So common to not see the changes in one’s body. I lost 65 pounds, without surgery, when I was in my mid-thirties. I never saw my new body in my reflection. Each time I bought clothes, I was shocked at the much smaller size that fit me because I had no idea what my body was, how it looked, or the smaller space it occupied. Fat was the definition of me that stuck even when it no longer applied.

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I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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