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October 5, 2012 9:59 PM
anyone else would like to show off your success pictures/stories?? :)
so far i lost 6lbs about a month and doing 30DS now...slow but surely!
October 6, 2012 1:50 AM
wow!!! that is insane!!! you look super fabulous! what an inspiration... hope you can share with us some words of wisdom and tips.
October 6, 2012 3:20 AM
Still a work in progress I am 5 foot 4 and starting weight was 78kgs/172pounds
during photo was at 73kgs/161pounds
and currently at around 65kgs/143pounds.
I still have 5-8 kgs/ 11-17pounds I would like to lose.

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edited to add a face comparison as well :-)
I can really notice the difference in my neck, I actually have one now :-)

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Edited by specialtreat On October 6, 2012 3:39 AM
October 6, 2012 3:25 AM

Hi, I'm 5 ft. and I started out a size 22 at 210 pounds. I am now a size 2 at 103 pounds.bigsmile

OMG, that is amazing! Congrats!
October 6, 2012 4:02 AM
I'm five feet tall and now that I eat 1800 or 1900 calories a day, I'm progressing really quickly, actually. I ate at 900 for about a year because I thought I was supposed to eat very little since I am so small. I never lost anything and, on top of that, I was sick and irritable a lot of the time. I was also a lot flabbier than I am now. I weigh more now that I eat more, that's for sure, but I'm still a lot smaller than I ever was. This is the smallest I've ever been in my life. I agree with your mantras and the fact that moderation is always key for weight loss and health in general, but I eating more can (and does) certainly work for short girls, too. So for the others here, if you're not losing weight quickly enough or you feel like you've tried everything with no success, don't discount eating more just because you're smaller than the people pitching it to you.

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First picture is where I started, second is after eating at an extreme deficit for a long time, and the third one is after a month of 30 DS and eating 1800-2000 a day
October 6, 2012 4:37 AM

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I love your arms! I hope one day that mine will have the same shape (shoulder/bicep) love
October 6, 2012 6:17 AM
Bump! 5"2' here and have a lot to lose!
October 6, 2012 4:50 PM

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Goodness! What a gorgeous woman! What an inspiration!
October 6, 2012 6:16 PM
Hi there, I'm 4'10" and have been on MFP for the better part of a year. My progress pics are in my profile (sorry, can't post them).

Lots of good advice here, and I TOTALLY agree with the poster (Californiagirl2012) that said (in part):
<<What people don't seem to realize is that when you are short females like us your RMR is usually very low, too close to the 1200 calorie min and that makes it pretty hard to have a real calorie deficit with all the eat more mantra. That works fine for bigger people who have more room in their calorie budget to play with. People who are not short don't see to understand this.>>

Know your body's caloric needs and work for yourself. Paying too much attention to what "everyone else is doing" had me eating too much and I spent a while in a plateau because of it. Also, don't be afraid to lift some weight and build a little strength - it burns calories and you feel like you can take on the world!
Edited by vegannlg On October 6, 2012 6:18 PM
October 6, 2012 9:03 PM
You look great! keep up the good workhappy
October 7, 2012 5:03 AM

I'm 5'2 ..

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Congratulations on your transformation :D

Can i just say though you looked lovely in your before pictures too!!
October 7, 2012 8:03 AM
i've lost 5.5 kg (12 pound) in 2 1/2 months. amazed i have lost so much - doesn't feel like i've drastically changed my habits but i must have
October 7, 2012 11:10 AM
October 7, 2012 12:34 PM
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I started off going vegetarian to lose the first 50 pounds or so. I started running, doing Jillian Michaels DVDs, and eating 1200 calories a day to get down to 118. I've been lifting weights, increasing my calories, and cut down my cardio and now I am up to 128 pounds and going into a cutting phase. It's been quite the journey.

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Edited by missmiller1 On October 7, 2012 12:43 PM
October 7, 2012 1:09 PM
I am 5'1", and I have gone from 276 pounds and a size 22/24 to 173 pounds and a size 12 (so far - still a long way to go). This is the latest before/after I have. I need some better new pictures lol...

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Edited by chocl8girl On October 7, 2012 1:15 PM
October 7, 2012 7:36 PM

I am 5'1", and I have gone from 276 pounds and a size 22/24 to 173 pounds and a size 12 (so far - still a long way to go). This is the latest before/after I have. I need some better new pictures lol...

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Amazing! Well done!!
October 7, 2012 7:44 PM
Putting pictures on here is pretty much impossible.

My Story:
I am 5 foot as well. I started my weightloss journey when I was 19 and weighed 197lbs. At first my goal was just around 20-30lbs to lose, but then I hit that and wasn't pleased (like I hoped to be) so I set my goal to be 70lbs to lose. I reached my goal about 22 months after beginning, I hit 126.8 about 3 days before Christmas last year. I never did measurement, which I regret, but I went from a size 18 jeans to size 6! Wow! I still can't wrap my head around it!
It is possible! You can do this!
Good luck.
October 7, 2012 7:47 PM
I'm 5'0 and I've lost 60lbs using MFP. I don't have many pictures though.

I could share a lot of tips but I do much better with specific questions so please send me a message if you want tips related to anything specific!
October 7, 2012 7:49 PM
I'm 4'11 and 1/2". It's been a struggle as I got to 160 at my heaviest about a year ago. I've only lost 23 lbs. since January. Currently at 137 and still have 37 lbs to go. I'm also 55 and my metabolism is very slow due to an underactive thyroid-It can be done,and if you go to my profile, I have some current photos up.Don't give up!!smile
Edited by 1roseKATgb On October 7, 2012 8:20 PM
October 7, 2012 7:50 PM
Bump :) Still getting some pics together, but I went from 118 to 103-104 with the help of this lovely website :)
Edited by quixoticmantis On October 7, 2012 7:51 PM
October 7, 2012 7:53 PM
I haven't any clue how to post a photo on here...seems difficult, however, I have posted in my profile picture my progress as of a couple of weeks ago! I suppose I am now starting to see my obliques. I am 128 pounds there and solid (so they say). I have been as high as 200 lbs in the past. To put it into perspective, I was a size 18/20, but in a comfortable Junior 3/5.
October 7, 2012 8:01 PM
October 7, 2012 8:01 PM
Any other shorties feel free to friend me, I'm 5ft and have lost 29lbs so far, still have at least another 50 to lose, have struggled this week a bit with motivation!
October 7, 2012 8:08 PM
Hello. I'm 5' and 1/2 inch..... I just say I'm 5'1" usually. I'm 37 and last winter I got up to 153 lbs. I began myfitnesspal after my sis joined and told me about it. We do it together to track our foods and exercise. I got down to 130 this summer and then went on vacation. I gained back 5 pounds from the vacation. Then I was slacking off and not logging in every day... and next thing I know I hit 140 pounds! Ahhh! So my lesson learned is to track each day and don't let yourself get off track. My goal is 120-125 pounds and I hope to be there by December! I'll try to figure out how to post pix on here and will do once I hit my goal. I think having this community of others that are going through the same thing is really helpful! I'm glad that myfitnesspal is easy to use and free... **)
October 7, 2012 8:15 PM
What awesome transformations- thanks, everyone, for sharing!
So inspirational, makes me wanna get some pics together later too!!

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