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post #21 of 37 Old 02-21-2012, 06:41 PM
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I am up almost 4 lbs this week, AND I took my new horse out for a ride yesterday! Good week.
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Yay!
(If you want, I have some extra lbs I could send to you too )

You know, I'm still trying to figure out how Kale chips are considered
Junk food??!!

I love my dehydrator too!
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post #22 of 37 Old 02-21-2012, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Well, they aren't junk really. But I dump sea salt and nutritional yeast on them, does that make it junkier?

I thought about making myself a beet pulp and rice bran mash. It seems to work wonders for my old mare.
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post #24 of 37 Old 04-16-2012, 11:09 AM
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I always find it interesting that "fat" horses are considered healthy while "fat" people are frowned upon ..

"Skinny" horses are frowned upon, but "skinny" people are admired ...

Irony..

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post #25 of 37 Old 04-16-2012, 05:23 PM
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Most vets will tell you that fat horses are NOT healthy. Obesity creates the same problems with them as it does people.
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post #26 of 37 Old 04-16-2012, 05:32 PM
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I am constantly being told I am thin. By who's standards. I'm 5'9 and 121lbs. It's not that I don't eat, quite the opposite, but mainly vegetarian, rarely restaurant food and I seem to graze all day. I'm fairly active but don't go out of my way to be so. Why is it non-overweight people aren't allowed to say the word fat around fat people yet it's ok for them to make cutting remarks about a thin person. Know who tells me I'm too thin? Not the thin people.
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post #27 of 37 Old 04-16-2012, 05:44 PM
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I always find it interesting that "fat" horses are considered healthy while "fat" people are frowned upon ..

"Skinny" horses are frowned upon, but "skinny" people are admired ...

Irony..
If you look at paintings from way back when, the women were not skinny. It was actually a good admired thing. Only the rich and beautiful were curvy. Funny how things change. Oh and I just think that the ones that need to lose weight are jealous of the ones that can eat anything. Its not right but its what happens. Good luck girls!
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post #28 of 37 Old 04-16-2012, 11:34 PM
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Oh yeah, that's my other issue. Haha I have hyperlipidemia, which means I have genetic high cholesterol. It's in the high 300s. I have to eat TONS on soluble fiber in order to lower my bad cholesterol... And sometimes the in take of fiber works against my weight gaining efforts. Its a constant battle, that's for sure! Thank you for your helpful hints though :)
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I'm sure you've had a million people tell you this, but keep an eye on the 'ole cholesterol! I've got it too, my total was usually around 400. It contributed to a heart attack I had back when I was 33.
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I'm sure you've had a million people tell you this, but keep an eye on the 'ole cholesterol! I've got it too, my total was usually around 400. It contributed to a heart attack I had back when I was 33.
REALLY? At 33? Holy smokes! It's hard to take in so many calories and not any hydrogenated fat or trans fats. Although a lot of the things that are good for the thyroid are also good for the cholesterol. Like leafy greens like kale and spinach and flax seed. Flax seed is good for cholesterol because of the soluble fiber, but great for the thyroid because of the omega 3 fatty acids. I will grind it and throw into smoothies or pancakes a lot. So far I have been up and down about 4lbs every other week. The good news is that some weeks I am gaining, instead of losing constantly... We're on to something, just not sure what it is. I will let you all know the secret when I figure it out myself...

As cliche as it is, Yoga has been helping with a lot of the other side effects of hyperthyroidism like sleeplessness and hyperactivity, as well as my mood swings. All good things :)
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P.s. Adam, I totally tried to drag your carrot into my basket. Good one!
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