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        07-25-2013, 09:05 AM
      #231
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Marcie    
    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
    Do you have any cheap gyms by you? We have several that are $20 a month, planet fitness is as low as $10. You can also get at home work out videos, YouTube has quiet a few I believe!

    To be honest I really haven't gone to the gym, though I do have a pretty active life style. I've done it all through weight watchers.
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        07-25-2013, 09:47 AM
      #232
    Green Broke
    I'm trying to look for some before and afters. Sorry they aren't the best, but I think you can see a little change. You can also see my hair grow out!

    This photo was from St. Patty's day pub crawl in NYC.


    This was a few weeks ago, maybe 2 or so. I'd a little red from what I was calling the "bug juice".


    This was back in 2008. We were waiting to begin out hunter pace, which we won . I've always been heavy but I think I was around 180ish here.
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        07-25-2013, 09:50 AM
      #233
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by EquineBovine    
    Go you! I've lost 2kgs...sooo 4lbs I think? I'm sick as a dog atm so walking can go hang for now
    Pick up a 4 pound weight, the number might be small but when you feel 4 pounds its a decent weight. Keep up the good work! Small increments at a time
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        07-26-2013, 12:59 AM
      #234
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by SlideStop    
    Do you have any cheap gyms by you? We have several that are $20 a month, planet fitness is as low as $10. You can also get at home work out videos, YouTube has quiet a few I believe!

    To be honest I really haven't gone to the gym, though I do have a pretty active life style. I've done it all through weight watchers.
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    I had a membership to a gym in a different town a couple years ago but the track was always closed at night which was the only time I went. So I did treadmill and kind of ended up hating it. I'll have to see what the gym hours are around here. My mom used to work at the YMCA and I remember it being open really late but now that I'm thinking about it probably only seemed late because I was so young lol!

    I work late afternoon overnights so my hours can be difficult to work around. Last week I did buy an exercise ball to help strengthen my legs for trotting and a dumbbell for my arms so it's a start! :)

    I can't wait to have before and afters like that! Well I did but it obviously went wrong lol! So now I have the opposite kind. About five years ago I had finally lost a lot of weight and was feeling good and then the ex came along. (long story) *sigh* I had been so fit and the smallest I'd been my whole life! Not that he's all to blame though. I have a really low metabolism and to stay that way I had to eat cereal for dinner, cut way back on portions and I went walking/running at the Humane Society with the dogs at least twice a week. (Wish I could still do that but the closest shelter is 30 minutes away.) The weight gain has definitely gotten worse as the job I've had the last year you basically sit for 9 hours a night 4 days a week. (yeesh)

    I have made the commitment this week to- 1.not eat any fast food. 2.Not order out with my coworker like we customarily do Saturday nights. *Determined*
         
        07-26-2013, 07:18 AM
      #235
    Green Broke
    Good for you!

    I never thought about taking shelter animals running. What a good way to give back while getting exercise. I don't think 30min is all that far to go, especially for a good cause. Maybe its just me, I've been commuting to school the past 3 years about 50min each way. Then my girlfriend lives about 35mins from me. If I stay at her house its about 50 minutes to one of my jobs. Sounds like I've gone off the deep end with all this driving.
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        07-28-2013, 02:33 AM
      #236
    Foal
    Lol, you are out of the kiddie pool that's for sure! XD
    I drive a lot too and that's why I don't want to drive any more than I have too. I have a 45 minute drive to work and another 45 back 4 days a week. And I live in a small town so if I need to go shopping or see family or friends I have to drive a half an hour. Last week I had to drive over an hour just to see the vet for the bunnies. So I end up seeing my days in terms of how many hours of stuff can I fit into one day. And there never seem to be enough hours lol

    I'm proud of myself today! I went riding for about 15 minutes, had a healthy lunch at work. Then when it was dinner time I went to get my salad out of the fridge and the lettuce was frozen. :/ So I went to McDonalds. I ordered a salad but I used my own low fat dressing on it. Score! I'm still hungry but.. I do have an apple left for the drive home. (will power don't fail me now!)

