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Tall and looking to lose weight on a team?

If there is enough interest I would like to start a team specifically for taller people.. about 5'8" and up and looking to lose 20+ pounds. I know its hard to talk to people who are your weight and about 5 inches shorter! So all the tall people out there let me know if you want to be on a team!

Sat. Apr 29, 3:56pm

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i'd be in!

Saturday, April 29, 2006, 4:13 PM

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me too, i'm 5'9

Monday, May 01, 2006, 12:26 PM

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I think we should call this team " Tall and Sexy" orrr Team Tall orrr 5'8"+'s for beach ready bodies

Monday, May 01, 2006, 12:59 PM

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I vote for the last one, 5 8 plus for beach ready bodies.....

Monday, May 01, 2006, 1:10 PM

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Okay I'll start it up!!!!

5'8"+ Getting Beach Ready Bodies

Monday, May 01, 2006, 2:19 PM

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i'm 5'8" but only need to loose about 10lbs, but i would join ;-)

Monday, May 01, 2006, 6:34 PM

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Join :D

Join anyways! I retract the weight thing :)

Monday, May 01, 2006, 7:28 PM

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tall gals

why is it hard to "talk to people about your weight who are about 5 inches shorter" ? Just wondering... (i'm 5'4")

Monday, May 01, 2006, 8:34 PM

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Because the balance of weight is different. When I say I felt wonderful at 145 pounds, which was like a size 8 for me, that doesn't paint a very real portrait in someone's mind of what I look like. It's the same as if someone 5'2" said they were happy at 90 pounds. It's a different dynamic, different body styles.

Someone wanting to weigh 150 pounds of muscle is different than someone who is 150 pounds of fat.

Height makes a difference and taller people can usually carry more weight without showing it. Just nice to have people to talk to who are exactly in your boat.

Monday, May 01, 2006, 9:26 PM

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Sounds good to me! I'm 5'10.

Monday, May 01, 2006, 11:02 PM

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"When I say I felt wonderful at 145 pounds, which was like a size 8 for me, that doesn't paint a very real portrait in someone's mind of what I look like."

Of course, if you just tell me your weight then, no I would not be able to picture you at all. But if you tell me your height and your weight I reckon I'd have a better idea of where you're at -- I could certainly work out your BMI, and I'd have just as much an idea about you as someone who was 5'4" or whatever. Personally, I don't need to be the same height as someone to empathize about their weight problems...but maybe that's just me.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006, 12:22 AM

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I think the point here is that these people want to get to know people in their height range. Every height has its own troubles and I'm sure smaller people don't know what it's like to be tall and vice versa. And thats good for you don't "need" to have people your same height but these people want too. More power to ya!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006, 1:26 AM

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"It's the same as if someone 5'2" said they were happy at 90 pounds."

Woooah! Someone who is 5'2" and 90lbs has a bmi of 16.5, which is quite underweight (18.5 bmi is the lower limit for normal = 101lbs for this height). If you think that's the same as you being at 145lbs then for the same bmi you must be 6'7"? Wow. And then, no, I wouldn't understand you being happy at that weight, because it's so underweight.

Maybe it's the tall people who have no clue about the short...your suggests that tall people are over-estimating how big their shorter teammates are.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006, 10:20 AM

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lol oh my... okay this thread was just to find people of a similar characteristic... just like people wanting to find people who run, and people who are at a certain weight. Its the same thing! Create at 5'8 and under group if you want by all means! But unless you are tall, you're not going to get what its like to be tall, and we make no claim in knowing how people shorter then us feel, or look!

In regards to what one of my peers said about the 5'2 business, I'm pretty sure they were just making up random numbers as the point of this thread was just an informative one that this group existed.

Further more, no one is asking you to understand anything. "I don't need to be the same height as someone to empathize about their weight problems...but maybe that's just me." and "then, no, I wouldn't understand you being happy at that weight, because it's so underweight. " No one is asking you to understand, you are free to have your opinion, but its a bit out of place on this thread.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006, 10:28 AM

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Sounds good to me! I'm 5'11 and my first goal is 60 lbs. Great idea!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006, 5:32 PM

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I can't believe that someone actually got bent out of shape by this idea for a group! I love it and I'm totally joining. 5'9".

Tuesday, May 16, 2006, 6:03 PM

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Tall and looking to lose weight on a team?

i am 5'10 and would be very interested

Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 8:29 AM

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Look for us *5'8"+ Getting Beach Ready Bodies* under teams! We'd love to have you!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 8:41 AM

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Why I like being around other tall people

At 5'11" for a woman, I feel conspicuous most of the time as it is. I don't want to feel that way with the people I'm looking to for support.

When you're talking to someone shorter and they are giving their high weight that caused them to absolutely freak out and reconsider their life (say...180lbs) as your goal weight, that feels a bit off balance, even though it is a perfectly healthy goal for me. There can be a certain amount of shame, though logically you know that 180 looks a LOT different on you than it does on someone 5'4".

That's the main reason I was interested in this team. People who are taller also tend to drop weight more quickly and vary more day to day. I can do 5 pounds of water weight in a day. There are some differences and it makes sense to have a team for those of us on a different scale.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 1:49 PM

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first off im 6 foot and need to lose alot of weight....... can i join how do i find it??

secondly i read others comments and the one about the heigh diffrence is a good point for us taller people! im 6 foot and over weight! like 300 pounds my firneds who dont know my weight say i need to lose only 50 pouns or less! little do they know im way over weight im tall with longer legs and tummy and can hide and carry weight better than someone whos 5'3 it has more room to spread long ways then out... so i think it would be nice to have a group that understands! personlly im kinda upset at hearing on your not big your tall! no im tall and big! just thought id give my 2 cents!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 8:32 PM

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YEAH! You can totally join! loook in teams and find 5'8"+'s for beach ready bodies :-)

Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 8:51 PM

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Tall and wanting to lose 5-7lbs in lower body

Im 5'11 and weigh about 145. I run 3 times a week with strength training as well. I would like to lose like 5-7 lbs. Usually when I exercise I lose weight in my chest arms(places that I do not need to lose weight) but Im having a hard time losing weight in my butt and obliques(love handle) area. It just will not slim down. The rest of my body is toned except for that area. Any tips or ideas.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 10:58 AM

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Well I'm 5'8 and I've lost nearly 40lbs but I only have 7-8lbs left to go... would you want those who have lost weight too or just those still looking to lose?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 11:01 AM

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5'8 lost 144 lbs gained back almost 15 !

I am looking to lose the 15 ive gained back. I hear once you lose weight it takes a lifetime to keep it off! I just want to be around 165 again with shoes an clothes on. Yes ive lost a lot of weight however I never intended to see the scale go back up! I work out at least 4 times a week... Now i will up that to 5 times and cut back 100 calories.. This sucks! Anyhow I was in people magazine half their size issue back in 2006.. My name is Tiana. Not sure if any of you saw me

Sunday, January 06, 2008, 8:52 PM

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