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Are you short and looking for motivation to lose weight?

Come join this group and lets provide one another with motivation to get through the challenges of being short and overweight.


Wed. Apr 25, 3:30pm

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how short are we talking? under 5'5??

Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 4:47 PM

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The team description says under 5'1"

Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 6:28 PM

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maybe someone should start a group for 5'5" - 5'1"

Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 11:15 PM

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Lol, the average height for a woman is 5'4"! Calling 5'5" "short" is funny to me! Of course, I'm 5'1", so, 5'5" towers over me!!

Thursday, April 26, 2007, 12:28 PM

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I think 5'5" is average!

Thursday, April 26, 2007, 12:50 PM

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Either way; so, 5'5" is either average, or an inch above average.

Thursday, April 26, 2007, 2:42 PM

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In the US, the average adult of any race, ages 22-74, for females, is 5' 4", for males is 5' 9.4"; the average caucasian woman is 5' 4.6", man is 5' 10.1"

It differs by country. There is a chart here:


Thursday, April 26, 2007, 2:48 PM

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When I created the team, I put 5'1"; however, if you're under 5'4" and want to join, that's fine w/ me. I think short people have a different set of challenges - like having to do more work to walk a mile, etc. It would be nice if we could get together online and offer support to get through those challenges.

Thursday, April 26, 2007, 3:58 PM

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what special challenges do short women face?

Thursday, April 26, 2007, 5:56 PM

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20 lbs on a 5'7'' frame is relatively unnoticeable. 20 lbs on a 5'1" frame is very noticeable... and of course things on a high shelf are difficult to reach... going 4 mph on a treadmill either has to be with a very stretched stride or 'regular' steps in fast motion: both exhausting... can't see the parade etc if ANYBODY is in front of you...I could go on and on but surely you get the picture. the only disadvantage I see with being tall is sometimes bumping ones head...

Friday, April 27, 2007, 8:30 AM

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