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        07-21-2013, 01:43 AM
      #221
    Yearling
    Oh I don't know how I missed this thread!!!

    My name is Samantha I am 25yo 5'1" and currently weight 194lbs, however, I am currently 33 weeks pregnant. (and ready to be done with it) I have a 27 month old little girl and a 13 month old little girl. I "was" around 160lbs prior to all the youngins and with my first I got up to 226lbs and felt MISERABLE. ( I was SOOO mad at myself). I never lost weight after my first but with my second I weight 226lbs prior to getting pregnant and then 188lbs after I had her. But, I gained weight, again...this time I was 201lbs prior to getting pregnant and now at 33 weeks pregnant I weigh 194lbs. This is my last kidlet.

    My long term goal is 130lbs. I have a mare sitting in my pasture I bought two years ago that I am dieing to ride however I feel like I weigh too much for her so I am not so patiently waiting the arrival of our little boy so that I can get my rear back in shape and get on this mare!!!!

    I drink approx. 8 bottles of water a day and eat lots of fruit. I also currently have an extremely strict diet as I am battling with a bad gallbladder and I can't eat a lot of veggies, meats, or anything containing higher amounts of fat. Everything causes me to have a gallbladder attack pretty much.

    I just wanted to join the thread and tell everybody good luck. Its hard to loose a major amount of weight or even just five pounds but it is possible!!! Anything is possible!!!
         
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        07-21-2013, 09:56 PM
      #222
    Yearling
    So glad I found this thread. I have been battling my weight for years. I have a chronic illness and take prednisone daily and have for 7 years, needless to say it makes it difficult to lose weight and really easy to gain. I'm 5'7 and weigh 235 pounds! This is the most I have ever weighed. My husband and I have decided we are going to lose it, I want to get down to 160, and he would be happy at 175.
    I go to the Dr tomorrow, so after that the diet begins!
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        07-22-2013, 04:23 PM
      #223
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by MsLady    
    So glad I found this thread. I have been battling my weight for years. I have a chronic illness and take prednisone daily and have for 7 years, needless to say it makes it difficult to lose weight and really easy to gain. I'm 5'7 and weigh 235 pounds! This is the most I have ever weighed. My husband and I have decided we are going to lose it, I want to get down to 160, and he would be happy at 175.
    I go to the Dr tomorrow, so after that the diet begins!
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    My mother has crohns disease and she is also on prednisone daily to manage her flare ups and she actually started loosing weight just by doing two zumba workouts a week. She had tried several different diets and exercise routines and nothing worked but she says that the zumba has really helped.

    I wish I could say my husband could loose weight along with me but he is 5'10" and only 145lbs.....scrawny rat.....
         
        07-23-2013, 01:27 AM
      #224
    Yearling
    My aunt is taking a Zumba class, I may have to talk to her, thanks!
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        07-23-2013, 08:09 AM
      #225
    Trained
    Yay for Zumba fans! Anyone should feel free to PM me with Zumba questions. I have my instructors license but I am not currently teaching until I get my asthma back under control. Had to quit for other reasons (had a damaged knee and was finishing school).

    Does anyone else lose weight in a zigzag pattern? I usually have a big spike drop one random day, gain 1/2 to 3/4 back the next day then eventually another big drop and so on.
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        07-23-2013, 10:32 AM
      #226
    Green Broke
    Mine looks like that. It goes up and down and up and down, but the general trend is downward. Idk if you record daily but recording once a week will probably eliminate that.

    Another one if my trends is that I maintain for a few weeks then I get burst of extra healthy eat. I used to get frustrated over it... but hey, I'm not gaining and I'm retaining my good eating habits inbetween. Yogurt in the morning, low cal soup/sandwich or salad for lunch, and usually wherever I want (in moderation, of course).

    I've actually been quite please with my results from dieting only, no working out. I guess its frustrating knowing that I could be losing more weight. Then again, my lifestyle isn't conducive to scheduled work out between school, 2 jobs and side jobs so I'm glad I'm getting results with the way I'm doing things without making extra time for the gym. I've lost weight before with LOTS of exercise only to put it back on when I stopped being able to go.
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        07-23-2013, 10:36 AM
      #227
    Trained
    Thanks :)

    SparkPeople has an excellent collection of 10 and 20 minute workout videos if you want to try to fit some in. Free to join! Good luck and keep it up!
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        07-24-2013, 08:29 PM
      #228
    Green Broke
    Sooooo... It's almost been 6 months since this shindig started. Who's stuck with it? Are you looking better? Feeling better? Are the inches coming off? Scale number going down?

    I'm down to 223.5, 3.5 pounds until I reach my 20lb goal (I started at 240)! I've notice my back skin rolls aren't touching, I've been able to tighten my belt a notch (back to where it used to be!), my size large shirts aren't so snug, my size 36 shorts fit again (so happy for that since the 38s are way to big) and best of all people are finally starting to notice!
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        07-25-2013, 02:09 AM
      #229
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SlideStop    
    Sooooo... It's almost been 6 months since this shindig started. Who's stuck with it? Are you looking better? Feeling better? Are the inches coming off? Scale number going down?

    I'm down to 223.5, 3.5 pounds until I reach my 20lb goal (I started at 240)! I've notice my back skin rolls aren't touching, I've been able to tighten my belt a notch (back to where it used to be!), my size large shirts aren't so snug, my size 36 shorts fit again (so happy for that since the 38s are way to big) and best of all people are finally starting to notice!
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    Go you! I've lost 2kgs...sooo 4lbs I think? I'm sick as a dog atm so walking can go hang for now
         
        07-25-2013, 03:28 AM
      #230
    Foal
    I'm really glad I found this thread! I'm so embarrassed by how much I weigh right now. This is going to help motivate me!

    I knew I was a little more than I have been and thought I was doing okay fighting back but then I had the last week and a half off of work and I went off the diet train and I gained weight again. I had my bf come out to the stable to watch me ride for the first time on Monday and the pictures were not flattering to me. I had no idea I was really that .. fat in places. Ugh. I want to look how I think I look in my head!

    My only complaint is I don't live in the safest area and would need a walking buddy and I've yet to find one. I'm going to look into the ymca to see how much it would cost just to use their track. I did buy an excercise ball and a dumbell last week and I ride once or twice a week for an hour or so. I want to lose at least 15 lbs. I don't have a scale though so I may have to invest in one of those at some point... lol xD
         

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