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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #120 on: August 27, 2019, 02:21:33 pm »
I set 8 goals for the year, with a minimum acceptable achievement of 5 and a target of 6. So far I've achieved 1.  :hmm:

You've got four months left! ^_^

Yeah--to be fair, the goals were things to build toward, and if I achieved them in the first few months they wouldn't be very hard goals.
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #121 on: August 29, 2019, 10:56:30 am »
I am in a comfortable groove with my workouts now.  I bench 225 twice a week and in one of those days also add in a static lift set of 405.  One day is devoted to dead lifts and RDLs.  The other days I do a range of strength and flexibility exercises.  Most days I finish off with a few sets of ropes.

Friday is my rest day :)

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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #122 on: August 29, 2019, 01:38:21 pm »
I've dropped 30 pounds. My waist has shrunk 4 inches. I'm smaller, more agile, and feel better than I have in years.

Why do I still feel like a big, fat slug? :(

Incentive to drop the next 20, I guess.  :showoff:
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #123 on: August 29, 2019, 02:19:45 pm »
I've dropped 30 pounds. My waist has shrunk 4 inches. I'm smaller, more agile, and feel better than I have in years.

Fantastic! :w00t:

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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #124 on: August 29, 2019, 02:31:06 pm »
I've dropped 30 pounds. My waist has shrunk 4 inches. I'm smaller, more agile, and feel better than I have in years.

Why do I still feel like a big, fat slug? :(

Incentive to drop the next 20, I guess.  :showoff:

That is fantastic, I am so impressed by your dedication.

Do you think your negative emotions are helping in a perverse way?
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #125 on: August 29, 2019, 02:50:10 pm »
That is fantastic, I am so impressed by your dedication.

I don't have a choice. I have to lose this weight or risk an early grave.

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Do you think your negative emotions are helping in a perverse way?

Yep. I look down at my still-not-unsubstantial belly and go, "Oh damn. Time to walk another three miles."

It's really driving home how big I must have been. I mean, once I hit my goal weight, I will have lost 50-55 pounds. On a 5'2" frame - however larger boned and muscular - that's not an insignificant amount of weight. There's a level of shame in that, too. :(
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #126 on: August 29, 2019, 02:54:26 pm »
Yeah well I discovered I am very genetically predisposed to type 2 diabetes and am fighting a rather difficult battle staving it off. I get the "fitness because I don't want to die" thing.
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #127 on: August 29, 2019, 02:57:01 pm »
Yeah well I discovered I am very genetically predisposed to type 2 diabetes and am fighting a rather difficult battle staving it off. I get the "fitness because I don't want to die" thing.

Right now, I am taking medication for:

  • Diabetes (not pre-, actual)
  • High blood pressure (3 different kinds of meds)
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglycerides

I have, by definition, something called Metabolic Syndrome, which means I'm apple shaped and will die young unless I get my shit together. Even then, the chances of getting off the meds are slim to none.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/metabolic-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20351916
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #128 on: August 29, 2019, 03:04:05 pm »
Ok so maybe I don't understand it quite at the level you do. Hopefully we both win our battles into advanced old age.  :hug:
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #129 on: August 29, 2019, 03:16:36 pm »
Ok so maybe I don't understand it quite at the level you do. Hopefully we both win our battles into advanced old age.  :hug:

Take heart. You're 10 years younger than me and male. Losing weight for you should be easier. You just have to make the commitment. :hug:
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #130 on: September 05, 2019, 02:37:03 pm »
I got my EKG results today and it showed a pulse of 46!

I'm so happy about it - I know it is a weird thing to be happy about, but before I went to the doctor I was kind of sad and explained to my girlfriend that I wanted to have a pulse under 50 but I wasn't going to register something so low. When I went for my physical, I walked into the doctor's office and the first thing the nurse did was put a reader on my finger and take my pulse. I registered 72--I tried to quickly relax, but I had just walked in (and not long before up stairs) and I think that elevated my heart rate.

For the EKG though I was laying on a bed for a few minutes.

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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #131 on: September 16, 2019, 01:59:36 pm »
Two weeks ago, I started walk/running three miles every other day. I've signed up to do a 5k on Thanksgiving with my sister, and she's been running one 5k a month all year. I'm hoping not to embarrass myself. :blush:

At this point, I'm walking 1/4 mile/running 1/4 mile for 3 miles. This week, I'm going to try to up it to walk 1/4 / run 1/5. Wish me luck!

Oh, on the weight front: still have 20 pounds to lose. I gained three pounds when I first started running, but it's going down again now. Not too stressed over the weight gain since it's probably muscle, but I still have this obnoxious bulge at the top of my stomach that will not go away. :mad:  <_<
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #132 on: October 02, 2019, 12:35:23 pm »
The difference a year can make. Just another 20 pounds to go!

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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #133 on: October 02, 2019, 12:36:21 pm »
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Re: Fitness 2019 thread
« Reply #134 on: October 02, 2019, 02:10:59 pm »
Wow Meri you are killing it.

I find you inspiring -_-
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