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post #351 of 543 Old 10-22-2013, 11:01 AM
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Aw man what I would do for a pool! That's one thing I would do anything for. I love to swim. Swimming will help the arthritis tremendously.
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post #352 of 543 Old 10-22-2013, 04:59 PM
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Hey sweet breeze I joined a gym and really have been getting my moneys worth if you are member of a gym make use of your membership!! I've switched red bull full of sugar and calories for diet coke I eat healthily but don't stave myself I've banned myself from chips or guess it's frys in America since my last post I've dropped another 2 pounds so 8st 13 really happy with where I am but keeping it up to tone, today was my day off so I did zumba in the morning which was such a laugh!! Spinning at lunchtime which is hard and makes you sweat buckets!! I rode my horse who is on restricted excersize atm due to an injury and odviously mucked her out in the morning then I went hill walking with my otherhalf in the afternoon!! Very good day treated myself to 3 maryland cookies with my cup of tea which actually isn't too bad just over 150 calories if you are good most of the time you can allow treats!! Keep going hun!!
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post #353 of 543 Old 10-22-2013, 05:43 PM
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Steff can you explain to me the 8st 13 and how that compares to pounds. I have never seen anyone do that and am curious.
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Steff can you explain to me the 8st 13 and how that compares to pounds. I have never seen anyone do that and am curious.
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each stone is 14 pounds am 125 pounds..
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post #355 of 543 Old 12-03-2013, 03:24 AM
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No posts in a while... maybe we can get this going again! I'm 25, live in Missouri. I'm 5'4"ish ,starting weight for me was 208lbs, currently down to 192. I was losing really good til I took a week to go on a Caribbean cruise. While I didn't gain any I quit losing and am having a hard time getting going again. I have 2 horses, a 15.2h very large built QH gelding and a 14.2-3h Arabian gelding that I am really hoping to start under saddle this spring, at the moment I feel too heavy after getting so used to my QH.
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post #356 of 543 Old 12-03-2013, 03:50 AM
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Hi Janasse :) I think as long as you didn't gain all your lost weight back, you should be just fine. I bet if you find the motivation inside yourself to get going somehow, you'll be right back on track! Believe me, I know the first step is the hardest. And to not doubt yourself and carry on might be quite difficult at first, too. But so, so worth it


I'm new to this thread too, so I guess: Hi again, I'm Reilika. I weigh about 135lbs right now and am 5'2 at 18 years old. I was 125lbs about a year ago when I regularly did competitions and went to the stable by bike (10km) each day, where I spent most of the day mucking stalls, carrying stuff or riding horses. I was so happy with myself and proud of my body..Then there came school, christmas - and I gained so much weight I had stretch marks and was probably around 165lbs. Now I have tried to get back in shape - I try to eat as healthy as possible and do some sort of exercise at least once a day. Goal is to be around 130lbs, so it's the last 5 that need to get going -.-

My biggest problem is that I just can't help it, I crave sweets so much. Chocolate. Cookies. And when I do give in and eat some, I beat myself up about it so much.. I even became bulimic some time ago because of it, but have managed to stop that behaviour. I'm also an overthinker, so you can just imagine how much I stress about what not to eat. I know I shouldn't think about it so much, but eh, that's me
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post #357 of 543 Old 12-03-2013, 12:19 PM
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Kyro find ways to make sweets healthier and then make sure you do not overindulge. I freeze fruit for my sweets or eat Greek yogurt with some honey and fruit in it. I crave sweets a lot too, but I have found ways to overcome it. Instead of having a whole muffin or cupcake, just take a half of one. Be a taster, not a face stuffer. You don't have to eat the whole thing to get a little fix. I have also found that counting my calories REALLLY helps with my sweets intake. If I know that I can have a sweet because I have extra calories, I eat a small sweet. I look at it this way, why would I want to waste calories on something unhealthy when I can eat so many healthy things and get so much more in a serving?

I also do a LOT of baking. Instead of using sugar, I use Truvia, a different natural sweetener with a lot fewer calories. I use 1% milk, and a light butter flavored spread for my baking. I can cut the calories of something delicious by sometimes 60%. And I still feel a little naughty for eating a whole cupcake, but I don't have to beat myself up about it. I used to have teh same exact issue as you. I recently had a child and am on my way back to being in shape and have a completely different mindset on food. If you change your thinking, your body will follow.

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post #358 of 543 Old 12-03-2013, 01:35 PM
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Thanks cowgirl928, I have been keeping track of my calories as well as fitness. I used to love to bake, but have crossed it out from my list as I thought it is far too easy to take up bad habits that way.. But you got me thinking, so maybe I will look around the store with a more cunning eye next time :) couldn't be so bad to try and make some healthy-er things every once in a while.


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Louise Hay - You can heal your life on Vimeo
It's an online movie about self-healing (more for people like me, who still haven't learned how to love themselves). Anyone who is familiar with 'The Secret', well it is very similar :) focuses on accepting yourself as you are and overcoming difficulties. If you have some time to spare, why not give it a go?
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post #359 of 543 Old 12-03-2013, 02:58 PM
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I love sweets too. You know what's helped me lose weight and keep it off? I purposesly eat something really bad every day. That way the pressure is off. I have two small pieces of chocolate after lunch (60 calories or so). Then in the afternoon I'll have a cookie (100 calories) and after dinner another couple of pieces of chocolate. The rest of the day, I eat regular, healthy, small meals and I try to excercise every day but it doesn't always happen.
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post #360 of 543 Old 12-05-2013, 04:46 PM
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would say don't deprive yourself of anything!! Just don't eat it in large amounts and be good most of the time!! Am now a regular gym goer and I love it literally 1st time I set foot in a gym was this year when I joined since posting on this am now 8st 6 .. am only 5ft 2 btw I feel fitter I can ride my horse for longer she finds it easier because I am not only lighter but am fitter and she doesn't have to carry a tired rider still feel like my belly needs toning abit but feel quite proud of myself in total 2 stone and 2 pounds
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