Ten years ago, I was deathfat level obese. I won’t bore you with the details, but I woke up in my mid 20’s and made myself human again. I did all of this at an early enough age where the really hideous, long-term effects on my body didn’t happen. No beetus, and I even escaped with minimal skin issues.
However, one thing my doctor warned me about that was probably fucked forever was that my body would always want to make itself fat again. He is a specialist in weight loss, and had observed the same effect in essentially every patient that successfully lost massive amounts of weight without surgery. I would always feel hungry and my body was going to be forever less efficient at burning calories even if I ate normally. I would have to be vigilant and self-motivating to remain human.
He was correct, but one thing has helped me maintain my motivation in recent times – this community, in its previous and current form.
I have been lurking since you were all in reddit, and this is the place I come when I need to not only see the consequences of my actions if I decide to slide back into non-human behavior, but to remind myself that I only have myself to blame for my need for constant vigilance. I let myself balloon up north of 300 pounds, and the consequences of having done so are mine and mine alone. Self-pity and social media hugboxes are a vile temptation that all for you, through your unrepentant shitlording, eradicate from my mind.
So thank you for that. While I have no doubt the majority of you do it for the lulz rather than from a place of love, be assured that no matter your motivation for doing so, your shitlording saves my life every day as I pay the pennance for the sins against my own body.