Once the pounds fly, crazy things can happen
We’re ten months into 2017, and we hope that all of those people who made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight have done just that. Dropping pounds, especially when you’re considered to be morbidly obese, can be extremely hard, but incredibly rewarding. So many things will change in your life that you never even thought could happen. Here are just a few examples.
If I don’t drink enough water on a given day I feel like death. Have no idea how I survived all those years barely drinking a glass or two a day. (mbasi)
The same thing happened to me, it turns out fat cells hold a lot of water in reserve. Also, high sodium intake increases water retention, so if you’re eating nothing but fast food and TV dinners, you might not feel like drinking as often. I used to drink so little that I had leg cramps in my sleep due to dehydration, and I still almost never felt thirsty. Now I have to drink at least a half gallon throughout the day, or else I’ll feel like a raisin by the end of it. (Bartisgod)
I get cold easier now, and I can no longer sit indefinitely on hard surfaces. (AzraeLXIX)
I used to be known as the Eskimo, due to the fact that I used to be the guy walking around in a blizzard with nothing but jeans and a shirt. Thanks to Crohn’s, I’ve lost three stone, maybe more, and am a shivering mess whenever the temp dips. Can’t decide if worth or not. On the one hand being my own heat source was awesome, but now I can look into a mirror without being disappointed in myself. (SteveTheJanitor)
I lost 80 pounds in six months went from having fertility issues (PCOS) to developing hyperfertility. Apparently my body started releasing too many eggs a month which would result in recurrent miscarriages. I never expected losing weight would cause an issue like that. (princess-coldheart)