Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

I love my mirrors at home, and I've trained the one at work, but I despise changing room mirrors. They hate me. Do you find that? That some mirrors like you and some don't. (Or maybe I'm a few fruit loops short - heads nod in agreement all around me).

Question to mirror at home. "Does my bum look big in this?"

Reply. "Of course not. Why would it?"

Question to changing room mirror. "Does my bum look big in this?"

Reply. "Yeah, duh. And not just your bum, fat girl."

I think I may have body morphic disorder (I think that's the correct term) in reverse. Where skinny people see themselves fat, I see myself skinny. Okay not quite skinny, but you get my drift... Seriously, this butt thinks it can fit in spaces too small for Nicole Richie's butt - god loves a trier, and all that.

One lovely exercise bike being delivered this Thursday... Gonna work it...

Quote for the day - Why have one goal when you can have a hundred.

6 comments:

Sheri said...

Catherine,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I really like your blog as well. I can relate with your experience of dressing room mirrors too. They are a nasty breed, aren't they? You've heard how soldiers who have lost an appendage might feel the "phantom" arm? I can feel my phantom fanny, the one I had before kids... or my phantom belly, also before kids - it was flat then. And sometimes I choose clothes off the rack thinking, this should fit, only to not be able to pull it all the way up, or button it... So sad...

Hope you'll visit me again.
Sheri

Jessica Burkhart said...

Love that quote! :)

Danette Haworth said...

Cate,
Good luck with the exercise bike. I feel more fit now just knowing you have one.

Mary said...

I find mirrors disconcerting. I have one in the bathroom, a make-up mirror in my bag, and that’s all.

But I don’t mind changing rooms -- as long as there’s space to step back from the mirror for an un-distorted view.

Tropical Screamer said...

We went to the theater for a show the other day and I was amazed how much they had "shrunk" the seats. After all, it couldn't be my butt that had grown so much. ;)

You look great so don't worry about it.

All the best.
Darilyn

Catherine J Gardner / Phoenix Rendell said...

Thanks guys - one exercise delivered - one exercise box still in its box. Oh my...

Hey, what a coincidence the seats in my local theatre have struck too. LOL