Saturday, May 26, 2012
I'm going to start this with a little disclaimer to say that what I'm about to type may be uncomfortable or awkward for others to read, so feel free to go about your regularly scheduled programming at any point.
For those of you still with me, here we go!
When you begin a weight loss journey, you dream of the places you'll drop the weight from. What's on your list? Your stomach? Your thighs? Your arm flab? Your double/triple chins? Your hips/booty? Of course!! But there are certain places you may not even think about...
On the first of every month I take the following measurements: neck, at the bust, below the bust, biceps, waist, hips, thighs and calves.
Weird Spot #1: My neck. This shouldn't be out of the ordinary. You think, hey, it'll get slimmer. And you're correct. What I didn't account for was how my necklaces would fit. I have a special necklace with an 'S' charm that used to drape perfectly. When I looked down about a month ago, the charm had disappeared under my shirt. Bizarre, I thought. I have lost 1.75 inches from my neck this year, so the chains are more oblong when they hang from my neck. Luckily, this problem was easily resolved with a smaller chain that used to fit me more like a choker. So now the necklace is perfect again :)
And now we're gonna get a little personal...
Weird Spot #2: My thighs. Again, a normal spot to lose inches and mass. I've always had large, muscular, defined thighs. They're athletic, but they're big. I've lost 2.5" from each thigh this year.
And because I can't really think of how else to word this, I'm just gonna spit it out. When you sit on the toilet, your thighs flatten and expand and cause you to sit spread eagle on the pot, right? When you lose weight, your legs are closer together. This affects your, errrrr, aim when doing your thang. LoL, I thought only guys had to worry about their aim :)
Which leads me to the most embarrassing...
Weird Spot # 3: The Hoo-Haw (very technical term!) When I am participating in an activity that involves nekkidness (showering, dressing, restroom time), I'm used to my belly blocking the view of my downstairs region. Now that the gut is receding, I can see that the vajayjay is following along with my workout plan. This comes as a surprise because I've heard that you can't really lose weight there. Some people even resort to surgery to firm up that area. So yeah, totally not expecting that difference.
Wow, you have no idea how difficult it was to type that paragraph!!! I hope this blog didn't offend anyone. That wasn't my intent. I hadn't seen anyone addressing these areas in regards to weight loss. It had been on my mind for awhile, so I thought, 'Heck, why not me?' Haha.
*BUT* if this is a weird 'Shelby thing' and not something people normally experience with substantial weight loss, then I think I will be mortified and go crawl under a rock for awhile :)