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6/3/12 1:52 P

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Hello, everyone! My name is Tiffany and I stand at 5'0" tall. I was excited to see that this group existed, especially because it's difficult to find individuals that are right around my height. I currently live right outside of Chicago, IL but I'm planning on moving to the Phoenix area in July. My current goals are to eat healthier (and keep up with it for longer than a week!), tone those muscles, and lose 10 pounds. I look forward to getting to know you all and providing you with support during your journey!

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6/1/12 2:58 P

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Hello, I am Pamela, working on becoming the 'new Pamela'. I was last at my target weight (healthy bmi in 1999) waaaay too long ago. The weight has crept up on me so slowly I didn't realize how bad it had gotten. I have an amazing awesome hubby and he is very health conscious. He is my inspiration. However, inspiration alone didn't cause me to lose weight. So here I am trying to learn new tricks from similar minded folks. I really wish there was some calorie counter that took into account height. I really cannot believe my calorie target is 1200-1500 when I'm trying to lose pounds. I'm thinking 900-1100 is more realistic, but instead of arguing I am living by the plan, losing very very very slowly, and really focusing on making this a lifestyle change. Thanks for being here!

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5/29/12 1:41 A

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Hi all, my name is Michelle and I am 5'2. I have been with this team for a while but haven't introduced myself. I live in Kent, Washington, am married and have 3 children. I have been homeschooling them for the past 10 years. I want to lose about 40 lbs. SparkPeople is helping me do that. It has been pretty slow so far but that's ok.

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5/28/12 10:50 A

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I'm Brittany, and I'm 5'3 and 136 lbs. I was always really skinny until I met my now-husband 2 1/2 years ago. I gained about 20 lbs. since 2009, after my first year of grad school. I don't know what changed to make that happen, but I'm ready to be gorgeous for my husband again!

Like most (all?) of us wonderfully short women, I have a damn hard time finding pants too! I end up wearing skirts a lot out of frustration. I look forward to sharing those frustrations with you all and learning how to continue dealing with my vertical challenge!

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5/17/12 6:02 A

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Hi!
My name is Vanessa and I'm 5'1 around 130 lbs. I'd like to lose around 10 lbs - or whatever amount of weight gets me down to the size where I feel and look good. I love exercising but am a picky eater so I have a harder time getting a variety of healthy foods in. Strength training (and feeling/looking strong) is something I enjoy, so I have no dreams of getting down close to 100 pounds.

Looking forward to getting some ideas and support from others who know what a difference 5 pounds can make on an itty bitty body frame!

With persistence and a positive attitude, anything is possible!


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5/15/12 8:54 P

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Hello Everyone! emoticon

I'm Cin, I'm new to this awesome team but not to SP, I am 5'0" and currently 161 lbs. I've been this weight for a few years now, I can't seem to stick to any plan i map out. I'm hoping interacting with active groups will keep me motivated :) I can't wait to get to know everyone and maybe motivate everyone as You all are already motivating me!

Cin =(~.^)=
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5/14/12 12:04 A

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Hi everyone, I'm Karen and 5'3" with shrinking a tad with being in my 50's! I'm so glad to find this team. How fun to relate to others that are short also in stature. My husband is 6'6", so yeah, you get the picture. A cute couple for sure! ha! I started SP in August of 2011 and have gotten almost 50# off total with 12 of those pounds before SP. I never thought I could ever lose weight any more with especially being on Prednisone for my Rheumatoid Arthritis, but I'm finding out that I actually can with stepping up on the moving around and eating more freggies and whole grains, lean proteins, etc. I love the program, it's just a matter of doing it. It seems to be more attainable for me with the food tracker and everything else and all this doesn't cost anything! That was the killer before with WW around 10 times and spending all that money and gaining it all back plus every time!! I'm hoping to lose 40# more, because I have to for my health. Diabetes is rampant in my family. My sister died of type 2, age 54 and that broke my heart, but it also go me more serious about myself!!

I'm starting my ticker over with going low carb.

"Little by little whittling my middle!"

