. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to make some new friends here and stay on track. Mon, 14 Jan 2008 00:55:37 EST 5' 0" and goal weight 90 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x11271725 Is there anyone whose goal weight is less than a hundred? Sun, 13 Jan 2008 21:43:30 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x11260683 Dear Friends, <BR> <BR> Hope you are enjoying the new year! I'm back from my winter vacation and glad to report that the holidays did not sabotage my healthy eating habits and weight-loss goal. In fact, I dropped 2 lbs. during a 2-week vacation and lost about 2 inches together from my waist and hips. My fiance has been my new lifestyle buddy and we're both feeling great! As a new year resolution, we would love to continue our healthy and active lifestyle and strive for healthy weight a... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 14:43:50 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x11185078 Hi everyone! I'm new here, but not to spark. It's so cool this team exists! <BR> <BR> My name is Carrie, I'm in my early 30s, and I'm 5'1". I'm so tired of being in clothes that I swim in, just because I'm short and fat. I have petite jeans from Lane Bryant that I had to hem 4". Yikes! I'm looking forward to the day I can find regular sized petite clothing that fits. <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Jan 2008 22:03:20 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x11142652 I just wanted to say hi to everyone <em>30</em> and thanks for having me. <BR> <BR> Michelle Wed, 9 Jan 2008 18:48:52 EST petite? who me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5133x11061509 Hello all, I just signed up on this site today and figured it would be nice to find some people who I can relate to in the eternal struggle of eating to live. I am amused that being 5'4" makes me petite as I've always been too round (aka 190 lbs) for petite sizes and just have always dealt with frayed and dragging hems on my pant-legs. <BR> I've done Atkins, Weight Watchers, and Jenny Craig and have lost a commendable amount of weight each time, but it's never been down to my goal weight, an... Mon, 7 Jan 2008 17:00:11 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5133x10993619 Hello All: <BR> I am new to the group and just wanted to say hello. I am 5'2" and weigh 172. I am hoping to learn from everybody as I search the website each day. My goal is to lose approximately 30 pounds. <BR> <BR> Thank you. <BR> Sat, 5 Jan 2008 15:36:46 EST