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post #1 of 14 Old 09-02-2012, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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"Youre getting chubby because"..

Ok, lemme start by saying -- Im not usually this immature about things!!

But I have gained 10 pounds, and I was underweight before I got these 10 pounds. My friend just told me she needs to have a talk.. She said she's worried Im getting fat, and she thinks its from riding.

All I do is sit up there for HOURS, making my poor horse run through trails! (Walk and trot = Running very fast) So I explained how hard it is, how much muscle, discipline, etc it takes.. And she replies with "Oh yeah right.."

She's coming over tonight for a party, should I ask her to ride with me? LOL.

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-02-2012, 01:37 PM
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Let her go on a trail ride with you sometime. Just make sure to call her a couple of days later to see how sore she is.
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I went from 105 to 125 and everyone told me the same thing. Asode from my sister who said I finally looked alive. Everyone else I told to go.... Insert HorseForum censorship.

But I haven't rode for three months, and last two days I went twice in a row. My legs and arse are killing me!! Take her for a three hour ride. Tomorrow she won't think it's easy!

And then tell her if she was you're friend, she wouldn't be worried about how much you weigh. YOU haven't changed.
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post #4 of 14 Old 09-02-2012, 01:38 PM
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By all means take her on a good 4 hr trail ride and pick on her equitation every step of the way to make sure she's using all the right muscles.......and then sit bedside in a day or so and giggle about how out of shape she is.......

You gained 10 lbs because muscle weighs more than fat.....people who ride horses for a living are rarely chubby, let alone fat, so there's gotta be a reason, right?
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post #5 of 14 Old 09-02-2012, 01:51 PM
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wow what an awful thing to say!! Riding is a lot of work! I feel like i gain muscle everytime I ride!
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post #6 of 14 Old 09-02-2012, 03:42 PM
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If you were previously underweight and you gained 10lbs, odds are, you are exactly where you need to be.

Before I had my daughter, I was 5'2'' and 130lbs of muscle. A friend of mine was flipping out because she was 5'10'' and 130lbs, and she viewed that as fat. She was super tall and very skinny, and I was short and proportioned.

I was in a size 7-9 jeans before I had my daughter. 3 years after I had my daughter, I'm in a size 4-5 jean. I just don't have the muscle I used to. I got that muscle riding everyday, training foxhunters and polo ponies. Now I just ride one horse, maybe twice a week if I'm extremely lucky.

Its good that you gained weight. Though, your friend might not understand the muscling it takes if you take her riding. She will be restricted to just the walk since she doesn't know much, and making her do anything more to prove a point would be kind of dangerous.

Can you take her on a trail ride? That will make her use those muscles while walking the whole time, and she'll be super sore afterwords.
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Once a woman told me I looked skinny. I responded by telling her I weigh 138# (and am a size 5). She widened her eyes and said, "Goodness, you're kind of husky!" lol

I don't really give a flip what others think about my weight or shape. I've ranged from a 0 to a 12, and it's fine.
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I think it's a little strange that your "friend" is more concerned about you "getting fat" (that is, being at a healthy weight) than about you being undeweight and unhealthy.

I say take her for a ride if you have a horse suitable for her, and make sure she uses proper equitation so that she is nice and sore the next day. She's obviously ignorant in more than one area, but at least you can help her out in that one
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Am I the only one who thinks this friend is toxic? I'm very glad that the op recognizes that she's a healthy size and weight. My advice is to not talk to the "friend" anymore.
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post #10 of 14 Old 09-02-2012, 06:53 PM
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I only think that this friend is toxic, if what she says is taken to heart by the OP. Which it doesn't seem to be. The OP knows that she is now at a healthy weight. I think she just needed to rant a little about a statement that was made in ignorance.
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