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People Break Down The Weirdest Thing A Guest Has Ever Done At Their House

People Break Down The Weirdest Thing A Guest Has Ever Done At Their House
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Having house guests can be awesome!

Some of my best childhood memories were when the primos would come to stay for a while. Now that I'm an adult, having my kids' cousins come for a visit is still one of my favorite things!

A house ringing with the laughter of guests and loved ones just hits the heart, you know?

This article is not about that. This article is about when guests get ... weird...

Reddit user dayday_bsl asked:

"What’s the weirdest thing a guest has done at your house?"

and I'll be honest - I started with a heartwarming anecdote because you're going to need the mental palette cleanser. When Reddit asks for weird, Reddit gets weird.

Dipping Out

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"I had some work people over for a dinner party at my house."

"We purposely shut off the lights leading upstairs to sort of let the guests know that the party is downstairs...i.e. there is nothing for you upstairs."

"Throughout the night I would see one of my coworkers taking out the dip from his lip with his index finger and scraping it into his solo cup."

"A bit later I went upstairs to check on my dog and hear some noises from the master bedroom. I walked in and saw the same dude using my toothbrush to get dip out from in between his teeth."

"The first thing I said was 'Ya know the best way to keep that stuff out of your teeth is to not do it at all. The second best method *is* to use my toothbrush, but I would really appreciate it if you didn't.' "

"He embarrassingly apologized and by the time I got downstairs he had left."

"He doesn't get invited to parties anymore."



"My friend treated my house like it was his own hotel room."

"I thought was coming to visit me and we'd coordinate for stuff to do, but it turns out he just wanted to save money on a place to sleep. He had his own plans and didn't tell me about any of them until he got to my place."

"And he even tried getting his other friends in the area to sleep at my place."

"I hadn't seen him in years, too. So I was disappointed that I planned my holiday weekend around my friend but he had other plans."

- debtopramenschultz

"Drunk" Girls

"First college party."

"A girl drank one--one!--beer and started acting like she was sOoOo wasted. Got fully naked and sat on my papasan chair."

"One of the most embarrassingly attention-seeking people I've ever met lol."

- itswhatsername

"We had similar experience."

"We went on a mini road trip and a girl, after having just one beer, started acting dramatically wasted. She started screaming and crying, we got scared the cops might stop us."

"Worst experience ever."

- jhoomworld27

Amateur Electrical

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"A friend of a friend was at a party at my house. He took shrooms and decided to do some 'amateur electrical work.' That's a direct quote, by the way, overheard by multiple people."

"If that statement terrifies you, that's because those are not words that should ever be in the same sentence ever; let alone a sentence that describes a thing you are about to do at someone else's house."

"Yeah so, not being an electrician, I can't tell you exactly what he did or what he was trying to do. All I can tell you is that 800 dollars and 24 hours later the problem he created was solved by a professional."

"He wound up in the hospital after exiting the party in an ambulance."

"lol, 'amateur electrical work.' "

"He's fine and paid me back. All in all, he's actually pretty good dude. Should probably pass on the shrooms, though."

- No-Badger-9973

A Bath Tub Full Of Fruit

"A coed of mine, a very much petite and super straight-laced girl attended a small party at my place with a few other people from uni."

"She usually doesn't drink much but this night began to pick out and eat all the fruit from the self made fruit punch. If you know anything about fruit punches, the fruit are absolutely soaked with alcohol. Way more so than the actual punch."

"We told her but she continued to snack on the fruits. Just a bit slower."

"She ended up absolutely sh*t faced drunk after a short while. A tiny bit later she disappeared into the bathroom. Puking noises were heard, which probably was a good thing considering how drunk she was."

"After a longer time of silence I knocked to check if she was fine."

"I got some indiscernible mumbling about maybe she could use some help but maybe don't come on but she can't do it alone. Maybe I could give her a frying pan or a spoon or something (?)"

"I was very confused and told her I would open the door and to make sure she was dressed."

"When I came she was blushed to the maximum sitting on the floor. The whole bath tub was full of liquid vomit thinned with water and tons of fruit swimming around."

"She went on about how she wasn't able to clean the mess up alone."

"Apparently she had been trying to shovel the whole tub full of vomit into the toilet using her hands the whole time. The sh*t you do when drunk lol."

"The bath tub was clogged up with fruit so it didn't empty."

"I grabbed some stuff from the kitchen. She unclogged the bath tub with some tools. We filtered our the fruit with a sieve and drained and cleaned the bath tub."

