SparkPeople 5' 3 and Under Team Messageboard Calling all Vertically-Challenged... If you are 5 foot, 3 inches or shorter, this is the group for you! We are here to help each other through our fitness and healthy-eating journey! SparkPeople 5' 3 and Under Team Messageboard January challenge Find an exercise you enjoy then do it. I like seated Chicken Fat that I found on YouTube also More Life Health Seniors also on YouTube. Wed, 13 Jan 2021 10:54:52 EST Fall A - Z Acorns Thu, 1 Oct 2020 21:53:02 EST Summer A-Z Ants Thu, 23 Jul 2020 19:01:37 EST 30/30 Easter Challenge Hi we are 30 days away from Easter. Let’s do a quick 30 day Healthy Habit Challenge to see if we can drop some weight and learn a healthy habit before Good Friday. Choose a healthy habit to work towards your goal. We will have a weigh in at the start, Day 15 and day 30 of the Challenge to see if we can drop a few pounds before we honour what Easter means to us. <BR> <BR> <BR> ****** Copy and Paste ****** <BR> <BR> Your Healthy Habit: <BR> Start weight March 10: <BR> Mid Challenge Ma... Tue, 10 Mar 2020 13:03:37 EST Spring A-Z a--April Mon, 9 Mar 2020 17:37:05 EST Winter A-Z A--arctic Mon, 16 Dec 2019 10:53:42 EST Back again, hello again!! Hi, I am not new here, been here since 2008. <BR> <BR> Lost 35 lbs here in 2009 and kept it off for years, now after being complacent, most of it has crept back on. <BR> <BR> I am 127 lbs and 5"3. <BR> <BR> My goal is 120-115. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all!! Fri, 1 Nov 2019 16:08:18 EST weigh in <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Copy and Paste~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> May 1: <BR> May 15: <BR> <BR> June 1: <BR> June 15: <BR> <BR> July 1: <BR> July 15: <BR> <BR> August 1: <BR> August 15: <BR> <BR> September 1: <BR> September 15: <BR> <BR> October 1: <BR> October 15: <BR> <BR> November 1: 127 <BR> November 15: <BR> <BR> December 1: <BR> December 15: <BR> <BR> Total losses: Fri, 1 Nov 2019 15:58:16 EST September 31 - Oct 6 Challenge <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Our bodies consist of about 60% water. It is important that we drink enough fluid to maintain our health. Not enough fluid through the day can cause headaches and can affect brain functioning. It has also been shown in studies to speed up metabolism. It is recommended to help with weight loss you drinking water before each meal lowers your calorie intake. <BR> <BR> This week’s Challeng... Tue, 1 Oct 2019 00:32:32 EST Fall A-Z It's the first day of Fall. What reminds you of, or do you enjoy in the Fall? One member starts with the “A”, the next “B”. Once we finish the alphabet we start over again. <BR> <BR> A--apples Mon, 23 Sep 2019 14:01:15 EST September 23 - 30 Challenge <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How we talk to ourselves has a great effect on our daily lives. You have all heard the saying your body hears everything you say. Positive thoughts also play an important part in our weight loss journey by increasing our motivation and energy levels. <BR> <BR> This week’s Challenge is to look at... Sun, 22 Sep 2019 18:57:02 EST Challenge September 9 - 15 <em>414</em> <em>363</em> <em>324</em> <em>206</em> <em>322</em> <BR> <BR> Although Exercise alone will not work if you don’t change your eating habits. It is an important addition to being healthier. Exercise can increase metabolism, or how many calories you burn in a day. It can also help you maintain and increase lean body mass, which also helps increase number of calories you burn each day. A lifestyle that includes exercise will help you to maintain weight loss. A health... Sun, 8 Sep 2019 22:07:41 EST September 1 - 7 Challenge *Support <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Research has showed that a good support system of family and friends are an important factor determining someone’s weigh loss success. <BR> A support system, gives you someone to lean on when you a feeling discouraged. They can inspire you to get out and move. It is also great to have friend exercise with you. In the Dragons case joining FitBit Challenges has been a healthy friendly compet... Sat, 31 Aug 2019 14:33:22 EST Summer A - Z What reminds you of, or you enjoy in the Summer. One member starts with the “A”, the next “B”. Once we finish the alphabet we start over again. <BR> <BR> A- apricots Sat, 22 Jun 2019 16:57:22 EST Let’s eat our Fruits and Veggies Summer is here and you cannot ask for a better time to eat your fruits and veggies. Let’s aim for 5 - 7 servings a day. <BR> <BR> Add you servings below starting June 22. Keep editing you original post and add the days as you go. Indicate how many servings you ate on the date. <BR> <BR> Eg. <BR> <BR> June 21 - 7 <BR> June 22 - 5 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 22 Jun 2019 16:54:12 EST July Goals Let’s Challenge ourselves to make some goals for July <BR> <BR> My July Goals: <BR> <BR> Weight Loss: <BR> Cardio Goal: <BR> Strength Goal: <BR> Nutritional Goal: <BR> Sat, 22 Jun 2019 16:43:19 EST Team virtual weigh in 2019 Let’s track our weight here for the remainder of 2019. This way we can encourage, support and challenge each other towards our healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Copy and Paste~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> May 1: <BR> May 15: <BR> <BR> June 1: <BR> June 15: <BR> <BR> July 1: <BR> July 15: <BR> <BR> August 1: <BR> August 15: <BR> <BR> September 1: <BR> September 15: <BR> <BR> October 1: <BR> October 15: <BR> <BR> November 1: <BR> November 15: <BR> <BR> December 1: <BR>... Wed, 1 May 2019 11:26:29 EST May Goals Let’s Challenge ourselves to make some goals for May <BR> <BR> My May Goals: <BR> <BR> Weight Loss: <BR> Cardio Goal: <BR> Strength Goal: <BR> Nutritional Goal: Wed, 1 May 2019 11:17:16 EST April 2019 Goals My April Goals: <BR> <BR> Weight Loss: <BR> Cardio Goal: <BR> Strength Goal: <BR> Nutritional Goal: <BR> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 18:54:55 EST March 2019 Goals Let’s Challenge ourselves to make some goals for March <BR> <BR> My March Goals: <BR> <BR> Weight Loss: <BR> Cardio Goal: <BR> Strength Goal: <BR> Nutritional Goal: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 16:22:14 EST Hello, I'm New! Hi, everybody! You can call me Sporks or Kay or pretty much whatever you'd like. I'm 22 years old and 4'10 1/4" (that quarter inch is SUPER important <em>211</em> ) and I'm so happy to be here! <BR> <BR> I joined this group a few days ago but I'm just getting around to playing with all the fun community stuff here! When I was younger I had an account on SparkTeens, but that was a while ago so I'm still getting my 'sea legs' back so to speak. <BR> <BR> It's nice to meet everybody and ... Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:24:43 EST No issues with my height ... But I get that five pounds on me I’d more obvious than my 5-6 friends. <BR> <BR> Here to start motivation in 2018. <BR> <BR> I went on spark hiatus for a year, recently weighed myself and found I am within 10 pounds of my goal. <BR> <BR> I terminated a toxic relationship, moved home to my beloved Colorado, and no longer have to eat by someone else’s requirements. <BR> <BR> My goals are now to lose 10 more pounds, then maintenance, and keep my diet healthy. <BR> <BR> I’m 5-2. Tue, 5 Dec 2017 14:24:01 EST Getting shorter Hi there. I am turning 50 years old next month and I became shorter. As long as I have been an adult, I have been 5'2". It seems now I am 5'and 1/2 ". I don't like it. You know, I never thought of myself as short. I was total fine with my height. But, now I am concerned about it, especially since most of unwanted fat in the middle. I guess it's my old age acting up. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone out there that also lost some height with age? Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:19:03 EST Biggest Loser team The Biggest Loser Winter Challenge will be starting in early December and we'd like to invite you to join one of our 10 teams to work toward your goals during our 10 week challenge! <BR> <BR> If you're interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Fall Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the waiting list for the Winter challenge! Or if you'd like to join my team, Golden Phoenix, let me know and I'll ... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 20:04:49 EST I've shrunk in height! I'm turning 49 next week and have just found out that I've shrunk in height and have gained weight. I used to be 5' tall, now I'm 4' 11" and with my shrinkage, I'm now overweight according to my BMI. Been trying to lose 5lbs for years and I haven't lost anything but my height. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:13:54 EST What Are You Struggling With Today? <em>38</em> What is the biggest thing that you are struggling with right now? Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:44:06 EST Week of Water Challenge Through Wednesday I joined a message thread called "Let's Play Trivia" in the Dog Lovers Team, and it's been an effective reminder to go play. We just paste our score in each day. I earn points for playing and for the post! <BR> <BR> Are there any takers for a week of water accountability? I filled up my quart bottle this morning and just again now so I'm good for eight cups today. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:38:34 EST returning member after a long time Hello everyone! I m 5'1" and I love to spin and swim. My main challenge is eating a smaller dinner with lots of vegetables and also cutting down on dessert. Looking for a buddy to keep each other accountable! Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:46:44 EST What is your SP goal weight? My SP goal weight was 129. However, doesn't seem enough. I am now at 125, but it looks I could lose a bit more. <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 May 2016 22:12:39 EST Environment? <BR> Have you adapted your environment to your size? <BR> <BR> for example, a shorter chair, table, counter tops Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:18:57 EST Sitting? How does one properly sit when one is so short? <BR> Do you use props? Mon, 8 Feb 2016 20:21:54 EST Do you? Do you FEEL short? <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> Do you FEEL tall? <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> neither? Sun, 13 Dec 2015 19:36:10 EST Good, SHORT, reading for the Holiday season She's short. Can you tell by reading the story? Let me know what you think. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> author profile <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:29:59 EST Finding boyfriends? A long time ago, before I met my husband, I was creating a bulletin board at my local college. Well, of course, being short, I couldn't reach the top. So, I asked a fellow student, who happened to be a nice-looking male, for help. <BR> <BR> I ended up with a boyfriend! And... and well-done bulletin board! <BR> <BR> Has this type of thing happened to you? Sun, 4 Oct 2015 15:38:27 EST Requesting advice, please. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Could you do me a favor and let me know the character, Sarah, in my book, comes across as short? Because she is. <BR> <BR> The book is an e-book which is free (for a limited time) and can be found at: <BR> <BR> book at Smashwords <link> </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> at Barnes and Noble <link><BR>nk/1122643387?ean=2940152343434 </link> <BR> <BR> The really neat thing... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:02:41 EST A "short" story Yesterday evening, while standing in line at the bank, I noticed something strange. <BR> <BR> It felt weird. <BR> <BR> Finally realized I was the TALLEST person in line! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you have a 'short' story to share? <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:42:47 EST petite people and counting calories Hello everyone, I was just wondering: Do petite people need to eat fewer calories or burn more calories than taller people to lose the same amount of weight? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:45:46 EST "You'll waste away!" Anyone else get that type of reaction from others when telling them your UGW? or goal pant size/measurement? Sun, 5 Jul 2015 09:45:09 EST I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends Once upon a time - we lived a rural life with limited human contact except with family - at least not daily - maybe for a County Fair or wedding or funeral - then there would be a gathering of many people - some family, some friends and contact. <BR> <BR> Now, because of our society - it is expected that we will have many, many friends - but honestly - a real friend is a gift - and I'm not sure it can be chosen - sort of "falling in like." <BR> <BR> One thing I love about Sparkpeople - I ca... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:14:44 EST It works! ???? I have a Sweet lady in my neighborhood who is selling IT Works products. Has anyone heard of it or tried it? I want to support her but I don't want to waste money on a scam. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:56:23 EST Favorite beakfast How many calories do you like to use for breakfast? <BR> <BR> What are your favorite breakfast menus that keep you full until lunch time? Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:34:19 EST New Hello, I am new to the team. I am 5' tall and hoping to get some motivation back in my life!! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:17:12 EST To Short for reg and to tall for petite I am 5'3 and have spent a life time trying to find pants that fit. If I buy regular size they are about 2 or 3 inches to long. If I but petite they look like I shrank them, they are about an inch to short. <BR> <BR> I have many of the same issues with shirts sleeve to long or to short. <BR> <BR> Anyone out there know of a place that has jeans or pants of any type that I dont have to wear heels Tue, 27 May 2014 19:25:55 EST New member - I am 4'7" is anyone else under 5' I am new to this team and I was curious if anyone has any success tips. I am 4'7" so extremely short and I have at least 50# to loose. So far I am down 8. Any short people success stories out there? <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone! Mon, 12 May 2014 12:09:03 EST Scale recommendations I am looking to buy a new scale. The one I have now weighs to the half pound and was looking for something more accurate. Suggestions? Sun, 27 Apr 2014 15:00:31 EST Hi there!! I am a returning member. Hi, all. My name is Olga. I have not been active on SP for about 5 years. Several times I signed on hoping to stay and lose weight, but I was not able to keep up. So, I am trying again. I initially signed up with SP about 10 years ago. I lost almost 20 lbs back then (17-20) and kept off the weight for about 2 years. After that, I stated having daily migraine headaches and just could not exercise and think about “healthy food”. When I have migraines, I crave junk food and comfort food.... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:11:35 EST April Challenge 2014 Our team needs a new challenge! How about logging our miles in the month of April - either ran or walked. Let's see if we, as a team, can log 2,014 miles in the month of April. Every mile counts and every member accepting the challenge will help make this possible. Who is ready to SPRING into action?! <em>381</em> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 09:54:27 EST Hi everyone.. My name is Rachael, I am mother of 3 wonderful kids 1 boy 5 years old and 2 girls 12 and 14 years old.. I am 4'7 and I am wanting to lose about 20 lbs. I guess from what doctors say I should only be like 85-95 lbs for my age and size, well I'm not looking to get that small, I mean come on now. Really? I would have to use a car set. lol. Anyways I work form home selling Beauty Society, which is a skincare line. I love it cause I get to meet new people and do a workout just by walking and pass... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:35:47 EST Challanges on my Blog Anyone interested, I've posted a couple of challanges on my blogs to help out. Great plank and burpee challanges (30 for 30 days) . If anyone is interested in this page. <BR> <BR> Another page I'm on also has a posted weight chart they do monthly and one is 10# in 10 weeks. Let me know if anyone is interested in keeping this page going . Sun, 8 Dec 2013 09:57:34 EST I read being under 5 feet is considered disabled.. I came across this today on the internet that women who are under 5 feet are considered to have a height disability. <BR> <BR> I am under 5 feet and do not consider it to be a disability. I function quite well and look just fine. Just because I can't reach certain things up high... doesn't make me disabled. I found what I read to be quite rude towards us petite women who are under 5 feet. <BR> <BR> What is your opinion on this? Fri, 29 Nov 2013 16:22:19 EST Opinions on Pedometers Hi everyone- <BR> <BR> Just looking to see if anyone had any thoughts on pedometers that work well with a really short stride. I have had some in the past that did not register my stride length well at all. Interested in seeing if anyone has purchased the Spark Activity Tracker and if so how that is working. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> ~Dana Tue, 5 Nov 2013 19:47:25 EST just getting started I've looked at this sight for almost a year. I had dropped 15 lbs. but now I'm back in the dating scene I've put 6 back on and feel like a beached whale. I don't have as energy and frankly I'm sore most of the time. I just need to get back on track. I eat very healthy foods but I don't think I eat enough. My biggest problem is suger. I love candy and Blue Bell cookies and cream icecream. I joined so I could be accountable to something. My first challeng is to walk 30 min a day. I'll ... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:34:29 EST Suggestions please? Hello all, <BR> I was recently told that I needed knee surgery soon for a medial meniscus tear. Frankly, it has me depressed and anxious. I've been so active and finally have my thyroid, weight, and life in order - then this happens. Help is needed - I KNOW that I need to be active to keep my weight down and simply do not know how to do that with the reduction of XZ. <BR> <BR> Help needed: I need tips as to reducing my caloric intake and feeling full so that I do not eat as much since I d... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:25:40 EST Hello! I'm new to this site and I am short. 5'1" exactly. My head has been used as an armrest for as long as I can remember. Talk to me? Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:24:49 EST Hello! Im Jenn and Im new to the site.. Yes, Im 5.2 AND PROUD! I hoping find a walking partner or at least motivation! <BR> I hope to hear from some of you soon! <BR> Im in Tuscaloosa, not far from the UA..pretty open schedule. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:47:18 EST Labor Day 2013 Challenge Start Anyone ready to start this up again ? <BR> <BR> 12# by December 12th ? <BR> <BR> I'm up for it. (May change my mind after vacation) lol <BR> <BR> I say post you're weekly loss on the day of the week you check. <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:29:18 EST Kansas City North anyone ? Anyone else go to Aspen Fitness ? They have some good classes and was wondering if anyone else was going there. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:20:10 EST Howdy 46 y/o mom of 6 kids, sparked in the past but started a different job which I loved. Recently terminated and the resulting angst has added a few pounds. Time to kick it and get moving again. Standing tall at 5'1" <em>104</em> Fri, 9 Aug 2013 01:15:28 EST Back on Track Having just returned home, not from vacation but a "special assignment", I was pleased and surprised to discover I only gained 2#. Okay, I realize you should never be happy with a gain. HOWEVER, I did not make the best choices while away - and there were not a lot of healthy options. All in all - I am good with a slight gain - and am back on track! <em>252</em> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:24:29 EST Hello! Five feet here. Just saying hi! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone! <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 12:52:53 EST Hello hello! Hello! My name is Kelly. I measure in at 5' 2" and proud of it!I am a grad student from Michigan, and I am really glad I found this group. Being so short, it is almost impossible (or it seems) to get down to a healthy weight. I am glad I found a group full of others like me! Sun, 14 Jul 2013 15:33:07 EST Hey everybody! Awesome idea for a support group. I'm somewhere between 5'2" and 5'3. I recently joined SparkPeople and have about 25 lbs to lose. I love reading, playing games and working out. Glad to meet you! Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:37:56 EST New Challenge? Could we get a new "Team Challenge" for the Summer? I am new to the ream but not having a challenge since January leads me to wonder if I joined an inactive team???? Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:13:56 EST 5'0" and working on it I just stumbled across this group. I'm glad to have like sized people to speak with. Other just don't get the smaller ratios that come with our size. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:28:57 EST How do you figure out your ideal weight? When you're petite, I've noticed the charts and bmi calculator and whatever else get a little wonky. I've heard so many things. For starters, it's 100 pounds for 5 feet, and 5 pounds under or over for each inch. For me, that would mean, I should ideally weigh between 90-95, since I'm 4'10 1/2. <BR> <BR> I weigh 93 right now, and my Mom is getting onto me about being too thin. Some bmi calculators put me at underweight, while in others, I'm normal. How does it work for you? Anyone under 5 f... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 16:46:31 EST Greetings Let' me just say I am te tall girl in the family. Mom is 4'10 * Little sis is 4'8...and I actually made it to 5'0. <BR> <BR> I am Julie, 48 years old and married. I was a chuncky child. My dad lovingly referred to me as a "pudgy petite". In my 20's I was at a nice healthy weight and was fairly fit. Then I quit smoking and gained 20# in 2 weeks. That was 18 years ago and I still have those 20 pounds plus another 15 or so on top of that. <BR> <BR> The first of the year I got serious - ... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 13:20:12 EST how did i not see this team before My name is Nicole and i am 5' 2"....well maby 1". I think im starting to shrink (i guess it depends on what shoes i wear that day) <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> I was always the shortest girl in class up until 6th grade. (i was only one inch taller than her) then i moved and was the shortest girl again through highschool. Both sides of my family are very short. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 15:35:43 EST hello! hey all! I'm a returning Sparker and glad to be back!! I recently reached a new high of 164 lbs (I'm 5'0") and decided to come back for the support and camaraderie that I've been missing. I"m here if anyone needs support! Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:23:50 EST Hi! New here and 5'1" Hi everyone! My name is Ashley, I'm 29, 5'1", and new here to SP and this team. Im looking to lose about 100 lbs off of my short frame <em>211</em> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 19:16:35 EST Hello Hi I am Vickie, and am new to the team. <BR> <BR> Thought I would swing by and say hello to everyone ! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:53:47 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 9 Jun 2013 16:09:03 EST Hello! Hi! I'm Haley and I'm currently in school studying business. Next spring, my sorority is taking a spring break trip to Daytona Beach. When this comes around, I want to be able to be comfortable with my body the way the rest of my sisters are. I want to walk out on the beach and be able to take off my cover up without wondering what people are thinking of me. My goal is to be bikini ready by next spring. I want to be fit and proud! Thu, 6 Jun 2013 01:44:42 EST Making the Cut Has anyone ever tried this workout program? Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:46:37 EST Hello My name is Kim. I'm 5'2" and not really sure how high my weight got but I know well over 200 lbs. (I just recently bought a bathroom scale). I've been working since January to loose the weight. I've been working on changing my attitude with exercising (I hate going it). I've lost around 20 lbs. since then and want to continue. Tue, 9 Apr 2013 02:28:31 EST hi! 4'10 and wanting to lose :) Hey there! <BR> I'm 4'10 and trying to get down to 90. I'm 102 currently. A fun group idea! <BR> :D best of luck to all! Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:37:31 EST Greetings! Greetings everyone. I am just under 5 feet tall & have been pretty small all my life. I have recently put on some pounds due to lifestyle change & perimenopausal issues ( I think). Here for the support, as I have noticed that larger people seem to lose weight much faster/easier with less effort than more petite folks? I want to feel comfortable in my body again, to be a healthy size & full of life force energy. I have managed to release 4 pounds so far since sometime in January. I am fo... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:52:07 EST Should I join a gym? Pros: <BR> 1. I have hit a wall as far as motivation goes <BR> 2. La fitness has recently moved to the area and has good classes and a good facility <BR> 3. I could eat out less and be able to afford it <BR> 4. I recently gained 15 lbs and I need to do something <BR> <BR> Cons: <BR> 1. Its a big financial commitment and I receive a lump sum of financial aid and this may interfere with funds for emergencies <BR> 2. I once lost 35 lbs using my school's free gym and workout dvds (so, may... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 18:21:19 EST Strange Hey Guys! I'm Lola! I'm 4"11.5 (yes the .5 has to be there) and I weigh 172lbs. <BR> I gained weight over the last 6 years and have been gaining and losing since. My heaviest was 195lbs, and then I went down to 150lbs, now I'm back at 172lbs. I do find it strange though that everyone who sees me tells me I don't look so heavy. Even my doctor assumed that I was about 145lbs .... I look in the mirror sometimes and I don't see an "obese" girl. I see a curvy girl yes, with some fat... but not ob... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 08:43:37 EST Unrelated: Love Bomb! I'm helping to form a team that is really just a weekly activity - we get together once a week and send someone a huge bunch of supportive messages and goodies and blog comments. It's simple - we find someone who needs support and we give it. It helps if it's a substantive comment, but even a "Keep Pushin!" emoticon is nice. You can comment on an SP page, on a blog post, or even send an SP Mailer note. Just do something to let our person of the week know they have support and that people out... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:58:46 EST Not like it used to be Hello! I feel like since i turned 26 I just cant eat and excersize like i used to. Meaning, I feel like i used to have a good handle on eating a certain amount of calories and being able to excersize a certain amount at i could lose weight. Now it seems like i have to work twice as hard to see any results. And im tired a lot too. <BR> Anyone in the same boat or have experienced this? Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:50:42 EST Hello! I'm glad to find a place I fit in. 5'3 and currently 135.. not bad considering 145 isn't that far in the past!! I have a question? Does trying to reach things up high count as exercise? If so I am a natural!! <em>224</em> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:04:43 EST i'M 5'1 N NEED TO LOOSE SOME WEIGHT Hello I am new to all this but I need to loose sum weight for health issues and for myself. So I am ready to start with this team. Wed, 2 Jan 2013 13:42:08 EST Daily Accomplishments Sometimes I focus primarily on failures instead of achievements. This topic is for feeling good about ourselves at the end of the day. List the things you did right, what you achieved, and the GOOD choices you made. Success is not just a number on a scale. I want to make healthier choices 365 days a year. Join me and count up your accomplishments for a year! <BR> <BR> Today: tracked meals & walked 2.5 miles Sun, 9 Dec 2012 16:12:25 EST Will your future self thank you? Saw a great quote today: Do something today that your future self will thank you for. <BR> <BR> I lllllllloooooovvvvvveeeee that thought. What did you do today that will make you better/faster/stronger in the future? <BR> <BR> I resisted the pizza and drank the ever livin' hellllll outta my water today! Fri, 7 Dec 2012 00:45:59 EST Dealing with others? My goal is to lose 40ish (or until a size 6 fits again) when talking with people (diet is a common topic with women) I hate the eyerolls I get at my numbers (both my scale # and goal #) I have to explain that at almost 5' tall that 10# looks like 20# on me!! It's like they don't think it's a struggle. Well, it is a big deal - I mean if I lose 5# everyone notices! I'm older now and weight loss is getting so hard :( Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:54:14 EST What Colors Did You Eat Today? Since I stopped eating meat I have focused more on making sure that I get all my essential nutrients, vitamins, etc. Many health organizations have published information regarding certain minerals and healthy effects to be variable among different colors of fruits and vegetables. In order to maximize the amount I am getting I try to focus on eating a variety of vegetables and fruits. I love lots of green vegetables and red apples, and for long lengths of times those are the only colors I eat,... