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offically reached the too skiny mark

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  • imakeyoukneelimakeyoukneel Member Posts: 278 Member Member Posts: 278 Member
  • imakeyoukneelimakeyoukneel Member Posts: 278 Member Member Posts: 278 Member
    ok so guesstamatting isn't good but MFP says need 1300 cals a day how do I change it

    On the home tab, click on Goals.

    sweet thanks
  • Holly_Roman_EmpireHolly_Roman_Empire Member Posts: 4,461 Member Member Posts: 4,461 Member
    Eat less. There's no way you'll get to starvation mode and stop losing weight on 2500 cals a day ....

    :laugh:
  • lizsmith1976lizsmith1976 Member Posts: 497 Member Member Posts: 497 Member
    I'm baffled as to what the joke is, if there is one...

    You are 5'7" and 117? I don't think so.

    I have an autoimmune disorder and my body attacks my intestines. Sometimes I lose a lot of weight fast. But at 5'4" I got to 115 once and was weak & sickly. With absolutely no visible fat under my skin. If the profile pic is recent, you look to be of healthy weight and at your height, that's not 117.

    If this is not a joke, go to a doctor. If you are eating 2500 cals a day and female, you should not be losing weight if already underweight.
  • imakeyoukneelimakeyoukneel Member Posts: 278 Member Member Posts: 278 Member
    it says 1880 now I suppose that will work
  • imakeyoukneelimakeyoukneel Member Posts: 278 Member Member Posts: 278 Member
    shrug that is what the scale says I have always been on the slight side
  • lizsmith1976lizsmith1976 Member Posts: 497 Member Member Posts: 497 Member
    "Average" weight for a 5'7" female is 123 - 163. Unless you have absolutely no muscle, which is good that you are addressing through strength training, then 117 is probably an unhealthy weight.

    Are you really asking for advice? Go to a doctor if all of that is true.
  • imakeyoukneelimakeyoukneel Member Posts: 278 Member Member Posts: 278 Member
    sorry but why are you being snippy? it was a real question no need to be rude
  • gabbygirl78gabbygirl78 Member Posts: 936 Member Member Posts: 936 Member
    Eat less. There's no way you'll get to starvation mode and stop losing weight on 2500 cals a day ....

    :huh: Sacrcasm? I hope maybe lol
  • Bridget28152723Bridget28152723 Member Posts: 382 Member Member Posts: 382 Member
    Im 5'7" and I weighed 110-120 up until I was about 20...I was very underweight but that was my genetic make up..as a women my "thin" weight is more like 145....you may have a hyperthyroid?
  • lizsmith1976lizsmith1976 Member Posts: 497 Member Member Posts: 497 Member
    I aplogize!

    I understand what it's like to lose weight for an unexplained reason and feel sick about it and want to stop it.

    I mistakenly assumed that this was some sort of joke because I have read too much crap on the forums...

    There really are a lot of medical reasons, things that could have to do with intestinal issues or food sensitivities, hormone imbalances, even diabetes... I think a good first step would be logging your food for a couple of months to be absolutely certain how much you are eating. I understand not having insurance, but at some point and with all of the information I would try and emergency room or some sort of option to speak to a medical professional. At least maybe a nutritionist? You said you have a trainer, they can probably point you in the right direction.

    Best of luck :flowerforyou:
  • imakeyoukneelimakeyoukneel Member Posts: 278 Member Member Posts: 278 Member
    I took that when I first joined the site so that was 23 pounds ago. I think you are all right doc might be in order it will really be expensive though if they have to run tests I might have to pick between eating or the doctor
  • bagge72bagge72 Member Posts: 1,378 Member Member Posts: 1,378 Member
    I'm baffled as to what the joke is, if there is one...

    You are 5'7" and 117? I don't think so.

    I have an autoimmune disorder and my body attacks my intestines. Sometimes I lose a lot of weight fast. But at 5'4" I got to 115 once and was weak & sickly. With absolutely no visible fat under my skin. If the profile pic is recent, you look to be of healthy weight and at your height, that's not 117.

    If this is not a joke, go to a doctor. If you are eating 2500 cals a day and female, you should not be losing weight if already underweight.

    What a bunch of bull. My wife is 5'4 and 113lbs, and is in extrememly good shape, with plenty of muscle, and still visible fat under the skin, all while eating over 2000 calories a day.. Everyone's bodies aren't the same, and you should stop giving advice until you can figure that out.
  • morkiemamamorkiemama Member Posts: 905 Member Member Posts: 905 Member
    I took that when I first joined the site so that was 23 pounds ago. I think you are all right doc might be in order it will really be expensive though if they have to run tests I might have to pick between eating or the doctor

    I would log first and make sure you are eating what you think you are. If you are eating that much and still losing, I would take that log to the doctor and address it with them. You can just go see them and refuse the testing if you cannot afford it. Logging first gives both you and them information though. :)
  • SpiritroseSpiritrose Member Posts: 7 Member Member Posts: 7 Member
    Check your macronutrients too. Are you eating enough protein for the amount of weight training you're doing? Are you eating enough carbs to fuel your muscles before your cardio? Are you taking in good recovery snacks?

    I think first step is to log your nutrition for at least a week (the doctor or nutritionist will tell you to do that anyway, so might as well be prepared) and see how many calories you're really taking in as well as where they're coming from.

    p.s. I'm 5'7" and I get pretty low on the scale too when I train hard all the time: around 118 lbs. You must feel exhausted. Sometimes its hard to eat enough. You just need to be mindful of the quality of foods you consume. Make them high cal & nutrient dense.
  • meeper123meeper123 Member Posts: 3,358 Member Member Posts: 3,358 Member
    Yeah log first I would say
  • lizsmith1976lizsmith1976 Member Posts: 497 Member Member Posts: 497 Member
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    What a bunch of bull. My wife is 5'4 and 113lbs, and is in extrememly good shape, with plenty of muscle, and still visible fat under the skin, all while eating over 2000 calories a day.. Everyone's bodies aren't the same, and you should stop giving advice until you can figure that out.
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    Rude much? I did give advice. "Go to a doctor"
  • nxd10nxd10 Member, Premium Posts: 4,525 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,525 Member
    ok so guesstamatting isn't good but MFP says need 1300 cals a day how do I change it

    Data is a wonderful thing. It makes some of us fat, and in your case, too skinny.
  • bagge72bagge72 Member Posts: 1,378 Member Member Posts: 1,378 Member

    What a bunch of bull. My wife is 5'4 and 113lbs, and is in extrememly good shape, with plenty of muscle, and still visible fat under the skin, all while eating over 2000 calories a day.. Everyone's bodies aren't the same, and you should stop giving advice until you can figure that out.
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    Rude much? I did give advice. "Go to a doctor"
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    So you call somebody a liar, because of your own personal experience, and I'm the rude one? Good one.
  • neandermagnonneandermagnon Member Posts: 7,540 Member Member Posts: 7,540 Member
    I'm baffled as to what the joke is, if there is one...

    You are 5'7" and 117? I don't think so.

    I have an autoimmune disorder and my body attacks my intestines. Sometimes I lose a lot of weight fast. But at 5'4" I got to 115 once and was weak & sickly. With absolutely no visible fat under my skin.
    If the profile pic is recent, you look to be of healthy weight and at your height, that's not 117.

    If this is not a joke, go to a doctor. If you are eating 2500 cals a day and female, you should not be losing weight if already underweight.

    maybe she has a smaller frame than you (i.e. narrower shoulders, ribcage, etc) - frame size doesn't always correlate with height. Smaller framed people will be lighter at the same height and same body fat percentage as larger framed people.
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