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post #291 of 543 Old 08-23-2013, 05:22 PM
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Good luck trail rider :) this thread is awesome for support! You guys are all brilliant!
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post #292 of 543 Old 08-29-2013, 02:54 AM
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hey guys! just wanted to check in.

I have not been out to the barn since last week as my coach's dad moved the rails for the round pen and hasn't moved them back yet. No monday lesson for me. Since I was sick two weeks before that and we only did lunging last time, I haven't ridden in like 4 weeks now. :/ I'm thinking of calling a stable in the area for filler lessons since I have no idea when they are going to get their stuff up again. (Frustrating since the price is almost double what I pay.) So much for that exercise. BUT I did start using my exercise ball twice a week and added weights.

Eating habits, I don't even know what to say there.. Have been having bf, uh, issues and my emotions are screwing with that. I hardly have the heart to eat anything but I'm not eating very healthy when I do so that's all messed up.

I DID just join the thing. I have no idea what I weigh though, we don't own a scale so I guessed! So not a very positive update but I still wanted to.
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post #293 of 543 Old 08-29-2013, 05:03 PM
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Bloody men. This is why my ambition is to become a crazy cat lady. I think I need about three more ;)
I haven't done anything in three days due to travel and study so I'm back up a kg :(
But just keep at it. Good on you using your ball and the fitness thingy. Good luck :)
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post #294 of 543 Old 08-30-2013, 04:22 PM
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I just weighed myself and I never knew I weighed this much!! So I decided I needed to loose weight!
My name is Hannah, im 16 years old, 5'3 and 161 lbs. My goal is to be down to 120-130 lbs.
I'm gonna start walking and riding my bike very often. I think I will also start walking my horse around so both of us can get some exercise. Now i'm off to bike to work!
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post #295 of 543 Old 08-31-2013, 12:18 PM
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Kavala, try kickboxing! It's a good cardio workout and lots of fun!

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post #296 of 543 Old 08-31-2013, 04:24 PM
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Only good thing about a truck with no AC..I've been sweating my butt off!
Tomorrow I'll be going to weigh myself again at my Nanas when I visit her and hopefully get back on track.
I'm gonna go buy some nectarines (accidently bought gala apples, bleh! Mislabled!) and keep on with my pretzel, fruit, and ice tea diet. Gonna start riding everyday as soon as Alahna gets reshod (she was due two weeks ago..which puts her at 4wk cycles and farrier isn't scheduled until the 13th) and I start her 30days..Hopefully that'll help a ton since it'll be all trotting for atleast 15 days..The horror, lol.
I'm also going to try to get back into an actual workout routine, something like kickboxing/MMA. I'm wondering if I could get sponsors for MMA if I actually tried since I'm an amazing fighter, just never thought to go professional with it and ended up getting fat xD
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post #297 of 543 Old 09-05-2013, 12:22 PM
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I need to join this thread.

I don't want to join this thread, but I need to join this thread.

Hi, my name is Amanda and I am an overweight rider.

I am 5'5 and 220/230 pounds. I haven't stepped on a scale in a long time so I'm not sure which it is, but I'm pretty sure it's not over that.

I've never been skinny. My early twenties I was between 175-185. When I got out of Navy Boot camp I was 155, the smallest I've ever been.

I don't want to make a huge end goal weight, I think I'd rather shoot small and aim for making it to 200, but maybe I should start with getting down to 210 first.

So my goal is to get to 210 pounds and lose one pant size. I'd like to do that by the end of October.

I know what my problem is with weight right now. Besides barn chores, I'm not very active. I also like to drink heavy beer which can pack on calories faster than a piece of chocolate cake.

So I need to cut out the beer and replace it with water. I also need to exercise more.

Why is it always easier to say it than do it?

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post #298 of 543 Old 09-05-2013, 12:52 PM
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Absolutely cut out the empty calories!! Don't deprive yourself though, switch to a low ,ex cal beer and limit yourself to one or two. Make sure you account for it in your daily allowance.

What's made it easier for me is to not making losing weight a big deal. All I did was alter my eating habits. I make sure I eat low cal for breakfast and lunch and for dinner I eat what I want within limits. Sometimes I'll have a low cal dinner too. Fruit, progresso soup, yogurt, salad and frozen veggies are my best friends. They even make weight watchers bread (usually I have tuna and lite mayo. It's like 6 points for a sandwich!) .

I've lost about 20 pounds since February with little to no effort, except changing my diet of course! Also, weight watchers has helped tremendously in helping me for my "good habits". Hasn't really felt like a chore.
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post #299 of 543 Old 09-05-2013, 01:16 PM
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Good luck to everyone! The first step to fixing a problem (weight problem) is admitting you have one. <3
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post #300 of 543 Old 09-05-2013, 03:56 PM
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I have a treadmill and have lost some weight
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