Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fear of Flying - Not the Usual Reason

This Friday, I'm flying to big D (Dallas, for non-Texans) for a meeting on Saturday. Now, I'm not afraid of flying. Nope, not at all. In fact, I'd love to fly a plane someday. What I'm afraid of is not fitting in the seat. In particular, the seat belt. The last time I flew I crammed stuffed myself into it. I was mortified the time before that when I had to ask for an extension for the belt. I don't think I breathed much during the flight and I kept my arms crossed so I wouldn't rub up against the person sitting next to me. It was most uncomfortable.

Good grief. For someone who loves to travel, how could I let my mid-section become such a travel hazard. Being so heavy has kept me from doing so many things that I love and travel is one of them. Well, money is a factor, too, but sometimes it just comes down to my size. All the walking and sweating and carrying bags is hard on a fat girl, lol. Maybe this trip will be a little easier since I've lost some weight.

After the meeting on Saturday, I fly home and get some rest for the big ride on Sunday! Can't wait! I only hope that if it's going to rain like the weather reports keep hinting, that it waits until we're done. I'll ride in the rain though, if it's not lightening!

This month is a change in seasons for some. Not for us, so much, here in Texas but I feel a change coming. I like blogging about weight loss, but that's not all there is to me. Losing weight is changing more than just the physical. Everyday, I feel a little more confident and a little more sure of myself. I am a creative person but for years I haven't felt very creative. It's time for that to change.


  1. I have Friday night free, I'm just saying.

  2. I hope that this plane trip is easier than you are anticipating. I've had to do the seatbelt extender route before I lost my weight, so I totally know what that feels like. I bet it will be just fine!!

  3. We could have had a Dallas Party - but now I'm not *there*
    Great and vacationing minds think alike.
    Have fun and go for it!

  4. Go meet Roxie!

    I can't wait to see the creative side coming out.

    I hope you'll share it with us here.

    I think you will be pleasantly surprised to see that you won't need an extension.
    I flew at a much heavier weight than you are now and I didn't need one.

  5. You won't need the extension this time...I'm sure of it. Relax and enjoy! :)

  6. Oh man, I feel ya! I don't fly for two reasons: poverty and fat. I just know I'll be in trouble with those little coach seats!

  7. I love what you said about being more creative. It's true--the more confident we feel the more we are able to express our creativity, and I am so glad you are ready to start expressin'! :-)

  8. I was always super self-conscious flying, too. I didn't need the extender, but I always felt as though I was crowding my co-row members. I think we maybe worry more than we should.

    Safe travels!

  9. Well, it's Sunday - this is me cheering you from the sidelines - Go Tena! Go Tena! Go Tena!

    Hope this crazy Texas weather cooperates and I hope Nellie doesn't throw a shoe!

    Enjoy yourself and thank you for working for a cure.

  10. I hope you have a great ride today, Tena!