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BlueSpark 02-05-2013 03:48 PM

Taking My Body Back.
 
Wasn't sure where to put this.

I'm not huge, but I am over weight. i always have been. i weight 200#, which for my height and frame is significant. I'm very athletic, bike, hike, walk, ride, swim, kayak, ski and do yoga, but i dont look like it. i'm consistantly judged as "the fat girl", even though i'm far more athletic than most of the skinny ones. i hate clothes shopping, and bathing suite shopping is out of the question. In short, I need to do something about it.

I also have hypothyroidism. I eat very healthy, and significantly smaller portions than most people I know, yet I stay at this weight. I know I need to cut portion size down further and up the intensity of the activities I'm doing. The other issue I have is perpetually self sabotaging. I'll loose 10 lb, then subconsiously convince myself I dont deserve it and gain it back. its not like I actually think it through that way, but after looking at what I've been doing for years, that is definately it.

I started this thread because I've gotten to the point where I am determined to change things, to get into shape and look the way I want to. I want my horse to carry less weight, and I want to look and feel better, and not be ashamed of myself. I love who I am, but I hate what I look like. its time to change.

DancingArabian 02-05-2013 04:10 PM

Good for you! Everyone deserves to be happy with what they see in the mirror!
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QuietHeartHorses 02-05-2013 07:32 PM

I'm happy for you! I have always struggled with my weight, too, and hypothyroidism runs in my family (along with other things). I have never been skinny a day in my life, but I have always been active. I am also in the process of losing weight, I have lost close to 20 pounds in the past month and I couldn't be happier! I want to lose a bunch more, I can't wait to be in shape!

Good luck with your weight loss! Just stay focused, you can do it!

CowboysDream 02-06-2013 08:28 PM

Good job, it is a tough decision but totally worth it! I am in the process of also making this decision. And even if you don't think you deserve it...remember your HORSE deserves it! :D That might help.

A few things I found that helped me (not that you asked for pointers, but they might help someone!)
- I joined Free Calorie Counter, Diet & Exercise Journal | MyFitnessPal.com and tracked what I ate. Its handy even as a rough estimate
- Drink lots of water
- I joined www.forum.bodybuilding.com. There is tons of helpful information and people are generally helpful. There are also weight loss competitions that are fairly interesting and kept me motivated for 3 months. Thats when I got down to my lowest
- If I didn't reach my goals, I tried to not feel guilty, but more motivated! :D

DancingArabian 02-06-2013 08:48 PM

There's a myFitnessPal thread somewhere but if anyone wants to buddy up, PM me with your username and I'll friend you.
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CowboysDream 02-06-2013 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by DancingArabian (Post 1881707)
There's a myFitnessPal thread somewhere but if anyone wants to buddy up, PM me with your username and I'll friend you.
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I think I already added you :) jeshicat! I havent been on in awhile though

Oldhorselady 02-07-2013 10:18 AM

I hear ya sister! Good for you. I am trying to figure out my next step too. Don't want to be in a string bikini again, just comfortable in my clothes...maybe 40-50lbs. I wish you well with your success!

BlueSpark 02-07-2013 10:26 AM

thanks for the support:D

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:D

nvr2many 02-07-2013 10:26 AM

I hear ya too! I really need to take charge and well, take charge! And "GOOD FOR YOU". Seems you may motivate the rest of us to better ourselves where we can!!

Oldhorselady 02-07-2013 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by BlueSpark (Post 1882281)
thanks for the support:D

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:D

Wow! You will be very successful. My plan, so far, was observing the jump rope hanging outside...lol. Seriously, I need to get some of this weight off for me. It's hard because my husband is a toothpick and expects to eat anything he wants...which doesn't consist of anything diet food. My kids are adults too, so I have no say in thier diets anymore. So, I try and actually use the reality of my horse with the noodle legs....loose some weight to make it easier for her to carry me....that's my reality and pushing force right now.

You sound like you have quite the plan for success. I envy you.:D


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