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  • evesmom2evesmom2 Member Posts: 240 Member Member Posts: 240 Member
    tnh2o wrote: »
    I'm 5'3" and if I could only eat 1200 calories a day I would just stay fat and focus on good nutrition.
    @evesmom2 I've been working out with Jessica Smith DVD's using light weights and I can get my kayak on the roof of my car all by myself. I'm 66 and the kayak weighs about 45 lbs

    That gives me hope! I'll check out her DVD's. Thank you
  • carolbrady1carolbrady1 Member, Premium Posts: 31 Member Member, Premium Posts: 31 Member
    Hey girls! Looking to see success stories from women around my height and size, I’m 5’2” & 154lbs my goal weight is 130lbs!

    Hello, I'm 58 and just under 5 feet so hope I qualify! I have my lockdown bod on, much too heavy at 149 pounds, but I'm starting to lose gradually. I want to be around 126 - 130 lbs, but really would like to drop a dress size and get back into my size 12 skinny jeans! I find exercise helps, and I'm following the high protein plan which worked really well for me last time, only I have to make sure I get the right amount of fibre because I suffer from IBS a lot. Good luck all!
  • carolbrady1carolbrady1 Member, Premium Posts: 31 Member Member, Premium Posts: 31 Member
    By the way that's me in the middle, at my optimum weight and size, two years ago!
  • syreinasyreina Member Posts: 466 Member Member Posts: 466 Member
    sapkum27 wrote: »
    These posts are so wonderful. At our stature (petite women), calorie restriction has one starving daily. I lose weight only if I eat fewer than 1200 calories a day. I already exercise every day of the week. I need to up my strength training for sure. Just knowing that others are in the same boat encourages me to keep it up. The problem I have is I'll lose a couple lbs after eating fewer than 1200 cal for 2 weeks straight, but then am literally starving and binge one meal. I end up putting back on a lb. then.

    I was in the same boat during my journey. I would look at your overall trend. If it's going down over time, try not to be too hard on yourself - slow and steady is good.

    Easier said than done, I know but you got this!
  • babyluthibabyluthi Member Posts: 280 Member Member Posts: 280 Member
    I don't know...Does mfp cater to us shorties? Does the minimum 1200 calories really apply to us?
    In the same way as someone who is medium height or tall?
    Please tell us your thoughts😊
  • MiaBella444MiaBella444 Member Posts: 39 Member Member Posts: 39 Member
    62 and 5'2. For the first time over weight at 150 pounds. I started MFP almost 3 weeks ago and have lost about 4lbs but water weight fluctuates so I still say 150. I was always under 130 and someone here said it best. Every pound on a short person looks like 5lbs or more. I got use to the food diary and calorie counting but now I'm trying to be better about sodium counting as well since I have high blood pressure and the meds can pack on pounds which is part of my problem. It is a slow process but I like that MFP helps me become so aware of how I am eating and how even light cleaning can burn enough calories that I can enjoy a glass of wine! :smiley:
    edited August 2020
  • MiaBella444MiaBella444 Member Posts: 39 Member Member Posts: 39 Member
    babyluthi wrote: »
    I don't know...Does mfp cater to us shorties? Does the minimum 1200 calories really apply to us?
    In the same way as someone who is medium height or tall?
    Please tell us your thoughts😊

    Not sure. I think you can adjust the amount of calories for your goal. Im sure a mans is different. I researched slimFast, Nutrisystem and Keto diets before coming here just to food diary my calories and all of them allow for males needing more but I never saw difference in calorie amounts based on height.
  • MiaBella444MiaBella444 Member Posts: 39 Member Member Posts: 39 Member
    ldma4747 wrote: »
    Hello! Im 5'3" and started around 143 pounds. Im down to 110 or so now, so its been quite a journey

    You have done amazing! 110 geeze havent seen that number on the scale since I was in my 20's.
  • MiaBella444MiaBella444 Member Posts: 39 Member Member Posts: 39 Member
    Hey, I've only been on here for a little over two weeks and I'm lacking in friends! Been at it for over a month though. Since we're all around the same height, anyone mind adding me as a friend so we can follow each others journeys?! [: 14 pounds down as of today!!

