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*CLOSED TO NEW MEMBERS* Shorties Club


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*EDITED December 17, 2012*

I'm Sara. I know there's a bunch of "short girls" clubs but I can never seem to find one that fits. It's always "5'4" and under with a lot to lose (40+)" or something too specific, so I decided to create my own group! This is for shorties (like, true, honest, really-freaking-short people... 5'3" and under please) to vent, trade advice, or just chat. Here are my stats:

Gender: Female
Age: 22
Height: 4'11"

SW: 140
HW: 145
CW: 125
GW: 115
It amazes me how people so close in height can have such different goals and plans, so I'd really like to share.

Our weigh-ins are every Wednesday morning, if you would like to participate in that. The scale isn't everything, though!

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Original Post by olehcat:

@sarabliss -- don't worry! Just acknowledge that it happened and move on. Drink lots of water and start fresh again.  You might be surprised by how little it will actually affect your overall weight loss (except for some temporary water weight)

@petitelatina -- I get away with a glass or two of wine, but that's about it! I can't really drink other drinks...

@brinkleyrebecca -- eep, I would hate to be weighed in shoes! D: 

@carlyn  -- I LOVE LOVE LOVE bread. But I only like the very good stuff. It has to be really fresh and tasty, not just any bread.

 

 

oh my goodness.. bread yes.. i love all types of pastries and salty cheesy bread.. ughh.. i love carbs :(

Original Post by petitelatina:

Original Post by olehcat:

@sarabliss -- don't worry! Just acknowledge that it happened and move on. Drink lots of water and start fresh again.  You might be surprised by how little it will actually affect your overall weight loss (except for some temporary water weight)

@petitelatina -- I get away with a glass or two of wine, but that's about it! I can't really drink other drinks...

@brinkleyrebecca -- eep, I would hate to be weighed in shoes! D: 

@carlyn  -- I LOVE LOVE LOVE bread. But I only like the very good stuff. It has to be really fresh and tasty, not just any bread.

 

 

oh my goodness.. bread yes.. i love all types of pastries and salty cheesy bread.. ughh.. i love carbs :(

OMG!! I know!  I am such a carb girl.  Fresh bread is sooo good!! I made 4 loaves of all different kinds....my oldest daughter has a friend from Ethiopia, and her Mom makes Dabo Bread.  So I got the recipe and made it.  It is soooo good.  Not "bad" for you, but it is made with white flour.  And I made a multigrain whole wheat braided loaf, which was really good too.  Only because they were FRESH!! Otherwise, I probably could have just left well enough alone, but my house smelled so yummy....and today, I will not go anywhere near any of it.  I had my fill.  My pants are actually even feeling a bit tighter today....I am definitely retaining water, but I will be a GOOD girl this weekend! Innocent  For my weigh in on Wednesday, i am hoping to see the scale start moving backwards! Fingers crossed!

@carly  yes definitely.. that bread sounds so delicious!! i just had a cucumber though to fill me up.. :) weekends are definitely my hardest when it comes to sticking with my caloric intake.. good luck!

@ petite - I will have such a busy day tomorrow, that I should be ok.  As long as my kids don't want ice cream tomorrow night!! And Sunday, I promised my girls we would go to the pool.  I haven't taken them swimming in forever....so if I keep my cals in check, plus get a bit of swimming in, I think I will make it thru the weekend!! I just need to focus!

@ carly.. definitely... swimming burns some major calories so you should be good.. focus focus focus.. we can all use a little of that! :)

@sara - My birthday is May 18th! When is yours?! We have a lot in common it seems! Glad to hear you had success with the Wii - I know some people do, and some people don't. I guess it's about the effort you put in and of course eating habits. That's awesome that our goals are pretty similar, and i'd love to know what your typical eating/fitness days are like.

I've been eating pretty well lately. Definitely not the healthiest, but much better relative to what I used to eat. Since I don't have a car here at school, I mostly eat whatever is in my freezer. Luckily I only have frozen chicken breasts and fish (salmon and tilapia fillets). I'm really excited though because my friend has offered to take me to the grocery store next week, so I need to compile a shopping list of healthy food. Any ideas?! I'm definitely adding fruits, vegetables, and yogurt. I'd appreciate any more ideas :)

 

sara...don't worry. everything will get better and you'll get back on the wagon. allow yourself to sort through whatever it is you're going through (feel free to share if you'd like) and do better tomorrow. i bet the oreo thing was yummmmy! :) oddly enough it's often AFTER splurges that we lose weight. 

tinat2004: hmm...foods....how about english muffins, eggs, almonds, hummus, ww tortillas/wraps, apples, peanut butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, whole grain cereal....and milk.

Yesterday was my cheat meal/day. It was super yummy. The only time I ate out all week. I didn't do a very good job at counting calories though this week. I am going to take eating out only once a success though. I have been holding steady at about 108 eating 1800-2000 calories though. For some reason it is hard for me to cut down. I am going to try really hard this week and weekend. 7 mile run today, which I am really excited about!

