I have a new Best Friend

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ok not really, but for an instant today I did consider bumping a coworker up from casual acquaintance to my bestest friend forever. The lovely woman looked up from her desk as I was passing by and said those magic words : "You look like you've lost weight!" I expressed by gratitude in a non-gushing way externally, internally it was all cartwheels and fireworks.

She didn't stop with the just the one compliment though. She went on to say she could see it in my face and collarbones and my waist was looking so trim and... wait for butt looked smaller and firmer too! You can see why I was feelin' the love, right? We'll just bypass the thought that she looks at my bum often enough to notice such details...

I was totally floating back to my desk and just as thrilled as I can be. Yes, I've changed my food/exercise lifestyle for myself but it's awfully nice when someone else notices the effects too!

Validation is inversely proportional to motivation for me - a little can go pretty far :) I'm so excited to get to the gym tomorrow!
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    YAY Jess! I know that was awesome. And don't believe Paul, he DOES mean to sound perv! Just kidding Paul ;)
    3913 days ago
    Hate to sound the perve here, but do WE get to see the new Jess ass? emoticon emoticon
    3914 days ago
    Yippee !!

    That is the inward noise we make when we get the reward of the hard earned effort that is........... weight loss.

    I remember getting quite up my own backside when I had lost 30 lb and not a single word off anyone.............. boy was I getting hacked off !!

    But why?

    The weight loss was for me , not them, I did not realize at the time how my "irrational thoughts" were slowly killing my attempts to go furthe down the track.........

    and they did, I stopped, started to eat like an idiot again and put it all back on................. many times.

    When somebody has the good grace to comment on your "reflection", it is fantastic, dont get me wrong, I would get some comments, but it was always another wayout as well...... "nobody noticed so why bother?"

    Well this time it is for me, and you, and you , and you !!! stuff the tightwads, the people who give nice comments like crocodiles give cuddles, keep storming on to the goal that you have set, and then some more!!!!!!

    But it is nice to get a compliment !!

    So have WE all done our bit today ?

    Great blog, simple but very important, honestly.

    emoticon R
    3914 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/17/2009 4:07:06 AM
    Way to go. Its nice when people notice!!! emoticon
    3914 days ago
    You are right. For many, including myself, it is very rewarding when someone recognizes the hard work we have done.
    Congrats on doing so well. Keep up the good work! emoticon
    3914 days ago
    It's so much fun when others notice. Congrats that all your hard work is paying off!!
    3914 days ago
    What a great compliment! Keep up the great work!
    3914 days ago
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