Weight Loss Support - Compliments! Are you getting some?




JulieJ08
07-21-2008, 01:15 AM
What compliments have lifted your mood lately?

Yesterday I got a goodbye hug from my 8 year-old niece. I see her probably a couple times a week and alway get hugs :D She wrapped herself around my waist and held on a bit longer than usual. Then she let go and said "Wow, you've lost a *lot* of weight!" My human tape measure ;)

How about you?


luckymommy
07-21-2008, 01:54 AM
I went to a party today and was really good about my eating. I got TONS of complements from almost everyone I saw, which was actually nice but also a bit embarassing too. It's like, what was I before, this huge disgusting thing? Kwim? Anyway, now, I'm home and I just binged. :( I'll get back on track tomorrow.

JulieJ08
07-21-2008, 02:17 AM
I do KWYM ;) But I'd rather have the compliments, although I agree it's a bit much if you're bombarded in a group. Get some good sleep and tomorrow will be good :D :carrot:


sh3l5
07-21-2008, 02:55 AM
boyfriend hugged me the other day and said wheres the rest of u gone....
mate saw me the other day and said god u look good (after not seeing me for a year)....
um, none others really....
a comment of, can i get in those pants with you!....

preetyladyserenity
07-21-2008, 05:31 AM
Last night was funny. One of my friends is also Greek and well culturally when someone is losing weight we do get a reaction. Anyway she see me, (the last time she saw me I was 5 kg more) and she goes:

"*gasp* OMG Katerina you look like a million pounds (as money not weight;))! How much did you lost?"

I turn to say my thanks and I am chattering happily and then I turn and all our English friends are "0.0 Is she is supposed to say that so openly?"

We had a good laugh about it!

snapless
07-21-2008, 06:29 AM
My five year old telling me, "Mom, you're getting skinny."

My husband telling me I'm looking much slimmer and all my curves are in the 'right' places (if you know what I mean).

A woman I am lunch-buddies with (we meet for lunch in the summer or onsen in the winter about once every other month) telling me I look fantastic and asking me to share my 'secret'.

But the best of all was my doctor ogling the chart amazed at my weight loss, then telling me I need another blood workup...so I told him I'd just had one the day before. He checked it and said that he was impressed! Complimented me on my weight loss and told me my tests came back great!

TwynnB
07-21-2008, 08:43 AM
I had a (I think) subtle compliment from a friend's husband at a picnic a couple of days ago....

"Why would you want to lose more weight?" (doesn't that mean he thinks I look good now?!?) :D

My husband is *always* complimenting me on my weight loss. Helps a bunch!

fiberlover
07-21-2008, 09:28 AM
I think the best one lately was DH calling me "fitness lady".

I would have never applied that label to myself in the past.

LynseyLikes2Lose
07-21-2008, 11:16 AM
I had a family reunion this weekend so I got lots of nice compliments. But the one thing I hate is when they say, "there won't be anything left of you if you lose any more." Umm, yes, there will be plenty!

Also, (maybe TMI), just last night my husband and I were lying in bed and he says, "you wanna hear something funny?" I say, "Probably not....." And he says, "It's almost like I'm not even holding the same person anymore. You know I'll love you no matter what but I am so proud of you." I thought that was sweet.

Tomato
07-21-2008, 11:43 AM
I got TONS of compliments from a friend with whom I met for dinner recently (we have not seen each other since March). Then, last week, at work, I went to give something to a former colleague of mine (he transferred to a different department) - he knows that I am losing weight and complimented me when I lost about 18 lbs - and when I get to his cube, he yells at full tilt "OH MY GOSH, YOU ARE SO SKINNY!"
It's actually funny, because he knows me so well it is strange - he said how much did you lose by now - 25 lbs? And I am on 26 lbs, so he was bang on. Also, I sent him an email (one of those joke emails that you circulate around) - it had lots of pictures of "Buttons you would not wear to work" and most of the slogans on the messages had a sexual context (in a funny way). He commented on the email and says "Your favourite one was xxxx" - I literally gasped because again, he was right on and it made me blush.

JulieJ08
07-21-2008, 11:56 AM
These are fantastic everyone, and so fun to read!

lumifan4ever
07-21-2008, 12:22 PM
Other than the weightloss compliments i get, i have to say one that made me proud of was that the girls in the office always felt like i pushed them too hard and too long when we went out for our lunch time walks. They said i was like Hitler or something. Also, to have a guy from our news room tell me that i motivated him to lose weight by watching me lose weight.

I do love to hear compliments on my weightloss. My bf's mom told me this weekend i looked like i had lost more weight (reality is, i had put on about 4 pounds) but it felt great to hear that. My kids think i'm really skinny now too. And that makes me feel good. One less thing for other kids to pick on my kids about.

