An Evening Out With Friends
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Saturday evening I went with my boyfriend, his cousin, and aunt and uncle who are about our age to an arena football game. I was kind of worried about the stairs and seating, but since I lost 62 pounds I figured "Why not?", and went with a positive attitude.When we got there the parking was four blocks away and the walk to the arena was at an uphill slope. That was fine I walked it without getting winded and I was keeping up with the others. My thought was "more steps on the pedometer", 5 months ago I would have gotten dropped off at the door and waited for them. We got in the arena and more walking, more steps,whoo hoo. We got down the stairs and to our seats and, THIS IS BIG, I fit in the seat ! Right before the game started a couple came to sit in the same row as us. The woman was about 10-12 years younger than me and about 50-75 lbs. lighter than me when I started Sparkpeople and my life change. They sat next to me,I was at the end of our group. As they sat there, I kind of took notice of her habits I guess because I seem to be so much more aware of those kinds of things lately. She drank a total of 4 or 5 beers throughout the night, and ate a personal pizza, a corn dog, a plate of hot wings, and popcorn. They had started getting noisy as the night and alcohol progressed. They weren't too bad and we were all there to have fun so it really didn't bother me. Then she got a little too loud and her boyfriend seemed to be embarrased by her and told her to stop it. That made her angry and she said "You need to shut up, I could look like her" and pointed at me. I am ususally very quiet when people make remarks or look a little too hard. Not tonight, I politely turned to her and said "I heard what you said and that's fine that you feel that way, but I've just recently lost 62 pounds and from what I've seen tonight, if you don't change your habits you will be where I was 5 months ago before too long".Well, all she did was kind of laugh, and sit there but her boyfriend couldn't appologize enough to me, then he took her and they left. I just hope she remembers our conversation tomorrow, maybe it will open her eyes a bit.