As I continue my journey with my weight loss, I notice the changes with weight loss are both good and bad. That’s right, there are some negative side effects with weight loss.
Good Bad and Ugly
Let’s start with the good. First I start to notice that I have more energy and less pain in my joints. For example, when I am in bed, I notice my hips don’t ache as much as they used to. On the flip side, my knees are hurting more with upping my activity. So it is a give and take if you will. Click here for joint pain relief.
I also start to notice that my clothes start to fit looser. This is great because I hate to shop for clothing AND I love to be comfortable. So I like the clothes I have and want to be able to wear them longer, having them fit better or giving me a bit more room, just makes it more comfortable. On the flip side, my shirts start to look like a large mans shirt on me because it’s baggy and loose.
When you hear someone say, “Why are you wearing your dad’s t-shirt?” I shouldn’t get offended, right? After all, that is what I want. I want to lose the weight and look better but I don’t have great shopping skills. In fact, I hate to shop. So I started to look into some options where I can put in my measurements and what I like and just have new clothes show up on my doorstep that fit and I like! So guess what I found! There are great sites online where you can actually purchase clothing and have them delivered to your door without the headache of shopping or trying to figure what works and what doesn’t.
Is there an end to the changes with weight loss?
Getting used to the way I look and feel is interesting to say the least. Why you may ask? The older you get, the less your skin shrinks.
According to the MidlinePlus Encyclopedia it points out how much our skin changes as we get older. The fact that our skin loses elastin which is the elastic tissue as we age can cause us to have loose skin. Therefore, as we lose weight and our skin starts to hang, and I might add, doesn’t ‘t shrink back into shape, we can feel, well saggy.
There are ways to get healthier skin and treatment, one of the ways is Reiki. You may have heard of this type of therapy. This type of therapy can help with skin issues as well as many other options. It is a great way to not only help your skin, it also has some amazing other health benefits.
Reiki works on several levels.
- Pain reduction, joint discomfort, nerve pain, ease migraines and more.
- Calming, reduce anxiety, align chakras .
- Stabilize, regulate emotions, ease emotions during sorrow and distressful times.
- Open up the third eye chakra, expand your crown chakra and allow spiritual connection.
These are just a few things Reiki can do for you.
Is there an end?
When it comes to wight loss and changes, get used to it. If you think that you can do something one time and reap the benefits forever, think again. Just most everything in life, everything is temporary. Everything continues to change. If you don’t keep up with eating right and exercising, you will eventually fall back into the bad habits you had that got you in this position in the first place. It has to be a life changing commitment. Learning to enjoy healthy food, feeling better about yourself, having more energy to do more things is only the beginning. The health benefits keep coming. Please don’t confuse this information as ‘You must have a skinny body’ or ‘Do you fit the mold of a clothing model?’ NO see, we are all different and healthy comes in all shapes and sizes.
Keeping our minds open to the reality of today, and that is, that we all are different and come in all sizes. It always inspires me when I see someone of a larger or more normal size body type, working out, walking, jogging, biking, kayaking, or doing any number of activities that they enjoy.
Allowing our judgments and maybe prejudices to leave us, we can be free from the way we may have been raised, or how we believe. It not only is healthy but it opens doors we never knew were even there.
If we start to realize that humans are all sizes and body types, we can accept each other with love and appreciation that we are all the same and doing the best we can.