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The STATE Fair.....one of the worst days of my life

Sunday, September 11, 2011

About two years ago, maybe 3 I took my youngest son to the fair. I am generally not an amusement park person, but I will go. Well this particular year we went alone, my older son was going with his friends. Well any way it was one of the worst days of my life. The rides that we got on, i could barely fit and the ones we did ride on the safety bar was so tight on my belly that it left a mark. I pretended to enjoy myself for the sake of my son but that night when we got home and I was alone, I cried.

I had gotten so big that I couldn't even fit properly in an amusement park ride, how did i let this happen?

That day really stuck with me, and it did ignite a lil spark for me to do better........Now Im almost 100 lbs. lighter, and I thank God!

Weight loss is not easy but baby just hang in there, I am not done yet, Ive got about 50 more pounds to go.

I just wanted to share a little, the fair will be here in a month and I plan to attend! And Im going to ride all the rides just because i can........

Oh yeah, don't trip i will be enjoying some delicious food as well i just wont overindulge........

GET SPARKED!! i AM
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  • LILSHINE
    Great testimony! It's stories like this that inspire all of us to keep going and know that it's possible for us too. Enjoy yourself at the fair and take plenty of pictures enjoying life.

    3534 days ago
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    I also was in a situation where I didn't fit on a ride and had to get off because the bar wouldn't come all the way down. That is totally humiliating!!!
    I told my young daughter I had to get off because I was too fat to ride and she was sad because she really wanted me to go with her. emoticon
    3535 days ago
  • RAYNEVALO
    Absolutely awesome! Have fun riding the rides and someday we will all be able to enjoy them!!
    3536 days ago
  • FRIES2YOGURT
    You're going to be rockin' the fair this year Tracy! emoticon

    Also, you opened up about rides and it made me want to share with you, hope you won't mind. I went to Knott's Berry Farm with my boys last year. It was a ride where we sat and hung in, hard to explain but anyway, before the man started the ride. He moved me and the other bigger gal. On opposite sides of each other (to distribute the weight). It clicked in me what he was doing. Since we were both so big, he was evening out the weight. Honestly? That was so humiliating. In front of the 20 other passengers/riders. Me and my fellow big gal who I did not know, where being asked to move and switch seats because of our size. I hoped my husband didn't realize out of shame. My kids asking me, mommy why are you switching seats? I could see that one or two of the skinny girls riding knew why it was and they were all smiling and sneering at each other, like mean girls do. It hurt me Tracy. emoticon

    Anyway, I just wanted to say, I know exactly what you mean. And yahoo, enjoy the fair this year and totally ride all those rides! I love fair food too. emoticon
    3536 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/11/2011 11:11:06 PM
  • DETERMINEDJANET
    What an inspiring story you shared. Thank you! Enjoy those rides this year!!!!
    3536 days ago
  • EM1388
    Wow! I can completely understand! This summer I refused to go to the amusement park because I remember the last time I went (I was at a lighter weight than I am now) and it was not the most pleasant. But knowing that was the reason I wasn't going, I actually worked harder this summer and because of it I am encouraged to push myself and am almost at that weight before and will be working towards getting further down!
    Enjoy your trip! And heck yeah, ride every ride! You deserve to get on there and feel good about how far you've come! Great job!
    3537 days ago
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