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post #251 of 543 Old 08-07-2013, 03:01 PM
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I radically changed my eating habits and a bit at a time the weight came off . I started at 240 lbs. But how can you lose 100 lbs? Sounds impossible and I'd get depressed and .... you guessed it! Eat.

I cannot lose 100 lbs...BUT...I can lose 10 lbs. And I did. Then I did it again.

I've lost 40 lbs since January. I've kept it off. I've hit plateaus, worked through them and lost a bit more. And a bit more.

Yesterday after another plateau I finally broke the 200 lb mark and weighed in at 198 lbs .

Before you ask, there's no secret to this, no gimmicks, no fad diets. It was a change of mindset and ingrained eating habits that were killing me. I looked into WHAT I was eating, and decided to ditch the junk and eat food

Now for the next 10 lbs!

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post #252 of 543 Old 08-08-2013, 02:07 AM
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You rock! :)

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post #253 of 543 Old 08-08-2013, 08:45 AM
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Wow red gate, that's REALLY awesome! I started the same time as you and the same weight. I've only lost 17 pounds thus far, but its coming off. Awesome awesome job!
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Why thank you!

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Wow red gate, that's REALLY awesome! I started the same time as you and the same weight. I've only lost 17 pounds thus far, but its coming off. Awesome awesome job!
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That's wonderful! Anything that comes off, anything that doesn't go ON, anything that makes you feel better, move better, live better is wonderful!

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post #256 of 543 Old 08-08-2013, 11:22 AM
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Red Gate, that's fabulous! Maybe now you can get back to riding! <3

I figure I'll join in, as well! I'm 5'5" and weight about 150. I'm not obese by any means, but I'm definitely not in shape.
I'm currently on vacation, but when I'm home I regularly visit the gym (but I need to burn more while I'm there).

My two biggest issues are that I don't eat regularly/heathily enough. I lead a very active lifestyle--I am a full time college student, work full time, and have a very busy social life. I was riding five days a week, but my horsie is now in Texas, so that's a bit off of my plate. That said, I don't eat at the times I should and it lowers my metabolism.
My other issue is (again, as a college student) I'm a bit of a partier. And probably partake in one too many adult beverages, which I know to be very high in calories. Ugh.

But I know I need to shed the weight;-;
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post #257 of 543 Old 08-09-2013, 09:13 PM
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I love the positive vibes on here! Keep it up everyone! We can do it

I don't have much to say about this week. I came down with a cold on Tuesday. I ate out that night but it's been soup and the like every day after that. I'm not eating a lot but I'm barely moving either lol so not much to update on.
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post #258 of 543 Old 08-10-2013, 07:12 AM
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Good Morning!!!!!!!

Ita finally stoppped raining here in Maine!!!!!! THANK YOU! :).

Red Gate, I was right where you are now, 239 or 240 awhile ago. I felt like a slug. No energy, no drive, disappointed in myself. The day I had to ask the guy in the excavator to lower his bucket into the trench so I could get out was the day that I vowed to lose weight. I was sooooooooooo embarassed. I no longer work construction, I work on a dairy farm so the work is still just as hard and we are so busy alllllll the time, we just don't stop until everythings done, my first 4 hours are constant and I move ALL the time untill I milk all the cows. I run em up, I run em in, I set the parlor up and do the milking. I managed to convince the owner I do it better alone and he said no problem and gets to sleeo in Monday through Friday, he has no complaints, lol.So congratulations to you for your weight loss and keep it going!

With alot of work and taking it VERY slow I am losing. Same thing with you tohugh, 100lbs looked impossible, but 10 here and 10 there was so much easier to see. I am now 179 pounds, that is a loss of 66 pounds! So that 100 pound mark is finally visible to me. My goal right now is 169.5, that will get me out of the 170's,lol. I pulled a size 10 levis jeans on today , they are a little more snug than I like but when I hit the 169 mark im guessing that my new jeans will fit perfectly.

So, to anyone in here that loves the way the will feel and look when they lose a few here and there I say go for it, ride your horse, groom your horse love him or her and don't put your lif eon hold until you lose the weight. That's what I kept doing and the years kinda slipped by,im 45 and don't want to wait anymore.

Thank ou for the great thread, I will definitely come back. Whens the weekly weigh in I read about awhile back.


Current stats,

179lbs.

5'5.5" (lol gotta get the half in)

BMI 29.8



Have a sweet day everyone!!!!!!!

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post #259 of 543 Old 08-10-2013, 12:34 PM
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I radically changed my eating habits and a bit at a time the weight came off . I started at 240 lbs. But how can you lose 100 lbs? Sounds impossible and I'd get depressed and .... you guessed it! Eat.

I cannot lose 100 lbs...BUT...I can lose 10 lbs. And I did. Then I did it again.

I've lost 40 lbs since January. I've kept it off. I've hit plateaus, worked through them and lost a bit more. And a bit more.

Yesterday after another plateau I finally broke the 200 lb mark and weighed in at 198 lbs .

Before you ask, there's no secret to this, no gimmicks, no fad diets. It was a change of mindset and ingrained eating habits that were killing me. I looked into WHAT I was eating, and decided to ditch the junk and eat food

Now for the next 10 lbs!
CONGRATS!!!! Getting below that 200# mark for me was like a huge weight off my shoulders! It felt so good!!


I don't know who likes smoothies but I thought I would share my snack.

I take 1 container of vanilla greek yogurt, 1/4 c plain almond milk, 1/2 c fruit, and 3-4 ice cubes and mix in a blender until smooth. I can't drink all of this so I freeze some in the popcycles containers and it comes out so good! I have gotten to where I always eat every 3-4 hours. Sometimes because of my gallbladder I can't eat food that is heavier.

This has a lot of flavor but not overwhelming and every fruit I have tried has a good consistancy. I can't stand chunky smoothies. The greek yogurt makes it very filling while you still get your fruit. For the recipe above depending on what type of fruit you use it is between 180 and 220 calories. It is by no means a meal replacer and is not ment to be one but it is a great snack. I try to keep my meals around 300 caloried and my snacks between 150-200 calored.
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post #260 of 543 Old 08-10-2013, 08:20 PM
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Toosexy,

I looooove smoothies too! Im hooked on them and start every day withone and if I miss it I realllllly feel it. I use:

1 ripe banana
15 or 20 grapes
Chunk of watermelon
5 or 6 frozen strawberries
1/2 to 3/4 cup of frozen blueberries


MMMMMmmmmmmm so good. Never thought about using yogurt. Something I might wanna try, that souned good.


Hoping my horses will love my new weight in the next year.
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