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5/11/12 8:34 A

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wow, spark really does have a team for everything - and everyone! i'm susan, 60 years young, and somewhere around 5'1" or 2" - not really sure, but it fits the bill. i was thin (105 lbs or less) until i hit 30, then had to work to stay around 107 through my 40s, but when i started working at the computer all day in my late 40s, the pounds started piling on - 162 at my worst. since then, it's been the yoyo, up and down a few times. in jan 2011 i hit my goal of 111, bought great clothes, and then went up again by summer of 2011 so they did not fit anymore. i had been on SP since 2006, but did not really participate until march this year. since then i have dropped about 10 lbs, and have just a few more lbs left until i hit the 111 goal - but since this has worked so well, i have a new sneaky goal, 108 lbs, behind there. we shall see!

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5/3/12 4:02 P

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hello everyone! my name is Ashley and I recently joined sparkpeople. i'm 5' 3" on a good day. i LOVE running!!! I try to do a 5k once a month and am hoping to do a half marathon within the next year. i'm about to join my local runners club also. I was brought to sparkpeople because I want to lose about 20lbs. I have crohn's disease and gastroparesis (paralyzed stomach) and ran a 5K a week before I was diagnosed so I feel like i can do anything! I hope to find a group thats supportive and encouraging!



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5/3/12 9:44 A

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I'm Ruthie, a tall 5'3". I retired from teaching last June, I should lose 50 lbs but would be happy to lose 30. I am married for decades, have an empty nest, love my life but can't seem to make the changes necessary to lose some weight. I learned how to sew so that I could shorten clothes and I have no sympathy for tall people who complain about not being able to find pants that are long enough.... :)

Be gentle with yourself as you learn something new.


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4/25/12 4:35 P

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Hey everyone! I'm 19 years old and 5'1" (or well, close enough.) I weigh somewhere around 140 right now. My highest weight was 170 and for a bit, I was at 132-ish but I had about two months of being discouraged and not exercising and I'm back up on the scale again. I really need to work on consistency and not carb-binge eating when I'm sad (so I say, but I just had a bad day and had peanut butter toast... sigh). If anyone needs someone to kick them in the butt or if you wanna kick someone ELSE in the butt, just add me! I'm an open book!

"What after all are these churches now if they are not the tombs and sepulchers of God?"

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4/12/12 7:22 A

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Shout out to my fellow shorties!

I'm Gina, I'm new to the team but I've been Sparking since 2010. I'm 5'2 and I've been stuck right around 140 pounds for too many months now. I'm trying to shed those last 10-15 pounds of fat that are keeping me rolly, polly, and squishier than I want to be. 130 sounds heavy for a target weight on a 5'2 frame but I'm carrying around a good bit of muscle these days. :)

Looking forward to getting to know you all!

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3/27/12 1:19 P

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Welcome!!!

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3/27/12 7:56 A

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Hi everyone! My name is Ash. I'm 4'8". I feel like the smallest one here. I'm grateful to have stumbled upon this Spark Team.
Have a great day!

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2/16/12 12:50 A

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Hi I'm Lucinda 5'1(use to be 5'3) and weigh around 140-145. Last year I weighed around 110 until I had my hysterectomy in February and over the next few months gained 30 pounds! I've been on SP for about 6 months and my first goal this year is to get healthier then go for the weight lose. I have to eat gluten free which is a challenge in it's self on a small budget with all the prepared food being very expensive. I do believe between the 2, SP and gluten free I should be able to loose some weight. Also started some strength training 3 days a week and of course the daily walks with my yorkie Toruk. Glad to join the site. Lucinda

I will do my best to meet and surpass my goal. Never stop learning or trying to achieve success. Never give up keep plugging away. If it is to be it's up to me. .


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2/8/12 12:43 P

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Hi All! I'm new. I'm 5'0" and between 130-132. My goal weight is 120 lbs. Looking to gain the motivation I need to lose the weignt through Spark People. Add me if you like.

"Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow."
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1/17/12 5:39 P

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Hello! I'm Christal and I am 5' 1.25" but claim 5'2". I look 5'2" with my shoes on. I am 33, weigh 250 something, last time I knew was 255 last month at the dr's appt. Yes, I am going to gain a little bit of weight due to OB, but who says that I can not be healthy? I am fighting with COE/BED, whichever you whatever you want to call it, since 1989, at the age of 11. This ain't something I can live the rest of my life with. I am a grown woman with one, fixing to be 2 kids and need to live for them. Well, that is a bit and piece about me.

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1/15/12 6:18 A

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Hi all,
I'm happy to find this group! I'm 37, 4'10", and currently weigh 140. I'd like to be closer to 125 by the start of the summer and I'm following the 17 Day Diet. I only found SP about 2 months ago and have really found it a great resource. I certainly gained most of my weight over the last few years, eating out a lot and enjoying an active social life (which often includes a lot of Wine). I'm trying to curb that by eating at home and staying away from wine, sugar and other refined carbs.

I have lived in Hong Kong for the last four years and originally from the states. Love living here!




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1/12/12 10:08 A

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hello everyone,
i'm catherine. 4'11"... have always said dynamite comes in small packages. i was a teacher for 30 years. retired for 1.5 years now and love love love my freedom. my students always said, " i didn't realize you were that short." and i would respond, "because i walk tall!"

i am 161lbs and on the dukan diet heading down to 136 goal weight.

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1/11/12 9:33 P

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I'm Linda from Florida, and I'm back!

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12/19/11 4:21 P

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Yay a team for people as my mother used to say "I'm not fat I'm under tall"-she had a Garfield night shirt with that printed on it or as I say "People whose legs don't go all the way up". I took after her-short and fat-need to loose 45 lbs

Bonnie from KY
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12/12/11 5:44 P

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Hi team,

I'm Cindy. I am 4'8" - I currently weigh 118 and need to get to 103, per my doctor's instructions. (15 lbs? I thought she would say 5ish) LOL

I'm hoping to find some friends who like to work out. Most of mine are lazy smokers. If you live in N. Dallas area and are looking for a Spark Buddy I'm available. (Oh, and you have to be a woman...no male buddies! LOL)

Thanks for hosting this group!
Cindy

"Don't tell God how big your storm is. Tell the storm how big your God is."


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12/9/11 7:50 P

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Hi I'm Lavender and I am 5'2 and 149lbs . My goal weight is 125 which I haven't weighed since highschool and I am determined to get back down to that weight with a lot of hard work and determination.

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass... It's about learning how to dance in the rain.

A strong woman is one who is able to smile this morning like she wasn't crying last night.

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on your way!" - Dr. Seuss


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11/18/11 7:41 A

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Hi I'm new . I am 5'2 and 152.4lbs. That may not seem that big but because of being so short I learned that the highest I should way is 137 so I am trying to get below that so that I can be at a healthy weight for my height according to the charts.

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
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11/16/11 12:08 P

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Hi, my name is Tammy. I am 5'2" and 337lbs.. I have been on sp for 3mos and lost 27lbs so far... I love the teams, support, challenges, and trackers.. sp has really made a difference in my life.. I look forward to being an active part of the team...

Edited by: MORETHENAMOM39 at: 11/16/2011 (12:09)

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11/11/11 9:48 P

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Hi all! I've been on SP for a few months now, but only recently found this group. I'm 5'2" (well, actually 5'1 and 3/4 an inch, but I like to round up ;) and 36 years old. I need to lose at least 40 more pounds before making it to my goal of 120-125. I exercise at least 5 days a week (2 days of Zumba, 2 days of Jazzercise, 1 day of walking with my husband) and eat about 1200-1300 calories a day (as per SP) but tend to lose weight kind of slowly.

