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Old 07-17-2006, 03:41 PM   #1
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Cool The Compliment Thread

I don't know about you, but when someone compliments me on my weight loss I want to scream it to everybody from the mountaintops. I'd like to take an opportunity to crow a little, to people who will understand how great these comments feel, and how validating they are to those of us (all of us?) who have a skewed body image and who don't see our own weight loss.

Last Friday, from a (male) coworker: "Have you lost weight? Congratulations!"
Last Friday, from my best friend's husband: "Hey, you look skinny!"
Last Saturday, from my step-mother and sister: "You're skinny!"

Skinny? I laughed. Not skinny, but a defined waist, perhaps.

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Old 07-17-2006, 03:48 PM   #2
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I havent really had any yet but I just wanted to compliment you on some of the awesone threads you have started recently - and this is another great one!
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:55 PM   #3
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Great thread!

My immediate coworkers all know about my weigh loss, but last week I was wearing a new shirt that looks particularly good, and one of my male coworkers stopped and said "It's really becoming obvious you've lost a lot of weight!"

I had to have a new ID taken at the gym, and the woman who took my picture said "You look great! You've lost a lot of weight"

And our friends last night, who are thinking they need to do something about their weight, told us multiple times how great hubby and I are looking!

97 pounds down and the compliments are coming fast and furious!
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Old 07-17-2006, 04:05 PM   #4
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My immediate coworkers all know about my weigh loss, but last week I was wearing a new shirt that looks particularly good, and one of my male coworkers stopped and said "It's really becoming obvious you've lost a lot of weight!"
See, sometimes I think it's all in the shirt. I get compliments more often when I wear something form-fitting, something OTHER than my Standard Fat Uniform, black pants and a tent-shirt that hangs down to my hips.

I believe there's something validating about repeating and sharing compliments ... repeating it over a few times helps us to internalize it, kind of like affirmations.
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Old 07-17-2006, 04:07 PM   #5
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I havent really had any yet but I just wanted to compliment you on some of the awesone threads you have started recently - and this is another great one!
Awww, thank you! I've been probably spending a lil' too much time here.
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Old 07-17-2006, 04:10 PM   #6
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I spend WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much time on here, I think I need to block this site when I am at work cuz I don't get any work done
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Old 07-17-2006, 04:58 PM   #7
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<<<also spends to much time here....lol

Every one keep asking me 'how much more you going to lose' and then tell me that I dont need to go any lower....
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:30 PM   #8
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I had a great one last summer. I had finally bought some "fitted" clothes. I was around a size 10, but I was wearing a cute pair of Eddie Bauer brown linen pants in a size 8 and a white, short sleeved shirt (button down) - very crisp looking. One of my co-workers told me I looked glamorous, like Audrey Hepburn. Me...glamorous...Audrey...three words I never thought would be in the same sentence.

I've received quite a few compliments about my weight loss...but that one was special. Definitely one to press into the mental memory book and pull out every now and then.
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:54 PM   #9
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One lady at the gym today told me she would kill for legs like mine.
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Old 07-17-2006, 06:07 PM   #10
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My son is 29 and the biggest "Sopranos" fan there is. Funny for a cop, isn't it?

So he told me the other day my face is "starting to remind him of Tony Soprano's wife". (Edie Falco).

I think that's a compliment...on one hand, he might be thinking my face is getting thinner & more defined, but on the other hand, he might be wishing he could lock me up for 20 years.
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:00 PM   #11
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My two favorites are the whistles I've gotten (from unknown sources in parking lots LOL), and the time my daughter looked at my picture and thought I was my scrawny (and I DO mean scrawny) cousin. I know I wasn't THAT thin, but close enough to be mistaken in a photo. LOL
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:21 PM   #12
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I caught a man looking down my shirt yesterday while I was putting gas in the gas can to mow the yard. Does this count?LOL
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A guy at work last week told me that I had done a lot to improve my appearance since I worked there. "You'll be on the cover of a magazine in three years." Of course my reaction was..."Three years?"
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Old 07-18-2006, 05:34 AM   #14
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My hubby told me yesterday morning that I'm looking better now (just turned 29) than I have since I was in my early 20's!! A few hours later he was coming home with a bouquet of flowers and a card! Either I'm doin somethin right or he's done somethin wrong...lol.

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These are great! And Lily, that absolutely counts!
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