Joined April 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
173.0 lb
Lost so far: 21.0 lb

Current Weight
152.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 17.0 lb
I was never overweight as a child or young adult. I started slowly gaining weight in my late 20's. My weight really ballooned in my mid 30's.

I am now trying to find a healthy balance in my life that will allow me to get to my goal weight without feeling like I'm dieting. Overall trying to make small goals that don't directly focus on weight loss that will promote healthy lifestyle changes.

I'm learning that the weight is really a reflection on my outlook on life.

horseygrl's Weight History

horseygrl's Latest Member Challenges

  Run, Cycle, Swim, walk, 100 miles in 1 month.
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ended: 01 Oct 12
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  Lose 10lbs in February!
status: Completed
ended: 29 Feb 12
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horseygrl's Cookbook

cals: 203kcal | fat: 2.75g | carbs: 23.64g | prot: 22.03g
Chicken Verde Chili
A hearty meal with ground chicken, green chilies, beans and plenty of goodness.
cals: 231kcal | fat: 2.37g | carbs: 35.35g | prot: 19.11g
Mexican Chicken Casserole with Black Beans
A low fat, high fiber hearty meal.
cals: 172kcal | fat: 6.75g | carbs: 1.58g | prot: 24.96g
Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
A wonderful fix and forget recipe.
cals: 372kcal | fat: 16.42g | carbs: 12.29g | prot: 44.42g
Spicy Tilapia with Sweet and Sour Cabbage
A quick thrown together fish dish that can be used inside tortillas and eaten like fish tacos or broiled instead of fried.
cals: 280kcal | fat: 15.20g | carbs: 36.26g | prot: 7.34g
Aubergine Tikka
A vegetarian tikka masala.
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Salad Porn
Looks delish! I love love love goat cheese.
posted 17 Mar 2012, 15:59
1500 calories
I have a bunch of recipes. Fish tacos are good...instead of a tortilla you can have the fish and salsa over 1/2 to 1/4 cup of brown rice. I like my fish with a little bit of some type of fruit salsa (mango/peach...or I take grapefruit and add some chili powder and diced jalepeno.) Ground chicken/turkey breast burgers are also good. Just eat 1/2 the bun. I even put 1tbs of reduced fat mayo on it.

Mostly I've just been trying to keep my meals to 250 to 300 calories each. I make my main dish account for about 200ish calories, then I fill the rest in with veggies...a salad, or steamed broccoli or spinach.

Hope this gives you a few ideas. Let us know what you come up with
posted 17 Mar 2012, 15:56
Share your tips for getting the water in!
I agree that one can overdo water consumption and too much can be fatal. However, I don't agree that the average person isn't dehydrated. I know that I am at risk of dehydration even though I am the average person you describe above. Why? Because I never feel thirsty. I can go all day with nothing to drink and not even notice. Sure, I can't think straight and when I actually have to urinate (maybe 1 time per day) it looks like watered down coffee, but if I'm really busy at work, I tend to ignore these symptoms. Therefore, I have to force myself to drink my water quota daily (I go by the 1/2 of body weight in oz) or suffer the health consequences.
posted 06 Mar 2012, 21:08
Need to lose this weight asap!
I'm 38 and I can totally relate to your feelings...old creaky and just feeling crappy. I was thinking that it was time to put me out to pasture. So I joined a fitness challenge at my gym. The best think I ever did. For the last 8 weeks I've been working out at the gym a little every day doing a variety of things like yoga, kickboxing, weight lifting, running etc. Just a little bit of everything. I have lost some weight...but I am so much stronger and fitter now that I would have been with diet alone. Plus the focus on fitness rather than the scale has really helped me take my mind off of dieting and focus it on improving myself.

I can't say enough good things about exercising and doing a large variety of activities. It might just be the thing you need to keep the "old lady" feelings at bay.
posted 28 Feb 2012, 21:41
Bikram Yoga
I haven't done Bikram yoga but I have practiced other forms for a couple years at a time. I noticed more overall strength and much improved flexibility.
posted 13 Feb 2012, 23:18
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06 March 2012

Couple days off the wagon. Ate a bunch of salty Chinese food last night (among other things). Today I'm bloated as all get up and have less energy than ...
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05 February 2012

Well...the numbers don't lie. I was a more lax about my eating and workouts this week and I didn't lose much. But I did lose. This week i've learned ...
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