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        04-15-2012, 01:33 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
    Could be your problem, if you don't provide your body with enough fuel, and the right sort of fuel it will go into shut down mode, feed it to much and it will store it as excess.
    Well I should clairafy on that, my nothing is one plate insted of the 3 or 4 I used to put down in one sitting. Lol
         
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        04-16-2012, 03:16 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by myhorsesonador    
    I'm on weight watchers with my mom. I hardly eat any thing at all. I useal don't even eat all my alowed points for the day. :/

    I also do lots of yard work, run with my dogs, swim, and work out. I've been doing that for over 2 month now, with no change. >.<
    You know what, I did that awhile back at its like my body went...pfft...this is silly. One big mistake you are making is not eating, your body will hold onto your calories. Try drinking lots of green tea and eating foods that are filling but healty, lots of veggies, fiber and fruits.

    I have a really great non-diet diet.....you eat whatever you want and count calories (I know everyone has heard of this) but the twist is you have to vary your calorie intake per day and you have to be very precise:

    Mon. 1350cal, Tues. 1000cal, Wed. 1400, Thurs. 1150, Fri. 1900, Sat. 1100, Sun. 1450.

    If you manage your daily calories right you can pretty much have a single serving size of meat, unlimited veggies and some kind of starch at every meal so you don't feel HUNGRY all the time. For some reason switching it up tricks your body into not conserving fat and revs up your metabolism. Also, if you have a day when you want to go out to dinner you can switch up one of the days, for example switch friday with saturday or shift the whole week, in general this is the pattern that seems to work the best.

    I lost about 20 pounds that stayed off...and if you get a little tired of doing the actual calorie counts take a day or two off and you will notice you are more aware of portion sizes, this trains you to eat more thoughtfully.

    And somehow this has become a weight loss thread lol. I was thinking of trying to start a friendly weight loss competition amongst riders....this has got me kind of thinking about it again :)
         
        04-16-2012, 03:31 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mnl764    
    You know what, I did that awhile back at its like my body went...pfft...this is silly. One big mistake you are making is not eating, your body will hold onto your calories. Try drinking lots of green tea and eating foods that are filling but healty, lots of veggies, fiber and fruits.

    I have a really great non-diet diet.....you eat whatever you want and count calories (I know everyone has heard of this) but the twist is you have to vary your calorie intake per day and you have to be very precise:

    Mon. 1350cal, Tues. 1000cal, Wed. 1400, Thurs. 1150, Fri. 1900, Sat. 1100, Sun. 1450.

    If you manage your daily calories right you can pretty much have a single serving size of meat, unlimited veggies and some kind of starch at every meal so you don't feel HUNGRY all the time. For some reason switching it up tricks your body into not conserving fat and revs up your metabolism. Also, if you have a day when you want to go out to dinner you can switch up one of the days, for example switch friday with saturday or shift the whole week, in general this is the pattern that seems to work the best.

    I lost about 20 pounds that stayed off...and if you get a little tired of doing the actual calorie counts take a day or two off and you will notice you are more aware of portion sizes, this trains you to eat more thoughtfully.

    And somehow this has become a weight loss thread lol. I was thinking of trying to start a friendly weight loss competition amongst riders....this has got me kind of thinking about it again :)
    When I wrote meat I was thinking protein!
         
        04-16-2012, 04:13 PM
      #14
    dee
    Started
    I feel your pain. Last January (2011) I weighed about 305, then lost down to 275 by March, and started riding again. Had a little accident in June, had to quit riding and lost a lot of mobility for a while, and bounced back up to 300. Started dieting again...sort of at the end of this January. I'm only down to 295, which is very frustrating...but at the same time, my clothes are fitting looser...to the point where my britches would be falling down around my knees if my butt wasn't still so big.

    You are probabaly trading fat for muscle, which is what my doctor says I'm doing. I'm on a 2200 calorie/day diet. Sounds like a lot, and honestly, I can't eat that much - unless I eat the yummy high fat/high carb foods I tend to crave. I've learned that I can eat what I want, but only in moderation. I'm not counting every calorie now, but I am much more calorie aware.

