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Dartanion 02-20-2010 03:33 PM

Dartanions Weight Loss/ 2010 Show Journal

Originally Posted by tealamutt (Post 390421)
so, waiting to hear how it went with the Dr. It's weird how you sort of almost hope something is out of whack so you can explain how all your hard work isn't paying off the way you hope huh? I hope everything comes back normal though, I would personally be a bit 'curvier' than have any health issues you know? I know you're going to be successful though, and before you know it you'll be complaining at all the money you have to shell out for smaller breetches!! lol

Tealamutt made the last post on my old weight loss journal so I thought I would re-add it here. I am seeing the Doctor on Friday because my previous doctor was a quick and when she ran my blood she only tested for one 'thing' and she didn't even tell me what. Where as my new doctor sent me in to do a test on my thyroid, potassium levels, white blood cell levels, and a BUNCH of other stuff. They took like 7 viles of blood :shock:, so hopefully he will have some good news for me.
So yeah my last weight loss journal post was about 175 days ago :-( so yeah I pretty much gave up but I want to get back onto the wagon and STAY on :D. I am going to look for a tape measure later to get my measurements but here is what I have so far and what I have eaten today:

Breakfast: equate weight loss shake + Leamon ice tea Nestea
Snack: none, Rode D lol
Lunch: Couple of bites of a egg, cheese, & pepper qesadia(sp) thingy. Only aout 5 bites it didn't taste very good...
Snack: None
Dinner: Not time yet lol

Weight: 228.5lbs
Height: 5'8" (not that this will change LOL).

I hope to atually stay on this badn wagon and cut out a lot of soda and drink more water (ew). I try to spend at least an hour everyday in the college's cardio room where I mix between the treadmill, eliptical, stair master, bike, and various other machines. I don't lift weights since I don't want to gain mucsle mass, I want my weight to go down because I want to start showing over 3'+ fences and with the weight I am at now I am worried I will hurt whatever horse I end up riding over that height. D does fine over 3' fences but with a 3' spread I worry about hurting him :(.

I also wanted to make this a journal where I can write about my 2010 horse show season :D. My two biggest goals this year is to win a series title at Gold N Grand in August and win a CSHA overall CHampionship. I believe what has prevented me previous years is that face that where I live all we have is Hunter Hack so I have no shows where I can get more course time. I am hoping to change this, this year by traveling to more shows with courses. Our first show is February 28th where I will be doing Halter, Showmanship, English Pleasure, English EQ, Hunter Hack, Two Hunter classes, and some English trail for fun :D. Kutos to anyone who read all this LOL.

ptvintage 02-22-2010 04:41 PM

Hi Dartantions!

I haven't read your other thread, but I think your goals are admirable.

I would like to comment on one thing. Lifting weights will not cause you to gain muscle mass. It would actually help you a great deal by raising your metabolism and firming your muscles. It will not bulk you up! *edit* Keep the weight low, and the reps high!

I started going to the gym last August, and I had the same fear that you did, that I would end up getting bigger. My husband, who is a huge gym rat, convinced me to do weight lifting, and I decided to give it a try. It's made a world of difference for me, and I always feel amazing when I leave. If you need convincing it doesn't bulk you, I'll send you some pictures of me :-P

I currently go to the gym 5 days a week, I walk about a mile to two miles and then I alternate each day between doing arm exercises, and leg exercises.

Good Luck!! I look forward to hearing about your show season and about how your personal goals are going!

Dartanion 02-23-2010 01:26 PM

Thank you so much ptvintage, Ok I will add some light weight lifting into the mix :D I have actually already eaten fairly horribly today :(.
Breakfast: Meat lovers omlette with cheese and hasbrowns. (wasn't a huge surving but not very good none the less)
Snack: None
Lunch: (not time yet)

I haven't taken my weight today I am thinking of making it a once a week thing so I do not get discouraged. I don't have class today so no weight room but after I ride today I am thinking of taking Pongo (the doggie) on a nice long walk :D I know he likes to get out (even though he has control of 11 acres lol). I am also stoked that the show is only 5 days away!!!

Dartanion 02-25-2010 03:10 PM

I'm horrible
Yesterday -
Breakfast: Four tortilla(sp) with egg, black beans, & Sour cream
Lunch: Salade!! greens with cottage cheese, turkey, fruits, & no dressing
Dinner: Taco Bell 5 layer barritto with a soda :-x
and didn't go to the weight room... yeah smack me...

