Weight Hate: Packing

Creating a blog and a website to tell everyone in the world that I struggle with my weight and weight loss wasn’t enough, I have decided it is important to share my personal embarrassing stories, and struggles with being overweight. I truly hope that someone out there will be able to identify with these stories otherwise I am a true freak of nature. We will call these entries….”Weight Hate”

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I know being overweight is not the sole reason that packing can be a painful experience.  Lists are made, errands are run and typically things are still forgotten.  However, if you are dealing with extra weight, nightmares are made from the things that are forgotten.  When you don’t fit into a typical “off the rack” size forgetting something can be detrimental to your trip.  Picture this, as I unpack my bag I realize that I have forgotten a very crucial part of my outfit for the night.  Let’s just say this time I forgot nylons or tights. My head immediately starts to spin, how am I EVER going to find tights that fit? My girlfriends staying with me come into the room and ask me why I am all sweaty and panicked, I quickly explain the situation and they brush it off and inform me that the sundry store in the lobby of the hotel has plenty of options.  They clearly have never dealt with a weight issue. That sundry store has nothing for me other than a late night booze run.

I am now furiously thumbing on my phone, hoping to find a department store with a Plus Size section (one of my least favorite sayings btw) within a short cab distance. All my friends are enjoying a cocktail while getting ready for the evening and I am trudging to a strip mall on the outskirts of Vegas.

If you are of a larger size it is almost impossible to easily and quickly find forgotten items; tights, belts; jeans; shirts; bras; swimsuits, the list could go on and on. I know you lighter people are thinking why not just go without, well typically what has been forgotten is crucial, the tights in this case are vital namely for the smothering of any lumps and bumps.

I have had plenty of experiences that have taught me diligence while packing, these days I typically only forget my toothbrush which thankfully is still one size fits all.

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