Support Groups - ~*~ Short Chicks 5'5'' & Under #1 ~*~




lateralus98
04-18-2005, 05:39 PM
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Hello! My name is Rachel, and I started this support group on 3FC. Basically, this is a place for women 5'5'' and under to share their weight loss triumphs and woes, along with anything else going on that they would like to share. Feel free to post anything you'd like to share with us, we're always here to listen! :D

Also, this is our first posting so if you know anyone that would be interested in this group, tell 'em! I want to create an environment that is warm and welcoming to all members! :^:

Happy posting! ;)


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JuleeCeeS
04-18-2005, 05:46 PM
Hi I'm Julee....5'4" and trying to lose finally. I'm tired of looking like a weeble-wobble...it's already hard enough finding clothes that don't drag on the floor and being heave, it can be really rough wearing heels. Good luck to us all!

lateralus98
04-18-2005, 05:47 PM
I'm a 17 y/o young woman from Omaha, Nebraska. I currently stand at 5'0'' and weigh 180 pounds. It's hard for me to see the light at the end of the weight loss tunnel when I'm so short! Right now, I'm a freshman in college studying to become a kindergarten teacher. Right now, I work part-time at Exel martial Arts, as an Assistant Instructor. I teach little preschoolers there. I hold a black belt in Ioncomhlainn which I am very proud of, and I've received medals for karate sparring at the State Games. For fun, I like to dink around on the internet, shop, and drive around with friends. I started this support group because I want to know more people like me that are in my situation! It's nice to have that. Anyways, enough about me, what about you? ;)


lateralus98
04-18-2005, 05:48 PM
I know the battle of wearing heels! Not a fun time, let me tell you! :lol: It's difficult for me to find clothing that fits length-wise as well. I always have to pay more money for clothes that fit!

jessicamt
04-18-2005, 06:10 PM
Hello, everybody, I am 5'5 and weigh 190 pounds, i have been trying to do this for a month now and have only lost 6 pounds. Its hard keeping me motivated cause i just get so discouraged because i am not loosing like i want to. I really want to get down to 150-145. I know i can do it if i just commit to myself. I hope with your help ladies we can do this together.

Jessica :cool:

lateralus98
04-18-2005, 06:21 PM
Yeah I can never lose it fast enough! ;)

JenR
04-18-2005, 06:48 PM
hi ladies! another shorty here :)
i stand at exactly 5 feet. i weigh too much and am trying to remedy that. i am on a last ditch 1200 cal a day diet for the next 2 weeks. if i don't have any noticeable loss by may 1st, then we start discussing wls.

lateralus98
04-18-2005, 09:21 PM
I hope everything works out for you!


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sweetlilac
04-19-2005, 09:57 AM
Good Morning everyone

I gald u found this JenR. I know abt be short and heavy. I wld love to not luck like a butterball turkey. I hope to get to know u ya better

JuleeCeeS
04-20-2005, 12:46 AM
JenR: depending on your weight, 1200 calories may not be suficient to allow you to lose weight. If you weight more your body actually needs more calories to help you burn. If you are not getting enough calories, your metabolism goes into starvation mode and you stall out. That was what always fascinated me about Weight Watchers is they tell you to eat more if you weigh more, and then as you lose, you taper off slightly. It's also not just the number of calories but also the types of foods you are eating and of course, water intake. These are all lessons that have taken me a really long time to learn and were painful to learn as well. But I have been on a WW program now since February 1 and am down 30 lbs...I eat plenty and don't feel like I am missing anything. Good Luck!

lateralus98
04-20-2005, 04:28 PM
Hey guys! Thought I'd check in! I have good news...I went to the doc for a physical yesterday and I lost 6 pounds and grew half an inch! Woo hoo! I can now proudly say I'm 5'1'' and a HALF :lol: so now I weigh 175 and I'm 60 pounds away from my goal...I can't wait. :D

JenR
04-21-2005, 08:51 AM
JenR: depending on your weight, 1200 calories may not be suficient to allow you to lose weight. If you weight more your body actually needs more calories to help you burn. If you are not getting enough calories, your metabolism goes into starvation mode and you stall out. That was what always fascinated me about Weight Watchers is they tell you to eat more if you weigh more, and then as you lose, you taper off slightly. It's also not just the number of calories but also the types of foods you are eating and of course, water intake. These are all lessons that have taken me a really long time to learn and were painful to learn as well. But I have been on a WW program now since February 1 and am down 30 lbs...I eat plenty and don't feel like I am missing anything. Good Luck!
thanks julie. i checked out the BFL site, since i'm considering trying it out, and it said i neeed 2950 cals a day to lose fat and gain strength....it's so hard trying to eat that much when you're not used to it....

