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People Describe The Most Underrated Things You Can Bring To A Party

People Describe The Most Underrated Things You Can Bring To A Party
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I know some of you haven't been to a party since 2020 ... and if you're like me you didn't really do them before that, either.

As the world starts to open back up, it's very possible that you're going to be invited to a party.


I know socialization can be awkward, but it's going to be okay.

One way to ensure social success is to be the person who brings the cool thing to the party. What "the cool thing" is really depends. It could be anything, but I'm not about to leave you stranded without ideas.


We've got Reddit.

Reddit user GoldGorilla asked:

"What's an underrated thing to bring to a party?"

Take a look at what these people had to say.

The Best Sandwiches

"At my daughter's 15th bday party, some kid showed up with a heavy looking backpack."

"I immediately assumed it was full of beer and was watching him carefully. Nope, freeze packs and ice cream sandwiches for an outdoor party in July."

"That kid is going places."

- handsoffmypublicland

"I got married at an outdoor campout wedding at the end of July. We had ice cream sandwiches instead of wedding cake. It went over really well."

- ebb_omega

"Did a summer party with a Costco box of frozen treats (ice cream sandwiches, fudge pops, those drumstick cones) and have never seen such glee from grown ass adults."

- maggiebear


Everything Is Warm


"I’ve never met anybody under 40 other than myself who brings ice to anything. People seriously undervalue it when you show up with it, too, then everyone realizes how useful it is over the night."

- doomer_irl

"It helps so much. I don't walk into a party without a iced down cooler of my own and a extra bag or two of ice for the party."

"After my last bad breakup I started throwing massive drunken dance parties a few times a year. At least two people a night would bring ice without being asked."

"We had two slushie machines and the floor would be a STICKY MESS the next morning, but someone would always mop it without being asked because there are still rad people in the world - and rad people bring ice and help clean up."

- jamesholden

"I like to bring a huge sack of ice."

"I’m amazed at the lack of ice at many parties. Just a tiny bag in the cooler, not even enough to cover drinks - and none to actually put in drinks."

- MacShi9


Salami Hero

"Giant 6-ft submarine sandwich."

"I once brought one to a party and arrived right as the attendees finished a round of bong hits. They treated me like I was Jesus Christ himself."

"Which, honestly, I was okay with because carrying that thing wasn't fun."

"Me and my ex bought it in a shop in Carroll Gardens, BK because they are famous for amazing sandwiches (think Satriale's in the Sopranos). We then grabbed another friend who helped us to gently carry it into the subway to go 3 stops."

"Getting it into the small elevator where the party was held was probably the most precarious since we had to gingerly hold it vertically while we were going up."

"In the end, it was a worthwhile venture. I didn't really know anyone at the party and made a few friends who still refer to me as 'salami hero.' "

- fulthrottlejazzhands



"I knew a guy who always brought a good card game. Always had something new, but easy for a big group to learn quickly and everyone always had a good time."

"He always brought different ones, I don’t remember them all and I haven’t seen him in years (I moved) but I remember one called something like “We Didn’t Even Playtest This” or something."

"Fun game to play towards the end of the night. It’s just totally random and the point of the game is to break the game."

- barbaramillicent

"My favorite is Snake Oil."

"It’s a little like Cards Against Humanity - everyone takes turns to choose a type of customer (for example, caveman) and then the other players have to pitch a product (for example, a beard comb)."

"Customer chooser picks funniest one they like the best."

- soapyrubberduck

"Snake oil gets better the more you commit to it."

"My wife and I have a reasonable costume closet. It happens after a short career as a cosplayer , den fair attendant, Halloween enthusiast."

"We opened the costume closet and kept playing allowing people to use costumes from the closet. It got so funny after that."

"If you take it too seriously it’s not fun but otherwise it’s great."

- enter360

"I love this!! What a clever way to bring everyone together"

- funlovingfirerabbit


Stuff From Work?

"My roommates and I had a party in college. Some random friend of a friend quit his job at KFC that night and came over late."

"He brought like 6 buckets of chicken, huge trays full of sides and biscuits, and even a bunch of their chocolate cakes for dessert."

"That dude was a legend and the hero of the party."

