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Fitness Minutes: (75) Posts: 19 7/18/11 10:19 A
Hi there! I'm 1/4" short of 5 feet tall. I'm a medium framed pear shaped person. :) I had declared July the month I would lose 10 pounds...but now its 18 days into the month and I haven't lost anything. So I'm really going to get focused and start losing. Getting started is the hardest part. If you are looking for some daily accountability partners...please let me know. I need that too. :)
current weight: 133.0
Fitness Minutes: (145) Posts: 18 7/15/11 4:47 A
Hello everyone.I am new to the message boards.I am 5'2" I am going to lose at least 35 pounds.I live in the UK,married with a 12 yr old daughter and a grown up son......no signs of being a grandparent yet lol ! I love doing the Sparkpeople quizzes but find some of them challenging because they relate to all things American lol !! Not to worry,that helps me find out what makes you people tick ! Can anyone tell me what a huddle is ??
current weight: 168.8
Posts: 64 7/14/11 9:01 P
hello everyone! I am daneva, and I am 4'11 as well. at the moment, I am 182 pounds, and I need to be 120 to be healthy for my height :/ I did lost up to 172lbs while at school (i'm in college) but once summer started, i let go of eating healthy and working out. So now, I have to lose the weight I gained back, and then lose even more! :) We all can do it, I know, so lets keep going, and reach our goals!
Soooo happy to have found this board. I have been on SP for a bout 2 years and have been missing out! My name is Aimy, I'm 5'2" and I'm trying to lose some weight that I've had on me for about 7 years. Glad to have found a group that I have so much in common with. I'm here for support and I'll definitely be seeking it Of course I'll be cheering you all on as well!
current weight: 151.5
Fitness Minutes: (23,171) Posts: 2,127 7/12/11 11:19 A
Hi my name is Jen. I'm 5'1" and 127lbs. My goal weight is around 120lbs. I want to keep my curves just tone everything up.
"If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves." -Thomas Edison
current weight: 133.0
Posts: 243 7/9/11 11:27 P
WE are NOT short...the rest of the world is just to tall. Hi all...I am cathy from Idaho. I am 5' 1. I got my growth spurt after I graduated from high school (a long long time ago) I was 4 10 on that day. I don't mind being short except every pound shows and homes are built with the shelves to high to reach. I look forward to sharing stories of success and motivation with this group.
Strive not to be well known... but to be worth knowing.
Watch me GO! Not grow.
If GOD is your co-pilot, change seats.
Pounds lost: 65.0
Posts: 257 7/4/11 9:06 A
Hey y'all. I am 4'10" and usually proud of it! lol. I am 32 and I weigh 203 currently. As I know us cute short people are all aware, that much weight on little bitty bodies is just not healthy. And I know I am not heatlhy. In fact I am so not healthy that it is scary! But hopefully I have come to the right place to change all that. Glad to be here with some other fun, cute short people!
You can if you will.
"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." ~John Bingham, runner, speaker, writer
"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can". ~unknown
"Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase" ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
current weight: 168.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,300) Posts: 37 6/29/11 8:19 P
Hey I'm Casey. Still kinda awkward over the posting thing, but i'll get used to it. It's so nice/motivating to see that there is a group for fellow vertically challenged people! I'm 5'2 and I am currently 162- trying to lose 40 by november so I can feel better about trying on wedding dresses.
current weight: 159.8
Fitness Minutes: (1,883) Posts: 701 6/26/11 2:03 P
My name is Heather. I am 32. I am 5'2. My husband is 6'4.
I have struggled with my weight pretty much my whole life. Although it has only been this bad for about the last 10 years. Over the last couple of years I have lost 30 pounds. I am shooting for 60 more by the end of this year.
current weight: 200.6
Fitness Minutes: (830) Posts: 12 6/26/11 3:18 A
Hi! I'm 23 and I'm around 4'11" depending on who is doing the measuring. I've been heavy since I was 8 years old, so I don't really know if I've got a small frame, a large frame, or something in between under all this weight. I'm completely afraid that I'm going to lose all my weight only to find out that I'm built like a man! (I've already got a football player worthy torso at the moment! )
I'm happy with my height for the most part, but like you've all been saying - when you're this short, every lb shows up looking like 5lbs. But remember, the reverse is true as well! For every little bit us fun sized people shed, there's a huge difference in appearance!
