Has your body ever physically changed so much that your entire life seemed to change?
I spent most of my life as a very thin person. Until I was 25, I weighed under 100 pounds for most of my life. Until I was 30 or so, I was under 120 pounds. But due to a metabolic disease that went undiagnosed for a long time and didn’t respond to medication while I was pregnant, I have gained over 100 pounds in the last 5 years or so. I will soon be going to an endocrinologist to get a better diagnosis and treatment plan. Hopefully, I will start to lose weight. I don’t want to go back to 120, but 150 – 170 sounds positively svelte to me.
I feel like the world is a totally different place for fat people than it is for thin people. It’s not all bad. But I feel more invisible than when I was thin. People tend not to look at me like they used to. I get ignored overlooked unless I make a big noise. I still think of myself as petite and cute and sometimes it’s shocking when treated like a fat lady. It’s also odd to see that fat lady in the mirror because my brain still thinks I’m about 130. I can’t recognize myself in pictures or point my face out in a crowd.
I was just wondering if anyone else had their body change so drastically that the world almost seemed a totally different place for them?