2015-12-15: Hi! You're probably here because you did a Google search for 'plus sized horseback riders' or you saw my content quoted elsewhere. There are a couple of things I'd like you to know.

I am still here! But I am living away from my horses and not riding often. I could tell you a lie and say that I am, but I have always endeavored to give you the truth here. As a result, I'm not feeling terribly motivated to write blog posts and I feel out of touch with the community.

I'd love for you to stay a while and look back through the archives. Visit the links listed below. We still have an active forum community and I post on the Facebook page from time to time.

I have tentative plans to try to get more involved in the horse world in 2016, and I will absolutely share whatever that adventure becomes with you, so keep checking back!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Video Log #1!

I am running out the door to a Christmas party but I wanted to post this video that I recorded a couple of days ago.

In a recent post, I mentioned I wanted to start talking about my weight loss journey but I want to keep the AFG&AFH blog true to it's original intent, which is and always will be encouraging plus sized riders in areas where they can sometimes face lots of prejudice and challenges that are different from those of "average sized" riders.

So - without further ado - the A Fat Girl & A Fat Horse Weight Loss Video Log!

A real entry should come tomorrow!


  1. I wish you luck on your goal! I really think you can do it!

    Here are just some small suggestions that have been helping me:

    1.) drink lots and lots and lots of water! this helps flush all the bad stuff out of your system and boost your metabolism.

    2.) only drink water, skim or 1% milk, and 100% juices. Though watch the juices as they are high in calories! I quit drinking soda's and lost about 5 pounds in a month without changing anything else in my life.

    3.) Walk more. Wether it be parking further out at work or when shopping. Taking stairs if you can. Just little stuff goes a long way!

    4.) Watch how much you eat out at fast food places. Every now and then is ok, but not three times a week like i was doing! My nutritionist said once a month, maybe. lol.

    5.) Try belly dancing! I do this belly dancing routine when i have time. Not only does it work your muscles, but it helps strengthen your hips and belly which has helped my riding posture. Here is what i do its on youtube for free!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In1bptHtm0I

    I know this is all easier said then done. But i started out slow and added more and more...and have lost 15 pounds in about two months.

  2. Thanks Kellie!

    I have always been a water drinker more than anything... these people that drink 2L a day of soda... wow! LOL I am working on getting up to 3L of water a day... there used to be a time when 4-6L of water was more accurate for me (I lost about 40lbs in three months then)... but I am working on building it back up again! I really like drinking milk - skim milk anyways... I find it makes me feel fuller and I drop more weight on the weeks I am consistently consuming dairy products than any other weeks.

    I also have implemented the car in the back of the parking lot (mostly because I hate pulling into tight spaces, I'll go farther out so I can drive through a space at the mall, etc).

    The fast food is what gets me - the foods of convenience. I was talking about all of this with my mom this morning and think we could probably go at this together. I need to lose about 100lbs and she could do with about 50 off so maybe we'll see how that goes.

    And I DEFINITELY will try out belly dancing! haha! I have never tried it before and I am always a little embarrassed to do that stuff because I am not very graceful but it looks like fun! Thanks for your suggestions!