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"Fat rider" discussion

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  • I am still overweight at 179 lbs (YEA!!!) anf 5'6" but as of January 2010, I was 340. Yes, 3-4-0 Yes, 52-54 year old people can lose, actually fast. I lost 130 lbs in the first 10 months eating about 1800 calories a day.

    I still intend to lose 40 lbs, but have dropped to 1500 calories. I have not gotten back on a horse yet - had not really ridden for 25+ years. I am not dieting, but I am counting calories daily on Livestrong My Plate.

    I have lots of tricks, and finding a new normal has been pretty easy, but time consuming. I figure I am worth it. I eat a LOT of yummy food, including hamburgers, hot dogs, bacon/eggs/hash browns, and pizza, weekly. I eat about 6 meals plus a 100 calorie late night snack daily.

    I am waiting to ride as I do not want to invest in boots yet, and can't ride without them.

    I have always been very active - even at 340, running a 35 horse barn, and often cleaning 30 stalls myself, turning in and out the horses, etc.


    • If you have a fat gay horse that likes Parelli, you're really screwed


      • Originally posted by candyappy View Post
        I am saying that people are not born gay with no choice in the matter. I don't agree with it. Are we influenced by others and circumstances in our lives ? Yes. But the way we live is our choice. Drugs, booze, smoking, sex life, food, whatever ,we are the ones who choose what we do with our lives.
        As a person with several close gay/lesbian family members, I can assure you that they all were born the way they were. Choice had nothing to do with it.


        • Originally posted by katarine View Post
          If you have a fat gay horse that likes Parelli, you're really screwed

          Homeopathy claims water can cure you since it once held medicine. That's like saying you can get sustenance from an empty plate because it once held food.


          • candyappy,

            You don't seem to understand that it's not" public opinion". It's a fact, whether you agree with it or not.
            The Trials and Jubilations of a Twenty-Something Re-rider
            Happy owner of Kieran the mostly-white-very-large-not-pony.


            • Think it's time to put this one to rest...

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