Unfluffing

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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:15 pm

Still at 157. Thinking it may be nuva ring as i am on 1100 calories per day and doing 500 calories worth of cardio daily in addition to weights and throwing. Also, i know i am holding a lot of water and poop.

I know i can cut water at the end but am hoping to only have to cut 3-4 lbs vs 8-10. Zero would be ideal.

Just cardio yesterday, had to take mom to the hospital for post operative pain. Going to do some snatches and rowing this morning. Going to walk during an hour long phone conference at noon and hopefully throw this afternoon. Need to work the heavy hammer.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:19 am

155.1 this morning. Not sure about going to CA anymore. My mom is in the ICU and has been all week. Unexpected surgery complication.

She passed away this morning. My husband is urging me to compete and I think I will if for nothing else, the distraction.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:47 am

153.7 this morning. Going to row and throw today. Main goal is not to hurt myself.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by nafod » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:43 pm

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:19 am
155.1 this morning. Not sure about going to CA anymore. My mom is in the ICU and has been all week. Unexpected surgery complication.

She passed away this morning.
*sigh*

So sorry to hear the news. It changes how I read everything you wrote previously, knowing there was that.

I hope you find your peace, and remember your mom well.

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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:59 am

Thank you. She was a big part of our family. Trying to drag everyone through this process of saying goodbye. I am still in a bit of shock. My kids are devastated.

153 this morning. Started the water cut yesterday. Its good to have something to focus on for now.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:00 pm

Well, I made weight. 148.8 with my pants on. It is very clear that I need to get a coach to help me with my stones and hammers, they sucked and took me out of a possible 5th place finish down to a 9th place finish (out of ten). Also the caber was awful and I think I was a little wrung out by the end of the day so I didn't get a good degree score, but no one was able to turn the damn thing.

Going forward, I'm going to try and stay close to this weight. Lightweight worlds is in November and although I should qualify regardless, I need to get some better numbers. I also need to squat more.

My knees are really not happy with me these days, but I think it may just be my age. It comes and goes and doesn't really keep me from doing anything. I think I just need to continue the rehab and maybe get some better knee sleeves.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:42 pm

Getting back in the gym now. Not sleeping well. Still having a hard time just thinking through the day. Very distracted. But overall, been holding it together. I decided to hire a throwing coach to help me out both with my throws and my training. I am having a hard time doing this myself and I really want to compete at LW worlds this fall.

Weight is holding steady around 152. Hoping to stay here.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:52 pm

Monday: hour long walk with dog, snatches, reverse hypers, and quad extensions
Tuesday: dog walk, bench with rows, lat pulldowns, seated rows, chest flyes, biceps/triceps, and leg raises

My knees are really bothering me. Need to get back to some single leg work and stop wearing heels.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:17 pm

Been squatting every other day. Snatches and cleans twice a week. Back and shoulder work, core, leg rehab (abductor/quads/hamstrings), and cardio every day. Knees are starting to feel better. I'm stronger than I thought.
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Post by syaigh » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:14 pm

Knees had a huge setback yesterday. Its sudden acute pain from . .. sitting in the car. Trying to be reflective and I think that the problem may be the quad extensions. When I do them without abductor work, they bother me. When I use them very light as a way to warm up for squats, I'm good. More squats feel good. So, need to adjust how I'm doing things and be more observant.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:37 pm

Just cardio binging the last few days. Need to get back to weights tomorrow. Looks like its my basement gym for now, but I have everything I need down there.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:54 pm

158.5 this morning. Started a light workout this morning, db deadlifts, goblets squats, and ring rows followed by 25 minutes on the rower. Back on macros: 140 carbs/48 fat/140 protein.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:04 am

My grief is often rage. I dont know what to do with it so I have just been stuffing it down. It has been getting tougher lately. Going to take my dad to get a dog this weekend. He needs someone to keep him company at night. And he has always had a dog until recently.
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Post by motherjuggs&speed » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:17 am

Maybe get a heavy bag or striking dummy and wail on that? Joey Diaz has been saying it's the thing keeping him sane.

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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Thu May 14, 2020 2:54 pm

motherjuggs&speed wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:17 am
Maybe get a heavy bag or striking dummy and wail on that? Joey Diaz has been saying it's the thing keeping him sane.
I've just temporarily given up everything but walking/jogging in the woods with my crazy dog. Its helping. As is not drinking.

Friend of mine was able to keep his gym open by putting all his equipment in the parking lot. Going to take my son over there this afternoon and do some lifting.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Sun May 17, 2020 7:20 pm

Deadlifted Thursday and was all but crippled til this morning, but it was good. Walking and jogging more.

Still not motivated to do much outside my normal routine but getting there.
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Post by syaigh » Tue May 19, 2020 11:55 am

yesterday benched and then did some clean barbell complexes with 65 lbs. Walked 4 miles yesterday, 4 today.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Wed May 20, 2020 9:18 pm

Some squatz and abs with the youngest.
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Post by syaigh » Fri May 22, 2020 12:15 am

Today, not much. Just a short dog walk.
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Post by syaigh » Fri May 22, 2020 4:34 pm

Deadlifts rows and core. Then 3 mile walk.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Sat May 23, 2020 6:24 pm

2 walks. One with dog. One without. Probably 5 miles total.

I started using Calm gummies at night. I have the powder (its just mg), but that gives me reflux. The gummies plus a benadryl and the Calm app (unrelated, just nature noises, meditations, and stories told in soothing voices) are helping a lot with sleep. When i wake up in the middle of the night, i just get a glass of milk and do something for an hour or so and then head back to bed. Getting cold helps. And ive been able to go back to sleep.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by Bram » Sat May 23, 2020 10:43 pm

syaigh wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:19 am
155.1 this morning. Not sure about going to CA anymore. My mom is in the ICU and has been all week. Unexpected surgery complication.

She passed away this morning. My husband is urging me to compete and I think I will if for nothing else, the distraction.
Haven't checked your log in a while and saw this.

Very sorry to hear of your loss, sending good thoughts :heart:
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Sun May 24, 2020 2:32 am

Bram wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:43 pm
syaigh wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:19 am
155.1 this morning. Not sure about going to CA anymore. My mom is in the ICU and has been all week. Unexpected surgery complication.

She passed away this morning. My husband is urging me to compete and I think I will if for nothing else, the distraction.
Haven't checked your log in a while and saw this.

Very sorry to hear of your loss, sending good thoughts :heart:
Thank you. I appreciate that.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Sun May 24, 2020 2:26 pm

4 mile dog walk.
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Re: Unfluffing

Post by syaigh » Mon May 25, 2020 9:29 pm

4 mile walk. Used some of the training advice with treats and turnarounds. It definitely helped. Am going to look into a training collar. She is a super sweet girl, just very needy, loves to run, and still.confused about the being a dog thing. She was 2 when she was picked up by animal control, pregnant with probably her 2nd or 3rd litter. We got her about 4 weeks after those pups were weaned. And she was so skinny you could see her vertebrae. She has severe separation anxiety and just wants to be with me 24-7. Also has some bbs under her skin so someone shot her at some point. But loves my family, especially my dad, and is very eager to follow commands and learn tricks. The leash is just a challenge for her.
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