Edited by: RAESIAHNA at: 6/26/2011 (03:19)
current weight: 163.4
Fitness Minutes: (2,016) Posts: 78 6/25/11 5:00 P
Hi there, my name is Fran and I'm 5'2. I seem always to be some inches shorter to get stuff on the shelves. i used to live in an apt where everything seemed to be designed for someone 6ft high, but I recently moved and the new house has a second floor with a very short space between the floor and the roof and I just fit perfectly in there, so I'm very very happy of my height right now!
current weight: 143.0
Fitness Minutes: (402) Posts: 4 6/20/11 1:58 P
I am a wife, mom and teacher. I am also 5'1. If I were 5'7 my weight would be perfect. But it doesn't work that way. I am tired of being unhappy about my weight so now I need to do something about it.
current weight: 139.0
Posts: 416 6/8/11 2:31 P
Hello everyone! My name is Nicole, and I'm 5'2" tall. My husband is like 6'2.5". Of course both of my children are giagantic, and always have been, so that doesn't help. In my family you're either very tall, or very short. So my brother his over 6' and most of my cousins are over 6', (including one of my female cousins), and last month my 12 year old niece noticed that she is now taller than me. It kind of makes me feel like I need a step stool to participate in the conversation. Ha ha!
Last week I went to buy running shoes and the sales person told me, "The lucky thing is that you can wear KID sizes, and kids shoes are usually much cheaper!" with a big smile. My husband was standing there, so of course that gave him plenty of amo for the teasing. Overall I think it's fun to be short. But I hate how the extra weight is so noticable!
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anais Nin
current weight: 157.6
Posts: 11 6/8/11 1:43 P
hi everyone! i'm 5'1 and a half. definitely don't mind being short but i really hate how obvious it makes a weight gain of even a couple of pounds! i have a really really small frame so while my weight in numbers isn't super high, it looks like way too much on me. i also find it really hard to lose--is this a short thing?
anyways, really happy to be here and to meet all of you!
current weight: 133.0
Posts: 6 6/7/11 12:47 P
Hello! I'm 5 feet tall. Been the same height since I was 14 so I guess I missed my growth spurt! I don't mind being short but carrying this extra weight is not fun. Looking to lose about 40 pounds by Halloween. Need motivation so drop me a 'short' note!
current weight: 165.0
Fitness Minutes: (45,875) Posts: 376 6/6/11 2:07 P
I'm 5'2 3/4" (can't leave off the 3/4") but I feel really short mainly because my boyfriend is 6' and my 13 year old sister is only a few inches away from being taller than me!
March Minutes: 1,231
Fitness Minutes: (10,379) Posts: 848 5/20/11 6:44 P
Hey everyone!!! I'm Pam, I'm 5'2 and currently 192.4 pounds. My heaviest was 196. I have been gaining and lossing for years. I love being short!! I'm married with 2 daughters 19&16. My family is very supportive. Stop by my page for more info. Pam
Don't squander time, it's what life is made of!
current weight: 197.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,225) Posts: 293 5/19/11 6:14 P
Hi everyone: I'm 5'1" I use to be 5'1 3/4" but I'm 52 and I guess I'm shrinking with age. I've been married for 32 years, have 2 daughters ages 27 and 25, and I'm currently unemployed so I have lots of time to work on me for a change. I have 36 more pounds to lose. I'm menopausal so its coming off of me like granite, I'm losing 4 lb per month its so discouraging when others who are taller lose faster. My husband is doing this with me and he's lost 31 lb already. Oh well, I've rambled enough I'm less than I was in January and thats what matters.
Quote: It's not where you are today that counts. It's where you are headed. Arthur F. Lenehan
current weight: 166.0
Fitness Minutes: (721) Posts: 5 5/17/11 1:50 A
I am 5' 2 3/4" and have to loose about 40 lbs. My fiance is 6'4" so I am reminded everyday of how short I am, but I love it. :)
Fitness Minutes: (5,547) Posts: 103 5/14/11 5:48 A
Hi my name is Janet and I'm 5'1. was looking around the groups and found this place so had to join.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 53 5/13/11 11:05 A
Hi! My name is Elisabeth and I am 4'11''. I've been on SP for over two years, but just found this group! Nice to know there are so many shorties out there like me
current weight: 153.2
Posts: 3,340 5/11/11 10:40 A
Hi, I'm Lisa and I'm 5' tall. It's great to have a team for us who are vertically challenged. I feel the challenge every day at work; I work at a cattle feed lot and the pay loader and feed trucks that I operate just don't fit my height. It's interesting to see the difference in goal weights between those on this team and those on some of the other teams. My goal weight is 120, but that is what I weighed in high school and thought I was fat then. IDK! Lisa
Lisa Leader: Spark Nebraska - The Official Team
current weight: 133.6
Posts: 46 5/7/11 11:50 P
Hi... I am 5ft2 and a wife, mother and full time student I have yo-yoed my way past the weight I lost while dieting so I don't want to diet anymore I want to make a lifestyle changes for me and my family.
