Rig D's 2018 weight and health campaign

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Re: Rig D's 2018 weight and health campaign

Post by Rig D on Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:48 am

PP no, it wasn't me sending out stuff. Ontario says in another thread that she thinks it is forumotion, PF's parent operation. I don't know why they plopped my thread in there first. Ontario also says you can turn off getting these in your settings info. Haven't looked for it, I'm hoping it was a one-off, not the beginning of a re-occurring series of junque emails.

Ankle weights: So far so good, I guess. I'm wearing them around pretty much all day and finding that my legs are definitely more fatigued by the end of the day. The weights are 2.5 lbs each leg and are pretty much all beat to hell and back and the Velcro straps are just about shot, they gradually work loose and fall off during the course of the day. They are only about 40 years old and used a lot. I'll replace them whenever I find my round tuit at a sporting goods store or maybe if Aldi has some on their "miscellaneous" aisle. We picked up a nice 6 piece set of light dumbbells at Aldi for abut $15 a year or so ago, so I'd be inclined to try other exercise stuff from them.

My left knee (my non-replaced one) is really bothering me a bunch. I have arthritis in it and pre-surgery last year I was beginning to have trouble with it being inflexible and painful. It had a bad spell around Christmas, got better, then started again last week after riding my Air-Dyne and is getting steadily worse. We have a sectional sofa that "sits low" in our LR and I'm having a very hard time getting up. If it isn't showing signs of improvement next week, I will make an appointment with my knee surgeon for him to check it out for possible replacement. He'll be expecting me to come back based on his observations last year. Not excited about another round of surgery, although the last one went well, I just don't look forward to another long bout of recovery.
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Re: Rig D's 2018 weight and health campaign

Post by Meant2Move on Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:46 pm

While there are undoubtedly benefits to the ankle weights, they are likely aggravating the left knee. Extra weight on the feet (such as heavy boots) definitely strains the knees.
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Re: Rig D's 2018 weight and health campaign

Post by Narrowminded on Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:41 pm

I agree with M2M. I’d forgo the ankle weights and see if that helps.
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Re: Rig D's 2018 weight and health campaign

Post by Rig D Yesterday at 11:33 am

Week 2 Update  Weight: 249, Down 1.
Not much tangible progress so far, but I'll take it. Not getting enough exercise. Diet this week has been good, no Primal deviations.

M2M, I followed your advice and put the ankle weights away. My knee pain is still there, but the peak severity is a good bit reduced and the normal background achy pain is about the same. Flexibility in it is still poor.

I feel like my body is finally getting primally adjusted. Judging by my favorite pair of jeans, my belly seems to be down a little. My system purged out the last two days so after a period of feeling heavy/bloated, I'm now feeling better and feel more like doing my exercises. We have a crummy day today, mid 30's F and solid clouds with rain/snow this afternoon/night. S'posed to be cold and clear Sunday, then two days in the 60's, but with rain. I'm going to try and get outside for some walking while the weather is better.  I think walking was key to my success in my first big weight purge, so I'm looking forward to being able to get outside and work my neighborhood and park routes. Doing laps in the house is terribly unsatisfying in all respects.

I've increased my repetitions on my light dumbbells, and have brought my regular dumbbells in from the garage so I can go heavier in weights as time goes by. Still can't find a good home for them in the house, though, my wife objects to them being in our TV area, which is where I would like to use them. I can watch the tube and also get my weight work done at the same time. I do this with my belly/back ball exercises too, she hasn't objected to the big exercise ball, perhaps because I use it as my preferred chair.

Appetite: For the first time since restarting, I've finally had a day with what I remember as normal Primal hunger pangs. I seriously applied the "eat when hungry" mode the last few days. having a day or two where I really only ate one meal, with a small snack of nuts. Yesterday and this morning I had really deep, really strong hunger pangs and my food seemed more satisfying than it has been recently.

I've tried to sit down and watch some of the Olympics. I dunno, winter stuff just does not do it for me, I can't get into it. I like the ski jumping events, and the various races, except for the short track speed skating. For me, if you can't use a stop watch or tape measure to judge winners and losers, it isn't much of a sport. So figure skating while fun to watch imho gets way too much coverage. I have similar issues with the summer Olympics with several events, particularly the gymnastics. Not arguing about the athletic skill required to perform, just the amount of coverage. Plus I often wonder why if we have swimming events for freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, breast stroke, we don't have events in track for alternative styles like the 100m walk and the 400m skip to complement the "freestyle" running already there.
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Re: Rig D's 2018 weight and health campaign

Post by Narrowminded Yesterday at 6:24 pm

Rig getting readjusted to Primal is huge. That can be such a stickler in many ways.

Happy to hear a baby the walking. Also huge for me last year. While I can’t get outside much this year, I have to deal with interior laps. Refuse to give in and seriously a good book on kindle makes laps tolerable.
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Re: Rig D's 2018 weight and health campaign

Post by Annieh Today at 5:24 am

Lol, I'm the opposite.  Gymnastics is my favourite sport to watch, and figure skating would be up there.  Who cares how many times someone can ride a bike round a track?  Well, obviously lots of people, but to me it just looks boring.

Grok on, Rig.
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Post by perennialpam Today at 6:33 am

Keep chucking away at Primal. You know it works however slowly.

I'm with you on the Olympics... If I'm bored I hope for the skiing or snow board competitions but will not sit for hours watching those either.
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Re: Rig D's 2018 weight and health campaign

Post by Narrowminded Today at 1:10 pm

I love to watch the staking and gymnastics, but prefer the others due to scoring. When your score depends on speed and the clock determines who is first, i much prefer that to subjective scoring. Irks me every time i hear, this person is good, but next Olympics will be theirs, they then put on a perfect program but are down graded because they are young.
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