Day 345 – The Joy of…Sex?

The good

So I hit my home gym for the first time in nearly 1 year.

I am lucky and have gym quality equipment in my home including a Life Fitness Recumbent exercise bike and TechnoGym Top XT

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What a revelation.

In the past, even at my heaviest weighing over 127 kg, I would use the gym 3 to 5 times a week and if I missed a week or two, I would immediately notice the loss of fitness.

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On Sunday, I was cycling like I had just cycled the previous day and not the previous year. My legs felt so light on the pedals – the effects of having lost 35 kg since the last time I cycled. I was singing to ABBA, truly in my element.

I hit the gym again yesterday and same as Sunday, 10 minutes on the bike and 10 minutes on the Top XT (which is like cycling with your hands). I had intended to eat little bit more protein as I still don’t believe it is OK to gym on the 810 calories I’m on but I was busy and didn’t.

I have missed fitness.

Oh how I have missed my gym.

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The bad

I had one of those weekends when it would have been great to have had a man around the house but I don’t and I coped just fine.

Massive water leak in my downstairs toilet, sitting room and corridors. I knew the stopcock for the water was in a kitchen cupboard but I couldn’t locate it.

My next door neighbours who have been very kind to me, came to the rescue as we tried to locate the stopcock. I thought it might have been covered by a kitchen cabinet panel which my neighbour unscrewed and voila.

With no water off, my kind neighbours offered to get me some fish and chips as they figured I wouldn’t want to cook. I declined gratefully. I cooked.

And then started my Saturday night. Plumber arrived, claimed it was a gas pipe or underfloor heating causing the leak and said that I needed a gas engineer.

Gas engineer arrives a couple of hours later, destroys my wall and paintings getting to radiators, says boiler pressure is fine, and that I needed…a plumber. He warns me that my new expensive amtico floor will have to be destroyed to locate the leak.

Fuck. I can’t afford to replace floors.

I waited until nearly midnight for the plumber to return and I called to be told he wasn’t coming. He would call before coming the next morning…but that was of course too much like hardwork, he just turned up at my door around 8, waking me from a dream where I was hugging the soon to be ex sister-in-law I’ll most likely never see again in my life and kissing her son, my much loved nephew who sadly I may never see again.

The plumber returns and says being Sunday, nothing could be done and I have to wait for Monday for thermal imaging to check where the leak was coming from.

I elect to have the water turned back on and to watch for leaks. I can have a long shower and flush toilets and live in the 21st Century.

Monday arrives, I’m told the thermal imaging will come Wednesday but at least I have running water.

But who cares about all that? I’ve re-discovered the joy of exercising and feel like I have a good bit of my old life once again.

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10 thoughts on “Day 345 – The Joy of…Sex?

  1. OMG! I can’t believe how positive and inspirational you are going through a bad divorce, dieting, exercising and making working out sound better than sex and chocolates!! You’re AMAZING!



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      • I started diet on 13th jan and have read ur entire blog over the past week and a half and i cant tell u how much uve helped me. Ive done this diet a few times before and always broke on day 4..happy to say 2 1/2 weeks in and a 100%……thanx to u and u honesty…thanku x

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  2. Hi Joanne,

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It means the world to me that somehow my random ramblings help someone and it is very kind of you to write to let me know.

    I’m curious to know how you found me?

    I’m glad to hear that you’ve been 100%. Well done. How much have you got to lose? I really wish you all the very best of luck and if you get stuck with anything, feel free to drop me a PM.

    Thanks again and have a great weekend. xx


    • Hi again…i was just googling first week of step 2 because on day 3 and 4 i was feeling awful, really weak and tired and dizzy and i wanted to see if it was normal and ur blog came up…it instantly gripped me like a really good book…u should actually write a book beacause ur an amazing writer! Im raging ive caught up to present day cause now ive nothin to read lol. I started at 11st 5lb on the 13th jan….so far ive lost 6lb and i want to b 9st 7lb but initially it was as an emergency as ive a trip to norway in 2 weeks and id gained 1st 5lb since august and didnt fit in anything! So get weighed again tues..fingers crossed for 3 more lb xx

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      • Awwwwww. That’s a huge compliment, thank you. I’ll be on this diet for probably another 8/9 months so don’t worry, lots more to read!! Lol.

        Well done on the weight loss. That’s impressive given you’re relatively small. Keeping everything crossed for Tuesday. Do keep in touch and let me know how you get on. xx


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