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post #1 of 20 Old 02-03-2012, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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Can you wish the fat away?

I had my daughter a year ago and I'm having a really hard time losing the baby fat - I have 30 extra pounds that I'm still harboring. It was a very difficult year (due to other things) and I was taking care of her full time and didn't have any time to hit to gym to try and lose it!

I heard there's a window of time that it's the easiest to lose that extra weight, but I have faaaaaaaaaar surpassed it!

I have a hard time getting motivated to go to the gym and eat better because don't see results right away so I get discouraged.

I have a 16.2 TB and I get REALLY self conscious when I ride because I feel like I'm too "heavy" for him. Or when he is lazy and not moving well I think it's because of me. I don't know if I'm over reacting and being crazy or if this really has an affect on him.

And it's funny, despite the fact I have to have a certain waist measurement for work (I am exceeding it at the moment, however ) my biggest motivation to lose it is for riding!

I'm not really asking anything in particular here, but does any one else feel this way? Similar experience? Am I really too fat for my horse? I am almost 5'9" and weigh about 179...

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post #2 of 20 Old 02-03-2012, 01:20 AM
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no you are not too heavy for your horse
My daughter is 5 9 also and weighs around 175 lbs
But she carry s her weight well

All I can say is eat 3 meals a day and watch your calorie intake
And exercise go for walks with your baby

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NO! You are not too heavy. YOu are not even as heavy as a normal sized American man, and he would not think twice about being too heavy for a 16 2 hand horse.

The window for losing the fat has not closed. But it will probably never be quite as easy as it was prebabies. Price ya pay. I am pretty overweight now, but when I had my kids, it did take some time before I made up my mind to lose the baby weight, but it happened. Then I had antother son and had a bit harder time the second one. Now, well, it's not baby fat, just plain old fat.

Hang in there.
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no you are not too heavy for your horse
My daughter is 5 9 also and weighs around 175 lbs
But she carry s her weight well

All I can say is eat 3 meals a day and watch your calorie intake
And exercise go for walks with your baby
We definitely took walks once the weather was nice and throughout the warm weather. I've been trying to be better and not snack - that's my major downfall!!

I don't keep any snack foods - so torturous!

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NO! You are not too heavy. YOu are not even as heavy as a normal sized American man, and he would not think twice about being too heavy for a 16 2 hand horse.

The window for losing the fat has not closed. But it will probably never be quite as easy as it was prebabies. Price ya pay. I am pretty overweight now, but when I had my kids, it did take some time before I made up my mind to lose the baby weight, but it happened. Then I had antother son and had a bit harder time the second one. Now, well, it's not baby fat, just plain old fat.

Hang in there.
Thanks for the support :) I have always battled my belly weight, but now it's just everywhere! Since being away from home I've lost 6 lbs, so I'm off to a good start!

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We definitely took walks once the weather was nice and throughout the warm weather. I've been trying to be better and not snack - that's my major downfall!!

I don't keep any snack foods - so torturous!
you can eat popcorn and fruits as snacks

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post #7 of 20 Old 02-03-2012, 12:28 PM
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So know the feeling - I had a dream the other night that I was slim again - then I woke up! Lets now call it a nightmare because it upset me!

I've been trying the high protein, low carb diet with great results - 14lbs lost since just before Xmas.

I have a protein shake for breakfast and lunch and have a proper meal in the evening, a good portion of lean meat and green leaf salad. I've found that I don't feel hungry between meals.

This site will help with chosing the right fruit and vege to help - Low Carb Fruits - Low Carb Fruit and Carb Chart Counter

Don't expect the weight to fall away - be patient and don't get disheartened if you have a bad day. The best thing I did was to get rid of any tempting foods - even if it meant throwing it out. I dumped a loaf of bread in the washing up water as it was calling me to toast it!

Stick a picture of yourself pre baby weight on the fridge or cupboards to give you added incentive.

I'm aiming to lose around 140lbs, I have a long way to go but I'm determined to enjoy my life again without painful knees and a sore back.
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So know the feeling - I had a dream the other night that I was slim again - then I woke up! Lets now call it a nightmare because it upset me!

I've been trying the high protein, low carb diet with great results - 14lbs lost since just before Xmas.

I have a protein shake for breakfast and lunch and have a proper meal in the evening, a good portion of lean meat and green leaf salad. I've found that I don't feel hungry between meals.

This site will help with chosing the right fruit and vege to help - Low Carb Fruits - Low Carb Fruit and Carb Chart Counter

Don't expect the weight to fall away - be patient and don't get disheartened if you have a bad day. The best thing I did was to get rid of any tempting foods - even if it meant throwing it out. I dumped a loaf of bread in the washing up water as it was calling me to toast it!

Stick a picture of yourself pre baby weight on the fridge or cupboards to give you added incentive.

I'm aiming to lose around 140lbs, I have a long way to go but I'm determined to enjoy my life again without painful knees and a sore back.
Thanks for the support!! I have been eliminating snack foods but my schedule is so horrendously ricidulous that vary rarely do I eat 3 meals a day. (Although I did have a bag of cheetos last nigh) DOH!

Thanks for posting that chart - I will check it out today!

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Carbs, carbs, carbs! Watch out for them. Its ideal to consume 40-50 Carbs per meal and 10-15 per snack.

Allow yourself three HEALTHY snacks a day along with your meals within your carb limit. That alone will help tremendously!

Watch out for pastas, breads, breading, pop, sweets or anything unhealty.
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Watch out for pastas, breads, breading, pop, sweets or anything unhealty.
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Gah!!! Those are my favorite! Lol

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