Well, the biggest trigger for me to start this transition had been that at the end of my pregnancy with my son I developed hypertension. There is enough heart disease in my family history that that really worried me. Then, the high BP didn't go down after the pregnancy like it should have. Scary. It got down low enough that I was able to stop the medication but it was still high. Well, I've checked my bp over the last couple of weeks and it's back down to a superbly healthy level. What a great week I'm having! I want to bottle this feeling and keep it for my next plateau!
Something I've found very interesting the last couple of days is the phenomenon of some noticeable changes to my body. I can see why there is a bunch of adjustment that comes along with weight loss because I keep having little moments where I feel like a stranger's body. I was watching a scary movie last night and at one point curled my arms up to my shoulders and was stricken by feeling my bones where I couldn't before. I also noticed this on the back of my neck and my collar bones. I'll put my hand somewhere and it doesn't feel like mine. I feel a little self-conscious with myself, so to speak. (as a side note, thank you for being the kind of community where I can be THIS candid about my personal feelings and journey.) I look a little different and I know it will keep changing but it's just.... weird. Good weird, but something to adjust to.
I'd love to hear from those of you who have lost lots of weight how that was for you; adjusting to living in a new body.