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        05-29-2011, 10:43 PM
      #61
    Green Broke
    Man I love Google. I worked out our route is approximately 4km! We spend about 1.5km doing "jog sprints". Yay!
         
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        05-29-2011, 10:55 PM
      #62
    Green Broke
    Are you my twin? I'm now at 235. :( I was 140 5 years ago when I bought my mare. What happend? Both of my parents get after me all the time for not "trying," but they never support me when I actualy try. I hate looking at my self every day. I have all the mirors in my room covored. I'm convinced that I'll be single the rest of my life because of my weight. Here is a pic of my best friend, Drew and I. He is such a bean poll. >_<
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        05-29-2011, 10:56 PM
      #63
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
    Man I love Google. I worked out our route is approximately 4km! We spend about 1.5km doing "jog sprints". Yay!
    WOO HOO!! You go girl!
         
        05-30-2011, 12:43 AM
      #64
    Weanling
    MM, congrats! You sound like you are so emotionally into this, it seems to be helping in that aspect, for now?

    You mentioned cramping up. Are you drinking enough water, Missypants? Juuuuust askin!

    <3 Keep it up! <3
         
        05-30-2011, 01:35 AM
      #65
    Green Broke
    I think that may definitely be it. I used to cramp horribly at boot camp as well, and although I chug water WHILE I exercise, I'm notorious for letting myself dehydrate throughout the day so it makes sense that my lack of fluids BEFORE I exercise is causing my cramps. I searched up how to prevent cramps and that seems the most likely explanation so I have to start making sure I'm drinking a LOT more water!
         
        05-30-2011, 03:53 AM
      #66
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    Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
    I think that may definitely be it. I used to cramp horribly at boot camp as well, and although I chug water WHILE I exercise, I'm notorious for letting myself dehydrate throughout the day so it makes sense that my lack of fluids BEFORE I exercise is causing my cramps. I searched up how to prevent cramps and that seems the most likely explanation so I have to start making sure I'm drinking a LOT more water!
    Your supposed to have 1L during and 1L after excercise (If I remember rightly, if I can find my class notes I'll make sure)
    And bananas help with cramps too because of the potassium, so i'm told, but I don't eat bananas much . I find I get really bad calf muscle cramps during the night, and they're horrible, you don't wanna go there it hurts for hours afterwards
         
        05-30-2011, 01:06 PM
      #67
    Weanling
    I find staying at the 'correct level' of hydration is pretty dang difficult. It's hard for me to find a happy medium between staying hydrated and having to pee every 5 minutes, and I've put myself in your situation a lot of times which is why I asked :/

    Like Holly said, bananas are great, too, because in starting to exercise regularly you are probably sucking your body's normal potassium reserve up in no time, leaving you deficient.

    Personally, I DETEST bananas! Their texture grosses me out.
    I'm not trying to be a supplement pusher, haha, but when you talk to your doctor you might want to ask her if there are any supplements she would suggest for you just starting out on your regimen. Something that might work short term until your body regulates itself and gets the hint that you're in for the long haul?

    You sound like you're coming along wonderfully and you seem so much happier and more excited, so once again, I must say keep it up, I don't know you personally, but from your posts, it seems to be working wonders for you mentally/emotionally.
    <3
         
        05-30-2011, 07:02 PM
      #68
    Green Broke
    Before I met my boyfriend, he was overweight. (Technically, I bet he is still overweight if you went by the stupid BMI scale.) He started a 12 week program at the gym last year in February and has made fantastic progress. Of course, he paid an arm and a leg to have a trainer 4 days a week for pretty much a whole year, but in the end, he is better for it.

    Surprisingly, he has only lost about 30 pounds over all, but has gained a lot in muscle. Even while loosing fat, he has gained inches on his legs and arms. However, when you look at him now, compared to before, you can really see the difference.


    It can be super frustrating when you feel like the weight isn't coming off. That's when you really have to go by how you FEEL in your clothes.

    You can do it!
         
