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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

While hanging out at the barn, yakking and telling stories, one of the girls was talking about her brother coming out and riding. She is a fit young woman with a disgustingly good figure. I didn't see her brother, but, he apparently is 235 pds. Now, I don't know if he's fat or a big guy or what, but, I get the impression he is not fit, maybe chubby, from some things she has said.

Anyhoo, her horses are big. The one is the size of my horse (about 16 hands). She is describing how the poor horse looked so shocked and had to brace himself when her brother got on.

Well, I weigh 233. I am 5'10". I have never felt that my horse was suffering when I ride him. Although, of course, I would like to be lighter, for him as well as me. I have never told any of these people my weight though.

While my horse has been lame everyone has offered me a horse to ride. I assume they don't think I'm too fat to ride their horses. If I make jokes about my weight, people usually say, you look fine. You're not fat. (of course I am).

So, anyway, I felt a little awkward while she was talking about how her poor horse had to lug around her fat brother. It's like how I feel when I realize I weigh more than a champion heavy weight boxer or Arnold Schwarznegger emoticon It sure gives you a perspective on your size. And how others perceive you.

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    Get in gear girlfriend! I showed a 16 HD Paint gelding in dressage for years. I was a firefighter and decided I needed to lose 40 pounds to make my job easier. I did the firm workouts everyday and watched what I ate! I lost it and wow did I feel great riding! It was amazing how fit I was, I added running in the evening to my new healthy self! It felt like my horse and I finally were in perfect rhythm together and we shocked all those warm blood Dressage People! It was amazing, then after all that I fell from a fire engine on the job and was paralyzed from the chest down. Not being able to ever feel that horse and I ride as one really devastated me! Get up and do the firm videos and start your program now, don't wait another day! You will be so glad you did!

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    2503 days ago
    OH geesh, just now seeing that cartoon. Hilarious!


    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    Wheat Belly Team
    2517 days ago
    I suspect you're just fine.
    2541 days ago
    Cute cartoon. I am sure you are very knowledgable about horses and would never put strain on one. Chances are her brother isn't near as heavy as she is saying. So many people speak without thinking.
    It reminds me of a womans magazine about these woman that lost weight.The most lost was 5# and one was only 1#.They acted like that was a big deal.Heck I can go to bathroom and lose that much. emoticon
    2542 days ago
    Well my friend you must be TALL .... tee hee .... you tall gals just look good all the time !! sometimes we perceive ourselves a lot worse than others, for sure .... you are trying and just take every complement with a smile .... Roc
    2542 days ago
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