Short girls and weight loss

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Katie918:  I’m 5’2″ also!  I weigh 155 and in high school I was 115/120 (and still thought I was fat then).  I’ve recently cut soda from my diet and haven’t lost a bit of weight.  I have a LOT of room to improve though, I’d love to see what other Bees say.

Post # 4
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Katie918:  The best thing I did was to hire a personal trainer.  The next best was to attend weightlifting workout classes at the local gym.  I am just not good at motivating myself to work hard enough for it to pay off when I workout on my own.  Then I get frustrated and quit.

If you can’t afford to hire someone, try out an app or online tracker like My Fitness Pal or Spark People.  It’s great at tracking calories in and out and creating a support network for motivation.

Post # 6
7651 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Katie918:  5’2″ here too. Pre-pregnancy, I was obese and then went on My Fitness Pal. I lost 28 pounds and was down to 160 some pounds at the point I got pregnant. I was doing really well and probably would have done even better if I was exercising more. I was doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, and that thing really worked. I wasn’t losing much weight, but I was toning up really nice. Can’t wait to go back to it!

Post # 8
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Katie918:  I’m even shorter than you…not quite 5 ft! I was 130 at my heaviest a few years ago, and am now down to about 119, which I feel is about right for my shape. The first thing that worked for me was Weight Watchers Online.  Then I started doing at home fitness videos, since I just needed something fun that I could fit into my schedule.  Now, I haven’t been on WW in well over a year, and still do videos (mostly Beachbody stuff), as well as going to the gym and dancing. I’m not super regimented, but fitness is a regular part of my life now.

Anyway, for me, WW was a great place to start to figure out what I was putting into my body, and how much I needed to exercise, without counting calories. That and finding a type of exercise that you genuinely enjoy so that you’ll do it. Happy to share more if you PM me.

Post # 9
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Katie918:  YES YES YES! I just posted on another thread that I’m currently 153 (yikes!) and am normally 128. I’m 5’1-5’2 so it suuuucks. Its taking so long to shed the weight! I’m currently doing a bootcamp/tap and also 30 day shred. Drinking lots of water and I’m planning on joining weight watchers tonight!

Post # 10
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m 5’3.5″ so I think I’m average maybe not short?

Anyhow, I get the struggle. Being short, we automatically can’t eat as many calories as taller people and the weight we gain doesn’t get dispersed as well so we can look larger.

My heaviest weight was 190lbs, really bad. I have done WW a couple of times, I am currently on WW and now weigh 125lbs. I’d like to get to 115 but I just seem to be maintaining.

No matter if you’re tall, short, or how your body is made…the best way to lose weight is eat right and be active. If you need to track calories, try that. If you want to ensure you are meeting good health guidelines then that might help. There is no answer to what works, it is more or less what works for you and your lifestyle!


Post # 11
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m 5’2″ and want to be 110 and can’t seem to get there, I think my biggest problem is stress, it makes me eat more and makes my body hold on to fat, ahh!! 

Post # 12
3901 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m 5’2 and was quite heavy in high school up until my second year of college. I’m talking weight about 190lbs. I cut out soda, most junk food, and exercised. Ultimately, I didn’t stress about it. I tried to make it something I looked forward to doing. I went to sleep early (I started my weight loss goal over the summer of 2010) so that I could get up by 745 and be on my walk by 8am (I live in FL so any later and I would literally die of heat exhaustion). I then would take a quick shower and head over to my grandparent’s pool where I would do laps for an hour or so. I trained myself to like fruits and veggies that I used to find disgusting. After the first tens pounds slipped off, it got easier. I wanted more weight to fall off. I started going for longer walks, sometimes twice a day if I had time. I went from 190 to 125 naturally, but felt I was too skinny. 

I have a big butt, thick thighs, and ddd breasts, so getting down to 125 made me look scary skinny and I actually felt less attractive than I did at my heaviest, so I had to backtrack and my SO (who was just a friend at this time and a total gym rat) helped me learn how to gain weight in a healthy way. I got back up to 145-150 and I LOVED the way I looked. I felt amazing!

Unfortunately, I went through a dark period for about 18 months where I felt very depressed and gained back quite a bit of my weight, combine that with a thyroid infection currently going haywire, and I’m nearly back at my heaviest. Sad face. I’m working to get a hold on it and looking forward to losing the weight again. I think it’s all about making yourself like it–and to me, that comes from one month of utter suffering and tears and frustrations because you’re hungry, sore, feel fat and like nothing is working–but once that first ten pounds slides off, it’s like a jumpstart. You want to keep going, you want to lose more weight.

I am desperately looking for the motivation to get back into shape, though. 

Post # 13
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Katie918:  I have it. I’m a bit meh. not sure it did that much.

I’m also a shortie 5ft and currently 115lb. Woud love to loose some….but cant really be bothered!

When I did want to loose and lost I was walking 3 miles every day. Running 4 days a week and cycling at weekends……along with eating grapefruit for breakfast, salad for lunch and not a lot for dinner……thats why I cant be bothered!!

Post # 14
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

@Katie918 Me. I’m 5’3″ and currently trying to lose weight. I’m weighing in around 167 and have lost about 7lbs using MyFitnessPal app and trying to not eat the crap I used to. I need to start working out for at least 30 min/day but honestly I’m lazy and need motivation too!

Post # 16
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I am 5’1″ and currently 144. This is the heaviest I have ever been includind during both times I was pregnant.  Until a year ago I stayed at 115 all the time. In Jan last year I had a very bad knee injury and it’s been a very long road to recovery. Because I was depressed over no longer being able to run which was my form of stress relief I let my diet go and have packed on the weight. My wedding is in Sept and I am determined to get this weight of by then. I am struggling to find my grove without running.  

All that being said I kept myself in shape before by running 6 days a week and lifting 4 days. For me it was a habit and felt strange when I couldn’t.  

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