I'm glad that I found a whole group of people who are near my height, and I'm looking forward to chatting with you all! :)

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11/11/11 7:27 A

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I am Judy- Been a member of SP for a couple years however just become pretty regular in the past month. During my 13 yr tumultuous, abusive marriage I packed on a great deal of weight. My 5'1 frame carried a very ugly 177lbs. Post divorce and with a great deal of healing my inner self, I began to work on dropping some weight through exercise and strength training. I made it down to 123lbs but made the mistake of becaming complacent. Found out the hard way that maintaining weight also takes some work.
Over time, due to unforeseen and overwhelming stresses the weight crept back on. Before I knew it I was back up to 164.
As a single mom of 4, I learned there is little in this life that we have complete control of however our weight is something we have within ourselves to improve.
My last weigh in, I was at 147. My 1st goal is to be at 130 by March 1st, 2012 but ideally I would love 120. I am trying not to be a slave to the scale but rather how I feel.
Absolutely loving this site!

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11/1/11 3:42 P

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HI! Im am new to this team (but not new with sparkpeople). I have been a longtime spark people member. I started at 176 and am now down to 158. I am 5 feet and every "extra" pound is seen easily on my small frame. My trouble areas are my legs and stomach.My goal weight is anywhere between 120-115. My dream goal is 110. Glad I found this team!

-Name: Devon
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emoticon Hi, I'm Cheri and I am 5 foot 2 . I weight 155 now but am trying to lose at least 5lbs before becoming pregnant with our second child. I got to over 200 lbs last pregnancy and I started that one at 165lbs so I am trying to change my bad habits now so that I will already be practicing good ones by the time I am pregnant with my second child. My ultimate goal weight is anywhere between 125 and 135lbs. Hope to be there by the time I am 36. That gives me a year and a half and if I don't let myself gain too much weight during the next pregnancy then it should be possible.

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Hi all my name is Denise but go by 1bugzzy on here i am 5'3 and my current weight is 129 all my weight is carried on my lower half of my body.
I am trying to lose fat and tone up .
I do workout 5 days a week sometime 6 .
I have been on sparks since 6 /18/ 2007 and been battling with the weight up and down .
And i am 50 yrs young.

To be strong and focused in all i do .
and never say never.
Also i can do anything through Christ our Lord and Savior Amen Thank you
JESUS!!
I also tell myself i will control the weight the weight doesn't control me!!


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Hi Cineweenie, I'm Brooke. We have about the same goals. I'm finding Spark to be a really good motivator, full of great information. I hope you enjoy it here - we can do it!



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10/11/11 9:49 P

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I'm 5 foot 1 inch and 180 pounds and will turn 50 on Sunday. I was 112 in my twenties and gained a lot very slowly after age 30 (it kind of snuck up on me!). I'm a medical transcriptionist for the past 15 years. I'm married and have 2 dogs, 5 cats, and an iguana. I'm trying to lose 50 pounds. Thats the last weight I can remember looking good in clothes! even though not so good out of them! I think its sad that I sometimes see before and after pictures and think the before pictures aren't so bad hehe

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10/8/11 9:49 P

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Hi everyone : ) My name is Denise. I am 46 and 5' 1"....mother of 2 young adult women, and have a 5 1/2 yr old granddaughter. I am celebrating my 29th wedding anniversary today. I was never overweight as a child, but have spent my entire adult life battling weight gain/loss. I lost 45 lbs eight years ago...and have slowly gained it all back, and then some. I have depression and anxiety which I am prescribed medication for. I have tried at least 9 different anti-depressants and they all stop working after a while even when the dosage is increased. I am currently taking 40 mg Paxil and I believe this has caused recent weight gain as I have continued to eat healthy and exercise. Back to my Dr. next week to discuss this and have complete blood workup to see if there are any underlying issues I am not aware of. I also have severe hearing loss which began eight years ago. It is a hereditary condition which has become considerably worse. Without my hearing instrument I have 95% loss in right ear and 85% loss in left. This also contributes to my depression and anxiety. I am tired of trying new medication...but I am hoping my Dr. will prescribe something that will not cause weight gain no matter what I do. I suspect I could have some hormonal issues as I had a hysterectomy eight years ago, and one ovary was left...I wonder if it has stopped producing enough hormones...we shall see. I think entirely too much...LOL...I just want to get to the bottom of this and feel good again. I currently weigh 190 lbs, which I have not weighed in 25 years...that alone depresses me...but I will try to be positive every day and continue to work on my goal of reaching 120 lbs. One day at a time! : )

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10/7/11 3:50 P

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My name is Susan. I'm 5'1 and just turned 50. I'm REALLY having trouble losing another 15#'s. I would like to weigh 115#'s--started @ 189. I just can't seem to move down and I'm hoping for any advice from other petites and in peri-menopause! ha!



