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Introspection on weight loss and maintenance of many kinds

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

"To every season, turn, turn, turn" has taken on a new meaning for me this year. There IS a time for everything.

My therapist and a PT student accompanied me into the gym yesterday as I have less pain in my hamstrings and am learning better techniques for exercises. I want to translate them to my gym routine. I demonstrated what I do and she made a few changes that improved how I felt. Win!

My "aha" moments came when I described to the student how I was "fit but fat". I was lifting weights while standing on one foot and I easily transitioned to equipment to show off my skills. Huh, I CAN do all this. There was a time when I couldn't get out of a chair without struggling. Now I can get off a bench using one foot. Not only can I tie my shoes, I can almost-so close- touch the floor when I bend.

Though I can't quickly walk long distances anymore I can still walk them s-l-o-w-l-y all day.
Sure, things hurt. I accept I can't change what I did to my joints and ligaments. My muscles are now doing their best to support the beat up parts and they are doing it quite well!

My eating habits are harder to change although when I stray it is for less time than before. I maintain this weight within 5 pounds. The struggle is my triggers and I can't exercise or exorcise them away.
They live with and near me with their own needs and struggles. I'm still working on finding what I can do to not eat when something hits me.
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