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A small success

Monday, May 28, 2018

Sunday my weight was the lowest I've seen since Christmas, maybe the lowest I've seen in a few years. I was so pleased that I managed to stay under my high school weight for a week. It's so easy to enjoy a few treats here and there, and find myself again becoming that retired guy who's a little overweight and doesn't seem to do much.

Now this body composition thing is becoming an issue. I fear my weight loss is more muscle than fat, and that's not good. But since this idea arose, I've searched and discovered (on Spark, duh) some simple exercises that are challenging the weakness that's sneaked in over the past few years. I've been using them during the past week, and can feel some muscles complaining of abuse. That tells me I'm doing something right. The biggest reason I'm weak (aside from age) stems from some surgery I had that completely altered my physical activities. I've recovered completely and can do pretty much whatever I want. The Spark exercises are letting me test and regain some strength needed for every day function and maybe I can get a bit leaner without out becoming weaker. Then, new goal now, is to actually get stronger with better tone. Still in the imagining stages, but I feel the necessity and I think my new concept of what this body is supposed to do and look like will push me along. .
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    I'm noticing weakness too - the chemo really messed me up.
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    This is motivation for me!
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