Why do I have a picture of two towels? Do I have a towel fetish? NOPE! They are, however, extremely important to me. Throughout my battle with obesity, there are several things/situations that have brought shame and discouragement that were so overwhelming that I was not sure how I would get through them. As with OptiFast loser and the chairs–my nightmare as well. The booths that none of us large folks can fit into without rubbing–Monday, that tormenter’s power came-to-an-end for me. I will find out soon how the seats on a plane will feel now so many pounds lighter–no one will ask me to step on a scale this time. The horses that I was told I was too large to ride. The list goes on and on, but what does that have to do with a canary bath sheet and a regular brown towel? Let me tell you…
Last night, after Mike and got back from our bike ride at Oak Mountain State Park, I hopped in the shower like any self-respecting woman would. Can’t go to bed smelly! I’m just sayin’. Mike, being the ever sweet hubby that he is, handed me a head towel even though I didn’t wash my hair for the 3rd time yesterday–just my body. Absent-mindedly, I wrapped the head towel around my body. I walked around the room doing things and getting ready for bed with this brown towel on my body. Then I noticed, I have the brown towel on my body. I looked at Mike and asked him, do you notice anything odd? He looked at me confused. I said what color is my towel? He gasped, “Oh my, you are wearing the head towel.” We both jumped and cheered. My towel stayed on in case you were wondering. 😉
Why do I have head towels and body towels? Because I was too large for a regular towel to cover my body. Unless you have been really large, like myself, what towel you have is more a matter of what you like and find yummy–or you could just be a person who uses whatever is there and doesn’t care. I am a girl who loves to snuggle up with a good thread count — just sayin’. In the past, (YEA I can say this IS a thing of the past), I had to purchase bath sheets to actually have a towel that covered my entire body. Unless, you have experienced this non-ability to cover oneself, or know the sheer terror of rooming with other people and being caught with towels that only cover a part of your body — not much of your body I might add — you cannot understand how HUGE this is for me. I hated going with my children on school trips and rooming with other moms — I wanted to die if I forgot to pack my bath sheet.
This is one of those seemingly tiny victories that rock my world with joy. Sitting at the booth with room on Monday. A couple of months ago realizing for the first time I could bring my knee to my chest. Donna having to reset all my weight machines because I was so much smaller the settings didn’t work anymore. Not being broader across the shoulders than Mike. Weighin LESS than Mike (now, 30 pounds less)!! I can cross my legs if I want to. I can wear normal-sized clothing. WEARING SIZE 10 and 12 jeans! OH MY! How does a girl express the joy of these simple things?
I know a towel seems small … but for me it was HUGE! I want to dance and rejoice over a towel. hahahaha!
Well … gonna run for now … S