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October 17, 2012 8:24 AM
I am at 143 after having gained weight from 136 on week ago :( I learned that for us short people with stubby legs lol, we need to do more cardio like WALKING not RUNNING. We tend to get shin splints easier as well as hip injuries attempting to run and keep up with our taller counterparts. If you are able to AWESOME but I work as a medic in a hospital (almost the equivalent of a nurse, military wise) and have seen these injuries as well as many others. BUT we also need to tone up our arm and leg muscles a bit before taking on extensive workouts since we tend to have more fat carried in those spots as well as our wonderful derrieres which in turn tires us out WAY quicker causing us to not benefit from a good workout because it's cut short :) Unfortunately alot of fitness guidelines and plans are not really geared towards us short statured individuals so we have to alter things a bit to suit our fitness and weight loss goals!
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October 17, 2012 9:12 AM
Do u eat all ur calories?? How about net ones earned fm exercise?? R those meant o be eaten?? Or to maintain??
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October 17, 2012 9:47 AM
For me, I just eat and burn more than I eat. I don't really count the calories honestly, I just push myself in the gym plus I go to the gym twice a day five times a week so I can only really speak for my self. But I know with the Insanity and P90x it doesn't matter your caloric intake (unless you just keep stuffing your face) because you burn well in excess of what is necessary. This can maintain the weight but add more muscle cause you know after a point you stop losing "weight" and start gaining muscle at that plateau then from that point it's all about maintaining your shape (or bulking up should you choose) and continuing to eat healthy which is the main key. Portion control and what you eat pretty much dictate whether you will lose or gain and what your physique will look like no matter what exercise you do(although I am partial to interval training and weight lifting).
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November 8, 2012 7:16 PM
Hey, girls! I'm 4'11.5" and started using My Fitness Pal last May when I graduated from college. My starting weight was 134 pounds and now I'm down to 119.5 pounds (a.k.a. how much I weighed as a freshman!). My goal weight is 110 pounds (my driver's license weight), though I'd like to be around 105 pounds. I plateaued around 128 pounds during the summer because I wasn't used to my 8-5 cubicle job, but I began taking Zumba classes 2-3 times a week and dancing ballet twice a week in August and have lost almost 10 pounds since then.

I'm super excited about my weight loss but a little shy about telling people. A couple of weeks ago, though, I noticed that my fingers look smaller--crazy, right? My size 2 clothes fit nicely again, and I have to wear a belt with most of my pants. I'd love to wear a really pretty dress I bought from Anthropologie 5 years ago for Christmas. It's a size 0 and never really fit me in the first place, but that's my goal! I think I'm going to make it! Y'all are such an inspiration. Keep at it!

Edit: You can see before and after photos on my profile. I don't have any full body shots, but I do have a couple of Instagram photos of my face. I think you can really see the definition in my current profile picture (October 2012) compared to my other photo (February 2012).

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Edited by bebutlittle On November 8, 2012 7:31 PM
November 19, 2012 1:32 AM
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everyone is so inspirational!!
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January 4, 2013 11:21 PM
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January 5, 2013 1:11 PM
I am 4'11!!! Congrats on all the transformations! Inspirational!! WOW!!
January 9, 2013 4:48 PM
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January 9, 2013 4:59 PM
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Great to see progress! This is my third week with mfp, and I hope to see results in a few months :)
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January 10, 2013 6:26 AM
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how is everyone doing? i'm at 140 and want to go to 110 but for some reason its not coming off as easily as I thought it would. thinking of lowering my calories and staying around 1000-1200 with exercise instead of 1200-1400 that i'm doing now
January 10, 2013 6:47 AM
Hi, I am 4'11-1/2 according to the doctor!! I signed in at 197 and just started this week. You are a real inspiration to me and thank you so much for posting!! I will be using your tips and hopefully will have good results too! Judi
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January 10, 2013 6:51 AM
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how is everyone doing? i'm at 140 and want to go to 110 but for some reason its not coming off as easily as I thought it would. thinking of lowering my calories and staying around 1000-1200 with exercise instead of 1200-1400 that i'm doing now


Are you saying your net would be between 1000-1200? I would definitely not go lower than that. Weight loss is slow.. so be patient. How long have you done it? I didn't lose for about 4 weeks when I first started. I had my calories set at 1330 and exercised. I bumped to over 1600 and started losing.

