I'm feeling the anxiety building. Memorial Day is coming...what to most people is just a delightful three day weekend. But to me...and to other fat suit wearers, it means something much more sinister. Summer is here. And for this weekend....it's not just summer....it's summer in Yuma. Eric and I have decided to visit my brother this weekend....in Yuma.... a house that contains two adults, about six dogs and my archnemesis...the pool.
This weekend, however, it is slated to be 101 degrees in Yuma. I will look like an imbecile in jeans....or sweats....or anything besides shorts. It will be similar to the 15-mile training walk that I took preparing for the 3-day in which I forgot three very important items....water....a hat...and sunscreen. I almost passed out at the end. Yep.....I got nothing to counter that. I was an idiot.
So.....my fat suit is complicated with one other problem. My legs have not seen the sun since 2006. I believe that was about the time that I lost my knees. I can feel my patella if I wade through the fatty tissue, but it is definitely not visible to the naked eye. So...if I wear a swim suit, I will have to deal with explaining why my legs are fluorescent white....why my legs seemingly have joined together to make one big leg...and why I have no knees. You can see why I'm having anxiety. Thank God it's family.
Now, I have been busy since the last time I wrote. I have lost 15 pounds. My pants are looser. My waist in smaller. My friend has told me on numerous occasions that my shirts don't spread tightly on my midsection anymore. Side note....if you see me wearing something that makes me look fatter.....please comment. I have a thick skin...I can take it. I'd rather have you say something than find out by ending up on the "People in Walmart" website. I am eating healthier....fruits, vegetables and lean meats. Eric and I are somewhat followers of the 17-day Diet. Not obsessive followers but more like....hmmmm...casual followers. We are eating healthier but I did partake in a glass of wine tonight. I had to....the pool is coming.
So.....15 pounds...and still no knees. I estimate that I need to loose about 20 more pounds before they pop out again. I do hear that tan skin makes you look thinner. That may be good....as I reach for the Jergens self tanner. I may end up orange but at least I won't be sheet white. I can't do anything about the uni-leg by Saturday. Maybe I can invest in a nice wrap. Do they make ones that cover you from sternum to ankle? I do have ankles still. I don't mind people seeing those...just nothing any higher!