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How much have you changed physically over the last twenty years?

Asked by ZEPHYRA (16013 points ) August 21st, 2014

If you were to look at a photo of yourself which was taken 20 years ago and one which was taken today, would there be striking differences? When I look at photos ( then and now ) of celebrities I often see no resemblance between his/her younger self and how he/she is today, a total stranger in some cases!

As for me, I like to think I haven’t changed dramatically. Of course I have put on a lot of weight since then, but there doesn’t seem to be a night and day difference other than the extra kilos. I am not saying that I haven’t aged a day, just not in a dramatic way.
Do you see major differences and big alterations or are you essentially the same?

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trailsillustrated's avatar

I got fat for about a year, I’ve lost that. I don’t have the abs that I did. I look about the same, as you do.

longgone's avatar

Grew to about twice my size, developed hair and learned to walk.

anniereborn's avatar

I gained a lot of weight and my boobs have submited to gravity. Sounds sexy, eh?
UGGG

ucme's avatar

I retain what you might call the almost classic profile, combined with skin so soft & peachy it puts a baby’s arse to shame.

jca's avatar

I lost 65 lbs on a low carb diet in the days when many people didn’t know what a carbohydrate was and so many people used to say “but fruit is good for you!” I then gained over 100 lbs and then lost it, thanks to weight loss surgery.

My hair color went from brown to highlighted to blonde, thanks to my colorist.

I broke two ankle bones and tore three ligaments in an auto accident, as a passenger, no thanks to the 15 year old who was learning to drive and cut us off. I still suffer ankle pain and swelling due to that accident.

zenvelo's avatar

I weigh much less than I did 20 years ago. My mustache is grey, and my hair has grey in it, but overall I have been told I look younger than I did 20 years ago because of my fitness.

Pachy's avatar

A lot. I realized it when I saw my drivers license photo last year. I’m leaner than I was 10 years ago and my salt-and-pepper has pretty much turned to salt.

dxs's avatar

I’ve grown over 1000x my size.

Haleth's avatar

20 years ago I was 6.

flutherother's avatar

Hair loss and what’s left is rapidly going grey, deeper lines etched into my face. Not much else to report.

hearkat's avatar

Weight gain would be the biggest difference. 20 years ago I hadn’t started coloring my hair yet, now I’m letting the color fade and grow out, and going grey. My skin has more fine lines and blotches on it, but fewer zits.

Adagio's avatar

20 years ago I was ambulant, physically independent and blonde, today I’m immobile, completely physically dependent and my hair is much darker, not by choice. You could say I am unrecognisable although my oldest friends would not agree.

fluthernutter's avatar

Forget twenty years ago.

I popped out two mini humans in the last (almost) five years. That’s changed my body more than the previous fifteen.

livelaughlove21's avatar

I was 4 twenty years ago. I’ve gained a lot of weight since then…

rojo's avatar

Not really, greyer and less hair but overall, thanks to my wife, the weight has not varied that much. I stay about as active and get around as well. The things that have changed are the internal ones that cannot be seen like the arthritis and other aches and pains.

jonsblond's avatar

Twenty years ago I was twenty three and I had just given birth to my second son. I was in better shape those days. I was average weight and fit for most of my adult life until four years ago. I’ve gained twenty pounds on top of the twenty I still had to lose from the birth of my daughter ten years ago. I’m not happy with how I feel and how I look, but at least I’m enjoying the big mom boobs that I have now.

rojo's avatar

@jonsblond does @Blondsjon enjoy them too or would he prefer the former incarnations?

jonsblond's avatar

He’s more of an ass man, rojo. He wants Baby Got Back to be played at his funeral.

rojo's avatar

Soooooo sad!

downtide's avatar

HAHAHA!! Totally unrecogniseable. In the best possible way of course.

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