First of all, let me start off by saying that it’s not my intent to “fat shame” anyone. Everybody has a body weight they are naturally most comfortable with, and that weight may not line up with what people may assume from just looking from the outside-in. That said, I know exactly what my ideal body weight is, and I’ve completely blown it by about 10-20 lbs, as high as 25 on some days. And my OppoLife is paying for it. It’s gotten to the point where even the very act of driving feels...awkward. The seat belt feels a bit more restrictive. Not like a safety restraint, but rather like a different rendition of the belt around my waist, now unnecessary to hold up a suddenly very tight fit of jeans. My entire driving position has shifted, so that my car feels less like an actual car and now like a bigger, five-passenger Rascal mobility scooter. The entire change in the driving experience is so drastic it’s noticable, and not in a good way.

And, oh yeah, there’s the whole motorcycle riding experience too. Yeah. My helmet doesn’t freakin’ fit anymore.

...it’s time to go on a diet. And try out that whole exercise thing.