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Ring Toss or Reason 74

Saturday, January 19, 2013

How's this for inspired post? It's 2:30am Saturday morning and I just climbed out of the shower.

Reason 74 for shedding the weight, getting healthier, etc is RING TOSS.

Pardon me if this is TMI, but a reason like this is a motivating factor for me. Why is it so hard to bend over and get my underwear on? Seriously. The heavier I am, the less agile and flexible I am and the harder it is to get those darn things on without sitting down. Even then it is not that easy, but standing up, it resembles a three ring circus.

I am so tired of trying different tactics, rolling them up, tossing them on the floor to step through. It is embarrassing, even though I AM THE ONLY ONE THERE. How weird is that? I am embarrassed in front of myself. Go ahead. Wrap your head around that one. And while you are it, drop by for some ring toss. : )

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ATTACKFATCAT 1/29/2013 11:42AM

    Oh, I was there. At my highest way it was difficult to put pants on and tie my shoes. I was also unsteady on my feet, which I hated with a passion. I wanted to hike, but I was so scared I'd fall and hurt myself. I managed to start hiking with a walking stick for balance. I also found a yoga-based core stretch video at my local library:

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I used that video at least 3 times a week. That video is a very light stretch yoga that is good for anyone who has balance issues and helps with flexibility and strengthening your core.

The combination of those two things really made a difference in my balance and confidence. It also allowed me to start doing other stretches that made it a little less difficult to tie my shoes or put clothes on.

You can do this. You can win at ring toss :) And then you can move on to more entertaining games.

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PATRISNA 1/23/2013 4:29PM

    I have to lean against the door frame or the vanity counter or I will topple over even putting on jeans.

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DIFROMWYOMING 1/21/2013 7:58PM

    I sit to do mine....almost have to unless I want to bend in ways I'm not meant to!

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MICKEYH 1/20/2013 2:02AM

    Mickey, I know it is hard on you right now to just get thing done. But I see your hard effort day in and day out. I have confidence in you and I believe in you. You will get there. keep pushing. You can do it.
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NICOLERZ 1/19/2013 10:33PM

    I am embarrassed of myself, too, so I understand.

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DOODIE59 1/19/2013 9:35PM

    Yessss, that is one of life's little details, and just one of the many perks of being a healthy size. Just THINK of the things that would be easier with less stuff in the way:)
Be good to yourself!
Deirdre

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NORWOODGIRL 1/19/2013 8:57PM

    Yep. Been there, done that. Seems like I carry way too much fat in my belly. It is darn hard to get past it.

Losing some weight has been very beneficial that way! emoticon


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CARRAND 1/19/2013 7:35PM

    It's true. Now that I've lost weight, I can stand on one leg and get my other leg through my pants. I can even stand up and put socks on after my yoga class.

Of course, the yoga class helps with balance and flexibility, too.

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MAVERICK59 1/19/2013 2:34PM

    Why not just go commando??? emoticon

I feel ya.
Right up there with cleaning oneself after tolieting.
TMI? emoticon

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HEYITSLISA 1/19/2013 10:57AM

    I can feel you, really. I used to have to sit down and put my undies on. Now I can stand and put them on one leg at at time! It's my daily reminder of how far I have come! emoticon You will get there!!

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_KATHY 1/19/2013 10:48AM

    Never thought of it that way but it's true. At least a 2 rings circus. You are right though... pretty soon we will put our undies on like a lady :) standing and one leg at a time.

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OLIVIANIGHT 1/19/2013 7:19AM

    Oh you make me laugh : ) Keep it up and you'll get there, and ring toss will be no more!

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/19/2013 7:13AM

    Great reason to keep trying! emoticon

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THE-MORE-GIRL 1/19/2013 3:06AM

    You're so hilarious!

(I like being fat just fine, but I admit that one benefit of getting thinner and more flexible is that I can reach to put on my panties and tie my shoes, both of which were harder when I was fatter and less fit.)

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