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I went to Great America for Holiday in the Park the other weekend. The weather was terrible and most of the rides weren't running, but I fit on all of the rides I went on! I'm looking forward to a real amusement park trip next spring.

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OK this is probably not going to be relatable to many of you out there unless you belong to a gymnastic religion like I do [emoji6] but I just discovered I can do a sitting prayer posture properly!! I am so excited, I've never been able to do it before. It still feels a bit uncomfy but I can see how a few more kilos will help with that.

To explain, you have to sit on one buttock with your knees and legs folded to the right and your left leg tucked under or right next to your right leg. Can't explain very well, but in the past whenever I'd try, I'd just have to prop myself up with my left hand or I'd topple over, so I mostly just remained kneeling (mostly uncomfortably).

I remember when 130 kilos was the threshold between having trouble getting up from kneeling to standing straight but that's a doddle now. I didn't think I'd get sitting so soon (I'm 116 kilos now). Woot woot.

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1 minute ago, ummyasmin said:

OK this is probably not going to be relatable to many of you out there unless you belong to a gymnastic religion like I do but I just discovered I can do a sitting prayer posture properly!! I am so excited, I've never been able to do it before. It still feels a bit uncomfy but I can see how a few more kilos will help with that.

To explain, you have to sit on one buttock with your knees and legs folded to the right and your left leg tucked under or right next to your right leg. Can't explain very well, but in the past whenever I'd try, I'd just have to prop myself up with my left hand or I'd topple over, so I mostly just remained kneeling (mostly uncomfortably).

I remember when 130 kilos was the threshold between having trouble getting up from kneeling to standing straight but that's a doddle now. I didn't think I'd get sitting so soon (I'm 116 kilos now). Woot woot.

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That's wonderful! Along a similar vein - I'm Catholic and haven't been able to genuflect for years, too much knee pain. I think I'll go home and practice (it requires a certain level of balance, so I want to make sure I won't go @ss-over-tea kettle in church) but I think I should be able to do it now.

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1 hour ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

That's wonderful! Along a similar vein - I'm Catholic and haven't been able to genuflect for years, too much knee pain. I think I'll go home and practice (it requires a certain level of balance, so I want to make sure I won't go @ss-over-tea kettle in church) but I think I should be able to do it now.

Give it a go!!! You might surprise yourself. I certainly did. Do you have to go deep when you genuflect. My in-laws are Catholic and they don't go very deep in the kneel, but I reckon anything is a victory!!!

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4 minutes ago, ummyasmin said:

Give it a go!!! You might surprise yourself. I certainly did. Do you have to go deep when you genuflect. My in-laws are Catholic and they don't go very deep in the kneel, but I reckon anything is a victory!!!

I think you just do the best you can. I haven't tried in years

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I think you just do the best you can. I haven't tried in years
You'll have to report back and tell us on Sunday!

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