Breakfast: Plain cheerio's OMG YUM (seriously I <3 cheerios)
Snack: Egg, Bacon, & Cheese breakfast sandwich from Jack In the box :-x
Lunch: Might Grab a salade from the cafeteria
Dinner:... Dunno yet lol
I'm going to ride today and should hit the weight room but can't today with classes and haveing to drive home after lab for an award thingy. I will be riding today though :D

First horse show of the season is 3 days away :D I am going to clip D Saterday :D

sillybunny11486 02-25-2010 05:35 PM

Eating less more often may help. snacks are your friend.

I eat like 5-6 "meals" a day. one or two might be only one special K bar, dinner was usually cooked vegetables, or some garlicbread. I eat when Im hungry, otherwise starving yourself will make your body want to gorge more. At college I packed lunch and cooked own breakfast and dinner at my dorm. If you pack you wont see that yummy cafeteria selection, and wont be as tempted.

In college I had a short grocery last- milk, bread, onions, eggs, olivo "butter" spread, kiwi, bananas, apples, carrots, lettuce, cheese, salami or pepperoni, potatoes, mushrooms, colorful peppers and ice cream, pasta, and a few cans of soup. I litterly would force myself to eat everything before I went shopping again (usually 1-2 weeks.) I was so worried about that freshman 15, and having to buy new riding pants, I was so focused on eating right I actually lost weight. If you dont have time for the gym, walk more, stairs instead of elevator, part your car further away ect.

Hopefully your doctor can help you.

Dartanion 02-26-2010 12:59 AM

Thank you SillyBunny11486 I'll give that a try :D Oh and dinner was a vaggie burger with some sprite >.<

Dartanion 02-26-2010 09:29 PM

Breakfast:None I was late to my appointment
Snack: None
Lunch: Sweet onin chicken teryaky(sp) on9-gain honey oat break wit lettuc, spinach, onion, provalon cheese and the sauce with a lemon tea and 2 peanut butter cookies (smack me now)
Snack: None
Dinner: small plate of curry chicken & some chips.

Dartanion 02-26-2010 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by Dartanion (Post 564506)
Breakfast:None I was late to my appointment
Snack: None
Lunch: Sweet onin chicken teryaky(sp) on9-gain honey oat break wit lettuc, spinach, onion, provalon cheese and the sauce with a lemon tea and 2 peanut butter cookies (smack me now)
Snack: None
Dinner: small plate of curry chicken & some chips.

Dinner: Two scopes of vanilla Soy ice cream type stuff and a glass of coke.

Yeah so I wanna lie about what I eat but I need to shape up sooner or later.

Doctors visit: Everything he tested for was normal so he's a little stumped and wants me to drastically change my diet and work out for 2hrs a day6days a week. Phew :| I wish I had to money to hire a weight trainer type person... I have decent motivation but I won't lie it sucks working out on your own :(....

ptvintage 03-01-2010 09:16 AM

It can suck working out on your own. I actually grew to like it though, it now annoys me when other people want to talk to me while I'm working out. And 2 hours a day!? Jeez! That's a lot of time working out! I'm not a doctor or anything, but I think it'd be okay to start with less time.

Have an iPod is a big help. I usually read a book while I walk on the treadmill, it distracts me and makes the time go by much faster.

This may help you with weight training:
Don't try to do everything everyday. You have three muscle groups, arms, back and chest, and then legs. Just try to do two to three different machines for each muscle group for the day, and leave it at that. The next day, do a different set of muscles.

I think it's best to start small at the gym. As time goes on, you may want to push yourself more, but just little things make the difference. When I was first going, I only went for 20 minutes a day. Once that became routine, I pushed myself more.

Good luck with it!

How did your show go? Hopefully it was great!

Dartanion 03-02-2010 01:42 PM

Thank you so much ptvintage, I have foun that my iPOD helps to keep me from getting bored after only 5-10 minutes on a machine. Thank you for the tips and I am going to put them into action starting tomorrow. Actually I could today, my puppy Pongo is getting CHUBBY so a good walk around the block (maybe a couple of times) would do him a lot of good. I need to catch-up on what I have eaten over the past two or three days:

Breakfast: Honey Bunches of oats cereal (Bowl)
Snack: White bread with two slices of cheese (prov)
Lunch: Skipped tooo busy showing lol.
Snack: None
Dinner: Some kind of meat... not chicken I think it was a BIG SLAB of steak. It wasn't really big but it was thick :shock:
I drank two gatoraids and a coke.

Breakfast: grande Breakfast barrito (isn't really grande the grande and 'normal' are the same size the grande just has gravey and cheese)
Snack: None
Lunch: Carls Jr >.< Yeah with a coke... Yeah... :-x
Snack: Nothing
Dinner: Nothing

Breakfast: A bowl of rice crispy treats :D
Snack: None onlu 10am

Oh and I would post the results again but I don't want to do that too many times so here is the link to the post I made in the showing section :D

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