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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

After a chair breaking while sitting in it (not even moving) on my last vacation (is there a hybrid word for vacation and misery?), I'm really thinking about things again. Not that I think it broke b/c I'm so big or anything, because I'm big, but not big enough to break a wooden chair if it's sturdy. But it did get me thinking.

I have exactly 5 weeks before I have to sit in an airplane seat for 5 hours. The last time I flew, I was cursing my size because I had to lean down to the underseat storage multiple times per hour to keep my son entertained and fed enough to not cause a major disturbance on the flight. Every single time I had to get something I cursed my lack of fitness and my belly obstacle (it's the main obstacle to my comfort when bending over). So...I've got 5 weeks.

Now, as you probably already know, I'm not at all about dieting, rather just trying to live in a healthy way that will let the weight take care of itself. So, I'm still not really going to be dieting, but trying to sort of intensify the healthy eating for the next 5 weeks. I want to work on:

flexibility
cardio fitness
strength
and yes, size

I'd like to just be more comfy in that airline seat.

So you're going to see more comments from me in that vein, while still trying to balance the rest of my life. But I hope to walk with more frequency and intensity, do more strength training days, and stretch at least 3 body parts each night. My eating needs to be more about my stomach (eating only when actually hungry) and less about my emotional state or opportunistic eating (it's there, it's open, grab a small bit vs. no, I'm not really hungry, I can eat that when I am hungry later if that's what I'm actually hungry for then).

So, minor adjustments (I believe) that should equal a bit better fitness when I have to park my bottom in that teeny tiny airline seat, and bend over again and again to retrieve stuff.
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  • JUSTYNA7
    Motivation and incentives are so personal... but that memory is a powerful one. USE IT!
    2136 days ago
  • LILLYROSEGRAM
    Just read your comment on my page regarding my earlier comment on this blog. Sounds like you had to pay for the chair that broke. I am appalled by that. You certainly don't weigh enough to be held accountable for an adult-sized chair breaking. Seems there was some weight-prejudice behind that expectation. This is just one of those experiences in life that we have to put out of our minds or it would drive us crazy!

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    2138 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13244496
    I AM IN SURE YOU CAN DO THIS. YOU MAY NOT BE TWIGGY WHEN YOU GET ON THAT PLANE. BUT YOU WILL BE A BETTER YOU!
    2141 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11332084
    Sometimes it's the little things that spur us into action! Good luck with your plan and your trip. I avoid flying, but it has more to do with TSA than the seat (a couple of bad experiences with the way they treated my Grammy, and I decided I wasn't going to fly if at all possible).
    2142 days ago
  • LILLYROSEGRAM
    I haven't been on a flight since I gained this weight I need to lose, but given that I am uncomfortable reaching down to pick things up, I'm sure I would be uncomfortable in an airplane seat also. I bet you'll notice a difference from 5 weeks of extra effort in living a healthy lifestyle.

    I also have had the experience of a wooden chair breaking when I sat on it, but at the time I weighed much less than what is now my goal weight. Made me feel like a 2-ton elephant and embarrassed me just the same. Now though, it is one of my favorite stories to tell on myself.

    Good luck with getting to the point you want to be at for your upcoming trip. Of course,

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    2142 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/12/2015 10:24:20 PM
  • DEE797
    Good plan... emoticon
    2142 days ago
  • I_CHOOSE
    I think I'll join you, Lisa. I have about 7 weeks before vacation and it would be nice to have a bit less tummy and a bit more stamina! emoticon

    Maybe even drop a couple of pounds? emoticon

    Eliza
    2142 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13915474
    i agree small adjustments can lead to big changes
    2142 days ago
  • VIERLYN
    Good plan,,,,
    2142 days ago
  • NEPTUNE1939
    emoticon emoticon to victory. emoticon
    2142 days ago
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