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    07-07-2009, 09:58 PM
Dartanion's Equine Weight Loss Journal

I am going to dis-countinue my pervious journal because I believe this one will be more important. I have been trying various weight loss plans and ideas but I have been VERY bad and usually give up after a week or two. BUT, I am hoping that keeping a journal of what I eat and with some support of the fab members on here I will lose weight. Because I have to face the facts. Yes, judges around here are using me and yeah I've won a lot of heigh points BUT.. I want to go back to jumping those 3' oxers and 3'6"+jumps HOWEVER, If I were to ask (I believe any) horses to jump a 3' spead weighing 236lbs (height 5'8") he could possibly get hurt and that is A LOT of work for my poor horse. So that is why I put the journal here, I am losing weight to make life easier for my horse and so that I can go back to Jumping higher heights without the possible injry of my horse (well of course things can go wrong but I don't want my weight to be a factor). I will post progressive pictures and I plan on having a weigh in once a month along with a picture of me in my Showmanship outfit and English attire. I will also be taking various body measurements. I will be doing various cardio workouts, with some walking, swimming, etc etc while cutting out sodas and drinking more water than anything else (and I hate water >.<) I do drink poweraid which I know is no good since it's still got a whole bunch of sugar but I will cut those back as well. I am cutting out breads, cheese, soda, chocolates, eating after 7pm and workingout for about 7ish minutes before I eat AND eating 6 SMALL meals a day so hehe this is an example of my very first post!!

Food of the day:
Breakfast: Split a rice braid muffin with bf. A starbucks Mocha coffee (Yeah, great start with the coffee right?)
Snack: Kashi Fruit Mix Bar, Poweraid
Lunch: Turkey, swiss cheese, and lettuce(SP) sandwhich without the bread, and a poweraid.
Snack: Dutch Bros small coffee (I see already what I need to cut out)
Dinner: (Nothing yet but will post)
Snack: None yet and wont have one if it's after 7pm

Weight: 236lbs
Bust: 48inches
Waste: 44inches
Hips: 53inches
Thi's: 31inches
Upper Arms:15inches

GOAL:I would like to drop to at least 200lbs by the end of the year MORE if I am lucky. I also don't want my gut hanging out the bottom of my Hunt Coat anymore :( That's pretty much all right now .

Picture of me in my English attire:(Pleasue ignor the ribbons mom wanted a pic but I believe this shows my attire the best)

Me in my Showmanship Attire:


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    07-07-2009, 10:08 PM
You would be WAY WAY WAY Skinny if you dropped 200 pounds! I think maybe dropping 100 would be perfect.
    07-07-2009, 10:48 PM
Originally Posted by Trinity    
You would be WAY WAY WAY Skinny if you dropped 200 pounds! I think maybe dropping 100 would be perfect.
Did I say 200? Lol oopps I meant that I want to drop from 236 to 200 by the end of this year but more would be preferable. I figured losing 36lbs in 5ish months would be a good paced start? Maybe a little slow but I don't want to try and lose 80lbs in 5months and then be dissapointed you know??
    07-07-2009, 10:54 PM
Well, I'm glad that you are ready to change your life. Good for you. I wish you the best of luck.

But, you need to add some more veggies and protein to that food plan. Cut out the sugar and high fat content. It's ok to have some fat, but not so much. You still need carbohydrates, but stick with the good ones, whole grains.

Hungry Girl is a great website that gives you all sort of tips and tricks of the trade. Not to mention great recipies. You will love them.

Also, get a good exercise plan. I know that I really like Beachbody. They have some great workout tapes on there. I have done Power90 which is an in home boot camp. If you want results, you will get them with this video. It will kick your butt. I have also done P90X, which is PAIN. Do not start with this one. Another good one is Turbo Jam. If you like dancing and want to get up and move this one is for you. It can be a little bit fast paced, but once you get the routine down, you are good as gold. They are all great and will defintaly work your ass off.

Please don't get discouraged if at first you don't see much difference. It will come with time. Good luck and keep on keeping on.
    07-08-2009, 12:21 PM
Congrats on your goal, I know that if you stick with it you will be great! One thing that I would recommend is doing your weigh in more than once a month. If I were you I might weigh once a week or once every two weeks. Pick one day (Monday morning or whatever) and weigh at the same time every time. Your weight can fluctuate periodically through the day.

Also, my favorite exercise class right now is spinning. It is a fun class and great exercise. Our instructor told us that it burns between 900 and 1100 calories in a 1 hour time period. The class goes by fast and it is the most fun type of cardio in my opinion. Also, it is low impact which is great for knees, etc.
    07-08-2009, 06:31 PM
Originally Posted by QHChik    
Also, my favorite exercise class right now is spinning. It is a fun class and great exercise. Our instructor told us that it burns between 900 and 1100 calories in a 1 hour time period. The class goes by fast and it is the most fun type of cardio in my opinion. Also, it is low impact which is great for knees, etc.
Hey thank you!! I am going to look into spinning . I guess I am just a little worried that if I weigh myself every two weeks and I weigh the same I'll get grumpy and possibly give up >.<
    07-08-2009, 09:32 PM
Food eaten today

Breakfast: 1/2 buleberry muffin & 1/2 a Mocha coffee with the bf (I need to cut that coffee out)
Snack: Kashie snack bar
Lunch: A green salade with way too much dressing (should have been careful with the pack lol. A strawberry yogurt, and an organ Gatoraid.
Snack: BLT sandwhich and I was bad and forgot to not eat the bread and one of those Mango Teas in the HUGE can, I split that with the bf.
Dinner: None yet and MIGHT skip since I had a whole sandwhich as a snack but might have a little something to nibble.
Snack: None

No water today.... I am thinking I should find a bottle and down it >.< I am VERY excited that I have not been craving a soda! Hehe and I was VERY bad and had two yesterday but so far none today and I am working VERY hard not to have one.
    07-09-2009, 01:17 PM
Well one thing to remember about weight is that it naturally fluctuates so don't get frustrated it if stays the same (or even increases)... I know that mine does like crazy. My weight can go up and down by two or three pounds a day. I am kind of spastic and weigh myself everyday. That is what I do while I wait for my shower to warm up in the morning. I wouldn't encourage that, because really I don't think its a good habit to start.

I would say that if you start doing the things that you have listed you will see results, especially at first.
    07-09-2009, 01:19 PM
Also... about water... I have a refillable bottle that contains almost 30 ounces. I keep it at work and just refill it out of our water cooler. I try to drink it twice a day and only drink a coke at lunch. I know that having my bottle keeps me from being hungry during the day and I also have the accountability of know how much water I have drank during the day.

Anyway, good luck... The things that I have mentioned definitely work for me.
    07-13-2009, 06:43 PM
What I've eaten today and yesterday.

Yesterday (during the show)
Breakfast: 5 bites of blueberry muffin
Snack: Protien bar thingy.. 2 poweraids
Lunch: Nah Da
Snack: More poweraid and Sobe Lifewater.
Dinner: a coke (yeah I know >.<) With a veggie burger without the bun and I gave away my frys. Then I had a slice of moose cake >.< I was bad.
Snack: More Poweraid

Breakfast: Peanut butter power bar.
SNack: Gatoraide.
Lunch: Orange yougert and another power bar
Snack: Gatoraide.
Dinner: Nothing yet... I am trying to talk myself into having some water.
Snack: Probably nothin...

I know I need to drink more water and I am hoping that the sobe lifewater will help me kind of adjust if that makes sence. I also have my weigh in and measurements tomorrow . Also thank you QHchik!!

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