So, this is going to sound completely strange to some. And gross to many. Apologies now.
I’ve noticed this every time I lose a chunk of weight. I always ask people that have lost weight if they had any idea of what I was talking about, and their blank stares gave me the answer. So for this, I ask you, my blog family.
When I lose weight, I get jiggly fat. It’s squishy. I can mold it and roll it and tuck it into itself. When I’m heavier, my fat is firm. Harder, more rounded, fuller (how I’d like my boobs to be at some point, but I digress). When I lose weight in chunks, I get squishy, jiggly fat. I know that when I get squishy fat, I’m doing a good job.
I’ve attempted to come up with a scientific explanation to explain my crazy. In each of our bodies, we have fat cells. Our fat cells can be full (uh, fat), or they can be more empty and small. When you lose weight, you don’t lose fat cells, you only shrink the volume in the fat cell. Unless you have liposuction, you’re stuck with the number of cells in your body. Could it be, that I’m noticing my fat cells shrinking and thus since the volume in the cell is less, the skin is more pliable? Or do I need to be committed and this whole blog post deleted?
Seriously- is there ANYONE out there who knows what the hell I’m talking about? And if you think I’m nutso, you can say that too.