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A funny thing happened down the gym


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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Actually it was a bit odd I was AT the gym, the reason I got there this evening instead of having the evening off that I'd promised myself is that they have hot water down the gym, something I haven't got at home at the moment, owing to my defunct boiler.

'Defunct boiler'. It sounds like a very offensive description of a woman of a certain (in other words my) age doesn't it? In this case it's a worn out gas appliance.

Anyway, while at the gym, before I allowed myself into the shower, I was pedalling away furiously on the stationary bike and I noticed something. This realisation has been creeping up on me in fact but I noticed it particularly because I had eaten a nice nourishing plateful of beans on toast before going to the gym (some of my SparkFriends who will remain nameless have broken into a guffaw at this point and you wrong me, really you do. I am a Lady and nothing untoward happened. That's all there is to it. Don't judge me by your own standards) and I could see myself sideways on in the mirror and, well.

Well!

You see, I used to avoid looking at myself sideways in the mirror when cycling because the sight of all that gut bouncing about put me off my stroke (to mix a metaphor).

Really, how can I express this? I now have much less poundage, much less bounce to the ounce. My shadow has certainly grown less. I'm not saying there isn't plenty of wobble still, but it's greatly reduced.

In fact, I even wish there was a mirror closer so I could have a better look.

PS: I'd been under the gym shower two minutes when the water ran cold. No kidding. It's just not my day.
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PROVERBS31JULIA 1/4/2013 9:43AM

    Beans are soooo yummy and if one is used to eatinf beans, there is no musical aspect. So good on you having a nice meal...

Cold showers burn extra calories from all that gasping and sputtering. Really!!
But I love my warm showers too!!

Maybe go to gym earlier in the day when there is more hot water? Or maybe they have a way to cut off hot water after a defined amount of time has passed? My husband recalls how the electric heat would cut off in his hotel room in south of England in the 80's and they had a hard time finding pence coin (?think that's what it was. This was 1987 long before Euros.) so as to keep heater going. His parents were with him and they were already elderly and in poor health.

In any case, you are certainly in the right track if you are no longer appalled by the shadow on the wall and reflection on the mirror!!

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LAURIE-RN 1/4/2013 9:36AM

    I love the day that you start to see the difference in the mirror. Awesome!

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FIRECOM 1/4/2013 9:08AM

    Well, maybe the water ran cold, but you sure didn't. I love your blogs. Humorous and to the point.

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SFREY217 1/4/2013 9:00AM

    Thanks for sharing.... Hope you get some hot water soon !

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HPSANDDOLLAR 1/4/2013 8:53AM

  Thanks.

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AMANDACOETZER 1/4/2013 7:51AM

    Great!!

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QHAMOM 1/4/2013 7:25AM

    Maybe a 2 minute warm shower is enough motivation to keep taking showers at the gym (after a workout) and forget about fixing the broiler for a while.
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BRASKIN 1/4/2013 7:04AM

  LOL.... its great to feel less of the flesh!

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JANEMARIE77 1/4/2013 6:54AM

    less bounce for your ounce got to love it sorry about the water hate cold showers

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LEANMEAN2 1/4/2013 6:43AM

    Great!

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THEIS58 1/4/2013 5:11AM

    Just great thank you

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DJHUMPHREY 1/4/2013 2:57AM

    You Poor thing!
I hate cold showers

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TACY123 1/4/2013 1:33AM

    The only time a cold shower is good is on a Hot Summer day, so I can understand your disappointment. I can hardly wait till I can look in the mirror, without cringing! emoticon that it is getting easier for you! emoticon

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GOING-STRONG 1/4/2013 12:28AM

    Next up is the accidental glance at the reflection of yourself in a store window and you don't realize it is you!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 1/3/2013 10:53PM

    Lol, at least you got 2 minutes in.

Keep up the skinny mirror routine!

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JUNEAU2010 1/3/2013 10:38PM

    It was your day - it's just the mirror glimpse is only one positive when you are accustomed to many more!

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BDH1970 1/3/2013 10:14PM

    The only advice I have is not to eat beans and toast before yoga! lol Thanks for being so funny!

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KIPPER15 1/3/2013 9:04PM

    Good looking reflection emoticon emoticon emoticon for no hot water. I hate cold showers.

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GARDENCHRIS 1/3/2013 8:41PM

    emoticon for you!

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CHOCOHIPPO 1/3/2013 8:00PM

    Good for you for becoming a shadow of your former mirror image. I'm sorry the shower ran cold and you didn't get the hot shower you deserved!

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BRATS4 1/3/2013 7:58PM

    great about your size.sorry about the water

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SJKENT1 1/3/2013 7:53PM

    That is awesome!!! Congrats. See all that determination, work and walking is paying off.

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DEBBYNATION 1/3/2013 7:31PM

    U r funny & a good writer! I hope u get your HOT shower soon! :)

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JERICHO1991 1/3/2013 7:08PM

    Can you send that magic mirror to me?

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NOMORENOMORE 1/3/2013 6:36PM

    You are hilarious!!!

Congratulations on your weight loss-you've been working so hard!



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BESCATS 1/3/2013 6:12PM

    Mirror, mirror on the wall - now you're the fairest of them all !! emoticon
Awesome job, and such a good way to start your New Year. Keep up the good work. P.S. I hate cold showers too !! emoticon

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KNITCAT1 1/3/2013 5:55PM

    Hooray for the lost pounds, Boo for the continuing water issues! :)

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SH9719 1/3/2013 5:00PM

    Welcome to the I am not afraid of mirrors anymore club. First phase is it is not pretty yet, but it is a heck of a lot better. Second stage is I am looking pretty good now. Third stage is I cannot believe that is me in the mirror. Final stage is darn do I look good and fit. You then go out and buy more mirrors. Good luck on getting to stage 2.

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PATRICIAANN46 1/3/2013 4:29PM

  I rarely read your blogs without having a good laugh and I admit to thinking in the wrong direction re: the beans..........sorry!!!

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WINE4GIRL 1/3/2013 3:56PM

    That's awesome! Well, not the part about the water turning cold on you - but the other stuff! Even the Beans on Toast!
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    I HATE cold showers!!! Moni emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DANILYNNG 1/3/2013 3:18PM

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LUVTOBOWL 1/3/2013 2:54PM

    emoticon I can't wait for my side view.

Keep going girl!

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JANETTEB553 1/3/2013 2:35PM

    emoticon hope your boiler is fixed ..soon

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CARO488 1/3/2013 2:20PM

    Isn't it straange - even at my largest, I looked much fatter from the side than from the front...
I don't now about the back, because I never bothered to look.

Thanks for the laugh!
hugs. Caro

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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/3/2013 2:19PM

    Well, I've written and read a blog where there WAS a toot to the beat....but alas yours was not. just the less ounce to the bounce. LOL

Great job!

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