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When Somebody Notices.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I was in the coffee shop yesterday and saw a friend whom I haven't seen for quite awhile. She said to me, "Wow, you look fit." Nobody has given me a compliment lately, and I have been wondering how I was doing, considering that I am doing a "stay off the scale for 10 days" challenge.

That made my day. Most of my friends see me more frequently, and I'm sure my slow weight loss has not been noticeable. Should I need to hear words like that? I should be more confident in myself to know that I can and will succeed. But it sure didn't hurt to hear it.

Only one more day of staying off the scale, and I will find if I lost weight in the 10 days. Oh, I know it's not all about the weight. Gotta use those muscles with weights, stretch, and do some aerobic work to firm it up.

I notice that by avoiding the scale, I am concentrating on my actions and not the numbers on the scale. I am starting to care much less about weighing myself. (I even did in the middle of the night when I used the bathroom.)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPINBIKERCHICK 7/29/2010 12:00PM


FABULOUS!!!! You have a lot to be proud about.


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SIRIRADHA 7/29/2010 8:52AM

    Congratulations! You earned it!

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NEDYFAY 7/28/2010 2:26AM

    The effect of a well-placed compliment has on us is amazing. I am really sad that none of my friends have volunteered a compliment on my weight-loss (and it's 44 Ibs; it has to be noticeable!). Odd! Cherish the compliment, and remember to pass it on!

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KOSHIE1 7/27/2010 5:07PM

    Isn't it simply AMAZING what power words have?
Pass it forward!
Next, prepare for yourself the words you will say when you next visit your scale.



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RUSSELLORAMA 7/27/2010 5:04PM

    emoticon It's so great to hear compliments like that!

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