August 23, 2011

Da Plane! Da Plane!


I don't know how many of you have feared flying because of the overwhelming stigma associated with "fitting" into a seat.  Obese people have often taken the wrap if they accidentally "spill over" into someone else's seat where that person could complain and the obese flyer would have to purchase an additional seat.  If that obese person didn't have the cash to shell out for another seat, he/she could end up without a seat on the plane!

At my heaviest of 325, that was a constant worry for me.  It caused me so much anxiety on flights that it just made my trips much less enjoyable.  Airlines really pack the passengers in on the planes these days and I can't tell you how many times I have literally prayed for an upgrade to First Class where I would be more comfortable and not infringe upon anyone else's flying "space".

I just got back from some work travel and I will have you know that I was able to rock the seatbelt with 12 inches of extra space!  That has never ever, never, ever, happened to me.  I was also able to sit in my seat comfortably without touching the arm of the lady sitting next to me.  I was so excited, I wanted to bust!  I immediately texted my hubby before our departure, but he couldn't understand my excitement... after all, it was just an airline seat.

I wanted to share this bit of jubilation with you, my subbies, just to let you know that if you are are on your WLS journey, or are considering the surgery, but have not committed to acting upon it, this goal is so attainable.  I have lost a total of 98lbs and I feel so good.  I get loads of compliments.  My clothes fit so much better, and I have so many more shopping choices.  But I have to tell you that it is the small milestones like this that have made this journey so worthwhile to me.

Please post your comments below and let me know what you think about the whole airline seat ordeal and your feelings or fears of flying -- past or present!  Thanks so much!

Smooches!