Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    WATERMELLEN   98,683
80,000-99,999 SparkPoints

"You look so tiny . . ."

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Ran into two old friends in two different locations while I was carrying out my Saturday routines (at the gym, then picking up some geraniums and nasturtiums at the nursery) neither of whom I'd seen for a very long time . . .

And each of them said, quite spontaneously, "You look so tiny!"

Tiny? I'm 5'9" tall! I've got size 9 or 10 feet!! I'm wearing a size 8 (which is a medium) or an occasional generous 6 (vanity sizing!)

Tiny I am not!!

But have to say, it made me feel good to discover that I'm looking noticeably slimmer!!

Thanks, Spark Friends, for the support. I've been keeping my weight steady at 138-140 for the last three weeks at least. Beck is working for me in helping me find that lowest sustainable weight!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JENN03275 6/6/2011 9:45PM

    That is great!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PUDLECRAZY 6/6/2011 8:45PM

    Hey, Tiny, you are doing great! What is it with people and their perceptions? People think I'm tall at 5'3" and you are tiny at 5'9"??? I think they meant you are thin. Well, what you are is awesome!

Report Inappropriate Comment
IGSBETH 6/6/2011 3:55PM


Report Inappropriate Comment

    That is awesome!

Report Inappropriate Comment
IMAGINE_IT 6/6/2011 1:45PM

    Enjoy the compliment are a Size 8..and that is 'tiny' in my book matter what Height you a big emoticon and continued success on maintaining..your tiny lil' bitty size emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FROSTIERACES 6/6/2011 1:25PM

    Yep I know this all too well...I will never be "tiny" either. Slenderella's comment made me laugh..Slim is good! hehe ...You're doing wonderful btw! Speaking of sizes...I went to the mall...stopped in at Ann Klein to look at their dresses. They had a bunch of dresses on clearance, and a few that were super cute were sized as Petite. Their size 8 and size 6 petites fit me...I was so could I ever fit into anything that small. But then, it dawned on me that they were probably a manufacturers defect and that was why they were on clearance!! :) Regardless...there hangs a size 6 petite dress in my closet!

Congratulations on your progress and getting to the weight you feel comfy at! It seems to me after my being gone from Spark for a couple months, the word that strikes me here is CONSISTENCY!'ve mastered that Ellen. You've been beautifully consistent with your goals and Beck. I'm really proud of you and happy for you too! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PHEBESS 6/6/2011 11:35AM

    Absolutely fabulous!!!!!!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BARBIETEC 6/6/2011 7:07AM

    It is so much fun to get compliments!!!! Enjoy it you tiny little thing heheheh :)

You rock!

Report Inappropriate Comment
IRONGRANNIE 6/6/2011 4:08AM

    "Tiny"? No, don't hear that much at our height but they meant in circumference of course, not vertically! Nice one!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEWKAREN43 6/5/2011 9:17PM

    "Tiny" is a wonderful compliment for a woman who is 5'9"! I always say the 5'9" was the perfect height, I just 'forgot' to stop growing until I hit 6'. I would imagine you look lovely at 5'9" in a size 8. Kudos to you! Blessings on this journey! Karen

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRAVELGRRL 6/5/2011 9:00PM

    I'm so proud for you!! That was an awesome compliment, and the fact that it was spontaneous is even better!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CARRAND 6/5/2011 1:05PM

    You sound like a perfect size to me.


Report Inappropriate Comment
FLOWINGWATER 6/5/2011 12:24PM

    Sure is great to hear, isn't it? I have the same reaction, when people say that to me, being a tall girl myself. "Tiny" is for those petite girls!

Hmm...must see about this "Beck" thing...though I think I'm at a weight I'm happy with, I'm curious...

Congrats on the compliments!!! It's great to run into old friends knowing you're looking F.I.N.E., and having them notice too!!!

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLENDERELLA61 6/5/2011 12:16PM

    If "Tiny Ellen" doesn't suit you, why don't you try, "Slim"? I think you qualify and slim and tall go well together. Slim Ellen or just Slim? I think just Slim makes a great nickname.

Have a great day, Slim!! You deserve it. Congrats on all your accomplishments. Your hard work has paid off. Here's to years and years of fluctuating in a very narrow range right where you are!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FRACTALMYTH 6/5/2011 11:47AM

    Woooohoooooo! :D

Report Inappropriate Comment
BNSUHAS 6/5/2011 10:51AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNACFIT 6/5/2011 9:42AM

    Congrats on the compliments!!

A friend from the ball tournament told me I was looking good yesterday so I told her about Spark People :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRYINGHARD1948 6/5/2011 7:07AM

    You are awesome, never mind this tiny business. At 140, you are probably in the middle of what is deemed a healthy weight, in Australia, at least. Which makes you just perfect.

Report Inappropriate Comment
P0KERS0PH 6/5/2011 5:36AM

    Thats great! I bet it made you feel on top of the world!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JIBBIE49 6/5/2011 12:10AM

    I love "The BECK DIET SOLUTION." I recommend it to everyone.

My DD is 20 and she's 5'9" and 145# and does the p90X work out so she has a lot of muscle. But she looks "slim" being that tall. I am only 5'4" so I am happy she took after her father's relatives and is tall. She buys pants that all fit and never have to be "shortened."

Report Inappropriate Comment
ERIKO1908 6/4/2011 11:42PM

    I love how you are starting the maintenance stage!! This really gives me hope!! Isn't it wonderful when friends notice the results of all the hard work we put in? Keep up on all you are doing - it is really working for you!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATKITA 6/4/2011 11:07PM

    I must say, for 5'9", I think a size 8 absolutely IS tiny!!!!! Seriously girl, celebrate that!!!! :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
TEENY_BIKINI 6/4/2011 10:44PM

    You better go on with your bad self!!! You rock!

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BRIGHTSPARK7 6/4/2011 10:30PM

    You're looking and feeling healthy! SO great that you've found your lowest sustainable weight.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PENNYAN45 6/4/2011 10:24PM

    YES!!! SUCCESS!!!

emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SERENE_ME 6/4/2011 10:00PM

    Wow - great work Ellen! You've done so well and are so inspiring to so many. How great you must feel!

Report Inappropriate Comment
VENISEW1 6/4/2011 9:55PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHANLSURFR 6/4/2011 9:37PM

    Awesome work. Keep it up!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOLAJASPER 6/4/2011 9:32PM

    I bet that felt wonderful!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

Other Entries by WATERMELLEN