Saturday, November 6, 2010

Eggface vs. the Bull

Thought I'd share the photographic evidence of my battle with the bull last week.

A group of WLS tweeters and facebookers got together in Old Town Temecula, California for dinner, dancing and mechanical bull madness. We called our get-together the SoCal Hoedown.

It was definitely a wow moment. When I walked up to the booth to pay for my ride the sign said, in big bold print, Weight Limit 235 pounds. No Exceptions! and below it, looming was a weight scale. Since I was pushing 300 pounds before weight loss surgery (gastric bypass) just over 4 years ago that would have meant me. Weight limits were always holding me back from having experiences with friends. When I read the sign it reminded me of an emotionally painful bumper boat incident several years ago.

Now -158 pounds lighter give or take a pound or two, nothing is holding me back. I paid my $5 and grabbed the bull by the horns. It was such a fun night. We're going to do it again in January so if you are in the Southern California area I hope you can join us. You don't have to ride the bull... lots of other things to do... chatting with new friends, pool tables, dancing,... I'll announce the date & time in the What's Eggciting tab above.

A few of the friends...

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5 comments:

battynurse said...

Very cool. Me, I have plans to try the roller coasters at Six Flags again and see if I enjoy it more this time. Last time I went I barely fit on the first one I rode in and was scared I'd fall out the whole ride. I've also done MANY other rides (complete with nasty comments) that I barely fit into. It is so amazing now to realize I will likely fit into most of them.

film Girl said...

That looks like a lot of FUN!!!

Amaris said...

Looks like a lot of fun! How amazing that must have felt, to have no worries about the weight limit. Good for you!

Anne H said...

You go, EggFace Girl!

Di said...

Sounds like a GREAT time! Glad you enjoyed :-) And the pic is outstanding! lol