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Park Rangers Describe The Oddest Thing They've Ever Seen On The Job

Park Rangers Describe The Oddest Thing They've Ever Seen On The Job
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Working at parks seems like an idyllic sort of job, doesn't it?

You get to be out in nature, enjoying the scenery, relaxing, and absolutely not dealing with aggressive naked people.

Spoken like someone who has absolutely never worked in parks because, evidently, aggressive naked people are pretty standard.

Reddit was asked:

"Park rangers, what’s the oddest thing you’ve seen on the job?"

We absolutely went into this expecting stories about shape-shifters, pagan altars, or creepy loners.

Instead we got nudity. So much nudity.

Why is there so much naked at our national parks, y'all? Can we get it together? Haven't you heard of mosquitos? Leeches?? Botflies????

Parking Lot Detail

"I worked nights as a ranger for a fairly urban city that had a variety of small to medium sized parks I was tasked with patrolling."

"The largest being around 80 acres, but being in an urban area, mostly consisted of removing people sleeping in their cars after sunset, as all the parks were fenced and had to be locked at night."

"I’d say about 90% of the time, I came across a car belonging to someone down on their luck just looking for a safe place to sleep in their car."

"Had a lot of sympathy for those people, but unfortunately, my job was centered around keeping the surrounding parks empty at night and had to be the asshole telling them to leave / sleep somewhere else."

"The other 10% of cars I’d come across had a distinct fog to their windows that meant 1 of 2 things, either they were smoking weed or getting it on."

"I had a very loud intercom inside my patrol car that brought me great joy when rolling up on unsuspecting lovers engaging in a little car fun and watching them scramble to get decent."

"I know, d*ck move, but it was one of the few bits of excitement I had of the otherwise long and monotonous nights."

"The oddest and most memorable thing happened, however, when I had traded the night for a day shift, which weirdly enough had its fair share of foggy windows as well."

"I went to check a parking lot behind a rec center that often had people trying to stay out of sight for good reason and noticed one lone car with the classic window fog."


"As I approached their vehicle, I noticed an older man having his own fun watching from the bushes within arms length of the car window."

"Older dude outside the car takes off at the sight of my car and I say on my intercom, 'put your clothes on, can’t do that here'."

"To my surprise, the young couple came up to my car after dressing to apologize, and I tell them to grab their friend that ran away and to leave the park."

"Their eyes widen and didn’t understand what I meant by friend. I had to explain to this couple no older than 25 that there was an older male masturbating while peeping into their window and I was not kidding."

"They were both mortified! I went to look for the older guy but at this point he had fled the park."

"I reported the incident, but nothing much to go off other than a rough description of what he looked like and the two lovers didn’t want to stick around for a police report."

"I never saw the couple or the guy in the park again."


To Suck Poop

"I was a park ranger in the 90s in Oregon. One of the oddest things I witnessed was the guy we contracted with to pump the poop out of the latrines."

"He would eat his sandwich for lunch in one hand with no glove, while holding the poop pumping tube in the other hand also with no glove."

"The smell, of course, was horrible. I saw him do this a few times."


"We have a poop pumping guy we use at work a lot, and he does the same thing."

"I asked him how he can stand it, and his response was 'I’ve been doing this long enough that it just smells like money to me' "

"I looked up how much we pay him when he comes out; dude makes a killing to suck poop."


Aggressive Nudists

"Recently started working with a park ranger on a roadway project outside a beach front park in FL."

"When we asked him about the wildlife that he had encountered or that we would need to look out for he said 'rabid nudists' "

"No this was not a nudist beach."

"He said they get very aggressive when trying to sneak into the park at night."

"We ended up working at night and the rabid nudists in FL are, in fact, are very aggressive."

- dattsok


6 Pills

"When I was a ranger in Yosemite a few years ago, a tourist urgently flagged me down in a parking lot."

"I asked, 'How can I help you, sir?' he said: "

" 'MISS RANGER, MISS RANGER! My daughter forgot her birth control pills on our camping trip. Do you have any?' "

"I responded that I absolutely did not, but I could give him directions to the nearest medical clinic."

"After a short pause he said, 'I'll give you $20 for 6 pills.' "


Foul Fowl

"I worked in a 148 acre sports park. Pretty large area."

"One hot summer morning , around 6:30 AM, a lady was walking and complained about a really bad smell out in the back of the complex behind the 4 baseball fields."

"I went to check it out. As I approach the brush , I noticed flies. A lot."

"Someone took old burlap potato sacks and had stuffed them full of dead rotting chickens.... like 12 bags. 2 chicken corpses per bag."

"I was the lucky one who had to get a shovel and scoop them up into the tractor bucket. The smell was gut wrenching. Maggots dripping from every bag as I lifted them."

"Whoever dumped them must have driven their truck back there because this area was undeveloped. It was mainly brush and trees."

"I guess it was a farmer who had about 24 chickens just up and die ??? Who knows. They must have been diseased."

"It was one of the grossest things I've had to do. Whatever made them think that a sports park was the right place to dispose of dead fowl, I'll never know."

- Dr-DrillAndFill

They Seemed Surprised

"The one experience that sticks in my mind the most was when we were burning prescribed fires for forest management."

"We had a chopper flying around lighting fires by dropping jellied petroleum. I'm patrolling the boundary."