    Anyone else have a moment they are proud of?
         
        07-29-2013, 09:12 AM
      #237
    Foal
    I'll chime in. I'm the heaviest scale wise I have ever been, but also the most muscular I've ever been so I'm sure that has something to do with it. I am 5' and 204 lbs right now. I'll post a pic so you can see. While I see myself as much larger I wear a size 16 in juniors and an XL top. I prefer larger clothes so that I can hide everything and it ends up making me look bigger.

    I purchased a 4.25 acre farm in December and have the horses home now. Mucking 2 stalls 4 days a week (me and mom switch off), mucking fields, cleaning debris that was left here, doing tubs/buckets and walking to the barn multiple times a day is what has helped with the muscle building. The barn is at the other end of the acreage from the house. I have now started to incorperate HIIT work outs and my ab glider lol. Diet has changed to where I am now eating over 1100 calories...I used to eat under 900 daily.

    Last night I did the It Works! Wraps that my cousin is a distributor for and it helped. I now see that changing my workout routine has been helping - I just need that pesky layer of fat off lol. Since Sat night I have lost 2.5" from the bottom of my rib cage, 4.5" from the waist and 2.5" from my abdomen. I no longer have a roll hanging over my pants.

    I did it because I was getting discouraged that the scale was going up instead of down. But now I see that I am getting toner - the jiggly stuff was just in the way. Here is a photo from a couple weeks ago so you can see how I look carrying so much weight on such a small frame. A lot of people have told me that I am made of lots of muscle to be that heavy, my ortho has told me numerous times I have a wider bone structure (my breast bone is about 4-5" across) but all I hear from my GP is how obese I am. She has never done any of the BMI tests...just looks at my height/weight. My blood work is perfect, I'm fit (as fit as I can be with asthma), and my BP is actually a little on the low side...

    Thanks for listening to me. I didn't mean to type all of that :blushing:

         
        07-29-2013, 09:56 AM
      #238
    Yearling
    Just a tip as far as calorie counting goes, do NOT undereat. If you undereat your body is going to store EVERYTHING. 1,300-1,400 calories a day is best unless you have an extremely sedentary lifestyle. You also have to make sure they are good calories and don't completely shut out the fat. Your body uses fats/protiens for energy. Don't rely on sugars to provide you with energy.

    Undereating is just as bad as overeating.
         
        07-31-2013, 12:27 AM
      #239
    Foal
    I figured i'd join in:) i'm 5'1" and somewhere around 155 and 160. I am going to be 16. I wasn't much of a country person until my mom started dating her boyfriend who grew up as a farmer. My parents always were on the computer and I ended up doing the same. Other then a few rides on my friends horses. Just last month I got two rescues. Just being out there working with them and training, and throwing bales around for them and the cows I have lost 3 or 4 pounds. Doesn't sound like a lot but I feel the change. Having something to take me off the couch and stop snacking I have actually lost weight! It makes my confidence higher and have stopped wearing sweatshirts or baggy shirts in public. And on hot days it feels amazing!

    I feel it. I feel like i'm getting skinnier. My goal that I would be comfortable with is 135. I have also started 4H and doing agilty has helped me too! I want to lose some of my butt. It is most my weight I sware! Lol I want to be able to fit into a smaller saddle seat. And hopefully be able to be more balanced on the saddle. I am trying to eat healthier and take the chance everytime! Thanks for reading:)
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        07-31-2013, 08:26 AM
      #240
    Foal
    LoL hang in there you'll be on that mare before you know it hopefully Zumba is good though I only tried it for a few days though I don't worry too much bout my weight was at a horse-riding jump show once and they had dressage and one girl there was so fat I couldn't stop staring at her I felt so bad though when she started that jump course she was on a roll don't know how the horse managed though lol #justsharing
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