Ain't nothing awkward about it. According to Dr. Oz a man gains an 1" for every 35 pounds lost. Not quite true! Think of it in terms of an 8' post in the ground. If you have 4' buried in the ground you have 4' of usable post. Take 2-3 feet of top soil off the post and BOOM now you have 6-7 feet of available post. Trends indicate that as you loose weight your love life improves!
Expanding on what "Don the Wad" said .. (no pun intended) ..
Dr. Oz clarified his now-legendary statement he made on the Oprah Winfrey show in his later book, You On A Diet, pointing out that the inch is only for the first 35 lbs. lost (supposedly) and that, although there is some "enlongation" with additional weight loss, it is NOT proporitional/linear.
Frank talk about the DS / "All I ever wanted to be was thin, like that Rolling Stones dude ... "
HW/461 LW/251 GW187 CW/315 (yep, a DS semi-failure - it happens :-( )
After a year out its the 5am blues that will get you. Hard as a rock and no place to go. It gets thicker and a little longer. Makes you feel like your back in high school Good luck handling this problem