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#1 trnslationlost

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 06:54 PM

Before researching down to the nitty-gritty, I persuaded my mom, sister and aunt that we should go to Costa Rica for our girls' trip in June. The main reason was because I really wanted to try zip lining!

Well...come to find out the weight limit is 217 lbs. BUMMER.

How do you keep yourself from being disappointed in these let downs?? I know I've done amazing, and that I will be below that in due time. But wow, I'm surprised how sad I am about this!

Probably because I took too long to refill my Celexa :P
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 07:35 PM

I think it's OK to be disappointed. When we don't get to do something we'd really like to do, no matter the reason, it's disappointing. And I think it's important to let ourselves be sad. Just speaking for myself now, I know I used to eat sometimes to comfort myself. And I don't want to do that anymore. But that means I have to let myself feel sad sometimes. And you know, it's OK to feel sad. It doesn't feel good, but the feeling passes in time.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:02 AM

Sweetheart - I'm truly sorry to hear that you're upset about not being able to do the zip lining.

I agree with Kelly. We should never deny ourselves the right to feel sad and disappointed sometimes. Suppressing feelings isn't good.

But you could turn this around and make it a major goal.

Do some searching and see if there's a zip lining facility within a reasonable distance to you. Find out what their weight restrictions are and ask your Mom, Sister and Aunt if they'd go with you once you're under the weight limit.

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#4 Laureate

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:53 AM

The zipl;ining weight limit at Dollywood near the Smoky Mountains is 300. Check around.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:17 AM

Before researching down to the nitty-gritty, I persuaded my mom, sister and aunt that we should go to Costa Rica for our girls' trip in June. The main reason was because I really wanted to try zip lining!

Well...come to find out the weight limit is 217 lbs. BUMMER.

How do you keep yourself from being disappointed in these let downs?? I know I've done amazing, and that I will be below that in due time. But wow, I'm surprised how sad I am about this!

Probably because I took too long to refill my Celexa :P


And, while being realistic on the one hand, it looks as though you have lost weight so rapidly that who knows what you might weigh by the time Costa Rica comes around? Looks like you have 23 pounds to go to get to 217 and you have lost 62 since surgery 4 months ago? If those numbers are accurate, then given the rate you are losing (we all lose differently),it would be a stretch but not impossible to reach for. Maybe? When in June are you going? early or late? MAybe get in to some aggressive boot camp type work outs?

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(and someone had a great quote about not letting immediate gratification derail long term goals-but I cant remember who or exactly the wording. It was good, though...)


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Posted 17 April 2010 - 07:12 AM

I agree. You may surprise yourself and the weight will fall off before you go. Don't be negative at this point. It could just happen for you and you have time.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 07:58 AM

It could be a meds thing, but I say, "BE HAPPY!" You can NOW go on the zip-line and have fun! (I think you said that you WILL make goal weight by the time you leave on your trip.) Before the surgery, you would have missed out. Don't Worry, Be Happy! Then, tell us all about the wonderful trip when you get back! :D
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 08:11 AM

I did Zip lining in Puerto Rico and there was a weight limit also a limit on waist size since the harnes are secure they do not adjust other than smaller. I was 240ish when I went there is a picture of me in my profile doing the zipline. I was a tight squeeze to get into the harness but loved it I was shaking for like an hour after ward but so worth it. I believe I did like 9 ziplines and 2 repels never thought I could do something being fat. But I did. I wasnt able to stop myself though I was too scared to let go of the rope holding me up. Best of luck. I am sure you will have fun.
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 07:38 PM

I went ziplining and the weight limit was 250. 217 is kind of a weird number...you never know until you get there...

At any rate, this is just the beginning for you! You're doing great and soon you'll be zipping those lines left and right. :P
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 08:07 PM

Shop around to some of the other zip line places. I have been zip lining in Mexico twice and I am a lot more than 217. There were no limits at that location and they used extra harnesses to ensure my safety.

I understand how disappointed you are. Last summer, I went to the county fair and planned to ride a scary spinning ride with a friend of mine. The operator told me he couldn't run the ride because of my size and I had to get off the ride. I was devastaed, humiliated and embarrassed. I cried. I had never been refused entry to anything before that, including zip lining. It was one of the events that finally drove home how important my decision to have the surgery was. I am scheduled for surgery in 2 weeks. You've been so successful! Hang in there and keep pushing for your goal! Then we'll swap stories about zip lining places around the world!!:)

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 08:41 PM

lzy - I had that feeling last year when I was forced to stay home while all my roommates went the to amusement park. I was so frustrated and humiliated!

Thank you everyone for your kind words. I think it was more that I was starting to look at my weight loss as "not good enough"...I knew that would just be distructive. I've just decided to use this to pump up my exercise motivation!
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:36 AM

Hang in there girl! Like some others have said, you have are pretty close to that weight and it's only April, you will probably be at that correct weight or close enough to do it. It sounds like fun!

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 10:37 PM

Don't feel down, your weight loss is great!! Now I'm going to "Google" zip lining because I'm clueless. I've only been out the country 5 years but maybe my age is starting to show!!:o

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 03:25 PM

Look at you!!!! You made the 217 weight limit! Congrats on finding that inner resolve to continue on your journey! Now you will have the great reward of a new and exciting experience! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Although, the walk up the mountain was a bear!!! lol

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:56 PM

Look at you!!!! You made the 217 weight limit! Congrats on finding that inner resolve to continue on your journey! Now you will have the great reward of a new and exciting experience! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Although, the walk up the mountain was a bear!!! lol


Oh thank you so much! I kept meaning to update this since my Costa Rica trip!

I WENT ZIPLINING! It was soooo cool. I almost fainted beforehand with anxiety :o but it was so worth it!! And I went kayaking the next day. Two things I would NEVER have done at 326 lbs. Great reward indeed.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 05:16 PM

Oh that is SO cool. CONGRATS!!!

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:14 AM

I read this thread when you posted it and thought I bet she will have no problems.... And you didn't!!! I am so happy for you. Now where are the pictures?
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Posted 17 July 2010 - 03:53 PM

I read this thread when you posted it and thought I bet she will have no problems.... And you didn't!!! I am so happy for you. Now where are the pictures?


Thank you!

Oooh picture! Good idea!

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:19 PM

That is so awesome. See, we knew you could do it. And that picture looks like fun. May have to put that on my list of things to do.

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