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I'm Deflating

Friday, October 12, 2012

It is very chilly here in the upper midwest. The day's high temperature was reached at 12:01 last night and the temp has steadily fallen since then.

To warm myself up, I took a bath tonight. In the bath, I noticed a few things (forgive the pending TMI).

First of all, I noticed that my hips don't touch the sides of the tub, and I don't block the water from moving from the front to the back of the tub anymore. Bath water just moves freely around me!

I noticed that I don't displace as much water in the tub, either. Usually, I know where to fill it so that I can get in and not make the tub overflow. However, I can fill it quite a bit more and still not cause it to overflow when I step in.

These are pleasant observations. Now for the weird one.

Have you ever watched a cartoon where the character deflates? Usually he deflates one body part at a time. Well, I think my breasts did that before my very eyes tonight. The other night it was my stomach and before that it was my neck. And in cartoons, they don't deflate smoothly -- they get all wrinkled and fallen in on themselves. Yep. Pretty accurate depiction.

I wonder if the cartoonists had weight loss surgery to know exactly how to animate a deflating body?

Oh, here's the protein smoothie I made this morning:

Chocolate-Covered-Cherries Protein Smoothie:

1 scoop chocolate flavored protein
1 cup light vanilla flavored soy milk (can substitute 1 cup skim milk)
1 Tbsp (sugar free is preferred) chocolate syrup
10 maraschino cherries
6 ice cubes

Blend and enjoy!

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    Ah Mitzi, the loose skin can be quite entertaining! We have a pool in our back yard and it's really amazing to see how all the loose skin just sort of floats around me when I'm in the water. I also discovered that I am no longer buoyant...I now sink! Before I lost weight, I could barely keep my feet under me when I was in the pool and could easily float on my back without any effort. Nowadays, I just sink like a rock!

    2014 days ago
    Oh I hear Ya Mitzi! My skin looks like I am 80yrs old!
    But I feel fantastic and I love the energy and LIFE I have.
    I had a little revelation about this subject over the past week I am going to blog about.
    You are doing fantasticly Mitzi, Its so nice to see YOU!
    2016 days ago
  • CHYNNA81
    I enjoyed reading that. I thought it was a good observation of the physical changes your body is making. Thanks for putting your recipe for the smoothie on Sparks sounds tasty.
    2019 days ago
    Thank you for sharing Mitzi, it's important to "put it all out there" not only for yourself but for anyone who may come accross this Blog in the future - your honesty regarding your body metamorphosis is AWESOME. I fit into "normal people" clothes now, although I am not buying any new wardrobe items until I stabilize at my goal weight. I fit with room to spare in my car's seat, my butt feels small in the very recliner I am in now, where last Christmas I had to be hoisted out of it by my roommate each time I get up for a drink etc.

    I have body parts that are deflated too, and the way in which they choose to adjust to my new weight loss is not subtle in the least. I looked in the mirror yesterday and the same face attached to my body looked 20% thinner than the last time I really "looked" at myself. We will both fill up some of the deflated areas with new muscle growth, and other parts we will have to get used to. I look at my stretch marks as my battlescars in my fight to get my health and my emotions under control. What SparkPeople has added to my journey and personal self re-discovery is simply too great to put into words, it has to be experienced.

    Thanks for the smoothie recipe I can't wait to try it. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. May God bless you today and every tomorrow. Your friend - "Sprink"
    2019 days ago
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