This was a really bizarre thought I had today -- totally weird and non-scientific -- so please excuse me in advance!
I was wondering if anyone has had the experience of ... when losing weight (and expecially when losing a lot of weight) ... re-living or re-experiencing (in a very subtle way) emotional or mental states you had at those lower weights.
It might be purely psychological and not physical, but I wonder sometimes if stress or body chemicals from emotions can get stored in fat, then when you burn that fat and whatever was stored in that fat gets released into your bloodstream, if a part of you might have some subtle re-experience of that old state.
In a funny way, losing weight is almost like going back in time. I am at a weight now that I havent been at since 2002. So in a strange sort of way, I am experiencing what things felt like 13 years ago. Or maybe it's just that my new lower body weight is reminding me of what I felt like the last time I was at that lower weight.
I am not sure if this is just "crazy thoughts" that I sometimes get on my morning walks or if others have had similar experiences?
I guess our body chemistry is still kind of mysterious to me -- but I would like to study it more!