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Don't be too hard on yourself Cynthia. Welcome to the team.
MaryBeth from Ontario
I'm also pear-shaped. On the up side - we carry our weight in a good place, i.e. not our stomachs, which is healthier. :)
Good luck with your goals!
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission." -Eleanor Roosevelt-
"What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?"
-Jean Jacques Rousseau-
Co-team leader: I Love Muffins
Co-team leader: Cooking for One or Two
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.
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 I was able to get down to around 96 lbs..those were the days. As an adult, I have fluctuated from about 105-130 lbs. I suffer from depression and other things, and when I'm not well I tend to not care about what I'm doing to myself. But I have always been ab;e to get back up and lose the weight. I recently made it up to about 116 and I'm down to about 110 now. I'm in grad school now, and when I started three years ago I was 106 or so. I would like to get down to that weight but school is pretty stressful and I tend to eat a little during those all-nighters (which are very frequent). But I know I'll be able to deal with things better once I'm done.
Once I'm down to 106, I'd like to try for 100..though I'm going to stay realistic and not beat myself up for not being able to get there. Though I hate to admit it, I can't eat as much as I used to without suffering the consequences. I go to the gym pretty much everyday, but again, school interferes with that a little. Depending on my energy level, I generally do about 20-30 minutes on the elliptical. I actually don't like cardio, but I LOVE strength training.
Anyway, I'm glad to meet all the other short lovelies. I'm glad there are other ladies out there that understand that shopping for pants isn't easy, and understand how hard it is to have to sit around and watch others eat so much while having to restrict yourself because you're tiny. I especially hate it when people think I'm trying to starve myself, but in reality I'm just trying to not go over my calorie limit!
Nice to meet you all (and excuse any typos),