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Six Flags, Roller Coasters, and a Sad Realization

Friday, July 12, 2013

Okay, so I didn't walk a thousand miles, but it sure felt like it!

I spent the last couple days in Illinois at Six Flags and Gurnee Mills mall. Six Flags was amazing and we managed to get on all of the roller coasters, so I'm pretty impressed! My favorite is Raging Bull.

I had a really embarrassing moment on the X Flight. I initially had anxiety about going to Six Flags because I was scared I wasn't going to fit on the rides. Many of them were a VERY tight squeeze, but when it came to X Flight, I sat on it and the thing wouldn't lock because of my bodaciousness. The worker lady came over bad I actually had to move to a special seat they had for larger people. It was one of the most embarrassing moments of my life. The girls that had to move so I could get in their seat kept asking why they had to move bad thankfully the worker had discretion and wouldn't tell them. My own cousin that was with me didn't even know. The thing that sucked is that was my cousin's favorite ride and she kept wanting to go back on it, which horrified me. I finally confessed to her the reason went we had to move seats. She still kept bringing it up. It's hard because she's always been naturally thin. She said who cares if we would have to move seats again? I get that, but I'm sensitive about my body. Always have been. The one silver lining is that when we go back next year I hope to be about fifty pounds lighter... Hopefully I won't have that problem next year. Sigh.

Weigh in is tomorrow and I'm praying that I won't gain. I'd be happy with no movement.
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  • MARIANNE9855
    so sorry for you, its awful what we sometimes have to go through and you are right- people who have always been thin don't understand. I had to sit in a urologist's office waiting for my father last year and they had the smallest chairs ever- I couldn't even fit in half my butt! I was so mortified. i finally got up the courage to ask the staff for a bigger seat or one w/o arms- the person I asked was big herself and she acted like I was crazy. they actually had armless chairs in the exam rooms which is where I went with my dad.

    Anyway, believe it or not this is a motivating blog for me- I lost 50 pounds but have really stalled the last couple weeks- this reminds me of why I need and want to lose more.
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    1655 days ago
    OMG, the same thing happened to me and it was the second ride of the day! I was around 250 pounds, and they had to release my row, release the row behind me, put me in the special seat which had 2 seat belts one on each side coming out of the thing that pulls down over your head. I was mortified, the fact that others had to move. :( I wouldn't ride anything else the rest of the day for fear I wouldn't fit... and I haven't been back since. The only saving grace is, I get sick now after like 3 or 4 rides, I'm a weakling now, I was never like that before... so I didn't feel like I was missing out on much... but it does hurt. :(

    The good news is, the way you are going and the things you are doing, you are losing this weight and you won't have to worry about that on future trips. emoticon
    1656 days ago
    Good luck and stay strong! You're a beautiful woman, and just need to focus on making the changes you wish to change. Use it as motivation, don't dwell on it, but dedicate yourself to becoming a healthier weight, so you feel good and confident! Wishing you the best of luck! (:
    1656 days ago
    I LOVE Six Flags and Raging Bull is my favorite too!! I completely understand how you felt..when I went to Sea World in San Diego on my honeymoon two months ago I wanted to go on the Manta Roller Coaster..I told Ashwin I wanted to try the trial chair because I didn't think I would fit..sure enough..I didn't fit and couldn't go on the ride and it was right in front of tons of people I was so embarrassed and thankfully had sunglasses on because I was crying..I was devastated...but guess year we can go on ALL the's hug from me cuz I know how it feels :) Good luck tomorrow!

    1656 days ago
    Oh, that gave me a little pain in my heart. I'm so sorry you had to feel embarrassed. But you're right: you ARE going to sit in any damn seat you want next year!
    1656 days ago
    Something like that happened to me too at Six Flags years ago. The overhead seat bar couldn't snap into place because of my fluff so the girl told me that she could push it but if it didn't lock then I'd have to get off. She was quiet about it too but it still was so embarrassing. It locked so I got to ride, but then the roller coaster broke down and so I was stuck smooshed in the seat for over a half hour! I thought I was gunna pass out. I can look back on it now and laugh a little, so that's a plus. I hope you don't let it haunt you. :hugs:
    1656 days ago
    :( I haven't had that happen, but that's cause I haven't been to six flags in about 7 years. I sure if I went now, I couldn't stuff myself in the seat. We should find a way to go together when we are all sexiness.
    1656 days ago
    Not the biggest deal to be honest. I went to Universal Studios with my family over spring break and my dad always needed to get "modified" seating. Everyone was really curious about it and the rest of us always got the same row as him so we all had just as much fun as normal. Just had to mention to the attendant when we got to the front of the line and he never got nor felt judged in the slightest.
    1656 days ago
    1656 days ago
    I feel you girl. One of the saddest moments I can remember, was when I couldn't fit on Millenium Force, but JD could. At 6'6" and 315 pounds he was able to fit in the seat but I was just too wide. We had to get off and I felt terrible since we'd waited so long to ride it. Craziest part is, I probably gained another 15 pounds after that trip to reach my highest weight. You would think that would have been a motivation. Anyways, good luck with your weigh in!
    1656 days ago
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