        06-19-2011, 07:50 AM
      #69
    Foal
    Since you have a hard time eating on the weekends, take snacks to the barn with you... Baggies full of pretzles, baby carrots, apple slices, grapes, trail mix, berries, nuts... Healthy snacks that will keep you at least eating from time to time through the day. And pack a lunch to take with you. Tuna is actualyl good for you, so a tuna sandwich, a fruit, and a bottle of water. DRINK WATER! A lot of people don't realize that drinks add a lot to your caloric intake. Add less sugar and cream to your cup of coffee in the morning and eat a blueberry muffin while you drink your coffee. Drink water all day long. A lot of the time, what people think is hunger pains, is actually your body telling you that you need a drink. So drink water

    During the week, eat a decent sized breakfast, this is the meal that is going to give you all your energy for the day. Have a snack around 10ish and then a healthy lunch. Salads may seem boring, but if you add some cheeses and meets and bacon bits to it, it's really yummy. Have another snack around 3 and then a small supper. Half of your plate should be vegies, with a portion of meat about the size of your fist. Don't cut out carbs and startches, yes it will help you lose weight, but you'll be depriving your body of what it needs. Just eat smaller portions of it. Have a glass of water with your meals. Eat your last snack around 7 or 8, but do not eat after 8pm.

    I know it's difficult, since I got out of the Army, I stopped working out and stopped eating right, and have gained about 30 pounds. I feel like a cow. I keep telling myself I need to stop drinking soda (in the Army I drank water to stay hydrated for 2-a-day work outs) and eat right, but that steak and mac n cheese are so yummy I can't stop haha... So I understand! If you want you can PM me. I'm now bound and determined to not only lose the 30 pounds I've gained, but to lose about 15 more that I should have lost in the Army. So 45 pounds. I'm right there with you hun, and so is the forum. We'll all help you And, I know it might now seem like it, but exercise makes you happy. It helps to release healthy endorphins that make you feel better. Go for a brisk walk, you'll feel so much better. I just need to remind my body that running, although it burns right now, feels good. Wish we were closer, I'd help you!
         
        06-19-2011, 07:53 AM
      #70
    Foal
    Since you have a hard time eating on the weekends, take snacks to the barn with you... Baggies full of pretzles, baby carrots, apple slices, grapes, trail mix, berries, nuts... Healthy snacks that will keep you at least eating from time to time through the day. And pack a lunch to take with you. Tuna is actualyl good for you, so a tuna sandwich, a fruit, and a bottle of water. DRINK WATER! A lot of people don't realize that drinks add a lot to your caloric intake. Add less sugar and cream to your cup of coffee in the morning and eat a blueberry muffin while you drink your coffee. Drink water all day long. A lot of the time, what people think is hunger pains, is actually your body telling you that you need a drink. So drink water

    During the week, eat a decent sized breakfast, this is the meal that is going to give you all your energy for the day. Have a snack around 10ish and then a healthy lunch. Salads may seem boring, but if you add some cheeses and meets and bacon bits to it, it's really yummy. Have another snack around 3 and then a small supper. Half of your plate should be vegies, with a portion of meat about the size of your fist. Don't cut out carbs and startches, yes it will help you lose weight, but you'll be depriving your body of what it needs. Just eat smaller portions of it. Have a glass of water with your meals. Eat your last snack around 7 or 8, but do not eat after 8pm.

    I know it's difficult, since I got out of the Army, I stopped working out and stopped eating right, and have gained about 30 pounds. I feel like a cow. I keep telling myself I need to stop drinking soda (in the Army I drank water to stay hydrated for 2-a-day work outs) and eat right, but that steak and mac n cheese are so yummy I can't stop haha... So I understand! If you want you can PM me. I'm now bound and determined to not only lose the 30 pounds I've gained, but to lose about 15 more that I should have lost in the Army. So 45 pounds. I'm right there with you hun, and so is the forum. We'll all help you And, I know it might now seem like it, but exercise makes you happy. It helps to release healthy endorphins that make you feel better. Go for a brisk walk, you'll feel so much better. I just need to remind my body that running, although it burns right now, feels good. Wish we were closer, I'd help you!

    And you're not going to lose weight right away! You might actually gain weight at first as your body puts on water weight and muscle! So don't look at the scale for the first week or two! You'll be able to feel it and see it rather than look at the scale!
         

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