5'3" & 124 pounds..anyone else trying to lose fat?

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  • Naley2322
    Naley2322 Posts: 181 Member
    I am 5'4 and 107 I was stuck at 120 for ages even with meticulously counting calories 1,400 and running every day.

    So actually after 7 months of being stuck I just stopped running everyday and it actually made me lose.
  • PlanningBea
    PlanningBea Posts: 7 Member
    I'm 5'3 currently 147 on my way to 125 (at least) and gaining some nice muscle tone. Working hard on portion control and overeating by snacking.

    I would love to add some of you ladies to keep me motivated :smile:
  • Nikkimaxim
    Nikkimaxim Posts: 221 Member
    Feel free to add me too. 5'2 122 pounds.. My lowest was 112 but had to take 4 months off of working out because of a health issue so the weight crept back on.. Trying to get back to the 115 range but it's harder this time.

    Adding:)
  • arditarose
    arditarose Posts: 15,575 Member
    Hmm...I'm 5'4" and tried to GET TO 124/125 to be lean enough for a bulk but couldn't pull it off and gave up. I can't imagine trying to get under that!
  • Nikkimaxim
    Nikkimaxim Posts: 221 Member
    Nikkimaxim wrote: »
    I'm 5'3" and currently weigh 124 pounds. I would love to lose some body fat, yet maintain the muscle that I do have. Do any other ladies, around similar stats, have the same goals? If so, let's be friends:) what are you doing that is working so far? ?

    I'm 5' - 114 lbs. - weight training + cardio daily in order to maintain weight (lose fat but gain muscle)

    I added you. .may i ask what your routine looks like?
  • Nikkimaxim
    Nikkimaxim Posts: 221 Member
    I'm 5'3 currently 147 on my way to 125 (at least) and gaining some nice muscle tone. Working hard on portion control and overeating by snacking.

    I would love to add some of you ladies to keep me motivated :smile:

    Feel free to add me:)
  • Nikkimaxim
    Nikkimaxim Posts: 221 Member
    Sumiblue wrote: »
    I'm 5' 2" & 116.4 lbs. I was around 120 during the holidays. A year ago January (2015) I was @137. I've kept to my deficit with intermittent fasting (eat my deficit calories during an 8 hr window). It became much easier to stick to, a breeze, actually. Fat has been coming off steadily.

    Between what times were you eating? Did you just drink a lot of water during the rest of the day?
  • anparker_1980
    anparker_1980 Posts: 1 Member
    I'm so glad to have found this post!
  • AnabolicKyle
    AnabolicKyle Posts: 489 Member
    Naley2322 wrote: »
    I am 5'4 and 107 I was stuck at 120 for ages even with meticulously counting calories 1,400 and running every day.

    So actually after 7 months of being stuck I just stopped running everyday and it actually made me lose.

    Plot twist
  • CeeBeeSlim
    CeeBeeSlim Posts: 1,150 Member
    Yeah same here. I had to stop my 6 day a week routine due to a knee injury. Lost my last five pounds. My trainer claimed that I was wearing out my body - had home stress and was stressing out my body with so much exercise that my cortisol levels may have been high and my body was just holding on to everything. I dunno if that was true, but something fell in line. Until the holidays 2015...that is... :s
  • Naley2322
    Naley2322 Posts: 181 Member
    Naley2322 wrote: »
    I am 5'4 and 107 I was stuck at 120 for ages even with meticulously counting calories 1,400 and running every day.

    So actually after 7 months of being stuck I just stopped running everyday and it actually made me lose.

    Plot twist

    I know I can't believe it! Its been several years without a problem sticking to more carbs and less exercise! I mean I came from a background where I was training about 6-8 hours a day and incredibly fit!
  • Talan79
    Talan79 Posts: 782 Member
    Naley2322 wrote: »
    I am 5'4 and 107 I was stuck at 120 for ages even with meticulously counting calories 1,400 and running every day.

    So actually after 7 months of being stuck I just stopped running everyday and it actually made me lose.

    Plot twist

    I've had other females say the same thing...maybe overtraining has something to do with it.
  • stealthq
    stealthq Posts: 4,298 Member
    Talan79 wrote: »
    Naley2322 wrote: »
    I am 5'4 and 107 I was stuck at 120 for ages even with meticulously counting calories 1,400 and running every day.

    So actually after 7 months of being stuck I just stopped running everyday and it actually made me lose.

    Plot twist

    I've had other females say the same thing...maybe overtraining has something to do with it.

    More likely overestimating running calories burned. Especially if running high mileages per wk.
  • Mouse_Potato
    Mouse_Potato Posts: 1,468 Member
    Water retention to repair muscles? I have noticed whenever I take a break from lifting and then start again, I have an overnight (literally) gain of 4-5 pounds and then the scale will not move for the next 6-8 weeks.
  • SoulOfRusalka
    SoulOfRusalka Posts: 1,201 Member
    I have pretty much exactly the same stats :P I have a quite small frame so I'm trying to get down to 110 or so.
  • mean_and_lean
    mean_and_lean Posts: 164 Member
    edited February 2016
    5'2" wanting to get to 108 for right now. I lift weights 7 days a week for 60-75 minutes, eat at a deficit and do cardio 4 to 5 days a week for 45-55 minutes.
  • fishshark
    fishshark Posts: 1,886 Member
    i am 5'2, 5'3 with reallly good posture haha. Currently 131 want to get back to 112.. i have a pretty high bf% right now.. scooby says i need to eat 1300 to lose my bmr is 1384.
  • cherriegh
    cherriegh Posts: 195 Member
    I'm 5'2 currently on 136 trying to get to 120 atleast...what are ur macros? I tend to low carb weekdays then up catbs on weekends. I'm eating 1350 cals but I'm always under except for weekends I net 1500. I do SL 5X5 3x weekly and incline power walk once a week for 40mins. Not sure if what I'm doing is enough or too little but I'm always exhausted work and running after a 1 yr old and housework...
  • Naley2322
    Naley2322 Posts: 181 Member
    stealthq wrote: »
    Talan79 wrote: »
    Naley2322 wrote: »
    I am 5'4 and 107 I was stuck at 120 for ages even with meticulously counting calories 1,400 and running every day.

    So actually after 7 months of being stuck I just stopped running everyday and it actually made me lose.

    Plot twist

    I've had other females say the same thing...maybe overtraining has something to do with it.

    More likely overestimating running calories burned. Especially if running high mileages per wk.

    but I had my calories stuck to 1,200 - 1,300 (cycling) and I weighed everything
  • Springfield1970
    Springfield1970 Posts: 1,945 Member
    It's so simple. Just eat a small deficit, make sure you're getting 100g + protein and lift to preserve the muscle.
    I've under eaten 100 cals a day for 30 odd days and I'm down a pound. In pure fat. I look totally different at 130lb than I do at 132.
    When I hit 128lb I'll again look totally different, that will be April.