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    10-15-2011, 10:57 PM
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Tell me more about this HGC diet!
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    10-16-2011, 02:17 AM
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Here is a weight and detox I was told about by a Maori elder who happend to come into my office and I must say he had lost 50 lbs. Here is how he told me he lost the weight.

Mix 20 mills of fresh lemon juice with 20 mills of real maple syrup. Add water to make up to about half a glass. Drink and enjoy.

He took this twice a day, it is a detox for the body. He also added this WARNING when it starts working stay close to a long drop.
     
    10-16-2011, 04:36 AM
  #53
Yearling
You have no idea how glad I am to find this thread & section :)



I'm 25yrs old, 160cm (5'3- 5'4" ish) and according to the changeover, 246lbs. Most of my weight lies in my thighs, butt and in front, though I attend a gym regularly, it seems my stomach is emptier, but the thighs have yet to catch up
I've been riding since I was 11, and even as a kid I was chubby.

It wasn't too much of a problem as a kid as I expected it to be, though my time at the riding school where I "learned" (I say it tentatively because I don't think I truly knew how to ride correctly until later on) was a happy time and nothing was fussed about weight then. I got my first horse when I was 16. She was a 14.2hh Standardbred mare who was solid and built like a tank, though had a bit of a long back. From there I caught a lot of grief. I didn't hear too much about it with my second mare who was 15.1hh, shorter in the back and chunky - still Standardbred though.

When searching for my future dressage mount after selling my chunky mare on, I made a lot of consideration into getting a mount that I would hopefully not get slack for. I chose a Standardbred gelding who was long everywhere, and 16.1hh. Sadly with Evo, people saw his long back (didn't take the proper look to see he was long in all aspects and thus very strong in build) and all I got was grief for being a bigger rider. It got old after awhile, but whenever I'd post things online, even on this forum, I'd get comments from some ignorant people about how my weight was affecting my horse and that I seriously needed to get off before I broke his back.


I don't see how I did such a thing, he never suffered back pain at all, and was a pleasure to ride/own.


My current mare is stocky, despite having a long back (indeed another Standardbred haha, I'm not breed biased I swear ) she is very capable of carrying my weight, as well as her own. We had a freak accident in 2009 and despite trying to manage it, both our weight got out of control. I started riding again this year, and have had a few comments regarding my weight, but more so regarding my mare's and how lugging me around must be killing her I can assure those concerned that if she wasn't a happy camper, I wouldn't be on her back for long haha My instructor has told me that this mare (who she sold to me) is coping well, and exercise will be the only way to get her weight off, with a monitored diet. We now have an electric unit on 24/7 and its spring here, so she's losing weight well given the lush grass that's all around her, except in her belly

On the positive, I have amazing friends, who aren't afraid to give me positive feedback and are thrilled to see the changes in my riding with my losing some weight and also my saddle change earlier in the year. I love feeling the changes too, feeling my seat solidify and being able to ride more comfortably despite being partially damaged from the accident in my right leg.

Thanks for reading, I've enjoyed reading everyone's journeys in the horse world!
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    10-16-2011, 06:01 AM
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What Island North or South
     
    10-16-2011, 08:07 AM
  #55
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ohmyitschelle

What Island North or South
I live in the South :) In Christchurch to be exact.
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    10-16-2011, 09:11 AM
  #56
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Originally Posted by Stan    
Here is a weight and detox I was told about by a Maori elder who happend to come into my office and I must say he had lost 50 lbs. Here is how he told me he lost the weight.

Mix 20 mills of fresh lemon juice with 20 mills of real maple syrup. Add water to make up to about half a glass. Drink and enjoy.

He took this twice a day, it is a detox for the body. He also added this WARNING when it starts working stay close to a long drop.

Ewwwww, sure doesn't sound appetizing.. we have no drop-offs around here...and, I'd probably fall over the edge......
     
    10-16-2011, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Simply Hot N Rockin    
Ewwwww, sure doesn't sound appetizing.. we have no drop-offs around here...and, I'd probably fall over the edge......
The term Long Drop is most likely recognised by Australians and New Zealanders. It is a term given to the outside toilet of yester year.

The lemon and maple syrup is not that bad to drink and I believe it works. I have not tried that particular mix but have noticed lemon juce in water as a refreshing drink had a similar efect with some inadvertant weight loss for me.

I am about to start Thursday this week. That is because Its a long weekend in NZ and 4 days off work.
I am not overly heavy being around 225 lbs but to lose 20 pound would have its own health benifits and stop my lovely wife making comments on my weight.

I will post if after a week and see if there is any measurable difference.
     
    10-16-2011, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ohmyitschelle    
I live in the South :) In Christchurch to be exact.
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West Coast, upper north Island. Kai Iwi lakes a place called Omamari North of Dargaville as the nearest town.

You guys have had a hard couple of years with all of the quakes. Glad to hear you have come through it and still able to have a horse. City folk or farmers?.
     
    10-16-2011, 09:18 PM
  #59
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Stan    
West Coast, upper north Island. Kai Iwi lakes a place called Omamari North of Dargaville as the nearest town.

You guys have had a hard couple of years with all of the quakes. Glad to hear you have come through it and still able to have a horse. City folk or farmers?.
I haven't heard of the exact area you're from, but know where Dargaville is haha!

Yeah, it's been pretty long and ongoing... we're city folk and my horse lives on a property on the other side of the port hills near Lyttleton (where most of the darn things are coming from), so she was a bit stressed with the big ones. Sadly, its become a part of life really.
     
    10-17-2011, 12:03 AM
  #60
Weanling
I can't believe I'm just now finding this! Love it! My name is Tabitha and I'm a foodaholic lolz! I am 29 years old and weigh 190lbs. I have heard a few people make comments about me being a chubby rider but nothing so terrible that I couldn't ignore it. My friends who ride seem to embrace me but at times I do feel that they judge me but I'm pretty sure that is just me being self conscious. I carry most all of my weight in my stomach, hips and tighs so I'm always worrying when I'm trotting or loping what people think because I feel my fat going every other direction. So, I guess overall being a chubby rider has been a good experience lol. My horses are big boned ex wild mustangs so they can carry me for 30-50 miles with no problem. As far as saddles go I ride in a 19 stubben siegfried or a 15 1/2 billy cook roper. Please excuse the photo of my mare with the billy cook on... I took that mid tacking up and her saddle slid back because I didn't cinch her up tight.





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