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post #11 of 20 Old 02-08-2013, 01:01 AM
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It sounds like you have a great plan for weight loss! Are you on thyroid medication? I ask because a coworker sounds just like you. Very, very physically active and a healthy eater but could never seem to weigh less than 190 lbs on her 5 foot frame. She got on thyroid meds and bam, was 70 lbs lighter one year later. It was amazing to watch.
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post #12 of 20 Old 01-05-2014, 04:11 PM
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I know how you all feel. I'm a teenager, 5 foot 5 and 170 pounds. I don't look obese, or overweight, but just chubby. I've had people say, no offence, but I think I do more exercise than you, horseback riding is easy. Those people have only sat on a pony at a party when they were 5. I do swimming, riding, badminton, hiking, yoga, aerobics, and already feel self conscious. Horseback riding has given me freedom to do what I love (excersise) without critisicm.
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post #13 of 20 Old 01-05-2014, 05:07 PM
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That is good for you!!

Just stay on track and you will lose weight in no time!! :)

I'm also in the mode to get my body back.

I usually hover around 120-135 pounds, but I had a traumatic experience in my life and packed on 60 pounds in 4 months. So i'm at 190, which does not look good on me. So far i've gone 5 days strong on my diet and lost 3 pounds!

So results do come!

Good Luck!

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post #14 of 20 Old 01-05-2014, 05:52 PM
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Bluespark, good for you. Last year, about this time actually, I decided to celebrate just being alive and healthy after a battle with cancer. My daughter is a marathon runner and while I do not and have never considered myself a runner, have always jogged a couple miles 3 -5 times a week. So my daughter agreed to join me on a 5k that April.

So, I had a careful plan to train for a 5k and followed it and at the same time started to actually crave unprocessed foods. So snacks were veggies and yes I do like my fruit , so a few fruit choices a day. Always drank a ton of water so kept that up.

Day of the 5k, which was the beginning of April, I ran it and was thrilled. I never lost an ounce from January to April, but it was the after 5k training (didn't want to lose my momentum so kept up training) and then ounces, never pounds , started coming off. Clothes felt and looked loose, and then I decided to get on the scale and see. 30 lbs! And I wasn't focusing on the weight, but on the training, so it was such a pleasant surprise and yes darn it, reward for being so focused.

Long story short, have signed up for the 5k again for April, and am continuing the training (want to beat my time) and who knows, maybe another 30 lbs will be gone. In the meantime, I've learned to enjoy the journey and embrace the feeling of good health.

Best of luck to you! Stay with your plan and enjoy the little victories!

Oh and an added bonus is I am now below the 20% rule with both horses so they have an easier time hauling me around!

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, "Oh crap, she's up!".
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post #15 of 20 Old 01-05-2014, 06:07 PM
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Sounds like you have a plan and you will succeed. My son that is 21 was overweight from
14 on he has recently lost 40lbs and I
So proud. He went to join Aorfirce early this summer and they told him he was too fat. 40 lbs off and he goes to basic in April
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post #16 of 20 Old 01-05-2014, 06:15 PM
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Check the date people, time to ask for updates not give good wishes
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post #17 of 20 Old 01-07-2014, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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its time for an update. First off, thanks for all the good wishes everyone

2013 was a HARD year. I lost 10lb throughout the summer, and was doing great when I went on vacation. I didn't gain much, came back with the determination to get back on track, when everything just sort of fell apart. I agreed to go on a vacation in February, committed to it and had to pay for it by December. I was pretty excited, as it was with some cousins I really like, on an adventure type of tour in costa rica. I'm not normally a big fan of tours, but hiking up a volcano, repelling down water falls, kayaking on the ocean, swimming and surfing in a tropical country sounded great in February, and a great way to work on my fitness goals. The people I'm traveling with are VERY health conscious, so win-win for me.

then My granma was hospitalized, shortly there after my granpa had a heart attack, my dad lost a good paying job, stressing out my parents(who I feel obligated to help), I had two really bad flus, one after the other, requiring time off work, and emergency dental work($1500) which brings us to December.
One of my good friends put down her dog, who she's owned for 10 years. One of my best friends lost her fiancÚ in a tragic car accident. I fell down the stairs, severely spraining my ankle(4 hours in the er, close to tearing the tendons). I needed an emergency root canal, on a tooth I had just paid to have fixed($800). Add an unbelievably stressful work situation in December, plus family drama and I'm right back where I started.

For the last 6 weeks I've been told to "keep my leg up" by my doctor, which is getting increasingly difficult. the weather this year has been insane, and the whole province is buried in ice and snow, plus I'm not allowed to go to the gym.

anyhow, if you made it through that novel of sorrow and self pity, you deserve a treat(In this case, an orange, no cookies on this part of the forum). I am back on track this month. I have re-lost 3lb, my diet has been totally revamped and I'm feeling optimistic. I can start walking on the treadmill again on the 15th, which should help ALOT.

Thanks for the support
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post #18 of 20 Old 01-07-2014, 12:19 PM
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thanks for the support

so far the plan is to up excercise and veggies. I already eat lots, but I'm replacing many carbs with them, and anything sugary with fruit.

excercise plan involves horse back riding(starting to get me and my mare in shape for a 25 miler in june), so an hour+ of riding, mostly at a trot, 3 times a week.
walking the dogs, with some jogging, I have always wanted to run a triathalon, so I would like to get into running shape(this is a long term goal). conveiniently I also have two extremely high energy dogs that eat the house if they dont get enough excercise. this is 4 times a week.
plus stretching daily and some yoga.

We'll see how it works over the next few weeks.

any ideas, advice or support is welcome

Kudos for your drive to change your bod! I respect that.

one thing that can make a big difference is weight lifting. Now, I don't do it myself, but I am just going by what I've heard. becuase the muscle burns more calories, and Yoga, while beneficial, doesn't build so much muscle as it does keep what you have limber,

Edit: just read your update. MY Lord! you've had way more than your share of annual stressors. I'd have packed on another "me" if I'd dealt with all that.
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post #19 of 20 Old 01-07-2014, 07:42 PM
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Bluespark, can't let the past get you down, and good for you for looking forward. I know it's very cliche, but just focus on one day at a time not looking too far ahead. Hope you still plan on going on vacation with those cousins, that will help you stay focused on your healthy life plan (or was that last Feb?).

Keep us posted on your victories!

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, "Oh crap, she's up!".
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post #20 of 20 Old 01-07-2014, 07:51 PM
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You SOUND Exactly like me. (Well except I LOVE food and don't eat particularly small portions) maybe we should motivate each other.

Should have read this thread before I had my second helping of dinner... :s
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