"The chopper abruptly stops lighting up mid run, and then turns away. The bombardier gets on the radio and tells us there's people in the burn area."

"We drive in thinking people must be hurt or trapped, but no - a couple have spread a blanket out and are going for it surrounded by burning heaps."

"Told them to get out of there because they're in the middle of an active burn zone, as indicated by the massive walls of flames surrounding them."

"They seemed surprised..."

- Eucalyptus_1357


The Smell

"In the late seventies, I worked as a park ranger for a summer job while going to university in the Fall and Winter semesters."

"As long as there was no forest fire ban, we allowed campers to have camp fires on their camp sites. One wet Sunday morning, after a very rainy night, I was coming off the midnight to 0800 shift."

"I was alone on duty in a park with over 200 campsites, something that wouldn't happen now... but the 70s were different."

"Around 0700, I heard this godawful screeching coming from the tenting side of the park."

"I ran over, to find a guy rolling around in the dirt, with his friend trying to douse the fire on his pants."

"They had not made kindling for their fire before the rain had started the night before. Instead, they had gotten drunk."

"Now, in the wet cold morning, they wanted to start a fire to warm up and probably to cook over. They were probably still drunk."

"Drunk or sober, they were also stupid."

"It was so wet that it would have been a challenge to get the fire going with split kindling, but it was impossible to set fire to their round junks of firewood."

"So, one of these guys was spraying barbecue lighter fluid on the wet firewood when the other guy struck a match. Some of the lighter fluid had spilled down his nylon rain suit."

"When it caught fire, the plastic melted into the guy's legs; which were burned pretty badly."

"The park is 50 km from the city, where the hospital is."

"I got the guy in the cab of the only vehicle we really had - an old 4x4 truck that we used to haul picnic tables and outhouses around. Then I beat it for the city, doing everything that truck could do on the highway."

"The old truck was so badly out of alignment that sometimes it felt like it wanted to go crab-like across the road."

"I had the window down, there was no air conditioning in the truck, and the thing was rattling like a bucket of nails."

"Keep in mind that there were no cell phones then, and we only had spotty vhf radio coverage in the park. There was no way and no time to call for an ambulance."

"It was down to me and the old truck. Even though it was a park truck, there were no overhead lights to flash, and no siren either."

"When I finally got to the city, I was going about 130 km/hr. I hasten to add that this was a summer Sunday morning, and there was zero traffic. Except for the cop."

"I met him, blew past him and did not slow."

"He turned around and chased me, lights flashing and siren screaming. He chased me right to the emergency entrance of the hospital like that."

"He was at my door as I was getting out, and he was yelling at me, losing his mind... Until the smell hit him."

"The camper guy had gone into shock, and was pretty well unresponsive at this point, but the smell of the burnt skin and melted plastic told the story. Its not something I want to smell again."

"I told the cop to hold on, I would be out to talk to him in a few minutes. Then I put the camper on my shoulder and carried him into the hospital emergency unit like he was a side of beef."

"Hey, it was over 40 years ago, and I was in great shape back then."

"The nurses got the doctor, and they started to work on the guy. After I got their particulars for the inevitable report, I went outside to the old park pickup."

"The police car was gone. But someone, I presume the cop, had thrown his guts up by the end of the park truck."

"About a week later, we were notified by the camper's family that he was stable, and on the way to recovery. And life in the park went on, as if it had never happened."

- judgmentalsculpin

Checking Tags

"Was a park facility officer in a backcountry park. This park is super isolated, so much so that it's only accessible by boat and we worked alone for 8 day shifts."

"I would go days without seeing anyone during my 8 days at the start of the season."

"From the ranger cabin I had binoculars that allowed me to scan the beach in case campers arrived. I’d go down to check their camping tags and make sure they're good to go."

"One evening I was scanning the beach and I had to do a double take."

"It wasn’t the normal wolves/sea lions/elk/deer. Nope. It was a large group of nudists. 😂 "

"I felt like a weird voyeur looking at them from the cabin, so I put down the binoculars and hoped if I gave them an hour or two they’d want to put on clothes due to the ridiculous swarms of mosquitos."


"That was fun checking their tags 😂 "

- Particular_Policy_41


The Light

"I'm not a park ranger, but I scared one once."

"While camping, I had my laptop and a live version of Google Earth. I decided to see if it would pull our position up."

"In complete blackness, at 2 am, when we hit 'find' this big huge light came down out of the sky, hit the ground where we were and it went back up."

"The Park Ranger saw it, came over with the most puzzled look on his face, and was like 'What the actual extraterrestrial hell was that???' in the most professional tone of voice possible."

"It freaked us all out actually."

- SaiyanX86

Mask Up

"Someone came into the visitor center wearing one of those realistic wolf head masks instead of a covid mask."

"Like the kind where the jaw moves when they talk. It offered absolutely no protection, but the sign said masks required and this WAS a mask."

"I looked up and saw this wolf dude coming in and legit wondered if I was about to get robbed."

"But he just got a map, asked about birds and then left and took the mask off."

- BoldlyGone1

Honestly ... please keep your genitals in your pants the next time you decide to be one with nature.

It's just safer that way.

How do you not notice a helicopter raining liquid fire down all around you?


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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
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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.