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People Who've Cleaned A Deceased Loved One's Home Share Their Most Interesting Finds

People Who've Cleaned A Deceased Loved One's Home Share Their Most Interesting Finds
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The passing of a loved one can be a very difficult experience. Going through their home that once held their life can be cathartic and healing, or incredibly difficult to process.

Grief can be processed through the ritual of going through their belongings, especially if you enlist the help of others and really take the care needed to go through the stages of grief.

You may find a piece of their life that no one knew about. Maybe they had a hobby that they never shared or they kept a journal with thoughts they kept a secret.

Redditor swamptheyard asked:

"Those who've cleaned out their deceased loved one's household after their death what did you discover inside their home that was interesting?"

Get the tissue box ready.

A friend that stole her cloths.

"When I cleaned out my best friend's apartment I found a bunch of my shirts that had been missing that she'd claimed not to have. I started laughing, called her a b*tch, and then just started crying. It was just a lot of complex emotions. Feeling she could have had the world if she wanted, could have kept whatever of mine she wanted if I could just have her back. She just had to give up the needle. Felt so helpless, not being able to help her."

- kliffard

"Wow I lost one of my greatest friends to heroin overdose, and reading this sounds just like the relationship between her and I. You know she was cracking up when you found out she did indeed have those clothes you were looking for too, but that sister-type friendship where your love language is talking sh*t to each other knowing it's nothing but love speaking. My friend battled with trying to get clean, she, unfortunately, got bailed out of jail the night of Christmas eve to be around family and friends for Christmas. That night she decided to use and died while sitting on her bed. It still is hard to accept to this day. I wanted to go through her room to have something of hers for memorabilia, but I just couldn't step foot into the room that once was alive with laughter, goofiness and memories."

- swamptheyard

A journal for the museum.

"My grandma kept a pretty detailed journal of her life from 5 years old on up. Keep in mind, I'm old, but she crossed the US in a covered wagon to homestead in the Midwest. The journal belongs in a museum."

"I'm going to dig out the journal and do the right thing with it. I've already researched the historical museum in the town where she homesteaded. I'll see about letting them have it, maybe on loan."

"She was awesome. Traveled in a covered wagon at age 5. Lived in a sod house with a dirt floor for a year. Cooked and kept warm with buffalo and cow poop. Gathered rocks off the farm to make a foundation. Rode a horse to school every day to a one room school house. Won the county spelling bee. Became the school marm at age 16. Raised 3 kids by herself during the depression (even bought a small house). Lived to see man walk on the moon."

"Her father became a Teamster. And I mean a REAL teamster in that he drove a wagon pulled by a 20 mule team. He delivered goods to country stores. The wagons were the forerunners to 18 wheelers."

- RonSwansonsOldMan

"Archivist here and I absolutely agree with everyone that says this should be preserved and made available (if you're comfortable with it). If you aren't ready to let it go, digitization is always an option, or just finding an archive, library, or museum that you can bequeath it to when you're ready."

- ArchivesGal

"That's a record of the old American experience. You should [100%] contact a local library or publisher to see about saving that record. That's an extremely valuable piece of Americana art."

- JukeDriver

"I would say keep that, just for you. Or do a scan and put a PDF in like 'Gutenberg Project' maybe. :) I always wondered what life was like back then. History of America never interested me, except the stuff that happened in the bygone eras of cowboys and the like (even if I learned from a AMH professor, some of it was nostalgia and stuff from the .10cents novels). Interesting to know, that she was just like us, with less material possessions and probably got just as annoyed by the going-on in her life."

- N00dlemonk3y

A collector.

"After a close friend died, I helped clean out his house. Found shelves and shelves of (hundreds of) bottles of hot sauce. All different kinds. Boxes and boxes of MTG cards, all unopened. Dozens of pairs of sneakers, still in boxes. And a whole bathroom stacked floor to ceiling with rolls of toilet paper (pre-covid). You were a weirdo, Doug. I f*cking miss you."

- MentalHygienx

"Doug invested his money apparently, and could be sitting on someone else's retirement depending on the value of the cards. Sorry you lost your friend, did you keep anything he owned in memory of him? Curious about all that hot sauce he owned though, like did he collect hot sauces, or were they empty and he ate tha on literally everything?"

- swamptheyard

"Thank you. He left everything to another friend of ours who really needed it and they are doing well now. I kept a few handwritten notes I found and a quilt :) the hot sauce was mostly full bottles, and it got distributed among our friend group."

- MentalHygienx

Hidden treasure.

"$30,000 in the freezer."

- pool_and_chicken

"Now that's some cold hard cash."

- _Raspootin_

"Was it wrapped up and stuffed in a bag labeled 'Veal'?"

- solidsumbitch

"Actually, no, it was in several Cool Whip containers."

- pool_and_chicken

"When my brother died, we had to sort through every little thing because he hid money all over the place. Taped behind drawers and pictures, in socks, hidden in all kinds of weird places. Ended up with nearly 15k by the end of it."

- JustAnotherRussula

"My eccentric Great Uncle had almost a quarter million in grocery bags scattered around his house. He'd been a professional gambler most of his life and so never worked or trusted banks."

- zerbey

Very confusing.

"I cleaned out my Dad's closet and found a pocket knife with the confederate flag on it. We're Black, so I was very confused 😂 now I carry it around because it reminds me of him. I've gotten a few stares 🥴"

- eboniya

Thankfully, it was forgotten about.

"My senile/Alzheimer depressive grandpa had a gun in his bedroom drawer all along. We don't know how, when or why he got it, but we're happy that he seemed to have forgotten about it and didn't use it."

- smolbibeans

Russian artifacts.

"When I cleaned out my grandparents house I found a bunch of stuff my grandma took when she left Russia and now I have bunch Stalin era commie crap in my garage."

