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  • Hi everyone! I've been lurking for a bit but do have a ride to brag on. I was in a lesson Friday on a big beast (percheron cross, love him) and had a great time getting him to jump and turn 90 degrees to the next jump. This was huge for me, as my last fall--including bruised tailbone--was not being able to make the turn on…
  • You have to stop hating yourself. I recommend the book "The Beck Diet Solution." It uses cognitive behavior techniques to help you change the way you think. That seems to be your biggest challenge right now. And I've been there, too. Hang in, you can do it.
  • Thursday: horseback riding (feeling some knee pain) Friday: Squat 5x5 @ 85 Bench 5x5 @ 60 Row 5x5 @ 65 Saturday: horseback riding. Serious knee pain. I did some research and decided I need to turn my toes out more during squats. Sunday: OHP 5x3, 3x3, 5x5 @ 50 lbs Squats 5x5 @ 75 lbs (dropped back 10 lbs to try new…
  • Hi from another newbie. I am in week 2 and already seeing changes to my body. I almost can't believe my eyes--it doesn't seem possible that I could be making progress this quickly! (I don't think anyone else other than my husband would notice, but it sure is encouraging.)
  • I find I am much more successful when I have a goal and a program. So I did Couch25K, then 10K, then did a 15K. Got bored with running, so now I am doing Stronglifts. So I guess time and distance increases for running, and weight increases now. Oh, and for riding, frequency and height increases in jumping.
  • Congrats on your loss, and sympathy for the other losses. You completely nailed for me something I have been feeling, and haven't been able to put into words: "Even if you really love yourself and love the way you look, you might miss your old coping mechanisms of binging." I do miss that coping mechanism. But I've been…
  • I'm a newbie so not stepping up for any thread-starting, pun or otherwise... Week 2, Workout B Squat 5x5, 80 lbs OHP 5x5 45 lbs (yeah!) DL 1x5 100 lbs Thanks so much for the rubber plate suggestion on the deadlift. I think it is still a little low (probably should've used 2) but was definitely better.
  • Week 2, Workout A Squats 5x5 @ 75 Bench 5x5 @ 55 Row 5x5 @ 60 Squats starting to get tougher. Bench still feels too easy, I figured out how to reset to go up by 5 lbs each time. I'm sure that won't last long. My form on my last row was crap, but just due to hurrying. Going to look for more formal videos on that to make…
  • Both my boys will get it at the recommended age.
  • Week 2, Workout b Squats 2x5 45, 5x5 @ 70 OHP 4x5 @ 45, 4 @ 45 Deadlift 1x4 @ 100 So I had one fail on OHP, but that's an improvement over 2 fails last time. I'm struggling with deadlift, I only put one plate under and that was too short. So I did my four reps without touching the floor. I technically did 5 but form sucked…
  • I've only done the OHP once and found it super difficult. I know it'll get better with practice, though!
  • Week 1, day 3, Workout A Squats 5x5 65 lbs Bench 5x5 50 lbs Rows 5x5 55 lbs I looked at rows videos today and think my form was better, but still difficult since I am not pulling from floor. Hopefully once I do it'll get easier. Still struggling with some pain from the injured shoulder. Going to stick with it as long as it…
  • So I'm not smart enough to transfer the app info here. Squats 5x5 @ 55 lbs Ohp 2x5 @ 45, 4 @ 45, 4 @ 50, 5 @ 40 Deadlift 1x5 @ 95 So I had the squat rack for squats and 3 of the Ohp, then walked away and lost it. Finished up with fixed weight bars. Actually used the right area for deadlift too. Worried about going up on…
  • I'm a long time lurker, but finally tried workout A yesterday. The rack was taken, so I used the fixed barbells for squats and rows. Squats 5x5 50 lbs Bench 5x5 45 lbs Rows 3x5 50, 2x5 60 lbs I was on my lunch break and no time to wait for the rack. Thoughts: it was humbling to realize how heavy the bar feels. I did body…
  • This thread has been very enlightening--I could not for the life of me figure out why so many random posts had *kitten* in them. I thought I'd missed a meme...
  • 5'7", SW 230, size 16/18 CW 170ish, size 8
  • Yeah, love that there are other horsey folks here! I have a jumping lesson scheduled for today. I am trying to commit to 2 to 3x per week, but that is dicey considering I work full time and have young kids and a husband with a nutty schedule. I have been fox hunting and showed hunter jumper (for the first time!) last…
  • I've never noticed a connection with doms, but I get the "weak" feeling when I have to use my inhaler during a flare up. It usually passes though. I use albuterol not symbiotic though.
  • I totally get it. My hubby and I often say we will always be fatties at heart. But, after losing quite a bit and changing the way we eat (not radically, just smaller portions and healthy substitutions around the margins), our perspective has changed. Way overeating now is probably close to what a "normal" day would have…
  • This was horrifyingly funny. Kudos.
  • I came from WW too. I was successful on an older version, then my weight loss stalled out. I am sure that I was eating too many calories, mainly because I found it hard to guesstimate for my eating out and even foods prepared at home. I also balked at the olive oil requirement--I was getting plenty of fat in my diet and…
  • Thank goodness, I was starting to feel alone here. I'm 5'7" (and maybe a half), currently at 170. My lowest in high school was 155, and I am so much fitter and healthier now. I am ultimately shooting for 155, but once I get to 160 I plan to have a dexa scan done to see where I am in terms of bodyfat. I'm actually pretty…
  • A baked potato does have protein, but percentage-wise it has much more carbohydrates. So your total number of calories went up much more than the protein number. An increase in the denominator makes for a smaller percentage. You are probably better off shooting for a set number of grams of protein, rather than fiddling…
  • I'm not sure I have much to add, other than that it is so much harder when you are closer to goal. I lost 65 lbs and have been in what I call "accidental maintenance" for two years. I know what is keeping me from losing the 10-15 lbs. to reach my ultimate goal: eating too much. But it is really hard, and I struggle with…
  • Breakfast: nothing Lunch: captain wafer crackers and diet mtn dew Dinner: what my mom fixed, which was a lot of baked chicken and potatoes Weekends: lots of beer (yes, at 16) Result? Barely in the normal weight range and skinny fat. I'm in better shape and health at 40, even with an extra 15 lbs!
  • Guess I'm cheaper than most, I like the Danskin stuff from Walmart.
  • I recommend the book The Beck Diet Solution. It isn't a crazy diet, it is a way to change the way you think about food and identify why you overeat. I struggle with boredom eating and emotional eating (especially at night), and it really helped me. There is a group here too, but it wasn't very active last time I checked in.
  • Please read: http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/903628
  • This times two. I don't always have to use the rescue inhaler now, but I did in the beginning. It will get better, but no need to be miserable and risk hurting your lungs in the process.
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