Yes, I know most of you have been there, hate going to a place to eat that has booths, hate going to a concert or sporting event as the seats are too small, love looking at clothes not made by Omar the tent maker but know you cant fit in them. I hated those things and a lot more, the biggest one for me was amusement parks and roller coasters. I would go and want to ride but could not even fit in the "large person" seats. Was sad to have my kids and friends go while I waited. You can be surrounded by thousands of people and while waiting feel like you are in an isolation chamber. To put it mildly, it sucked.
Well this week officially changed all that as I went to the amusement parks in Orlando and was able to ride everything. And we are not talking the large person seats, we are talking front row, back row, any row seats. A victory to be able to go from one ride to next to next and each one being thrilled, excited and terrified all over again. Ahh, what a day, was sad to have it end but just knowing it is always going to be there is fantastic.
Was that the best part of week? not even close. Probably 6 or 7 years ago I bought this shirt that was so cool, I had to have it. Problem was it was a few sizes too small. I bought it with my daughters asking me why as they knew it would not fit me. I said I want to keep it out as one day I am going to wear this. I hung it on my door to see every day, tried the myriad of programs, each one losing weight but never coming close to reaching that goal shirt. After many attempts, I think I gave up, one day the shirt ended up in the back of the closet. Well my daughter asked me about the shirt this week. Said, dad do you still have that skeleton shirt? at first I did not know what she was talking about, I had actually forgot about it. You know, the one you used to say you were going to wear someday. In a flash the memories came back and told her I am positive it is in my closet still. She said why not give it a shot and try on again. I was already thinking that and more before she even had the chance to ask about trying on. I went and got it from the back of closet, actually had to wipe the dust off it. This was the moment of truth, lets see what happens. I unbuttoned it from the hanger, price tag still attached, and with high hopes I put it on and buttoned it up. It fit and not fit like the buttons were going to be launched and not fit where it was tight but it fit, really fit. Not what I would call a perfect fit yet but I could wear it if I wanted. I have an event in Feb that I cant wait to wear it for.
I thought that was the topping on the protein drink but on the printer I found a report my daughter had printed that she was turning in about someone who inspires you. Well it was all about my past and present and all around this last 7 years and this shirt. Just wants to make you smile.
Its early and so many things can happen but hopefully with all my friends supporting me the weight loss roller coaster has ended so I can really enjoy the actual roller coasters again.