6.12.2006

#19 - Worrying if plastic outdoor chairs will hold me

Summer is here, and for the fat person comes worries that thin people never think about. I'm always nervous about sitting in outdoor plastic chairs. I really worry I might break one. When I sit in them, I can feel the strain in the plastic, and I can feel the chair sway a little back and forth under my girth. I've got wrought iron chairs in my backyard, so I at least I can enjoy summer in my own backyard. In the summer I hate eating at outdoor restaurants because most of them use plastic tables and chairs. My ultimate fear would be to be in a public place and to sit in one of those chairs only to break it and go tumbling down to the ground. Wouldn't that be totally embarrassing?!? If I ever want to have a worry-free summer - I must lose weight!!!

This week has been interesting. I've continued to faithfully journal everything I eat. At first it was easy to stay in a normal calorie range, but then, for the past few days, I've been totally ravenous! I think I may be PMSing or something. Anyway, over the course of the week I regained and then relost the 3.5 pounds I'd originally lost. Long story short, I'm at the exact same weight I was last week. No complaints though - I'm still down a few pounds! My goal for the next week is to continue to journal and to TRY to eat within a healthy calorie range.

5 comments:

Kat E said...

I hate plastic outdoor chairs too--not really because I think they'll break, but because I worry about my fat poking through the slats while I'm sititng and people walking by and seeing it...

Lisa said...

I have actually had a plastic lawn chair break underneath me. And yes it was very embarrassing. Thankfully nobody but my husband saw it happen, but I felt terrible the rest of the day.

Anonymous said...

Im 364lbs and I love my current weight! If you haven't guessed i'm one of the one in ten people who find fat sexy!!!

I love my fat hanging out the side of the chairs and sometimes breaking them, its so sexy.

Anonymous said...

well i hate it when people tell me that a certain chair might not hold me. Duh! I think im the fat one here. Im not planning on embarassing myself.
Or if i dont sit anywhere because i know i will break one and some genius keeps asking me why im not sitting down. like its not bad enough i have to stand but i have to explain that im so fat ill break the chair. I might as well just sit and fall, then everyone can laugh andi can get over with it.

J Carlos said...

This one touches a nerve with me too.

I remember sitting at a restaurant where all they had was the plastic chairs, and it felt like half way through the meal, the whole chair exploded from under me. My ass was straining it outwards and my weight pushing down was just too much and little plastic chair pieces went everywhere.

I was mortified.