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Embarrasing moments

Postby big ron » September 21st, 2007, 6:03 pm

I would like to share an embarrasing moment that is one of my motivators.

I was at a buisiness training event when I sat at my chair and the moment I sat....RIP :oops:

Ever have a dream you are at work or in public and realize you are underdressed?? Then you are happy you wake up and realize it was a bad dream??

Well I was wishing it was a dream but it was real. I felt down and I had a rip along the seam of my pants from knee to knee (cool breeze kind of rip) Bad time to outgrow my pants.

Now I had to get up ,leave the room, walk through the building past people in the halls etc to get out of building and to my car.

I dont know if anyone noticed if so noone said anything . I can tell you I was nervous the rest of the week I was there. I truely can tell you I was thinking to myself I wish this was a dream .

Just a humourous thought .

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Postby Tawanda » September 21st, 2007, 7:48 pm

Ron, I can only imagine how I'd feel in a situation such as that and I ache for you in those mortifying moments between the rip and getting to your car. :? Never again will you have an experience such as that.....you are on your way to a very healthy weight and life style! I'm glad you are here.
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Postby sheri1103 » September 22nd, 2007, 8:47 am

Ron, I can totally relate. After I regained the weight I had lost, I stubbornly refused to go out and buy stuff that fit - guess my way of punishing myself. Which I can see now as self sabotaging my efforts.

But now I have the opposite problem! Everything is swimming on me :D
And one of my shirts is so long and loose it could pass for a maternity top. Now that would be a laugh if I am ever asked... :D
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Postby alpha femme » September 22nd, 2007, 8:13 pm

i think a lot of us have had these moments. i've ripped pants. i've fallen on my ass. i've been so winded after a flight of stairs (yes, one flight) that i think people wanted to call 911.

i broke a chair at my ex's family's house-- in front of everyone! a lot of it had to do with the way i twisted the legs of the chair with my feet-- but, trust me, all they saw was 400# girl on top of green plastic splinters.

i still have anxiety issues when i have to sit in a plastic chair, and i still haven't gone to an amusement park with friends because i'm afraid i won't fit in the rides.
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Postby Signladytf » September 22nd, 2007, 8:35 pm

i still have anxiety issues when i have to sit in a plastic chair, and i still haven't gone to an amusement park with friends because i'm afraid i won't fit in the rides.


Preach on!! I've got those fears! My DH and I were invited over to an old friend's house to have dinner -- pretty healthy dinner at that (they're both unbelievably thin and fit) and we sat out on their screened in porch. DH and I squeezed ourselves into their chairs. I couldn't sit forward enough to eat at the table. I finally just threw manners out the window and set the plate up next to my chest so at least I wouldn't drip food on my shirt!

Another one would be that I'd love to be able to get in a vehicle with minimal amount of space in the door. Meaning, my DH has to pull the vehicle out of a narrow parking space for me to open the door wide enough to hoist myself up into our big 4X4 truck! The hoisting is another issue.

How about how many times people have accidentally brushed up against my chest in horror, apologizing profusely--I just shrug it off because I know that they can't exactly miss me!

My DH looks great in vibrant colors, like red, royal blue, etc. But he hates to wear red polo shirts for fear that someone is going to yell, "Hey Kool-Aid!" (It's ok to laugh. We both do!)

I'd like to go to the bathroom in a regular stall - and not have to practically climb onto the toilet to shut the door.

How about not being afraid to ride in the car together because you notice that the weight limit for the car is 850 lbs?!?! (Or better yet, fitting INTO the car?)

Ron, we are there with you, buddy! I made my NSV list awhile back--funny thing is, it's in a notebook that has the 2 M&M guys on the front! I think I am up to something like 150 of them so far.

Best wishes! You can do it!
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Postby bikipatra » September 23rd, 2007, 5:02 am

In South Africa, meeting my inlaws for the first time, I broke a lawn chair and went tumbling to the ground. I was more embarrassed when the kept insisiting it was a faulty chair and not my weight and all their fault for giving me a ill-built chair!
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Postby Mickeyz » September 23rd, 2007, 8:17 am

Oh Ron, I feel for you. Save those pants and use them as a constant motivator. Then one day you can take a picture of yourself dwarfed in those very same pants!
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Postby big ron » September 23rd, 2007, 9:30 am

I have had chair breaking experiences also. The most recent was last summer I took all of my employees to South Padre Island for a family Picnic and I went on the dunes to Fly my stunt Kites for everyone's enjoyment. Well long story short my wife got me a chair to sit on because walking over the sand dunes was very hard and I was hurting. After my rest in the chair when I went to get up the chair sunk in the sand and collapsed flat. Everyone was watching me as they were waiting to see me do the stunts with my kite. Noone admitted that they had pictures of me flailing around like a turtle and everyone was nice as it was embarassing but the worst of it was my wife took the wrong chair and it was one of my guy's chair not mine that I broke.
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Postby MerryMary » September 23rd, 2007, 5:54 pm

You've sure have some moments, Ron. Although they are painful memories, they are memories that can keep you on track, too! I suppose my most embarrassing time was when I was flying back from Spain last year--right before MF. I should have asked for a seatbelt extension but didn't. Instead I forced the seat belt and nearly cut off my circulation! <img src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_6_5.gif" alt="SmileyCentral.com" border="0"><img border="0" src="http://plugin.smileycentral.com/http%253A%252F%252Fimgfarm%252Ecom%252Fimages%252Fnocache%252Ftr%252Ffw%252Fsmiley%252Fsocial%252Egif%253Fi%253D4%252F4_6_5/image.gif">

Now when I fly I have LOTS of extra belt and plenty space between me and the seat in front! :D
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