MrsLovett
07-21-2008, 12:31 PM
Nope. Lost 20 lbs and people still refer to me as "fat".

MrsLovett

Zima
07-21-2008, 12:46 PM
My husband is always playing with my ribs and telling my he wants to buy some mallets so he can play the xylophone, LOL.

I went to a party on Saturday, and everyone was telling me how good I looked, and asking how I lost so much weight. It was nice :)

JulieJ08
07-21-2008, 01:05 PM
Also, to have a guy from our news room tell me that i motivated him to lose weight by watching me lose weight.

Isn't that great? I know lots of people get discouraging comments about their weight loss from jealous people (fat or not), but I think the more the better - I would love a world where healthy food and healthy activity and healthy attitudes are the norm! Imagine how much easier it would be to maintain, and how many people wouldn't get skewed about food in the first place. The more people who "get it" the closer we get.

marbleflys
07-21-2008, 01:31 PM
I think it's important (for me anyway)...to pay myself a compliment every day....it helps to reinforce me to stay on track....

Heffalump
07-21-2008, 02:08 PM
Oooh, good thread! I got the most hilarious compliment the other day!

Two days ago, I cut my hair into a really cute short bob with bangs (haven't had them in years!). So I updated my Facebook pic, which I hadn't done in a while, to show off my new 'do, and this old friend of mine who hasn't seen me in a while messaged me, saying: Wow, what an awesome haircut! It makes your face look so much slimmer! :D

No, honey, taking off 30 pounds made my face look slimmer. But thanks for playing ;).

Tomato
07-21-2008, 04:22 PM
Heffalump,

I love that one! :D

NightengaleShane
07-22-2008, 03:21 PM
Having lost 50 pounds, I've heard something from nearly everyone in my life. The compliments have ranged from, "WOW! You've lost so much weight that I don't even RECOGNIZE you!" to, "OMG, I had no idea that you were so gorgeous!" to, "Where have you been hiding?"

More funny compliments include, "Holy crap, have you been using buttmaster or something? I never noticed what a nice arse you have!"

People always treat me differently now, too. Part of it is that I am able to more freely express myself with style (I just wore t-shirts, jeans, sweatpants, and men's clothes before), and the other part is my attitude (I'm dynamic, confident, and approachable, whereas before I did not want people looking at me). Of course, there is also the sad fact that if you're perceived as gorgeous by society, people are nicer to you. Very sad but true :(

And JulieJ- I, too, have unfortunately encountered my share of spiteful, hateful b****es. They find out I lost 50 pounds and try to use it against me if they didn't know me while I was fat, and if they DID know me back then, they criticise my current looks. I had one of them tell me that she could tell that I was heavier once. I had another tell me that while my body is nice, she didn't think my skin had a youthful glow and thought I would age badly. And another told me that I had no waist, so I should wear corsets every night. I also must add that this hateful b**** had love handles... :lol:

HAHA heffalump, I LOVE that! :D

JulieJ08
07-22-2008, 03:40 PM
And JulieJ- I, too, have unfortunately encountered my share of spiteful, hateful b****es. They find out I lost 50 pounds and try to use it against me if they didn't know me while I was fat, and if they DID know me back then, they criticise my current looks. I had one of them tell me that she could tell that I was heavier once. I had another tell me that while my body is nice, she didn't think my skin had a youthful glow and thought I would age badly. And another told me that I had no waist, so I should wear corsets every night. I also must add that this hateful b**** had love handles... :lol:

I'd say that was pure jealousy, but that would be too nice for someone like that :mad: You're fabulous.

Diva
07-22-2008, 04:25 PM
Rarely do I get them from my boyfriend. Every now and then he'll tell me I look pretty, but he NEVER compliments me on my weight loss or physical achievements. He will only if someone else does first. I don't think he wants me to loss weight because of HIS insecurities. That being said Yesterday we had a bunch of newbies @ my GYM and after I did my workout, they started asking me what I do, and if it's worked, about my goals, what drives me and whatnot...I felt like I was being interviewed, and like I was a superstar or something. It made me feel awesome. So many peeps there, the regulars & the newbies act like I am so amazing, and I don't see it, but ****, I'll go with it, lol! I feel like I struggle along sometimes, but I guess I have inspired some peeps I dunno.

yoyonomoreinvegas
07-22-2008, 04:30 PM
A couple.

DH actually now comments that he hopes I don't get too thin :dizzy:
But I think the one that makes it really sink in that my plan is working is that people are actually starting to ask for my advice on their eating and exercise programs - yes, me, the very same me who 6 months ago was Miss nutritionally clueless blob person :D