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Friday, June 21, 2013

I haven't been online much lately. We lost a computer over the spring so now schools out I kind of have to kick someone off when I want to get on. I should be kicking the kids off anyway, they don't need to be on all day.

So something distressing that's happened a couple of times now is the pulley cable on my weight stack coming undone after a set. It hangs on while I'm lifting but then I end the set and my bar comes whistling down. It's made me hesitant which is not a good way to lift challenging weights. I guess I can unscrew it and reattach it before each workout. The thing is I'm also concerned about strain on my elbows working with the straight bar. I rigged some hanging handles on the chinning bar that came with the house (it was stuck in a bedroom doorway). I can't monitor my strength as precisely, but maybe I shouldn't be so stuck on that.

I'm also still shifting on the whole concept of "you didn't gain this weight overnight, and you're not going to lose it overnight." I reached goal (of a healthy BMI) over 6 months ago now. As much as I've talked about body composition over the months going on years, I'm beginning to really see how much I still could change my lifestyle. I climbed a mesa yesterday during my daughter's lesson (I usually would go shopping) and I thought "I should do something like this more often." It was kind of fun to get up above things.
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    Hang in there!! Just keep doing the best you can. emoticon
    1735 days ago
    I'm still learning about the whole active lifestyle thing. That's really what it's all about, isn't it? I didn't lose this weight just to sit on the sofa and look good for a minute.

    Be careful with those weights! Precise measurement of your progress is secondary to safety!
    1735 days ago
    I don't like the sound of your weight bar coming crashing down. so maybe stick to the door thing.
    1735 days ago
    Great progress/
    1736 days ago
  • NEEDBU66
    That last alone is a non-scale victory. Climbing a mesa as opposed to a trip to the mall. Excellent.
    1736 days ago
    You are head and shoulders above, but it's good to see you doing some other activities. Isn't that one of the perks of losing the weight--being fit enough to be able to do all of those things that other people do? Not as a challenge or part of a workout program, but just a part of fun living?
    1736 days ago
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