Saturday, April 9, 2011
How Katy got her groove back
Well, we're back from Jamaica. We had an amazing time and I wanted to share a few thoughts (weight loss related)
The trip started out...shall we say, rocky! To make a long story short we showed up to the airport in the middle of the night only to find out they had no tickets reserved for us. About 7 hours later and many frustrated phone calls, we ended up having to buy 2 new round trip tickets to Montego Bay. This resulted in the airline losing our luggage when we actually arrived in Jamaica nearly 24 hours later. For any woman larger than a size 14 this strikes fear into hearts and poses the question...um WHERE am I supposed to buy clothes on a whim? If you're in the states, it's not an issue, but when you're in a country like Jamaica where it's pretty much nothing but poverty and resorts....not exactaly lots of shopping opportunities. I knew we'd have to buy clothing and swim suits from the gift shop of the resort. I KNOW anyone who struggles with their weight will feel the panic of that statement. " I have to buy clothing and a swimsuit from a resort GIFT SHOP" Shhhiiiiiitttttttttt
But this is where the story starts to look up.
You should have seen the clothing on the resort. A size large was like a generous small. The swimsuit section was like itsy bitsy bikinis. Even a woman who I'd guess was maybe a size 8 commented on the sizes. I was getting pretty anxious at this point. We had no idea when we'd recieve our bags and here I was in my pants and t-shirt wondering if this vacation would be ruined because I was too fat to fit into anything. I was starting to go into panic mode when the nicest woman working there insisted that I let her help me. I was like, I need a suit and all these are really tiny. She said in her thick Jamaican accent "Don't assume, Don't assume". Which made me chuckle. She then pulled out some one pieces that still looked REALLY small and but she insist I try some on. All but one fit. I was instantly at ease and I couldn't believe it. I had just bought a swim suit in a regular-ish size from a freekin' resort gift shop. She also managed to find me a cover up sun dress and a sarong and hat. She was amazing and so kind. That experience made me realize that even though I'm still big, I'm getting to be more on the NOT SOOOO BIG side.
Our luggage arrived the first day, thankfully.
On another positive note, I managed to not gain even one pound on vacation. Praise baby Jessie, I'm not quite sure how that happened. I had lobster, jerk chicken, beef patties and a lot of red stripe. I know people really try to stay on point on vacation, but I'm just not one of those people. I don't go nuts and make myself sick, but I figure even if I gain 5 pounds, whatever. It will be gone in a couple weeks max. So you can imagine my surprise when I didn't gain ANYTHING. I credit this to daily walks on the beach, and kayaking and to seriously relaxing.
Posted by Katy