"Well mostly me as she fell asleep on the floor during the process. Welp."

"After the bathroom was done I put up my camping bed in my room, grabbed some extra blankets and a small couch pillow and tried to wake her up."

"She wouldn't. So I carried her over to the bed and made sure she was warm."

"Put a bucket next to the bed and a small bottle of water."

"The party went on into the morning hours. When I woke up the next morning, or rather around early afternoon. she was gone and the bed was perfectly made."

"When I got to the living room it was perfectly clean with no signs of there ever being a party last night. Same for the kitchen, minus a few remaining full bottles and snacks all nearly packed up in Tupper ware."

"There was a written note, well more of a letter, lying on the kitchen table."

"In her note she explained at length how she was extremely embarrassed by what happened. That she was thankful how I handled the situation and that I remained calm."

"Lastly she said to make up for the mess she made, she cleaned the kitchen and living room from all the party remains. Also she made breakfast, which was in the fridge."

"Lastly she'd be happy if I didn't contact her for a week or two as she'd be too embarrassed to talk to me any ways."

"We became really close friends after that happened but it was surely weird. Both the bath tub full of fruit vomit juice and meticulously cleaning my flat the day after."

- RandomQuestGiver

Bestie's Plan

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"We were having a party at my house. It was weird as f*ck to begin with because my dad was having a hard time choosing between two women."

"He'd date one for a little while, then break up to date the other one for a little while, then realize he really loved the first one. It was a mess."

"Anyway, he invited them both to our house that night and they both brought their kids, who were all around my age. There were 6 of us kids in all."

"My best friend was the first woman's daughter. Well, she had hatched a plan and without really offering an explanation, convinced me to initiate a game of truth or dare."

"Okay fine, I guess we're playing truth or dare now."

"Her plan was for me to dare her to put her head inside my toilet and flush it. No f*cking clue why I agreed but I did."

"I dared her and she immediately jumps up and runs to the bathroom, all of us following her. Without hesitation she lifts the toilet seat, submerges her head into the toilet water and flushes."

"One of the second woman's daughters is looking on at her as if she's f*cking insane (she wasn't wrong) and there's all this commotion in my bathroom between the 6 of us. Our parents all come rushing inside to see what the f*ck is going on."

"My best friend's mother's eyes go wide as saucers and I swear I saw smoke coming out of her ears as she starts screaming at her daughter, pulling her head out of the toilet and wrapping her hair in one of my towels."

"At this point I'm crying and struggling for air because all of this is the most f*cked up hilarious sh*t that I have ever witnessed in my short life. Her mother screams at me in this high pitched, enraged voice to shut up because it's not funny and I have to leave before she tries to kill me, too."

"My poor bestie got in big trouble for embarrassing the hell out of her mom when she was trying so hard to get my father to choose her over the other woman."

"Her mother convinced my father to punish me for daring her daughter to do that, even though her daughter was the one who wanted this to happen."

"The other mom and her kids left pretty much immediately, but when the others left, my bestie catches my eye and she has this huge smirk on her face like 'Yeah! Mission accomplished!' "

"She knew exactly what the fuck she was doing! That second lady never looked back and my dad ended up choosing her mom."

- Responsible-Top-6882

Growth Chart

"A grown man in our house for the first (and last) time for an academic team gathering marked his height on our children’s wooden growth chart…in permanent Sharpie marker."

"This guy wasn’t a friend, and he wasn’t a kid. I probably wouldn't have minded then. But he was literally a stranger an hour before this."

"He was a grown adult and just happened to be in a college group meeting at my home, from the college where my husband works."

"It was pretty awkward."

"Oh, and it was unfinished wood so we couldn't just wipe it off. We had to sand it to get it off."

- ClutterKitty

Tried To Snort My Brother

"I threw a New Years party once. ONCE."

"Someone I invited brought a group of people who I knew, but didn’t exactly enjoy the company of."

"Sometime around 1am, I noticed that my keepsake urn necklace containing my brother’s ashes was missing."

"Then, I discover a couple of small lines of powder-like material in lines on my bathroom counter."

"They had tried to snort my brother and stole the necklace his remains were in. I was livid."

"I don't think they were trying to get high. I think they were either joking around or had dared someone to do it. These guys were jackasses, but not stupid."

"I never got the necklace back."

- captkronni

Doggie Drugs

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"A guest gave my dog drugs because, and I quote:"

" 'She looked sad so I thought some drugs would cheer her up!' "

"I tried to be patient at first, after hearing his attempts at defending himself, my reaction was pretty harsh, and I do not regret a f*cking thing I said or did."

