While I know we frequently post non-scale victory threads, I wanted to do a whole post on cool things that Iíve noticed since I've lost some weight. I know when I first started out, I felt like my body would never, ever change, but every day Iím enjoying new things about my ďnewĒ body (even though I have halfway to go!). I know I am always inspired by reading about others' positive experiences from losing weight and thought Iíd contribute some of my own. Please feel free to post ones youíve noticed; Iím sure we could make quite an exhaustive list!
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I can comfortably cross my legs when I sit.
I can walk forever when my legs used to ache after just a few blocks. I just remembered the other night that when I was young and thin, I was a fast walker. Now Iím a fast walker again -- My husband has trouble keeping up with ME.
People look at me differently. I look at them differently. Iím struggling with this one a little bit, because I donít know if people really discriminated before or if I unknowingly cut myself off from other people because I had no confidence.
Men look at me a lot more. Not used to this yet, eitherÖ
I can fit in smaller booths and tables (I still subconsciously stress about this and give myself a wider berth than I need, but Iím frequently pleasantly surprised!)
Non plus-size clothes are a million times more stylish (and CHEAPER!). Iím still in plus sizes on the bottom, but *what* a party I will throw the day I no longer have to wade through the seas of shapeless tunic tops and polyester grandma fabrics!
Sex is SO MUCH better. Iíll guess Iíll just leave this one at that!
I take up less space on the bus/train or at the movies and don't sit there wishing I could contract into a tiny little ball (yes, I used to feel this way all the time).
My skin has cleared up and several people have told me I ďglow.Ē
My period is regular now (hence being back on the BC pill Ė whatever it is in the water around here, Iím NOT ready for it just yet!)
My clothes donít fall off the hanger so much.
I wear out shoes more slowly.
I almost never get out of breath in regular daily life. I used to huff and puff, even around the house.
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I could go on and on, but Iím gonna stop myself here. I hope nobody minds my sharing this... please add in your own!!!!