    My doctor's motto: "A calorie is a calorie is a calorie. How you spend those calories is up to you." Meaning, I can eat a lot more if I limit my fats and carbs.

    I can't exercise formally - I don't have a lot of spare time in my day. So, I cheat and take the stairs instead of the elevator. It practically killed me at first, but now I can make it to the fifth floor. Mostly. I still feel like jelly, but I can get there! Guess it's a good thing I work on the second floor? Now I'm only mildly winded when I get to my desk.

    I "dance" when I'm folding the laundry and sweeping the floors. I walk out to "check the horses" several times in the evenings when I get home...if it's not too dark. I speed walk at the grocery store, and keep my feet moving even when I'm reading the labels on the cans.

    We can do this, you know!
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        04-18-2012, 07:10 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dee    
    I feel your pain. Last January (2011) I weighed about 305, then lost down to 275 by March, and started riding again. Had a little accident in June, had to quit riding and lost a lot of mobility for a while, and bounced back up to 300. Started dieting again...sort of at the end of this January. I'm only down to 295, which is very frustrating...but at the same time, my clothes are fitting looser...to the point where my britches would be falling down around my knees if my butt wasn't still so big.

    You are probabaly trading fat for muscle, which is what my doctor says I'm doing. I'm on a 2200 calorie/day diet. Sounds like a lot, and honestly, I can't eat that much - unless I eat the yummy high fat/high carb foods I tend to crave. I've learned that I can eat what I want, but only in moderation. I'm not counting every calorie now, but I am much more calorie aware.

    My doctor's motto: "A calorie is a calorie is a calorie. How you spend those calories is up to you." Meaning, I can eat a lot more if I limit my fats and carbs.

    I can't exercise formally - I don't have a lot of spare time in my day. So, I cheat and take the stairs instead of the elevator. It practically killed me at first, but now I can make it to the fifth floor. Mostly. I still feel like jelly, but I can get there! Guess it's a good thing I work on the second floor? Now I'm only mildly winded when I get to my desk.

    I "dance" when I'm folding the laundry and sweeping the floors. I walk out to "check the horses" several times in the evenings when I get home...if it's not too dark. I speed walk at the grocery store, and keep my feet moving even when I'm reading the labels on the cans.

    We can do this, you know!
    I don't think I'm trading. Lol my pants still hate me.
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        04-19-2012, 01:22 AM
      #16
    Weanling
    You are about my size. I have been on WW in the past, and the only way that it worked was for me to eat all of my points, and any extra points that I gained through exercise. You may need to change to eating all of your points for you to lose the 2-3 pounds a week that is possible with WW. Also, the more exercise you get, the more extra points you get to consume.

    Also for your ankles, have you tried flexing them some while you are sitting at your desk at work? Also, what the other person suggested above with the 4" block, you can do that on stairs with a hand rail. But make sure that it is after a run or work out when you are already warmed up. You may also consider adding some yoga to your routine for flexability and balance.
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        04-22-2012, 10:18 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Ok week 3 back on a horse.

    Trotting was a lot better, I was able to control my body a bit more. I was able to be a lot softer with my post.

    Ankles are doing alright.
         
        04-23-2012, 05:00 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Subbing, I am also working on losing weight.
         
        05-11-2012, 11:00 AM
      #19
    Foal
    Hang in there and don't get discouraged. Do try the low carb approach. You can use it with your WW points too by the food choices you make. I have been doing low carb since last Fall and have lost 57 pounds. I am never hungry and I feel great. Like you, my goal was to get back to riding. I start my lessons next week. You are doing great and being back in the saddle is fantastic!! Take care and know that you are not alone and have lots of support here :0)
         
        05-11-2012, 11:14 AM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Try to stay away from the microwave dinners if you can. I know its harder to count calories that way but it's better to stick with the fresh veggies and make your own meals.
    I second the yoga. I've only been doing yen yoga regularly for a couple months. It has already helped me improve my riding. Yoga not only helps your balance, its great for your back, and incredibly relaxing.
    You've inspired me to go back on my diet. Thanks:)
         

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