Things that make you say WOO HOO!!!
Friday, June 24, 2011
I had an "a ha" moment last weekend, followed by a big, fat woo hoo! Let me start from the beginning. I went to Coney Island (for my first time ever) on Saturday for the mermaid parade. It was my friend's birthday and that's what she desperately wanted to do. So we braved the crowds (many of them in ridiculous costumes, including my friend) and watched the parade. It got boring after a bit so we decided to go on some rides. We saw this amazing looking rollercoaster that was called the Soarin' Eagle. It looks like you're actually flying (see picture on the link below).
Anyway, three of my friends wanted to go on it and I desperately did too. I've always loved rollercoasters and was fortunate to be able to start riding them at an early age because I was over 5 feet tall by the time I was 10.
The last time I tried to ride one (a couple of years ago) however I got relegated to the "fat seat" and couldn't be next to my friend. It was embarrassing and just a huge blow to my self-esteem. I knew I was big but I never knew I was too big for "regular stuff." I haven't attempted to ride anything since then.
So, back to the present day, I'm in line with my friends and I'm freaking out. What if I was still too big? What if they told me I couldn't ride this awesome-looking ride? My anxiety level was rising. I was scanning the people ahead of me in line and trying to see if anyone was bigger than me or maybe close to the same size. Then I actually saw a girl who couldn't ride the Soaring Eagle because she was too big. My anxiety level started rising even higher. We were up next.
I walked over to this contraption and got in. I fit. I mean, I wasn't even uncomfortable. I fit the way I was supposed to. I know I've only lost about 20 pounds (I shouldn't say *only*) and I have a ways to go to get to my goal but I was able to check one thing off my list of things I'm "done" with. I can ride rollercoasters again. Woo hoo!!!!