Sara - Everyone needs those days sometimes. Trust me, I have had my fair share. It almost motivates me to eat better the next few days. I don't think it was stall your progress at all.  Sometimes, I find if I don't work out a few days, 1. I eat less or the same, and 2. I am sure I lose some water weight my body was holding on to so the scale goes down. It is bizarre. 

Chrissy - Do you find yourself thinking about food and exercise all the time? I know I am thinking about it constantly. It is especially hard I think when I used to be really skinny less than a year ago.  Though I know I probably needed a little extra fat back then, it is hard to accept. I guess my point is that I try to tell myself to eat when I am hungry and only to the point where I am satisfied - much easier said then done for me at least.  I definitely exercise for weight loss #1, but I also feel really good about myself after a solid workout session.  Maybe if we don't obsess about it as much, the weight will just come off or find a place that is normal for our bodies. 

Petite - Weekends are hard for me too! How do you stay in your calorie budget. I am going to try to keep really busy today and out of the kitchen. I also planned out my meals for today - lets see if I can stick to them. I really need these least 3 or 4 pounds to disappear before April.

Have any of you used the shake weight with any success?

Eeep! Its my first weigh day tomorrow, will be very very nervous when I come to stand in front of the scales! I hope all my hard work has paid off.

Proud of myself today, my boyfriend (who is supportive really) asked me if I wanted a hot dog...I said no.  He returns with his hot dogs, waves its mustardy-oniony goodness in my face and asks me if I wanted some.  Somehow I said no. I had a pinky of mustard though :P

@tinat2004 - Mine's May 31st! Haha crazy. This is an example of a normal day:
MEALS:
Breakfast: 
- 1 cup of coffee - 7 cals
- 1 tbsp Fat-Free French Vanilla creamer - 25 cals
- 1 large fried egg - 90 cals
- 1 Thomas english muffin (high in fiber) - 100 cals
- 1 Kraft 2% American cheese slice - 45 cals
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TOTAL: 267 cals
Lunch:
- 2 pieces 100% Whole Grain Nature's Own Sugar-Free sandwich bread - 100 cals 
- 1 serving of low-sodium Oscar Mayer deli turkey slices - 70 cals
- 2 leaves lettuce - 2 cals
- 1 tbsp Kraft light mayo - 50 cals 
- 1 serving (about 22 whole) lightly salted roasted almonds - 170 cals
- 1 glass Crystal Light Iced Tea (Peach) - 5 cals
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TOTAL: 397 cals
Snack:
- Smoothie:
- 1/2 cup Fat-Free Calcium-Fortified Lactaid milk - 40 cals
- 1 medium banana - 95 cals
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder - 10 cals
- 1 handful of ice - 0 cals
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TOTAL: 145 cals
Dinner:
- Pad Thai / Noodle Mountain (recipe is listed in a recent previous post) - 378 cals
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TOTAL: 378 cals
Snack:
- 1 packet (prepared w/ water) Weight Control Quaker's Oatmeal - 190 cals
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DAY'S TOTAL: 1,377 cals
EXERCISE: 
- C25K program on the treadmill - 30 minutes (I only do this 3x a week)
OR
- Treadmill: Incline - 9, Speed - 3.5 - 30 minutes (I do this on off days from C25K)
- Free weights: arms - 15 minutes (every other day)
OR
- Free weights/machines: legs - 15 minutes (every other day)

Hello all! I'm back after a little break from calorie count. I fell off the bandwagon once I came back home from Australia: it was Thanksgiving and Christmas food that got the best of me. I gained 5 lbs after coming home, but thankfully I was able to lose most of it already.

I'm back down to 110/109 and I've started working out at my university's gym, which is an amazing feeling! Yesterday my abs were so sore, but it definitely makes me feel like my time was well spent haha. How is everybody else doing?

@sara, thanks for posting all of that! It gives me a good idea of where I should be going with my eating. I really commend you for sticking to light/fat-free/whole grain/high fiber foods. Sometimes it's hard choosing them over the more delicious, higher fat content foods. Your breakast sounds delicious, I really want to try that with egg whites since i'm not a fan of the yolks. I'm also about to google the couch to 5k workouts, so that I can begin them as soon as I can!

@chrissy, thanks for your suggestions! I'm definitely adding them to my shopping list.

Lately I haven't been very strict with counting calories, but I have been excercising portion control which is still showing some results, I think. I "unofficially" weighed myself this morning and i'm about 2.4 pounds less than my start weight, which was last Tuesday. I definitely haven't been eating and working out that well, so i'm sure it's mostly water weight since my jeans are still kind of tight. One of the reasons i'm not motivated to go to the gym is because I left my ipod at home before I came to school, and music is what really gets me going in the gym. But luckily I just ordered an iphone that will be arriving this Monday, so I will be loading music on that asap!

Edit: I just found a great link that consists of 28 days of healthy eating meal plans for weight loss. I just looked at some of the meals and they look delicious and sound really easy! Plus you can choose between 1200 calories, 1500 calories, and 1800 calories and each meal comes with a quick and easy recipe. I only glanced at a few days, but i'm excited to try the bbq chicken sandwich, breakfast tacos, and shrimp enchilada casserole.