I have lost almost 20 pounds with a goal of 1550-1650 per day. I exercise 5 times a week and eat back the calories at least twice a week.
January 10, 2013 7:15 AM
Hello, I'm 5ft 1/2 inch starting weight was 236 current weight 159. I'm up 5 pounds from the holidays but not stressing it, I've made it this far and I'm not about to quit. My pictures are in my profile if you'd like to take a look.
Edited by tjames719 On January 10, 2013 7:16 AM
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January 10, 2013 8:00 AM
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February 7, 2013 4:54 PM
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May 12, 2013 10:09 AM
So I'm back to 143. :( I stopped working out temporarily, but I'm back to it. I gained 10 lbs back dueembarassed to emotional eating issues, which I have resolved but I know I will always be an emotional eater/binge eater. I'm using Hip Hop Abs, which I love,especially since I've lost an inch around my waist in the first 6 days! I also do resistance training using therapy bands,resistance bands and bodyweight,as well as free weights (when I was in the gym- I work out at home now.) This whole calorie thing has me really confused since I also have an underactive thyroid and an extremely slow metabolism : / To be honest I do want to lose this weight quickly( I was actually 160 2 years ago) but safely. Somehow I have to figure out how to jumpstat my metabolism and get the rest of this weight off! I would appreciate any help you ladies can give. I'm also 56 so I need all of the helpI can get! I want to start competing in Masters' Figure 45+ next year. (GW is 100-103). Thanks ladies!:smile
Edited by 1roseKATgb On May 12, 2013 10:11 AM
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May 12, 2013 1:05 PM
I also drink a gallon of water daily,I also workout 6x a week(Hip Hop Abs) and resistance train 5 days/week- I burn over 1,000 cals. per workout and my BMR is 1,144 cals/day,AND I have an underactive thyroid!! Confused!!huh
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July 13, 2013 7:54 AM
4ft 11
July 13, 2013 8:11 AM
Hello everyone,
I started my fitness journey on December 24th, 2012 but I didn't find MyFitnessPal until June.

I have lost 50 pounds from December 24th, 2012 to July 13th, 2013. (6 and 1/2 months)

I have done it by following these 5 steps:

1. Utilizing strength training / weight lifting 6 days per week.

I alternate between Leg Day, Back Day, Chest Day and then take one day off per week. I gradually increase my weights as I progress.

2. Utilizing cardio

I do aerobics 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night, 6 days per week with one day off.

3. Changing my diet and recording my intake on MyFitnessPal

I follow Dr. McDougall's Ultimate Guide to Weight Loss. Dr. McDougall is vegan, but you can eat as many legumes and vegetables you want in a day. He has videos on Youtube.

4. Last but not least, I listen to motivational / inspirational videos on Youtube 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes before I go to sleep at night. My favorite speaker is Tony Robbins, but I listen to Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Wayne Dyer, and many others. I listen to topics such as Financial success, changing your attitude, staying positive, relationship advice, etc. Sometimes, I go to sleep listening to subliminal tapes that whisper positive things in my ear as I am sleeping.

5. I identified my values and reinforce them daily. Values such as Integrity, Courage, Persistence, Consistency, Passion, Focus, Commitment, etc. I have 28 different values, and I base my life decisions on what a person with "Integrity" would do, what a person with "Courage" would do... what a person who is "Consistent" would do, etc.

Hope this helps, it worked for me!!!!!!!!!!!
July 13, 2013 10:13 AM
Wow everyone looks amazing. I am 4'11 and went from 162 to 121- I am working to get to about 110 but by the looks of some of these awesome shorties, the scale don't mean **** if you got muscle!
Feel free to look at my photos on my page!
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July 13, 2013 7:51 PM
<--- 4'11" here. been overweight for a while now. Started out at 179 and lost about 20lbs before I got pregnant. My baby boy just turned 1 a few days ago and I am at that same weight again, this time with no muscle at all and a huge - still pregnant-looking belly. I've actually gained 10lbs since the baby was born which makes me so angry. I"m starting up again.... want to get down to something that I feel comfortable at and look good at. Numbers don't mean anything really, it's about how healthy you are. I'm currently feeling defeated and overwhelmed with the task ahead of me.... need all the support and ass kicking I can get.
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July 13, 2013 8:34 PM
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4. Last but not least, I listen to motivational / inspirational videos on Youtube 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes before I go to sleep at night. My favorite speaker is Tony Robbins, but I listen to Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Wayne Dyer, and many others. I listen to topics such as Financial success, changing your attitude, staying positive, relationship advice, etc. Sometimes, I go to sleep listening to subliminal tapes that whisper positive things in my ear as I am sleeping.

5. I identified my values and reinforce them daily. Values such as Integrity, Courage, Persistence, Consistency, Passion, Focus, Commitment, etc. I have 28 different values, and I base my life decisions on what a person with "Integrity" would do, what a person with "Courage" would do... what a person who is "Consistent" would do, etc.

Hope this helps, it worked for me!!!!!!!!!!!


I think this is really cool. It's such an expression of a mature, holistic approach to change...since weight loss after all is a form of change (for the long run). I think I am going to look up some of these myself. Thanks for sharing!
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