Susan--wife to Dennis and mom to 8 super blessings.

"You either sacrifice today to reach tomorrow's goals, or you give up your dreams in favor of the fleeting comfort that's distracting you." Dave Griffin

"I'm a simple Jesus girl on a journey to finding deeper motivation than just a number on my scale for getting and staying healthy." Lysa Terkeurst


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My name is Celina, I'm 25yrs old and 5'3". I'm proportioned with a pear shape, I carry majority of my weight in my thighs and hips and then the remainder ends up on my midsection....I'm currently 155 lbs....and my goal is 120lbs, which is perfect for my height!! I joined SP in April 2008 when I was the exact same weight I am now, I did lose weight, I went down to 134lbs and stayed there for 2 years....until last year when 17 credit hours at college, 37 hours/week at work and a boyfriend that was nearly 700 miles away. I got very depressed being so far away from my boyfriend that I lost motivation and energy to workout and just focused on my schoolwork. At work we were so busy because of reduced hours that I didn't have the energy for much of anything when I came home. So, all my hard work at school paid off, I was awarded my Bachelor's of Science in Biomedical Sciences. So now, all I have to focus on is work.....and getting back into shape! I have difficulty staying motivated so I have made 2 goals this week that are fairly easy to stick to....exercise consistently 6 days this week, and since I'm doing 20-30 minutes of light walking with incline with my ifit workout card it should be fairly easy to stick to 6 days of exercise this week and my 2nd goal is no candy this week....at all!

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My name is Tracey. I've been part of SP for years, and part of this Team for a while, but haven't known how to introduce myself. I am 35, and somewhere between 4'7 and 5'0. I'm hard to measure because my legs are different lengths, I have scoliosis, and I can't stand. So, that's why the uncertainty as to my height. Anyway, in December 2009, I weighed 210 pounds, my highest weight. I lost 60 pounds and went down to 140, but have regained about 10-20 of it, so I am about 150-160. My goal is to get down anywhere between 120-140. My doctor says 120 is the healthiest weight, but I've weighed in at 140 in the past and felt and looked great, so my first goal is to get back to 140. After that, anything else is a bonus! Since I use a wheelchair for mobility, and recently started using a motorized chair, exercise can be hard to come by... especially cardio. Right now I'm having some issues with my teeth, so I can't eat a lot of fruits and veggies. So, until I get all that sorted out (sometime this month) I am mostly focusing on improving my mental health. I have started doing deep breathing exercises on a daily basis (or at least trying to do them daily), and I have been trying to do more of the things that make me happy: namely crocheting, spending more time with my two best friends, and I just started taking walks down the walking path near our building. It's not giving me any exercise, but it is making a difference in my attitude, so that is a good start. Looking forward to getting to no everyone.

The wrinkles in our life create the wrinkles on our face. The wrinkles on our face portray the attitude we carry about the wrinkles in our life. That is why it is important to learn to laugh at the wrinkles in life. Laugh wrinkles look better than frown wrinkles!


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9/23/11 4:56 A

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Hi Everyone! I'm brand new here. I've been on this journey for my whole adult life. Finally, last year, I started losing weight (20 lbs) and have kept it off. Seems I lose a few pounds and then hover "around" a certain point for awhile and eventually lose a few more pounds. I believe in and appreciate the power of prayer and the One who answers more than anything to help me along the way. But I also believe in and cherish connection with people going through the same things together. I hope to be an encourager her,as well as to be encouraged!

