Update: I took a pic of me w/ my new gear on. Wee
Went to one of the LBS today, when I first walked in they were rather snooty to me, being an athena and all, asked me if I was looking for something specific, and I said, "Yeah some gear" and they're like "For you?!" And I said, "Yes for me, do you even carry plus sized gear?" and then they got a little nervous, I mean, GOD I know I'm fat, don't you dare try to be all snooty to me, I'm at least TRYING to do something about my weight. So I get a nice winter riding coat and a new helmet and some gloves talking to the people practically the whole time and by the time I left they'd extended a riding invitation to me. Ha, how the snooty people turn when they realize that fat people have feelings too.