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Does anyone else here enjoy roller skating?

I was just wondering how long you waited to skate after surgery?

Also, as you lost weight, what changed about skating? I'd imagine that maybe you'd need to get stickier wheels at some point or even smaller skates... was there anything that changed about your skating when you got lighter?

I have to say, I love love love roller skating... it has been a great low-impact form of exercise (as long as I don't fall, haha), and it makes me feel so free, gliding around instead of feeling like the slow and heavy person I am. And it burns so many calories and engages your "core". I'm so excited to get lighter on my skates as I lose weight and I look forward to being more agile.

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39 minutes ago, boringtessa said:

Does anyone else here enjoy roller skating?

I was just wondering how long you waited to skate after surgery?

Also, as you lost weight, what changed about skating? I'd imagine that maybe you'd need to get stickier wheels at some point or even smaller skates... was there anything that changed about your skating when you got lighter?

I have to say, I love love love roller skating... it has been a great low-impact form of exercise (as long as I don't fall, haha), and it makes me feel so free, gliding around instead of feeling like the slow and heavy person I am. And it burns so many calories and engages your "core". I'm so excited to get lighter on my skates as I lose weight and I look forward to being more agile.

I used to love going rollerskating, and skiing. But with the weight came balance issues. Maybe once I get used to be thinner again the balance will come back and be more stable and I can get back on the the rinks and boards.

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When I was a kid I used to rollerblade. I don't think I've roller skated in forever but a HUGE goal of mine is to join a roller derby league! There's one up here and the outfits and everything about it seems awesome.

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@matt z. I'm hoping the same!
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1 hour ago, magpie26 said:

When I was a kid I used to rollerblade. I don't think I've roller skated in forever but a HUGE goal of mine is to join a roller derby league! There's one up here and the outfits and everything about it seems awesome.

Roller derby is so awesome - the league closest to me offered a "Skate Camp" where they taught complete beginners how to skate. I've never met such a group of kind, inclusive, supportive people, and if I lived closer (I'm an hour away), I would have joined the league. If you have a league close by, I encourage you to give it a try!!

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Is it hard to try, but roller blading rather? I'm 46.5, not sure if this is a balance thing better suited for young people to learn. Ever since I started loosing weight, I have been pushing new activities, sword fighting, firefighting, rucking, running and staring at Chinese buffets with mean faces, but nothing requiring balance.

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My local area has a roller derby team. Might be something to look into!

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