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People Describe The Creepiest Internet Rabbit Holes They've Ever Gone Down

People Describe The Creepiest Internet Rabbit Holes They've Ever Gone Down
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A few years ago, while researching for an article, I stumbled across a video that almost made me quit my job right then and there. This article is going to talk about that video - and other creepy, horrible, traumatizing things people have found on the internet.

Proceed with extreme caution. Seriously. I cannot put enough trigger warnings in this.

I won't describe the video in detail, even though I remember all 36 seconds of it vividly.

It was a girl - in her young teens - surrounded by a group of men who are about to murder her (which I obviously did not know when the video started.)

The method was ... brutal, violent, physical, and not "assisted" by modern technology. Sticks and stones, indeed.

It took me too long to process what was happening for me to turn it off, so I saw the whole thing. The victim knew she was about to die and as she sat on the floor in the seconds before it happened, she kicked her legs and sobbed.

It was a move I had seen my three year old pull over and over. It drove home that she was just a child.

I cried. I puked. I had (and still have) nightmares where I see her face. I almost quit. I talked to my therapist.

Reddit user VeghBaily884 asked:

What is the creepiest/most disturbing internet rabbit hole you've gone down, and why? Why?

I didn't go seeking the video, I wasn't on a website known for this sort of stuff like how Rotten.Com was. I surely can't answer why it was made, why grown men would choose to kill a young girl, why they put it on the internet ... nada.

But I can say with 100% certainty that THAT SINGLE VIDEO was the one that almost made me pack it up and quit the internet forever. And I'm far from the only one who has seen some scarring sh*t.

So let's talk about it.

Stalk Your Victim Like A Pro

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"A large group of people sharing stalking tips, pictures and videos of those they've stalked. Including, but not limited to, how to dress, act, destroying evidence, lockpicking, how to poison pets, taking silent photos, creating alibis, etc."

"They'd award a golden sticker to the best photos/videos taken of the person they stalked - like inside the room while the person was sleeping."

"That or sharing the address of a person, alarm codes, etc, so someone else can enjoy stalking the victim too."

"I was watching some videos late at night - a little horror. I clicked to a break-in video, clicked to woman living in a guy's kitchen, saw a comment saying something like, 'pfft, amateur, they need some lessons.' That person had videos on their channel that were creepy as hell and link to a forum in their bio."

"Some sections were locked, so I looked around and found myself reading more and more. It honestly scared the heck out of me."

"But a part of me thought if I knew a little of how they did it then I could protect myself. Was going to sign up to see more, but they are stalkers... didn't need them knowing anything about me."

"Felt sick, tried to report some of the videos and pictures. A month later I went back to see if they still existed and the whole forum was now a website selling pot plants." - The_Last_Werewolf

0% Survival Rate

"For some reason I was interested in the science surrounding tornadoes and I found a list of some of the most violent tornadoes ever recorded. It's actually really creepy once you read into it."

"The worst one was a tornado in Jarrell, Texas in 1997 where they had trouble identifying human from animal remains, and some people were simply never found."

"That same tornado destroyed every storm shelter in its path, and there was a 0% survival rate in the worst hit neighborhood. There's something deeply unsettling about the fact that even people who thought they were safe, and should have been safe in those storm shelters, ended up being killed."

"There's a photo of this tornado called 'Dead Man Walking' because it literally looks like it grew legs and is walking over the land leaving death behind it. Even the pictures creep me TF out now that I know."

"Keep in mind that this tornado was a rarity among rarities, with its sub vortices (those creepy legs in the picture) likely harboring wind speeds in excess of 300 miles per hour. The Jarrell twister scoured the ground so bad, up to 18 inches deep in places, that it sandblasted rocks that were too big for it to lift."

"The vast, vast majority of tornadoes never get that powerful, or even do any damage at all. Tornadoes that pass through rural areas can actually be fun to watch."

"When I was in first grade a weak one formed near my suburb of Denver and we watched it from our deck at home. We were a few miles away so we weren't in any danger. We got to see the funnel cloud, the spin up on the ground and watch it as it basically tore up a few bushes for about half an hour, and then rope out and disappear."

"The next day at school we brought pictures in to show the class. Obviously, THIS tornado wasn't a fun, cool, interesting one. This one was horrifying." - Abject-Preparation18


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"Ugh back in high school my buddy found beheading videos, that was not a good day. You can't unhear those sounds and the defeated look right before it happens just breaks me." - Duuuuuude_Esq

"I assume it was the one that went viral everywhere somewhere in 2014 I think, the woman screaming that she 'didn't kill him' before getting brutally murdered, probably for something she didn't do?" - That_sarcastic_bxtch

"I was in college when the terrorist beheadings were added to the internet. I couldn't watch any video on the internet for months unless it was vetted and then described to me by a friend first." - AirySprite

MK Ultra

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"MKUltra brainwashing and CIA videos and reports. I forget where I originally stumbled on it, probably a thread on /x/, but it was just a bunch of declassified documents."

"There were a few links in the post content. One lead to an old GeoCities-looking blog that some woman was running. She was a doctorate, but I forget the field. Her blogs were basically months of confessions of what was going on in the CIA."

"She then went off radar for the better part of the year, and the blogs started back up again. Except now, they were getting bizarre. She had full-blown paranoia and the verbiage dissolved from mostly coherent to absolutely incoherent over the course of a few months."

"The anon that was doing the data dump also put some declassified documents that had the woman listed by name in several areas. I cannot remember her name, but she went by first, middle, and last in all instances. Sarah, or Sandra or something."

