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The WOW Factor

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

This weekend I saw a friend who I haven't seen in a few months. When he saw me, he gave me a WOW! You know the one-the you look really good-WOW. I was surprised because he had seen me since most of the people there had. I expected it from them, but it was more gratifying from him. (I also got one Dang girl! from a female friend. emoticon )
I have been pondering the difference between July and now. Weight wise it is only 10 pounds. The biggest difference is my grooming.
In July, I was still wearing clothing that didn't really fit. Everything was too big including bra and undies. Over the summer I cleared out all of the clothes that no longer fit. I have clothing that fits in colors that I love. With pretty clothing, I take time to do my makeup and nails. My bangs are curly and my gray is covered.
I think the biggest part of the WOW factor is that I feel pretty. Feeling pretty makes me happy and happiness is the best beauty treatment of all.

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JUDY106 10/12/2012 9:44PM

    Glad you got all that up lifting praise. You deserved it. you are right when we start treating yourself good other people start giving us that second look and see a change in us not only in weight but in other areas. I am glad you are aware of this and can keep it up. People are asking me if I lost more weight and it is really from buying clothes that really fit and firming up my body. I am happy for you. (HUGS) Judy

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SUKIE40 10/12/2012 2:26PM

    That is great girl! It is amazing that how we feel inside really does reflect the outside. This journey is just not about losing the weight but feeling better about ourselves and taking pride in our appearance. I am glad your friends recognized the change in you.

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PEBBLES706 10/11/2012 10:50PM

    Woooooo Hoooooo good for you Buddy! That's great. I'm so happy for you. You can't see me but I'm doing the happy dance for you.

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UP2ME_CC 10/11/2012 10:27PM

    emoticon work that sass factor. emoticon

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YESCURLYCAN 10/10/2012 8:30PM

  emoticon emoticon It is always so great to get a WOW! The clothes definitely are an enhancer. I think a lot of us stay in the same clothes for awhile and then when we do buy something, it shows our progress and reflects our raised self esteem. We know that clothes options increase the smaller we get, hence the prettier clothes. You are making it happen! emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 10/10/2012 5:43PM

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What great feedback for the progress you've been making. (And, yes, caring more for our appearance - not just the weight loss - is an important part of our progress!)

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LORRAINE10141 10/10/2012 5:22PM

    Sounds great! emoticon

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PLATINUM755 10/10/2012 3:34PM

    There's no light brighter than the one that shines from within. emoticon emoticon

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DATMAMA4 10/10/2012 3:15PM

    Feeling pretty DOES make all the difference! I can't believe how different I began to feel when I started wearing clothes that fit better.

Another thing was wearing clothes I actually liked, rather than defaulting to whatever was in the closet that fit. I'd kept a lot of clothes that were given to me -- that I didn't even really like -- simply because they fit. Now I like everything I wear, and that translates into feeling more confident in my appearance.

Enjoy those WOW moments whenever you get them! You've earned them!

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NIKKICOLE83 10/10/2012 2:52PM

    Feeling pretty makes all the difference. You start to see your body differently and begin to notice the beauty that has been there all along. I have definitely been putting more effort into what i wear and dress more conscious of my curves. Good for you!

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PICKIE98 10/10/2012 2:50PM

    How cool is that? You are exactly right!! Keep it up!!

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