The Seat belt Fit

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

As I prepared for my trip to Trinidad I had this recurring vision of trying to fasten the seat belt and it would not fit. I had been working out and eating right since getting on the wagon with Spark People, but I still have a long way to go. During a trip to London I had witnessed a stewardess delivering a seat belt extension to a passenger and that memory has played out in my mind every time I travel by air. It is not just a joke, but a real concern since I have broad hips. I boarded the plane apprehensively and as I sat down, I immediately reached for the seat belt. I wanted to buckle up before many people had boarded. At first I couldn't find it, then I realized that I was sitting on it. After a few attempts at tugging it from below me without getting up, I had the two ends in my hands. Gingerly I brought them together and as I heard the click, a wave of gratitude and relief rushed over my body. It fit!!! The seat belt fit!!! I do not need an extension!!! Once again I was safe, at least for this leg of the trip; I still had the return trip after 5 days of Caribbean cooking. During my time in Trinidad, I tried my best to eat healthily, and each time I was offered ice cream or cakes or a second helping of something, I would hear the click and refuse, or take a very small portion. I told everyone why - I need the seat belt to fit. My family and friends always laughed, and I'm sure that one day I too would see it as a joke and laugh, but for right now, it is reality. I never want to have to ask the stewardess for an extension, and with the help of Spark People, I will never have to.
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    Ooh wee!!! I share your pain. I travelled once with a friend who asked for an extension when we boarded the plane. I never realized they had those. One time when travelling by myself, the flight attendant asked me if I wanted the extension. I wanted to slap her silly. No I did NOT need an extension. There have been some close moments, but holding my breath, I would struggle until I heard the click, so I can definitely sympathise with you. Now when I fasten a seat belt I'm so happy to see I have 3 inches or more to spare and I don't have to put the armrest up to have a little more room for my hips. Congratulations on doing a great job of not going overboard in Trinidad. You did us proud!!

    Last but not least, thanks for my fruit. Really enjoyed it!!
    3535 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/13/2009 10:41:22 PM
    Awesome!! Good job!! emoticon
    3536 days ago
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