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    01-03-2012, 09:36 AM
Lily arrives this Friday. I suppose I should have thought more about her age instead of the fact that they were advertising her as "English, Western, & Trick Trained." We knew we were getting two horses and I wanted at least one to be ride-able upon arrival. {sigh} Me and my fat butt. If I go on the HCG diet again and resume workouts, I'm hopeful that I will be able to drop 50lbs fairly quickly. Then I won't feel like there is an issue. I think -10lbs/month is a decent goal. I'm sure as I'm working with Pony Boy he won't mind me getting lighter as we go along. Lol
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    01-03-2012, 12:38 PM
Good luck with your weight loss

I have some weight to lose too
    01-03-2012, 12:45 PM
Thank you! Good luck to you, too! The desire to enjoy my pony is more than motivation enough. If I had the room, I would buy myself a TWH just to have something to ride. They seem to grow on trees around here.
    01-03-2012, 12:53 PM
Thank you Gypsy for the encouragement
I am getting an exercise bike for now
Then in the spring I might go riding
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    01-03-2012, 12:57 PM
That's a great idea. I used to have a treadmill and I loved it! It's nice to be able to go running, or in your case biking, no matter the weather. :)
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    01-03-2012, 01:23 PM
Glad to be of some help
    01-03-2012, 01:57 PM
I stopped riding my pony in September due to my weight going over what I was happy to ride her at. In Oct I joined a healthy eating group run by my local health authority. December I joined a gym and started swimming. I do I/2 an hour in the gym every day and started swimming doing just 10 lengths to start with, Now I am upto 20 lengths.

I lost 11lbs and dropped a breeches size in this time. I still have another 17lbs to lose before I start riding again. But it has been my motivation to do all the excercise and eating healthy.

I cannot wait till the day I get back in the saddle, and go for a hack My pony is my motivation too.

YOU LADIES CAN DO THIS..... Your goals are very achieveable
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    01-03-2012, 02:02 PM
Thank you for the encouragement, Fellpony! I'm glad to hear that you have done so well. Definitely gives me hope. : It can and will be done!
    01-03-2012, 02:13 PM
Originally Posted by SmallTownGypsy    
Thank you for the encouragement, Fellpony! I'm glad to hear that you have done so well. Definitely gives me hope. : It can and will be done!
It will not be long till you are hacking you lovely Gypsy cobs and going to shows and parades. You will get there. Post a photo of your first ride :)

I am going to post a before and after photo of me and Eva I am going to show off the new me.

I am keeping myself busy doing groundwork and clicker training with my ponies while I am not riding. There is loads of things you can show your ponies. Walk them out inhand or long rein to to help with your weight loss
    01-03-2012, 02:23 PM
Well, it's alright. Pony Boy is of age so I should be able to ride him soon. Which reminds me...I need to get ahold of State Line Tack and find out when they plan to send the bareback pad I ordered...
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