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Sunday, October 24, 2010

See you at the movies

I love the movies, but there are two things I truly dread.  First, a crowded theater.  People in my personal bubble freak me out!  I don't want to fight over the damn arm rest or figure out who gets to use the cup holder.  Second, the theater seats.  Maybe for "normal" people they are wide enough, but for these wide hips it is not in the least bit comfortable.  It is also embarrassing to have to put the arm rest up so my ass cheek can spill to the other seat.  I try to pull off that I'm saving the seat, but really who am I fooling?

This weekend my mom took the boys and me to see The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.  The movie has been out for almost a month now so I'm thinking we would have the theater to ourselves.  HA!  We had to search for 4 seats that would allow us to sit together.  Before sitting, I immediately put the arm rest up preparing myself for the spillage of the fatness. 

I pulled out my beach bag and handed out all the snacks to the kiddos.  Really, who can afford to buy candy and soda at the consession stand?  Anyways, that is a rant that shouldn't be started.  I see that my oldest doesn't have a cup holder for his juice.  There is no way this kid is going to be able to hold it through the whole movie without spilling it on himself (or me).  I reluctently put the arm rest down and amazingly I was able to fit!

After sitting there in amazement, I realized what an accomplishment this is.  I fit in my own theater seat with the arm rest down!  My ass cheek wasn't in the other seat, the arm rest wasn't hung up on my hips, I could sit comfortably like every other person in the theater.  I began to cry; thankfully the lights were low and we were high enough so it wasn't noticed. 

As I type this, I'm holding back tears.  It may not seem like much to someone who doesn't have a weight issue, but for me it is life changing!  These are the motivations that I need to keep going. 

10 comments:

Thrice Blessed said...

I can relate! I went to an amusement park this summer after losing a considerable amount of weight, and I barely fit in the roller coaster seat, I realized that if I had gone the summer before, I would have had the humiliation of trying to sit only to discover that I didn't fit!

I'm Annie said...

This is so fantastic! I completely feel why you were so emotional about it. I would love to be able to do that, and hopefully will be able to soon. I'll be sure to remember your post when I do! :)

Shane G. said...

That is exactly what this journey is about my dear. I get a little smile every time I slide into a booth at a restaurant, or each time I look at the gap between me and my steering wheel, or when I have a 2x button up shirt on and there are no buttons straining. It makes the hard work worth it!

Lanie Painie said...

I know exactly what you mean. Stadium seats are even worse. I'm looking forward to enjoying some hockey games this season without being afraid that the whole row of seats will come along with me when I stand!

Amy said...

Very Exciting!!! What a nice surprise- it really shows how your life can *change*!

CathyB said...

WOW! That is fabulous. I'm so happy for you! Yep, those of us with broad buns can certainly identify. Good for you, Melissa! Keep up the GREAT work!! What a milestone! CathyB

Heather said...

Omgosh! What a womderful moment for you! And yes, there are others out here in blogland who can relate...we know EXACTLY what you're talking about. We also can share in your excitment and we will be here to WOOHOO over your next milestone! Great job!

Dawn said...

I'm so proud of you! It really is the "small" moments that mean the most. You will have many more ;)

Bob said...

Too cool. way to go. keep up the great work. I left you an award on my blog.

Bob

Brigitte said...

You rock!! That is an awesome NSV accomplishment!

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