Discussion in 'Cambridge Weight Plan' started by lunar jim, 10 September 2009 Social URL.

  1. lunar jim

    lunar jim Gold Member

    Oh my god, I've agreed to go swimming with the kids this afternoon.

    This is major. I haven't been in a pool since about 1997 and I haven't shown my upper body off in public in all that time.

    Frankly I'm nervous, but I'm going anyway. Hopefully the gym pool will be quiet :D
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  3. Katycakes

    Katycakes Stubborn tortoise

    Go for it Jim. Swimming is fab, and if you get any glances at all they will be admiring ones. The days of being scared of the pool are over - enjoy!

  4. lunar jim

    lunar jim Gold Member

    Hah you haven't seen me topless! There is still some blubber and a fair bit of sagging. Still, I shouldn't have to fear being harpooned by mistake lol

    One cool thing I've noticed, I've talked to a couple of the fit guys in the gym about technique and they've all asked what made me start at the gym. When I tell them I've lost 6 stone they've all been really positive and encouraging. These are pretty buff blokes but they've been really welcoming, I think they're impressed that I've got up and done something about myself...
  5. Melanie_x

    Melanie_x size 8 skinnies ..yesss!

    Ooooh scary stuff, you've done so well though just try not to think or look at other people, trust me you do see some sights at the swimming pool, i am the same, i havent been swimming for quite a while now, after having baby my body has changed, but its awful because I really want to take him but I haven't got the confidence yet, good luck for today and enjoy it!
  6. sumayyah

    sumayyah please try again

    eh you'll be fine, i go swimming, im currently the size of a whale and no ones commented yet or called out greenpeace
  7. Nellyphant

    Nellyphant Silver Member

    You'll be fine. I'm considering braving the pool at the weekend as my DH takes our DD and I might join them.
  8. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Silver Member

    Go for it, people don't bother to look at you in the pool. I go swimming Saturday and Sunday morning at 7am. Its supposed be good to tone you up. Enjoy.
  9. cazmilligan

    cazmilligan Happiness in a shake!

    Good luck Jim, the kids will love going swimming with their Daddy, forget about what people think, and just look at the joy on your kids faces when you are playing with them in the pool, well done its a huge step to make x
  10. onlyme!

    onlyme! is a naughty girl...

    once you are in you are in, and you will go back week after week! it is just the first step of going :D
  11. Guru

    Guru Silver Member

    I love swimming. It took me ages to pluck up the courage to go but I will tell you something - no one gives a monkies! They are all too worried what *they* look like
  12. emmapetty

    emmapetty Going for Goal!

    You could always step back in time Jim and a lovely male swimming costume!!! Might not help with the 'avoiding people looking'. In all seriousness though, you have nothing to fear. I go swimming often and people are all shapes and sizes, and no-one bats an eyelid. It's a shame to miss out on spending quality time with your children, for the sake of 'what if' and lacking of confidence. Your children certainly won't care, as long as Dad is with them, so neither should you. Come on! Get your trunks on and go have some fun (and burn a few pounds!) Let us know how you get on. Hugs x x x
  13. emmapetty

    emmapetty Going for Goal!

    Be careful Jim, these 'buff blokes' may be more feminine than you think! lol
  14. lunar jim

    lunar jim Gold Member

    LOL! Puts a different spin on welcoming!

    Actually, there was a particular hotel near a particular race track where the lad on the desk was clearly gay. And everyone used to reckon he fancied me because he seemed to give me loads more attention than the other guys lol
  15. JimmyShoo

    JimmyShoo Silver Member

    So Jim you are not only checked out by the young Mums at the schools gates you are fast becoming a gay icon.........................i'd say i would be feeling pretty good if i was you all of these admiring glances. ;)

  16. lunar jim

    lunar jim Gold Member

  17. LizzMB

    LizzMB WILL be Slim!

    so, how was it? did you go? did you feel out of place?
    I bet you didnt Jim!!! Hope you had fun! :)

  18. Tracey1404

    Tracey1404 Enjoyin' my journey....

    Hope you enjoyed your swim Jim - I'm trying to summon up the courage to go again (after I hit 18st I was just too self conscious to go). However I can see CD leading me back to the mermaid life yet!!
    Just imagine how proud our keds will be swimming with Dad - you are their hero after all!!
  19. lunar jim

    lunar jim Gold Member

    Ok folks, you were right; I had a great time and swimming was fun...
  20. LizzMB

    LizzMB WILL be Slim!

    YAY!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D
  21. lunar jim

    lunar jim Gold Member

    Yeah, I'll deffo go again.

    This'll make you laugh, I went into the changing room; there was a bloke in there getting changed and I was feeling all self-conscious after I got out of the water. Anyway, I got changed with my boy ini the corner, the guy was getting dressed too and I wasn't paying him much attention, just hoping he wasn't watching.

    As we both went to leave, the guy pulls out a collapsable white stick and asked me if I minded leading him to reception... :D Seriously!

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