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People Divulge Their All-Time Worst Roommate Experiences

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Sharing a home with a roommate is always a delicate situation.

Whether it's one of your closest friends, or someone you only met through newspaper ads or referrals, maintaining a harmonious living situation can be challenging.

As long as all residents do their share of the chores, keep common living spaces clean, and are respectful of noise, it's not so hard to get along.

In some cases, however, people find themselves running to a studio apartment, possibly smaller than their bedroom, owing to how truly unbearable their roommates are to live with.

Redditor Training_Ear710 was eager to hear some of the absolute worst experiences people had living with a roommate, leading them to ask:
"What is your worst roommate stories?"

"Roger, That..."

"In my last two years of school, I rented a house split between 5 guys, one of whom was a last-minute addition that I begged them not to let live with us."

"I even offered to pay the rent on his room while I looked for a new one."

"But I got outvoted, and so we had this guy, who I'll call Roger because he looked like Roger from American Dad."

"Roger did not seem physically able to walk without stamping his feet. Multiple guests commented on how f*cking loud he was."

"Oh, and he wore his winter boots inside."

"Roger said our wifi was too slow, he wanted to play Xbox live while watching Netflix."

"So he ran an ethernet cable from our kitchen, through the front hall and up the stairs into his bedroom."

"He didn't tape it down nearly either, it hung low in several spots giving our house the appearance of a spaceship in disrepair."

"He loudly proclaimed how brilliant he was an how much faster the internet was now, not realizing someone had already cut the ethernet cable."

"Roger frequently fell asleep with loud music or tv playing on his tower speakers, and would not turn if off unless his favorite roommate asked him to."

"Yes, he would tell the other three of us to f*ck off and then act all apologetic if Juan would tell him to be quiet."

"One night it came to a head."

"He fell asleep during exams with some loud music playing and it woke the whole house up."

"All of us (his mancrush Juan included) knocked on his door for almost an hour trying to get him to turn it down."

"When he wouldn't answer, we decided to jimmy his lock and turn it down ourselves."

'He was fast asleep with noise cancelling headphones on."

"All this time he was falling asleep to music and tv, it was just to antagonize us."- eatmereddit

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Here's Hoping He Got The Help He Needed

"Right after college, I lived in a house that rented out rooms on an individual basis."

"Most people were completely fine but you'd get the occasional sh*t roommate."

"Then there was Doug."

"Doug was about our age, unemployed, and an alcoholic who would drink himself to blackout almost every day."

"He was also a total slob and would make huge messes in the kitchen before going back to his room to drink some more and blast loud music."

"The next day, he wouldn't remember anything, see the big mess in the kitchen, and whine about 'people being gross'."

"Of course when any of us pointed out that it was his mess, he'd always say he didn't remember doing it and that it couldn't be his mess."

"Yeah Doug, I can't imagine why you don't remember."

"I'm sure the handle of vodka you drank last night had nothing to do with that."

"He was eventually kicked out because his parents refused to pay his rent anymore."

"I genuinely hope he got some help because the amount he drank every day would kill an elephant."- apocalypticradish

Keep Your Dirty Laundry To Yourself...

"My first college roommate never did laundry."

"For dates, he'd 'borrow' my clean underwear (even though I clearly told him to leave my junk alone) and return them dirty (unwashed) afterwards."- Back2Bach

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A Thief And A Liar!

"Senior year of boarding school my roommate stole my prescription Adderall, Oxys from getting my wisdom teeth out, and alcohol I had hidden in a chest under my bed while I was away for the weekend."

"She ended up overdosing and then told the school I gave it all to her."

"I got suspended, lost my scholarship for the remainder of the semester, and almost had my college acceptances rescinded."- Additional-Force-795

Bad Decisions Have A Way Of Catching Up To You...

"Freshman year of college I had a roommate who would get high with her bf and come back to our dorm room and bone while I was also in the dorm room."

"She also listened to Basshunter non stop, and had up close pictures of her own eyeballs all over the room."- futhisplace

Latter Day Pervert...

"Horny Mormon."

"He'd be up until 3 AM perving on women on Facebook going 'she's go hot, oh my gosh' and sweating, and he'd stand too close to girls and try and grab their shoulders and sh*t."

"Genuinely concerned he was going to assault someone someday."

"I brought my girlfriend over there one time, and he'd keep hitting on her and trying to take selfies with her, and he stole her phone and installed the Mormon scriptures app onto it."

"Also, he had some kind of foot fungus and smelled like f*cking sh*t."- AdamBombKelley

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Got What He Deserved

"In college I rented a room in a house from a slumlord, roommates were addicts (and twin brothers) who would constantly steal my food."

"I baked a batch of brownies with a whole pack of ex-lax in em, figuring they'd take one or two, get the squirts, and I'd tell them not to f*ck with my shit anymore."

"One ate the WHOLE PAN."

"Overnight, I heard puking, followed by dry heaving."

"It went on for a while."

"He told me the next day he had food poisoning, and everything came out another end."

"I never told him."- bigleafychode

Worse Than A Lifetime Movie...

"Moved into a house with my three friends."

"One was my best friend, and he was cool."

"The other was his girlfriend and our mutual friend, who was also another girl."

"We were the luckiest people alive because we were renting a 3 bedroom house for 500 a month."

"My buddy grew up poor, and I was homeless for a year."

"We both knew how lucky we were."

"We fought hard for everything we had, but the two girls we lived with were spoiled."

"They f*cked everything up for us."

"They would do everything from invite strangers over to party without asking us on work nights to skipping the rent."

"They would steal our food and never go grocery shopping."

