October 11, 2005 at 1:30 pm
Sometimes I’ll be driving to work, the same route I take everyday, when I’ll think “Hey, has that building been painted?” I won’t be able to tell you what color the building was the day before, but somehow I’ll notice that it’s changed. Lately this is how I’ve felt about my body.
Like last night, I’m laying on my side in bed when I notice I can actually feel the side of my pelvic bone. I have a pelvis! Who knew? (Besides the gyno, of course). I can’t remember distinctly if I could or could not feel my pelvic bone 110 pounds ago, but I’m betting I couldn’t because this just seems different to me. Not only that, but I can also feel my ribs. Like, actually count how many I have.
A month or two ago I noticed, again while going to sleep on my side, that I can feel the bones in my kneecaps pressing against each other. Again, I didn’t specifically make note of how much padding I had in my knees and legs before I started dumping all this weight, but I’m getting the impression my legs were equivalent to a vase packed in bubble wrap.
Other changes? When I rub my chin while programming, I feel like I’ve got less skin to play with.
So yes, I do indeed have a skeletal system. It has been confirmed. I can only imagine what new things I’m going to discover about my body as I continue shrinking.