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  • sheena_shewellsheena_shewell Member Posts: 36 Member Member Posts: 36 Member
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    Me at my heaviest on the right 82kgs on the left me today at around 56kgs. That's about a 26kg weight loss. I initially lost 20kgs then gained 10kgs back then lost a further 15kgs. It has taken several years to get to this point. I am now in a good place mentally and emotionally with a good support system so I know I will not gain all the weight back again. I'm now currently doing a bulk trying to gain weight and build muscle. You all look great and have done a fantastic job!

    What's ur height?

    Hi sorry I forgot to say! I'm only 5 foot 1 and a half

    Thanks. U look great btw.

    Thank you :smile:
  • sheena_shewellsheena_shewell Member Posts: 36 Member Member Posts: 36 Member
    TinaJija wrote: »
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    Me at my heaviest on the right 82kgs on the left me today at around 56kgs. That's about a 26kg weight loss. I initially lost 20kgs then gained 10kgs back then lost a further 15kgs. It has taken several years to get to this point. I am now in a good place mentally and emotionally with a good support system so I know I will not gain all the weight back again. I'm now currently doing a bulk trying to gain weight and build muscle. You all look great and have done a fantastic job!

    I have found the inspiration I was looking for , Well done for the great work, we are close in height and I was 82kg at my heaviest-I lost 9kg so far and I want to get to 50kg- may I ask if you have any loose skin anywhere and how to tone your arms and inner thighs cos that’s where I have most fat.

    I have a little bit of loose skin around my lower belly which I'm hoping will tone up as I progress..it is a lot better than what it was. Arms I do a lot of upper body exercises...at home I've done a lot of pushups and pull ups exercises. While at the gym I do bench presses over head press and chest presses with both the barbell and and dumbbells plus cable rows and lat pulldowns. At home workouts have included a lot of lunges for lower body while at the gym includes leg press deadlift with the barbell and Backsquats. My lower body is my problem area and still needs some work. You got this chickie!
  • syreinasyreina Member Posts: 353 Member Member Posts: 353 Member
    ghudson92 wrote: »

    Hey everyone. Firstly, you all are doing an amazing job!

    I am 5'1" so tiny 😊
    My story - in the left hand picture I'm probably around 140lbs at a guess but I didnt start my journey til I was 135lbs.
    On the right hand picture, that I took yesterday, I am 108lbs. Currently I am in maintenance and have been recomping since last October when I hit my GW of 112lbs.
    When I was losing I ate 1200-1300 calories and didn't pay much attention to macros. Nor did I follow any kind of structured workout routine.
    These days my maintenance calories are 1460 at rest, but I lift progressively 4x a week and walk around 5 miles a day so usually get to eat around 1600-1700. Currently in the best shape of my life and only want to get better 😊

    You look flipping amazing! Your abdominal area is an inspiring goal for me. I'm near my UGW but I plan on focusing on my abdominal area and muscle gains in my arms/legs after I reach it.

    I'm 5' and CW 110.8 today.
    UGW: 110

    What are your current goals for macros for at rest days and days you workout?
    edited June 29
  • DianaDJ7DianaDJ7 Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
    Thanks to the OP for starting this thread, it's fantastic to see fellow petite women from all walks of life at different stages of their journey, you're all really inspiring to me :smile:

    I'm 38 and 5'1-5'2 tall - probably closer to 5'1 but am in denial and blame gravity and age for shrinking me haha

    At my lowest weight in my 20s, I was 52kg/114lb and an AU Size 6. I quit smoking and settled down with a partner in 2011-13 and was probably at my heaviest at just over 66kg/145.5lb in 2014. I've battled since then, going up and down with the lowest probably being 57.5kg/126.5lb - for a fleeting moment. Can't seem get under 60kg/132lbs and stay there!

    Currently 60.6kg/133.3lb. Would love to get to 55kg/121lb. It seems so close but it's so far when you're petite and even a little bit of weight makes such a huge difference!

    I've found it difficult to restrict calories, 1200 is really not much but I know it's a numbers game and I have to be consistently in deficit to make a difference. Alcohol is also the devil :neutral:
  • syreinasyreina Member Posts: 353 Member Member Posts: 353 Member
    @DianaDJ7 I agree! I'm always happy to see fellow petite woman working towards their goals!!!

    Have you tried 1400 or 1500? And have you tried incorporating more working out, i.e. walking, jogging, running, strength training?

    It has definitely been quite a journey. I started my weight loss journey (for the third time) in April 2017 at 147 lbs. I'm finally near the UGW of 110 lbs. I'm 31.