Start 173 G1- 163 G2- 153 G3- 142 G4- 133 G5- 123
current weight: 166.0
Fitness Minutes: (515) Posts: 71 5/5/11 12:57 A
Hi...I just join the team. My name is Marie and I am here for support and motivation in all areas. I wear a size 20 and I have a closet full of clothes size 10. Wow what did I do to myself. I am so ready to lose all this..... I am giving myself a year from today to reach that celebration date. That's my main goal. The reality of it all is I CAN DO THIS and I WILL.
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 4 5/4/11 7:42 P
I've yoyo-ed a lot, and I've finally lost weight the right way - not starvation or "exercise bulimia" but just by eating the right foods and staying active. I'm 5'2 (or so) and went from 145 at my highest to a hovering 118 these days. I'm trying to figure out how to assess what my "ideal" weight is. I've stagnated, but I'd really like to be at the lower end of my weight range - around 105 - 110 or so! How do you decide which weight is right for you? Also, any tips on getting those last 10 lbs off in a healthy, maintainable way? In the past, the last 10 lbs have been my downfall... I get to 107 and then end up gaining it all back! How do you know once you've gotten there- when to be satisfied with your weight loss rather than trying to get to this perfect body? Private message me if you have tips!
current weight: 117.0
Posts: 43 4/27/11 9:34 A
Hi all, I'm 5'1, thought I was 5'2 but apparently not :( Maybe I shrank since I turned 40 (I'm almost 42) I wouldn't mind the height if wasn't so hard to take the weight off. When I run calorie calculators they tell me I need to be eating under 1200 calories *eeks* And of course every extra pound really shows. I'm trying to get down to 140 lbs. Even though its above what I should be, I think I could live with that.
Start weight 164 First goal less than 160 reached 10/5/12 Goal 2 under 155 ? Goal 3 under 150 ? Goal 4 target weight?
current weight: 162.0
Posts: 396 4/23/11 9:54 A
Hello. I am 5 ft tall and 36 years old. I'm a single mom with 3 girls. I'm not really looking to lose anymore weight. Just looking to maintain and it will be nice to talk to people that can relate to being short and weight. Most people hear my weight and think I must have an eating disorder or be unhealthy.
current weight: 111.6
Fitness Minutes: (1,728) Posts: 27 4/13/11 9:43 A
Hello, I am Dawn, I am a 37 year old mother of 2 middle school boys. I am here because I am 5' 1.75" & would like to be healthy & fit by the lastest July 16th for a wedding, I have been working out but my weight is not budging. I lost 2.6lbs & 2 weeks ago & now nothing. I am trying to figure this out by doing different exercises. My oldest also challenged me to a run a 5K with him by summer/fall. I just started training this week. SInce I have never run before I am starting out with a 8 week program to get me running then I will be doing 8 weeks to a 5K.
Pounds lost: 6.6
Fitness Minutes: (1,216) Posts: 3 4/11/11 10:33 P
Hello! I am Rah. 19 years old, and 5'3. I always say "I'm not THAT short!" but I do feel pretty dang tiny most of the time. My main goal for fitness is to build muscle, however I would LOVE to have a nicer butt, and lose the chub off my legs. I'm a size.. 12 in juniors, I believe. I'd love to be a size 8. I do weigh in the 120 range though, so I am afraid of losing too much. Anyway, before I ramble on too much more.. hello!
Posts: 106 4/10/11 7:03 P
Hi, I have been on SP for about a year now and while, the scales hasn't moved due to my horrible binge eating, I have become a regular exerciser. I am hoping to get my eating under control in the coming months. I am 5" 2" and have always been "solid". But I am tired of being a solid 180, I want to be a solid 140!
One day at a time.....
current weight: 185.0
Posts: 412 4/10/11 1:24 P
Hey all! I'm 5'0" and I've been on Spark for awhile now, but just found your team!! I'm hoping to lose another 10-15lbs. I just joined the 28-Day Bootcamp Challenge and am looking forward to some results!!
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (14,162) Posts: 980 4/8/11 1:34 P
My entire life I was told I was 5'2" tall (nurses, etc) and then last year found out that I am really 5'3".
SOO...I am 5'3" and just made the cutoff!