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 20:19:17 EST 5' guy, going to the gym can be intimidating! Lately I feel constantly torn between being a realist about my body and not being able to handle the truth. There are parts of it that I've come closer to accepting over the years, but living at my height, or lack thereof is still a challenge for me. I was always either the shortest or very close to the shortest kid in my classes growing up. I know some have the experience of hitting their growth spurt when they're fairly young, so they have a few years of being taller or at least average bef... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:41:02 EST Jeans I have a really hard time finding jeans that aren't too long for me. I am 4'10" and I have worn sizes between 00 and 3 short. I always end up tearing up the bottoms because they drag on the ground. What brands have you all found with shorter inseams? I might try some jeans from Buckle. They will actually measure you and help you find the perfect jeans for you. They're not cheap though. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 21:36:12 EST under 5 ft tall Does anyone know how to lose weight if you are very short, have hypothyroidism, a fatty liver and significant bone loss. I am 56 and I started gaining weight after age 50. This has been a daily struggle and I am frustrated to say the least! I tried a very low carb expensive program and lost 24 pounds only to have gained it all back. That was a waste of money and I believe contributed to the fatty liver problem. Any advice or ideas would be appreciated. I need to lose 25/30 pounds. Than... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 17:48:42 EST im 5'3'' and learning to love my height Hi all my shorty lovely ladies.. im Tammy and i have been using this site for a while. I'm happy that there is a page of us short curvy ladies :) !!! To a more healthier and slimmer but curvy me.. here I come! Fri, 3 Aug 2012 12:31:52 EST Affordable Fruit & Veggie Wash I can't afford those expensive store-bought fruit and veggie washes so I did some looking and found this homemade wash that is cheap to make and effective. Thought some of you might be interested in having this info <BR> <BR> Want to use a fruit and vegetable wash, but scared off by the price? Here's how to make your own at a fraction of the price: <BR> <BR> What You Need: <BR> White vinegar <BR> Water <BR> A spray bottle <BR> <BR> What You Do: <BR> <BR> For Hard-skinned Fruits and Veget... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:31:01 EST Just tall enough for my legs to reach the ground! HI I'm Meg! I'm 5'2" and by far the tallest women in my family! I mean at a family reunion I'm the tall one! :) Sad part is that even being almost 30 pounds over weight I'm also by far the most slim. <BR> <BR> Most people don't understand the difference between being 5 pounds over weight when your petite and when you're not! We have less room to put it on our body so it always ends up looking (and feeling) like way more! <BR> <BR> I struggled with weight for most of my teens, but when ... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:20:32 EST Short and over 40 Hi, I am new to SP. I am 5' and 44 years old. I want to know if there are others who do all the exercises and still are not seeing weight loss? I workout a lot, five times per week, some days twice a day. I run half marathons and just finished my first full marathon. I have done the eat clean method, and still can't seem to lose the weight. I have had my thyroid checked twice by two different doctors, both came back as "normal". Is anyone else in the same boat? I get so frustrated. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:09:31 EST Help finding exercises? Most of my weight problems are in my belly area. I am new to working out and have no equipment right now. What are some exercises besides crutches that target that area? I hate crutches and it kills my back. I need an exercise that I can do at home with no equipment that targets my belly. <BR> <BR> Thank! :) Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:39:46 EST Help! Goal weight confusion..? I'm new to this website and to being healthy. I have a question/problem about my goal weight and being classified as obese. I have always been a busty and curvy person. I mean most of my weight in in my breasts. I am short, like you, but my breasts are like triple DDD's or F's. I weighed them once and found that they were about 10 pounds each. That's 20 pounds of boob! I feel like my goal weight of 133 is kinda ridiculous if you consider that I have broad shoulders and hips and I don't like b... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 12:27:32 EST We're not short... we're fun sized. :) Hi, everyone, I'm Cami! I'm so glad I found a board for those of us who are vertically challenged. It's extremely difficult to compare weight loss with other people's pictures when they're so much taller. I'm 5'1", and losing 50 pounds on a 5'1" frame is significantly different than losing 50 pounds on a 5'8" frame. <BR> <BR> Anyway, my name is Cami and I'm trying to lose 100 pounds. My weight problem began after I was diagnosed with cancer at 13 years old. It was just a little at fir... Tue, 29 May 2012 10:15:51 EST Low Carb or no? Hi ladies. I was curious, have ya'll found that low carb (ie. 100-150 grams a day) and extra protein helps in losing the weight for us shorties/cuties? Seems like any little extra fat shows up fast on me. Tue, 1 May 2012 14:44:56 EST Hello I am vertically challenged. I am 5'1" and a grandmother. I need help keeping on track. I love capri pants as I do not have to hem them. I do well and then I fall off the boat. Sun, 29 Apr 2012 12:30:37 EST 5'1" and hate buying clothes Gosh it was hard to buy clothes for short AND plus size! It is as if we don't exist, but by the number of people here it is obvious that we do. Shorts, skirts and blouses are always too long and stores and catalogs don't carry the most beautiful things in my size. I guess my biggest gripe is about shorts (they are long enough to make me look half my height!) and hiking clothes (I guess they think we do not hike). I spent a small fortune having cargo pants altered but they still don't fit pro... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 07:06:12 EST Hello! I love that there is a team for us shorties! <BR> <BR> I'm 5'0 tall. I've lost 60 pounds using Sparkpeople, and am now in the maintenance phase. <BR> <BR> One of the most challenging things about being short is finding clothes that fit (especially when you are curvy). <BR> <BR> I am small and mighty! :) Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:15:53 EST What's your happy weight/mea surements? Hi everyone! I have never been thin, ever. The smallest size I ever remember fitting into was a size 10, and that was in 4th grade! My current goal weight is 123, which would give me a healthy BMI, being that I am 4'11''. However, I really have no idea what I will look like then, or what size I will be. <BR> So for people that were once at a happy, healthy weight, what was it? <BR> Currently (as of this morning) my measurements were a tight 31-27-40, putting me in between a size 8-10 if I can... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:12:46 EST Shorty Over Here! Newbie! Hi! My name is Holly. <em>213</em> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:45:14 EST Hey Everyone! I'm Ellie, and I thought I'd finally introduce myself. I'd been 5'2" most of my (since I grew at age 12 and then never grew again) only to find out last year that I was actually 5'3"... leading to a minor identity crisis. I didn't know how tall I'd actually been at my highest and lowest weights anymore. <BR> <BR> I live at home with my mom, stepdad, and 15-year-old brother. I'm 24 and have never worked (no real reason, unless lack of confidence is something...?) on weekends, I stay with my b... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 20:20:40 EST new to the team I started Sparkpeople about a little over a month ago, and have seen some improvements. Hoping to see more!! Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:48:48 EST New and excited to dive in! Hey Team! I'm excited to find this team because I feel like people on other teams think that my goal weight is unreasonable. The reality is that I'm just short. 115 is not a bad goal for a girl who is only 5'3''. I'm a shortikins people. Pocket sized fun over here!! Just kidding, but really it is nice to fall in line with a group of people that share similar experiences and challenges! Can't wait to reach my goal and to help you reach yours any way I can!! Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:36:07 EST Hey Hey HI My Name Is Terry .My weight right now is 133 I'm 4'9 so I'M considered overweight for my height. I have 43 pounds to lose <em>252</em> Thu, 8 Mar 2012 00:14:10 EST How to actually look my age. I'm 28 and I frequently get mistaken for a teenager or younger....I blame it on being 4'10 and having a baby face. I do all the right things clothes wise and am trying to get used to wearing makeup but it's still a pain in the tush. It's just been this way for so long and I try so hard NOT to look anything less than adult.. <BR> <BR> I'm sure this is a common problem here! Will toning up help? I hope. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 17:58:44 EST Ever hide good snacks in your purse ? I'm leaving for in-laws family dinner. They always have cheese/crackers/dip out before dinner. The crackers were new and the best I'd ever had with the dip last time. I ate A LOT !! Since then we've bought them and I can limit now....but the good old fashioned greasy fries will be there too. Not the baked that I do once in a while, the ones that I realized will have over 100 calories for 1 . Bummer. those will be the worst and may have 2 or 3, but glad I looked that up. <BR> <BR> I t... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 16:38:47 EST What will you do different today from yesterday ?? Compare today to yesterday only.......I thought this might be a good way for short term goals which I need more of !!! <BR> <BR> Today I want to get outside.....yesterday I thought a lot about it while sitting at computer watching tv shows........ (I hate the cold and getting out with 30 degree weather is never high on my list). Not a good excuse though.... <BR> <BR> How can you make today better than yesterday ?? Sun, 19 Feb 2012 12:37:10 EST Starting Over Hi everyone, I'm back to Sparkpeople after a couple of years away. I had a very successful weight loss during 2008, where I went from 207 down to 162. I maintained for about a year, but then life got ugly, and between losing my job, my boyfriend leaving for med school, and issues with my child, I have put it all back on over the past couple of years. <BR> <BR> So, now I've gone up to 213. I'm 5'2" and desperately have to get myself back down, I just don't feel good about myself at all! I'... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 23:11:53 EST New to team Hello!, I'm Ariana and in my senior year of high school. I joined Sparkpeople about the end of December and have had the worst time of keeping up on it. I want to lose weight, because at 5'1 140lb doesn't really work. It doesn't help that I have tendency to emotional eating. My goal is 120 before summer, but if not by then, at least before September, when college starts. I guess what I really want is someone to be a buddy with me? Or at least someone who wants to give motivation? Of course I ... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 18:23:36 EST New to site Hi everyone, <BR> I have been on SP for 2 years now, but just found this site. I have lost about 1& 1/2 inches over the years and am now 4 feet 11 inches. Losing weight is hard, but even a gain of one pound looks like 5 on me. I like to think of myself as vertically challenged, not short. <BR> Sue Mon, 13 Feb 2012 14:40:34 EST New and Short! I am VERY new here.......just joined yesterday! I am 5 foot(I think I use to be 5 1/2") and 47 1/2 years old. I have been overweight my WHOLE life.......even as a little girl. I am up to 165 lbs and want to start with a goal of losing 30 and then take further if I get there. Mostly, I don't want to go into my mature years with extra weight to carry which may cause health problems. I have a son and a husband, both who have sweet tooths(teeth?) and it makes it difficult. I'd just rather not ha... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:30:55 EST i need your opinion I am currently doing the 30 day shred. I did 9 days of level 1 and I am on day 4 of level 2. I also walk 10 mins to school, 10 mins back home from school and I dance 15 mins. using my wii and just dance 3. <BR> <BR> So far I have only lost .4 lbs. I have not checked my measurements because I am waiting until I am 15 days into the 30 day shred. <BR> <BR> <BR> I want to build muscle via the 30 day shred and I am starting to see ab definition and my arms look more toned, but I am not losin... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:03:49 EST Honest opinions please! A couple of my friends have told me I look too thin in this photo. I'm worried because I really want to be at least down to the size I was in it (4'10 3/4 about 125-130 lbs). What do you guys think? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>01407010972380507107.jpg/ </link> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:14:53 EST hello! Hi, I was browsing around and stumbled across this page. I don't know how active this team is, but I thought I'd join! Have a good day and good luck to everybody! Sun, 15 Jan 2012 17:51:25 EST looking for weight loss friends It's really hard being over 40 & petite in losing weight. Looking for some friends to help me along on my journey. <BR> Hope to hear from people with the same problem. