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Patience

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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NILLAPEPSI 6/22/2013 5:01PM

    Hang in there!! Just keep doing the best you can. emoticon

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AJDOVER1 6/22/2013 11:48AM

    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!

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JUMPINJULIE 6/21/2013 11:27PM

    I don't like the sound of your weight bar coming crashing down. so maybe stick to the door thing.

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LRSILVER 6/21/2013 5:02PM

    Great progress/

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NEEDBU66 6/21/2013 2:00PM

    That last alone is a non-scale victory. Climbing a mesa as opposed to a trip to the mall. Excellent.

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BRAVELUTE 6/21/2013 1:14PM

    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?

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