Friday, January 7, 2011

A Funny Story about Being Fat

Six months ago, I had to fly to Columbus, OH, for a conference. A weird thing happened as I settled into the airline seat.


You know what's coming, right?


I could't fit the seatbelt on. I was literally about a half centimeter from getting it to catch. What to do? I was freaking out. I had never heard of such a thing. And yet as I looked around the aircraft, there were larger people than I comfortably seated. What how?

I flagged down a stewardess and she immediately sense the issue. She handed me a seat belt expander thingy - which, duh, was hard to operate, but effective.

That left me a three hour flight to discern what exactly was meant by the fact that I couldn't fit into an airline seat. Conclusion: I was fat.

Two months after starting Take Shape For Life, I am comfortably in an airline seat with a weight loss of 37 pounds. Take Shape For Life is saving my life.


  1. Oh, man. I would have cried. At least you turned it around and now: 37 lbs off!

    Way proud of you!!!

  2. I had the same thing happen to be a couple of years ago. Hey I bet you would not need that seat belt thingy now. Thanks for your comments on my blog and I lok forward to following yours.