JenR
04-21-2005, 08:52 AM
Hey guys! Thought I'd check in! I have good news...I went to the doc for a physical yesterday and I lost 6 pounds and grew half an inch! Woo hoo! I can now proudly say I'm 5'1'' and a HALF :lol: so now I weigh 175 and I'm 60 pounds away from my goal...I can't wait. :D

congratulations!!!!!! i'd kill to add another half inch to my frame!!

lateralus98
04-21-2005, 01:13 PM
Hey guys...hows everyone doin?

JuleeCeeS
04-21-2005, 02:16 PM
Lost another 3 this week!!! Plus I got my WW 10% keychain :)

lateralus98
04-21-2005, 10:47 PM
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Awesome job! Keep up the good work!

LeanneM83
04-22-2005, 08:12 AM
HI Ladies

I too am a "short Chick" and I know we suffer some setbacks being that we are shorter...I think it is MUCh easier to know when we have gained weight as it tends to show on us shorties more than someone who is taller. I myself am 5'2 and have just made my goal weight....now if they made pants that I didnt have to hem all the time, life would be PERFECT..hahaha

I am posting for support...Congrats to you all for taking on such a great task. It certainly isnt easy but CAN be done. As long as you have support and accountability you can do it for life!

Good Luck to you all!

Leanne
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SheriaVa
04-22-2005, 08:31 AM
Hello ladies. I'm 4'6" and weight about 150 pounds. I've been eating healthy and exercising regularly for 2 years come July 1st. I am on no formal plan (WW, etc.)...have just been going it on my own with support from people online. My weight has come off slowly and, while that is frustrating, I would much rather it come off slowly than quickly because quick weight loss isn't usually as lasting and, at my age, I would be dealing with droopy skin if I lost it fast. Instead, it has gone slowly and I've been able to firm up a lot of my body through weight training and toning exercise as the weight has come off, which feels great. Still have another 30-35 to lose but I am not on any timetable.

JenR: I would urge you not to try to starve yourself. I know it's hard and it's frustrating...but try not to give your body a deadline for losing weight. Eat healthy, exercise, be consistent, and give your body a chance to work with you. Eating too few calories is as big a problem as eating too many. Trust me...I have a lot of trouble getting enough calories in every day and that is a lot of why my weight loss has been so slow.

Additionally, everyone I've talked to who has had WLS still had to learn to eat right in the end to maintain the surgical loss...so why go through all that pain and discomfort? If you have never visited skinnydaily.com, I recommend it. One of the three writers there has had WLS and reading her essays may be of some help to you.

lateralus98
04-22-2005, 02:52 PM
I'm going to Curves today to lose the weight....wish me luck!!

sweetlilac
04-23-2005, 12:57 PM
Hi ladies

Sorry I been missing in action been doing the Spring Cleaning.
Jen have u decied to do BFL? Let me know

Julee I am doing WW at home to, I have not done very good this week. But I will this following week. Welome to the group. GReat job on the 3 lbs!!!!!

Leanne Welcome WOW u have lost 80 lbs that is great,pls share your secrets!!

Sheria Thanks for the website info I plan to ck this site out. Welcome to out group!

Lateralus How did curves go ?

Well i had a bad few days but AM on plan. Everyone have a good OP day

SheriaVa
04-23-2005, 01:35 PM
Had a good day at the gym even though I was not in the mood to go. I went to the 9 a.m. step aerobics class which also includes upper and lower body toning and abs work. After that hour, I spent a half hour doing upper body weight training. I was really neglecting my weight training over the winter and am trying to kick that back up a few notches. Building muscle helps to burn fat, so it will help me get to where I want to be!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Funky Pioneer
04-23-2005, 01:51 PM
Hi ALL! Newbie here. I just had a baby about 7 weeks ago and I have lost 20lbs or so in baby weight but I have stalled out at 212. :( I am 5' 3 and I've gained most of my weight in the past 3 years. I need inspiration. ITs so hard, DH works at a pizza shop and always brings it home and I am a total chocoholic! :dizzy:

sweetlilac
04-23-2005, 02:04 PM
stacee Hi Congrats on the baby!! 20 lbs that is great.

