|Weight Loss||5'2ers, what's your goal weight?||May 29 2008
I'm 5'2". I started at 164 about a year ago but am currently bouncing between 132 - 135. I'm actually really happy with what I see, my top half and my bottom half both look great, but I'm still not happy with my stomach (where I keep 90% of my extra weight. I've always had pretty decent legs and my arms/shoulders were the first to slim down and tone up. I would like to be in the low-mid 120's. Another 10lbs would make me a very happy camper!!!
I love seeing all the other 5'2"ers for comparison :)
|Weight Loss||5'2"-- in your 20's?||May 21 2008
Current Weight: 132-135
Starting weight: 164 last year
Goal: low-mid 120's
Calories: Was 1400 but recently I've totally slacked off, probably eating around maintenance, hence the not losing!
Exercise: I go to the gym, but it bores me to death. I like to get out hiking whenever the FREAKING rain stops.
|Weight Loss||--> More fat & slim pics uploaded in my profile||May 21 2008
|You look amazing and definitely seem like the body type that will be able to achieve a "six pack". 144 does sound low, but based on your height and looks I'd say you're on track. Now it's time to focus on building muscle rather than losing weight! Good luck!!!|
|Foods||Is it wrong to.....add your strangest food habits!||Apr 29 2008
|I eat frozen green peas like popcorn during movies.|
|Weight Loss||Any Shorties who want a BMI of 22 or more out there?||Apr 29 2008
|Im 5'2" and 132lbs, down from 164 a year ago. My goal was 127 (my happy weight 3 years ago), but I'm going to lower that number to around 120 I think. I can tell now that 5 more pounds will not put me where I want to be...but 10-12 more should be close!!|
|Weight Loss||Another Sizes Poll||Apr 29 2008
I'm a total Jeans-shopaholic. I'm more of a brand person than a specific store kinda gal, but I regularly shop at a few stores....
6 Old Navy
4 NY and Company
28 Hot Kiss
7 Heaven and Terra
7 Industrial Cotton
I found that the higher end jeans are more uniformed in size, compared to the other stores that are completely all over the place.
Guess I'm pretty much a 28/7 across the board.
|Fitness||What speed do you run at on the treadmill?||Apr 03 2008
|I was a "walk only" gal for a long time, I walk at 4mph. I recently started running at 6mph, I haven't gone faster but defintely dont feel as if I'm pushing myself hard enough at 6. I'll up it soon! Also, I don't run for long periods of time, I sprint for 30 seconds, then walk at 4mph for a minute, then back up to 6mph for 30 seconds, then back down and so on.|
|Weight Loss||2 Scales read different, but the same?||Apr 03 2008
|My have the same situation. I have 2 scales, one digital, one old fashioned. They are both consistant but the digital one always reads 4lbs more than the other one. I go by the higher weight on the digital scale. I periodically place a 10lbs weight on the digital to make sure it's true. I do the same to the old one but since its a dial type if hard to see precisely where the needle is.|
|Recipes||carnation instant breakfast no sugar added||Mar 24 2008
|I use these :) I love the way they taste. I put a packet of the Vanilla powder, fat free milk, and ice in my smoothie maker and make a great shake.|
|Recipes||Anybody have a light version of artichoke dip?||Mar 24 2008
|Trader Joes make a GREAT frozen Spinach Artichoke dip. It's 45 calories for 2 tablespoons, which isn't terrible. And I believe the entire thing only has like 7 or 8 servings, so even if you lose control and eat it all, the worse you can do is just over 300 calories for the entire thing....plus any chips....but if you dip veggies you'll be in good shape!! :)|
|Weight Loss||Ever had cravings for food you never liked?||Mar 24 2008
|I crave sushi ALL the time and I hate Sushi...like seriously hate it. I've tried it many times, all different types and the each time is worse than the last. It's very strange!!|
|Weight Loss||?!?!Salt Water?!?!||Mar 13 2008
|I believe the salt water drink was part of some type of cleanse.....supposed to make you go to the bathroom. I tried it one day a long long time ago and even though I'm an avid salt lover, 1 sip and I was DONE, just VILE. I'd rather never poop again then drink that. They also warn you may throw up. Yeah, sign me up!!|
|Fitness||Quick question: cardio or weights first||Mar 13 2008
|Recipes||Wonderful chocolate shake craving killer!||Mar 13 2008
I make a killer chocolater shake as well!! I use....
1 scoop of chocolate royale slim fast powder
1 cup fat free milk
1 squirt lite Hersheys chocolate syrup
handful of ice
big scoop fiber sure (just for good measure, lol)
Comes out to 200 calories and it's a BIG serving!!
Mix it up in my smoothie maker and go nuts!!! :)
|Fitness||Quick question: cardio or weights first||Mar 13 2008
|As with anything....read 10 articles, 5 will say cardio then weights with supporting arguments, the other 5 will say weights then cardio with supporting arguments just as believable as the other side. I do whatever I feel like doing when I walk in to door of my gym :) 9 times outta 10 I do 30 minutes cardio, 25 minutes of weights, then another 20 minutes cardio.|
|Foods||Olives........olives?!||Mar 12 2008
|Olives are a good fat, like nuts. I love them! I usually eat them plain, or shopped into salads. I like to sautee veggies in olive oil, lemon, olive juice and olives too! They are also GREAT mixed into cream cheese and spread on bagels.....well, English Muffins for me now. But I used to eat bagels with cream cheese and olives all the time!! A lot of delis even have a prepared green olive cream cheese behind the counter. I can't think of many other things that call for olives.|
|Weight Loss||Losing 14lbs before July||Mar 11 2008
|I'm 5'2" as well, I started at 164 a year ago and I'm currently averaging 135 (my middle name is flucuate!). Right now I'm weighing in at anywhere between 133 and 137. I'm trying to make goal by the beginning of summer, but will settle for making it by July :) 3 weeks ago I joined a gym and started regular rountine. My "goal" number is 125 but when I make that, I will keep going.|
|Foods||What emergency food is in your desk drawer right now??||Mar 06 2008
|A banana and a 100 calorie pack of Doritos.|
|Weight Loss||Lose weight eating white rice??||Mar 06 2008
God I love rice! That definitely doesn't sound like a "healthy" way to lose weight, but I would enjoy it very much! :)
When I have rice with my meals, I always cheat and pick up a pint at the Chinese place....already cooked, steaming hot, and only like $1, LOL.
But that's true, Asians eat rice with every meal and they are itty bitty!!
|Fitness||The "Boys'" Side of the Gym...||Mar 05 2008
I'm going to jump on this wagon as well!!! It's totally the "boys" side, LOL. I've gotten so comfy using the machines.....but I've been reading that machines I have been using may not be doing what I want them to be doing!
I agree with rcfylr - get there early or go late to try new things. My gym is 24 hours and if I go at 11 at night, I'm totally alone (not even employees, it's a keytag entrance) and I can try ALL the workouts I want without looking silly. Then when people are around, I jump on the machine like a seasond pro!!