SparkPeople Tall Ladies Team Messageboard Are you a tall lady (5'9" and over)? Then this is the team for you! Come and join us, share and learn, motivate and inspire - doing it all while you stand tall! SparkPeople Tall Ladies Team Messageboard Hunger games movie franchise looking for extras Specifically tall ladies and gents 5'9 and over between Jan 27th -29th in downtown Atlanta <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-and-auditions/hunger-games-mockingjay<BR>-casting-call-is-looking-for-tall-men-<BR>and-women-for-a-3-day-scene/ </link> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:32:32 EST Compression running tights???? Hi there!!!! <BR> Anyone find compression running tights for tall people??? I want some CW-X, but they don't come in tall lengths!!!!! Sun, 17 Nov 2013 09:42:23 EST 73 73 inches that is - 6'1" & right now 238 #. This is my 2nd go round at getting to a healthy weight. I got down to 173 in 2010 but the tried over & over to quit smoking - gaining 5 to 10 pounds at each try. I gave up losing to weight to lose the cigarettes & finally succeeded. Now it's time to lose the weight too. I'm currently too small for a size 18 but too large for a size 16 - hate the tweener's size. <BR> <BR> I was doing really well over the last 4 to 5 weeks & then my knee gave ou... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 19:08:45 EST 6 ft at 241 with 90lbs to lose I'm Katie and I will be 21 on July 23. I began at 257, my all time high. I am already down to 240 in a little over a month. My goal is 150 by late 2014. for as tall as i am I have a small frame. People always comment on how thin my ankles and wrist are even at my high weight. I am aiming to be below 200 this christmas! I am a senior at Rowan University studying Public Relations. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:44:32 EST Has Anyone Checked Out MyBodyGa Someone recently recommended this page to me. I've been obese since high school so I can't remember not being plus sized. I've checked out the page - and the photos are user submitted. <BR> <BR> It's helped me see what size I might be able fit into as I work down through my weight loss goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:27:26 EST Hello all So nice to find a group of tall ladies <BR> Here is a group that would understand the little things that annoy me. <BR> <BR> I am 5 11. and love wearing a bit of a heel. <BR> <BR> I am wearing clothing sizes 16 and 18 depending on the item <BR> I am fairly broad shoulders and chesty. <BR> I find it difficult to find tops / blouses that are long enough and don"t end barely at the waist. <BR> I am always thrilled to find pants that are long enough to wear with a heel. <BR> <BR> It annoys me... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 07:42:22 EST Hard to Find Clothes for these Long Legs... I'm having a hard time finding stockings that are long enough for my legs. I'm 5'9, but have found that most stockings that allege fitting "up to 6' " don't even go up the length of my leg! I've tried getting bigger sizes and then the stockings are both too big and not long enough to fit my entire legs. Help!?! Anyone know where I can get stockings that are both durable and will actually be long enough to fit properly? Thanks! Sun, 9 Jun 2013 23:13:58 EST 6' and just about to go below 300lbs Since 16 I have been 6 feet tall. In high school I was size 12-16 depending on the manufacturer of clothes. I wasn't skinny. I was busty, curvey and TALL. I weighed between 160-180lbs <BR> <BR> Over 36 years I had gained over 150lbs (which sounds like a lot but breaks down to about just 4 lbs a year - mostly due to very sedate lifestyle. I am a computer qa software engineer (now senior manager which is even more sedate). <BR> <BR> I've done the dieting thing on and off for over 10 years... Fri, 10 May 2013 03:06:39 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 28 Apr 2013 18:46:59 EST Tall Swagg One of my favorite blogs...Blogger is Alicia Jay and stands at 6 feet, 6 inches tall..... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:05:02 EST slightly over obsessed with shoes So yeah, I have a slight obsession with shoes. I want to buy them all the time lol <BR> Today I'm wearing flats, but have a wide variety ranging up to 5" stillettos. <BR> I tell people my height varies from 6' to 6'5" when they say "You seem taller today" <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> Any other tall ladies like the tall shoes too? <BR> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:29:51 EST Weight Loss 2013 Resolutions & Your Plan of Action I thought it might be fun/useful if we shared our goal weight (or goal of pounds lost) and how we plan on making this a reality in 2013. I'll get the ball rolling and start off with my goals/resolutions and how I plan on getting them done: <BR> <BR> I'm around 5'9 and my resolution is to lose around 20lb. I recently started doing Bikram Yoga and plan on going at least 4 times per week. I also plan on drinking more water and trying to strength train at least twice a week, I have taken out caf... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 22:28:19 EST Happy 2013! Happy 2013! I hope you have a fabulous year! I hope it is your best year yet! <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> Jen Tue, 1 Jan 2013 20:46:17 EST shuffle We uploaded our entire collection of digital music to google play, so I can access and stream it anywhere, including from my phone. (very handy!) <BR> Well, my husband has a whole bunch of sound bytes from Emergency! (the 70s tv show about firefighter paramedics) that also got uploaded. <BR> I had it on shuffle and there was a fire call for an entrapment, followed by Tom Jones "Pussycat" <BR> <BR> What odd combinations have ya'll experienced by putting it on shuffle? Thu, 13 Dec 2012 09:37:57 EST seeking the college weight Hello, My name is Georgia, and I am overweight. <BR> bah, my wii fit says "That's obese!" when I get on, but I don't let it bug me. I have a really big ego about my body image. I'm hot. I'm sexy. I'm the best person in the world. <BR> But when it came down to it, I got winded going up the stairs. <BR> I had to take rest breaks when out shopping. <BR> Walking around a lot hurts my lower back. <BR> This sucks. I want to play with our new baby when he's old enough. I want to chase him! Ride bik... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:19:03 EST 5'9" and Over 100 lbs Wanting to Lose I'm Amy, and I have a large amount of weight to lose and any added support is appreciated. <BR> Thanks <BR> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 15:11:58 EST Hi Tall Ladies! I am 5' 9" and would like to meet you all and see how your weightloss is going. I have finally left the 16 size and slipping into the 14's. Still wear the 16 around the house but much too baggy to wear out! Hope your weightloss is going well. Would love to hear how much you have lost and how. What is your goal? And what type of exercise you do. <BR> <BR> How much and how-- have lost 18.5 pounds in 3 years (I know, but I'm patient!) I have been cooking healthy, not eating out as much as I di... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 11:01:21 EST In search of a decent leather jacket.... Any ideas dear ladies? I have been looking for a tall leather jacket...gone through all my usual places...nothing..I see plenty of cute ones, but not in the!! Fri, 3 Aug 2012 16:16:12 EST Tall ladies ISO size 16-18 clothes? Hi all! <BR> <BR> I had posted about a year back about trying to set up a clothing swap for all of us who are constantly "in between" sizes. While I'm VERY happy to have lost 60 pounds on my journey so far...I have lots of sorting and purging of my closet to do, which is a lot of work. <BR> <BR> Here's a link to everything for sale so far (and mostly everything is under $5!!!!) <BR> <link><BR>?_nkw= &_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686 </link> <BR> <B... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:37:02 EST 5'10 and trying to lose 40lbs Hi there! I'm new to sparkpeople and I've never lost weight before. I'm a vegetarian and I'm trying to live a healthy and active lifestyle, all while losing 40-50lbs. <BR> <BR> I'd love to support you! Tue, 5 Jun 2012 14:28:07 EST Happy June! Hello! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Happy June <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> It's already the 3rd of June can you believe it? 2012 is almost half over. I hope 2012 is treating you well so far. <BR> <BR> Plans for the month or the summer? Shooting for a goal this month? Speak up with whatever is on your mind this month. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sun, 3 Jun 2012 19:32:17 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 8 May 2012 14:01:13 EST What is your theme song? How many of us have a theme song, or a song you smile at because it rings true for you? Does it relate to being tall? <BR> I probably have several, but in this group I wouls have to say it's ZZTop's song, Shes got Legs! <BR> I smile every time I hear that! Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:25:47 EST Calling all Amazons I was so excited to find this team for tall women (I'm six feet tall when barefoot) then I noticed a message at the top of the forum that said there is no team leader....and did I want the job! Well, not really. I am hoping this group can be active even without a team leader. <BR> <BR> I have been tall and felt awkward about it all my life. However, it has only been in the last ten years that I have been what I would think of as having a weight problem. I've lost almost thirteen lbs. sin... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 01:50:44 EST When did your weight loss start to really show? I feel like I've been working hard on my plan. I haven't been exercising like I should be but I'm starting this week. Somehow I keep waiting for that big moment where the weight loss feels really evident. I guess 9 lbs isn't necessarily enough to be dramatic. <BR> <BR> When did you have that first moment of thinking your plan was working. Was the beginning slower than you wanted? <BR> <BR> The first week weight flew off but subsequently it's been much slower some weeks and good others. At ... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 01:42:46 EST Hello I'm a college student in my last semester. I've been trying to lose weight since I was around 13. Someone on the site had a signature that said: "I wish I was as thin as when I thought I was fat." Growing up, if i hadn't been on an array of diets and just tried to eat sensibly and get involved in some sport or exercise I probably wouldn't be where I am. <BR> <BR> Being tall has always been a good disguise for being overweight. Because I'm a size 16 pants are always long enough-- I guess com... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:11:55 EST My people! Honest to goodness, that's what I thought when I saw this team on another member's SparkPage. For some reason, I never thought to search for "tall" teams. So happy to find a place where people understand that a 32" inseam is not necessarily adequate and that losing 5 pounds does not mean losing a size in clothing. <BR> <BR> I recently became active on this site after getting a wake up call in the form of a knee injury, which I'll be going in for surgery on Feb 9th. Like a lot of people wh... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:54:42 EST New Here What a wonderful team!! Nothing makes a girl feel like an amazon like an XL being too small simply because it looks like a belly shirt. And what about those pants manufacturers who think the rise from crotch to waist is the same regardless of size? I'm 5' 10" and 191 pounds (this morning) and struggling to keep in size 14 & XLs. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:48:05 EST Happy 2012! Hello! <em>213</em> I don't know if 2011 was good to you or if you are quite happy to see it gone. But I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Happy 2012! <BR> <BR> Today is <em>249</em> so no matter where you are or what your goals are - it can be a fresh start. <BR> <BR> So take a moment to celebrate your accomplishments in 2011 <em>242</em> and/or to look forward to what you CAN accomplish in 2012 <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! <em>224</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:56:49 EST Long inseam in Women's Adidas wind pants!! Well praise Jesus, I stumbled across them today at Academy Sports. They carried long inseam in XS-XL in black/white, navy/white, black/pink. I was bummed b/c they didn't have an Large-Long pants in the store, but they have them online!!! I tried on the medium-longs and they fit okay, but I always wear a pair of shorts under my windpants so I want them a little looser. The XL-Longs were HUGE. Huge in size and dragging the floor on my 6'1" frame. <BR> <BR> They also had some workout tights in ... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 20:35:01 EST WHY do men lie about their height? I read an article today about online dating. It says that both men and women lie about their height (and other things) men add 2 inches, women add 1. <BR> <BR> I've never lied about my height probably because I'm tall so I'm guessing only short people do this. It is a pet peeve of mine though to have been talking to a guy and when I finally meet him see that he is not as tall as he said. I call them on it every time! If you can't at least meet my eye are not 5'10!!!! <BR> ... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 19:47:57 EST Post one word that describes you today Determined! Thu, 1 Dec 2011 17:36:37 EST Big and Tall are NOT synonymous!! Does anyone else HATE when people say to you, wow, you're a BIG girl/woman? For me, my weight has always been an issue and something that I am extremely self-conscious about, so when I person is making an observation that I am tall, but decides to use the word "big", it totally deflates me, and I have no response. <BR> <BR> And BTW, why is it ok to say things about people's height when they are tall, but no so much when they are short? A man at a wedding I was at last night, who must be ... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 11:29:23 EST Where to find a good jacket? I am looking forward to playing outside with my kids a lot this fall and winter, and all my existing jackets are from my previous working life and don't quite fit the bill for snow man building or spending an hour at the park. Problem is, I can't seem to find anywhere that carries a tall jacket. All my existing jackets fit me funny all over. Too wide from having to get too big a size to try to get the longest length, ride up funny from the armholes and bust at the wrong height and generall... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:08:40 EST Tall girl who has a tough time losing Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am 5'10 and about 210lbs. I would like to be closer to 175. I am just into the obese category sadly. I have been 195-205 since about the time I hit puberty with the exception of dropping to 180 after a nasty breakup. Despite my weight I am still lucky enough to be able to shop at "regular size" stores (L top and 33 waist jeans (36 length), 12-14 skirts & pants) <BR> <BR> I have tried seeing a personal trainer, seeing a dietitian and logging my meals with c... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:52:58 EST It would be nice to have a tall buddy! I'm 6' tall and have two little ones at home. It's amazing how easy it is to hide weight on a tall frame! I often feel out of place with other ladies trying to loose weight since things like our calorie counts and weight ranges are so different. I feel so terrible that I can't do it when I get to eat "so much" in comparison. I am 179 right now. But although I had been steadily loosing baby weight, in August it suddenly shot up 10 pounds so I feel quite set back. Most of it is technicall... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 21:32:17 EST Third time's the charm Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Becca Smith, and I am a 20 year old college student. This is the third time I have tried spark people, but the first two times I didn't take time to get to know anyone or make any spark friends. I am determined to be more successful this time. My short term goal is to lose 25lbs, but in the long term my goal is to lose 50lbs. If you would like to talk, I'd love to get to know you! <BR> <BR> Becca Tue, 20 Sep 2011 19:01:17 EST Another tall girl here :) Hello everyone I'm so glad I found a team that has fellow tall girls!! <BR> <BR> A bit about me: I'm 6', 26 and live in Ontario, Canada. I've been obese since i was 9 and i am soooo sick of it. I am especially sick of the clothing situation - there are stores for plus size women, or tall women but NOT tall plus size ladies!!!! I finally found my fashion bug and i want some darn jeans that fit me lol <BR> <BR> I did start sewing a few years ago to help in the mean time (which helps) but now... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 22:57:25 EST 5'10" & Smokin' Hot!! the first part is true! I'm hoping to make the 2nd part true someday.... <BR> <BR> I'm a 40-something year old woman living in Honolulu Hawaii. I've been a member of SP since Dec 31, 2010 and have lost nearly 25 lbs during that time. I'm thinking I have about 25 more to go. <BR> <BR> I'm finding that I really enjoy energetic exercise, especially running and Zumba. I'm also doing strength training 3X a week and have been known to spend quite a bit of time with the Wii. <BR> <BR... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 13:36:55 EST Where do you shop? Ok-when I was heavier I was wearing an XL top which fit great-the XL was long enough in the sleeves and fit nicely in the shoulders. <BR> <BR> I lost a little weight and went down to a L-the shoulders were still fine but the sleeves were hit and miss-sometimes they were long enough-sometimes they were too short. <BR> <BR> I've lost a little more weight now and I've run into the problem that the medium shirts fit nicely around my middle but they're a little too tight in the shoulders and the... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 00:21:33 EST Height/Cancer Study - Article Here's a link to an article pertaining to us tall ladies: <BR> <BR><BR>/study-tall-women-more-likely-to-devel<BR>op-cancer/?hpt=T2 <BR> <BR> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:02:30 EST Hi there :) I'm Katie. My height seems to change between 5'10", 5'11" and 6' on different days. I have 100lbs to lose. I'm 259 right now, and I'm aiming for 160. I'm from England and I'm 18. <BR> <BR> And all that sounded incredibly formal. :) Mon, 18 Jul 2011 23:40:26 EST New to the team yay Hey everybody, my name is Missy and I am 5'10, always been a taller girl, and I love it. I was soo happy to find a team where everyone is taller. :) I have been a member of Spark People for about 6 months now. I've lost weight before, only to gain it back. I decided I needed to start losing weight last october when I hit around 220, from then until about May I've lost and gained along the way, and finally hit my highest weight ever 238. Now I'm back on track, and losing again, and it's gonna ... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 16:41:54 EST Clothing Swap? Is anybody interested in swapping clothes? I have several pairs of jeans that are size 16 long/tall/xl that I would like to pass on to another tall lady! It would be fun to trade for another clothing article. If anybody is interested, post here or mail me! Sun, 12 Jun 2011 23:25:11 EST Yay for being tall! Happy Friday everyone!! I joined sparkpeople in february and have lost 20 pounds, and I am feeling great about it! I did just start discovering the greatness of SparkTeams and the support and fun that it can bring to losing weight, so I tried to find things that would actually help me connect with people dealing with the same things I am. Anyways, my name is Nikki and I am 5'10'' which I know isn't that tall...but it also isn't that short! So here I am, trying to loose weight one day at a tim... Fri, 3 Jun 2011 13:44:13 EST Hello Everyone Hey! I'm AJ and I'm 6 feet tall. I used to spark a few years ago but then lost focus on staying healthy. Now I'm back! I love being able to talk to other beautiful, tall ladies because you aren't shooting to be 110 lbs or something crazy like that. I'm excited to share this journey with you all. Tue, 24 May 2011 22:17:05 EST Another tall bee! Hello all- one more tall girl here. :) I am 5'10 1/2.. I just tell people 5'10 bc it's just easier to say. I am absolutely, brand spankin' new to sparkpeople. I am on a journey to finally lose this weight for good. As many others I am sure have shared, I have had my battles with weight for the past 14 years. Since I hit my lovely pubescent years, my body has never been quite the same! ;) <BR> <BR> I am currently 190.2. At my highest... I was 227.. (big breath... woa nelly!) It ... Tue, 24 May 2011 12:21:07 EST Hi! Here is Me! Hi! My name is Joy and I'm about 5'10". I was browsing though the SparkTeams the other day and thought it would be good to join this group, I figured it could give my a much needed perspective that I've needed about my height. <BR> <BR> OK so I confess that for most of my life I have hated being tall... I was pretty tall when I was only just eleven or twelve and it was a bit difficult sticking out so much from everyone else even remotely my age. Nearly all my friends to this day are around ... Tue, 17 May 2011 17:15:12 EST Fitness Goal/Caloric Burn I haven't been on SP much lately, and I decided to update my fitness goals. Originally I planned to work out 5 cardio days at 40 minutes per session. I've been doing that and then some. So, I decided let me up the time by 20 minutes because I always do one hour work outs. Question...why did my caloric burn increase? I went from burning 1440 calories per week to well over 2,000! Since I am working out for longer periods of time wouldn't my weekly caloric burn remain the same but ... Mon, 2 May 2011 21:22:47 EST hello to all, and how are you? hey everyone! <BR> To those who knew me I am back to sparking! and for those who don't I just wanted to say hello! I cannot believe how the members number has swelled for this group! Hope everyone is doing great! <BR> <BR> Cheryl Tue, 22 Mar 2011 23:49:27 EST Hello to All Hi, I'm Dani...not new to Spark, but I just became a new mom a few months ago and lets just say I took about a year off. I'm now back and ready to lose this excess weight. By the way I'm 5'10...and excited to be a part of the Tall Ladies team :-) Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:16:21 EST New tall girl! I'm brand new to SP and so far I'm completely thrilled. I've looked at lots of the SparkTeams but didn't feel compelled to post something until I found this one! What a treat to find a group of tall women. This is officially my first online community! I'm 6'1" and 202 lbs and I've been on an up and down on the weight elevator for quite a while. My main goal is just to be healthy and balanced. I've been doing a lot of acupuncture lately and I try to eat organic and no sugar. I'm excited... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 21:03:32 EST Virtual Me Hey where do you guys make that virtual person in your sparkpage that shows what you will look like at your goal weight? I have seen a few of these... <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sat, 29 Jan 2011 05:03:15 EST Hello All! I just joined SP a few days ago and joined a Team that had 30 pounds to lose. I was a little discouraged when everyone's goal weight was around 115-120, and mine is 175!! Talk about still feeling like the fat girl. I was so thrilled when I found a group for tall girls. I finally belong!! Haha. <BR> <BR> Anyways, I am 24 and 5'11''. I have lost 45 pounds on my own since June, and I have 30ish more to go, hopefully by May. I am excited about SP, it is the first time I have joined an online co... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 01:23:51 EST Hello!! Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I am far from new to this site (joined in 2006, when i was at my heaviest of 220lbs). However, i had all but forgotten about this site until last week! <BR> <BR> My journey has been a long one, and although I am restarting(ish) at 190... I am at least pleased that i never made it back up to 220! <BR> <BR> Currently ,I am 27, 5'9",.and a single mom of two kids, 3 and 5, and i live in Ottawa On. <BR> <BR> I hoping to make a home for my self on spark, I would re... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:39:07 EST Hi Ladies I'm Linda and am brand new to this group. I was surprised to find one for tall girls, and it's kinda exciting. Anywho, i'm a little under 5'10 and am still making peace with it. I've love heels, but won't wear anything taller than 3". It's also so interesting how much people under estimate a tall girls weight! Feel free to add me as a friend. <em>220</em> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 12:47:01 EST Diet Advice Is it just me...or does everybody in the world want to give you diet advice when you're trying to lose weight? If one more person tells me how many calories I should eat or how much I should workout, I'm going to SCREAM! Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:23:45 EST Hello I am so excited to find this group. I have been trying to share my goal weight with those close to me so I will have some face to face accountablitiy ... but i keep hearing the same things over and over. "That is still a lot." or "you will look sickly at that weight." <BR> <BR> It will be nice to have "like-height" people to do this journey with. :) <BR> <BR> Karin :) Mon, 17 Jan 2011 22:03:36 EST Yay! I am not alone! to the group for one.....EXTREMELY happy there is a group for us taller ladies for two! Most of the other groups I am in everyone's starting weight is not much higher than what my GOAL weight is. I try to keep the BMI scale in the back of my head and know that either they want to be crazy unhealthy skinny or they are (as usual) much shorter than I am. Here's to becoming and being long and lean! Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:12:47 EST Wow it's nice to see tall females! Hello my name is Jennine or Nina. I usually go by Nina. I am from Hawaii and can I just say it is hard to find people taller than me here on the Big Island. I am only 5'10" but I sure do stick out! I know there are taller people here but they are so far and few in between. <BR> <BR> I am relatively new on Sparkpeople. I opened this account back in March of 2010 but didn't begin using it till now, Jan. of 2011. I am very excited and I am enjoying seeing how many successes have been achieved ... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:53:40 EST Hello Tall Ladies! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Kim, and I'm 6'0. Ok, I may technically be something like 5'11 3/4, but 6'0 just sounds better, doesn't it? <BR> <BR> I'm currently the tallest female in my family - one aunt was taller I think, but she's shrunk a bit. I'm also the youngest of three girls, so my being the tallest was something I really strove for (and of course, I 'worked' at being tall). They're fairly tall themselves - 5'8, 5'10. <BR> <BR> Oh - and get this, my grandmother is TINY - 4'11 or ... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:20:14 EST Greetings Hello tall Women- I'm glad I found this group. I am 6'and need to lose about 20 lbs.My challenge is getting enough exercise. Just not my favorite thing. Sun, 2 Jan 2011 11:47:15 EST Welcome 2011! Hello! <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? How did 2010 treat you? What are your intentions for 2011? A friend told me she liked to say intentions vs resolutions because they seemed more positive and not something you could break. <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 22:38:52 EST A helpful website for us! :) Hello, Tall Ladies! This link is to a wonderful website just for us. It's called, so that pretty much sums it up. It was created by a man named Joerg who is a tall ladies admirer. I've "spoken" with him by e-mail and he is a sweetie and wanted to create a safe, one-stop resource for tall women. In this site you will find links to all kinds of clothes, shoes, and various other helps and information found by and for tall women. I access the Zappos site (for shoes and handbags, etc... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 07:37:55 EST Trying to figure out how much I ought to weigh... Hello, new friends! I am so excited to have a team specifically for tall women. I am 6', however I used to be 6'1½". I've had back surgery for a ruptured disc a few years ago, and along with getting a bit older, I've lost that inch and a half. When I found that out, I was actually upset! <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> So, now I'm 6' tall. I have asked several doctors what I ought to weigh. One said 160 "and that's being generous". Another said 175. Still another said 190. I've asked all the d... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 06:21:15 EST Hey Tall Ladies! I'm glad I found you! :) Hey Ladies! My name is Whitney and I just came across this team and got so excited! I am constantly having Spark Friends ask me how tall I am (though it's posted on my page), and so it's fun to have a group specifically for us tall gals. I am 5'10", and currently hovering between 142-146#, and a size 6/8 pant. For all of high school and college, I was a size 10, and then size 12 (pushing 14 this last year), so I'm happy to have found a "fit" weight for me when I actually EXERCISE (which I nev... Mon, 13 Dec 2010 19:46:53 EST 5'11" I'm so excited to find other Tall Ladies on SparkPeople! I'm 5'11" and 235lbs. This is about the biggest I've been though I've lost and gained a few times. I usually get down to 180 and feel great, but get discouraged by the number. It's great to see other gals who look AMAZING at that weight. Now I look at pictures of myself at 180 and realize how GREAT I looked and felt. Glad to be a part of the Tall Ladies Team! Sun, 28 Nov 2010 14:01:19 EST long leggings? I love how leggings are in style, yet I don't know where to find some leggings that are long enough. Thoughts anyone? Sun, 28 Nov 2010 13:18:03 EST Another dash of 5'11" So happy to find a tall gals team, kudos to the leader! I'm Janet and still plugging away at the weight-loss thing. My short-term goal is to get back to my pre-baby weight of 170, which looks good on my frame, but I'd love to get to 160. Hoping to reach my goals in two years (when I turn 50), I think 30 pounds is do-able, slow and steady wins the race. <BR> <BR> Unlike some of the other members here, my height never bothered me, as a matter of fact, it's always been an advantage. That is... Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:49:56 EST 5'10 5'10 and I'm the "runt" of the family. My father was 6'4. My mother 6'0. My grandmother only 5'1. <BR> <BR> I was so worried that I'd end up taller than my mother by as much as SHE was taller than my grandmother, that when I was growing up I took to drinking 2 pots of coffee each day when I was 15. <BR> I heard it would stunt your growth. <BR> <BR> Ha. Maybe it worked? <BR> Just a little fun fact from my youth.. <BR> <BR> Now I'm fine with my height. I wear heels. I hold my head high and m... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 00:33:42 EST Need Help....SOOOO Confused Question... <BR> <BR> I went to put my weight in for my weekly weigh-in and after I pressed submit I got this message: <BR> <BR> Congratulations of your weight loss! Note that your calorie needs will decrease as you lose weight. To give you control over your account, we do not automatically adjust your calories when you weigh-in. We recommend clicking the "Change" link next to your weight goal under my Tools (on your Start page) to update your current weight every time you lose 10-15 pounds... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 21:19:54 EST New Girl! Hello everyone.... <BR> My name is Traci and im from Oregon. I am rockin 5'10! My start out weight was 265 and I am currently down to 249.6 and it feels amazing to be succeeding! I would ideally like to be down in the 180-160 range. I am not sure where in the area I wanna be but I will figure that out when I get there! I love that there is a group for tall ladies! I saw it and had to join! I love challanges and goals so please believe that as soon and I send this off im going to go join som... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 17:23:15 EST New girl! Hey ladies, <BR> I'm Alex,I live in the metro D.C. area ,I'm 5'9" and I'm currently about 190. Since joining Spark last month I've lost 13 lbs! I'm ready to get back down to 155ish, which is thin and toned for my height. When I was in my teens I had an eating disorder and shrunk to 140 which made me look incredibly skinny. Even then I remember people saying, what are you, "115?" because I carry my weight so oddly. It can be hard to relate my weight goals to other women on this site because so... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:34:30 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 12 Oct 2010 00:04:27 EST Introducing Me Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I just joined the team today. I like being around people who have similar goals as me. <BR> <BR> I am struggling to get motivated enough to do something about my unhealthy weight. When I look in the mirror I am disgusted by the way I look and hate that I have let myself go. But, for some reason this disgust does not keep my hands out of the Doritos bag. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I have been married for 2.5 years, but we have been together for 13 years. I hav... Fri, 8 Oct 2010 15:20:42 EST Hello! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I was excited to see a tall ladies group! I myself am a half inch shy of 6' tall and as of today's weigh-in 237.5 pounds. I actually just mistyped that and had to fix it because it's almost impossible for me to believe. I started my current journey just over two months ago at 260. <BR> <BR> I've been working with a personal trainer, who has gotten me to the point where I work out 5 days a week, run at least 3 days a week, and eat WAY healthier. The food is the hardest... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 10:35:54 EST Always been the Tallest Hi everyone. I'm Kat and until now I have always been the tallest: the tallest girl in my family, in my classrooms, at work, it has always been me. <BR> <BR> I was at the Y the other day working out and the lady beside me was complaining how the equipment was not made for smaller people (she was just over 5 feet). I told her my height (5' 10", is that really all that tall?) and she balked. <BR> <BR> You know what, I want to actually look my height. All this excess weight makes my legs look ... Thu, 16 Sep 2010 10:07:09 EST I know, I know... We aren't supposed to weigh ourselves before a full week goes by. But I couldn't help it. I tried not to think about it, but I was really curious!!! <BR> <BR> I started counting calories & drinking tons of water this Monday. Today is Thursday & I have lost 4lbs! I'm so completely ecstatic! :] <BR> <BR> I have to tell ya' Monday I felt so sick. I had only been able to drink 4 glasses of water before the thought of water made me nauseous. Then Tuesday I had 6 glasses, & yesterday I had 9 glas... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 09:42:10 EST *waves* HI! Hello, I'm Krystal & I am 22 years old. I've always been a stocky person. I was born 10lbs. lol. I'm currently somewhere between 5'9 & 5'10 & seem to still be getting taller. I have a lot of leg muscle & I'm actually pretty strong. (My family moved a lot, so I got used to moving refrigerators, washers & dryers.) Anyway, I honestly never wanted to be skinny. I pretty much just want to loose my tummy & have more energy. I gained 10lbs in the last 2 months due to my boyfriend I being in the midd... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 08:30:26 EST Where to shop for tall girls clothes? Okay ladies, now that I'm losing weight and pant sizes...I'm starting to look at some new clothing, mostly online (only because my shopping here is Walmart, Kmart and maybe a few ones like Maurices or Fashion Bug) When I hit the one hundreds I get to reward myself with a couple new items of clothes. :) But my problem is....I'm really not sure where to shop at. I have heard Old Navy is good for tall jeans....but shrink. I'm just looking right now, but figured I'd ask who shops where? :) Fri, 27 Aug 2010 12:30:53 EST Model Search---Need your help! Hey everyone! A few weeks ago I entered a model search for a store named Torrid, which if you don't know about it, it's an awesomely fashionable store for women size 12 and up. I got a call and I made top 25 out of 4,000 entries from across the country! The top 6 girls get to go to L.A. for two days and do a photo shoot. <BR> <BR> Sparkpeople may or may not be the place to look for votes, but I always look to Torrid to promote confidence and equality for girls and women of all sizes. I'm as... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 23:15:21 EST I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!! Something just came to me as I was sitting here at work......I've lost 40 pounds!!!! 40!!!! Can you believe it. I feel like crying. But DANCING at the same time. I can't believe it!!!! 40 pounds!!! I feel AWESOME!!!! <em>244</em> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:30:22 EST Is today just a blah day or is it me? I'm not sure what is going on with me today but I feel so....BLAH. I'm trying to stay positive but I just can't get out of this BLAH thing right now. I haven't touched that bowl of chocolate sitting on my desk in front of me so that's a plus....but boy oh boy is it calling me! Maybe it's just me. I'm tired and didn't get home until late so didn't get to walk....I'm really hoping the week doesn't finish out like this! ha! Sorry just had to vent ladies! Wed, 25 Aug 2010 12:40:16 EST 5'10" just like Cindy Crawford... Does anyone else remember that line from the movie Clueless? I always wished growing up to be that height- now I am and I struggle with it a bit. I am hoping this group will not only be a great support with my weight loss goals, but also will help me embrace and learn to love being tall. <BR> <BR> A little bit about myself: My name is Jennifer (Jen) and as I said I am 5'10". I am on spark looking to get back to about 148 pounds, as I have a small frame for my height. I weighed that in high ... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 23:46:43 EST Glamazon here! Hey guys! SO glad that I found this group! So far, the only people I've been able to relate to on my lifestyle change have been MEN! (Since ya know, they don't blink an eye at the fact that you think 150 pounds and a size 8 is ideal. They don't even know what a size 8 is.) <BR> <BR> I'm 5'10'', 27 years old, and I'm trying to lose the 40 some-odd pounds I gained since starting a relationship with my husband several years ago. Since we're both tallies and like eating (understatement - he is a... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 03:20:40 EST Always love coming back here Whenever I come back to Sparkpeople I always love reading this group! Thank you so much to the people on this team and the group leaders for maintaining this team through the years. It always helps to put things in perspective for me with my height and sizes and always inspires me to get moving again. <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Jul 2010 06:36:42 EST Weekly Weigh-in: I saw this on another team's page, and liked it. So, I am posting a "check-in" point here for us Tall Ladies! <BR> <BR> Height: 5'11" <BR> SW: 200 <BR> CW: 172 <BR> WL: 28 <BR> GW: 150 <BR> <BR> ***SW: starting weight, CW: current weight, WL: weight loss, GW: goal weight*** <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 16 Jul 2010 10:25:15 EST What is Your Favorite Catalog to Shop for clothes? I was wondering if anyone has shopped using the Pendleton Tall Collection catalog? I got a turtleneck sweater from The Burlington Coat Factory at our nearby mall and LOVE the length of the arms and torso!! My favorite catalog to shop in is Chadwick's. Mon, 12 Jul 2010 18:34:01 EST Hi there, anyone looking for a buddy? Hi Tall Ladies! <BR> <BR> I thought I'd throw this out here and see if anyone is interested in a buddy. I found that the last time I was truely successful I had a buddy along for the ride, to email and challenge each other. <BR> <BR> Little about me - I'm 6'0" and roughly 185. I'm looking to lose about 40 pounds. I'm 29, no kids, good job and really ready to lose this weight! I'm looking for someone who is equally motivated to message daily or at least a couple times a week. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 11:50:21 EST Hello tall beauties Im 5'9 and currently 244 pounds and my goal is to 50lbs this year and be between 155-165 I hope u all are as excited as i am for this journey :D Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:43:37 EST Is 130 lbs possible at 5'11? Hi Team, <BR> I have been off spark for almost a year and realized I should never have left! I gained back most if not all of my weight. So I've been back for a week, hope I can stick with it this time! (In spite of a few cheating episodes, I am 4 lbs down! woohoo). <BR> <BR> But I just have a question for you other Tall Ladies... <BR> I'm 5'9 and I have a pretty large frame (I mean my bones are kind of like a man's...). I considered myself to be at my best when I was helping my husban... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 10:56:15 EST The tall girl in the back with the boys... That was me in all my school pictures. The girl in the back with the guys. It didn't help that I didn't like frilly dresses and for my kindergarden picture I showed up in a Michael Jackson t-shirt! <BR> <BR> I am 5'9". I am finally happy with that. For years I wanted to be taller or shorter. Taller seemed so much cooler, and shorter meant I could wear high-heeled shoes and not tower over my date! But I no longer care. I have a man that loves me exactly as I am. <BR> <BR> So happy I... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 22:36:16 EST Where is your favorite place to shop for clothes? As a tall lady, finding clothes that are long enough can be a challenge. I usually wear skirts and tops rather than dresses because I can't find dresses that fit well. Where do you like to shop? Wed, 9 Jun 2010 11:50:49 EST Getting over that time of the month.... I crave sweets for about a week before my cycle! It's crazy. So, I totally muffed up and went crazy too! Now, I'm up a few pounds, but I figure a little of it is water weight due to bloating! But I am not gonna yo-yo! I was doing well. How do you handle it? Strawberries and blueberries just weren't hitting the spot!! Fri, 4 Jun 2010 12:48:51 EST Slightly "Miffed" but not Discouraged Ok, so this is the year of the dreaded 10 year highschool reunion. There had been some rumor that the people planning it may push it back to sometime in late summer/fall. But I think they finally settled on a date of mid July. <BR> <BR> My problem is that I've been 1 lb/week on average. That only gives me 6 weeks to lose weight, which is only 6 lbs. Seriously, when you're tall, maybe you "hide the weight" well, but you also have to lose alot more than someone who is 5 ft tall to even make a... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 11:08:45 EST 6'0" tall and loving it! Hello all my tall womens! I have always been super tall but never super skinny, however that is not my goal at all. Tall women look kinda gross if they are too skinny. I would actually like to be in a single digit size, size 8, for the first time since like the 4th grade. My name is Aimee, I just turned 30, and I have no children. I was made fun of in school for being so tall, sometimes being called ogre (Go Shrek!), so I used to hate my height but now, I must say, it is pretty fabulous an... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 11:53:39 EST Lose Four by July Fourth! I've set a goal to lose four pounds by the Fourth of July! Would anyone like to join me? <BR> <BR> (Directions for posting your stats are listed two posts up.) Mon, 31 May 2010 12:50:22 EST 5'9 Hi everyone! I just found this team and joined immediately. I'm interested in interacting with other people that will never wear a size 4 not matter how thin and that have problems finding pants and shirts that are long enough. <em>30</em> Wed, 19 May 2010 07:57:33 EST Another tall glass of water joining the team:-) Hey I am Veronica and I am 5'9. I am a wife and mom of six littles. I am glad to find this team just for us. I hope to get to know you all a little better. I am not trying to get super skinny but I would like to get back to about 175-180 my pre baby days and when I still had collar bones lol... I am taking it one day at a time. My youngest turned 3 months today and he is also nursing so I am focusing on eating better foods and getting in the water and exercise. Have a great week ladies. <em>3... Tue, 11 May 2010 15:02:35 EST Love this-->"Athena" Category I am working towards participation in the Chicago Sprint Triathalon and thought I would share something you all would find neat. There is an "Athena" Category for those women weighing over 160#s. My goal is to not qualify to race at the Athena category, but it was such a pleasant image of beauty & strength, I found it encouraging. We tall girls don't always fit the stereotypes or charts that others go by. And come on, if you are participating in a triathalon, I think you earn the right t... Wed, 5 May 2010 13:42:25 EST Is anyone up for a challenge? I know I am. There are several things I would like to accomplish this month, and I find that accountability works best for me. Whether it be ST 3 times per week, 1,000 fitness minutes per month, tracking my food in the food tracker everyday, or simply stretching before and after exercise, I need some one or some place to check-in everyday! <BR> <BR> So, are you in? Should we each set a goal our own goals and post everyday...or should we agree on one goal and post our progress everyday? <B... Sun, 2 May 2010 00:40:26 EST Hello I'm new and 5'11 Hi - Just found this team as I'm new to Spark People. I'm 5'11 and whilst I don't have a weight loss goal (I'm 130lbs - got a tiny frame) I DO need to shape up as I'm what you'd call 'skinny fat'. I've been ill for the past 2 years and wasn't able to work out but now I am feeling a little better and am trying to get my fitness back on track - and gain some muscle! Looking forward to getting to know you. Thu, 29 Apr 2010 12:52:10 EST Hello, I'm 5'10'' I started Sparks a few years ago after weighing in at 178lbs. I was devastated. I was used to being 150 maximum and I hadn't really noticed the weight gain. I stopped logging in once Facebook came around and well here I am again. I am back up to 170 and not happy about it. I am hoping to be back to 155 soon! I have two daughters who are much taller than their peers and proud! My eight year old is 4'10" and my 6 year old is 4'4". Glad to be back earning points..sigh. Mon, 26 Apr 2010 14:18:50 EST Tops to cover the belly - need suggestions I have been stressing about this for a while. I have a belly so I buy larger sizes to accommodate it since most tops have spandex. <BR> <BR> I'm getting tired of looking slouchy and won't go outside unless I have a jacket to cover me. This won't work in 70 -80 degree weather. <BR> <BR> Anyone else dealing with this or have suggestions? Sun, 25 Apr 2010 08:07:39 EST Tax Day Deals Check out the following link for tax day deals: <BR> <BR><BR>ding-Free-treats-apf-2189519641.html?x=0 <BR> <BR> Should the link not work, you should be able to find more information on Yahoo's page. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Nikki Wed, 14 Apr 2010 16:08:50 EST Dress Barn has new sizes! Petites! <BR> <BR> I was so exciting when I got this email with the aforementioned subject heading. Petites?!?! <BR> <BR> I thought it would be Talls! Where is the love? Tue, 13 Apr 2010 18:19:08 EST WHR What's your number? WHR or Waist to Hip you follow the guidelines? <BR> <BR> According to health studies for heart disease and other diseases, an excellent WHR for women is less than 0.75 and good is between 0.75 - 0.80. Mine is a 0.92 which puts me in the extreme category!! I am 5'11" at 162 pounds. To almost everybody I meet, I am SKINNY! But my waist line tells a different story. <BR> <BR> In my heaviest and lightest weight, I've never had hips or a waistline. To clarify, I do not have an h... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:00:04 EST Larger Shoe Sizes for Women Hi, <BR> <BR> I was in Lineville Alabama last week for Spring Break and I stumbled upon a shoe store that carries shoes in a size 12 for women. Although I wear a 9.5 or a 10, I felt the need to share. EVERY shoe that I liked they had in my size...which is rare. I wear a lot of high skinny heels/pumps. <BR> <BR> If you find yourself in a situation whre you need a nice pair of shoes at an affordable price, be sure to check out Shoe Depot! <BR> <BR> Nikki Mon, 12 Apr 2010 14:19:47 EST Progress! I went to my first yoga class last night and since I was at the gym (the only place with a scale that goes past 300lbs) I weighed myself and <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I lost another 4lbs and pushed just past the halfway mark to my goal weight! Did I mention <em>244</em> !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> !!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm over the moon! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Fri, 9 Apr 2010 11:30:01 EST 6" Tall and Proud Hi everyone, It looks like I've found a home on SP. I'm 6' married with three beautiful children, and yes my DH is 5'10. lol.., all the short girls have stolen the tall men. LOL... Looking for support, advice and encourgement. <em>224</em> <em>213</em> Wed, 7 Apr 2010 14:37:08 EST Slightly annoying.... Two minor frustrations... <BR> <BR> I'm not really broadcasting my lifestyle change because that's not really how I roll. But the topic does come up occasionally with people I see on a regular basis when they try to get me to eat whatever candy they bring in. <BR> <BR> So annoyance number one-when I'm asked how much I'm looking to lose. The number's about 40 lbs. I'm 6'0, have a medium body frame and when I was a bit healthier, was weighing in between 165 and 175. So I'm aiming for 165. <BR... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:44:51 EST Suggestions needed for week long conference Hi All, <BR> <BR> Next week I am going out of town for a week long work conference. This is my third year going so I know I will be fine with food choices. However, this time I would like add some fitness and would appreciate suggestions on what I should bring in case the hotel gym is crowded. This is a small Comfort Inn hotel with a small gym. I couldn't tell you how much equipment they have because I have only walked past it (on several occasions). Your help is greatly appreciated. Wed, 10 Mar 2010 06:40:00 EST How do you choose your goal weight? I'm 5'10" barefoot. I started Sparkpeople at 200 pounds. I'm now down to 159 and I know I want to lose a bit more because there are still several *ahem* handfuls of jiggles on my hips/lower abdomen but I'm having trouble coming up with a final "goal" weight. Pant size I wear a 30 (size 10ish) and top size usually large (the twins have failed to shrink despite my weight loss). I guess I still feel like the 200 pound woman; even when I look in the mirror it's rare that I notice that I'm dow... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 11:30:31 EST Hi there, I'm New! Well, heck, I was browsing through the teams, and I found this one -- perfect! There's a team for everyone on SP! <BR> <BR> I am a 47 year young mother of 2 kids, a boy, 12, and a 9 yo girl. <BR> <BR> At 6'-0" tall, my top weight was 210 this January. It's astounding how much blubber us tall gals can pack on without looking massively obese...but still, yuck! <BR> <BR> But just 4 years ago, I weighed about 155, and was easily fitting into a 10 jean. <BR> <BR> That's where I am headed again... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 11:55:18 EST Hi! I'm new and tall 5'10" Hi - <BR> <BR> Thanks for having me! My name is TJ and I am a tall Texan. I have been with SP for just a small time now and really love it. Right now I am in the habit forming stage of my new self and think I am getting the hang of it. So far I have lost around 8lbs of the 15 total. I am now figuring out what healthy eating habits are and it's really not that bad. I drink a lot of water, eat healthy snacks ie fruits and veggies and protein bars, and am doing better with portion contro... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 13:36:29 EST Hi ~ I'm 5'9" Hi <BR> I'm new to this posting thing! <BR> I often find that my goal weight is more than most of my friends' "heavy" weights since I'm 5'9" so it's nice to find this group! <BR> I love being tall. My husband is 6'4" and our little girl is literally a head above her peers already at age 3! <BR> Look forward to using this Team to help motivate me! <em>213</em> Tue, 2 Mar 2010 10:58:56 EST Tall Pants on SALE at NY&Co! I went to the Mall to return a jacket I ordered from JC Penny, so I decided to walk around with my son for a bit, happened into NY&Co, and found some GREAT bootleg yoga pants on clearance! The cotton ones were in gray or black, reg. $24.95 on sale for $14.99. The poly-spandex dry-wicking ones were in dark brown with pink trim, regular $34.95 on sale for $9.99. I was so happy to find them in LONG!! Woo hoo!! <BR> <BR> On the way out, a young guy just over 6' passed by and asked, "How tall... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 22:25:24 EST Swim Cover-ups I was pondering this yesterday and it occurred to me - ask the ladies who might know! I've never really had a real beach/swim suit cover-up because they are typically not long enough to properly cover my butt. So I've always resorted to shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. Or just throwing on shorts with my tankini top if I'm being brave. <BR> <BR> Now with the chance of another cruise in 2011 and with summer ahead of us now - the catalogs are out with suits. So I was thinking again - have ... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:08:25 EST 5 feet 10 inches of PURE Beauty YES IM A NEWBIE..AND i wanted to join this group so i can be sure that I am NOT The only 5'10 or above beautful lady. <BR> So hello you all. <BR> Im Ayanna and Im here for YA! Tue, 16 Feb 2010 13:11:07 EST I'm 5'11" Hi! New to this group, fairly new to SP. I have trouble staying motivated and staying on track. I thought joining a group where when I am 170lbs I won't be fat would be nice! Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:06:17 EST Heart Rate Monitor/watch? Anyone here have one? I am thinking of getting one to replace my watch with cuz the band broke last night and the watch has been freaking out for quite a while. It actually did this one day in December <BR> <BR> <link><BR>osia76/2009-12-09120633.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> I have been a timex watch lover for about 15 or more years now and I am looking at going with Timex for the HRM... <BR> <BR> I have one issue...I cant find any info that tells how long... Wed, 10 Feb 2010 15:47:31 EST Exercise and Weight Gain: Muscle? Do any of you ladies know when you starting gaining weight because you're gaining muscle? Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:34:23 EST HOW MANY CALORIES CAN I EAT AND LOSE 3LBS A WEEK? Ok, so I'm 6ft tall, 160lbs, and I don't have any time for exercise right now. <BR> <BR> How do I figure out how many calories I can eat and lose weight? I found something on the internet and it said that my body only needs 300 and something calories a day. So should I be eating less than that? <BR> <BR> I need to be loosing at least 2lbs a week right now but like I said, I don't have a whole lot of time for exercising (I do a small amount but don't want to factor it in). I am more than ... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 15:24:41 EST Night gowns for Tall Ladies? Does anyone have a clue where I can order online a night gown approximately 58" long. I can't seem to find them anywhere and I the one I did find was $60! Tue, 9 Feb 2010 11:06:43 EST hi all! Hi, my name is Tia. I'm a 27 yo single mother of one boy and just a fraction under 5'10 in height. Looking to lose the weight to become the godess i know i am capable of being <em>334</em> Tue, 2 Feb 2010 23:16:11 EST Ahh! Can't stand the back rolls/fat... Okay, so my stomach has always been my primary issue in terms of the area of my body in most need of weight loss, but every now and then, I will pay special close attention to the status of my back which is waaaayyyy far from where it needs to be, and it drives me nuts! <BR> <BR> I've seen a lot of females - both with and without clothes, and both bigger and smaller than me - who no matter what their size or body shape, don't seem to have this problem... I'm not quite sure why I feel like su... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 17:06:01 EST Best Places/Stor es/Websites to Buy Long Pants... I wouldn't doubt at all that there has already been a topic thread on this at some point, but in a quick glance on the first page, I didn't see one, so I thought I'd put it out there... <BR> <BR> If any of you ladies are like me, trying to find some good (and especially reasonably priced) pants that are long enough and of course fit, width-wise, is NO JOKE! <BR> <BR> And I know some tall ladies might still not have it quite as badly as others - for example, if your torso is the lengthy part... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 15:19:01 EST The shorties wanting/taking all of the tall men! lol I don't know about you guys, but that is one thing I have never understood for the life of me... Like, most of my female friends - especially the closer ones - have always been pretty short (unlike myself, being around 6'0"), and it never fails... They always claim they want and prefer a tall man...and you would think that general common sense would lead you to believe that "tall" for them would be ANYthing above their 5'6"-&-lower statures... WRONG! <BR> <BR> I often - and every time pr... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 14:32:59 EST NY & Co. BOGO Sale NY & Co. are having a pants sale. Buy one get one, BOGO, free sale. I went yesterday, I was unsuccessful in finding something flattering. I was in the market for tall business style pants. Every pair I tried on was too tight in the butt and thigh area and when I went up a size they were too big in the waist and saggy crotch. The first pair I tried on was the perfect length! I mistakenly tried on a 16 instead of a six! The hanger was covering the 1. <BR> <BR> Hopefully someone else will... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 12:19:39 EST Hi! I'm 5'8.5", but I'm still a tall girl! I'm taller than all my friends, as tall as my boyfriend and I definitely carry weight like a tall person! <BR> I feel a kindred spirit with you ladies so I hope you don't mind that I'm not quite 5'9"! I am in shoes! Does that count? <BR> <BR> Anyway, I lost 70 pounds in 2009 and I have about 35 left to go. I set my goal at 180, but even when I get there, I'm dedicated to regular exercise and improving my physique for the rest of my life. No joke! <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all! Sat, 30 Jan 2010 20:45:24 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:04:44 EST Hello from St. Louis! I am so relieved to find this group! I believe that tall women have our own challenges with weight, for me it seems I can avoid the truth a lot longer than more petite women and pack on a lot more weight before being smacked with the truth... I am committed to living a healthy lifestyle, getting much more active and being around for a long time with my much younger husband! I would love to find a sparkbuddy to motivate and be motivated by, not sure how that process works... Anyway, hello!... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 18:41:30 EST How do I turn on emails? Anyone know how to turn on email notifications for anytime someone posts to the group? I know I can un-sub and re-sub, but I was wondering if there was another option? <BR> <BR> - Courtney Sun, 24 Jan 2010 14:06:45 EST Hi all. I've been a member of this Team for a while and I have come and gone from sparkpeople so many times. <BR> <BR> But I am back and ready to make this the last year that I am obese! <BR> <BR> I'm Amber and I'm 5'11¾", 33 years old (34 on Feb3). Thu, 21 Jan 2010 15:55:28 EST Hi! Hey y'all! I just stumbled across this group and I love it! <BR> <BR> I stand 5'10" :) Even though I've always loved being tall, the negatives of carrying extra weight "well" definitely overwhelm the positives. <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone! And nice to meet you! Tue, 19 Jan 2010 13:48:21 EST Hi Everyone! I've been on SparkPeople for a couple of weeks, and I just stumbled on this team. I stand 5'11", and it's nice to read about the struggles and different perspective of tall women. Mon, 18 Jan 2010 22:29:56 EST New Member Hello, I'm Angela. <BR> <BR> I am new to this spark team. I am 5 foot 9.5 inches so I would consider myself somewhat tall. <BR> <BR> I have been working to lose weight since September 2009. So far, I have lost 43 pounds. I want to lose about 15 - 25 pounds more and have joined these teams for support, tips, and new exercise ideas!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Jan 2010 14:24:49 EST surprise! hey everyone! so, basically i'm re-introducing myself since i fell off the wagon (again!) and now i'm back. even when i was on last time, i didn't really get into any of the groups... but i always semi-stalked this one! hehe... anyway, my name is liz, i'm 23, i'm 6'0" and anyone and everyone who would like to be my friend is welcomed! i need all the support i can get... i'm ready to make it count this time! it's nice to meet everyone (again)!! <em>211</em> Tue, 12 Jan 2010 10:21:48 EST Hello! Hi everyone. My name is Kelsey and I'm turning 19 in two weeks. I'm a full-time student in college. I'd like to lose about 20 pounds. I run almost everyday but I need to work on making better food choices, especially in the cafeteria, I'm looking forward to meeting people on here and I'm excited about reaching my goals! (: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:30:19 EST Pictures I haven't worn a size 8 since I was about 13, so I was wondering if that was a reasonable goal for someone who is 5'9'', so I started looking for pictures of girls who are that size. Yes I know we are all shaped differently, but I still wanted an idea. <BR> <BR> Here are a few. This girl looks great and she is a size 12/14 at 5'8.5'': <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/big/ChantelleLaCouture_C.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> This one is a 6/8 at 5'8'': <BR> <BR> <link>ww... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 17:23:41 EST 5'11" and proud of it My name is Sarah and I'm 28 years old. I've been apart of SP for awhile, but I've never joined a SparkTeam before now. Recently, I've hit a bit of a wall, though, so I thought I should join a team for support! This seemed like the perfect fit: a team full of women who have similar body related challenges/blessings as me! Mon, 28 Dec 2009 02:52:48 EST 6'1 hi everyone, <BR> I'm new to the group, I'm 22 I'm from Lancashire i work as a care assistant and i have 3 stone to lose. <BR> I have always had issues with weight especially on my hips and stomach i just cant seem to shift it. <BR> <BR> thanks for reading Fri, 25 Dec 2009 11:42:30 EST Tall Boots Hi, <BR> <BR> I have been on a mission looking for knee boots for 3 years (since moving to FL really). The problem is, the top of the boot just reaches my calf muscle! I've been shopping in the village of NY where I was sure to find what I need. Here, in FL, I cannot find anything. To make it more difficult...most of the boots now are flat or no heel at all. I am looking for knee boots, or over the knee boots with a high skinny heel and a pointy toe. Any maybe? <B... Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:33:35 EST Cool! A team for us tall ladies! <BR> I'm 5'9 and sooooo tired of feeling like a giant. <BR> <BR> I have a sister who is 5'11 and thinks 150 pounds is "totally fat!"