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5/30/11 11:18 P

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Most of the time I love being short but when it comes to losing weight.....it sucks so much you guys!

I am a work in progress.





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7/30/08 3:05 P

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I have learned that even though I am frustrated b/c it looks like I am not losing any weight per the scale, I know that I am losing inches and gaining muscle, which is heavier than fat.

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"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference"

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13

"He who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world" (I John 4:4)

Suzanne Glanville

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7/30/08 10:24 A

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I share all the same frustrations. I have been staying within my daily caloric range and exercising consistently(min. of 400 min of cardio a week) and I have not lost anything in over a month. I got so disgusted, I have significantly cut back my exercise...why should I bust my butt if it does nothing? I am in a little bit of a slump...


~Lucille

"Use your frustration to fuel your determination"

"I can and will succeed!"


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7/29/08 11:37 P

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My weight loss has been slow and uneven, too. It's been hard to see so little change this month, but I like what so many others have said...NOT giving up!

Jae

I have to change the way I think in order to change the way I feel--Robin Roberts (right before bone marrow transplant)


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7/28/08 12:18 P

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It just that with short women we had such a small range that we look our best. We feel 'fat' with a small weight gain. I started SP at a plateau. It took me nine weeks to lose my 'first' five pounds. It took me less seven weeks to get to my second goal 6 more pounds. Weight loss is uneven. I have a goal of two pounds a month. Taller women would have a weight loss goal of a pound a week or more. I feel I'm making progress if I see a half a pound a week.

Maintenance range. 127 to 132.

LIfe should not only be lived, it should be celebrated! (Osho)


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7/26/08 9:42 P

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I agree with FREECLOUD. For some reason, even after I lost 20 lbs, people just didn't notice. When I hit 25, then they started to see a difference. I have about 15 left and it just seems it's harder and harder to lose!!

I can say this: I'M NOT GIVING UP!!!!

The longest journey starts with one step.


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7/25/08 11:47 A

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I agree with PumpkinPHD. I think the weight shows up on us more, too. I think it is just as hard for anybody, but most of us are talking about losing 10-20 lbs. and they say the "last" 10-20 is always the hardest. Well, for many of us the last 10-20 is also the first and only we are trying to lose. I have friends that are tall (what a clique) that battle just like I do, but the ones who start out weighing more do have an easier time in the beginning getting it off. I will say ours does show on us a lot quicker than it does on tall people though!

Tammie

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What we dwell on is what we become.
Dwell on the positive.

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

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7/25/08 10:47 A

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No giving up allowed ladies!!!!!!!!

Losing weight the healthy way is not a quick fix. You may gaining muscle mass for all you know. Hang in there!!!!!!! Make sure you are staying within your calorie range and that you are getting plenty of exercise.

It can be done!

PS: I have been trying to lose the last 2 or 3 pounds for weeks now.

NO GIVING UP!!!
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7/24/08 7:52 P

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It does seem like it's harder, but I was thinking it's because i hear the last 10 lbs or so is the hardest to lose & that was about all I really wanted to lose in the first place. It's just that those last 10 lbs show up a lot more on us shorties than on taller people.

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7/24/08 6:07 P

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Last year at this time after months of hard work I got down to about 110 working to my goal of 108, it took forever. But this last winter and beyond I didn't and still haven't work-out, but surprisingly I'm about where I really should be for my height and frame the only thing really bugging my is not getting off my hienny and toning up this body. My point is after all that hard work, I gained it back, but glad I did cause I thought I looked good but really looked like death warmed over, numbers mean nothing it's how u look and feel that counts!

Hey kids it's me Linda46,


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7/24/08 5:04 P

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I agree with you since I have started losing it has only been at most one pound a week and if I going to lose a pound I was working out two hours a day but now I working out one hour a day which 30 to 45 min cardio and the rest strength training and I am losing only ounces a week which I am fine with now because I just want to tone now.

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"Fear is what stops you... courage's is what keeps you going."

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7/24/08 4:42 P

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I absolutely agree with you. I have never been able to drop the pounds at the same rate as other taller people. emoticon

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7/24/08 4:01 P

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What annoys me most was that when I lost the first 20 pounds, it didn't make a big difference. I even wore the same size.

It's a battle, but do-able!

Wendy
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"A bicycle ride is a flight from sadness." James E. Starrs, The Literary Cyclist

"We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves...The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom."
-Sir Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile


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7/24/08 3:59 P

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Me too. I have to focus on the other benefits like more energy, better sleep, concentration, mood, and muscle tone. I have started working out and so I have lost inches but not pounds as I tone, I am of Scottish heritage and so looking at weights creates muscle. We can keep going though!

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7/24/08 3:55 P

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Yeah, I hear you guys. It is very frustrating how slow the weight comes off, especially since we gain it so quickly. I have been up and down on my motiviation.

Serenity Prayer:
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference"

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13

"He who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world" (I John 4:4)

Suzanne Glanville

Start weight: 219
9/20 weight: 210.2
Goal weight: 129


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7/24/08 3:53 P

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I get frustrated too with how slow the weight comes off. I'm trying to stay motivated now and not give up anymore.

Nikki

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GW 110

JUN goals:
Stretch 2x a day
Cardio 2x a week
1 NutriBullet a day


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7/24/08 3:48 P

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Yes, I am so frustrated myself right now, I always seem to give up because of how slow it comes off

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7/24/08 3:46 P

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Has anyone else noticed that is extremely hard to get weight off as a petite woman? Maybe it is just me, but it seems to come off so slowly (less than 1 pound a week).

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