Hi Meg, I'm 5'2" too and i used to be an inch taller, so that means I'm been shrinking some with age! ha! Part of the program I guess. I'm the shortest in my family and I've married coming up on 31 years now with my husband being 6"6"! Yep, I always say that I come up to his armpits! ha! I know exactly what you mean about every 5# or less really showing up more on us "Shorties"! In a little over a year, I've lost 55 pounds with some of that weight before SP. I have around 40 more pounds to shed. It's been so wonderful being on SP with their program and support. This has worked for me more than anything else! I had to be on Prednisone with this Rheumatoid Arthritis I have, so at times, there's been quite the pauses in the weight loss, but it's worth keeping on and perservering! It sounds like you really have it in you to go forward march with this and that's exactly what we need to do to get moving down on the scale! I rely on my recumbent bike because I'm not damaging my joints as much, even with walking! Good luck to you, I know you can do it! It's mind over matter!! because even I can at age 53!!
Hi, Meg - I totally understand what you are saying about 5 lbs. being very different on a shorty then on the average person! I am 5' tall and I am 1/2 " taller then my mom was. My dad was 6' but I took after the other parent . You sound like you are ready to make some lifestyle changes and get back to the slim-trim you again. I am a firm believer in the Nutrition Tracker - it is my chief tool and lifeline because I have absolutely no idea of how much I'm eating when I don't track everything I put in my mouth. The other things that keeps me motivated - even on days like today when the scale showed a slight weight gain - are my teams. I know in that little rational part of my mind that body weight can fluctuate by as much as a lb. from day to day - but, without my teams to keep me motivated and inspired, I'd give up. So, keep posting, use all the wonderful tools available to you on SparkPeople, and have fun along the way!
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HI I'm Meg! I'm 5'2" and by far the tallest women in my family! I mean at a family reunion I'm the tall one! :) Sad part is that even being almost 30 pounds over weight I'm also by far the most slim.
Most people don't understand the difference between being 5 pounds over weight when your petite and when you're not! We have less room to put it on our body so it always ends up looking (and feeling) like way more!
I struggled with weight for most of my teens, but when I got in my early 20s I was slim, fit, and sexy! Then a major injury made it difficult to move, stay motivated and made me sad and over eat! I have bounced up and down in weight ever since. This time I'm ready! I have to change! I'm unhappy, self conscience, but full of hope and motivation!!!
I'm always saying that this little frame was built for speed and agility, so now is time to prove it!
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