I was hoping to lose 50 pounds by this point (seven months), but it’s a real struggle, mostly with water consumption. I AM down 45 pounds, anyway. Starting at nearly 430, that’s about a 10% loss of body weight. I know my heart is safer with that amount of weight off, but I occasionally have a few seconds of dizziness from some of my meds (nothing dangerous). I DO watch what I eat a little closer than I used to, but I’m really not “dieting” per se. I have noticed that my backside fits in the chairs at the doctor’s office (or anywhere else) a little easier. Plus, I don’t have such a tendency to “take the chair with me” when I stand up. That’s a decided advantage.
Unfortunately, my remaining weight still puts a lot of pressure on the sitting parts of my anatomy. That, in turn puts a lot of pressure on my aged hip-bones (as in “dem bones, dem bones, dem achy bones”). The missing padding is truly missed in that respect.
Water loss has turned out to be a funny thing to me. I expected it to be only at the lower part of my body, due to gravity. Strangely enough, I now have a crater in my belly around my belly button. The rest of my belly remains, for the most part. It HAS resulted in tightening my belt by about five inches, which is good, However, I don’t DARE take the dog outside without a belt in my jeans, or I may find my britches suddenly around my ankles. Still, the last pair of jeans I bought seemed made for Humpty Dumpty, as in all belly and no butt or thighs. As a result, my next pair will still have to be a huge size, in order for me not to blow the seams if I bend over. Fat folks get NO selection!
One other negative—I now have to sit down on the commode more carefully, because all that belly is still there, but without all the water to keep it plumped-up, it sags down so much that it tries falling into the hole before other things do. I can see how that could really make for a dandy mess if a person got careless.
If you aren’t overweight already, don’t let yourself get that way. Being old and fat ain’t no fun. Heck, even being old and getting thinner ain’t no better; it’s just different, and a little dangerous! © 2016