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: