Originally Posted by Country Woman
and hubby is afraid if I fall Iwill have a nasty fall
All falls unless it is a planned dismount can hurt.
CW I'm beginning to get pain in my hips and if the horse shies to the left as Stella can do on ocassion and the weight goes on my right hip it enough to bring a tear to the eye. I found by raising the stirrip half an inch it put a little more bend in my leg making the knee act as a shock obsorber instead of the hip. Not problem solved but improved. I also found as I rode more I could read the horse better and feel her begin to move and adjust my ballance accordingly and stay on. I am also losing some weight but that is to improve my heart and the load my hips have to take.
Do you think if weight is a problem then less will transmit to improved knees being they will have less pressure on them and that will put you in the saddle. I do three evening meals a week in a row of soup Saturday Sunday and monday. Very thin soup.
Roslyn screws her nose up at it but that O/K as I am the cook and if she wants somthing else cook it and do some for me while she is at it. Works every time she eats the soup.
So here is what I put in. Cabbage 2/3 of a half thin sliced, carrots 4 thin sliced, choped onions 1 or 2 choped celery 2 cup. Button mushrooms, heaps, beaf stock, Cheep beef fat removed and cubed fry in oil until brown. The special ingredient. Tomato past one pot or for that real zing the tomato and spice pizza base past we get it in a 140 gram pot its called Leggo's pizza sauce and don't forget 4 big cloves of garlic. Top up with water.
This makes a crock pot full so its 3 days worth and a flask for work. Set it to simmer slowly.
At this point it still needs some grunt so I add a packet 47g of powered beef stroganoff flavouring. Or some thing similur. Cracked pepper for heat and salt to tast That goes in after some cooking has taken place as the stock is high in salt. If it is a little insipid looking I use a little vegimite, marmite, tea spoon, to darken the liquid.
I don't mash it all up but serve it in a big noodle bowl, ladle in the chunky veg meat mix and a cup or so of the juice. Crunchie bread and butter, a bib to catch the drips well we are over 50 and things like that happen.
To night I will mash up roslyns portion but to me that resembles baby food and I am long gone from them.
So that's my contribution to your problem of the knees being a little sensitive and weight loss. My weight loss is slow but that's because tuesday wednesday thursday and friday I treat myself to roast lamb, pork, beef steak, and roast chicken, along with roast potato, green veg and gravy, and a rice or a steamed pudding. Not to mention the sugar coated donuts in the mornings when at work.
Roslyn has this song I at times hear her sing. It goes 220pound is a lot to carry round, one could even say he was fat. Rolly polly, rolly polly.
She frequently tells me I am fat and out of shape. Well I have news for her. Round is a shape