I'm Jessica and have been an sp member for almost 4 years. I love it here :)
current weight: 144.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,792) Posts: 595 4/8/11 10:43 A
5'3, just made the cutoff for the team.
Hi I'm Michele!!
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover. — Mark Twain
This is my life, not a rehearsal!
Gold medals don't make champions . . . hard work does.
current weight: 191.0
Fitness Minutes: (9,201) Posts: 31 3/31/11 5:38 P
Hi Everyone! New to Sparkpeople and getting back on track. I am soooo ready to get off this diet rollercoaster :) This time it's for life!
Best wishes to everyone in their weightloss journey ahead!
I'm Amy from Texas and I'm 5'1 and 1/2". I've been married for 3 1/2 years and I'm really wanted to get FIT! I've gained over 100 pounds since 2003 when I started dating my husband. (that was really scary to admit) I'm always trying to lose weight, but it never stays off. I give up before I get very far. Now I'm wanted to be Healthy. It's not about the weight anymore.
Pounds lost: 10.6
Fitness Minutes: (9,419) Posts: 826 3/27/11 4:07 P
Welcome to both of you! This is a great team!
Start BMI 40.9
Pacific Daylight Savings Time for my Cat Friends.
Happiness is a state of activity. - Aristotle
Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (35,723) Posts: 4,754 3/26/11 6:48 P
Howdy all! My name is Tracey. I will be married for 2 years in August. I am a mother of 3, 2 sons (1 that will be 21 in October and 1 that will be 11 in May) and a daughter that will be 9 in May. I am 4'10" and my husband is 6'2". My mother had a stroke in September and it provided me with a reality check and I knew I needed to get my groove back. I had a few weeks where my head really wasn't in the game, but I have now lost 10.8 pounds. I'm excited to be a part of this team!
Take Care and God bless,
current weight: 187.8
Fitness Minutes: (46,413) Posts: 4,508 3/22/11 4:53 P
Hi, my name is Angelia and I am excited to join this team..I am the shortest out of all my sisters and brothers..but I am ok with it..my hubby calls me shorty..I am not happy with the weight I have gained over the past 5 years..(200lbs) on a short frame..not good at all..because with it..I had a silent heart attack, bad knees, just a few to name..but since I joined Sparkpeople..I have lost some weight, I am eating healthier,exercise daily and my heart and knees are great..I am so happy I found this site and I am happy to join this team..5'3 and under rocks..Good luck everyone!
You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow(YOU CHOOSE)
current weight: 166.0
Posts: 627 3/21/11 1:27 P
Hi, I'm Martha (height 5' 1-1/2" [don't forget that 1/2" lol]). Happy to be part of this Team. I am really grateful for this website and all the marvelous resources it offers! Wishing everyone a fabulous and healthy spring!
Pounds lost: 14.5
Fitness Minutes: (344) Posts: 12 3/21/11 1:09 P
Hello! I'm 4 ft 11 and so glad to have found this group! Who knew there were so many of us out there - LOL! I can relate to so many of you - I was once 190 lbs. I am goiong to post a picture on my page. I was able to get down to 140 about 2 years ago doing a very low-carb, high protein diet. I gained almost 20 lbs back this past year and am so ready for this roller coaster ride to be over. It is great to know that there is so much support out there! :)
Posts: 132 3/20/11 4:53 P
Hi everybody, Someone said lower down that they though being on a team and checking in regularly would be good for motivation. I agree, we need support and it is different when you are smaller. I feel even a little extra weight proportionally looks more. But I've a good bit to lose. I currently around 149 and hoping to get to 119. I'm about 5'1" I'm eating mostly very low carb. Want to do more exercise but I'm partly hampered by an unresolved injury. i need to get out there and do what I can Louise
current weight: 158.0
Fitness Minutes: (11,150) Posts: 141 3/18/11 12:39 P
Hi Everyone! My name is Michele and I am 4'11 and currently at 181 lbs and just decided to look for a team for "short" people, or as my boyfriend calls us Vertically Challenged.
I have been having a difficult time loosing the lbs, however the inches are falling off all around me, which keeps me motivated and encouraged that the scale will eventually catch up. I try to stay between 1300 and 1500 for calories with higher protein and less carbs. I have recently been watching my sodium intake as well and have been able to knock that down between 1500-2300mg per day which i am very proud of and i think that has made a difference as well.
I do excersize consistently about 5 times a week (2 days are 60 min of ST with personal trainer and then 30 cardio) and the other 3 days are ST on my own with 35-45 min of cardio. Yes, i am aware that muscle weighs more than fat, therefore i am not as upset with the scale moving since i have been increasing weights and doing a lot of ST. Sometimes i do wonder if i need to eat more, however since im so short im thinking i dont! I have lost about 5 inches in my waist/4 in my thights/2 in hips and 3 in arms....I can't wait to measure again!
