So, I did a little research and found that experts recommend a horse can only carry about 20% of its weight. This includes a human plus tack. They draw the line at about 240 pounds for the average horse at 1200 lbs. I like to ride bareback, so maybe I could get away with 250.
In any event, it’s an interim goal.
I’ve pushed through the temptation to eat all matter of food that is not good for me: rice, potatoes, bread, pasta, etc. I try to limit sugar in foods too, like fruit.
I cut out all forms of pure sugar or any kind of sweets. So far, I’ve lost about 20 pounds or so. Depends on what scale I use.
I feel better though, but am getting increasingly frustrated that it’s not coming off more quickly. I’m looking into hiring a trainer. The food deprivation is the toughest part of this, but it seems as though I’ve mastered it psychologically for now.
It’s really simple: I just don’t want to be fat anymore. Until I decide I do want to be fat or don’t care, I’m just going to keep doing this.
We’ll see where it goes. My awesome doctor, whom I’ve written about before, noticed the weight loss and was very supportive. I’m conflicted about that because, as you know, I don’t have any health issues related to my size.
I just want to do normal things in a normal size body. That’s about it.