Oh my god. These three pics show how dire things are for Amber. We've discussed how it is that Amber perhaps has lymphedema. These pics confirm it. I don't know if I have ever seen calf overhang that droops to the ankles that was not linked to lymphedema or lipedema. If Amber's lymphedema is caused from her obesity she may think losing weight will make it go away. If so, she's in for a very sad awakening. She could lose 350 pounds and her legs would still be nightmare fuel - this is likely the healthiest she will ever be in her life. She's destroyed her circulatory system being so obese and immobile.
The soles of her feet also show how hard basic hygiene is becoming for her. It's not uncommon to be barefoot in the summer or to remove shoes and be barefoot at home but Amber straight up has Jiffy feet yet doesn't engage in the sorts of activities that cause them. I'm not sure where the phrase originates but we always said the gross girls who would walk around the neighborhood, the supermarket, the gas station food mart and similar while barefoot had Jiffy feet. Soles of their feet were black with grime. Amber isn't walking around the block barefoot. She's not waddling in Walmart sans shoes. She lives in a relatively clean house now. That blackness is build up from months of not being able to reach her feet to clean them properly, hoping that the shower water trickling down would wash away the worst of the filth.
(And fuck my life but I'm remembering a Tumblr entry where Amber was answering meme questions and said the worst smell she'd ever experienced was the odor from her own feet. Outstanding!)
All of this makes it super hard to understand how it is Becky wants to be with Amber. The Kentucky lesbian pool is clearly limited but I can't imagine anyone being so lonely or desperate as to begin a relationship with a 500 pound woman who cannot clean herself, cannot work a job, and who has an online footprint that should give anyone with a third grade reading level grave pause. Destiny 2.0 needs to start scrubbing her girlfriend's feet before bed time or she's gonna need to bleach the sheets.