60lb Weight Loss for 5’1 Petite
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60lb Weight Loss for 5’1 Petite

In today’s inspirational weight loss story about how a 5’1 petite lady had a whopping 60lb weight loss (that’s around 27kg) in two years.

Weight loss, no matter how you do it, requires discipline, determination and an ability to see that the short-term pain will bring long-term results.

There are lots of places on the internet where you can see before and after photos of weight loss. They can be great to look at and to help visualise what you might look like when you lose your weight. What I’ve always found frustrating is that there is usually no information on HOW they did it and what struggles they overcame to achieve their weight loss goals. I’m bringing you these stories in my series called Real Life Weight Loss Stories. It’s about real people and their stories and I’m hoping that one of these stories will help you lose your weight too (and maybe discover your own hourglass figure).

The stats

Age: Unknown
Height: 5’1″ / 155cm
Starting weight: 175lb / 80kg
Current weight: 115lb / 52kg
Goal weight: At goal
Weight loss: 60lb / 27kg
Time taken: 2 years
Method: CICO

Her story

Thank you for the kind words everyone! I have been intermittent fasting and counting macros for my diet (lots of protein, a moderate amount of carbs, and some healthy fats).

I do strength training 3-4x a week, HIIT 1-2x, and usually a dance class or two through the week.

Personally, the last 10lbs was the hardest to lose, but once I went back to work in-person, I was walking a lot more and just had a lot more movement in my day. I also gradually increased my calorie intake over time (especially as my workouts became more involved). As those changes happened, the last 10 finally came off haha. I would say that initially I was eating around 1250-1300 a day, and now I’m between 1450-1600 depending on the day (sometimes even more).

I just think everyone should find what works best for them. For example, I refuse to do mountain climbers. They are the worst. And I try to keep dance in my weekly routine because it brings me joy! I sleep 8-10 hours a night. I just treat myself kindly and try to remember that I want food that doubles as fuel, and a body that can support me for the rest of my life. I hope this helps, maybe? Haha ☺️

Did you use a calorie counter to count macros?

I’ve used MyFitnessPal and Lifesum.

Do you track footsteps ? If so how much do you walk a day? Are you maintaining on 1600 or losing still? Thanks ! You’re goals

I get between 7,000 and 10,000 steps in a day. I’ve been maintaining. At some point I lost another 10ish pounds, but I intentionally gained it back haha (I lost that weight when I was hiking over the summer for about a week, and the hikes were long enough that I wasn’t eating lunch consistently or I was skipping it altogether). I typically fluctuate between 110-115lbs.

Wowww you look great!! I’m dying to hear what your daily diet looks like?

Um–well, I aim for at least 100g of protein a day, but I don’t cut anything out of my diet. I still eat carbs (protein cereal, veggies, fruits, rice, quinoa, English muffins etc). I eat healthy fats like nuts, nut butters, avocados, chia seeds, EVOO). I guess…I became way more aware of my sugar and salt intake. I drink substantially more water. And I realized that for short girls, somewhere between 1400-1600 calories/day would be my sweet spot. I also do intermittent fasting, but nothing crazy. I do 14/10, and sometimes naturally 16/8 if I’m not super hungry at the end of my fasting window.

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