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    04-28-2014, 10:57 AM
Little update.

So, using the Wii flew out the window in the past two weeks. I've been really busy and riding more though so I figured it's a trade off. I need to start doing it again on the days I don't ride or am active out on the farm.

On 4-14-14 my measurements were:
Rib: 39.5"
Waist: 37"
Hips: 44.5"
L Arm: 15"
R Arm: 15.5"
L thigh: 28.5"
R Thigh: 28.5"

Today 4-28-14:
Rib: 38.5"
Waist: 37" (I gained 1/2" for Easter so I'm glad I lost that already in a week lol)
Hips: 43.5"
L Arm: 15"
R Arm: 15.25"
L Thigh: 26" (I measured twice!)
R Thigh: 26" (I measured twice!)

So...not too bad I think :) I haven't been on the scale. I am trying to do this by measurements only since muscle weighs more and I'm trying to tone more so than lose right now. I have been making sure to eat more calories still - I'm averaging 1300-1400 a day. Still low for my activity level, but I think it's definitely helping. We'll see what happens next Monday!
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    04-28-2014, 12:24 PM
I've lost a total of 10 pounds since I started counting calories! It sounds like a lot at once, but I'm also a pretty big person with a lot to lose. I'm shocked how quickly I've lost it after hovering around the same weight for months and months. I know a plateau is coming, but for the moment I'm enjoying having lost a nice little chunk :) I'm hoping I can keep up this momentum, as it's making my goal of being under the 300 mark (and possibly to the 100 lbs lost mark of 290!) by the end of summer feel a lot more realistic.

I've had really bad hay fever for the past week that thankfully seems to be subsiding, so hoping my energy will bounce back in the next day or so. I didn't do much in the way of exercise because I was having trouble breathing.

On the good side, I've gotten several comments about having lost weight. I tend to not wear very tight-fitting clothes, but I've noticed that some of my things are beginning to fit me better, and my jeans zip up without resistance now. If things keep going this way I'll be asking for money for clothes shopping for my birthday :)
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    04-29-2014, 03:10 PM
I'm so happy to see so many people on this thread! How fantastic! :-D It's very inspiring to see so many other people who are getting healthy and fit.

I have just recently jumped back on weight loss wagon. I hopped off last summer, but luckily, I didn't gain much weight back. I'm currently at 224, and I'd like to be around 175 by the end of the summer. I think it's completely feasible, I clean stalls 3 times a week, I ride 3-4 times a week, I play golf with my dad on the weekends, and I'm sticking to a 1500 calories per day diet. My mother is diabetic, so our meals are more focused on complex carbs and protein, which means lean meat and vegetables. We also quit drinking soda and only drink water, tea, or a drink mix like Crystal Light or equivalent. All of us are doing great, losing weight at a healthy pace, and we are feeling more energetic! It's amazing how good you can feel when you take care of yourself.

I just started taking dressage lessons in the end of March, too. I'm seeing such great results from them, both physically and mentally. I've been riding for a long time, never had any trouble with just recreationally loafing around, but this is different. It's more challenging and the results are more rewarding, I think. It also gives me more motivation to get in shape! The more I get fit, the better I will ride.

Good luck everyone! Keep on keepin' on!
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    04-29-2014, 07:45 PM
I went clothes shopping today and I am officially a size 18 in jeans! This time last year I was a size 24!
    04-30-2014, 11:53 AM
Man I hate the week before my period :( Always feeling bloated and gross, even if I haven't technically gained any weight.

I'm doing good on eating, have been sticking between 1600-1700 calories almost every day. I need to start bringing my lunch to work more.

If you're craving something sweet, Target sells these PHENOMENAL vanilla bean almonds by a company called Emerald. 1oz for 150 calories and 4 carbs. I don't let myself eat more than 1 oz a day though. I also wish they sold the unsweetened almond milk in smaller containers, I can't use a half gallon up before it goes bad.
    05-07-2014, 03:24 PM
Green Broke
I'm down 4 pounds, but I'm not really 100% trying. I've done a lot of "cheating". Now that school is over (well, tomorrow) I want to start going to the gym. Also, I'll be riding 4-5 days a week, if not more. I rode bareback Tuesdays for the first time in a long time and wow, I really felt the burn!
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    05-07-2014, 04:27 PM
Kinda late to this thread but I've recently started the fiasco that is me 'dieting' I've had knee surgery and I want to drop down to a more manageable weight because over the summers I put on a lot of muscle mass by working horses. This time last year (with muscle mass+fat) I was around 230lbs. A couple months ago I weighed in with all fat at around 195-200lbs. In the past month I've dropped weight and am riding now at 185lbs with a goal of getting down into the area of 160-170 depending on what weight feels better!

Though sadly because of me trying to be healthier my clothes don't fit anymore! Haha Good luck every one!
    05-07-2014, 05:22 PM
Not a whole lot new to report for me, I'm down another pound so that puts me squarely at 11 lbs lost since I started my calorie-counting venture, just over 3 weeks ago. I'm happy that I'm only 7 pounds away from having lost 70 pounds since I started changing the way I eat last year, and inching ever closer and closer to being under the 300-pound mark.

I'm hoping another "whoosh" is in store for me weight-loss wise- typically right before my body lets go of more weight, I crave all kinds of junky food, especially sweets, and my sweet tooth has been SCREAMING for the past couple days. I'm about to crawl into a corner, pull a blanket over my head, and start quietly singing "I Will Survive"

I've planned myself one heck of a cheat day on the 24th since I'll be going to a wine festival, and that usually involves my group of friends eating at a really nice restaurant after tromping around a huge fairground all day drinking free booze, so I figure if I'm going to cheat I might as well cheat with a great meal.
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    05-09-2014, 08:59 AM
Green Broke
I'm very happy to report I weighted myself on the "mean" scale 3 times this morning and it read 233.5 all 3 times. 6ish pounds, I likey!
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    05-16-2014, 03:46 PM
How's everyone doing?

It's been Shark Week here, but it's almost over which means I'm FINALLY not feeling bloated. I work for a company that's got a focus on health in their business model, which is cool because we sometimes get fitness/wellness goodies. We got fancy new pedometers this week, they sync up with your computer via bluetooth and award "points" based on how much you walk. It also has different goals for you to meet throughout the day. It's a fun motivator because it's like a game instead of a chore. My one coworker and I have been walking our rear ends off!

I was doing some reading about different supplements, and Gelatin was surprisingly one that a few trustworthy sources had raved about. I had a few packets of the Knox unflavored gelatin powder in my spice cabinet, so I decided to try it. I've been taking 1 tbsp dry powder (just slap it on my tongue and then guzzle the water) with a big cup of water right before bed, and again before I take my shower in the morning. It's a little too early to notice any other benefits, but I did notice I'm sleeping more soundly, and my knees don't hurt after workouts. I also seem to recover faster and I'm less sore in general.

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