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A STUDENT noticed I've lost weight!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I teach middle school art. One of my students from last year (now in 8th grade) stopped by to say hi, on her way to her next class. The conversation went like this:

"Hi Ms. Schwartz."
"Hi Lisa, how are you."
"I'm fine, you got skinny!"
"Uh, yeah, I've been working on it."
"Okay, I've gotta go now, bye!"
"Bye Lisa."

Wow. None of my current students have said anything. I never know what they notice or not. And kids this age rarely say anything personal to a teacher - though I'm sure they spend half their time talking about us behind our backs.

And while I'm hardly skinny, I *have* gone from a size 20/22 to a 16. (Just bought size 16 shorts this weekend. Not 16W. Plain old 16.)

And while I've lost 45 lbs, I've been plateaued for months. Months.

But Lisa totally made my day!!!!!!!

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  • v KERRIGIRL
    oh phebess... that is fabulous! What a great thing to hear as we approach a new year!!
    3174 days ago
  • v TIME4JUDI
    WOW! That is very cool! I had the service manager where I bought my car notice my weight loss the other day - I had the same feeling - it is SO amazing! But for a middle school student to notice AND say something NICE is totally amazing! You go, girl!
    3175 days ago
  • v PHEBESS
    Thank you, Shampers! And I've found that men often notice something different, they just aren't sure what it is! So congrats on looking younger!
    3175 days ago
  • v PIGLETSMALL
    Congratulations on your weightloss. It's a lovely feeling when someone comments on it as well. Makes it all worthwhile. I work as a teaching assistant in a junior school (ages 7-11) and a male teacher turned around and said, 'What is it about you that makes you look younger just lately?' Okay not exactly a weight compliment but it was a compliment nonetheless. Losing weight is making me look younger. Though my husbands suspects it was our trip to Cyprus that did it. I went to Adonis baths, a small pool of water with a waterfall too. It's meant to make you look younger if you swim i it! LOL! Keep up the good work. Nice to meet you.
    3175 days ago
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