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Hi! I am 40 and trying to get back into shape. Horseback riding and getting back to running again have helped a lot! A lot of people think of riding as just sitting on the horse while he does all the work, but riding properly actually is quite strenuous exercise.

I've struggled with my weight for a lot of my life - since puberty anyhow. I was kind of skinny before the hormones hit... I ran track and cross country in HS which helped keep things under control, but the tendency to get ...
Hi! I am 40 and trying to get back into shape. Horseback riding and getting back to running again have helped a lot! A lot of people think of riding as just sitting on the horse while he does all the work, but riding properly actually is quite strenuous exercise.

I've struggled with my weight for a lot of my life - since puberty anyhow. I was kind of skinny before the hormones hit... I ran track and cross country in HS which helped keep things under control, but the tendency to get chubby was still there & I gained weight between seasons most years. One of my coaches picked on my weight a lot (even though I was within the "normal" range for my height at the time, I still wasn't built like Paula Radcliffe, which seemed to be a problem for this guy!)

When I was in college I put on the freshman 15 and for years my weight hovered around 150-160, even though I walked miles and miles a day since I had no car. I wasn't eating very well & tended to do a lot of stress eating (and college & grad school are not exactly stress free...) - and kept going with those same patterns right into my post-school years... doing a lot of exercise but eating too much and too poorly to keep myself in really good condition.

In my mid-30s, I went from 183 (highest ever non-pregnant weight) to 153 for my sister's wedding - the thought of wearing a skinny-strap gown in public was motivation enough for that.

I maintained that until I got pregnant with DD a couple years later. I gained 40 lbs while pregnant. Now, more than 4 years post baby, I still haven't managed to get the last 10-15 lb. off, and I still had a little to lose before that, so here I am...
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I would like to lose 20 lb., but more than that, I want to be healthy. Since diabetes runs in my family, exercising more is really a good goal for me.

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5/20/2011 12:36:17 AM

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Fawns always make me smile. Last year we had twins born and they were SO funny! I have to find my pictures! They weren't sure what to do about my cat. One of them would prance around, hopping, while the other one would slowly walk closer then stop, closer then stop, until one day they touched noses (the cat & baby deer). They still visit us regularly, just not as often. The deer born the previous year visits us almost daily by herself in the afternoon, and with others in the morning or evening (but never both). lol. They are something else! If you ever have pictures of the fawns in your field, I'd love to see them! I've never seen more than two babies together either. Many bigger ones though. lol



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Hi! Yes, that pic is from the parade. I bought the hat for Alexis, but ended up wearing it myself.



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