Where is my bellybutton going? With the flesh on my abdomen becoming increasingly soft and pliable as I lose more weight, there seems to be a slight flap forming over the opening. It’s not really an unattractive or annoying development, but if I go to stick my finger in there – don’t ask – now I have to aim from a lower angle to avoid pushing the skin into the abyss.
I hate it when my husband tries to poke around in there (which I’m sure he does just to test my patience) so maybe this is my body’s way of protecting itself. It’s sort of like when a snail pulls shut the shell’s operculum and is less vulnerable!
In all seriousness though, it’s so strange to experience such a wide array of changes that I never expected and certainly never could have anticipated. There are some things that are not a surprise like the lower scale number, the smaller sizes, and the increased stamina and energy, but there is still a lot that happens that comes as a bit of a shock when losing a large amount of weight. I would definitely rank this recent personal microcosm of the theory of universal collapse with the latter.