- ghostnthegraveyard

"I worked at Panera in high school, and would often take home bags of pastries and bread because they got tossed in the trash at the end of the night."

"I showed up at friends’ houses and parties with them, they loved it. My best friend’s mom still reminisces about it whenever I see her over a decade later."

- Rosenblattca

"I lived in a party house, and two of my roommates worked at Little Caesars. They'd come home from work with pizzas with a "hidden fish" where one slice would have a pile of anchovies under the toppings."

"We'd be standing around eating and one person would start gagging."

- HitchhikingCats


The Goat

"Bringing things are cool and fun, but usually almost everyone brings something. The real move, and way to get on the hosts good side and most likely invited back is help with clean up."

"Most people party and make a mess and dip when time to clean comes. Don't be that party person."

"Be the partier who wakes up the next morning, and starts cleaning. Nothing crazy, just get a trash bag and clean up trash, place dishes in sink/dishwasher, clean up spills."

"DO NOT clean personal items/rooms unless asked to do so."

"Basic cleaning is barely ever done by the people who enjoy the party all night without having to take any responsibility. You will be loved/noticed/and in the future, invited back."

"Remember in the eyes of the Host, the one who helps clean is the Goat."

- T-Jenks


Waffle Rolls

"Waffle iron and uncooked cinnamon rolls."

"I did this once and the whole place loved me. Especially the drunkzillas. Good times."

- amjenn4x

"Just seen a guy do this on Guys Grocery Games and it blew all the judges minds"

- killittoliveit

"My partner uses a Foreman Grill. I was amazed at how well they came out. I am no longer an oven-exclusive cinnamon roll snotbag."

- fragbert66

"Yes, this is so good. Every part of the roll is both crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle."

- GtheH

"Lol my wife did this once but spent the whole party stuck making waffles. I think she regretted it."

- popple-winward856


Bad Breath

"A breathalyzer."

"Before the pandemic hit, there was some guy who would always bring one to every party."

"He had some drinking game associated with it and would double as a way to know who needs a couch, an Uber, a buddy for the sidewalk, a buddy for the bus or just fine by themselves to walk home."

- _Username-Invalid_

"My husband told me his party group used to do that too!"

"The 'winner' would get their cab paid for by everyone else lol"

- JCtheWanderingCrow

"I'm the breathalyzer guy in my group!!!"

- teenytinytap

"Same - had a bright pink one"

- CrossXFir3


Getting Creative

"One of my friends always used to bring different giant stuffed animals for people to take pictures with."

"By the end of the night he’d have a collage made that he’d give to the host. He got pretty creative with the animals and even started making backdrops too."

"Our themed parties were a ton of fun and everybody loved the pictures."

- Edge80

"When I was a kid, me and my sister had this giant Pikachu pillow we used to pretend was boys we liked and tried to make each other kiss. (It was a girl thing)"

"Fast forward we're all adults now. One of our friends got married so we brought the Pikachu pillow for the photo booth."

"Pikachu was the hit of the party! We have pictures of the bride's 90 yo grandma dancing with Pikachu!"

- crap_whats_not_taken


Protein Powder?

"Ok I can not stress this enough: Fat and protein makes you be able to drink more alcohol without puking or getting drunk."

"Just buy 30 bucks worth of protein powder and mix it with yogurt or something like milk. Is a true live saver, especially if you are young and not as experienced."

- maskedjam

Gym Energy GIF by Bucked UpGiphy

Layers Of Yes

"Real talk, a lasagna."

"My girlfriend's parents bought a couple massive lasagnas for her family birthday party a few years back when we were seniors in college. After that party we went back to my apartment for a surprise party with a few dozen people."

"Her dad came by an hour later and dropped off the leftovers. It was all gone by 3am."

- InvalidKoalas

Lasagna Big Food Bucket List GIF by Food Network CanadaGiphy

Sweet and Succulent

"Fruit. Succulent fruit."

"Whether you’re drunk, stoned, tripping or all of the above, fruit is delicious and refreshing."

"I'm talking fruit that bursts in your mouth Think pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, maybe some grapes."

- Cagey_Cret1n

Fruit Eating GIF by Miley CyrusGiphy

Snakes At A Party

"Snakes, and I base this off of a true story from when I was, like, twenty-one(?)"

