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Weight Loss Reward-A Free Lesson w/Robert Dover!

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  • Weight Loss Reward-A Free Lesson w/Robert Dover!

    OMG I am grinning from ear to ear! I have been blogging about my weight loss journey (link in my signature)and I have posted about it here on several occasions. I am very overweight and I am determined to return to dressage when I get the pounds off! I heard about Robert Dover's new blog, I even posted a link here to let everyone know about it...then I made a few chatty comments on his blog too. Well first his mom sent me a lovely note about my posts and my blog. Then I got another quick note from Robert...so then today he wrote about Working Out. I had also just been reading the debate here on Anne Gribbons references to riders as athletes--so all the topics merged together for me today and I was just finishing my blog and checked Robert's site to see if I wanted to discuss it further when I read a note in the comments from Robert to me! He is my new weight loss reward! He has graciously offered to give me a free lesson whenever I return to riding! I laughed and cried all at the same time. I cannot wait to get to Wellington and I am more determined than ever to make it happen!

    Thank you Thank you Thank you Robert Dover! This is a terriffic goal!

    You can read Roberts blog here and the comments between us and others are at the bottom of each post.

    So far I have lost 23 pounds in the last 56 days. Many thanks go to Tiffany my boot camp trainer! She will be helping me the whole way to Wellington! See you there!

  • #2
    WOW! I am getting the chills, you must be on cloud 9!


    • #3
      Oh my, you must be SO excited! What a great person Robert Dover is!!


      • #4
        WOW that is so awesome what a nice guy. You must video your lesson so we can all share it with you...You go girl
        Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama


        • #5
          Maybe I need to stuff myself so I then have weight to lose so he'll offer me a lesson?
          Oh first I would have to have a horse to ride.
          And be ABLE to ride... nevermind!

          Congrats! You've been working hard and deserve it!
          Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014



          • #6
            This is so cool! Congratulations.
            -Debbie / NH

            My Blog: http://deborahsulli.blogspot.com/


            • #7
              OMG, talk about motivation!

              What a great thing for both of you!
              Ring the bells that still can ring
              Forget your perfect offering
              There is a crack in everything
              That's how the light gets in.


              • #8
                That is just wonderful!!! PLEASE keep us posted and we'd love to see pics of the lesson!
                a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues


                • #9
                  That is so awesome!! I am right there with you in the weight loss, I haven't posted about it before in your other blog because I was so embarrassed it, well I am proud to say I am with you in the loss department I have lost 19 lbs so far, and while my reward isn't as awesome as yours my goal is to get back into my dress boots and get to a show! Good luck and keep us posted.


                  • Original Poster

                    dressagedevon--Let me just say that I can't be embarassed any more--unless I don't do this...and for me that is simply not an option any more. I was checked out for a long time. Who was I kidding-the embarassment for me was keeping the program I was on for so long. Now I am on the right track and the humiliating pictures are a success story even now! I congratulate you on your awesome weight loss and I hope you keep up the great work!

                    I am excited about fitness for a change and I am only going to feel even better as I get back to riding. What Robert has offered is just icing on the cake! And this is a cake I am going to EAT UP!---PS my boots are almost back on so my next goal will be to get Woody to refit them to my new smaller size next winter while I am there! And maybe -just maybe I'll get my shadbelly I have dreamt of forever! Beval had a wonderful tailor that made them when I worked there or maybe I'll actually fit in a coat off the rack-you never know!


                    • #11
                      That is too cool - you are an inspiration for me! I'm working hard to lose weight as well, and trying to think of what my reward will be. My motivation is that I'm doing a few recognized shows this year and I want my jacket to button without gaping!

                      I think that I may plan a clinic or somesuch based on your inspiration. That would be a good reward for a few people at the barn who have been working on this, as well.


                      • #12
                        RogersChapelFarm, I am right there with you on the fitness part, I never imagined myself as an exercise person, I really never had to until I had my daughter. That really wrecked my body and I wanted to be able to keep up with her when she is running around and go riding with her when she gets older, all that great mushy stuff. Now I hate the way I feel when I don't work out. If I don't do my elliptical work out on top of cleaning all the stalls I just fell horrible, physically I feel drained. So I can say I am addicted to it, but its better then the food which is what got me here in the first place!!


                        • #13
                          Im so proud of you! your blog is an inspiration. whatever your weight, you are a fantastic and brave woman- I wish you well.


                          • #14
                            What a wonderful thing for Mr. Dover to do can't wait to hear all about it
                            “Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free til they find someone just as wild to run with them.”


                            • #15
                              I'm so very proud of you!! Congrats!!!

                              This might seem like a silly comment, but when you discuss weight loss, don't say you "dropped" weight or you "lost" weight. Why? Because we have programmed our brains (since we were tiny children) to "pick up" the things we drop and "find" the things we lose. While they're just words, they are very powerful to your brain. Instead of using those phrases, you might trying saying something like "I have released 23 lbs to date." Again, I know that this is just semantics, but our brains have a powerful influence over what happens to us physically. Again, I'm very proud of you in your weight release!!!


                              • #16
                                I think that's pretty nice of him. Congrats.


                                • #17
                                  That is so awesome for you!!! I'll bet that when the time comes, both of you are going to get so much out of this lesson. Congratulations on the weight loss AND the lesson!

                                  My best friend and I have finally started on our getting healthy and losing weight mission. Within the last few weeks, I've "released" 17 lbs. and am SO excited to hit that first 20 lb. goal. I have about another 60-70 lbs. to go, but I'm even more motivated now that I can actually see the results!
                                  "I was not expecting the park rangers to lead the resistance, none of the dystopian novels I read prepared me for this but cool."


                                  • #18
                                    Wow - congrats on that! What a terrific goal - and HOW very nice of him to offer a free lesson! We FULLY expect to see pics!


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by horsepix76 View Post
                                      Instead of using those phrases, you might trying saying something like "I have released 23 lbs to date." Again, I'm very proud of you in your weight release!!!
                                      LOL well if nothing else it's something to make you smile. I get an image of all these winged loaves of bread (sticks of butter?) flying away south...set free forever!
                                      Ring the bells that still can ring
                                      Forget your perfect offering
                                      There is a crack in everything
                                      That's how the light gets in.


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by MelantheLLC View Post
                                        LOL well if nothing else it's something to make you smile. I get an image of all these winged loaves of bread (sticks of butter?) flying away south...set free forever!
                                        You could imagine attaching them all to a balloon and floating them into space!