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30 pounds is the magic number

Thursday, October 25, 2012

So I've been walking around feeling thinner, with looser clothes, for a couple months now. But no one really said anything. I was a bit disappointed I must say. I mean, hey, I look much better don't I? If I told people I lost weight they would say "yeah, I thought you looked thinner" or "oh yeah, you look really good". But I didn't get the comment unless we were talking about dieting. Then yesterday.......a woman at worked called to me to make me stop in the hallway and said "you look really good. I can tell you've really lost weight. How are you doing it?" HE HE HE! I wanted to hug her and kiss her and tell her she completely made my day! I guess it takes about 30 pounds, or about 13% of your body weight for people to really notice.

On a related topic: I went to the amusement park for Halloween last weekend with JeffAllen and my teenage daughter and her friend. We were waiting to go in and I said that I was happy I lost weight so it would be easier to walk around, run away from monsters, and get on the rides. My little darling said "Yeah Mom, I can really notice a big difference now. I'm really proud of you." I had to kiss her and thank her for being so sweet!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FAITHHOPELOVE17 10/27/2012 3:52PM

    Just read this after i commented on your main page... anyhow... I just have to repeat... Yeah for you! I am sincerely proud of you. It really takes a lot of commitment to watch what you eat... how much you eat... the whole exercise thing:)) etc... You are doing a fantastic job! So glad someone noticed ! Blessings and lots of smiles! Thanks for inspiring me! - Kelly

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JEFFALLEN70 10/27/2012 10:12AM

    It is gratifying when others notice, and it feels so good. But I know you've noticed, and I know how much better you feel.

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ADIOSALL 10/26/2012 6:29AM

    emoticon emoticon No one has said anything to me either and I've lost over 50 lbs. Except my husband. He calls me "Skinny"!

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2BEHEALTHYRME 10/25/2012 1:26PM

    Oh, out of the mouths of babes! Our loved one's praise means so much!!!

Glad to hear your getting some encouraging feedback. I think sometimes people might be hesitant to say something because you never know what the situation is. I've been there and thought, what if they are sick or something else is making them loose wieght? I dont want to offend them.

But I too love to hear someone say, "hey! you look like your loosing weight!!!"

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