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post #281 of 543 Old 08-21-2013, 01:57 PM
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Ah you'll be right :) I gained a few pounds thanks to work and the weather but I'm working on it :)

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post #282 of 543 Old 08-21-2013, 03:23 PM
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Fell off the deep end on my 8 day cruise... I gained 6 pounds. I'm actually not at all very upset, I was eating like everything is calorie free. It was a nice break from my diet, now its back to progresso soup, frozen vegetables, salad, fruit and yogurt!
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Not to worry, just get back on and start losing again! That's the great thing about it, you can always go back on.

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post #283 of 543 Old 08-21-2013, 08:26 PM
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Totally agree! Even if you fall off the wagon, (lol), you can always get back on!
I ate so crappy the last few days. I was just really craving burgers and meat and since I don't know how to cook real food I went out to eat. I'm going to look up some receipes and stuff tonight online and print out a grocery list for next week.

EB, Here's an update on the horse I might consider leasing! He's so flashy compared to my big lesson mount haha. He's 7 years old, very in shape, is a shiny chestnut and is normal size (15 something hands i'm guessing?) and such a willing horse. His shoes were removed recently so we're going wait for a few weeks to let his hooves harden before I ride him. I DID lunge him yesterday though! It was wonderful :)
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post #284 of 543 Old 08-22-2013, 01:38 AM
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Ooooo you must post photos as soon as you have him! Hope his tootsies won't keep you off him for too long :)
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post #285 of 543 Old 08-23-2013, 02:22 PM
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Hello, everyone! My name is Rebecca! Hope you don't mind me joining this thread, this is my first time posting on it.
A little about me. I am right now the heaviest I have ever been and I would really like to lose about 30 lbs. I weigh almost 180 lbs right now and I am about 5'4". Most of my weight gain I think is from drinking an alcoholic beverage or so almost every evening to wind down for the night. Usually about 2-4 beers at most a night. Which I know is bad because each beer has 99 calories plus eating supper...not good! I eat pretty healthy most days and watch my calorie intake. I don't drink much soda. I have been riding bikes with my daughter every evening instead or messing with our horses and cleaning stalls. After that I am pretty tired and ready to relax! And it is healthier for me! I refuse to gain anymore and with winter coming up it will be a little harder because I enjoy being active outdoors in the summer, but winter time I prefer indoors as much as possible lol. I really like to bike ride so I want to get a stationary bike for this winter :)
I have been really worrying lately that I am too big for my horse. I weighed him the other day at our farm on the scales and with tack everything he was 940 lbs. He is just under 15hh and is a 7 year old Tennessee Walking Horse. So I want to lose weight for him too! He seems to handle me fine now, but I do NOT want to get any bigger for him!! So that is my story and my goals. I need to go back and read all the old posts. I have read some from the beginning, but need to finish up! Everyone have a great day!!
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post #286 of 543 Old 08-23-2013, 02:58 PM
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The suggestion of moving is a good one ie walking. We all know that the frog in a horse's hoof is a blood pump to carry blood up those long legs to the heart. Since my doctor had had horses I asked him how humans pump the blood back up the long legs. My thinking was perhaps the ball of the foot which seemed to make sense. His response was our calf muscles. Thus walking is still best for moving oxygen thro the system. Many find that a good brisk walk results in driving off the tired feeling.
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post #287 of 543 Old 08-23-2013, 03:05 PM
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I'd really REALLY stress getting out of the habit of drinking to destress after work, not only will it help your waistline but you don't want to become dependent. Go for a walk, watch some tv, read a book, ride your bike, take a nap. That's how my mom started about 10 years ago. Now my mother drink 1 1/2-2 18 packs every weekend, not including all the free beer she gets from her bartender friend (3-5 large beers). On the weekdays she will drink 3 48oz bottles after work, easily. I've seen her get so drunk she passes out naked on the bathroom floor and pees on the floor. It's not glamorous!
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post #288 of 543 Old 08-23-2013, 04:16 PM
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Yea, I should know better. Both my parents are/were alcoholics and I DO NOT want to be like them. I've been through and have seen some terrible things growing up with two alcoholic parents! That is another good reason to quit before it gets ahold of me!! I feel better already from staying away from it the last few nights!
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post #289 of 543 Old 08-23-2013, 05:13 PM
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Water is far yummier :) I keep running out of it. The tap water here is yuck!

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post #290 of 543 Old 08-23-2013, 05:19 PM
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Yep, yep!! I am drinking a glass of ice water right now :) Much more refreshing!
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