...grrrr <BR> <BR> I'd be happy to see 175 again! ;-) <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Dec 2009 11:55:02 EST 5'9'' I've been on SP for a couple weeks and just found this team! I'm so happy. Finally some people who won't think 150 pounds is huge! Fri, 11 Dec 2009 20:13:42 EST 5'9'' I've been on SP for a couple weeks and just found this team! I'm so happy. Finally some people who won't think 150 pounds is huge! Fri, 11 Dec 2009 20:13:32 EST Amazon Anyone else ever get this nickname? An entire fraternity gave me this nickname in college when I started dating one of the guys in it. Frankly I never knew how to take it - at 5'11 I have always been proud of being statuesque, and I chose to embrace my Amazonian nick-name, lately I've been feeling more like the stay-puff marshmallow, but that's why I joined SP! <BR> <BR> I'm excited to find a group of tall ladies where a weight goal of 170 is an accomplishment, and doesn't seem like a HUGE ... Thu, 10 Dec 2009 14:39:22 EST Champion Tall pants Target has one style of exercise pants in size Tall. Unfortunately they only have black that I have seen. Has anyone tried these? They're 88% cotton, so I'm wondering if they shrink in the dryer, or if they hold up well. Wed, 9 Dec 2009 16:36:30 EST JCPenny Clearance Sale + extra 20% off I just ordered some $36 Tall length exercise pants for $6.39 each! JCPenny's web site has clearance and outlet items at really good prices, and through the end of today, you can get an extra 20% off with the code 20FRIEND. Mon, 7 Dec 2009 17:21:14 EST 5' 10.5" and glad to be here! So happy to have found you all! Being a tall woman is an interesting experience on any given day, but it's especially unique (at least I think) when weight loss is thrown in the mix. Sometimes it's tough to relate when my ideal goal weight is everybody else's start weight! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Much success to all and I look forward to getting to know you! Sun, 6 Dec 2009 14:22:42 EST New York & Company sale Right now NEw York & Company has a sale with 50% off everything. Plus free shipping on orders over $100. Sat, 28 Nov 2009 17:56:08 EST Can I come back?? Well, it has been a loooong time since I have been on here. I checked my page and there was an entry from November of last year where I told everyone I had lost 20 pounds. This was after losing 50 and the gaining 30 back. Well, it is November again and guess what? I have gained back those stinking 20 pounds!!! Sat, 21 Nov 2009 18:22:26 EST Feels like I finally found my sisters!! Hey all you beautiful tall ladies. I am so happy to find this team. I have always felt like such an outcast being taller than everyone else. Well, almost everyone else. lol I have always been so self conscious about my height. I have read some of the previous posts and think this team will be good for my self esteem. Finally people that understand. <BR> I am looking forward to getting to know you all better as we battle towards a healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Fri, 6 Nov 2009 08:35:39 EST new pants are loose I just ordered new Tall length pants from JCPenny a couple weeks ago and of course they fit perfectly the day I got them, and now since I've been following the food log and increased my exercise, my brand new pants are loose!! <BR> <BR> I'll definitely be getting rid of last year's pants that are a size bigger and start keeping my eyes open for the next size smaller. Good thing I live half a mile from Salvation Army! Tue, 3 Nov 2009 14:01:21 EST do I look like a man?!?! Why would someone see me dressed as a witch, in a DRESS, and I mean a summery sleeveless dress because it was hot last night, and say as I approach with a trick-or-treating child, "Oh, look, it's a mom . . . or a dad . . . or whatever you are." ?? Seriously? Do I look like a man? Because I'm tall and it doesn't occur to people that moms can be tall too? I can see when we're bundled up in thick coats, hats, gloves, etc. and can't see a shape or much of a face, but even then it's still ann... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 05:50:30 EST Help! Hello fellow tall ladies! <BR> <BR> I need some help, I don't quite know what I am doing wrong/if I am at a plateu so I would like some pointers on how to get back to losing. <BR> <BR> Here's my story: <BR> 2 years ago I lost 15 pounds,and was down to 155, since then I settled at 157 and was there for about a year. I got married this past May and was 157. THen the summer happened, with our honeymoon and vacations I let myself go and stopped watching my calories and didn't work out as much. ... Fri, 30 Oct 2009 14:21:16 EST Aha moments! Anyone have any recent aha moments or realizations? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> While, I may not like going to the gym it sure makes me feel better and evens out my mood! Thu, 29 Oct 2009 15:17:40 EST Today at Work I do home health, so I am only in the office an hour or so each week. Today I was in there and the office manager, short and overweight but not bad looking lady, came over by me for a minute, looked up and me, and jokingly said, "I hate standing near you! You're so tall . . and blonde . . and beautiful and skinny!" (I'm not really "skinny" but whatever). The guy whose desk I was at said, "I can tell you've lost some weight lately." I was so tickled, I gave him a hug and thanked him. :) I... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 15:57:55 EST What's your motivation/i inspiration? I want to be happy with myself, inside and out. I want to be healthier and live longer. <BR> <BR> What's yours? <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 24 Oct 2009 15:44:45 EST Tall Girl stores closing?!? Hi, all, <BR> <BR> My friend told me that she received an e-mail that all the TG stores in the US are closing! YIKES! While this means great sales this week (50-70%), I find this very sad. They will still maintain their online shopping page, but it's not the same. <BR> <BR> Guess we'll have to drive to Canada for clothes. :( Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:54:36 EST You Hide It Well How many of us have ever had this happen being tell someone (who is usually short/shorter) how much you weigh...oh I weigh 186 and their response is YOU HIDE IT WELL?! WTF? <BR> <BR> Or "no one would guess you weigh that much!" WHY do people think that is okay? I know our weights seem high to others. Where my goal is 170, that would be obese on a 5'2" person, still!!! WHY SAY THAT? <BR> <BR> Any others have this experience & some good stories to share?? Thu, 22 Oct 2009 08:49:51 EST Checking In: I'm new to this forum, but I don't see a lot of new threads in this section. How is everyone doing? I'm just starting my lifestyle changes, but I just thought i'd pop in and write. What's happening with all of you? <BR> <BR> If you want answer these questions: <BR> <BR> 1) What's your goal? <BR> 2) What's something you've learned so far? <BR> 3) What's one success? <BR> 4) What's something surprising you've found out? <BR> <BR> Hoping to learn from other members. =] <BR> <BR> Also is anyo... Mon, 19 Oct 2009 09:59:51 EST tall winter fashions What is your favorite winter fashion? Sun, 18 Oct 2009 19:06:56 EST anyone still here? Wow this board has been silent, is anyone still here? Wed, 14 Oct 2009 20:33:34 EST Finally! People I can look in the eye! I'm so excited to finally be able to talk to other people who understand what it is like to lose weight and still always be "big". It is a whole slew of thoughts that we have to be comfortable with. I'm happy to be here! Thu, 24 Sep 2009 21:30:09 EST Clothing Exchange Anyone up for having our own little clothing exchange? Hey -- we're all in the same clothing boat...tall and changing sizes. <BR> <BR> We could make it like an on-line store or something. <BR> <BR> Ideas??? Fri, 11 Sep 2009 12:06:57 EST Ooh Cool Group! I just found this group. I am 5'11" and 312 lbs. Ick. I look forward to sharing and helping in this group. <BR> Please visit my page and be my friend! :D <BR> peace, <BR> karin Mon, 7 Sep 2009 11:35:59 EST need to get new fall pants, ideas for shopping hi ladies, now that it is changing seasons, to the fall, i will be needing to shop for tall pants for work and jeans, and always have the same problems, cant find nice pants, in my tall 22 size, any ideas, i looked at lane bryant, but they are pretty limited with styles this year, and they used to have a great selection, nancy Sun, 6 Sep 2009 10:43:45 EST Need some opinions from fellow tall ladies I know it's a little off subject, but since everyone here is tall i figured i'd ask! What does everyone think about dating shorter men? I am so self conscious about my height (5'11)and not sure if i should take a chance on a shorter man even though i really like him. Any experience or advice will help! Thanks, <BR> Ashley Fri, 4 Sep 2009 22:45:11 EST Don't want to "carry it well" anymore Hello ladies, <BR> <BR> Glad to be here. I know that you all can relate to people feeling like you carry your weight well, so it doesn't matter if you're overweight because you don't look it. I hate listening to that and that never gives me the motivation I need to actually lose it. I think that if I were one of those people who actually looked their weight that I'd be more self conscious and desperate to lose it. <BR> <BR> Anyways I'm trying to gather the motivation to lose it, mainly... Wed, 19 Aug 2009 11:15:49 EST Re-intro! Hi! Iwas a member back a couple of years ago, but then I fell off the wagon, then I got pregnant, so I haven't been here in such a long time, I thought I'd reintroduce myself! <BR> <BR> I'm Kristi! I'm 5'9". I get so frustrated looking at these tickers with teeny-tiny numbers on them, although I know that if I went that low, I'd look HORRIBLE. I was down to 130 at one point (I had mono), and I looked like a skeleton. My ultimate goal now is around 150, although I'm pretty flexable with ... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 11:45:15 EST ~August~ Fitness Minutes Challenge Whether you want to do it again - or for the first time..... join us in the August Fitness Minutes CHALLENGE! :) <BR> <BR> <em>57</em> <BR> <BR> As a reminder of what it is - <BR> <BR> How many fitness minutes are you pledging to do in August? Fitness minutes = cardio or strength. <BR> <BR> Post your monthly goal - and then you can come back daily or weekly to track against that goal. You can join this even past 8/1 - just set your goal accordingly for the month. Sun, 2 Aug 2009 20:36:38 EST big jean clearance sale at vanity Although Vanity is aimed at the younger crowd, their jeans are very affordable and they have 33,35,and 37 inch inseams which many here would be thrilled about. <BR> <BR> They had 2 big racks with jeans on clearance for $20 normally $45 which is still reasonable for jeans in my eyes. <BR> <BR> If you needs some new jeans, check out Vanity! I think the biggest waist size they carry is a 35 inch FYI. Sun, 2 Aug 2009 01:04:38 EST Challenge: Lose 10 lbs in 30 days! I just started a new challenge to lose 10 lbs in 30 days. It gives you daily challenges and I know it works because I have done it before by myself. The last time I did this I lost 14 lbs.!! So feel free to join my team and do as I do. You can read more about it in my general discussion forum. I listed all the details of how it works. <BR> <BR> <BR> We will really glad to have you! <BR> <BR> Go to Member Created Challenges, then Specific Time Period Challenges, then sort it by the newest a... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:07:32 EST Glad to hear I'm not the only one Its nice to see that I'm not the only one buying extra extra long jeans and towering over every guy I meet. I'm new to Spark, just joined today, hope to meet some good people and accomplish my goals. Mon, 27 Jul 2009 21:33:50 EST Finally found a home I sit between 5'11" and 6' (I have a large chest and poor posture, so I fluctuate a little). I don't even dream of being less than a 9/10, I know it can't happen (a high school eating disorder proved that), I'm just curvy. My goal weight is 155lbs, and I only have 5lbs to go. I'm tired of people making judgements about weight based solely on the number. 155lbs on me looks a lot different than it does on someone who is 5'4", I think it's very reasonable for me. Fri, 24 Jul 2009 17:40:05 EST hey hey ! Hey everyone, I'm Amy, I am 6 on the dot, and eighteen years old. Its pretty annoying most of the time being this tall, especially at the age I'm at, but I am slowly coming to appreciate my height, because in the end, is a part of who I am and without it, I woudln't be quite as 'me'. (Plus these great gams aren't too bad either ;p) <BR> <BR> So hey! And good luck on your journeys to a healthier lifestyle! Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:17:43 EST Hey Hi everyone, just trying to get everything figured out and stop existing and live my life instead. Sun, 5 Jul 2009 22:51:03 EST Q for July: What's your biggest obstacle? What's your biggest obstacle right now? <BR> <BR> And - what are you doing to fight it/get around it OR are you looking for help? Wed, 1 Jul 2009 21:32:34 EST ~July~ Fitness Minute Challenge Whether you want to do it again - or for the first time..... join us in the July Fitness Minutes CHALLENGE! :) <BR> <BR> <em>135</em> <BR> <BR> As a reminder of what it is - <BR> <BR> How many fitness minutes are you pledging to do in July? Fitness minutes = cardio or strength. <BR> <BR> Post your monthly goal - and then you can come back daily or weekly to track against that goal. You can join this even past 7/1 - just set your goal accordingly for the month. Wed, 1 Jul 2009 21:29:18 EST Feeling Unattractive! Is it just me or is there someone else you feels unattractive? Never have I ever felt this way before. Never had a problem with letting myself go and feeling like I was the sexiest woman in the world for my husband. But no, after putting on over 100 plus pounds the sexiness is gone. How I long to regain it all back.(The Sexiness of course) No matter how my husband makes me feel there is that something that keeps me totally from letting go. I can read blogs all day and get inspired and feel th... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 15:06:15 EST Hello! Hi guys! I'm so happy to have found this Sparkteam! I'm 22 and 6'0. It's so nice to see people who are of similar height and have similar weight goals. Happy Monday! Mon, 15 Jun 2009 09:42:46 EST Swimsuits?! With summer right around the corner, it's time for swimsuit shopping, and I'm having trouble. There doesn't seem to be a two-piece in the world that can support my boobs, and if I find one that looks OK, the bottom magically doesn't exist in an XL. If I try on a one-piece, it's not long enough, so it makes me look weird. <BR> <BR> I've been to several stores and can't find ANYTHING. :( Sooo, I was hoping to find some suggestions here. Where do you other tall ladies shop for swimsuits?? ... Tue, 9 Jun 2009 12:19:50 EST Question of the Week - June 8th OK what is your ONE favorite thing about SparkPeople? If you could only recommend ONE part of this site to a new person - what would it be and why? <BR> <BR> Nutrition Tracker? Fitness Tracker? Workout Videos, Spark Teams? Message Boards? ?? Something I haven't thought of? <BR> <BR> What is YOUR favorite? Mon, 8 Jun 2009 21:37:34 EST workout clothes - where to find the cute stuff Last week I got a backhanded compliment from my trainer. She told me to wear something a little tighter. Her exact words to me "How big do you think you are?" I didn't want to embarrass myself by telling her and I know she only said it because I tend to wear big shirts over my sweats, of which I have two pair. <BR> <BR> So to accommodate my changing body and my trainer's sense of fashion, can anyone give me any ideas of where to find cute workout clothes to fit a size 16/18? <BR> <BR> I'm ... Sun, 7 Jun 2009 08:24:22 EST 6 ft and 50 pounds too heavy Hi! I am probably like everyone else here in that I have always been able to hide my weight fairly well. Despite that, I am extremely sensitive about my weight. And, today, two teenage girls called me fat. <BR> :( Guess I am not hiding it as well as I thought. I have never been called fat in my life!!! <BR> <BR> I have a severe chronic pain condition that has rendered me immobile. In addition to that, my husband abandoned me last year, so I have NO support. I can barely take care of myse... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 23:29:02 EST "Oh Your Tall You Can Carry The Weight" Why is it that people always think because you are tall you can afford to gain weight. As I began to plateau up in weight and I would have convesation about weight, some would say, "oh your tall, you can carry the weight." Come on now. Tall people have weight issues to. I am 5'11" and for the past few years I have been struggling with my weight. Now I am over 300 pounds and those who know my weight can't believe it but I know and my body feels it. It is true, some of us can carry 200 pounds a... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 16:49:34 EST Question of the Week - June 1st Hey - just thought of trying this as a topic starter every week to spark some activity. <BR> <BR> Question - What fun activity / trip / event are you looking forward to this summer? The next few months are likely to be busy ones - but what is the one big thing you are really looking forward to? Be it a big trip, a life event or just having time to sit by the pool and finally read a particular book. What's up on your agenda for June/July/August? <BR> <BR> Note - I haven't really come up w... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 22:26:43 EST ~June~ Fitness Minutes Challenge Whether you want to do it again - or for the first time..... join us in the June Fitness Minutes CHALLENGE! :) <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> As a reminder of what it is - <BR> <BR> How many fitness minutes are you pledging to do in June? Fitness minutes = cardio or strength. <BR> <BR> Post your monthly goal - and then you can come back daily or weekly to track against that goal. You can join this even past 6/1 - just set your goal accordingly for the month. Mon, 1 Jun 2009 21:54:16 EST I know this is bad.... but I don't stretch. I go to the gym do my cardio, and then my strength training. I know all the benefits of stretching and that I SHOULD do it, but I don't. Anyone else? Sat, 30 May 2009 01:27:47 EST I am 5'9 but I wear 4 in heels daily Hello <BR> My name is Ronda, I am new to the Spark. I am excited and I plan to stay that way.I look forward to chatting with the team!~ <em>244</em> Thu, 28 May 2009 10:29:59 EST Injured and need ideas.... I (stupidly) dropped a coffee table on my foot while on vacation (totally sober, amazingly enough!)and now am at a loss for cardio ideas. I am itching to get back to my routine, after gaining almost 2 lbs. while away. I also do not think I can run my first 5k this weekend - bummner. Any ideas, girls? Wed, 27 May 2009 15:24:54 EST Goal achieved!!! I did it! Today's weigh in was 160.0, which was the goal I set for myself when I signed up with SP back in December. I've had to make some sacrifices (no more homemade pizza for example) and I absolutely have to log everything I eat in my food diary so I can keep my eating under control, but it hasn't been too bad and I don't feel deprived. I still have my morning lattes (I have an espresso machine at home) and I still get to have my chocolate (in moderation). <BR> <BR> Before joining SP I h... Wed, 27 May 2009 09:34:55 EST How long are your legs? I know that my legs are pretty long, even for tall girls. I was wondering how long everyone else's legs are? I measured from foot to top of hip bone and got 43". Who's longer and shorter, and how tall are you? I think it's neato that we are all tall but some are all legs and some are long torso, and some got both! lol Oh, I'm 5'8". ( I got this from another website that was talking about the woman with the world's longest legs) Tue, 26 May 2009 15:36:44 EST Hi Hi everyone, just joined the group. I'm glad to see tall women like me. This is cool. Fri, 22 May 2009 18:37:59 EST 5'8", but I wear tall pants! Hi ladies! My name is Krista. I hope you'll still count me in even though I am just under the mark. lol Believe me, I am tall enough. I am all legs and have such a hard time finding pants that fit right. All of my life i have been the tallest girl in the crowd. I am so glad to see that other girls know what it's like to try to figure out what's proportionately right for their height. It can be so discouraging to see the low low numbers of shorter women. Size 8 on me is not a size 8 on s... Wed, 20 May 2009 21:51:42 EST what is your weigh in day and why? Mine is monday, because it keeps me more accountable on the weekends Tue, 12 May 2009 00:59:25 EST 5'11" in California - Happy to have found you! Hi! <BR> <BR> My name is Jennifer and I am 5'11" and trying to lose 80 pounds (I think!) I did Weight Watchers about 4 years ago, but have since gained all the weight back, had a baby, and ended up at an all time high of 246! <BR> <BR> When I was doing WW, I found a Tall Girls group that I loved, so I am thrilled to have found a similar group here! I started Spark on 3/23/09 and have lost 11 pounds so far. 69 or so to go! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to you! Mon, 11 May 2009 22:57:40 EST Sounds of music ! Bonjour everybody ! <BR> <BR> Sent by my late Irish best friend's Hubby ! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <em>185</em> Sat, 9 May 2009 13:38:20 EST At 6'1, I was hoping to find a TALL Gurls team! Its sometimes so hard to be motivated by our shorter sisters! I'm on a mission to lose at least 36lbs before my B-Day on October 18. Looking forward to the support, camaraderie, and all else we ladies can offer each other!!! Fri, 8 May 2009 14:04:50 EST You mean there are more of us! Geesh, I wish the Internet had existed when I was a teenager. It would have been good for my burgeoning self-esteem to know there were other tall women just like me! One thing I did not realize back then, and I am trying to come to terms with now, is that the numbers on the scale for me are NOT going to be the same as the numbers for my much shorter girlfriends. I used to torture myself with all my insecurities when I was 150 pounds in my teens and twenties. Have you seen the chick on Big... Thu, 7 May 2009 21:52:13 EST ~May~ Fitness Minutes Challenge Whether you want to do it again - or for the first time..... join us in the May Fitness Minutes CHALLENGE! :) <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> As a reminder of what it is - <BR> <BR> How many fitness minutes are you pledging to do in May? Fitness minutes = cardio or strength. <BR> <BR> Post your monthly goal - and then you can come back daily or weekly to track against that goal. You can join this even past 5/1 - just set your goal accordingly for the month. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Sun, 3 May 2009 21:27:26 EST Hey all tall ladies...Need buddies I am 6'0 feet tall. I was very excited to find this site.WOW!! I have always struggled with my weight. I was always large and in charge, but know after 3 pregancies I am very fat and I feel so uncomfortable and not alot of engery. I hate that word "Diet" I prefer lifestyle change. I look so forward to meeting every-one. Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:26:01 EST Having a real hard time.... Okay ladies. So I have been WORKING MY BEHIND OFF!! I have been sticking to my guidelines and eating well (with the odd meal out here and there) for the part 2 MONTHS, and my weight just fluxuates 1-2 pounds up and down. I am trying to keep in mind that this is a life change and to keep me healthy and all of that - but it is extremely hard to not see any results with the ferocity I have been keeping at this. It's hard to see people that joined after me just zip on past me. I know that ev... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 10:37:06 EST I gained weight this week Only one pound, but my measurements are up too. Blah! We've had bad weather and I came down with a cold, so I've had to cut way back on my exercise program. And I've been eating too much. I have to get back on track. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping this is just a "two steps forward, one step back" kind of thing. I did manage a 45 minute walk yesterday and felt ok, so I'll try another today. And I have to get the snacking under control again. Things have been stressful at work, and when I'm stressed I w... Thu, 9 Apr 2009 10:49:41 EST ~April~ Challenge: Fitness Minutes! Whether you want to do it again - or for the first time..... join us in the April Fitness Minutes CHALLENGE! :) <BR> <BR> <em>138</em> <BR> <BR> As a reminder of what it is - <BR> <BR> How many fitness minutes are you pledging to do in April? Fitness minutes = cardio or strength. <BR> <BR> Post your monthly goal - and then you can come back daily or weekly to track against that goal. You can join this even past 4/1 - just set your goal accordingly for the month. <BR> <BR> <em>104</... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 21:23:18 EST Hi everyone! I might have to leave the team everyone. I just found out I'm pregnant so my weightloss efforts will be put on hold. I'm going to head on over to babyfit. I'll be back in 9 months time!!! <BR> <BR> It was great being here with you all!!! <em>252</em> Tue, 31 Mar 2009 12:23:48 EST Yay for tall women!! Hello everyone! <BR> I am 5'10 and weigh a LOT (lol) and I'm happy to have found a group just for us tall girls!!! All my life, my nickname was "giraffe" and i was never ashamed of it and I'm glad none of us are ashamed of our height!!!! =o) Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:56:41 EST 5'10" from NZ and so glad I found this team! Hi everyone, I am so glad to find other tall women I can relate to! It's like coming home! As I read your posts I'm nodding my head in agreement thinking "yes! I know what you mean!" <BR> Having to lose so much more weight before dropping a dress size, and even then still being much 'bigger' than other women. People being shocked at how much I weigh, after all my 'goal weight' is other people's starting weight! Not to mention feeling self-concious around my peers who are much smaller and p... Fri, 27 Mar 2009 01:42:33 EST Hello!! Hey everyone! I'm Emmy. I'm glad to have found the tall ladies team! I'm loving the tall-girl forum topics, like the one about wearing heels even though we're tall. I've recently been wearing heels like crazy! I never used to wear them, but now I seem to find myself in a pair quite often. :-) <BR> <BR> Anyway, I joined sparkpeople to help myself lose my freshman 50, and just thought I would introduce myself to this awesome team of tall ladies! Thu, 26 Mar 2009 22:19:50 EST Walking to a Cure! I am walking with a group of family and friends in the MS Walk in April, in honor of my father who was diagnosed with MS in 1980. He is now on disability from work and is walking with great difficulty. <BR> <BR> Our group, The MS Tominators, is trying to get to our modest team goal. Anyone willing to donate to the MS Society through our team please visit the MS Walk website and search for The MS Tominators and make your donation. Anything you can manage in these hard times is greatly apprec... Thu, 26 Mar 2009 16:59:15 EST Glad to find the Tall Ladies Page Hi! I'm Jenn and I'm just glad to have found this page since you girls would understand that we have more weight, but aren't necessarily overweight because we are taller. There's a big difference between a woman who's 5'10" and 150 lbs. than a woman who is 5'3" and 150 lbs. Weight isn't what matters really when trying to get to a place where you feel better about yourself, but in measurements and clothing sizes decreasing. That's an accomplishment. Your weight may not go down drastically sinc... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 16:32:42 EST Hi Hi my name is Colleen and I am new to this team. I live in London, Ontario Sun, 8 Mar 2009 00:14:11 EST March Challenge: Fitness Minutes! Whether you want to do it again - or for the first time..... join us in the March Fitness Minutes CHALLENGE! :) <BR> <BR> As a reminder of what it is - <BR> <BR> How many fitness minutes are you pledging to do in March? Fitness minutes = cardio or strength. <BR> <BR> Post your monthly goal - and then you can come back daily or weekly to track against that goal. You can join this even past 3/1 - just set your goal accordingly for the month. Sun, 1 Mar 2009 21:43:54 EST Hello everyone! I'm just introducing myself, as I have not gotten around to it yet. I'm excited to be a member of the tall ladies as I am 5'11'' and love it. I however don't really think of myself as someone tall. Whenever I see really tall girls, I always think to myself "wow, she is tall" Then I realize that I am the same height. <BR> <BR> I'm here to lose 60lbs, but have lost 6 of that already! I love this site and the motivation, support and tools it has provided me with. I'm here hoping to get more fr... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 02:19:45 EST Goal Weight I'm just curious what everyone goal weights are... <BR> <BR> My husband seems to think that if I go down to 160 I'll be too small. I was about 165 or 168 when we got married and he always called me small even though I didn't think I was. I was about a size 6-8. Now I'm a 12. <BR> <BR> Being that we are tall, we tend to hold more weight on our frame than shorter people so I just wanted to find out from you all what you think is reasonable for our heights. Fri, 27 Feb 2009 21:48:56 EST Lamentation of Heels I often ponder why total stangers find it almost a moral insult for me to wear heels. I stand about 6'2 3/4 in my flat feet, and I mean flat feet literally. I find that because my feet are so flat (the doctors were in awe)that flat shoes are usually a bit uncomfortable, whereas heels offer a little more support for my flat feet. I also find them sexy. I feel like my look is complete in them. I obviously don't need the height, it's about the LOOK and to me, nothing says unfinshed, like a ... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 15:09:35 EST Hello Ladies Hi, I am Pam. I am 6'2" and thrilled to have found this team. I am once again starting over with my journey to healthy living. I am going to be successful!! Wed, 25 Feb 2009 14:42:43 EST Five pounds lost! I did my weigh in today, and I'm down *five pounds* from when I started! I've lost an inch off my waist too, and my thighs are looking less flabby as well. I've noticed my jeans are fitting a lot better now. <BR> <BR> It's not a lot, but it's a good start and I'm feeling very encouraged! :) <BR> <BR> Debby Sat, 21 Feb 2009 18:33:53 EST Looking for someone to help me along I am 29 and 5'11. Looking for someone to help keep me motivate. I would like to lose at least 60lbs maybe a little more. I am also willing to help someone else along with some encouragment. Fri, 20 Feb 2009 11:21:07 EST Suits Anyone have any advice on where to find good quality suits for a decent price?! My problem is not only am I tall, but I have extremely long arms. I am not going to be able to walk into Macy's or Belk and find anything I am afraid. I have looked online at Banana Republic..but just the coat is almost $300!! I might just have to bite the bullet and spend the money. I also saw some on Old Navy, but just don't know about the quality..Any advice would be great!!! Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:55:30 EST new to group in VA I joined SP about a week ago and just joined this group. I'm currently 5'10, but used to be 6'1 1/4, although I never admitted to that 1/4 inch. :) When I was 19, I broke my back and had to have several vertebrae and discs removed. They didn't expect me to walk again, so they just took everything out and didn't put anything back in me to "hold me up". The surgery was more of a success than expected and I was quickly walking again but over the years, I've shrunk a few inches. I'm still t... Tue, 17 Feb 2009 09:05:34 EST I'm going on hiatus for a few months... ...because I'll be over on BabyFit with Mandi keeping track instead. :) <BR> <BR> After three BFPs this morning I thought that was a pretty good sign that it was the real deal. <BR> <BR> It's my first pregnancy, so I'm accepting all the sticky dust anyone wants to throw at me. :) <BR> <BR> Valentine's Day, the fifth anniversary of our first date, the week I FINALLY make it back to a healthy BMI... it's like this month was meant to be. And, I might even be due on my dad's birthday in ... Sat, 14 Feb 2009 12:33:53 EST Moving to BabyFit Yes, that's right, I am pregnant with my 3rd child so I'm leaving SparkPeople for awhile and moving over to BabyFit. I plan to be back next year. Good luck to you all as you continue on your journey! <BR> <BR> ~Mandi Thu, 12 Feb 2009 19:02:13 EST Progress at last! I've had a hard time losing weight, but at my last weigh in I was two pounds lower! I'm noticing my clothes are fitting better too. I think going to a daily exercise program is what got it started. Every other day just wasn't enough. <BR> <BR> I'm back on the job market due to my employer running out of money. My boss came to me two weeks ago and slapped me with a 50 percent pay cut! He said they can't afford to pay my salary any more. Not only that, we get paid monthly and he made the cut ... Tue, 10 Feb 2009 10:25:30 EST Howdy from Idaho! Hi guys! I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Sarah, I live in Idaho, and I have about 25lbs. left to lose! I want to enlist in the Navy, but in order to do that I have to meet a weight max or make a certain percent body fat. When I started this journey, back in July, I had 60lbs. to lose, so I've done really well so far. I just heard about this website and thought it would be a great place to keep me motivated one those days that I'm down. Well, even on those days that I feel GREAT!... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 15:49:21 EST Coming back again Hi. My name is Deedee and my height is 6'. I weigh about 205 to 206 lbs. I was with Sparkpeople about 6 mos ago then I got lazy and stopped coming on the site. So now I am back and ready to go. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet everyone...... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 10:58:52 EST 6'1'- in Canada Hi, I'm Kenzie <BR> I have been with Sparkpeople for over a year now, and havn't committed completely with it (sometimes go for months-not signing in and what not), BUT i am super excited to make 2009 a fresh, new year and one in which I WILL reach my weight loss goals. <BR> Im relaly excited to be here! Being Tall ROCKS Tue, 3 Feb 2009 09:13:50 EST 6'1" Newbie in Madison Hi everyone! I'm kind of new to SparkPeople, so I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm at student at UW-Madison (go Badgers!) majoring in Agriculture and Applied Economics. I'm currently 217 lbs and my goal is 180. The last two weeks I've been pretty successful at exercising 5x per week and sticking to 1800 calories. Now I just need to repeat for about 9 months <em>41</em> Tue, 3 Feb 2009 07:36:38 EST 5'10" in Japan Hello ladies of the Internet! <BR> <BR> I'm so glad I found this team! <BR> <BR> My name is Archelle, I'm 23 and I'm an American living in Japan. So you can imagine how I stick out like a sore thumb here. Big, tall white girl comin' through! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great weekend! Fri, 30 Jan 2009 12:30:02 EST February Challenge: Fitness Minutes! Do you want to do it again - or for the first time? <BR> <BR> As a reminder of what it is - <BR> <BR> How many fitness minutes are you pledging to do in February? Fitness minutes = cardio or strength. <BR> <BR> Post your monthly goal - and then you can come back daily or weekly to track against that goal. You can join this even past 2/1 - just set your goal accordingly for the month. <BR> <BR> I will figure out my goal once I get back - but I didn't want to start this over a week into... Thu, 29 Jan 2009 21:35:02 EST 5'9" or 5'10" and New Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> I am Treens. I have over 100lbs to lose and I am serious about getting healthy. Because of my height I have always been able to hide my weight and people never believe them when I tell how much I weigh. That has been a blessing and a curse. <BR> <BR> I put my goal weight at 160 because it is at the top of my healthy BMI. However, I will stop when I find my happy weight. My 1st cousin is 6'1", weighs 175lbs and she is considered skinny! I have not weighed below ... Tue, 27 Jan 2009 21:31:56 EST Supportive Sports Bra HELP!!!! Hey y'all! I have a ? that might be a little TMI! lol! <BR> <BR> I have a large chest and I just can't seem to find the right sports bra. I enjoy running and need some GOOD support! <BR> <BR> I buy bras that I think are going to do the trick, but they end up digging into my shoulder right above my collar bone! I feel like I have permanent marks there! And it hurts! The sports bras rub my skin raw and then I get in the shower..OUCH!!! <BR> <BR> So if anyone else has a large chest and has... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 22:20:56 EST Workout music My workout playlist needs some new songs badly!!! I don't think I can sit through another cardio session with it. What songs do you like to listen to when you work out? <BR> <BR> I like stuff you can dance to with a really good beat! Tue, 20 Jan 2009 21:25:49 EST Cardio Question So - in starting out with a new excerise regiment, I'm sure we all feel the challenges in finding the time to "get it in". <BR> <BR> I was wondering and hoping someone may shed some light on this question: <BR> <BR> Is there any difference or which one is better... Doing 45 minutes of cardio 3 times a week or 25-30 minutes of cardio 5 times a week? Fri, 16 Jan 2009 09:59:50 EST Helloooooo! 5'10" and ready to lose! It is SOOO much easier to be tall and skinny than to just be looked at as the "big girl". Heloo to everyone here! Wed, 14 Jan 2009 17:01:27 EST New to group, 6'1" in Colorado I just joined recently and thought I'd say hi :) Looks like a good group so I'm looking forward to getting to know people here. <BR> <BR> Debby Sat, 10 Jan 2009 16:47:54 EST New to team! Glad to know there are other tall ladies out there trying to lose weight and tone up!! <BR> <BR> I am 5'10 and my current weight is 160. I would like to get done to 140-145 range. <BR> <BR> I didn't embrace my height until college and now absolutely love it! Wed, 7 Jan 2009 12:48:10 EST How often do you weigh yourself? And where, and with what kind of scale? <BR> <BR> I'm feeling frustrated with both my home scales and the scales at my gym. We bought our scales at Ikea years ago for about $10. They probably come within 5 lbs or so, but i'm looking for a little more precision these days. <BR> <BR> I weighed myself multiple times today after working out, varying where i stood on the scale (close the front edge, in the middle, closer to the back), and each time got a different reading all of which were at ... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 19:03:32 EST January Challenge: Fitness Minutes! Do you want to do it again - or for the first time? I think people were expressing interest so I thought I'd start a new topic for January. <BR> <BR> As a reminder of what it is - <BR> <BR> How many fitness minutes are you pledging to do in January? Fitness minutes = cardio or strength. <BR> <BR> Post your monthly goal - and then you can come back daily or weekly to track against that goal. You can join this even past 1/1 - just set your goal accordingly for the month. <BR> <BR> I stil... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 21:53:58 EST I'm engaged!!! Yeppers, that was my Christmas gift, a beautiful engagement ring… And now I've got to lose weight to fit into the gorgeous wedding dress I bought back in July (can you tell that I knew it was going to happen?) <BR> <BR> Please, ladies, help me to stay on track to lose 10-15 pounds over the next 3-4 months. The holidays are over and I'm trying so very hard to stay away from all the leftover cookies, eggnog, pies, etc. And getting my lazy butt back into the gym!! I've totally fallen off tha... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 11:01:17 EST In 2009....... What are you plans for 2009? Call them resolutions, plans, goals, thoughts.. ideas... whatever term you like. But as we end 2008 - what are your thoughts for 2009? <BR> <BR> They could be health, weight, fitness, work, family, etc. What are you looking forward to in the new year? <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Mon, 29 Dec 2008 21:29:29 EST Hi!! :) Hi everyone! First off, let me just say that it's a pleasure to have found other tall women! I am always so happy when I see a tall woman (I'm 6'0") - and it's like an instant connection! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I've always been overweight, but since I begain a graduate program in the fall of '07, I gained 30 pounds. And most of that has been in the past 6 months! Of course, that makes me feel awful and so I eat more ... you know how this goes. So I'm here for support and advice and anything else... Sat, 27 Dec 2008 13:57:49 EST How are you handling holiday eating? I must say this is the FIRST holiday season in my whole life that I have not just thrown in the towel and eaten like a pig from Thanksgiving to Christmas!! I feel so empowered!! I just vowed that no matter what, I would commit to an hour of cardio 5 days a week and I have stuck to it. I am focused on maintaining not so much on losing. I have eaten a few cookies here and there - okay, ,more than a few, but my weight has stayed the same or even dropped a bit on some weigh ins. What a concept - ... Mon, 22 Dec 2008 11:44:57 EST How is everyone? Just stopping by to see how you guys were doing. I don't get on here as much anymore but when I do I want to check up on my SPark buddies. I'm still doing what I am supposed to but am not on here regularly to record everything. Hope all is well. Wed, 17 Dec 2008 18:04:03 EST A gift for anyone For those who are hard to buy for... <BR> One of my best friends gave this to me a couple of years ago. I thought it was the neatest "gift" I've received in a long time. Buy nine gifts, corresponding with the numbers, wrap each individually, label gifts according to the numbers, print off the list, and have the person read the list and open the gift individually. You can buy very inexpensive gifts, or the sky's the limit. Do whatever is right for you. <BR> I've done this several times, and ... Wed, 10 Dec 2008 00:57:27 EST Hi New Tall Girl here 5' 11.5" I look forward to getting to know everybody. Mon, 1 Dec 2008 23:26:00 EST December Challenge: Fitness Minutes! OK are you ready? <BR> <BR> How many fitness minutes are you pledging to do in December? Fitness minutes = cardio or strength. <BR> <BR> Post your monthly goal - and then you can come back daily or weekly to track against that goal. You can join this even past 12/1 - just set your goal accordingly for December. <BR> <BR> I'll try to tally up the team's total. <BR> <BR> My personal goal is going to be 800 minutes. I know I'm out of town one long weekend and with the holidays that'll be a... Sun, 30 Nov 2008 22:00:35 EST 6' in St. Paul, MN I am really glad I found this group. I just happened across it on someone else's sparkpage. I was looking for a group of tall women, and here you are!! Definitely will never be model-thin because my body's not built like that and I do enjoy eating, but would be happy at a healthy weight!! Thu, 27 Nov 2008 23:11:12 EST 5'10 and no idea what I'm doing ... I've always lost weight accidentally. Now I've put the weight back on (accidentally as well!) I guess I need help with deliberately losing weight... Wed, 26 Nov 2008 14:00:02 EST New and 5'11" I've found my tribe! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm currently at 306 lbs. and my goal is 180 lbs. Used to be much skinnier than that (you know the drill) but I think that age (I turned 37 today) and sanity (I'd rather not live in the gym) makes 180 lbs. a good weight for me. I'll look good and it'll be easier to find clothes (well, as "easy" as it ever is when you're tall!) and I'll be able to avoid a lot of obesity-related medical issues. <BR> <BR> Really looking forward to participating w/... Sun, 23 Nov 2008 18:43:09 EST Up for a Challenge? So the holidays are practically upon us and I don't know about you but I've been facing some motivation challenges. I find committing to a challenge helps keep me accountable. <BR> <BR> But then I was trying to think of something that would work for the diverse team we have. Some like cardio, some strength - some are limited in what they can do, etc. I was inspired by another team to keep it simple -- how about a minutes challenge? <BR> <BR> How many fitness minutes are you committing to... Sat, 22 Nov 2008 22:36:42 EST Where you do you guys get your winter coats? Hi all! I'm in search of a new coat (or two - it's been a while since I've bought a new winter coat) and I thought I'd post here to make sure I'm checking all the right places. So far I've checked: <BR> <BR> Banana Republic <BR> J Crew <BR> Long Elegant Legs <BR> J C Penney <BR> Gap <BR> Old Navy <BR> Eddie Bauer <BR> Lands' End <BR> <BR> I've also checked Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and Macy's, but didn't really find any "tall" coats on any of those sites. I find, when I'm in their stores... Sat, 22 Nov 2008 16:32:05 EST Hi...I'm new to this team Hi to All, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team but have been with SP since August. I'm from estern PA, 5'10"', very busy with 2 jobs and being back in college. Hope to get to know you folks. <BR> <BR> Jan <em>30</em> Tue, 18 Nov 2008 19:08:00 EST New 5' 9 1/2" but a little overwhelmed Hello ladies, hope you are all well and happy. I joined SparkPeople this (UK) morning and I've been on here an awful lot since, trying to sort through all the information. There seems to be loads to get used to. Finding things, changing them, saving and moving them and remembering how to get back is overwhelming. That being said, I've heard from people who have been encouraging and offered help - so I haven't thrown the towel in yet! I've had it with the goal saboteurs (friends?) who won't be... Sat, 15 Nov 2008 15:27:47 EST Great Tall Jeans at Old Navy!!! I wnet Jeans shopping at ON yesterday and tried on the long length - 34 inches. GREAT fit!! Plus, they also have talls on-line with a longer rise and a 36 inseam. I cam home and ordered them in the tall - they were on sale for $20!!! Wed, 12 Nov 2008 11:35:03 EST Have You Ever Done A 5K?? Due to some inspiration by NDCHRISTI, this weekend I signed up for my FIRST 5K on 12/7!!! <BR> <BR> Has anyone ever done a 5K? Please, any advice, comments on what you did to get yourself ready would be great! What was your time? <BR> <BR> I have been walking/jogging everyday minimum 1/2 hour & up to 90 minutes. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to hear from all of you! <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Nov 2008 16:33:06 EST Tall workout pants at Target!!!!!!! I saw in the Sunday flyer that Target has 34 inch inseam workout pants. I didn't buy any b/c I needed a pair of running tights, but I did hold them up to my long legs and they bottoms were very much touching the floor. They had workout pants and fleece pants in "long" inseams. They are $18 which is certainly a bargain when you look at the tall catalogs and see how much they charge!! Sun, 9 Nov 2008 23:58:08 EST Not new, just back and down 20 pounds!! Two years ago I lost 50 pounds and slowly packed back on 30. Well, I have lost 20 as of today and am so thrilled I have gotten back on track!!! Thu, 6 Nov 2008 17:32:58 EST Work out wear So the cold weather is here and I need to switch from shorts to pants when working out, but where do you find longs in work out wear? <BR> They thankfully make them for jeans now but men's work out pants are even too short and not made for a woman's curves. <BR> Any suggestions on relatively inexpensive work out pants out there? Wed, 5 Nov 2008 15:49:31 EST Yeah for Tall Ladies! 