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9/23/11 1:02 A

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Helooooo

5ft 2 + 3/4 tall Neonatal Nurse/midwife from Oz. Have just started c25k with my 14 year old daughter & am keeping up with her. Awaiting the Spark book & Dukin Diet book but am trying to eat clean, reduce sugar & junk food (challenging with 2 x teens & looking fwd to a slimmer, fitter 2012. We can do this!

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9/20/11 2:06 P

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Hello Everyone!

My name is Irene and I'm 4'11.5". As we are all well aware, the smaller you are the more weight shows and effects your body. At 125 lbs my BMI states that I am overweight. While I am well aware that my BMI states I can be as small as 94 lbs, I am looking to reach a healthy 100-105lbs by the end of the year. I spent most of my high school years struggling between 115-120; college was 110-120; and my previous relationship was 125-130. My current boyfriend is much healthier than I am and I would like to keep up with him in many of the hobbies of which he likes to partake (hiking, cycling, snowboarding, running).

I commute to work and school on my bicycle most days (unless it's raining very hard), but it has proven to not be enough. I have ordered a new workout video set (Turbo Fire) and look forward to receiving it in the mail.... I work better with some guidelines. Once I'm in better shape I'd like to try to start running... perhaps participate in a 5k early next year (obviously with some training).

Thanks for taking the time to read, I know it was a bit lengthy! Feel free to message/friend me. I would also like to chat with people so message me if you'd also be interested.

-Beanie

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Mini Goal 1:10.31.11 - 115 lbs
Mini Goal 2:11.24.11 - 110 lbs
Mini Goal 3:12.23.11 - 105 lbs


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9/15/11 1:18 P

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Hi everybody. My daughter, MMINITEACH, had me join SP and it's been a terrific tool for keeping track of my calories, nutritional levels and choices. My being a true senior is just around the corner so keeping weight off, especially belly fat, is not easy. My daughter, sweet as she is, would also tell you I'm lazy when it comes to committing to exercise. Unfortunately she's right! I'm retired and have too much time on my hands. Aside from my daily aches - don't get me started - I should be paying much more attention to my activity level. Anyhoo, as long as no one calls me vertically challenged I'm good on a daily basis.
Thanks for any support that can be thrown my way to lose about 7 pounds. At 4' 8.5" (more than likely 4' 8") I'm tinier than any of you so 7 pounds is a huge deal for me to carry around. My extra rolls will thank you.

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9/13/11 11:44 A

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hello all, i am new to this team, not SP. i am 4'11" and about 25 lbs overweight (according to my thoughts. i am, according to the BMI chart (which i wholeheartedly disagree with) am 34-40 lbs overweight. i tried maintaining a weight of 125, it didn't happen. so, my goal is 130-135. closer to 135.

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Hi all,
I'm a 5 foot 1 and a half (the 1/2 makes all the difference emoticon ). I am an ex professional dancer (used to be in CATS) and presently am a ballet teacher....a 110 kilo ballet teacher!! It has all gone on since I stopped being a working dancer, got pcos, had a baby and then the nail in the coffin....seriously damaged my achilles tendon which has meant no weight bearing exercise for 2 yrs now.Worse,I have become the kind of teacher I always hated...a sit in the chair teacher and all of this has exasperated the spiraling weight problem.Time to take control...I have already lost 9 pounds since i joined by daily swimming as it's something i can do without hurting the achilles tendon.Onwards and upwards......

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9/5/11 10:56 P

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HI everyone! What a great group! I'm 5' and I'm a dance studio owner/dancer/choreographer. I had a few surgeries on my knees over the past 5 years so I'm still working on rehabing both legs. I've lost almost 15 pounds so far and I'm looking to lose about 20 more. Spark has helped me get control over life in general and it has been great so far.