Here is the link: http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/we ight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/weight_l oss_diet_meal_plan?pC=1200&pT=diet&pD =1

getterdone: i do think about food a lot. it's always been a big part of my family and growing up. food comforts me when i'm bored or lonely and i just think about eating all the time unless i'm DOING something else. problem is that i'm never doing anything. how tall are you? 108 is rather low so i'm sure you're slender. I was REALLY skinny less than 6 months ago...it sucks that i somehow lost control and let myself go. i was probably too skinny as well and now 15 pounds MAX is all that i should/need to lose. 

goosejuggler: mustard is basically calorie free so no harm done. good luck on ewigh in tomorrow. 

sara:thanks for sharing a day's meals. I find it helpful to see. Your workout plan is also very good. 

katie: great job on getting the weight off from the holidays. 

tina: no problem. great job on the weigh in. 

I lost 1lb.  A whole entire lb.  I know its a loss...but I still feel deflated.  I didmore exercise this week than I had done in the previous month!

Do you think it could be in part, due to the fact that its my time of the month?

Original Post by goosejuggler:

I lost 1lb.  A whole entire lb.  I know its a loss...but I still feel deflated.  I didmore exercise this week than I had done in the previous month!

Do you think it could be in part, due to the fact that its my time of the month?

TTOM or muscle inflammation could both do it. dont be discouraged. 

@tinat2004 - Holy crap you don't like the yolk!? That's the best part, but kudos to you it's a lot healthier without. Congratulations on losing the 2.4 lbs! Thanks so much for that link, I have to go grocery shopping haha I literally had green beans for dinner and marshmellows for dessert, my mouth tasted SICK afterwards haha I had to brush my teeth.

In my personal news, I sat around all day and then I got bored and made my own version of baked ziti with tomato sauce, oregano, basil, salt, onions, garlic, mozzarella cheese and rigatoni. It was only around 300 cals and so good! It also gave me great energy when I went to the gym. I went with my roommate Paige to her gym as opposed to going to my school's tiny gym, and I had such a good run! I did C25KW5D2 (I'm a little behind this week but I'm not giving up!) and then there's this room at her gym called "Fitness On Command" where there's a big pull down screen and you press the touch screen next to it and pick which kind of workout video you want to do. We did 10 minutes of abs, 10 minutes of yoga and 10 minutes of hip-hop. Next thing you know, I've worked out for a whole hour! It was great. 

@chrissy - Thanks for that, I know I shouldn't be discouraged  and I will keep at it, I just had my bf on the phone too giving me a little pep talk, so its ok.

@Sara, oo Ziti, I've no idea what that is but it sure sounds tasty, could you give me the recipe? I miss pasta!!

Got a fun-packed Sunday, with sanding down a bedside table so I can paint it. Its my little restoration project :D And wow, sanding is tough work!

For lunch i'm having a smoothie with yogurt, soymilk, prunes, banana and frozen acai powder. Sounds rank, but actually super tasty.  Except it wasn't yesterday when I put the prunes in without taking the stones out...epic fail.

I'm Valerie.

Age: 17

Height: 5'2

SW: 125

HW: 128

CW: 123

GW: 115

i use to be 115, then i started taking the depo shot. i gained 10+ pounds on it && was really upset. I recently stopped taking it, && im eating less now (it speeds up your appetite) im trying to not eat alot because i want that really small figure for summer you know? But im losing a little weight now so im getting there. Just got to eat smaller portions && less soda.

 

@sara - ahhhh we are totally twins! I had baked rigatoni tonight! Not exactly baked ziti, pretty darn close. I feel kind of guilty though because it wasn't whole wheat, but for lunch I ate 90 calorie tortilla soup so hopefully that balances out. As for my 2.4 "weight loss," honestly I believe it was just water weight. My clothes fit no different. The only difference is I feel slightly less bloated, but hopefully i'll see some real weight fall off soon.

I'm really happy to see that everyone is doing well. I'm kind of bummed right now because I was just tagged in a bunch of super unflattering pictures on Facebook from last night's 80s themed mixer. As much as it really discourages me to see myself so overweight in those photos, i'm going to try to turn that embarassment into motivation when I hit the gym.

@goosejuggler - This is the way I made it today:
8 oz rigatoni pasta, cooked and drained
2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
dried oregano
dried basil
salt 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. While the pasta is cooking, sauté the onions and garlic in a skillet on medium heat. After five minutes or so, add the tomato sauce, a tsp of oregano, a tsp of basil, and a tsp of salt. Continue to stir on medium heat. In a casserole dish put half the pasta, 3/4 of the sauce concoction and 1/2 of the cheese. On top of that, put the rest of the noodles, the last 1/4 of the sauce mixture, and the last 1/2 of the cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Serves 5.

(The recipe calls for ground beef as well but it didn't sound very good to me at the time I was making it so I didn't put it in!) 

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