Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Western NSW, Australia
This is a great idea :)
My name is Tracy, I'm 21, 5'6/169cm and hovering between 121 and 118kg (267 and 260lbs). Obviously, this makes me morbidly obese. I've always had a problem with weight but, although it must sound like I'm crying wolf, I do have a larger figure. I actually have the perfect bone structure for a footballer - I'm all shoulders and quite a bit wider than the average person.
A few weeks ago, I got the best possible inspiration - I was offered a free lease of a horse I used to ride, and loved. I've had horrible experiences with diets in the past, so I decided not to do one. Instead, I began riding the exercise bike that I had borrowed from a family friend late last year morning and night, just doing a mile each time. It took a while, but I also began to change the way I ate - I'm trying hard to cut out my main offender, bread, and am incorporating more fruits and vegetables.
When I began, I was a solid 121kg. Now, I hover between that and 118kg, depending on when I weigh myself. I have noticed some slight changes in my clothing, and a significant difference in muscle already. I'm working hard on my legs - My lease horse is a sturdy 16+HH and I have no hope of getting on from the ground (not that I would with my weight), but as it is I'm going to need a veeeery big mounting block, and would like to have the strength to mount from something smaller.
My goal is 80kg/176 lbs. I know my body and, although according to BMI I would still be overweight, I would be comfortable at that weight, and I know that it would be suitable for my body. Getting down to what they classify as healthy would be ridiculous for me.
And there's my story.