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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

She's Going the Distance, She's Going For Speed

I remember when I was a fatty (or if I were more politically correct, I would say "pre-band"), I always had this little voice in the back of mind that would warn me before I stepped onto or sat on something that had a weight limit or size limitation.

Examples?
  • Plastic outdoor chairs
  • Toilet seats
  • Rides at Disneyland/fairs/carnivals
  • Antique chairs
  • Crawling into the back seat of a two-door car
  • Riding on a Segway
  • Helicopter ride in Hawaii
  • This list could go on and on.
I would always wonder quietly:

Would it break if I sat/stood on it?

Can my ass fit on that chair?  Don't get me started on a discussion of chairs with arms.

Will I be able to fit myself into the back of that car? Will I be able to get back out of that car?

Fast forward to yesterday.  Someone bought a scooter at a neighborhood garage sale and brought it over to my house.  Of course, I jumped on and began scootin' all over the 'hood.
When I was done with my test drive and attempting to beat the land-speed record, I realized that the little voice in the back of my head is no longer there to tell me that I should be worried about breaking things with my weight or size.

I also noticed the warning label on the scooter showed a limit of 175lbs.  Not a problem for me!

14 comments:

  1. Fantastic NSV! You look so cute on the scooter!

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  2. Poof ! Miss Vickie - read my mind: NSV and cutie-pie-pic !

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  3. Very cool and very true!

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  4. Love it! A huge NSV! Congratulations!

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  5. Haha, can totally relate! I would even look at the elevator weight limits. LOL

    Great NSV.

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  6. Fantastic and seriously chica...how CUTE are you on that scooter!! I found myself thinking this just the other week about if the workout ball in the gym at work would support me while I used it for my chest presses. One of my coworkers assured me it would be no problem. The little voice is there less and less now that I am closing in on the 200 lbs mark. :) So glad it's gone entirely for you!

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  7. Too funny..I can so relate to this. Just last year I stepped on my son's bed to tuck my other son in the top bunkbed in and I here crunch. My five year old says "Mommie you broke my bed!!" I was so mortified. I had to laugh so I wouldn't cry!! Looking forward to the days that weight capacity is not an issue. By the way, you look too cute out there on the scooter....

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  8. Oh im so there!! I am the same way. My favorite would be not if i could get back out but how embarrassed I was when I did! I hope to one day be where you are!! Congrats to you, that feeling is an achievement in itself!!

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  9. I'm glad you no longer need to worry about your fatty fears, but I can totally relate to them. Went to the county fair today. Did a whole lot of walking, no eating, bought a bottle of water, played a few games, petting zoo, and NO RIDES. Always scared I won't be able to fit into the ride and I'll have to turn around and do the walk of shame. Hasn't happened yet, but I limit myself so much because of this fear.

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  10. Love that scooter ~ super cool!

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  11. I can totally relate. On my trip to Hawaii in 2007 I went up in an ultralight and the max weight was 250 for the passenger. I was 245 and the flight suit wouldn't zip up all the way. I was mortified. I still haven't been horseback riding since you always had to be under the max weight of 225 lbs...and lets face it, I didn't want to break the horse!

    You look so cute on your scooter!

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