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 13:36:03 EST Hi everyone! Ready for a great 2012? I am! Who wants to make THIS the year?? Tue, 3 Jan 2012 14:30:06 EST To those just starting out.... I can remember clearly how daunting it was just to get started.It wasn't the first time I needed to lose a large amount of weight but at 258 pounds and only 5 ft 2" it was the highest I'd ever been. I just want to urge you to dedicate yourself to this for ONE month and I promise you you'll see changes so quickly that you'll want to carry on. After only one month I was able to do things that I'd thought would never be possible for me again. I couldn't do up the seat belt on the plane or in the... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 04:04:24 EST Happy New Year! Here' to a new set of goals and a new set of challenges! <BR> i have tried to lose a few pounds so many times! <BR> Now I have more, but so far so good. <BR> My resolution for this year is to keep going and pick myself up if I <BR> Have a bad stretch Instead of giving up. <BR> I have been given this body and I need to rake good care of it! <BR> The best of 2012 to you all! <em>306</em> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:16:40 EST To those just starting out.... I can remember clearly how daunting it was just to get started.It wasn't the first time I needed to lose a large amount of weight but at 258 pounds and only 5 ft 2" it was the highest I'd ever been. I just want to urge you to dedicate yourself to this for ONE month and I promise you you'll see changes so quickly that you'll want to carry on. After only one month I was able to do things that I'd thought would never be possible for me again. I couldn't do up the seat belt on the plane or in the... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 04:39:44 EST Hi I'm new, just wanted to say hi to everyone in the group :) Fri, 30 Dec 2011 20:39:56 EST New Member Intro Hello! My name is Celeste. I am 26 and 5'1. <BR> <BR> Being short, and a "larger" woman is hard. It's a pain to find clothes for myself too! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to talking to you guys! <BR> <BR> Celeste Sat, 17 Dec 2011 19:29:14 EST 5'3 and under Hi! <BR> I just found this group. I am 5'1" on a good day and terrified of shrinking as I age! <BR> I have 10 lbs more to lose and I think it will take a year. I wanted to lose 20 lbs. and this has been a goal for a long time, but this Oct. I got a little more serious about it. I am over 60 and have grandchildren who love my extra cushioning! Yikes, what to be remembered for! <BR> I have pledged to walk outside everyday for a year, I am on day 52, the weather is getting very cold and snowy so... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:01:05 EST Thanksgiving Plan - What is yours? Hey all! <BR> <BR> I thought we could use a blog about Thanksgiving and what are plans are for this week and day of and the aftermath. Would love to hear your plans and what works or doesn't work for you in the past. I have to go to 2 Thanksgivings this year - and the second one I am hosting (if I don't make it we don't eat it!). Us shorties need to keep this in mind more than most since we can't take in quite as many calories as our leggy peers. <BR> <BR> During a past Thanksgiving and ho... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:49:13 EST Clothing for the overly blessed petite I am 5'1 and currently wear a G size bra. Most of my clothes make me look like a square with legs. My waist and hips are going down; but my most obvious feature is not. Are there clothes out there that are flattering to a shape like mine. I've seen Sherrie Sheppard on the View and she seems to be having the same issues I am. Tue, 1 Nov 2011 02:52:42 EST I need a kick start!! I am new to the team but not new to SP. I have lost my exercise/healthy mojo! I have been slacking for a few months now and have watched my weight creep back up to almost where it was last year. I am trying to get back into the swing of things but it's more difficult this time for some reason. I am just looking for a new team that has active posters and a good support system. If anyone is looking for a buddy I am interested in finally making this a daily part of my life. I need to get m... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:58:46 EST Butter If there is melted butter. On the bottom of the bowl and I do not drink it. Do u think I can subtract some calories ;) Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:17:23 EST How often do you weight yourself? I just started my journey AGAIN with weight loss and I have heard different idea's as to when to weight yourself, I heard daily so you can keep an eye on your progress & if you need to adjust what you are doing before it gets out of control, then I have heard from others that daily is setting yourself up for disaster and you wont see the progress you want as quick? <BR> What do you do & why ???? Mon, 10 Oct 2011 07:43:44 EST What is your actual calorie range for losing? I am curious what calorie range people who are losing on SP and are under 5' 3" are actually eating? My assigned range is 1200-1550, but that is actually quite a wide range for someone who is short. Thanks! Sat, 8 Oct 2011 16:56:10 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 6 Oct 2011 12:46:06 EST Staying in the groove - especially when it's cold Does anyone else struggle with maintaining their weight during the cold months & holidays? I lost 30 lbs over the summer and went from a size 14 to a size 4. I feel great and I don't want the weight to creep back up!! <BR> <BR> When I was trying to lose weight, I ate apprx 1150-1250 cal per day (Fri night was my scheduled reward" night so I went way over the cal amt). I also exercised - a combination of running/walking and yoga/pilates. And since Fri night was my reward night, I exercised a... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:31:12 EST help getting out of starvation mode?? I know I have been under-eating. I'm not sure how to measure what would be over-exercising, but I play Wii Walk it Out for at least two hours a day, usually three. I'm not sure if I can trust their calorie meter, since it's like..marching in place! but according to them, I am burning at least 500 a day, so that is my exercise. Again, not sure if the counter is correct! But I do this every day. <BR> <BR> I am trying to incorporate strength training exercises into my routine, but my Fibromyalg... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 17:00:28 EST Anyone else here dealing with diabetes? <BR> I was just diagnosed 7 wks ago (type 2) and am a bit frustrated. I am doing all I am supposed to be doing and my numbers supposedly aren't as low as they should be. This came out of the blue. One year ago my numbers were fine, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, BP, everything. Diabetes does not run in the family. The only contributing factor is my weight. I had a bad bought of the flu this summer and I went to the Dr's and found out I had diabetes. <BR> <BR> Any recommendations? Mon, 26 Sep 2011 16:59:52 EST Vertically Challenged? I don't think so! The only thing I'm challenged about is being called vertically challenged. That's extremely insulting. What I am is tiny, small, shorter than some others. But vertically challenged? Too rude for me. That just lets me know that I'm not 'the same' as others and it's unacceptable. Let's get that out of the description please because it's defeating and not necessary. 'Nuff said. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:39:03 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:12:50 EST Hello looking for accountability partner Hello my name is latotzke and have been losing weight and working out. I started beck's diet solution and need an accountability partner. I also need someone to help me when I have the need to eat when I am tired. <BR> I have already lost 16 lbs in the last 3 months and 18 lbs before that which took me a while until my thyroid meds got adjusted. I refuse to quit. Come to hard. <BR> looking forward to hearing from you <BR> Lee T. Fri, 9 Sep 2011 19:42:03 EST Happy to see a team for me... I'm 5'1" - have always been tine (size 2-4) until suddenly I started gaining weight. No change in eating habilts, but now I know it can be caused by stress and lack of sleep and all the processed foods I ate because of no time for anything else. Now I'm working with an awesome personal trainer, and following this. 12 pounds gone since July 1st. The stress is still there, but I eat better and work out daily. And someday, I'll be proud to post a picture on my page (if I can figure out how to do... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 15:45:25 EST Soooooo glad to find this team! Hey everyone!! <BR> <BR> My name is Sheree and I live in GA. I'm 5'0", almost 45 yrs old and determined to live my life in a healthy way. <BR> <BR> My largest size was 165lbs...I was very unhappy and had no energy whatsoever. <BR> <BR> On Jan 2011, I weighed 160 & wore a size 16. I was miserable and couldn't walk up stairs without being winded. <BR> <BR> On April 1 2011, I joined SP and made a committment to change my life. <BR> <BR> TODAY, I now weigh 122 & wear a size 6. I eat bett... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 22:00:09 EST what is wrong with me? I cant get it together. I have been trying to start back eating healthy but I keep back sliding and i cant seem to get motivated. help! Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:42:07 EST Hey! Hey Everyone! My name's Maria and I'm new to this team, and to SP. I'm 5'2 and well, fluffy:) I'm trying to lose about 60 lbs to be at my "ideal" weight! Tue, 23 Aug 2011 19:40:38 EST 5'1"...50 lbs to lose! This 50 pounds is like 100 pounds on a taller person! Looking to get back down to 124, possibly less but we'll worry about that later! I'm 31 years old, 2 overall living an awesome life that's being hindered by self consciousness, despite having a husband who worships me at any size, I feel unattractive. I have the good fortune of not yet having any health issues related to my weight, and I'd like to prevent any! I have a fairly active job, but I don't do any sort of exercis... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 19:06:44 EST Small frame? large frame? I was wondering if anyone knew how to tell if you were a small frame or large frame? Do you measure something to find out? Tue, 16 Aug 2011 22:52:41 EST I'm new to 5'3" and Under Hi <BR> I'm Jody and am 5' tall and weigh 174. My goal is to lose at least 40 to to 50 pounds. I have always been tiny but , as I get older I have been gaining more weight. It's hard to be short and fat. I hate it and miss my younger body.....I just don't feel good gaining weight and hate the way it makes me feel... I was born to stay thin . My body performs better when I am thinner. <BR> I feel being shorter makes me look even fatter. I always had trouble fitting into slacks being so ... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:19:27 EST Hi everybody :-) As many of the others have stated, I'm not new to SP either. I've been here since 2006. But I'm new to posting in the team. I was gonna jump right in and comment but I thought I'd at least introduce myself lol <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Carmen and I am 5'3 and a 1/2. Long story made short- I started my SP journey at 220 lbs back in 2006 and got all the way down to 147 lbs in 2009. Unfortunately I forgot every single solitary thing I learned on the way down, thought I was too cut... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 22:48:43 EST Calories vs Food Group Servings Hey all! I'm new to this group and am glad to find something tailored to my height. I'm 5'2/1/2". Some have told me that 1/2 is wishful thinking. Meh! <BR> <BR> I wanted to share this information with you all as I have found it really helpful and may lend some insight into how many calories we feel we should be eating. <BR> <BR> A nutritionist friend who based an eating plan on my weight, height, health and activity level. I try to work out 3 times a week. I strive for 5 but it does... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 11:02:51 EST Size 5.5 shoe and under? Has anyone else noticed that stores are not carrying these sizes anymore? I'm finding it harder and harder to find a store, even a specialty shoe store, that stocks women's 5 or 5.5. <BR> <BR> I was recently in a LL Bean outlet store shopping for hiking boots and was told they don't even make a size below 6. What??? <BR> <BR> I hate it when sales people tell me "just buy a kids shoe" First, I'm not a kid, I don't want purple hiking boots with hearts on them, thanks. Also, it's a known fact ... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 19:41:21 EST August 2011 DIY Challenge Anyone up for a current challenge on here? We're pretty quiet! <BR> <BR> My idea in 'DIY' is maybe you want to lose 2-5 pounds, get in more fitness minutes, eat more freggies, watch particular nutrients or a combo of anything. <BR> <BR> What do you guys think? Anyone in? <BR> Thu, 4 Aug 2011 09:02:16 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 1 Aug 2011 15:24:46 EST Hi I'm new Hi everyone, I'm new to spark people. I'm really glad to find this team ! I'm 4.11" and 144 pounds and glad to know there are other shorties facing the same challenges just like me. I started spark almost 2 weeks ago and so far I have lost about 1 pound only.I used to be only 100 pounds before my 3 girls were born. I know it would be very very hard to get back to that size as I'm 35 now but I would at least like to be somewhere around 115. I'm really looking forward for some helpful tips from... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 08:15:23 EST hello, I'm new Hi, my name is Lauren and I'm 5'1''. I have a small frame and I would like to lose 40-50 lbs. I am a college student and I'm jealous of my tall friends because they can eat more than 1400 calories without gaining weight lol. I love food, but because I'm small I can't eat as much and that makes me sad. :( I was so excited when I found this SparkTeam! It gives me hope that I do not have to be this size forever! :) Sat, 23 Jul 2011 23:08:11 EST Good things come in small packages!! I've always loved that quote!! I've always been a petite person, I stand 5'0" and proud. I want to stick to my healthy eating and exercising and I think this group will be a good fit for me. I do not have a single friend my height so it will be nice to see eye to eye with some lovely folks! <em>334</em> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 13:04:43 EST Portion sizes when eating out I am sadly a member of the clean plate club and I know the portion sizes at restaurants are big but I sometimes wonder if it's meant for taller people. I try to avoid eating out but I struggle keeping portion sizes in check. I am a compulsive overeater and short so it's the worst of both worlds for somebody who likes to eat. I was wondering if any of you could commiserate? Wed, 13 Jul 2011 22:50:19 EST 5'0" Hi everyone! Fri, 8 Jul 2011 18:26:03 EST I've lost 35 lbs and would love to make friends... Hi, <BR> <BR> I started at 150 lbs and I am now down to 114! I started my weight loss journey on March 16, 2011 and I will reach my goal weight of 100 lbs by the end of August. I'm 19, 5 ft tall, and would love to make some friends that are going through the same roller-coaster of stress, hurdles and happiness that this journey is taking me on. Fri, 8 Jul 2011 09:08:11 EST So excited to have found this SparkTeam! Hi! I'm Mo and I am 5' 1.5". I am 38 years old, soon to be 39 on Friday (yuck). <BR> <BR> The reason I am so happy to have found this Team is because "average" sized people just don't understand the constant battle short people have with their weight, with trying to lose weight, and then trying to maintain that weight loss. <BR> <BR> I am currently at my goal and am trying to maintain. My weight fluctuates a lot so when I say I am at my goal, it means that I am under 100 pounds. I s... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 21:20:07 EST Hello from ak hey, <BR> <BR> my name is brenna. i'm 5'2.5". Hope I can still join <em>334</em> . i'm married with 3 kidz. and yes I have problems cuz i'm short, overweight. and am very big boned, below the waist that is. above the waist i'm a medium frame. so I mostly sew my clothes. the only plus sized clothing store i can find anything in that actually ifts well is online - ones stop plus. yeah, the only one. <BR> <BR> would love to hear from other shorties. thanx. Sun, 12 Jun 2011 05:40:59 EST Reaching out for some support! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been a SP member for a long time and have just recently gotten back to using it daily. I am pretty frustrated with my weight loss progress at the moment and I'm just reaching out for any support or advice. <BR> <BR> I've run the gamut with poor eating choices, an unbalanced lifestyle, 'yo-yo' dieting and obesity, anxiety and depression, addictions, and emotional eating issues. I've tried most of the major 'diets' and I lost over 50 lbs a few years ago by do... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 10:27:04 EST Where can you buy small size shoes? Hi, <BR> I'm 4'7" and weigh 121. I wear a size 4.5 in shoes and it seems impossible to find decent high heel shoes that isn't granny or kiddy shoes without breaking the bank. Majority of stores don't even carry anything under size 6. Once in a blue moon I find a pair in size 5 that runs smaller. Even Nordstrom is eliminating the size or selection. Last time I needed evening shoes, I had to spend $178 and that was on a 50% sale. <BR> <BR> Anyone else here have the same problem or knows ... Tue, 24 May 2011 12:08:44 EST A few questions for all of you. What do you track for fitness? Do you only track your actual workouts and add that to your BMR that SP gives you in order to figure out your deficit for the day or week? Or do you track EVERYTHING in order to see how much you are actually burning? In other words, do you only track exercise such as Wii Fit, volleyball, running, walking, etc, or do you also track cleaning, dishes, playing with the kids, laundry, etc in your fitness tracker? <BR> <BR> Also, if women are supposed to have no l... Sun, 15 May 2011 20:56:47 EST Taking the first step I'm Sunny and today I took the first step to reveal the person I keep hidden from view. I'm an intensely private person, so that's a big step! I'm excited about being here and making myself over. Fri, 13 May 2011 15:00:33 EST Hey Everyone! Another shorty here! Hey! My name is Tabby. I am at 27 yo wife and SAHM to two daughters who are 4 and 2 and a son who is 2. I am 4'11". Wed, 11 May 2011 19:34:34 EST Are you happy about your height? Yes - in short <BR> <BR> I found it interesting because an SP friend commented on how tall she is and when she walks in people's reaction is "DAY-UM!!!!" So, I've never suffered from this, but the comments (for short and tall) go both ways. Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:23:27 EST Hi Everyone! Hello, my name is Tajala and I'm 4'10. I'm glad to have found this group because always nice to get to know people who know where you're coming from. The great thing about being short as it applies to weight loss is that small loses make a big difference appearance wise, but the bad thing is that it applies the other way as well :). I won't say this a short thing, but overall, for me, it's hard to lose weight. Even if I do everything right there are long stretches of time where I won't lo... Sat, 9 Apr 2011 14:38:14 EST 5 feet tall and shrinking. I am a 55 year old Grandma of 4 little girls, well they will be as tall as me soon.. I am from Canada and have been a Spark People member for 3 months and have lost around 13 pounds. My daughter got me going, she has lost 40 pounds and lucky for her gets her height from her dad and is much taller than me. I am looking for other short people to share stories and challenges with. Tue, 5 Apr 2011 20:29:31 EST New to the team Hi, I'm Laura. I joined SP in mid February. I have always thought I was 5'3", but my doc says 5' 2-3/4" ! I'm looking to lose 24 pounds to start, but the 4 pounds I lost seems to have found it's way back <em>198</em> even though I'm exercising more than ever! Well, better get off the keyboard and on my feet to walk. Sat, 19 Mar 2011 08:26:09 EST 8 glasses of water a day Does anyone find it hard to drink the 8 glasses of water a day? When I'm at my office (where it is really dry) I can easily do it because I am so thirsty. But I find it is very difficult when I'm at home and not thirsty. It just is too much water for me. And when I do manage to drink 8 glasses of water, I might as well just spend the day in the bathroom. I am wondering if anyone else has this issue because of being short and having a smaller bladder. <BR> <BR> I was actually talking to some... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:01:00 EST Flabby Underarms I dont know what has happened here I think I am a victim of genetics. It seems no matter what I do, my arms are flabby. So fed up I am considering surgery! If anyone has also experienced this problem and managed to overcome it without going to such length plus share your story. Mon, 14 Mar 2011 19:27:30 EST New to the team Hi everyone! I've been on SP since 1/20/11 and have lost 12.6 lbs so far. I just found this team through one of its members and I was so excited to find a team just for us! I think managing our weight is challenging because our height makes every pound noticeable. I'm taking this to heart, though and putting a positive spin on it... if every pound gained is noticeable, then every pound lost should be too! Fri, 11 Mar 2011 05:41:20 EST Underwear! What kind of underwear do you wear when you work out? Are there any brands that are more comfortable than others? I'm tired of my thongs being too long, or bunching in the crotch. It's a weird question, but definitely useful information. Tue, 8 Mar 2011 19:41:06 EST CONFUSED!! Hi people, new on here and slightly confused what my weight goal should be. <BR> <BR> So I woul like to be the size I was in a photo from about a year ago. The thing is I'm not sure what weight I was because I was completely comfortable with my size and never weighed myself. <BR> <BR> I read an article on here that says you should allow 100lbs for the first 60inches then 5lbs for each additional inch. <BR> <BR> But that would make my ideal weight on 105lbs ?? And I dont feel I need to loos... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 10:52:12 EST Hello! Hi, my name is Katie, and I'm 5' exactly. I have about 50 lbs to lose, and can't wait. Hoping to gain some more inspiration here and find more people I can relate to! Tue, 22 Feb 2011 21:09:30 EST Just Joined Just wanted to say Hi! I just joined the team. I am looking forward to all the great posts and positive comments that will help me achieve my goal! <em>213</em> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 09:01:45 EST eating plan Hi I am new to this team and being a petite woman I was wondering what eating program you have found, like and are having success on? I am really confused right now which is the best way to go? Thanks Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:04:26 EST How fast do you run? I get mad sometimes at the fitness tracker because it assumes I am walking at 4mph when in actuality I am jogging. I guess it's because I'm so short. Right now my fastest speed is 5mph. <BR> <BR> What pace do you exercise at? Sun, 13 Feb 2011 13:34:04 EST Hi! Hi, I joined this team a while ago but never posted until now. I'm 5'2" and I am trying to get in the best shape of my life. Like the rest of you, there are challenges being so short. I recently went for metabolic testing and it looks like I need to eat between 1200 and 1500 calories/day - and I have a FAST metabolism. LOL! As you probably all know, eating one slice of pizza wipes out a significant portion of my calories just for the day. Anyway, I wanted to say "Hi". I've been reading... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 14:44:42 EST Good Brand of Pants for Us? What brand of pants/jeans works well for us? <BR> It's been about 10 years (and 40 lbs) since I went clothes shopping and regularly bought my clothes new. Back then I used to love 'Chic' brand jeans and Lee had denims and black denims that were perfect. Now it seems like Lee has changed their cut and I don't think Chic exists any more. <BR> Any comments/tips? Thanks! <BR> <em>125</em> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 09:06:49 EST Help- no success I have been doing this for over 2 years and have not lost any significant weight. (The same 2 pounds over and over) I am eating a bit too much- 1400-1500 calories but when I eat less I get headaches and sometimes dizziness and am miserably hungry. I am OK with my weight but am being pressured by my employer to get my BMI down 1 point. (There's $350 on this which is needed with my unemployed husband) I swim 40 laps 3 times a week, weight training 35 minutes twice a week and a weekly Pilates cl... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 08:32:51 EST Hello,I just joined this team. I'm Rebecca and I stopped by to say hello.Looking forward to meeting you.Stop by my page if you like. <em>41</em> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:48:46 EST Hi lovely ladies! Hi there everyone!! <BR> <BR> I just found your beautiful website and was even more happier to find "little people" team in it! <BR> <BR> I am 5'2" and currently living in Australia. We came here 2 years ago from a little tiny country Estonia in Europe and since then I have had hard time of finding my rhythm I was used to. And of course my body responds with a weight gain and muscle loss. <BR> <BR> Most of all I miss that feeling of having power and strength while doing physical things. I... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 06:31:43 EST Hi I am new to this group! New to this group but on my 3rd week of my spark adventure. 5'2 and shrinking! Unfortunaly that is porbably true. I am from BC Canada. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 22:29:53 EST Hello Fellow Shorties...4' 10 here So excited to find a spark group that I think I will "fit" into. LOL. Just last night at the gym I was on the treadmill, I was doing a decent pace of 4.8 and the guy next to me was cruising at an easy 7.0 with LONG legs. Afterwards I was lamenting to my husband even with all the weight off (40 lbs to go...down 32 already) I don't know how I can make these short legs move faster. Any one relate? <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting and motivating and discussing things only us shorties "get". <... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:15:16 EST Eating on the high side has anyone had success eating the max calories that sparkpeople suggests? <BR> <BR> P.S. last week was the first week I did exactly what spark said to do=success!!!! Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:59:49 EST Hello Hi everyone my name is Ashia, and I'm new to the team. My height is 4'10", and new to being over weight. I am the mother of two and barely have time for myself, but trying to put forth the effort to get this weight off at least until I am at a healthy weight. I live in Fort Wayne, IN, and I am in search of a workout buddy to keep me on track. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:37:28 EST Hi Everyone! I started my diet last week and lost 4 pounds. However, the loss of my mother on 1/8/11 caused me to use food for comforting. I won't beat myself up for that. It is what it is. The grief is enormous. After this week I will begin the Spring semester and am determined to get back on track. I need time and encouragement. <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading this. It was good to get my feelings out. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 04:20:57 EST Hello I'm a 22 year old college student who has never been thin or healthy in my entire life. I am ready for a change and I need help and support doing it. I have tried and failed many diets and am tired of it. I want to live my life and be happy with who I am. I have only been semi successful in one diet but I did it in a very unhealthy way by eating 500 calories a day and working out and walking alot. Needless to say I gained the weight back. Thank you for reading this and I would love to hear fr... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 18:53:03 EST Best Exercise for Adults Being vertically challenged can make exercising at a gym a trying experience. Let’s face it, many weight machines are not tailored towards our smaller dynamics. Free weight training exercises targeted toward building lean muscle along with a high protein diet are the best for petites to lose weight and stay fit. <BR> <BR> Many might think just focusing on cardiovascular exercises will work but believe it or not, most smaller bodies generally do not respond as well to just this one form of ... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 13:50:38 EST Favorite Exercise? What's your favorite things to do? How does it make you feel? What are the results? Sat, 8 Jan 2011 12:38:09 EST hey yall Hello! My name is champagne, and i am excited to find out about these groups that we can join to help us stay motivated! I have been trying to lose weight and it feels disheartening at points and i give up. But i am determined to stay focus and not stop the fitness. Even if i dont lose weight i at least want to be healthy! I continue to read up on tips and tricks so that hopefully i can wear the sexy bikini on the miami beach! lol good luck all! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 10:02:40 EST New to this Hi! I just joined SP a week ago. I'm 4'11 (and a bit, on a good day....) and have never been under 160lbs. I am 27 and have two kids (the girl is 4 and the boy is 2) and need to change. I was sick for months last year - chronic fatigue syndrome - and gained weight, I was shocked to see 185 on the scale at Christmas time, before getting sick I was 170-175. <BR> <BR> I know my "ideal" weight is under 120, but honestly I can't even conceive of being that small. Right now my goal is 140. I'm mo... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 08:22:32 EST 5 ft with my shoes on I'm 5 ft with my shoes on. <BR> <BR> On my wedding day 25 years ago I weighed in at 94 lbs and didn't see an ounce of obesity until after our second daughter was born 5 years later. <BR> <BR> My plight has been an upward battle ever since. <BR> Tue, 28 Dec 2010 04:03:46 EST eating your bmr Does anyone do this? Recently my weight has stalled and i wondered if it was because my metabolism was slowing down. so in January i am considering increasing my daily calories to 1300 calories a day which is my bmr and hopefully me body will feel comfortable losing weight again. <BR> <BR> What do you all think? Thu, 23 Dec 2010 22:48:27 EST Goal weight for athletic short women. I am 5'2 and have always been very built and muscular. I am an ex cheerleader and gymnast and have always had muscle mass. At my lightest in high school, I was 127 lbs and I practically starved myself to get there. I have a wider body frame and have never fit into less than a size 6 Jean. my ideal weight for my larger body frame is 125 lbs, but I know what a struggle it was in high school. I'm trying to go on body fat alone now, but I don't know what the ideal weight would be for me to b... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:58:15 EST goal question Hi everyone! I joined the goal to walk 30 minutes a day. Whenever you record it, a thing pops up asking how much. If I walk 30 minutes once a day, do I put a 1 or do I put 30? Thu, 9 Dec 2010 08:55:25 EST Hey all! Hello from the vertically challenged! I'm 27 from PA. I always struggled with my weight, and once I tapped out at 5'3" I continued to grow horizontally. I stumbled across this website and really liked it. The support and motivation is great. Good luck to all and hope to hear from some of u! Wed, 8 Dec 2010 21:15:49 EST Sucks to be small ....sometimes First of all....I've never had any issue with being 5'2" really. Hey....I could date any guy I wanted and he always felt "manly". <BR> <BR>'s not that I have to climb on top of kitchen counter to retreive stuff from top of kitchen's this stupid calorie counting. My metabolism with my size (PER DOCTOR w/ METOBOLIC TESTING) to loose weight, I have to eat 1000-1200 calories daily to lose. I can do it, done it before (ok, just a lot of spinach and healthy low cal... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 14:19:48 EST What did I do!! Its terrible... I am a runner... its the one thing I really like to do. A few weeks ago I had a free pass at the local YMCA and included with that pass was a spinning class or any group exercise class i wanted to do. I have not tried spinning and thought COOL!! I'm going to check it out! Well that was a few weeks ago and I have not been able to run since then. For about a week after the spinning I felt like i was still on that bike, but now when I run my pelvic bones hurt. I stopped runn... Sat, 4 Dec 2010 14:02:31 EST AAAHHHHH!!!! someone help this is a crisis. So apparently I gained one pain in a day , but I do not know how. I counted calories and worked out yesterday and ended the day at -650 calories. I am so confused and I drank 136 oz. of water. I am on the verge of tears. Sat, 4 Dec 2010 08:13:27 EST Think I Need A Pee Bag :) Okay ... maybe not but I gotta tell ya, 8 glasses of water throughout the day is making me and the potties in my general vicinity mighty close friends. <em>334</em> Do you think it would matter if I drank my 64 ounces before I left the house in the morning ... just sayin'? Thu, 18 Nov 2010 10:50:14 EST How to lose the baby weight? <BR> I had my daughter almost 4 months ago and while I lost 40lbs, I still need to work my torso and butt back into shape. What can I do or what machines should I use to get my lower stomach to a point where I can get my jeans zipped up again? Mon, 15 Nov 2010 11:18:34 EST New and 5 foot 2 :) Hi everyone....I've been on the website for 3 days now and still can't believe how much is on here. It's a little overwhelming but I'm having fun with is and learning my way around...anyhoo, my name is Colleen, I'm 35 with a 13 year old daughter. I've been up and down and all around on this roller coaster called a bit of a crossroads in my life right now though and ready to take the bull by the horns and get this accomplished. I welcome any and all support and will be happy to re... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 04:02:38 EST Hi all. I've already dropped just about 3 stone. Hi all. I am not new to sparkpeople I joined in january of this year but was very inactive didn't track any thing or do much excersise but would often log on to the excersise videos and do them for about a week every couple of weeks. Even the small amount I did dropped me from 168 lbs to 109.2 lbs in just 10 months(from obese to within a healthy bmi (I'm only 5 foot). So now its time to get serious shift these last 12 lbs and get toned. I'm looking forward to being an active sparker tracking ... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 03:01:34 EST What did you do for exercise today? I took a 20 min walk this morning <BR> another 20 min walk this evening <BR> and I hope to get in level 1 of the 30 day shred to round out my 60 mins of fitness today. <BR> <BR> How about you? Mon, 8 Nov 2010 19:02:12 EST Calf stretches I have noticed that my calves are tightening up even after I do a five minute brisk walk to warm up and then stretching. I have tried three different calf stretches and they don't seem to be working. I noticed on Wednesday (during a couch to 5k interval) that during jog 6 they got tight and when I started walking again they loosened back up and didn't give me any more trouble that night. This is something I have been "fighting" for a few weeks now. I do listen to my body and try not to push m... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 03:56:58 EST Any petite ladies having trouble drinking 8 cups? I can't seem to adjust to drinking 8 cups of water, without excessive restroom stops. Anyone else, any suggestions? <em>40</em> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 21:22:59 EST I'm so glad I'm here! Hi! My name is Cathy, and I am a 49 year old wife and mom of 3 kids: 16, 13 and 11. Before kids, I always had that 5 or so pounds to lose, but that's it. Since then, I have been floundering for years with the vague thought that I really need to lose weight, but without goals to achieve it. Each year, the weight slowly crept up until, at 5' tall, I topped out at 190 lbs this past Spring. Ouch! I hated the way my body felt and looked, but couldn't seem to focus long enough to make a change. Alt... Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:06:37 EST Where to find GOOD Petite Sizes I know that I have trouble finding clothes that fit me well, especially since I wear a 34DD and have a big butt. Does anyone know some great stores that carry a wide variety of Petite sizes that aren't for grandmas? I know many stores carry them online, but with the variance in sizes it's tricky to order them and get the right size! Sun, 17 Oct 2010 16:50:36 EST What do you eat on a daily basis?? I am looking to eat between 1200 and 1300 calories a day but am looking for some new ideas for what to eat. What do you usually eat in a normal day if you are staying withing that range too (breakfast, lunch and dinner)? Sun, 17 Oct 2010 16:48:16 EST challenge through december The challenge here is to lose 12 pounds by december 12th. Sat, 16 Oct 2010 22:08:43 EST PMS/Period Hunger? Hey - so every month around my period/PMS I'm tired, cranky, and HUNGRY! I feel like I could eat a house and I don't want a house made out of lean chicken breast, I want a house made out of chips, nachos and chocolate. Even if I resist the temptation of the high calorie foods, I still find myself being hungry all the time. Is this normal? Does it happen to anyone else and if so, how do you deal with it? Fri, 15 Oct 2010 01:13:49 EST Would You Change Being Petite? Hellloo ladies. This is Cynthia from upstate NY ... I am a newbie. My little German grandmother (all 4'10" of her) made me believe ever since I was little that the best things come in smaller packages. Of course, being vertically challenged has posed some problems the older I've gotten but, I really like it down here. How about you? <BR> <BR> I also wanted to share this really adorable blog I found that caters to the same concept with articles on fashion tips like how to find jeans that ... Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:01:45 EST Anyone do small portions instead of calories? I'm torn between simply eating small portions and counting calories. I hate to think about the calories in everything I eat (b/c I don't want it to get obsessive) but I know it is very effective. Has anyone just eaten small portions instead? Has that worked for you? I read this great book called the Portion Teller which talks about how to eat so many servings from each food group instead of counting calories. What I like about it is that I make sure to get in at least 2 servings of fruit... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 10:42:24 EST New!! Hi Everyone- I'm new to this and I'm looking to social networking for support. My body has become something I'm very sensitive about and I'm ready for changes. I have had so much difficulty in the past with fitness and nutrition, thanks to my short frame. Don't you hate it when your taller friends do the same workout as you, and burn MORE calories? I get the short end of the stick, no pun intended. <BR> <BR> So what tips do you have? How do you stay motivated and what has been the most effe... Fri, 8 Oct 2010 17:22:11 EST Anyone prefer to walk instead of jog? I know brisk walking doesn't burn as many calories as running but I have just lost my love for running lately. Does anyone else walk for excercise instead of run? Sometimes I feel like I'm wimping out because there is no physical reason why I can't run...I just don't like to lately. I played soccer in high school and ran for fitness afterwards. I have been trying to get back into running shape after having my baby and have found that I just don't enjoy it like I use too. I am trying to find s... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 18:37:57 EST What to do when u don't know the calorie amount?? I have about 5-7lbs left to lose after having my baby and am now trying to count calories. I was trying to do portions but found I wasn't really losing very much at all. I try to mostly eat food that I know how many calories are in it but sometimes that doesn't always work when I go out to eat somewhere that doesn't list the calories. Even for dinner tonight I am making a casserole and have no idea even where to begin trying to figure it all out because everything is mixed together. I do have... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 15:14:31 EST How do you lose 2 lbs a week? I have never accomplished this but I know a lot of people have, but they were all taller. So, I was wondering have any of you had success at losing 2 lbs a week? Sun, 3 Oct 2010 10:37:28 EST love my height but... I love my height and have no problems with it except if I were taller my weight at 113 so wouldn't make me chubby lol. How do the rest of you feel? Tue, 28 Sep 2010 17:17:53 EST Hello All! Hi! I'm new here - I've started Sparkpeople before but never completely jumped in (I logged calories on occasion and read an article once in a blue moon but that was it) and now I'm ready to get involved in all aspects of it! I can't wait to start seeing the number on the scale go down!! Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:37:07 EST Hello All! Hi! I'm new here - I've started Sparkpeople before but never completely jumped in (I logged calories on occasion and read an article once in a blue moon but that was it) and now I'm ready to get involved in all aspects of it! I can't wait to start seeing the number on the scale go down!! Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:37:06 EST Big things come in small packages or so I've been told all my life. I just didn't expect them to mean my hips, thighs, and butt! <BR> I am 5'0 and 185lbs. I used to hover around 160 until I broke my ankle 2 years ago and a long term of forced inactivity had left it's mark. <BR> Mon, 27 Sep 2010 17:08:55 EST Custom Size chart So I just lost my first 5# and got excited. I was attempting to plan in detail what size I will be at what weight. I was wondering what size did you ladies wear at your various weights? <BR> <BR> Here's mine: <BR> <BR> (I am 4 ' 11.75" tall) <BR> <BR> 110 lbs Size 5 <BR> <BR> 120 lbs Size 7 <BR> <BR> 130 lbs Size 7 (but a 9 would have been more comfortable) <BR> <BR> 140 lbs Size 9 <BR> <BR> 150 lbs Size 11 (current size) <BR> <BR> 160 lbs Size 13 <BR> <BR> My goal weight is 110 l... