Other 5’8”-5’11” women... looking for friends and to hear your goals

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  • Bishop602
    Bishop602 Posts: 2 Member
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    Hi, I am 5'8 175 lbs, I would like to be at 155-160. I was about 145 before I just started gaining weight out of nowhere it seemed. But I went from a size 3-4 to now a 7-8 which isn't that bad, just not what I am used to. Also, I have my goal set at 1500 calories a day, and I work out and it subtracts those calories. Does the exercise calories count towards what I consume? For example, if I go over and eat 1800 calories and burn 300 calories I am at my 1500... or do I need to eat under 1500 calories and still burn 300 calories and be at 1200?
  • sianlhalewood
    sianlhalewood Posts: 13 Member
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    I'm 6ft and started at 189lbs a couple of weeks ago I'm now 182 but my goal is 160ish x
  • cjv73
    cjv73 Posts: 240 Member
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    @Bishop602 Your exercise calories are additional calories you can consume, so yes, if you eat 1800 but burn 300, you are still within your net calories. :smile:
  • IcelandicBlonde27
    IcelandicBlonde27 Posts: 26 Member
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    dbanks80 wrote: »
    How many calories are you guys eating? 1200 net was so low for me.. I did it and lost 7lb in 3 weeks on it, but. Since moved my net calories up to 1500-1800 calories net per day and I’m still losing just way slower and I feel like I have a lot more energy... I’m losing about 1lb a week on these higher calories

    i eat between 1500-1800 and like u i am losing around 1 lb per week. I can't eat the 1200. I turn into a ravenous wolf LOL!

    Spirit animal
  • IcelandicBlonde27
    IcelandicBlonde27 Posts: 26 Member
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    SusanDSME wrote: »
    How much attention do you all pay to macros? I'm finding it hard to make my protein and calcium goals- and the calcium especially worries me. I don't want to get osteoporosis!

    I’m young ( mid 20s) so I’m not very concerned with macros at this point... instead of watching macros I make sure I’m eating mostly fresh meat, fruit and veggies as the main bulk of my foods. I still eat lots of pizza, chocolate and fast food occasionally. I just make it fit my calories.
  • IcelandicBlonde27
    IcelandicBlonde27 Posts: 26 Member
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    How many calories are you guys eating? 1200 net was so low for me.. I did it and lost 7lb in 3 weeks on it, but. Since moved my net calories up to 1500-1800 calories net per day and I’m still losing just way slower and I feel like I have a lot more energy... I’m losing about 1lb a week on these higher calories

    I just go with whatever MFP tells me to eat with my goal set to lose 2lbs per week. Right now, that number is 1710, it started at 1740. I readjust it each week with my weigh-in. I would STARVE on 1200! 1740 was even hard to get used to at first, but that just made me realize how much I was eating before.

    Yeah the biggest shock to me from becoming educated through this app is that I really cannot eat as much as I thought. I always thought being SO tall and so active ( I’m less active these days compared to just a couple years ago) that I could eat more than average. I was really wrong and that’s why I’m trying to lose weight now lol. I did some trial and error off the sites recommended calories and it does seem I maintain fairly high on sedentary days (~2300-2400 calories maintenance). This is high especially as I am under 150lb currently. I would probably still lose on 1700 but I’m too scared to net much higher than that.. I’ve been netting roughly 1500 a day. I’m losing fast on that.. just not 2lb a week fast. Which is perfectly fine as I only have 10-20 lb to lose. I will decide after I have my next physical with my doctor. Most girls my height would not have to weigh so little, but I am VERY small framed. I do not look sick at the lower weights of healthy BMI. I actually look quite overweight at average weight for my height. My wrists are so small I can wrap my hands around them more than once. They’re about 3.5” so I know I am super small framed and not the average girl.

  • need2belean
    need2belean Posts: 356 Member
    edited January 2018
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    Hi there! So I’m new and I’ve been on here a month and have lost 7lb. I am taller than 95-97% of women at 5’9.5”-5’10” so my goals are a little different than someone who is 5’2”. What is your goal weight and what is your routine ? :)

    Feel free to add

    I'm 6'0". Goal weight is 170 right now (currently around 175 and 23%BF). I've been as low as 165 but starting weight was 190. I'm sort of maintaining but if I lose along the way, then that's fine. I'm eating around 2500 calories.
  • need2belean
    need2belean Posts: 356 Member
    edited January 2018
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    ljboots86 wrote: »
    [img]https://us.v- Also realized tall people generally carry their weight differently - so sizes: currently size 12 jeans and a large or XL top.[/img]

    Everyone carries weight differently. I'm taller than you and wear a size 12 but a size medium in shirts. haha My tata's went away when I lost weight.
  • quiksylver296
    quiksylver296 Posts: 28,439 Member
    edited January 2018
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    5'9, 178 lbs. I'm losing on 1870 calories per day. Not sure what my goal weight it, to be honest. I'm going to assess if and when I get to 165 lbs.