"The theory is that the CIA discredited her by making her sound like a rambling lunatic as controlled disinformation rather than simply nuke the blog and lend credence to the conspiracy theorists."

"Scary stuff though."

"There were other documents pertaining to demons, aliens, mind control, all sorts of bizarre things. The craziest part, they have actually declassified documents from the US Government."

"They aren't fabricated. They're totally accessible to anyone willing to spend time looking for them in public archives." - biggest___chungus

Parents Explain Which Things Surprised Them Most When Their Child Moved Out | George Takei’s Oh Myyy

Parenting is a lifelong commitment but the load is certainly lightened when kids go off to college or move away for their first "adult" job. It can be quite ...

Fetish For Destroying Your Body

"I forgot his name but the one older dude who ran a YouTube account where he would vlog himself smoking a lot of cigarettes everyday and wouldn't stop even when he was diagnosed with cancer due to smoking cigarettes."

"Each video you watch his health slowly deteriorate and if you watch his first and last vids he looks like a completely different person."

"The worst part? Everyone in the comments are cheering him on because it's a sort of fetish account for destroying your body. There was even one boy who emulated him and wanted to do the same to himself." - TheBigBroke



"When the case of Elisa Lam got traction in 2013 I read a lot about the alleged supernatural stuff they thought was happening."

"From there it went to the supposed rituals and then to a bunch of websites explaining how to do them and what to expect as a result. This content was stuck in my head for weeks and had nightmares almost every night." - theBearzooka

"Elisa Lam kept me awake many nights. That elevator video is just bizarre. These weird cases is so fascinating because people WANT that is something supernatural or creepy, when the reality is just boring and sad." - candangoek


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"Chris Chan... basically this mentally disabled guy badly drawing comics about his Sonic/Pikachu crossover OC and posting them online, but 4chan found out about him and people started harassing him, trying to find out information about him, contacting him, etc."

"They found out where he lived and everything about him, and started messing with him for fun. Someone even pretended to be a girl romantically interested in him, pretending to be his girlfriend, and then eventually told him it was all a fake."

"That drove him deeper into being violent and obsessive, and he was already showing warning signs of sexually predatory behavior... And the person who recorded him talking about it and contacted the police had apparently been ENCOURAGING him to do it."

"People are horrible." - GoldenScythe23

"Basically I only got through a few videos in a series about Chris Chan and I had to stop because I was feeling physically unclean." - colour_me_in


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"There's a website called Without Sanctuary that collected and displayed lynchings in America. I think much of it has been turned into a book so the site doesn't have all that it used to."

A not-quite-relative (first wife of an ancestor, so not directly related to me as I am descended from the second wife) 's family had a photo studio at the turn of the century. One of the photographs was credited to that studio on the back of the photo.

It was common back then to photograph and sell postcards of hangings and lynchings like souvenirs. It was surreal to see that name on the photo, knowing they very likely made money off photographing a lynching." - supershinythings

Jayne And Mariska

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"The accident scene / death of actress Jayne Mansfield. Including trying to figure out how the kids survived."

"I even looked for the scar on her daughter, Mariska Hargitay's face because I'd never noticed it (good makeup I'm sure). Karma punished me (rightfully so) because I had nightmares for several nights after that rabbit hole."

"Anyway, it was a very tragic accident and people should skip that rabbit hole." - ProudCatLadyxo


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"Daisy's Destruction video, made by Peter Scully."

"Essentially, a middle-aged man slowly killing a child in horrific ways. Google it, I don't even feel comfortable typing out more about it."

"Why did I go down the hole? Honestly, it started with a YouTube video that essentially counted down the 10 most disturbing things found on the deep web."

"I got curious. I regret it." - Pistol_Pato

No One Suspects Mary

"Got a YouTube video suggestion and once I started, I couldn't stop watching it. It was about Mary Bell (or Belle?)"

"She was an 11 year old murderer (she has been severely abused herself, doesn't justify murder though) who apparently really enjoyed the aftermath of her actions. Up until she got caught, of course."

"She enjoyed the family's suffering and went so far as asking one of the victims' mother weird questions and being really cheerful about the whole thing."

"Even more disturbing than that - after being arrested and put in the version of "mental hospital" or corrections place they had at the time, she now lives somewhere in the south of England and her identity is being protected."

"She has a daughter. I think even a grandkid at this point."

"This whole thing messed me up big time, had to remove a lot of suggested videos from my feed after that. I just can't deal with that amount of mental dysfunction and then thinking - someone has her as a neighbor and probably doesn't suspect a thing 😳" - Kartapele

The Household Rules

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"The transcript of a video that a serial kidnapper/torturer couple made that was played to newly kidnapped girls upon their waking up tied spread-Eagle to a table in the basement."

"It was an hour long video that essentially explained the household rules and what would be expected of the girls. It was extremely extremely upsetting." - weedandsteak

Comical In Any Other Situation

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"I was researching something for History class- I forget what- and I ended up studying R. Budd Dwyer. He was the treasurer of Pennsylvania in the 60s and early 70s. He got wrapped up in some financial crimes, and was charged with a dozen crimes."

"He shot himself in the head."

"During a press conference."

"On live television."

"One of the articles had a picture of the exact last frame before the gun went off. The barrel is in his mouth, his eyes are looking off to his right (viewers left), and he is making a face that would have been almost goofy and comical in any other situation."

"Jesus Christ." - Lochrin00

So what have we learned today, friends? Hopefully to not mindlessly click - but internet is internet and stuff just happens, so for our own mental wellness let's remember to take internet breaks for a bit, kay?

People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

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Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


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"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



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"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

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Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.