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 19:49:49 EST To weigh or not to weigh In about 7 days auntie flo will be here to visit. This will be the first time that she has came since I started my weight loss journey. I know you retain water during your cycle and it can interfere with weightloss ( what the scale reads) and I really do not want to get on the scale and not see any weight loss or a gain because I feel like it will mess with my head. <BR> <BR> Should I skip my next weigh in (on Monday 9-13 only 4 days before my period) ? <BR> <BR> What do you ladies do? Fri, 10 Sep 2010 10:48:10 EST hi everyone! Hi, I'm Heather and I am only 5'1". Going to school right now and unemployeed. Married to a wonderful man who is like a foot taller than me LOL Sun, 5 Sep 2010 12:40:35 EST Anyone's goal here to be less than 100 lbs? I'm a half inch under 5', with a small frame and I'm apple shaped, so I'm thinking of my goal weight to be about 98 lbs. But when I record it on SP, their calorie range becomes 1440-1700 if I change my goal to 98 lbs from 100 lbs. Why is that?? I would think that if I want to continue losing weight to get to 98 lbs, that my calorie intake should be the same as it is now. Any advice? Sun, 5 Sep 2010 11:00:30 EST How long to nice a change? Hi everyone! I am just starting to work out / eat healthy. I am 4'10 and about 15 lbs from my ideal weight, and I am just curious if anyone knows how long it normally takes to start noticing a difference in your body. I remember when I lost weight a few years back it just seemed to hit me over night. I just can't remember how long it too for it to happen! Sun, 5 Sep 2010 09:36:16 EST cheating So lately I have been cheating on my diet, for example eating cookies, and/or chips every day, but I still stay in my calorie range (1200 calories). I lost 1.8 lbs last week, but do I need to stop this? Sat, 4 Sep 2010 22:14:15 EST YaY!!! I was just looking for other shorties on spark. Im a lovable 4 foot 11.75 inches. (never forget that .75 lol). Its nice to see others that are around your height losing weight, because it gives a better comparison. Glad to be here Fri, 3 Sep 2010 10:50:52 EST Challenge starting at 8/23/10 Here is a new challenge for the end of summer. This challenge is to post what exersises you have done 2 times a week. Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:57:09 EST Eating ! Besides motivation, diet would be my biggest problem. I don't eat 3 square meals a day at all. Today I had some pasta for supper and a snack. I'm terrible for not eating breakfast either. How can I change this? Any tips would be helpful! Tue, 17 Aug 2010 20:38:52 EST Calorie intake per day I'm about five foot two and right now weigh about 135. I would like to lose about ten more pounds. I would like to know what everyone's calorie intake per day is. I try to stay under 1500 but of course that is not always possible. <BR> <BR> I'm curious as to what others are taking in to lose or maintain. Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:51:29 EST Nutritional Requirements for Petite, Older Women Good morning, everyone! <BR> <BR> I just posted this question on a nutrtional message board and I thought I'd post it here, also. I am sure I am not the only one out here with this issue!! <BR> <BR> Here is the post---- <BR> <BR> Help! I am a rather petite woman---4' 10" tall to be almost exact. I'm not sure exactly how to determine my "build", but if you use wrist size, I have a small build because my wrist is only 14 cm! I am not a "little person" however-- my limbs are very propotiona... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 09:27:14 EST Do People Think You Are Much Younger Than You Are? Hi everyone! I'm just curious....I have always been mistaken for someone much younger than I really am! I guess because I am petite? <BR> <BR> When I WAS much younger, 20s and 30s, most people thought I was a teenager. Now that I am approaching mid 50s (!), people think I'm in my 30s!!!! I love that!(they must be blind though, 'cause I gotta lotta lines and wrinkles on this little face!!!) <BR> <BR> So, I'm old do people think you really are????? or is it just me? <B... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 10:57:15 EST Don't think it will be a good week :-( Well I have two more days in week two and I really don't think it will be a good week this week. Kind of fell off the every day exercise routine which I was doing really good with the first week. I have to get my "SPARK" back..... Sun, 18 Jul 2010 22:37:53 EST I'm fun sized! Hey everyone! I've been on this site for a few weeks now and just found this team! You all seem like you have great energy and I love it already! A little about me: I'm almost 25, 5'1, and have a goal of 135. While that may be a little high for my frame, with the way I'm built if I weighed much less I'd be a walking chest, and that would just look funny. Anyway, I look forward to talking to you all!! Sun, 18 Jul 2010 17:08:31 EST A shout out to vertically challenged peeps My name is Cherie~I am 5'3" and at this weight feel like I have no waist. I am so excited to be able to chat with fellow short people to get/give advice as well as give encouragement when it is needed as well as come back to this site when I am the one that needs the encouraging. I am still trying to figure out all that this site has to offer but I am getting there and can not wait to get going!! :-) Looking forward to meeting everyone and getting to know everyone. <em>249</em> Tue, 6 Jul 2010 23:55:13 EST Back on the fitness wagon So, about 9 months ago, I had a baby, and have lost touch with reality, and the faxt that I should be eating right, and exercising. I see the light now, and am ready to get back to getting fit, for me, and for my family. I have 3 kids now, 10yr. boy, 9yr. boy and 9 month boy. With a world filled with men (my children and husband) I am looking to get a little more support than they think I might need. Sat, 3 Jul 2010 18:12:10 EST Height, weight goal, frame & calorie range? I'm a newbie to this team and have been doing Weight Watchers as well as get some nutritional guidance from SP. I'm 30 y/o (turning 31 next week!), 4ft 11.5inches and with what I think is a small frame. I'm thinking of completely switching to SP for tracking but was wondering how many calories you all take in daily. My recommended calorie intake is 1200-1550 but I'm afraid that I won't lose any weight with 1200 calories every day since I've been eating less on WW. I tend to exercise 3-4x a we... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 21:51:57 EST IBS and/or lactose intolerance I had the flu two weeks ago, ever since then dairy sets my stomach off. Now, I’m a big cheese and yogurt person, so this if butting a cramp in my lifestyle. I was wondering if anyone has tried soy milk. Did you like it? <BR> <BR> Since, I don’t eat eggs (don’t like the taste) I’m having a hard time finding breakfast food that I can eat during the weekdays. Weekends aren’t a problem since I have more time to fit things. <BR> <BR> Jenny Tue, 22 Jun 2010 07:55:05 EST Hola Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm happy to find this site...I started with sparkpeople the latter part of March!! I am 5'2 and 49 years old....I find that even 5 pounds makes a huge difference on my frame! Looking forward to discussions! <BR> <BR> Laural Fri, 18 Jun 2010 10:57:19 EST Exercise How often do you do cardio and for how long? How often do you strength train and for how long? <BR> <BR> I ask because I reluctantly must modify my schedule or I am going to fail at something. I am going from doing cardio five days a week for an hour to four days a week for 45 minutes but I am adding strength two days a week for thirty minutes. <BR> <BR> I have to modify my exercise because come late August I will be in school full-time and working full-time. I will not have time for it al... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 07:51:43 EST You all get it!!! Thanks <em>224</em> Thanks for allowing me to join such a great group. I can't wait to start interacting with all of you. Finally a group of people that understand what its like to be short and fat (sorry if that term offends anyone). I am so tired of being asked if I'm pregnant. No I'm not pregnant my baby is almost 19. <BR> A little background on me. I'm 5'3" (honestly probably more like 5'2.5" but I always stretch it the extra half inch). LOL I currently weigh about 185lbs and would like to be ... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 01:00:39 EST New to the team! Hi everyone! It's so good to find a group for people who understand what it's like to gain weight to little frames. I'm 5'3" and I was put on medication in December that caused me to balloon from 115 to 155 lbs, a hefty load that I'm struggling to take off. I just want to fit back into my old clothes! They're not even that old :P Thu, 17 Jun 2010 19:30:15 EST Hello I'm back to SparkPeople again. I think this is my third or fourth. This time I big there ever. I was going to say bigger and better, but that's not true. Now about me. <BR> I have never wanted to be skinny. I am one of those people that see a skinny person and think 'Eat something.' I have wanted to be healthy. I just had my college friend reunion; I saw a picture of myself. First thing, I thought of was 'gd I have f'n huge arms.' <em>15</em> <BR> Right now, I don't have my DVD player hook u... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 20:35:57 EST 4'11" =) ciao! My name is Courtney and I am 4'11". Not only am I under 5 foot tall, but I also have large curves (boobs, butt, hips) & for any one else that would be a blessing, but for my height, it's A CURSE! I have been trying with so-so effort before now to cure this, with no luck. Now that I'm married I've adapted a new life and started to lose weight and keep it off, the scale only keeps going down. Unfortunately, it just sticks on there pretty good, and sometimes I wish I was taller to portion ... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 14:50:00 EST Hello! Hey all! I have been on SP for about a week now and I love it! I just found this team! :) <BR> I am 5'0 and I used to be skinny! :) When I met my husband, I was 125 and my weight got up to 205. But so far, I have lost about 15 lbs and couldn't be happier. I have a long ways to go but am excited to be here! Tue, 1 Jun 2010 14:38:54 EST Hey there! Hi everyone! My name is Jenn and I am 21 years old. I am only 4'9 and 3/4. I'm getting married on June 26th. I have a 5 year old stepdaughter and 2 nutty dogs. I'm going to school to be a vet tech. <BR> <BR> My weight has been creeping up over the years. This is the highest I have ever been, and for my height it's bad. It's been all fine and dandy until now. I'm 21 years old with high blood pressure. That's not good. Now I am taking the time to lose the weight, and become more healthy over a... Mon, 31 May 2010 10:15:39 EST HI Hi everyone! super happy and excited to be on this website! i have been toying around with it for a little bit and am now getting my full use out of it! i have been on a streak now of working out for 4 days in a row! my goal is to work out 30 min a day. the medium goal i have is to lose 20 lbs by the end of the year. hope to hear everyones positive words! Fri, 21 May 2010 14:18:37 EST Hello, I'm Lauren! Hello, I'm Lauren. I'm 22 years old, 5' 3'', and I joined SP on March 9th of this year. I also quit smoking on February 15th. Up until I joined SP, I had continually gained weight (at an astonishing rate of 20 pounds a year) for the past 4 years. I overate to the point that I was wayyy too full and drank way too much alcohol (I was in college). After realizing how my weight was getting in my way of living life, I finally decided it was time to do something about it. I have given SP my all (mo... Mon, 10 May 2010 15:12:09 EST Is it harder for petite people to lose weight? I've been working pretty hard at losing weight since January and I'm nowhere near where I want to be. I've been talking with some Spark friends who aren't necessarily vertically challenged and they've managed to lose A LOT more than I have. Now granted some of them are heavier than I am and they say it comes off easier at first when you weigh more. I just wanted to see what you ladies thought, or am I just making excuses? :) Sun, 9 May 2010 11:09:33 EST Hi Everybody!!! Hello!! My name is Angie and I am only five foot kaput. I started out in December 2008 weighing 165 lbs. That was a wake up call for me as I couldn't believe that I weighed almost as much as my husband. Over the last year and four months, I have lost just over 40lbs on my own by watching what I eat although lately I had pretty much plateaued. I joined sparkpeople about a week and a half ago to help me lose those last 15 lbs and have fallen in love!! LOL!! Anyway, that's a little bit about me.... Mon, 3 May 2010 11:29:48 EST Lowest weight I am curious to know whats the lowest weight you have managed to reach? How easy/hard it was to get there? How long it took? and how easy/difficult it was to maintain? <BR> <BR> I seem to be gaining and losing the same 3-4lbs for as long as i can remember, and its driving me mad! <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 May 2010 12:19:28 EST May 2010 Spin Points 10 of 10...woo hoo...great way to start a new month1!! Sat, 1 May 2010 17:18:56 EST l'm new My name is Deborah lam 152cm, weight gain is my problem, l also have a Thyroid disease. So with my height and weight isn't good. Good to hear there are other people out there. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 09:23:25 EST Hi I'm new!!! Hi my name is Tracy and I am 4'11"!! <BR> I am so glad that I found this team. When I tell "tall" people that I want to weigh 110lbs they think I'm crazy!!! I have to explain that I am tiny and small framed so 110 is a VERY healthy weight for me. I weighed 102 before I had my 2 children so I think 110 is a great goal!!!! Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:17:32 EST Pants Brands for Shorties! I know that everyone must have problems finding pants that are the right length. Even the shorts are generally too long! <BR> <BR> What Brands have you found that fit the best? Please let us know what kind of pants they are (jeans, dress, workout, etc.) Thu, 8 Apr 2010 14:16:19 EST Looking for others... who are in a similar situation like me. Which is short and had over 100 pounds to lose. I seem to be in the abnormal around here. Sat, 3 Apr 2010 17:57:54 EST April 2010 Spin Points 3 of 20 Fri, 2 Apr 2010 23:10:15 EST New and 5'0" This is cool! I finally found a group that knows how it is to be height deficient. I am a mom of five kids. Two boys and three girls. Wife to a loving and very hard working husband. I live in NJ. I joined sparkpeople a couple days ago. I started my diet almost three months ago. <em>319</em> Fri, 2 Apr 2010 23:01:34 EST Spin points? What did you get today? <em>449</em> <em>449</em> <em>449</em> <em>449</em> Thu, 1 Apr 2010 11:53:48 EST Newbie Hello my name is Rose I am 5'3, and 53 years old. I am married to a wonderful man for 33 year's now. Our kid's are grown. <BR> <BR> It was very nice to find a group for us "as my 6'4 son would say stubby folk's" Happy to be here, and looking forward to getting to know you all better. <em>146</em> Thu, 1 Apr 2010 03:56:54 EST A NEW AND IMPROVED ME Hey! My name is Jackie. I am a single mother of four. I was working a fulltime job, but I have recently been laidoff. But it is okay, because now I have more time to spend withmy kids, do housework, relax and lose weight. My sister introduced me to sparkpeople, and so far I am really enjoying it. I love that someone is always there to help you out. Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:14:09 EST Drinks other than water? What does everyone drink with meals? I can drink water with some of my meals but certain foods I really prefer something else. I've been drinking 100% fruit juice (no soda in the house) but the juice is 300 calories a day ( 3 small boxes)for me. I was thinking of making iced tea and using Sun Crystals in place of sugar. Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:06:27 EST New I just joined this team today, and looking forward to the great support I know I will receive from this team. I'm setting small goals and my first is to lose 10 lbs by May 1. I know I can do it! I walk daily and tracking my food intake and water consumption is helping me sooooo much! Be Blessed! <em>304</em> Mon, 22 Mar 2010 20:18:50 EST Hi!! hi! name is Mel..i m 25 n i m only 5'1"...i really need to lose some serious weight...i m trying my best to eat healthier n lose weight.. Sat, 13 Mar 2010 15:14:10 EST Just joined I happened to see this team on someone else's page and thought, "that is a team I HAVE to join!" <BR> <BR> My name is Ronnie, I'm a 42 yr. old mother of 5, grandmother of 1 from Pennsylvania and I measure in at a whopping 4'11! <BR> Unfortunately, my waist measurements are a little out of proportion with my height measurement! But, I guess that's why we're all here. :0) Mon, 8 Mar 2010 14:15:37 EST Busy Mom with 15 pound to lose Hello everyone my name is Kelsee. I live in Hamer Idaho out in the country. I have two children ages 6 and 4. I have been married for seven years. Ever since I can remember I was always the thin one in the crowd. Since my two children you can say that I have become thick around my midsection and I am no longer the thin one in the crowd. My self confidence slipped away with my midsection and I want it back so badly! I have yo-yo dieted throughout the past five years and it has gave me nothing,... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 13:45:57 EST Am I the Shortest one here? LOL Hello, <BR> <BR> New to the team, but not to SP....My journey started back in 2007. I have lost 50+ pounds and this will be my third season of running now. I am a 43 year old happily married women. I'm in training for my first half marathon and very excited to be healthy and active and making a positive impact on others. Oh and like my name that's exactly how tall I am 4'8" Sun, 7 Mar 2010 09:02:05 EST newbie to the team i was searching teams and came acrossed this team and had to join. I'm micki, 4'11" and have over 100 lbs to lose. so far i've lost 8 lbs since i started back up with spark in january. Fri, 5 Mar 2010 21:25:50 EST I'm new in town.... Hi my name is Joann . I started Spark on Feb. 3 of this year. I just found this team today. I think there is different challenges for the short dieter. <BR> <BR> I was 5'2" but as I age I am closer to 5'1" tall. Mon, 1 Mar 2010 08:57:34 EST An encouraging video We all have discouraging days. Maybe this will help when you have one ? <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2941276 </link> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 08:36:15 EST New to site--second week 5'1" I was happy to see this Team. How many of you sometimes get frustrated from having to weight less, eat less and step higher. I know I do. <em>9</em> Sun, 28 Feb 2010 23:48:41 EST March 2010 Spin Points Today is the last day of February 2010. So, it's time to set up our March message board. Hope everyone has a wonderful month!!! Sun, 28 Feb 2010 19:20:14 EST What is a butterflysong? What is a butterflysong? <BR> So many have asked....and this is my story. <em>88</em> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2929697 </link> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 14:40:17 EST Excited Newbie Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am reading Spark and I set my fast break goals today (exercise 5x week, add one veggie and fruit a day and take time to renew my motivation each day by reading success stories). I am excited. I know this approach emphasizes things that I need (small steps, consistency, permanent changes). <BR> <BR> I don't have a lot of weight to lose (10-20 pounds) but it does weigh heavily on me (emotionally). <BR> <BR> Can anyone tell me how I get my points for reading the ... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 16:42:09 EST The Daffodill Principle Thought you might enjoy this blog. Emphasizes the importance of baby steps on your way to any success. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2912145 </link> <BR> <em>125</em> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:09:58 EST FEBRUARY 2010 CHAT well i was going to go for my regular walking routine when i found out one of my shoes are about to fall apart on me and i still need my shoes when i go to work so my regular walking routine wont start back up til at the most friday <em>46</em> Sun, 21 Feb 2010 15:45:29 EST THINKIN ABOUT GOING TO BIGGEST LOSER CASTIN CALL i'm thinking about going to the casting call in mesa, az on march 6th...however, i'm not 100 ibs overweight...i'm 4'8" and weigh 178 ibs...i'm not over 100 ibs my of what i'm supposed to be...however when i do charts online it says i'm morbidly obese...what do you guys think i should do?? do you think i should go for it or do u think its just going to be a waste of my time since i'm not at the requirement of being at least 100 ibs overweight Sun, 21 Feb 2010 10:18:16 EST ANYONE ELSE USING THE BODYBUGG BESIDES ME? anyone doing the bodybugg besides me if so you can post your stats along with me <BR> <BR> NAME: KIZZY <BR> AGE: 29 (WILL BE 30 IN MAY) <BR> HEIGHT: 4'8" <BR> WEIGHT: 178 <BR> BMI: 39.9 <BR> CITY/STATE: PHOENIX, AZ <BR> <BR> 2/3/10 IN:800 OUT: 1936 DEFICIT: 1136 <BR> FITNESS MINUTES: 64 <BR> STEPS: 7074 <BR> <BR> 2/4/10 IN:3090 OUT: 1920 DEFICIT: 1170 <BR> FITNESS MINUTES: 41 <BR> STEPS: 5374 <BR> <BR> 2/5/10 IN:1199 OUT: 1890 DEFICIT: 691 <BR> FITNESS MINUTES: 32 <BR> STEPS: 4866 <BR> <... Sat, 20 Feb 2010 22:36:13 EST JILLIAN MICHAELS 30 DAY SLIM DOWN PROGRAM MARCH 1 if anyone wants to join you can here are the days with the videos you must have all 3 dvds by march 1: jillian michaels 30 day shred/no more trouble zones/banish fat, boost metabolism <BR> <BR> DAY 1: 30 DAY SHRED - LEVEL 1 <BR> <BR> DAY 2: 30 DAY SHRED - LEVEL 1 <BR> <BR> DAY 3: NO MORE TROUBLE ZONES <BR> <BR> DAY 4: 30 DAY SHRED - LEVEL 1 <BR> <BR> DAY 5: BANISH FAT, BOOST METABOLISM <BR> <BR> DAY 6: NO MORE TROUBLE ZONES <BR> <BR> DAY 7: DAY OFF <BR> <BR> DAY 8: 30 DAY SHRED LEVEL ... Sat, 20 Feb 2010 22:30:01 EST Hello All! I've been looking into a team that has goals that fit the lifestyle I can handle and the fitness that I'm aiming for. When I saw the team for the "vertically challenged" I nearly burst out laughing. I've referred to myself as being V.C. for years. At 5 feet tall I have run into issues with fitness equipment not being usable...expectations that I shouldn't be as hungry as "normal sized people"...what the heck? Etc. <BR> <BR> I used to be fit and firm and then got lazy and side tracked after ... Sat, 20 Feb 2010 13:52:39 EST RANDOM: SLAUGHTERED WHALES/DOLPHINS IN JAPAN SO I WATCHED THE MOVIE "THE COVE" AND I WAS ABSOLUTLY DISGUSTED BY WHAT JAPAN IS DOING TO DOLPHINS. WE NEED TO TAKE A STAND TO STOP THIS MURDEROUS ACTION THEY R TAKING. IF YOU HAVENT SEEN THE MOVIE ALREADY PLEASE SEE IT. ITS OUT ON DVD OR YOU CAN RENT IT THROUGH NET FLIX OR ONLINE. PLEASE DO THAT. EVERYONE MUST SEE THIS DOCUMENTARY. IF YOU ARE AN ANIMAL LOVER YOU SHOULD DEFIENTLY SEE IT. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT IT AS WELL. ILL POST THE LINK TO WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE TRAILOR FOR THE MOVIE.... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:39:23 EST I feel like a cow!!!!!!!!! Ok, I know I am not too overweight or anything. I am 22, 5'3 and i fluctuate between 130 and 135. No matter what I do, I can't lose the extra 20 lbs i've been trying to lose! <BR> <BR> This plan was given to me by Spark: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Go From 130 to 128 by 2/24/2010 <BR> Consume between 1200 and 1550 calories per day <BR> Burn 460 calories per week change <BR> <BR> <BR> I consume about that many calories, low fat foods, mostly organic, I definitely burn well over 460 calories... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 18:13:50 EST New to team Hello everyone... I'm not new to Spark but to this team! I'm 5' 2" and need to drop @ 50lbs. I'm 33 and will be turning 34 in August. I really would like to be at my goal or pretty close byt then. I lost 25 lbs last yr but gained back 15. <BR> <BR> My hubby has high blood pressure and the doc has been trying to get him to drop @ 60lbs. So I got back on track to get my family going in the right direction. I have 2 boys (13 & 10) and 1 girl (8) whom all love to exercise with me. <BR> <... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:07:58 EST The Struggle Face your journey head on! The destination will be worth it ! <em>104</em> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2883496 </link> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:31:54 EST On a day meant for love.. On a day meant for love, don't forget to love yourself. <em>26</em> <BR> Thought you might like this blog. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2880276 </link> Sun, 14 Feb 2010 12:50:57 EST Clothing Being horizontally and vertically challenged, I have a tough time finding clothes that fit my body type, especially dressy clothes. Now that I have lost weight, some parts are not as perky. Does anyone else have this problem? Wed, 10 Feb 2010 08:32:52 EST Hi everyone I.m new to this team Hi, I found this team, and I thought wow this is what I need because I feel like us shorties have different body issues that other don,t. So maybe this is going to help me even more. <BR> Even in my family I'm the little one. My daughters both tower over me,and my grand daughters are quickly going to be passing me up. <BR> I feel like it's hard to shop for clothes,because even when I like something when I put it on it just doesn't look right, may ribs are only about 1 inch or so from my hips... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 07:22:01 EST Newbie to this team Hi, I'm a 43 yr old married mom to 2 boys (8, 10) and am 5' 1.5" tall. As I'm approaching my goal weight I've been struggling now to lose weight. It was so easy at the start but now I know the less I weigh it'll get harder. Also, being a shortie does make it tough too. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to find this team so I can get advice. I'm also trying to not to go by the scale which is hard b/c I'm thinking I should weigh from 105-110 but I'm more muscular than ever now. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 8 Feb 2010 22:14:57 EST Lessons from the Geese I received this email today and just had to share it with you! Be like the geese. <BR> <BR> FACT: As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an "uplift" for the bird following. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone. <BR> <BR> LESSON: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of one another. A shared vision and sense of p... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 10:22:28 EST Tall Talk The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains. <BR> -Johann von Goethe <em>313</em> Fri, 5 Feb 2010 10:29:04 EST February 2010 Challenge My goal is to lose 1/2" off my belly and keep up the C25K! <BR> <BR> 2/1 - 100 minutes square dancing <BR> 2/2 - 35 minutes Curves + crunches <BR> 2/3 - 120 minutes square dancing <BR> Wed, 3 Feb 2010 14:06:31 EST February 2010 Spin Points 5 of 20 Mon, 1 Feb 2010 22:43:41 EST Help!!! Eating too few calories? Hi everyone! I'm only 5'0" and around 20 pounds overweight. I've been following a nutrition and fitness plan of consuming about 1200 calories a day and working out six days a week with 30 minutes of cardio and some mixed strength training. My heart rate monitor says I'm burning around 700 calories a workout. Do you think I need to bump up my calorie intake? I've only lost 1 pound in my first week and I don't know if it's because my muscles are retaining water or if my body is going into sta... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 14:27:07 EST February 2010 Spin Wheel Points 20! Mon, 1 Feb 2010 12:31:00 EST "Keeping It Going" Challenge (Feb-Mar 2010) Hey all! <BR> <BR> Here is the new challenge thread for us to keep up with our 2010 goals. I am making this one a multiple month challenge (Feb-Mar) because this seems like a time of year when consistency is REALLY needed. Winter time can be a hard time to keep going with exercise and to keep our moods up (maybe it's just me!). <BR> <BR> Feel free to set your own personal challenges and return here to post about them. Your challenge for yourself can be nutritional or exercise based... ... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:37:37 EST hi everyone hi everybody, <BR> i'm pretty new on sparkpeople and still getting used to the site but just wanted to sau hi!!! and introduce myself! Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:02:40 EST Desperate to eat a pound of bacon... I need some ideas and advice. I usually have problems with what to eat for lunch but lately I cannot figure out what to eat for breakfast. I am tired of cream of wheat every morning with dried cranberries.... I don't want to eat eggs everyday and I don't want to bake muffins with 16,000 ingredients.. <BR> . <BR> I know, you're saying GET OVER IT and eat your oatmeal, but I am afraid when I cook that bacon for my son I will add a few extra slices into the pan... <BR> <BR> . <BR> help!! ... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 08:42:50 EST 5' 1.5" I normally round up to 5'2", but I am going to just own that I am 5'1". Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:41:39 EST