"My grandparents weren't on the winning side of the war if you catch my drift. A lot of it's bad a** cause it's from the era I just don't know what to do with it all."


"Your local museum might be interested! Doesn't hurt to ask."

- notthesedays

"A Russian friend of mine helped clear out her grandmother's apartment after she passed away in the early 1990s. One of the coolest things they found was a freestanding kitchen cabinet with a false back. They tipped it the wrong way and a secret door cracked open. Behind the door was an Russian Orthodox shrine and her bible. Guess you didn't want to get caught with that in your house during the Stalin era."

- joycefanoneofmany

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Dad's that kept the love strong.

"When I cleared out my dads house last year just as my dad had only just moved house I found old note pads/journals from when he use to drink a lot before he got sober and some of them were from when he was in a pretty dark place. I wish I'd never opened and read some but they were pretty detailed and one even had a 'goodbye note' in I can only imagine what else he was hiding in his mind. I found an old stuffed doll that was very poorly made it was hidden at the bottom of a box in his wardrobe, I hadn't seen it in years (I was 5 when I made it). And yet here it was, safe and sound, lovingly kept throughout the years. Although I swear it looked better when I made it haha. Thanks, dad."

- TheProdicalOne

"We didn't really clean out the household because it's still our family home but after my dad passed we were going through some of his things like wallets and clothes and this man kept pictures of my mom everywhere. We were constantly finding them in his pants, his duffel bag, his backpack and all of his wallets had at least 2-3 pics of my mom. It was more confirmation of just how much my dad really loved my mom and it made me happy to have seen a love like that in my parents but it also made me so sad knowing that my mom had to continue living on without him."

- bocajmairam


"My grandparents were dirt poor, so none of us expected to find an actual Rolex when clearing out my grandpas stuff. Obviously one of my relatives immediately 'went to get it valued' and ran off with the thing. The fun part is Grandma was still alive at the time, and still dirt poor. Imagine stealing the literal only thing of value your mother has for no reason. So it goes."

- Redditor

Not what they thought it was.

"My friend's grandmother died, and he bought her house from his parents and Aunt. It needed a ton of work and I was helping him gut the basement. We pulled down part of the ceiling and a dusty old leather bag fell out of the ceiling onto the floor. We looked at each other, at the bag, and back to each other with that 'Holy F*ckballs we just found a bag of cash' look on our faces."

"We opened up the bag, and found a bunch of old pictures of his grandma and grandpa, and a bunch of their friends. Naked. Apparently his grandparents were swingers back in the day. We did what we felt was the only proper thing to do. Put them all back in the bag and sealed it up into the new ceiling when we put it up. Hopefully it will psychologically damage some other poor souls in 50-60 years."

- Jealous-Network-8852

Fun runs.

"We cleared out my grandfather's dresser after my grandma decided she couldn't do it. We found a bunch of t-shirts from various nudist fun runs he'd attended, the most recent of which took place when he was 75! My grandma was embarrassed when she realized he had kept the shirts, and admitted to frequenting a nudist beach with him until he got sick. I would've never guessed!"

- BookPirate213

"Wait…a t-shirt from a nudist fun run? Kind of defeats the purpose."

- nzcnzcnz

"Please tell me you kept some of those shirts. Like, can you imagine wearing it out to a bar and getting a compliment on it and being able to say, 'Thanks! It was my grandpas!' That, and commemorative nudist t-shirts are a weird thing to have."

- GreenOnionCrusader

"My mom like really wanted to toss them but my sister and I managed to smuggle out a couple! Mine says 'Bare Buns Fun Run' which is a delightful alliteration I think lol"

- BookPirate213

Not as clean as they thought.

"When my parents passed on I inherited their house. They were clean/organized (I am not). We found in every closet packed to the ceiling with useless crap! So they were secret … hoarders!"

- rexifelis

Pieces of history.

"Does downsizing count? Mum dug out stuff that we never knew existed. Or never knew she kept."

"Three Purple Heart medals. Two engraved with names: my dad's and my uncle's. The third was not engraved and we have no idea who it was given to."

"Letters exchanged mostly between my dad and his mother during WWII. A whole shoebox full. Mum's wedding book with notes and pictures I had never seen. Like how they first met (at a picnic basket fund raiser) when he proposed (on a motorcycle,) and where they went on their honeymoon (Baton Rouge, Louisiana.)"

"Funeral Guest Books from her mother's and father's funerals. One from Dad's funeral. Copies of their birth and death certificates. Copies of wills, and various legal papers."

"Mum's journals she first started when she was a young girl in the late 1930s."

- EC-Texas

WWII Memorabilia.

"I found all my great grandfather's war trophies from his time in the European Theater of WWII."

"SO many Nazi belt buckles, patches, guns, etc."

- McGregor_Tears

"My family has my grandpa's 'trophies' of patches and such that he would take off of Nazi soldiers he killed as well."

- Academic_Total_495

They didn't even know what they had.

"Not me but my grandfather and his siblings cleared out their brother's home."

"Because they all grew up in the Depression my uncle was justifiably suspicious of banks, doubly so as a Black man, so he had a lot of money hidden in the house. There was very old money and silver stuffed everywhere. My mother tried to persuade them to keep it, because of its value, but they just rolled up all the coins and stacked the bills and took them to the bank. We're talking like old Walking Liberty dollars and the like, red seal bills and everything else. He died in the early 90s, so he had money dating back decades, some of it from the previous century. It was nuts."

"I'm sure some enterprising numismatist made out like a bandit."

- feverishdodo

Memories, history, and relics from a time now in the past. We hold only these pieces of our loved ones lives to help keep their spirit alive.

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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!

Close up face of a woman in bed, staring into the camera
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.