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PhotoChick
12-10-2008, 01:25 PM
I'm travelling again - this time for fun instead of work (although I'm hoping to get some sellable photos out of this trip so I can write it off! :) ).

I'm standing in the security line and it happened for the first time. The officer glanced at my driver's license ... then looked again. Then held it up and looked at me. Then smiled and said "You've lost quite a bit of weight Ms. XXXXX. You look fantastic. Have a safe flight and a great day."

*thud*

I thanked her and smiled the entire rest of the way to the gate. I don't know why a random stranger's comment can make me feel so good, but it really made my morning. Maybe I'm in a good mood 'cause I'm about to spend 3 days with my sweetie, but this just sort of capped it all off.

:D

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alinnell
12-10-2008, 01:26 PM
Wow, that's quite the compliment! Congratulations!

Nixie
12-10-2008, 01:29 PM
I don't know why a random stranger's comment can make me feel so good, but it really made my morning. Maybe I'm in a good mood 'cause I'm about to spend 3 days with my sweetie, but this just sort of capped it all off.

:D

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Nice!! I think it's almost more of a compliment when someone who doesn't know you says something like that because they're not invested in the situation. They're not just being nice or trying to recognize your hard work or anything like that-- they're saying it because it's true!! Congrats :cp:


Lynnemarie
12-10-2008, 01:31 PM
:carrot: Just lost my first 20 lbs so far, long way to go, and can't wait for someone to NOTICE!! It's such a great feeling, good for you!!! have a wonderful trip, and so happy for you starting it out on such a positive note!:hug:

raw23
12-10-2008, 01:33 PM
Great job!!!

PhotoChick
12-10-2008, 01:33 PM
I think it's almost more of a compliment when someone who doesn't know you says something like that because they're not invested in the situation. I thnk that's true. My guy always tells me how great I look - but he's my guy. He's EXPECTED to do that. :lol:

But this woman - a complete stranger - obviously had to do a double take on my drivers license. So that was just cool. :)

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kelly315
12-10-2008, 01:34 PM
:D That must have been wonderful!
But you totally deserve it. ;)

inspired by you
12-10-2008, 01:50 PM
That is so awesome PC! You have worked very hard, you deserve the recognition, and didn't it feel GREAT!?!

mandalinn82
12-10-2008, 01:51 PM
Gosh, I DESPISE the random comments when someone checks my ID. I don't know, it just makes me really uncomfortable.

If you like it, though, get used to it! It happens more and more. I can't wait to get my new license with new photo.

Congrats on getting a compliment you enjoyed!

Newshinyme
12-10-2008, 01:53 PM
wow Photo! I can just see how good that must have felt. Just like Nixie said, I believe those un-biased comments have a bigger impact just because the lady was just stating the truth and nothing else :)

Have fun with your sweetie.

PhotoChick
12-10-2008, 02:01 PM
Gosh, I DESPISE the random comments when someone checks my ID. I don't know, it just makes me really uncomfortable.So funny - different perceptions! :) Comments don't bother me one way or another ... but I think it was the doubletake that really sort of drove it home. Like - I *really* don't look like my driver's license photo any more. :)

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mandalinn82
12-10-2008, 02:07 PM
I've been accused of using a fake ID. THAT was fun. I actually carry my passport now (more recent photo) in case that happens again.

My bank card is the WORST. Looks NOTHING like me.

kittycat40
12-10-2008, 02:10 PM
So that was just cool. :)

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VERY COOL :D

AngelMae
12-10-2008, 02:10 PM
Thats great!! Must have really made your day!! :)

Tomato
12-10-2008, 02:50 PM
That's so cool! I am over the moon when something like this happens.
Enjoy the time with your SO.

Beautiful Ace
12-10-2008, 02:53 PM
That's awesome... Compliments definitely have a way of making people all fuzzy inside!!

luvja
12-10-2008, 03:11 PM
Awwww :D
Have an amazing time with your honey!

Extasee58865
12-10-2008, 03:22 PM
Just saw this post Photochick & girl, you DESERVE IT! You have lost an amazing amount of weight and are an amazing person with a wealth of knowledge. You have worked hard at your own journey & helped countless others on theirs. YOU ROCK!

Sidheag
12-10-2008, 07:33 PM
That's so awesome! What a great feeling! And what a great way to go into spending time with someone you're into ;) Congrats!

JulieJ08
12-10-2008, 08:15 PM
How nice that she said it so nicely! Sometimes those things just come out ... wrong.

Congratulations. Sometimes it's just those unexpected, little things that make you smile and feel great.

I know I don't need to tell you to have fun on your trip :devil:

Michelle98272
12-10-2008, 10:16 PM
I've been accused of using a fake ID. THAT was fun. I actually carry my passport now (more recent photo) in case that happens again.

My bank card is the WORST. Looks NOTHING like me.

You can go to the DMV and get a new Drivers License even if it's not time to renew. You have to pay the fee of course and then pay again when it is time to renew.

Ookpik
12-10-2008, 10:18 PM
Awesome! Enjoy your trip!

choirgirlhotel
12-10-2008, 10:20 PM
Yeah, the pic on my Costco card is horrifying, and every single time I use it, the cashier takes two looks at it -- a couple of them have said "wow, you don't even look like that anymore". Yeah, THANK GOD! but yeah, it does make me slightly uncomfortable - it's like my dirty little secret - I was once 200 lb and here is the evidence.

Lori259
12-10-2008, 10:20 PM
TOTALLY AWESOME! 71 Lbs LOST IS SUPERIFFIC

Lori259
12-10-2008, 10:23 PM
I think when A stranger says something we feel more noticed~When family Or friends say it we Feel there just be comforting to us.FROM ONE STRANGER TO ANOTHER~I AM PROUD OF YOU!

mandalinn82
12-10-2008, 10:24 PM
LOL - I know! I was pending a move, and then there were all kinds of issues, and I only just NOW moved (we've been trying since FEBRUARY, and knew we'd be moving since more than a year ago), so I was waiting for the change of address. I'll be updating it soon!

Though I did try to change my picture on my bank card and they said NO. Even when I was already getting a new card reprinted. And showed them the old one! It looks NOTHING like me now, and people have accused me of stealing it.

butterflygurl
12-11-2008, 08:52 AM
Girl that's awesome! Congratulations....and thanks for the info on those 0 calorie sprays :)

Janis427
12-11-2008, 08:59 AM
Wow! That would of topped off my day too!! complimites from a stanger would rock my world!!

Shannon in ATL
12-11-2008, 11:20 AM
That is so cool!

You have a great trip! :)

purpleorc
12-11-2008, 11:29 AM
Congratulations on the comment. It is nice that someone took the time to pay a compliment in a busy working environment which needless to say made you feel on cloud 9.

Keep up the hard work and I am sure more compliments will be coming your way.