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It’s official!!

I’m down 20lbs and 10.5” as of this morning!

Also sore as all get out from the ankle weights lol. I’m only 1.5lbs away from my “before school” weight goal, so I’m spending the next two weeks focusing solely on core control and muscle building. I have no doubt the weight will come off for me to achieve my goal of under 200 the day I leave. I do expect that if I continue the same weight loss trend I will be somewhere around 170lbs and “only” considered overweight when I come home from my 12 week course.

Main goals for the coming 2-4 weeks:
1. I’ve not shown any change in my arm measurements which are my most insecure body part. So I’ll be working on my triceps to combat loose skin and hopefully bring the size down.

2. I really need core strength for a manual labor job so I don’t injure myself. I’m working on that with a plank and glute bridge challenge (will give details if anyone is interested).

3. Overall muscle building so I don’t feel weak working with difficult horses. The last thing I want is to seem like I’m struggling because I’m overweight or because I’m a woman. 4 days per week of weight lifting. Arms/shoulders, legs, back, and one full body day. My core workouts will be daily, so I won’t have a separate day for that.

If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading! I hope that if anyone is unable to have surgery, they find this thread and feel inspired not to give up!

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200 POUNDS! That’s right, I’m 200lbs on the dot this morning! I had a small gain for two days, I think due to weight training inflammation. But now I’m headed down again!

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On 1/19/2019 at 1:35 PM, hwequestrian said:

I’m officially down 18 lbs! I’ve only got 3lbs to ONE-derland, and two weeks until school.

I got a couple of things to assist me in my journey. I bought a waist trainer band to encourage more sweat and heat build up during workouts. I used it for the first time today. It forced me to engage my core during my workout, and it encourages good posture, because it’s uncomfortable to slump over on it. Win/win! I also bought ankle weights to wear while I’m walking around the house for chores. They’re good for weighted leg lifts, flutter kicks, pedal crunches, and other exercises that require you to lift your feet from the ground.

Disclaimer: I don’t recommend the weights for jogging or running due to the high possibility of injury with bad running form from fatigue.

Ok this is amazing! Woohoo! I am so happy for you!! We have been soooo busy lately... moved over to cherry street, grandkids and kids birthdays, school, work plus filling in for sick coworkers.... just soooo busy. I am about to update my lil info thingy... I have lost exactly 70 pounds now and will be breaking into the 200's in 3 pounds lol. I wish it would hurry! We are both doing well and I am happy for us. I am soooo gonna get on the waist trainer thing for sure!

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