Saturday, February 09, 2013
Yep, it happened yesterday about 11:45 a.m. I was going through my usual paces at work when I was stopped by a co-worker who announced "You're losing weight." Since I never share my weight loss journey with anyone but Sparkers this unsolicited observation by someone I see every day was like music to my ears. Did I dive enthusiastically into the particulars about my regimen with this woman? Hell no! I acted like she accused me of having an affair with my boss and I denied, denied, denied. She was a persisted little bugger, though, and I had to come clean and admit that well, yes, I have taken off a few pounds. Then we had a good laugh about it when I told her she was my new best friend for noticing. Having been through the ups and downs of weight loss more times than I care to remember, I'm going to reminisce a bit about some of my favorite off the cuff compliments.
"Every time I see you, I see less of you." (from a neighbor)
"Your shadow is shrinking." (from a nephew)
"I'm here with my new girlfriend" (my husband to a friend on the phone)
"*Bob* will never tell you this because he doesn't want to embarrass you but he thinks you look amazing." (a friend reporting on her husband)
"I never saw you eat when you were heavy. I've seen you do nothing but eat for the last 3 months and every day you're skinnier. What's THAT about?" (from my old boss. Also proof that eating is a good thing!)
Have a Sparktacular Weekend!