Monday, February 20, 2012

Being proud

It's hard to feel proud of losing weight on Optifast 900. It didn't feel like work. When I'm losing weight by making healthy food and exercising daily I'm very proud of myself, but this was different.

Add in the comments and compliments, and it gets a little complicated.

Comments that haven't been helpful? Being called "the incredible shrinking woman" when I'm already into the up-and-down, day-to-day struggle of maintenance. "Wow, you look great", comes with the silence that you're supposed to fill with an explanation.

It's worth knowing what your response is going to be. I started filling in the blanks with things like, "I'm doing this bat-shit crazy program..." Now I'm more likely to say thank you and try and move the conversation along.

But there is one compliment that I loved, and I'll be using it to appreciate others efforts. "You look like you've been working hard", came from a friend that I hadn't seen in over a year.

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