Our stats our very simlar I am 5'3 and and want to get down to 145. When I get there i may go lower. Tell DH no more pizza :lol: .


What kind of plan are u doing? Have u started back to execrising?


Welcome to the group and post often so we can get to know u.

lateralus98
04-24-2005, 03:51 AM
Hey all. Today sucked. Friend's tire blew out on the way home from a party. I didn't go to Curves. I DID, however, go to biology class. All 4 1/2 hours of it! :) Anyways, it's very late....talk to you all lata!

SheriaVa
04-24-2005, 09:39 AM
ITs so hard, DH works at a pizza shop and always brings it home and I am a total chocoholic! :dizzy:

I'm right there with ya on both counts, FP! Pizza is one of my biggest weaknesses...just had it yesterday in fact...but I find healthier ways to have it (and less often) now. I'm also a major chocolaholic: I don't even TRY to deny myself chocolate--I know from past experience it won't work--so I have one little bite of dark chocolate (bitesize Dove Promise) every day after lunch as my dessert. When I eat REALLY GOOD chocolate like that, the satisfaction level is so much higher with a much smaller serving!

Welcome, FP, and look forward to hearing more from you!

sweetlilac
04-24-2005, 04:59 PM
Lateralus sorry to hear abt the tire, i am glad u were safe. EKK 4 1/2 hrs of bio yuck. I hated to go when it was 2. Have mercy on u.

sherie Pizza is my weakness too. With all of us heres we can lick it.

Everyone havea OP day

lateralus98
04-24-2005, 08:06 PM
I'm lucky, I don't really care for pizza OR chocolate. I do however, have a HUGE weakness for mashed taters, potato chips, and Taco Bell! :D

lateralus98
04-25-2005, 09:37 AM
How is everyone doing today? I'm okay. I got woken up early by a crazed sibling. Tell you more later.

SheriaVa
04-26-2005, 12:26 PM
Things are going well here. Did 30 minutes abs work this morning before work and brought a healthy and tasty meal to work for lunch today.

lateralus98
04-29-2005, 07:21 AM
Ooh yummy. I've been keeping my weight down with MultiGrain Cheerios, SmartOnes frozen meals, and fruit. Don't forget the water, either! :lol:

*bump*

SheriaVa
04-29-2005, 10:15 AM
Ooh yummy. I've been keeping my weight down with MultiGrain Cheerios, SmartOnes frozen meals, and fruit.

I hope you don't mean that's all you eat?


I tried the MultiGrain Cheerios but didn't like them--too sweet. Since regular Cheerios aren't sweet, I never expected the supposedly healthy multigrain ones to be...but they were...I gave the box away. My go to cereals are usually Complete Wheat Bran Flakes and Grape Nuts. While I don't care for sweet cereals for the most part, I must admit that the Weight Watcher's Honey Almond Crisp cereal is awesome and the numbers are good too.

For lunch, I usually have 2 1/2 to 3 oz. of meat (almost always chicken) and a couple of vegetables with a small starch component. I cook my own lunches and bring them to work every day...except Friday which is my day to go out. So I don't know what I'm having today yet. :)

lateralus98
04-29-2005, 10:28 AM
no, there meals that my dad cooks at home which i modify to my preferences, but those are the only straight "diet" foods I buy. Other than that, I wing it and count calories. I actually don't do too bad :)

Banglee9
04-29-2005, 10:40 AM
I'm just trying to get a copy of my weight tracker. Anybody have great ideas how I post it for home inspiration?

lateralus98
04-29-2005, 10:42 AM
um you could save the image onto your hard drive, put it as your desktop, print it out and post it on the fridge, ummmm i dont know :lol:

SheriaVa
05-01-2005, 09:19 AM
Just bumping us up. Hope you ladies are having a great weekend!

