I am on the taller side of this team being 5'3'', but not only am I shorter than a lot of my friends I am shaped different too. I have a lot of hips, butt and thighs so I look even bigger. People don't believe me when they ask my size, but hey I got a lot of curves and they do the same thing, you need to stop losing weight. Well guess what I will stop losing weight when I am healthy and feel happy.
I am almost 3 or so inches taller than a lot of you being on the taller side of this team like I said and I know that even makes the work of difference. I just handle it by taking it in, then ignoring it, and continuing to do what I know I need to do.
Started at: 158
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current weight: 167.8
Fitness Minutes: (50,744) Posts: 6,825 10/25/09 10:33 P
Let me tell you I can't stand comments like "why are you losing weight you looked fine before". Or this is are really good one "You only weighed 130? I would give anything to weigh that much"!! Blah!!! I needed to lose the weight!! Not only, for me, was it a weight issue. it was a fitness issue. I was a 130 lbs and getting winded by walking up stairs to go to bed! Let me tell you I am just about done explaining this to people! LOL I think it is jealousy to a point but WHY would a women that is 5'7" WANT to weigh 107 lbs? They shouldn't. When I graduated from high school I weighed 98 lbs, that is not my goal now. I am fine with 110-119. I am so glad I am not the only one that feels this way!! LOL
I agree...I'm 5'2" & was always between 104-110. Now, it's piled on due to age & meds that I must take. Trying to shake it is hard work but I will do it but people do say to me I look good as I am but I don't like it...I feel plump.
WE WILL SUCCEED!!!!!!
Edited by: GORDON2471 at: 10/25/2009 (18:41)
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current weight: 140.5
Fitness Minutes: (957) Posts: 265 10/25/09 6:19 P
love this topic...as it is so true. I don't really have any issues with people asking me about my size, doesn't really ever happen but I still do believe most people who are a bit taller then I am don't realize how big of a difference there really is.
current weight: 158.0
Fitness Minutes: (7,693) Posts: 1,119 10/24/09 9:27 A
I am 5' and 145lbs. I was 117 in high school, and I can remember my mom telling me I was 99lbs for the longest time and I felt insecure because everyone else was bigger than I AND because my mom was always real heavy, so she was always accusing me of being anorexic. I always thought I had a huge stomach and now that I look back on it, I wish I could go back and tell myself - don't listen to any of it!!! I binge-ate when I was at my mom's before I was married, which gained me a good 30-40lbs and stretch marks. Didn't notice it because I fit into my wedding dress...then I gained more due to stress, moving, other things. Now I am working off the areas of fat on my butt and thighs, and figured out that drinking alcohol really stops my weight loss on my stomach altogether. I am so set on reversing the damage that I (and others) have done, and realizing that once I reverse it, 'there ain't no goin back to that unhealthy image'!!
I believe that most people are not well-informed about the relativity between height and weight and I explain that when you're only five-feet-tall, caloric requirements, portions and weight are as tiny as I am... Other than that, I don't feel any need to go into further explanations nor take offence at anyone's misconceptions. If anybody has a problem, I've either not noticed nor cared. In the final analysis, t's my life, my body and my well-being.
I think a lot of it is jealousy and they don't really understand how much height really plays into it.
Since I am where I want to be now, I still need to really firm up my abs though! When people ask me if I am done losing weight, I do say yes, just firming up. I found I had to start saying this about 8 pounds ago. I knew I had more to lose, but it wasn't worth the conversation w/ some people.
Here is a goofy question... are they really "disgusted" or jealous and can't find a way to communicate that? I have a sister in law who is about 110 and has always been very fit looking. She wears just about anything 4 & under. We used to share clothes. WHEN I was that small, I know some just wished that were small & fit like us.
Now I'm a bit envious that I am no longer like that. When I tell people what I want to weigh, I do have to explain why. (A lot of folks think I look just fine as I am.) My older sister continues to label me as anorexic. (never was,never will be)
So, I'll keep working to get my body together, and continue paying attention to my own thoughts and feelings rather than other's, ya' know?
Be happy with you!!
"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough." -- Lao Tzu
"All great achievements require time." -- Maya Angelou
Pounds lost: 12.0
Fitness Minutes: (149,775) Posts: 19,534 10/23/09 7:12 A
man do i hear you all. i'm 5'1". and at 141 pounds now i'm feeling huge. i have lost 13 pounds but my goal is 125. that is for starters. heck that just puts me in my healthy range. i'm proud of all, and i would love to say i weigh 117.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. - William Arthur Ward
current weight: 152.7
Fitness Minutes: (123,821) Posts: 19,213 10/22/09 11:54 A
I agree. I am WELL over where I should be and need to lose 70 lbs to get fit looking... and people when I tell them how much I want to lose are like, WHAT???? Thats a lot, etc. etc. They dont get it, short people have to weigh less to look the same.
How do you handle people who ask you how much you weigh/what size are you wearing? I tend to be pretty honest with people about these things but I get a lot of disgusted looks/attitude when I tell people I weigh 117 and am in a size 4! If you didn't want to know why ask?? I am not making any apologize for it I worked hard to get were I am! I tell people that when they give me attitude too! I am just wondering if there is a better way to handle the question.
Ok so here is my thinking on this (vent time! LOL) I am 5 foot tall! most "normal" height women should not be 117lbs they would look like skin and bones. So why I am made to feel guilty because my body looks/feels best at this size? At 130 I felt like a blimp but that is ideal for most women over a certain height/build. I am not asking anyone else to be my size!
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