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post #21 of 37 Old 09-17-2012, 10:17 AM
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Stop watching the scale. At 135 lbs I was a size 2-4, now at 150 I'm a 0-2. Go by measurements and your clothes.

Surgery is the only way to lose fat in one specific body part. You have to lose weight all over. In my experience, the order in which you gain weight is the REVERSE in which you lose it. So if you put on weight in order of tummy, boobs, butt, when you lose it it will go butt, boobs, tummy. Go for all over exercise, do lots of cardio. A strong heart is the basis for all of it. A strong heart gives helps you do more cardio and strength training which helps you build more muscle which helps you burn more calories.
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post #22 of 37 Old 09-17-2012, 10:31 AM
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I know how you feel. A couple years ago I tried one of those shake diets. I'd have one or two shakes a day, knocked bread out of my diet completely (I'm a chronic bread eater), did what I could to eat less junk food (which I didn't eat much of anyway) and walked/jogged for 20 or so minutes most days. 3 months later, I hadn't lost anything but my breath xD The strange thing all around though was that some do-hickey calculated my body fat and there was only around 40% of it (about 44 kilos (97 lbs) at the time), so I had thought it'd be easy to drop the weight.

It really ruined me when even the fat percentage had hardly change. I gave up completely and, 2-3 years on, I've put on another 10 kilos and feel like there's no way to lose it.

Maybe we should start a Horse Forum diet club :P
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post #23 of 37 Old 09-17-2012, 10:36 AM
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Do not trust the BMI calculators either. Once you are muscular in nature the calculators and handheld gadgets will lie to you. They can't tell muscle from fat. You have to use the waist to weight ratio.

For example, when I run a BMI calculator on myself, I fall into the obese category. I know logically I am nowhere close to obese but it still stings the feelings a bit :)
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I despise the BMI. It tells my friend who honestly has a nice figure that she is overweight. The world has a warped view on body size.

I don't think I've ever heard of the waist to weight ratio... looking it up now.
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Weight Measurements May Be More Accurate Using Waist Circumference Than BMI, Study Says

I think it's actually called waist to height. On mobile so I'm limited ATM in what I can link but this article talks about it.
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I'm just comparing the two methods... According to the BMI calculator, my target weight is still overweight.

I'm playing around with this waist to height ratio calculator, and in order to be 'OK' I have to either lose 13 inches, or become 1'7" taller... I wonder which will be easier :P
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LOL

It's all an elaborate guessing system really. There's so many nuances in height and build that no calculator where you just punch in numbers will work for everyone.

There isn't really a number that is spot on. Too skinny is easy to spot but too heavy is harder when you're close. I've been everything from 105 to 210 and I'm 5'4".
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Stop watching the scale. At 135 lbs I was a size 2-4, now at 150 I'm a 0-2. Go by measurements and your clothes.

Surgery is the only way to lose fat in one specific body part. You have to lose weight all over. In my experience, the order in which you gain weight is the REVERSE in which you lose it. So if you put on weight in order of tummy, boobs, butt, when you lose it it will go butt, boobs, tummy. Go for all over exercise, do lots of cardio. A strong heart is the basis for all of it. A strong heart gives helps you do more cardio and strength training which helps you build more muscle which helps you burn more calories.
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How do you get to be a size 0 - 2 weighing 150lb
Are you really tall?
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Nope. I'm 5'4". I've got a small frame/bone structure - I wear a size 5 ring and my wrist is only 6 inches around. A regular woman's size bracelet is an anklet to me. Just trying to give a frame of reference. However, I'm really muscular. I am getting the top part of a 6 pack coming in but I have extra skin from my heavy days and that's where I carry some body fat so it doesn't ever get rock hard. I've got biceps big enough that my husband calls them guns :) but because of my bone structure, my waist is really small and the muscle doesn't bulge out a lot in some places. I can easily wear many children's sized belts. I can even get into a lot of "youth" sized clothing but the length is often too short. Sometimes I luck out and find cute boys cargo pants that I roll up and wear as capris.

None of that was meant to come off as a brag. I just retread it all and feel self conscious :).
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Nope. I'm 5'4". I've got a small frame/bone structure - I wear a size 5 ring and my wrist is only 6 inches around. A regular woman's size bracelet is an anklet to me. Just trying to give a frame of reference. However, I'm really muscular. I am getting the top part of a 6 pack coming in but I have extra skin from my heavy days and that's where I carry some body fat so it doesn't ever get rock hard. I've got biceps big enough that my husband calls them guns :) but because of my bone structure, my waist is really small and the muscle doesn't bulge out a lot in some places. I can easily wear many children's sized belts. I can even get into a lot of "youth" sized clothing but the length is often too short. Sometimes I luck out and find cute boys cargo pants that I roll up and wear as capris.

None of that was meant to come off as a brag. I just retread it all and feel self conscious :).
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that's amazing - I just measured my wrist (not easy) and its just under 6 inches like yours and I weigh less than you - also keep pretty fit with 5 horses that I do myself that are stabled at night and get ridden & groomed daily, plus my gardening and poo picking yet could no way get into that size clothes!!! When I was younger and working full time with horses - cycling into work most days and doing athletic circuit training my weight was about 110lb and even then I was a size 6 (I think that's what it is in US sizing)
You are really lucky!!!
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