Thursday, September 8, 2011
Relishing the Little Things
Ever since 2002, when the series Girl Meets Hawaii with Samantha Brown was on, I have wanted to go to the Hawaiian Style Cafe just because of the loco moco they serve. (One of our favorite heart attack inducing dishes) It was this episode of the show that made me want to go there. The segment is about 1 minute in. Notice anything as you watch it? If you said no, you're probably skinny or a reasonable facsimile thereof. If you said there are all tight booths and counter seating, then welcome my morbidly obese brethren. Besides us always seeming to hit the area after it closes, it became clear that my girth would not be welcome in those tiny booths. I also didn't care to be the really fat chick walking in and ordering her uber loco moco to go so I could find a park to eat it in like a dirty secret. That's what we were going to do the last time we were there in 2008 but we got there too late. I swore one day I would go in and eat inside like a normal person.
As I thought about the journey through Waimea to get to Waipio as I looked at the calendar, I thought this might actually be the year I can! The thought so overwhelmed me that I began to cry. I pray I'm right. I can fit pretty much in any booth now but these look really tight. I know I still have about 7-8 months to do it and get even more breathing room but with the lack of progress lately despite working my heiney to the bone, it feels slightly out of reach. I'm going to take a picture of that. Me sitting in that booth, enjoying my loco moco. I may need to be Crisco'd out when I'm done but dammit, I WILL sit in the booth at that eatery that has eluded me for 9, well by that time, 10 years! I will also do the tour of Ono Certified Farms in the same episode because I thought I wasn't physically fit enough to walk it and didn't want to embarrass myself. I am DOING this and I will finally have something to be proud of even if others take it for granted.
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Labels: Non-scale victories