Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Side Effects of Losing Weight

So far I've lost 30lbs since I started P90X. I never noticed the changes because I see myself every minute of every day, but when I think of the beginning and the end (like above or my picture updates) I think "WOW!" And I'm right. With all the positives that come from losing weight, there are also some negatives. "How?" you ask, well I'll tell you.

I used to weigh a lot more than I do now and even way more than I did before the diet and exercise started. My heaviest weight was 235 and by the end of my undergrad career, I was down to between 185-195. I realized that losing all that weight was something that my body had to get used to. Not just the good things, but also some subtle differences. One of the main things was less protection and padding from fat.

I noticed that when I sat down, my butt bones (I don't know what they are called) would hurt if the chair was a solid object (like bleachers or a park bench). I used to ask my friend Larry if he ever experienced this pain and he would tell me no. The only logical conclusion I could come up with was that he never did because he had a slight frame and was used to sitting on his bony ass all his life, so his body adjusted. I however had a newly bony ass and my body had no time to adjust.

I now have a similar issue being 30lbs lighter (with significantly less fat) then in the above scenario. Not only does my butt hurt, but so do my knees when I kneel, and my hips and ankles when I lay on my side. All the years of padding and now it has been stripped from my delicate bones. Guess I know what I'm going to do after P90X (sorry can't embed).

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