Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hitting a Landmark

I'd like to share with you a little story. It's embarrassing. But I'm going to share it anyway.

About eighteen months ago, I was out in Roosevelt for a book signing, and I stopped in at a restaurant for dinner. All the tables were full, and so there were only booths available. I could not fit into the booth. I was so humiliated.

It turns out that most booths have a "fat" side and a "skinny" side - one bench is farther away from the table than the other. I was with a friend, and she and I traded places so I could have the "fat" side. I just barely fit in it. I ate my dinner with the table just about cutting me in half. Of course, my imagination kicked in and I envisioned everyone in the restaurant looking over at me - "Hey, that fat chick can't even fit in the booth." It was miserable. I don't usually spend a lot of time worrying about what other people think of me - life's too short for that - but that night, it really bothered me.

Last Saturday, I was in Roosevelt again. And I went to the same restaurant. And guess what ...



This is me, sitting on the "skinny" side. And I have room to spare.

If you'd like to read my post about my battle with sugar, click here - I posted it on my other blog.

17 comments:

Arthur Saraiva said...

congratulations! but to be fair to you 18 months ago, that is an unusually small booth.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Awww, thank you for being fair! That's sweet. :)

Rebecca said...

Congratulations, Tristi! It feels so good to hit those milestones!

Annette Lyon said...

Even better--if it's a small booth and you STILL have room to spare--Woohoo!

Stephanie Humphreys said...

That's fantastic! You are such an inspiration. I've always used jeans to see if how much smaller I am. I've never thought of using a booth at a restaurant.

Mindy said...

Congrats!! You're amazing.

Steph said...

I am so proud of you Tristi! You are an amazing person and are such an inspiration in SO many ways! All I can say is "YOU GO GIRL"! Keep up the good work!

Steph said...

YAY! You are an amazing person and are such an inspiration in so many ways! I'm way proud of all you've accomplished! YOU GO GIRL! Keep up the good work!

Heather said...

This is a wonderful post! What a great story and I love the picture. So proud of you!

Andrea said...

So freakin' awesome! Keep it up - you're amazing!

Sabine Berlin said...

Way to go? Are you done with my book? I have a friend who wants to look into it. You rock by the way!!!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

That is wonderful. I have been on the . Weight Watchers diet for the past 6 weeks and have lost 10 lbs. My goal is 20 and I hope to reach that by Christmas.

Last week I bought a pair of skinny jeans and they were a size smaller than what I used to take. I never thought I would be wearing that kind of jeans, but they make me feel so good.

WilyBCool said...

Woot Woot!

Tapper said...

When people stare at you all they are thinking is "is that the gal who wrote the book I love? Should I bug her and ask for an autograph?"
congratulations on your victory in the sugar war. You really look great!

Anonymous said...

Woot Woot! And I agree with all your other friends! Way To Go!

Sherry (AnnieFanny)

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

You go, girl! Losing weight is so hard and is an up hill battle. Unless someone has tried, they have no idea how tough it is. Kudos to you for sticking with it through the hard times. I'm SO proud to call you my friend!

Gayla Grider said...

I know the feeling Great job