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Travel Difference

on November 29, 2012

I’m back in Florida a short 28 hours after I left. Before I tumble into bed I have a few observations about traveling The whole process is simply a helluva lot easier when the only baggage I have to haul is a suitcase on wheels.

Having now lost 130 pounds, I no longer feel like I’m on an endless march of pain and aggravation. It was fun to get on the plane and realize I could walk straight down the aisle without having to twist semi sideways. I’m much more comfortable in the seat. Not only can I buckle the seatbelt, there’s some room to spare.

Considering that I’m flying direct to Hawaii in a couple of months, knowing I’ll be much more comfortable is a blessing.

One drawback, and it’s relatively minor, is that I need to make sure that I don’t wear clothing that’s too loose.  This is a bit of a challenge as my clothing sizes rapidly change.  Yesterday I had on a pair of denim cropped pants that have become a bit loose in the waistband/stomach/hip region.  When I went through TSA and the body scanner machine, the scan reported some “anomalies in the groin area”.  I had nothing my my pockets, mind you.  I asked and they said it could be that material bunched up some.  Whatever the case, I had to go to a private room with two female officers and get a full body pat down.   The woman did her best to be sensitive to the fact that she was touching parts of me that strangers normally don’t and, of course, it was a lot less invasive than a gyno exam, but still not high on the list of experiences I want to repeat.  I think for the Hawaii flight I’ll wear yoga pants — comfortable but not “bunchy”.

All in all, this trip was a great experience, made so by the weight reduction.  Those of you who might have cut back on travel but are now losing weight, I hope this gives you something to look forward to. It absolutely does get better!

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One response to “Travel Difference

  1. Egads says:

    Well, there’s something I never thought of–bunching anomalies. Who knew?

    Congrats on another five pounds down.

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