"Anyway, my friend hosted a backyard pool party and despite the large number of attendees, it was pretty tame (or about as tame as a backyard full of early twenty-somethings can be). For the first little while, I remember feeling a sense of complacency."

"I wanted some weird sh*t to go down or something. Nothing bad but like... something."

"There's always that one (or more) memorable aspect of a party and I found myself looking for it. A certain je ne sais quoi."

"As if answered by God himself, in comes this motherf*cker with three snakes."

"According to him they had just finished feeding and were prime for non-hostile greeting and interaction with humans. They were also pretty friendly in general so it wouldn't have been much of a big deal even if they were a little hungry."

"In terms of length, I'd give them a few feet each, and they were sharp and sleek-looking with names like bullet and red-stripe. Y'know. Snake sh*t."

"Anyway, I knew the guy in question to be a snake breeder but I didn't think he'd bring actual f*cking snakes to a party. He did, though, and he commanded the night."

"Absolutely nutty."

- PeanutButterCrisp

steve irwin snakes GIF by BustleGiphy

Uncoordinated Mastery

"Glow in the dark hula hoops."

"People never stop trying to master mine no matter how uncoordinated they are."

- slavicgypsygirl

Hula Fail GIFGiphy

Pink Drink

"Pink fireball."

"I’ve met people who go crazy over fireball and the one time, this one girl got really excited that I had pink fireball with me and we had a blast."

"And pink Whitney vodka, pink moscato wine, so on and so forth."

"Rule of thumb is if you bring a pink colored drink to a party and there are at least a few girls there, it will be gone in the first half hour. So plan accordingly."

- juicycannoli

Amanda Freitag Pink GIF by Rachael Ray ShowGiphy

A Huge Hit

"A giant Rice Krispie treat!"

"Line your biggest stockpot with plastic wrap. Mix up several batches of RKTs, and pack them into the pot until it's full."

"Lift it out of the pot, set it on the table, stick a knife into it, and let others cut off as much or as little as they want."

"Always a huge hit."

- 58532569086897

lady and the tramp eating GIF by NailedItGiphy

Always Prepared

"I actually pack spare condoms, some menstrual products, some aspirin and a water bottle, just to have it if anyone needs it."

- Sufficient-Ranger474

"This is just for anywhere, but I always carry band-aids and ointment in my purse. It came in handy for other people and myself."

"Also a fresh pair of underwear because you never know."

- scouche

Comedy Trip GIF by ABC NetworkGiphy

What Super Bowl?

"I once showed up to a Super Bowl party with an Ikea tote bag full of board/card games (in addition to a crockpot full of sweet and sour meatballs that were, admittedly, the star of the food table)."

"For some reason it didn't click in my mind until I got there that people might want to actually watch the Super Bowl at a Super Bowl party instead of play games, and I felt kind of silly for bringing them at first."

"Evidently, they didn't. By halftime, everyone was playing board games and ignoring the football game and it was the best Super Bowl party ever."

- somewanderer_13

Super Bowl Snl GIF by Saturday Night LiveGiphy

What NOT To Bring

"Just don't be the acoustic guitar guy"

- haystackofneedles

"I don't mean to sound rude, I love the sound of guitars but the "guitar guy" that just out of the blue starts singing and playing in a group makes me uncomfortable"

- menchii

"My old roommate was the guy with the guitar until we had to have an intervention. Showing him all the memes made him realize it wasn't as endearing as he thought."

- xxkoloblicinxx

"I know a guy who brought an acoustic guitar to a party. A party with a live band. He was not in the band."

- Arctic_Puppet

"Someone whipping out their guitar and singing will suddenly dominate the party and attract all attention. You can't play beer pong like you were just doing or carry on a conversation so it just kills that whole vibe."

"Leave it for campfires."

- Rolten


Let's do a quick overview:

  • Bring dope snacks.
  • AND ICE.
  • Be ready to help clean up.
  • Do not bring a guitar.

You're ready.

Go have some fun, champ!

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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?"


Happy Good Vibes GIF by Major League SoccerGiphy

"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."



The Light Minnie GIF by (G)I-DLEGiphy

"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.

Man's waist line
Santhosh Vaithiyanathan/Unsplash

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.