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Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 9, 2013 - 12:21am PT
That is what I am working on. Hope to show up in The Valley in the best shape of my life. 40 pounds lighter and ready to send.

I am thinking of that line by Yoda in Star Wars.
"Do, or do not, there is no try"

Plaid

MisterE

Social climber
Apr 9, 2013 - 12:25am PT
That is what I am working on. Hope to show up in The Valley in the best shape of my life. 40 pounds lighter and ready to send.

I am thinking of that line by Yoda in Star Wars.
"Do, or do not, there is no try"

Plaid

Dude, your math sucks unless you are a freakishly skinny midget.

You have lost forty pounds, and are half the man you used to be.

That necessitates a weight of 80 pounds BEFORE YOU STARTED YOUR WEIGHT LOSS.

Maybe that is why I didn't see you last year at Facelift - I wasn't looking low enough?
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Apr 9, 2013 - 12:42am PT
I like it. Paring weight usually pays huge dividends.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2013 - 12:55am PT
It's not literal. It might as well be half of what I am now. Really chunky.
I gained a bunch of weight and need to shed the tonage.
When I do, I am going to float up some really cool stuff.
Been dreaming about the Steck Salathe. Gotta be thin to get through The Narrows.....
I'd really rather not get stuck in there.

Plaid
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 9, 2013 - 01:03am PT
Plaidman, I've found that getting in your best shape takes time. Creating a diet you eat on a daily basis that is healthy is super important.

Then, figuring out an exercise plan that includes the things you love to do such as rock climbing, backpacking, hiking, kayaking, biking, swimming....

The MOST important thing is taking a simple plan and then DOING it. What's super great is this may take time, but you are creating a lifestyle for yourself that will last.

Cheering yo on. lynnie
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Apr 9, 2013 - 01:06am PT
just hike over the Hindu Kush and then the Sahara like Alexander the Great, then get poisoned on some MD 20/20,
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Apr 9, 2013 - 01:11am PT
Alex the Great lost 40 pounds???
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2013 - 02:15am PT
I have got a meal plan and learning how to eat right. Working with a coach. I am not doing this on my own. My wife is doing this with me too. I have help. Working on better habits. It's gunna happen all I have to do is DO IT.

In good health now. Passed my physical. I was really just eating like crap.
Never felt better after I stopped eating junk.
Still was climbing and humping loads when needed. Just have to be a whole lot lighter.

Plaid
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 9, 2013 - 08:05am PT
Remember that muscle is heavier than fat. ;-)
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Apr 9, 2013 - 08:16am PT
Meh.. that means this extra large I *heart* CHOSS shirt I got for you will look like a circus tent on your frame by Sept. I'll reorder a Med. ;)

Fer real.. good on you. I'm with ya. Cut the crap out of my diet and get in fighting shape for a great year of climbing.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2013 - 08:30am PT
Thx Maid- I'm gitt'in done!

Sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Now to get to work.

Plaid
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 9, 2013 - 08:34am PT
Will you still be large enough to display you jaunty tartan? Or just a square or two? ;-)

edit:Now now, there, Randisi.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Apr 9, 2013 - 08:59am PT
Yoda's wrong.

Of course there's such a thing as try.

Trying and not doing and not trying and not doing are very different things.

Why do people like this quote so much?

How else are you going to learn?
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Apr 9, 2013 - 09:53am PT
'coz if you try and don't do it you are not trying enough, and it will weaken your will if you fail. Prepare yourself for a difficult task before you start. For me, it takes a few weeks to months of mental preparation. For example. When I wanted to stop smoking (27 years of pack/day), I set a date a few months ahead and I thought, visualized, and dreamed about it. When the day came, I quited smoking cold turkey for a full day! Kidding, I quited for a few years. The stress after those few years made me to start smoking again for another few years, but I quit again and haven't smoked for 6 years now. I do the same mental preparations for getting off medications, fasting for 10 days, or starting excercising.

That's how I understand Yoda's words. (If you want to jump over a big hole, you don't try it half way, right?)

I hope it helps ;)

Good luck!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 9, 2013 - 09:59am PT
You can lose weight by doing nothing, it takes real work to put it back on.

Beware the Narrows, my partner got stuck in them 1.5 years ago and took 1.5 hrs to follow the pitch. Pretty much wasted him.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Apr 9, 2013 - 10:11am PT
Though you're excited about a new diet and weight loss presently, train you mind to see this as your new way of living. The same way you don't drink anymore, and don't even think about it anymore, is the way you have to think about foods you used to commonly eat. Chips, soft drinks, fast food, the Pizza Deck, all empty calories filled only with fat and sugar and lay on the road back to the old you.
You can do this, I know you can.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Apr 9, 2013 - 10:27am PT
So Moosedrool, a musician who is trying to learn a difficult piece of music and making slow progress is going to lose his will because it is slow and difficult?

You seem to ignore the existence of the learning curve.
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Apr 9, 2013 - 10:33am PT
Mark, it is interesting that it works for you.

I think quite often about the things I quited. I smile and think, I don't need it anymore. It actualy gives me some pleasure.

But maybe I am just weird that way ;)
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Apr 9, 2013 - 10:36am PT
Not at all Randisi! The musician is learning, not trying to learn.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Apr 9, 2013 - 10:42am PT
I think about them, and actually fondly, but with no desire.
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