Looking forward to being a part of this team!!
current weight: 164.0
Fitness Minutes: (21,060) Posts: 2,422 3/16/11 1:30 P
Hello everyone! My name is Theresa. I am 26 years old. I'm currently 5'0" and 189 lbs. I recently had my first child on January 4, 2011. I am still trying to lose the pregnancy weight plus about 20-30lbs of pre-pregnancy weight. I live in Ohio. I have been a member of Spark since 2008. I've lost weight then gained it back, because I was not focused. I'm determined to lose the weight and keep it off. I need to be healthy, not only for myself but for my daughter as well.
-Theresa, Cleveland, OH ~Mommy to a beautiful little girl~
"God will never give me more than I can handle"
current weight: 166.0
Posts: 299 3/16/11 5:32 A
Hello! My name is Angel andI'm 5' 0". I just celebrated my 2nd anniversary with my wonderful husband and I have a 6 year old son and a 14 year old stepdaughter. I have always been on the heavy side, but really started gaining steadily in 1999. That was the year I moved from PA to FL and away from my 2 workout buddies- my mom and a friend from work. Without someone checking on my progress and expecting me at workouts, I let myself go. That's one of the things I love about SP- accountability! My weight got worse and worse as I went through watching my mom fight breast cancer from 900 miles away, having a baby in 2004, and then going through a divorce in 2007. But now I have the support and encouragement I need from my husband and I'm ready to finally take all this extra weight off for the last time!
"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
current weight: 165.2
Fitness Minutes: (48,157) Posts: 291 3/15/11 11:35 A
Hi I'm Angie and I am 5' 1/2". I have always been short and I am ok with that. They say big things come in small packages, lol. I have always been overweight. I remember being the fat short girl in school. I started my SP journey in April of 2010 at 180 lbs after finishing college and having two kids with four step kids. I have a desk job and I noticed that the weight kept slowly packing on with not moving as much during the day. I have lost 38 lbs so far, but I have been on a plateau for a couple of months. I have a goal weight of 125 which will give me a healthy BMI! I can remember being weighed in for a physical at school in Junior High to join track and I was at 130 lbs then and in high school I was at 155-160 easy. I am going to get to my goal by continuing to exercise and running as well as eating healthy as a family! I am very thankful to find this team!
Angie aka WortheyMom Central Time
March Minutes: 1,195
Posts: 29 3/14/11 7:55 A
Hi. I am 5' 1" and I am very excited to have found a group that can relate to the joys and challenges of being on the petite side of life. I am the mother of 3 grown sons and live and work in south Alabama. My weight has gone up and down over the years and I know that is not healthy. I would like to reach my goal weight and stay there. I am looking forward to the group's motivation and suggestions.
current weight: 145.0
Posts: 38 3/13/11 1:35 A
Hey everybody, just joined up with this team- figured it be nice to chat with other petite partners who know what a pain in the butt it is to lose weight because of our size -__-
I've been constantly on and off this site for years now, and I figured that I should not only join a team, but actually be an "active"member of it...as in sign up and post something everyday or two.
I'm hoping that with support and encouragement from others, it will be that final push I need to help me reach my goals!
There is no failure except in no longer trying. -Elbert Hubbard
current weight: 120.0
Posts: 79 3/6/11 3:17 P
I am 4'11" and currently at 130.
I've never had a problem being short - my mom fully prepared me for the taunts I was likely to get at school (she's only 5'0"). So, when I started elementary school, I already had a pocket full of comebacks to the short jokes. As a result, my height has never really held me back or been at the forefront of my mind.
I was thin when I was younger, without even trying - my mom made healthy meals and I was always on the go with something, though I've never been athletic. I'm trying to change that and would like to get into being outdoorsy and athletic with the coming spring!
65 Days until: The Kid Gets Here!
Posts: 172 3/5/11 12:45 P
hi, nice to meet you all! my name is Carol, I live in the Midwest. Married, 2 grown sons (who live with us so they can pay off college debt) But the head of the house is our 10 month old kitty! this is my second go-round with SP and with significant weight loss. Looking forward to getting to know you!
Carol "Save the Earth--It's the only planet with chocolate!"
Pounds lost: 47.0
Posts: 103 3/2/11 8:07 P
My name is Shawna and I am 5 foot 2 inches. I currently reside and work in central CA.
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