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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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LETHANIA 1/3/2013 2:00PM

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KACEYSW 1/3/2013 1:28PM

    Congratulations on your realization! You are doing a brill job!

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NELLBELLA26 1/3/2013 1:17PM

    I love the humor in your blogs. Hot water is something to be grateful for, for sure. Hope your defunct boiler gets fixed soon.

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BLUE42DOWN 1/3/2013 1:01PM

    Ugh, I'd be REALLY upset if the gym shower went cold! But emoticon NSV! May you have more and more of those "wow, I look like that now" (in a positive way) moments in 2013!

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CHARTHESTAR 1/3/2013 12:55PM

    Congratulation on less ounce to bounce!never hear that before- Cute! emoticon

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NEWTINK 1/3/2013 12:34PM

    That is awesome well except for the cold water that is ... emoticon

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DIANNEMT 1/3/2013 12:23PM

    Hope you can find HOT water somewhere!!

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STHOMAS1009 1/3/2013 12:07PM

    Fabulous! Can't wait until I don't shun the mirrors. emoticon

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SHIMMYSHAKER 1/3/2013 11:47AM

    Congrats! That's an awesome accomplishment! :-)

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DEBLYNN323 1/3/2013 11:31AM

    emoticon ...you're a hoot! Great job on the inches lost!!!

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JOYFULSONG45 1/3/2013 11:29AM

    I enjoyed your sense of humor. It was a delightful way to express feelings I am sure some of us have felt some time or the other on our journey to a healthier lifestyle.


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Great blog! Hope the water situation gets taken care of soon.


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CRAZY_KAT_1984 1/3/2013 11:06AM

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This was a humorous blog, but I am sorry about your hot water. I hope you get some soon! January is NOT the month for cold showers! Its fantastic that you like what you saw in the mirror! That's the whole point of SparkPeople, to me, is to love your body.
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GBSLIM 1/3/2013 10:54AM

    Don't know how eating a plateful of beans on toast (muffled snicker) has anything to do with your looking in the mirror but I'm glad you now like what you see.
Keep up the hard work. Hope you find some hot water soon...brr.

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DENFIREWIFE57 1/3/2013 10:53AM

    Thanks for the laugh, and way to go you amazing lady!

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SHOAPIE 1/3/2013 10:49AM

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1GROVES2 1/3/2013 10:48AM

    Cute story :)
Thanks for sharing :)

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/3/2013 10:45AM

    I love it that there is "less jiggle in the wiggle". emoticon

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CAROLTTG 1/3/2013 10:43AM

    Cute story!! Keep on Sparking!!

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PATTISTAMPS 1/3/2013 10:42AM

    You make me laugh, but I also am SO happy for your reduced circumstances - in this case, referring to your girth! Give yourself a big "Woo Hoo"

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WALLINMW 1/3/2013 10:36AM

  Keep Sparkin'!

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KATIWONT 1/3/2013 10:34AM

    Giggle giggle!! congratulations---you make even a problem situation laughable!!

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KAYYAK1 1/3/2013 10:30AM

  What a gift you have for writing. Congratulations on less jiggle.

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JENCASTRO222 1/3/2013 10:29AM

    I too am "afraid" of looking at myself from the side. I'm fine with the forward view and even the back view but something about that side view makes me cringe!

Congrats on finding the courage to look and then being rewarded with your success. emoticon

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BANDMOM2012 1/3/2013 10:24AM

    Yay!

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RBALF1 1/3/2013 10:13AM

    No guffaws here.

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SWEETNEEY 1/3/2013 10:11AM

    emoticon any excuse to go to Gym - emoticon You're hooked.

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HLOCHRIDGE 1/3/2013 10:08AM

    Congratulations!!!! :)

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NASFKAB 1/3/2013 10:01AM

  laughed a lot thanks

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INGMARIE 1/3/2013 9:51AM

    way to go, wiggles and jiggles are getting smaller and you are getting stronger,,,,,
seems to me this is your day,with or without hot water.
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KSHEJNA 1/3/2013 9:49AM

    Keep Going!
I developed a habit of gym going for a while many years ago when my water heater went out. The habit lasted after the water heater was repaired, but went away when I was no longer working near that gym.
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OHIOSTAR58 1/3/2013 9:42AM

  Great success.

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FRABBIT 1/3/2013 9:39AM

  Keep up the good work and I hope there is a hot shower in your future!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/3/2013 9:38AM

    How can you say it is not your day. You discovered less jiggle to your wiggle.

Way to go on keeping your way on your journey towards all your healthier lifestyle goals. You can do it!

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THOMS1 1/3/2013 9:38AM

    emoticon You're doing a great job. Beans on toast? I don't know about that.

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REBOFKELDON 1/3/2013 9:38AM

  Thanks for the smile

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PENOWOK 1/3/2013 9:36AM

    You do make me laugh out loud!! Here's to a new boiler that heats YOUR water...and maybe a bigger one at the gym!

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WRITERWANNAB 1/3/2013 9:36AM

    I can so relate to your posts! Keep on keepin' on!

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MSPATOOTY 1/3/2013 9:29AM

    Yaaay for the NSV! emoticon

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GAILRUU 1/3/2013 9:29AM

    Well, at least cold water would burn more calories while your body tries to warm itself!

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DOBBIEDOG 1/3/2013 9:14AM

    My husband is British and loves beans on toast--I've never been converted to it after 20 years of marriage. He still calls our hot water heater the boiler.

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DJSHIP46 1/3/2013 9:13AM

    Not a big fan of cold showers... but the rest of the trip certainly sounds worthwhile!!! emoticon You're making it happen... 3 cheers!!!

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