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Em Is the Measure Of All Things



It's as if my eyes--that is, my visual perception of bodies and body-shaped things--changes with my weight.

Clothes from three months ago, which I used to hold up (hang on the clothesline, fold, whatever) and perceive as "my size" now look visually huge to me. Similarly, clothes that looked tiny now seem bigger.

During the years when I was gaining-gaining-gaining weight, I once asked a significantly heavy acquaintance whether she'd lost weight, because my eyes perceived her as much slimmer than before. (In fact, her weight was stable and mine was increasing--apparently my eyes got bigger, as it were, along with my ass.) (Also: one of several experiences that taught me never to ask that question or wish it to be asked of me.)

I almost never look in a full-length mirror--haven't for years (and photographs? OMG never!)--so I don't have an external view of myself to account for it. It seems to be a phenomenon of some internal, how-far-is-my-skin-from-my-core type of perception, projected outward.

Em Is the Measure Of All Things.

And I've lost almost 35 pounds - 16 kilos - about two and a half stone.

Pie chart showing 35% of weight loss accomplished

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