    My stomach leaves some more work to be desired but the area looks better than before. Hoping to post progress pics in July.
    edited June 29
  • deannacj85deannacj85 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    Following! I'm 5'2 and I was up to 167. My goal weight is 140-145 by September. I will post pictures when I have a before and after!!
  • ChristinelovescoffeeChristinelovescoffee Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    Following. I'm 5'2" and starting again! Feel free to add me
  • joyneville253joyneville253 Member Posts: 35 Member Member Posts: 35 Member
    Hey ladies💕 joy neville lost 135 lbs eating healthy! Im 5ft tall currently 140 lbs. Just sharing my story💕

    5'1 to be exact😘
  • joyneville253joyneville253 Member Posts: 35 Member Member Posts: 35 Member
    My story is out there joy neville lost 135 lbs!❤if I did u can too!👏💪👍😘
  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Member Posts: 12,909 Member Member Posts: 12,909 Member
    DianaDJ7 wrote: »
    Thanks to the OP for starting this thread, it's fantastic to see fellow petite women from all walks of life at different stages of their journey, you're all really inspiring to me :smile:

    I'm 38 and 5'1-5'2 tall - probably closer to 5'1 but am in denial and blame gravity and age for shrinking me haha

    At my lowest weight in my 20s, I was 52kg/114lb and an AU Size 6. I quit smoking and settled down with a partner in 2011-13 and was probably at my heaviest at just over 66kg/145.5lb in 2014. I've battled since then, going up and down with the lowest probably being 57.5kg/126.5lb - for a fleeting moment. Can't seem get under 60kg/132lbs and stay there!

    Currently 60.6kg/133.3lb. Would love to get to 55kg/121lb. It seems so close but it's so far when you're petite and even a little bit of weight makes such a huge difference!

    I've found it difficult to restrict calories, 1200 is really not much but I know it's a numbers game and I have to be consistently in deficit to make a difference. Alcohol is also the devil :neutral:

    yeah 1200 didn't cut it for me either, I ended up eating 1600 gross calories and losing 0.5lb a week, slow and steady but I wasn't hungry all the time so it felt pretty easy to do, took me almost a year to lose 20lbs - that's how slow my progress was! but it was very doable and 7 years on I'm still maintaining that goal range. (I'm active: average 14k steps/ 51yrs/5ft 2).
  • ghudson92ghudson92 Member Posts: 1,934 Member Member Posts: 1,934 Member
    syreina wrote: »
    ghudson92 wrote: »

    Hey everyone. Firstly, you all are doing an amazing job!

    I am 5'1" so tiny 😊
    My story - in the left hand picture I'm probably around 140lbs at a guess but I didnt start my journey til I was 135lbs.
    On the right hand picture, that I took yesterday, I am 108lbs. Currently I am in maintenance and have been recomping since last October when I hit my GW of 112lbs.
    When I was losing I ate 1200-1300 calories and didn't pay much attention to macros. Nor did I follow any kind of structured workout routine.
    These days my maintenance calories are 1460 at rest, but I lift progressively 4x a week and walk around 5 miles a day so usually get to eat around 1600-1700. Currently in the best shape of my life and only want to get better 😊

    You look flipping amazing! Your abdominal area is an inspiring goal for me. I'm near my UGW but I plan on focusing on my abdominal area and muscle gains in my arms/legs after I reach it.

    I'm 5' and CW 110.8 today.
    UGW: 110

    What are your current goals for macros for at rest days and days you workout?

    Thank you so much, you are very kind! You are so close to your goal, that's so exciting :smile:

    I never really thought I would have abs - they are a happy side effect of progressive compound lifts :smiley:

    My macros are currently C 40% P 30% F 30% for workout days. Rest days tend to be C 30% P 35% F 35%. This balance works really well for keeping me satiated, whilst maintaining the power to workout. Although on days where I want to work on my cardio goals, e.g. I am trying to get my 10k time under an hour, I will bump up carbs to 50% or I burn out.
  • dawkson2017dawkson2017 Member Posts: 12 Member Member Posts: 12 Member
    Hello.... its been 6 months since the last person posted here, but....
    Im retired, female, 67 yo, 5' 2", 115 lbs....I was 123 lbs April. Goal... 110 lbs. I now eat what they call low carb Mediterranean.... about 30 g carbs a day.....
    I weigh and Log EVERYTHING,.... its the only way to track. I walk 1 to 2hours a day for exercise.... just put a podcast on the headphones and go!
    I am trying time restricted eating.... between 10 am and 4 pm ish.... 1200 cals for 5 days, with 800 cals 2 days a week. That will give me a deficit of 1 lb a week.
    My only issue, if you can call it that, is that I 'feel' more hungry, one hour after eating, than I do after 18 hours of no eating! So.... I make a big pot of black tea... 500 mls, and drink that over a couple of hours.
    On waking, I make 500 mls of plunger black coffee and have that instead of a "breakfast".
    Since this Covid started, I have been wearing basically the same clothes, so it will be interesting to try on some of my " better" clothes once we can venture further.....
    Remember.... Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.......
  • syreinasyreina Member Posts: 353 Member Member Posts: 353 Member
    @ghudson92 Thank you so much for this insight!!! It is really helpful to me so I can try focusing more on my macros once I reach the goal.

    If I could bother you again... How did you start off with progressive compound lifts? Any particular program?

    From what I can gather from Google, you start with lower weights then higher weights?

    When I work on strength training, I can use 3 lb weights comfortably and 5 lbs are do-able while difficult. We have a bench (no incline) at home so I do love working on my arms with bench dips, bench presses, chest fly, curls, etc.
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