    ETA: And I typically wear medium shirts and size 8 pants. No tatas here, either. Team #sportboobs.
  • need2belean
    need2belean Posts: 356 Member
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    SusanDSME wrote: »
    How much attention do you all pay to macros? I'm finding it hard to make my protein and calcium goals- and the calcium especially worries me. I don't want to get osteoporosis!

    I pay more attention to macros than I do calories because sometimes the calories don't match up to the macros. But that's just me. I like to make sure I'm getting in enough protein and fat.
  • molliencharlie
    molliencharlie Posts: 22 Member
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    5ft 8 here. Starting my journey at 278 lbs. I feel most comfortable around 150-160. Like a size 10/12. Since it's so cold outside I've been working out at home. I might not seem that tall, but every other female in my family is 5ft3 or below. I enjoy walking with friends but they're all super short and I feel like I have to slow down or take smaller strides so they will keep up.
  • onlythingtodois
    onlythingtodois Posts: 5 Member
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    5'8", SW 275, CW 245, GW 155 - CICO and trying IF 16/8, current -2lbs calories are ~1300 which can be a little tough, but I try and fill the void with water and tea.
  • IcelandicBlonde27
    IcelandicBlonde27 Posts: 26 Member
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    Hi there! So I’m new and I’ve been on here a month and have lost 7lb. I am taller than 95-97% of women at 5’9.5”-5’10” so my goals are a little different than someone who is 5’2”. What is your goal weight and what is your routine ? :)

    Feel free to add

    I'm 6'0". Goal weight is 170 right now (currently around 175 and 23%BF). I've been as low as 165 but starting weight was 190. I'm sort of maintaining but if I lose along the way, then that's fine. I'm eating around 2500 calories.


    You look amazing in your photo!!
  • campdawson
    campdawson Posts: 69 Member
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    My numbers: 5'9" SW 222, CW 178, GW 177. I joined MFP in November 2012 at 222 lbs. Original GW was 172lbs, which I reached in March 2014; however, I was really thin and much prefer my current weight. My activities include Bikram yoga, lap swimming, and walking 6 days per week. i consume about 1600 calories per day and wear a size 12.
  • alteredsteve175
    alteredsteve175 Posts: 2,721 Member
    edited January 2018
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    SusanDSME wrote: »
    and zumba and strength training one day a week each, which I'm lukewarm about (the workouts don't even make me break a sweat.. I think they're geared toward elders, which is pretty much who lives where I do).

    Hey, @SusanDSME - can you use some heavier weights? I don't usually break a sweat when lifting weights, but I am often out of breath. I always rest between sets and I always know I've done a workout.

    (apologies to the original poster for the hijack of the thread)
  • dbanks80
    dbanks80 Posts: 3,685 Member
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    campdawson wrote: »
    My numbers: 5'9" SW 222, CW 178, GW 177. I joined MFP in November 2012 at 222 lbs. Original GW was 172lbs, which I reached in March 2014; however, I was really thin and much prefer my current weight. My activities include Bikram yoga, lap swimming, and walking 6 days per week. i consume about 1600 calories per day and wear a size 12.

    You look like Vivica Fox in ur profile picture. :)
  • Cyclone2011
    Cyclone2011 Posts: 51 Member
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    I'm 5'8-9" and started at 260 on 1/1. I would like to be down to 160 as my first goal, but ideally 140-150. I'm eating 1600-1700 calories a day and getting at least 30 minutes of exercise in. I'm down six pounds in two weeks.
  • Roobyzooby
    Roobyzooby Posts: 189 Member
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    5'8 SW was 256 GW 147... Achieved GW about 4 months ago and maintained since on about 1650 cals daily. Went from UK size 22/24 to a UK size 10 and I feel fabulous :) so to everyone at the start of thier journey, good luck, you will not regret making this change to your life.