It has been gray and rainy here and I'm about to start my laundry and then do grocery shopping. Oh yay! Chores day! (trying to feign enthusiasm hehe)

lateralus98
05-02-2005, 08:42 AM
Wow I did horribly this weekend! I had La Mesa (mexican restaurant) on saturday, and applebee's on sunday. god i feel like such a pig! i need to go work out like NOW!!! actually i think i will! :D

lateralus98
05-06-2005, 02:53 PM
How's everyone doing?? *crickets*

SheriaVa
05-06-2005, 05:45 PM
Doing okay here. You know, they have the Weight Watcher's menu at Applebee's, so next time you find yourself back there, you can be good! :) I have never been much of a fan of Applebee's myself but, since most of my friends are NOT healthy eating types, if I can steer them toward Applebee's when we eat out, I can at least have something lowfat while they pig out. :)

I had Mexican food yesterday for Cinco de Mayo and my scale was up A POUND today from yesterday--all the sodium no doubt! And chips & salsa weren't much of a problem cuz this particular place doesn't give you a basket of chips...just a few big chips on a small plate. But they're REALLY salty and spicy. I think I'll skip them in the future.

lateralus98
05-07-2005, 01:46 AM
Yeah! I'm down 2 pounds! I went and worked out and at Curves they tightened up their machines so I was feelin' it today. I went out to eat *again* man I have not been good at all this week! oh well...as long as I work out tomorrow, it will be okay. The sun will still rise!

Man, I'm beat. I gotta go to bed, I have a class in the morning! :(

sweetlilac
05-10-2005, 12:13 PM
Hi Ladies I am back didnt have the net for awhile . How is everyone

Frenchi
05-10-2005, 12:42 PM
Hi,
I am 5'2 and currently weigh 192lbs. I have just lost 6 lbs this last week beginning SBD. It is a great plan and allows me to keep nursing my 19mth old daiughter. Weight loss is really hard after 4 kids that were all between 8-9lbs at birth. Not easy to carry because 5'2 means as you all know no space in the waist. The last 2 were c-sections and has made working out more challenging. I have lost weight after all my babies usually about 30 lbs. I was 233lbs when I delivered my last so I am slowly getting there. I decided that SBD was the best way to be full and jump start my very slow metabolism. It seems to be working and I am feeling better without the carbs everyday. If anyone is trying to lose the baby weight and wants to be a challenge partner....what I mean is I do better under pressure, please contact me I would love to work with you. I am 34 years old and always keep a happy outlook on life so join me for a good laugh.
:callme:

StarAngel2528
05-10-2005, 12:55 PM
Hey! I'm glad I found this support group.. I couldn't really find any that was for me, until now. I'm 19 and 5 feet 2 inches short, my highest weight was 218 and now I'm down to 206. I'm setting a goal for 140 lbs. What is everyone doing to loss the weight?

sweetlilac
05-10-2005, 03:00 PM
HI Starangel

I am doing atkins and my stats are close to yours I am 5'3' and 215. Post often .

lateralus98
05-10-2005, 05:06 PM
I'm counting calories (need to get back on track!) and going to Curves 5 - 6x a week. I love it there!

lateralus98
05-11-2005, 02:17 AM
Got home late. I saw Kingdom of Heaven. Didn't like it, but I went to see it because of Orly!! :D I wasn't disappointed! ;)

StarAngel2528
05-11-2005, 10:20 AM
I was thinking about starting Curves. I bought something out of an Avon book and you get a 2 week free supscription to Curves. So, I'm going to try it out with a few girls from work. How long have you been going?

SheriaVa
05-13-2005, 09:16 AM
I am a lot older than you guys (and shorter hehe). I'm 52, 4'6" and 150 pounds. I've lost just over 30 pounds and have another 30-35 to go. I eat a healthy lowfat diet, drink a lot of water, and exercise 5 times a week (a combination of cardio, weight training and toning). My basic philosophies are: eat 2 fruits a day, eat at least 2 servings of veggies a day, keep meat & poultry servings to 3 oz. or under, drink 48-64 oz. of water a day, eat plenty of fiber, eat whole grains (whole grain cereal; ww bread, tortillas and pasta; brown rice), eliminate or vastly reduce consumption of processed white foods (white bread, pasta, rice and tortillas), minimize consumption of sugar (except that I do have 1 bitesize piece of dark chocolate a day), do 3 days of cardio a week and 2 days of weight training or toning a week.

sweetlilac
05-14-2005, 04:48 PM
Hi Sheria and Welcome.

I think i am one of the older ones of the group 37. I am 5'3'. i have abt 70 lbs to go.

I am doing low carb thtat seems to be the best for me. WOW u do alot of execrise I was I cld get that much in.

Post often so we can get to know ya

SheriaVa
05-15-2005, 11:22 AM
sweetlilac...I don't WANT to exercise 5 times a week but that's what I need to do so I find time for it. I get up at 5-5:30 a.m. before I go to work to get in my exercise so that there are no excuses later in the day.