"He gave mdma to a 3 pound chihuahua and almost killed the only reliably good thing in my life and the only thing that gave me any real sense of happiness. She was never the same, but she did survive."

"He couldn't understand why I was so angry and then had the nerve to try and press charges on me for my reaction!"

- dman2316

Guerilla Co-Host

"I invited 6 people for Sunday brunch, including an acquaintance 'K' who worked in my department."

"It seemed like a good opportunity to reciprocate an invitation she’d extended within the past few months (a big gathering at her house with her roommates….I stopped by for about an hour, had a delightful time amongst mostly strangers.)"

"It was a rare hot summer day in upstate NY, and I lived in a small house with no air conditioning. I woke up early to bake biscuits while it was a bit cooler. Was running as many fans as I could to circulate air before guests came over….."

"Through the buzz of the fans, I hear a knock on the door. It was K- she was here AN HOUR before guests were invited."

“ 'Oh- I was out for a morning walk and then I realized I was in your neighborhood early. Thought I could help!' And in she waltzed…"

"I couldn’t send her on an errand because she walked over."

"This was her first time over--maybe while on foot, she needed to use the bathroom? Was it daylight savings time? My mind circled trying to reason WHY ON EARTH she’d show up without so much as a call/text."

"I said I needed to hop in the shower (I was DISGUSTINGLY hot) but she was welcome to add a batch of simple syrup to lemonade and pour herself a glass. Was in the bathroom for 5 minutes, and she got to work while I was in there."

"When I came out, she’d set food on the table (some which wasn’t meant to be served.) She also gathered branches and leaves from the yard and created a table scape?"

"We made small talk as I chopped vegetables for a frittata and she whipped eggs. She did most of the chatting."

"As other guests arrived on time, she offered them lemonade and asked them to take off their shoes. It then dawned on me- I had a guerrilla co-host."

"As I set one of the last dishes on table she announced, 'Come and get it!' Handed people silverware, offered to spoon different items on their plates…"

"The last straw was when she went out onto my deck, picked unwashed mint and tried to garnish someone’s yogurt trifle. He pulled his plate away and said, 'I don’t want you touching my food.' ”

"Mercifully, someone offered her a ride home since she’d walked over. I’d never felt so uncomfortable in my own home due to someone’s well-intended gestures."

- sunnaii

No Recollection Of That Bite

"I ran into into a girl at a bar/club that I knew vaguely back from middle school."

"After a few hours of talking and several drinks later she says she is going to drive home. She is obviously in no shape to drive so I offer her my couch to sleep on for the night. I run this all by my husband and he’s cool with it."

"I set her up on the couch and we all go to sleep."

"I wake up in the morning to find that the raw vacuum sealed tuna steak we had in the fridge was opened and had one huge bite taken out of it."

"It was left on the counter with the juices leaking all over."

"No sign of her. So weird."

"I messaged her later that day saying something like 'Did you get hungry last night?' She said she had no recollection of that ever happening."

- NovaTactics

Mom Is Off Limits

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"Tried to hook up with my recently divorced mother"

"Let me explain. It was my 21st birthday and I decided to have some friends over."

"As we sat there drinking and getting very f*cked up, my mother walks in the door and from across the room my friend screams:"

“ 'What’s up baby girl?!' to which my mother says 'Excuse me?!' "

"He actually replied! Worse, he replied with: ”

" 'Look I’m sorry you got divorced but I think you’re hot we should hook up!' 😬 Yeah we’re not friends anymore."

- Ok_Box881

Trying To Be Helpful

"When I was younger, we would have my aunt occasionally come over to pet sit while we were on trips to visit relatives."

"Well, one time we came home (absolutely exhausted from driving back home to Michigan from Florida), only to find that she had reorganized the entire house."

"I don't mean just rearranged some furniture I mean she reorganized closets, drawers, pantries, everything."

"She was trying to be helpful, but she failed to overlook a crucial part of her gracious plan. This was OUR house, and now we were unable to FIND anything!"

"Anyways, turns out she also reorganized my parents bedroom which included going through their drawers so we stopped having her pet sit for us."

- 1_3A7_W0rM5

Um ... What?

"A guy ate all of my eggs, raw, while leaning over the kitchen sink."

"I walked in and saw him slurping up the last one with 12 shells in the sink."

- olgaslam

Yeah... it's all awkward.

But Reddit isn't alone in their uncomfortable guest experiences. I know some of you have awful and awkward stories to share, so get to it in the comments!

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.