Maybe your husband just wanted to encourage you to keep moving toward your ultimate goal. He even might have withheld some of his praise for all you have accomplished
as he might have felt that it would discourage you from continuing. I so know the sting of how others perspective can impact but I would rather know the honest way that person sees than be coddled by flattery.
You know you have made progress and can be proud of that and the fact you are building a healthier lifestyle. Keep up the good work!