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8/30/11 1:32 P

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Hello ladies, I'm Elizabeth. Els to my friends and I hope we'll become just that. I've been here reading for almost an hour, relating to the clothes, weight-shows-on-us-shorties, short childhood stories, and other stuff. Not to sound too Bill Clintonish but, I feel what you're saying here. Always shortest in my class I grew to just under 5' 2" & at my largest weighed 245 pounds.
Morbidly obese with a circumference exceeding my height I was motivated to loose nearly 100 pounds on the last one of many 'lifestyle' diet plans. That one was South Beach. I've learned a lot from each of those experiences & work to see them not as failures. But, here I am with a BMI just 2 points off of the morbidly obese range again. But something is different in me now that I'm counting on; part chronehood (which I adore being in my 50's) and part the results/payoff of learning to become genuinely happy not based on anything outside of myself.

You're welcome to come along on my journey. I'm being transparent, showing every bite and every minute I'm exercising...or not. I'm not relying on any plan but I know from a lifetime of experiences what works for me (we're all unique) and what doesn't and I'm open to learning new things. I'm making changes slowly & incorporating them one or two at a time until they become a habit then and only then adding another change. I'm counting on SP to be my social support since there isn't much from family or friends. My first goals are to Stay. Away. From. The. Scales. (eeeew that's hard) and make this all about developing Healthy. HABITS.
I'm looking forward to getting to know each one of you beautiful women here. I love reading posts like the women who've said how they love being petite, it makes me stop and think about my height in a positive light. :)
I wish everyone of you every success!
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Hey! I'm Caitlin. I'm a shorty like the rest, but I'm 4' 8"! I currently weight 143 pounds but my highest weight was 170. I lost 25 pounds in 09 and stayed at that weight for a while and put on 10 pounds and now I've been kind of stuck. I finally started trying hard at 155 and now have lost 13 pounds. I'm doing this for good this time! Feel free to add me and talk! :)

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Samantha and I am 4'10". I am married and my husband is 6'3". I have always generally stayed within my "healthy" weight range, usually between 105 and 115. There have been a few times that I was around 90 lbs, but that happened in very unhealthy ways. I am currently at 148, but my heaviest was 156. I'm looking to get back down to around 115 and being healthy again. It's nice to meet all of you and I hope we all reach our goals! emoticon

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A huddle is when American football players gather in a circle before a play and talk about the next play (plan). I think the analogy on SP is for like minded people to gather and discuss their plan to reach their goals.

I'm also new to the message board and have 40 more pounds to lose. I have a brother-in-law that lives in Portsmouth. My husband is from England. Where do you find the SP quizzes?

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LOVE THIS!!
I have been on SP about 6 months, and it has really helped me.
I saw on my friend feed that a few of my friends have joined this team, and i thought " this is the team for me!"
I am 5' 1-1/2", and have always loved being short, ( so much more comfortable on an airplane!) but it does make it harder to maintain weight. Even 5 extra pounds really shows...

My 18 year old daughter is 5' 1-3/4", and is SO happy to be taller than mom!
My 16 year old is now 5' 5", and still growing, so she can't relate. emoticon

Glad to be here with all of you!!
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Although not new to Spark People, I am new to this team. I'm glad to have found this team because we're all in the same boat - always have to look up at people's faces, difficulty in finding clothing, difficulty in reaching high up in cupboards, etc.

I used to be slim, not skinny, but slim and yet I used to think that I could lose a little bit more. Anyway, time flew by and the pounds packed up on me. I tried to keep active as best as possible but I love to eat. I never refused food which was my downfall. Years of working did not help in the matter either as it gave me less time to exercise. Well, I no longer work and to date, I have lost 33 lbs thanks to my exercise schedule and watching my food intake. Today, I refuse food that I do not need. I measure my food and track it. I intend on losing 30 more pounds but I'm not putting a schedule to it but will be at 140 lbs by my birthday in September. Gotta work, work, work!

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Hello everyone I am new here on SP. Its only been a week now that i am on Sp and i am so glad to have found this site.So informative many great advice and support.
I am 5'2 single mom. I put on a lot of weight during my pregnancy and my child is 15 months now i thought i would have lost my weight by now. No i did not lose weight Lost 5 put back on.
Now that i am here hopefully i can get great tips and motivation to lose 30 pounds. I need and want to lose 30 pounds. emoticon I just bought my new fitness DVD Jillian Michael Ripped in 30 .

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