"They would turn the AC down to 63° in the middle of 100° heatwaves, causing our utility bill to be higher than our rent."

"They'd break sh*t in the house and start arguments with each other."

"The one girl even brought in two friends to live in her bedroom with her for six months without even asking us."

"I worked a seriously demanding job at the time."

"I woke up at 4am every morning and got to work by 5am."

"I wouldn't be home until anywhere from 8pm to 1am most nights."

"It was incredibly stressful."

"This was very difficult when the girls kept inviting anywhere from ten to thirty people to party at our house EVERY f*cking night."

"I even came home at 1am once to find a stranger passed out in my bed covered in vomit."

"They also played music so loud every night that it would shake my bedroom wall."

"The girls didn't give a f*ck because they just called out constantly and eventually quit their jobs."

"Did I also mention that half these strangers were teenagers who were illegally drinking at our house and then driving home?"

"One night, my friends girlfriend got drunk and started stabbing the bedroom door with a knife."

"This isn't even our property!"

"My buddy went to stop her, and she stabbed him three times."

"I had to go pin her against the wall and have some random stranger come grab the knife from her friend."

"It was f*cking insane.'

"I had to beg the landlord not to kick us out and replaced the door."

"One time, somebody in the house ripped the shower head off in the shower during one of their parties."

"The threads were ruined, and I had to replace the entire pipe."

"They also raided our fridge and went through my month's worth of food I had just bought in a single night."

"This was a reoccurring event."

"I eventually bought a mini fridge and a lock for my door."

"That worked for a while until someone drunkenly fell through my door in the middle of the night while I was sleeping."

"One of the girls friends f*cking hated me because I'd always come out and kick people out."

"See, my roommate was a small girl who would tell me she'd stop doing this sh*t, but then do it the next day anyways."

"She ended up befriending this huge girl who would sh*t talk me constantly in my own house for her."

"They would constantly disrespect me in front of people and tell them to keep partying."

"She didn't even f*cking live there."

"She just came over to talk sh*t, get drunk.

"One time, they had so many people in the house that a floor joist broke."

"My buddy and I had to fix it to keep us all from getting kicked out."

"It cost us a ton of money and an entire weekend that I should have spent relaxing."

"It's just another thing to add to the list I had to fix there."

"I fixed lights and windows that were shattered, punched drywall, toilets, holes in the yard from cars parking in the yard, outlets that were ripped out, paint that was scratched or drawn on, our mailbox after being hit by a drunken teen, counter tops that had been burned by thousands of cigarettes, busted water pipes from idiots crawling under the sink."

"I could go on all day."

"I spent thousands on this house to avoid losing the only place I could afford to rent."

"One day I came home from work to a complete nightmare."

"They broke half the drywall in the living room."

"Somebody had scratched up the hard wood floor so bad that half of it would need to be replaced."

"The curtain rods on two of the windows had been ripped off the wall."

"The kitchen sink had been pulled off the wall and had leaked into the floor all night."

"Our refrigerator had been turned over entirely."

"This was when the table I bought was snapped in two."

"There was vomit all over the house."

"People were passed out on the ground everywhere."

"My bookshelf had been knocked over, and half of them were burnt in the yard from what I heard my buddy tell me."

"I just quit that day."

"I recorded it all, met up with the landlord, and showed them the video later that day."

"She was understandably furious."

"I admitted to her that I had been repairing things for about a year now to hide it from her."

"She wasn't even angry at me, surprisingly."

"She was just happy one of her tenants was being honest."

"I sent her all the video evidence and told her that the people were all still there when I left, just passed out on the floor."

"I told her I had found another living arrangement and had to leave."

"She thanked me, and I left."

"I had packed all my stuff that night and left without saying a word."

"About the time I got done talking to the landlord, my roommate was messaging me how she needed help cleaning and fixing the house."

"I just ignored her and took all my stuff to my girlfriend's house."

"She later messaged me, saying the cops were there."

"She had an entire court case about it and was evicted."

"She had to pay the last month's rent and utilities alone, as well as all the damages."

"I haven't talked to her since then."

"Ash, if you're reading this, f**k you, b*tch!"- ModsGayandMad

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You Can't Make This Sh*t Up...

"Was in college living in a suite style apartment."

"4 bedrooms with private bath, shared living and shared kitchen."

"My friend rented a room, I had a room and we got two randos assigned to us."

"After a few months our places started to increasingly smell worse and we couldn't figure out what was going on."

"We deep cleaned, bleached everything, but could not find the source."

"Only thing we didn't do was go through the 2 randos' rooms."

"One day one of the random's went home for the weekend."

"My buddy and I broke into his room and discovered the source."

"This dude was sh*tting in plastic bin and keeping it under his bed."

"After a big WTF moment we disposed of it and confronted him."

"He of course denied it all and claimed he never did such a thing."

"After several days the smell went away and never came back."

"Poopbucket is now a cop."- popsicle425

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Roommates are something of a right of passage that everyone has to deal with at one point or another.

Sometimes resulting in lasting friendships.

Other times forming mortal enemies...

People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

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

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

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

– Practical_Eye_3600

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

– bikergirlr7

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

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

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

– KingBooRadley


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

– AquamarineCheetah

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

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

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

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

– OhhGoood

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

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

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

– Frostygrunt


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

– RandomSharinganUser

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

– Kolkeia

If Only

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

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

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

– drummerskillit

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

– Isitjustmedownhere

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

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

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

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

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

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

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

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

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


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


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


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

– We-R-Doomed

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

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

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

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

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

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

– LesPaltaX

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

– MoonlightKayla

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

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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.