Saturday, September 05, 2009
Have you lost weight?
It's funny how this question, depending on the tone it's said in, can make you feel so different: elated, or speechless.
Yesterday I went to my favourite makeup counter to pick up a new nail polish, and the lovely Counter Manager asked me "Have you lost weight?". She said it in a surprised tone. Her question was almost rhetorical, actually meaning "I can see that you've lost weight. WOW!"
This is how I like this question to be asked, because it leaves me happy, pleased that someone has noticed, and glad that my efforts have shown results.
Today on the other hand, I met with a friend that I hadn't seen since April (kinda had a fall-out with her, but that's another story) and she knows I'm on this Spark diet.
We met to check out this little recycling shop in our neighborhood, and on our way home, we stopped at the supermarket to get some groceries. As usual, I started reading nutrition labels, and she asked me " Are you still on that diet". I answered "yes". Then she said: "And, have you lost weight?". She was actually asking, wondering, if I had had any results!!!
I was speechless, and I think I stared at her, blankly, for at least 30 seconds.
I couldn't believe that she, a woman who notices EVERYTHING, didn't see the difference. I lost 22 pounds, for Pete's sake!!
When she saw my confused, blank expression, she tried to make up for it, but it was too late, the damage was done (LOL).
I sincerely hope that the next time someone asks me if I've lost weight, it's in the "WOW! Great job!" tone. I honestly don't want to experience today's feelings again.