    My sister, her kids, me and my kids all are thyroid problem generations. (I read your profile) Graves, Hashimotos and I finally had mine removed in 2003 so I am well versed on the problems it causes. Im quite a bit older than you but you are welcome to friend me. I had 7 kids and fought the thyroid issues in all of my pregnancies which can be difficult. Being auto immune, when it was finally removed my autoimmune warriors just found something else to attack..arthritis! Such is life!
  • MiaBella444MiaBella444 Member Posts: 39 Member Member Posts: 39 Member
    merenre wrote: »
    It is exciting to find some short ladies out there.... I am 5 feet and 58 years old. Currently weigh in at 76 kg (167lb). I am hoping to get down to 60 kg (132lb). I am in Victoria, Australia and in lock down so no going to a gym... I walk the dogs everyday and have just started yoga for beginners (in the lounge). I am so glad to come across this group and hoping for inspiration and a few hints on how to work out at home....

    I was thinking about popping in my Tai chi for beginners DVD I had never paid much attention to. Not sure how it is for calorie burning but with this pandemic, I could use something to relax to. Good luck on Yoga. Not sure if my arthritis would allow me to do much with it.
  • amchaudhrymfpamchaudhrymfp Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
    i am 5'3" with weight 90 Kgs (200 lbs) :( I have just started my journey. I am much worried that whether counting calories will help me loose weight or not???
    I need STRONG MOTIVATION for my weight loss. The pictures here are very motivating and I need consistent help from you guys please :)
  • MiaBella444MiaBella444 Member Posts: 39 Member Member Posts: 39 Member
    jcsmmom wrote: »
    Hello - I am 5' and started this journey at 180.5 pounds, I just started and weighed 178.5 after my first week. I am in my second week. I am 53 and post menopausal and I have many health issues. My goal is 140 pounds. My reasons is to help my joints have less stress and hopefully reducing pain. I have Fibro and Osteoarthritis, more progressed than most my age. I am hoping to incorporate more walking into my day.

    I am counting Macros. My calories are 1300. I am still figuring out exactly what my macros will be. Currently I am doing 45% C/43% F/ 25% P. I have been reading a lot about it and have made adjustments along the way. I am going to up my protein. This app says high protein starts at 25%, I think I am going to up it to 30% . I eat a lot of fruit and that racks up the carbs fast!

    I really wish they had a reply function on each post so you knew who was replying to you without hunting for it and losing your place. I really wish they put the most recent posts on page 1. So many wishes. :smiley: Post menopause and arthritis is frustrating and painful. Fibro, well I cannot even imagine as I work retail and wake up so stiff and sore everyday from arthritis I feel like I am 100. The extra 20 pounds has totally floored me how much more difficult even putting my socks on is. Im not sure about macros. I think that is on the premium which I am not on. I keep track of vitamins and such on my own since I have gone deficient on D's before which adds weight. I honestly thinking having MFP as a homebase to keep track and be in the community is great but I also continue to research other websites as well.
  • amchaudhrymfpamchaudhrymfp Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
    syreina wrote: »
    remoore23 wrote: »
    I'm 4'11.75". My current weight is 168... My goal is 120. I wonder if 110 is possible. I guess it's my fantasy weight rather than my goal weight :smile: I'm glad to find this thread. Losing weight has always been hard for me. Hoping to do it this time sloooowly and gradually.

    Hope this helps...here's my 2 year and 8 month journey:

    SW: 147.4 GW: 115 UGW: 110 CW: 109.2

    Overall Loss from Nov 2017 to July 2020: 38.2 lbs

    Shirt Size: XL to XS
    Bra: 36DD to 32D
    Jean Size: 14 to 4

    Progress Pics: https://imgur.com/a/A0oSl79

    Weight Graph: imgur.com/a/yTedqZn

    What's next? Maintenance, muscle gain and toning my stomach.



    Dear Syreina your transformation is absolutely mind blowing. May I know what you used to eat in a day? Did you track Macros strictly? Had you any cheat meals/ cheat days? or How was it when you used to cheat???

    How could you stayed so determined to shred all this weight off?
  • tecat810tecat810 Member Posts: 2,006 Member Member Posts: 2,006 Member
    Hey, I've only been on here for a little over two weeks and I'm lacking in friends! Been at it for over a month though. Since we're all around the same height, anyone mind adding me as a friend so we can follow each others journeys?! [: 14 pounds down as of today!!

    Feel free to add me!
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