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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    Here I am on the hike yesterday getting a spa treatment from dozens of little steelhead trout. You can see my homemade sandals. They were great to hike in. As you can see, even though I am fit, I am also kind of pudgy or maybe the better word is stout. I don't think I'm ever going to be slender. I'm probably always going to be a chunky tree-trunky stumpy shorty fatty lady.
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    Thank you for sharing. There ain't nothing wrong with being built this way. Just means we got a better center of gravity than most folks.

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    I think you look great! start telling yourself you are a cute, perfectly proportioned goddess! and believe it!
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    As per Marcadav:
    Do 30-60 days clean primal.
    No grains, sugar, alcohol.
    Eat 3 meals and primal snacks.
    Don't track food.
    Don't tweak.
    Don't expect issues to go away quickly. Instead, just follow the plan and see how things play out.
    Decide on an exercise plan you can/will do consistently during the 30-60 days and then do it.

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    You're NOT stout. You're sturdy. There's a difference. Stout=chubby. Sturdy=not fragile. Sturdy is a good thing.

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    I don't think this is the best angle to be analyzing your figure from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    You're NOT stout. You're sturdy. There's a difference. Stout=chubby. Sturdy=not fragile. Sturdy is a good thing.
    Yes, it's funny--I look at other women's legs all the time and I often think that the ones with the thicker, more muscular legs look better. I have long legs actually and a very short waist, so I always call myself an Oompa Loompa..........but, I say having sturdy muscular legs is better and you will age better I think. Plus, all that hiking is pretty much some of the best exercise you can get and you will be able to continue doing it for a long time.

    Sturdy is also better I think because you are probably less apt to break something--think of the sturdy draft horses or warmbloods as opposed to the lighter-boned thoroughbreds and other light breeds (I'm a horse person and have always thought the same way about horse legs--those long skinny ones look neat, but those thick sturdy ones don't get injured as easily).

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    I have never had a broken bone in my life. I don't think it's even possible. If I was that Aaron Ralston guy I don't think I could have cut through my arm with a pocket knife in a million years. I know I have a larger frame and that I am muscular but I am also too fat and I get swollen easily. I was pretty swollen already in that picture since it was a hot day and I drank too much water. I had to force myself to stop drinking because it was making me sick. I needed salt, not water. When I got home my belly was a beach ball.

    I have not combed or brushed my hair in the last two days. I have a very slight wave to my hair but it's mostly gone if I comb my hair. Sometimes it's really nice in the morning when I wake up. So yesterday I didn't comb it, but I did put it in a sort of bun. That left little curly bits around my face. I did the same today (I last washed it on Saturday evening.)
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    Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3

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    Here are pictures of me that I linked to in the MOAR fat post. I didn't want to display them there.





    Maybe it is vain, but I would like it if my stomach was less childlike, my arms were thinner and my knees and ankles less childlike and plump.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    Yeah, I vent here. We both work full time so there's not a lot of "doing" of anything during the week. On weekends we go hiking.

    Yesterday we went for a 14 mile (not 15) hike in the hot sun. The trail was mostly level so it was easy. I wore my heart rate monitor and except for a couple of hills, my heart rate as about 104. But it was really hot. I ended up drinking too much water without enough salt, which isn't good. I should invent some kind of powdered salt drink I could take. Maybe true lemon and lite salt would work.

    We stopped at a pool of water we found in the mostly dry creek. We all sat with our feet in the water and let dozens of little steelhead trout nibble our feet. It was really fun.

    There was a nurse on the hike and so my BF asked her about his blood tests. She told him all the same stuff I told him: it's probably an anomaly, it doesn't matter that the same blood cell measured low normal once, don't worry about it, it's not a problem, they had to ask you the questions on the phone because it's their job, not because they think there really is a problem. I think he listened to her.

    There was a bus driver on the hike who was originally from Egypt. Turned out he didn't eat breakfast or lunch. Toward the end of the day he was getting pretty hungry and started fantasizing about stopping off at that same ethnic market where I've been getting all my odd bits. He really wanted liver and onions and some chicken gizzards. He told me how to make chicken gizzards so maybe I will give it a try. Of course everybody was grossed out by us talking about all the great odd bits we could eat.

    It struck me that on this hike I was the healthiest and most fit person on the hike. Everybody else was complaining about brain fog, chalking all their aches and pains up to age, the nurse was pushing OTC proton pump inhibitors and other CW dietary nonsense. I'm just hiking along in my sandals, feeling great, the heat not bothering me, no pain, I could have done the whole hike all over again. I kept my mouth quiet the whole time they were talking about weight loss plans. I really wasn't into telling all these people who wouldn't care or understand about the stuff that works for me.
    I'm not caught up with reading this but can't help but ask for your suggestions on chicken gizzards!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pony500 View Post
    Yes, it's funny--I look at other women's legs all the time and I often think that the ones with the thicker, more muscular legs look better. I have long legs actually and a very short waist, so I always call myself an Oompa Loompa..........but, I say having sturdy muscular legs is better and you will age better I think. Plus, all that hiking is pretty much some of the best exercise you can get and you will be able to continue doing it for a long time.

    Sturdy is also better I think because you are probably less apt to break something--think of the sturdy draft horses or warmbloods as opposed to the lighter-boned thoroughbreds and other light breeds (I'm a horse person and have always thought the same way about horse legs--those long skinny ones look neat, but those thick sturdy ones don't get injured as easily).
    Good bone...I have old style Morgans that I raised from 3 months old and they have good bone and can do anything...this is how I see sbhikes. Sturdy and versatile and a beauty..a keeper. As long as your body isn't having any inflammatory reaction to something in your diet, you are simply expressing your genetic makeup in a very healthy, strong way.

    We damage ourselves with comparisons sometimes. My little sister got the short genes and always hated it...she wanted to be tall like her two sisters...she has our Mum's genes, olive skin, black eyes and short stature. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meeme View Post
    I'm not caught up with reading this but can't help but ask for your suggestions on chicken gizzards!! LOL
    What he told me to do, and I haven't tried it yet, is to boil the gizzards first. He said boil them until they are half cooked. I have no idea what that means. Then he said to fry them up with olive oil and garlic just like scampi. Fry them until the outside is crispy and the inside is soft. Again, I have no idea how long that would take or what it looks like.

    I figure it's worth a shot to try it out. A whole package of gizzards is about $2.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3

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