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Friend Makin’ Monday: Embarrassing Moments

I have been under the weather all weekend so it feels as though the weekend should just be starting…not ending. But I enjoy Mondays because I love to participate in FMM. If you’d like to join the fun, head over to Amber’s blog to post your link.


This week, we are sharing our most embarrassing moments. Um, I’ve definitely had a lot of experience on this topic so the hardest part will be choosing the story.
I suppose the easiest embarrassment I can recall was last January. (I posted about it, briefly, here.) I was just outside of the New York Public Library, it was bitterly cold outside. My friend, Mike, and I were walking down Fifth Avenue, and he said “Kenz, you must be freezing! Button your coat!” But I couldn’t do it. It was so tight that I could not keep the wind out even with a heavy scarf so as tears filled my eyes, I shrugged it off and continued walking down the street.
But Mike pressed the issue again before realizing that tears were welling up in my eyes, and I had to admit that I had no choice because I could not actually button my coat. He began apologizing profusely. I could tell, at least at that moment, that his heart was breaking for me a little. He dropped the subject immediately, and we continued walking.
While I tried to hide my utter embarrassment, I couldn’t imagine feeling worse than I did at that moment. I was with my friend – who could pose as a model for a Brooks Bros. catalog – feeling awful about myself.
But it was only a few months later that I began to change. A healthy lifestyle became my lifestyle, and now when I see my friend tomorrow, he won’t have to tell me to button my coat. It will be buttoned! 🙂 I haven’t seen him since I started losing weight, but I’m looking forward to it because friends take you as you are. I’ve lost another 25 or so since this picture was taken so the coat is a little bigger now.

He may not notice a difference in my outward appearance because 63.2 pounds hasn’t made my looks change dramatically, but I am different. And I know it. It is an incredible feeling to know that I am winning the battle against my weight. I am in control, and that embarrassing moment will not repeat itself.
What is your most embarrassing moment? Do you look back and laugh at those moments, or do you just try not to let them happen again?

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12 Comments

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    Jen@Scrapingirl
    December 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Congrats on your weight loss!! Keep up the great work. Happy FMM!!

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    honeysuckle
    December 7, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Congratulations on your weight loss. I would say that 63 lbs is much to be proud about!!! Keep feeling and good!

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    lynne
    December 7, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    such a beautiful ending 🙂 your an inspiration to me! Happy FMM!

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    Manic Mommy Meg
    December 7, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Happy FMM! You look fantastic! Keep up the great work, you are truly an ispiration! Congrats and Good luck on the journey!

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    Stephanie
    December 7, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks for sharing that honest story. And congratulations on the looser coat!
    BODA weight loss

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    Trudy
    December 7, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I have had MANY coats that I couldn't button or zip and still do have lots that I just can't bear to get rid of. I'm so glad you kept your coat and found a way to make it fit! Congratulations on your incredible success and keep up the wonderful work Kenz!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Sara
    December 7, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I am so happy for you, That coat looks so big now!!

    Thank you for sharing your story, you have been helping me so much with my weight loss
    Thank you!!

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    New England Girl
    December 7, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Of course he is going to notice. 🙂 You look fantastic and he is going to be so thrilled to tell you [as we are] how magnificently you're doing and how proud he is!! Keep up the good work, girl. You are such an inspiration! 🙂

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    hillary
    December 7, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Well in college I fainted in the shower in my dorm and fell naked and unconscious on the floor infront of a room full of girls.

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    Snowman
    December 7, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Excellent work, Im proud of you–keep it up. Now stop posing in your coat and play with Sadie, she brought her ball and is looking at you like you're crazy :)…

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    Nicole
    December 8, 2009 at 1:37 am

    Awwww this is not funny! =( but it is a happy ending! Congrats on all your weight loss! I am sure your friend will notice! that is a crazy amount not to notice!

    Happy FMM! =D

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    Shannon Fab Fatties
    December 8, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    This brought tears to my eyes as well. Even though it has not personally happened to me it easily could and I can understand how you must have felt.
    On a good note he must be a wonderful friend and the fact that he is a hottie even makes it better 🙂
    You have had amazing progress and I am sure he will notice you are radiant in the words you write and pictures I see.
    Keep it up Kenz!
    XO

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