Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Do you have trouble with positive comments? I do…
I find myself feeling strange when people say nice things about my weight. I know I should be happy running around telling everyone I lost 100 pounds. (I thought I would enjoy the positive comments much more than I have)
Since I have quite a few pounds to go I feel like I would be lying if I love the positive comments.
Don’t get me wrong I appreciate all the kind people that have supported me and made such wonderful comments about my weight loss. I just have a hard time dealing with all the positive attention. I was shy and less vocal, I got real used to hiding in the background and trying not to be noticed. Now as I have shrunk so much, it is hard to be invisible. More people notice me even people I do not know very well make such nice comments.
I thought I would share my feelings on positive comments in case others have similar experiences. We need to learn to embrace the positive comments and stop dwelling on the negative ones. I have trouble even knowing what to say when people compliment me. For the time being I say, “Thank you very much”.
When someone says something nice to you don’t be negative, don’t feel bad. Be happy you are looking good and people are noticing. Make sure you give yourself praise too! You may have a long road ahead but you are working toward that goal and that is good!