Just Don’t Look In The Mirror

13 Feb

Somewhere I read once about a woman who had no mirrors in her house. She felt like spending time looking at ourselves was especially hard on women who are pressured to look beautiful, young, thin, etc. I thought it would be a good idea when we built our house in the Mexican jungle, until my wife put the kibash on that idea. Sigh.

We have a mirror in each bathroom. They only reveal our upper torso. You can imagine my shock when going to the gym and seeing myself in a large floor to ceiling. My self image was completely shattered.

My gym outfit.

Looking down I look pretty damn good for almost 70. I’ve lost fifteen pounds (6.8k) since November. I’ve been working out at the gym and in less than two months I can already see definition in my arms. I got my bloodwork back today and I lowered my LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) by 45 points into the normal range. I raised my HDL by 20. My doctor is very pleased. I am thrilled.

While I’m never going to look like the sweet young things in the gym, I am having a wonderful time and I feel great. As long as I remember not to look in the mirror.

DOS TORTAS

6 Responses to “Just Don’t Look In The Mirror”

  1. Lois Leahy February 13, 2022 at 10:54 am #

    I think you are looking good! It’s more about how you feel too! Keep going!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jack Scott February 14, 2022 at 4:06 am #

    Looking great! I’m trying to drop the COVID pounds but it’s a slow process.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 February 14, 2022 at 8:18 am #

      I found that my portions had gotten really distorted. Also writing down what I eat helps. There’s an App for that! Lots of them really.

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