5' 11" from Massachusetts What a great group to be in! Tall Ladies, yep, that's me! I have always felt "big" because I have always been tall! I DO like wearing 1 - 2" heels and definitely tower over most! (Even in the voting lines this morning!) <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know other fellow tall ladies who have similar weight loss goals! <BR> <BR> Courtney Tue, 4 Nov 2008 09:05:01 EST Happy November - How Are You? Just checking in again.... yet another month has flipped on the calendar... so how are things in your life? <BR> <BR> Stop in and say hello! Sun, 2 Nov 2008 20:53:50 EST You're response to "Woah, you're tall" Hi ladies, I'm new to the group, but enjoying the threads I've already read immensely. <BR> <BR> My question to you all is how do you respond to people when they come up to you out of nowhere and tell you what you've known probably your whole life " Woah, you're tall!" "Did you know you're tall" "Wow, you're really tall" <BR> <BR> Am I the only one who finds this highly inappropriate? <BR> <BR> Sometimes I resist the urge to say "Yeah, and you're ugly, but I'm sure you know that" I ... Tue, 21 Oct 2008 09:38:54 EST Will you date someone shorter? Do you have height requirements for your dates? I find that I'm usually only attracted to men that are taller than me, but would date someone my height. Shorter is an issue cause I think the only reason they are interested is cause they are eye level with my boobs (I have 34-36 D to DD boobs, so I wonder).... What about you guys? Mon, 20 Oct 2008 14:32:15 EST New 5'9 3/4 and loving it Hi I am new and I love this. I have never been a part of a group like this before and I like it. it is unique and inspiring. Thank you for being a part of my journey. Sat, 18 Oct 2008 18:41:23 EST Tall Daughter Hi girls. I'm new to the group. I was hoping to get some support. I am 5 11. My oldest daughter is 6 and at least a head taller than her classmates. We constantly hear how big she is or how tall she is or that she looks like she's 8. <BR> <BR> It is really beginning to affect her self confidence. I explain all the wonderful things about being tall. Some days, like today, she gets really down about it. <BR> <BR> Please share your stories and how you have dealt with it. <BR> <BR> than... Thu, 16 Oct 2008 14:11:21 EST Olá from Portugal Hi <BR> <BR> I was so pleased to find this group the other day and after reading through the Tell us about you thread I was especially delighted to find that I am not alone at 6'5" (1.96m) <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I must admit that I was finding it hard to relate to others whose target weights were me minus a few limbs LOL. <BR> <BR> Usually I forget my height and often end up wondering why people stare, only to snap back to reality and think "oh yeah I'm tall". I guess I am getting more c... Tue, 30 Sep 2008 07:31:20 EST I am A Tall Lady Too. LOVE IT! 5' 10 I am new to this Team.I am recently getting back on to the sparkpeople again. Lost 4lbs since 9/11. Just seeking friends who are supportive and who needs support. Hey Team!! Mon, 29 Sep 2008 23:22:12 EST Vegetarianis sm/Veganism, and living with parents? So I have a dilemma-listed in the subject of this topic. Ever since 2 weeks ago where all meat dishes looked very very BAD at the college cafeteria for a day straight, I've dipped into going more and more vegetarian. I've gone through two work-weeks of eating just the vegan dishes, adding beans, lots of veggies, fruits, and whole grains wherever I can-and feeling GREAT about it; very happy when I'm getting my veggies and eating my fake meat(or sometimes I'll just go with beans or tofu), and d... Sun, 28 Sep 2008 17:17:38 EST Tall Ladies are HOT! This has nothing to do with anything particular, but can I just say that we are all one hot bunch of tall ladies! lol <BR> <BR> I was looking around(snooping) at some pages of the girls in this team, and you all are working so hard at your goals and still having time for your families and job, and I wanted to say that I noticed and I think you all are doing a great job. <BR> <BR> I'm having a feel-good day and I hope I passed along the good vibes to you all. <BR> <BR> stay up ladies! <BR> ... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 15:04:41 EST New from Midwest Ohio Hello Tall Ladies- I just found this group today and couldnt wait to join. I am 6' and have been since about 7th or 8th grade!!! I was the tallest person in my class at school until the guys finally caught up when we were Sophomores!! <BR> <BR> I cant wait to jump in on the message boards and I briefly looked over the other topics and I am very excited cause I always wondered how others at the same or close to the same height were doing with calories and such! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 23 Sep 2008 11:12:11 EST Do you ever "feel" tall? I have had people ask me about being tall and stuff, but I have never felt like I was tall. My dad is 6'3" and my mom is 5'9" so my parents were always taller than me until I outgrew my mom in 8th grade. I don't "feel" like I am tall even though I know I am. It is normal for me to look over the top of heads in a crowd or to have people stare... <BR> <BR> Anyone else feel the same way? Tue, 16 Sep 2008 12:58:55 EST new to group, 6'1" in New York Hi everyone!! I am new to SparkPeople, and so glad they have a group for tall women. I love being tall and really have embraced it in the last few years. Once I found out where to buy properly fitting clothes its all good. I just wish I was at this place when I was a size 8. Oh well with the help of sp and the wonderful community that wish will be a reality before I know it. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 11:05:56 EST 6'3" And new to team! Hello from Oklahoma! Hey Hey! Just wanted to sto by and introduce myself. I'm Gina. Me and my husband live in oklahoma with our two kiddos ages 4 and 1. We just celebrated our 5 year anniversary on sept. 12th. Yay us! I am 6'3" and am on my way to getting to a healthy weight. i think its awesome that there is a group for tall women losing weight! Good luck to all of you! Hope to hear from you soon!! Mon, 15 Sep 2008 16:52:23 EST September has rolled in... where are you? The seasons they will be a changing.... how was your August? Meet any goals or objectives? Hit a roadblock or a plateau? <BR> <BR> What about September, have any goals or objectives? 4 months left of 2008! <BR> <BR> Something to cheer? <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Need support? <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> So.... how are you? Tue, 2 Sep 2008 21:15:07 EST buying a swimsuit for swimming laps Hubby and I recently joined a gym and we have access to a lap pool. We are both considering a triathlon so I want to start swimming but I need a one piece that is actually long enough for me! I tried on some Speedo one pieces at a sporting goods store, but they (of course) were not long enough in the torso. I think they went up to a size 38. I would guess that maybe I need a couple sizes larger. Any suggestions fellow tall people?!? Mon, 1 Sep 2008 13:10:57 EST 6'1" and new to this group It's nice to be among those who know what it's like to have trouble finding clothes and feel like they stick out like a sore thumb! <BR> <BR> Of course I am an elementary school teacher so I am a gargantuan to all my kids even more so. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hi! Sun, 31 Aug 2008 16:53:06 EST NEW MEMBER NEEDS SUPPORT Hi, I'm Vicki. I need to lose about 65 lbs just to be at a healthy weight for my height (5'9"). I can sure use some added support. I get discouraged very easily. I've been taking fluid pills since I retain fluid so badly and that knocked 16 lbs off of me within just a few days. But now I don't have the fluid pills and the pounds have already started creeping back up. I'm 4 pounds heavier than I was on my birthday (Aug. 20th). Sigh!! <BR> Vicki <em>198</em> Sat, 23 Aug 2008 18:40:19 EST Tall-Girl Ridicule Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> It's great to find this group. I'm only a month old at SparkPeople and even newer to the community features. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling the need for a little tall-girl power today; it's been a blue day thanks to some rude comments about my height (5'10 in flats) from a stranger in the parking lot. I've always experienced a lot of "feedback" about my height and some times it's harder than others to be proud of my long legs! <BR> <BR> Why is it socially exceptable to mak... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 15:02:27 EST Tall Ladies that Love High Heels I'm new to the team but I thought I would start a little discussion to get everyone's feedback. <BR> <BR> So I love shoes!, I'm already pushing 6ft so I don't go overboard on the inches. I try to stay within 2/2.5 or 3 inches at the max. How come all the sexy shoes have to be 3inches and over!??? why can't they make something sexy at 2.5inches?? Is anyone feeling my pain? <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a place that sells cute shoes that are a decent heel height?? <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 Aug 2008 12:33:23 EST 5'11 New to this Group! Hey just wanted to introduce myself to the group, I'm 54 stand 5'11 I weight 224 lbs now.....I'm married to a wonderful man, I have two children they are both boy's...12 - 13 ...Ok so now everyone knows my life ....Laughs.. Wed, 20 Aug 2008 16:27:49 EST Hi ladies...newbie here! Hi everyone, I'm Lyn, 29, and 5ft 10in. I had a baby in March 2007, gained way too much weight while pregnant (80lb!!!) and still have a bunch left to lose. I weighed 135lb right before I got pregnant and would like to get back down to that again. I've been dieting off and on since April and have lost about 20lb so far, but it's time to get serious... <BR> <BR> I'm originally from the UK (moved here 5 years ago) and I really want to get down to 135 by Xmas because I am going back on vacation... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 00:52:00 EST Bras.... Ok since losing weight I've went from a DD to a C cup. I went to Victoria Secret to try on bras and all the ones I tried on did not make them look natural. They had them sticking straight out like machine bras do you wear that give your breast a natural look? Tue, 12 Aug 2008 12:18:21 EST Olympics? Anyone else a big Olympics watcher? I am a sport-aholic so it's no surprise I love them. I might like the Winter version a bit more but I think this proves I'll watch any sport :) The opening ceremonies last night were AMAZING! <BR> <BR> And today it's been fun to watch all the sports - the women's indoor volleyball, fencing, and just now the women's beach volleyball - although I'm not a big fan of the tiny bathing suits they were it's great to see May/Walsh and I love how they were talkin... Sat, 9 Aug 2008 21:48:46 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 4 Aug 2008 05:59:51 EST PMS weight fluctuation Do you even bother to weigh yourself the day or two before your period? I weigh myself just once a week, and today I am bloated and the scale is NOT my friend. Do you all just omit weighing during PMS to prevent yourself from being discouraged? And, how much water weight do you usually have with PMS? Mon, 4 Aug 2008 02:16:58 EST Joining in! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Johanna and I am TALL <em>213</em> . <BR> <BR> I am a 5'10" Mom of 4 great kids. I am on a journey to loose 30 pounds (going from 200 to 170). So far I am down to 188. I hope to fit into a size 14 when I am done! Sounds like a big size to most but TALL girls know this is like an average height persons size 6 lol. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all <em>220</em> Sun, 3 Aug 2008 09:20:47 EST How many calories do you eat per day? Hi everyone! I was just wondering what calorie amounts have worked for you as you have lost weight. I just increased the number of calories I was eating because I feel like my metabolism is stalling a bit, and I just started strength training, and didn't want to send my body into starvation mode. I'm aiming for about 1600-1700 calories per day now, up from 1400. Fri, 1 Aug 2008 09:12:36 EST 5'9" and New to the Team Hi I'm Jaycee (or Jay) and a tall woman new to the team. I'm 5'9" and wanted to see if I was the only one that can lose 40 lbs and only 1 pant size! LOL! I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about though. I currently am down to my size 10s again, but want to lose another 10-20 lbs. Thu, 31 Jul 2008 18:36:55 EST Tall and new to this team! Hello! <BR> I have been a SPARK gal for 3 months and am doing great. I thought this would be a nice team for support as I am 5'10" and also blessed with a large frame. <BR> <BR> I have lost 20 pounds, and will lose 30 more - slowly but surely. I am a performing artist, in my early 40's and will start Nursing school at the end of August! <BR> <BR> I plan to keep up with the younger students! <BR> Very exciting! <BR> <BR> Nice to meet y'all tall Ladies! Wed, 30 Jul 2008 16:58:24 EST NEW MEMBER Hi, I'm Vicki, and I need to lose at least 50 lbs. Possibly more. I'm currently 224.4 lbs and my goal is 175 lbs. Once I meet the goal I may work to go a little lower. <BR> I gained 90 lbs in just over 3 years when I went into full menopause and just can't seem to lose the weight as I had in the past. I lost 105 lbs in the early 80's and kept it off plus more for about 18 years. <BR> Now I find myself sitting more on the fence; some days finding it really hard to stay motivated to get this ... Sat, 26 Jul 2008 14:23:02 EST Slight cheater, heh So okay this group is for those women 5'9 and over, well technically I'm a quarter of an inch below 5'9, but I'm joining anyway. Lol. If nothing else I am the tallest person in my family except for my 6'1 brother, my parents are both less than 5'7 and some of my sisters are only about 5'2. I qualify in my own mind despite that measly .25" haha. Well anyway I'm 26, married with one daughter, and have been on SP for about 3 months. I haven't made a lot of progress physically but I'm gaining on ... Sun, 20 Jul 2008 14:18:11 EST Hi all! Thought that I would say a quick hello. I'm a 31 year-old teacher (6' 1/2" . . .can I round down to 6??) who has denied her weight long enough. Being tall doesn't mean being fat, or having that 2nd piece of pie! You can "hide" weight only up to a certain point . . . then it starts spilling out of your pants (lol). And seeing as to how I'm not going to buy new "big" clothes, then leaves one thing to do . . . make myself smaller! <BR> <BR> I have tried Spark once before but gave up - this t... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 20:52:10 EST Not the big 1 any more! So finally today I got the compliment of "U look tall and skinny!" Even though I haven't grew an inch I guess losing weight makes you appear taller plus I have on some fitting clothes it felt good inside to be called skinny instead of always being referred to as "BIG!" I guess it will also help if I quit wearing my frumpy clothes that still make me look like I am 250 Wed, 16 Jul 2008 14:49:54 EST Hello~ Hi, I'm a 21 year old college student and about 6'1 and a half inches. This pretty much officially makes me an Amazon, don't you think? lol Sun, 13 Jul 2008 20:48:48 EST Are U taller/shorter then your significant other? With shoes on are you taller or shorter? Do you find yourself only wearing flats when with him in public or do you not care if you are taller? Luckily I bagged me a 6'6'' hubby. Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:00:08 EST What size do you wear? As I tall lady I know we are all built differently but I was just wondering if you could tell me how tall you are and the size you wear in pants. I'm 6'0'' and right now I am wearing a 14. By the time I get to my goal weight I hope to be in a 10 or 12. Thu, 10 Jul 2008 15:19:26 EST Hi Ladies! Hi, I'm Katie. I'm a 22 yr. old busy college student trying to lose some weight. It's too bad it's not possible to shrink my size 12/13 feet along with my waistline. <BR> <BR> It's nice to see a community of people with goal weights consistently higher than the 120s. At 6'1", I think I'd probably be near death if I weighed 120lbs. While I'm sure we all know that we should weigh much more than someone who is 5'3", sometimes it's difficult to remember. Wed, 2 Jul 2008 00:05:21 EST It's July.... How are you? Can you believe another month has gone by? 2008 is flying by as we now sit on July 1st. <BR> <BR> How are you doing? Seeing results? Setting new goals? Fighting a plateau? Want to think out loud? Whatever it is ..stop on by and say hello and tell us... how are you? Tue, 1 Jul 2008 21:39:46 EST