Thursday, June 24, 2010

Everyone loves a compliment!

So let's talk about them in this week's


Seriously... how good does it feel when someone gives you a compliment?
"Your hair looks great"!
"I love your shoes, where can I get some"? 
"Your children are gorgeous, you must be so proud".

You know what feels even better than that?

When someone notices your weight loss!

A compliment about your weight loss can be all the motivation that you need to push a little harder and say NO to the maccas drive through on the way home.

A compliment can give you the determination to keep going.

A compliment can give you that important boost to your self esteem and can be the starting off point to you giving yourself a compliment.

This week I have had 2 people notice my weight loss AND it's only Thursday :-)

The first person was a work collegue who had not seen me in 2 weeks and said "Look how much weight you are losing! You are just looking fabulous!"

The second person was my gorgeous man. I often think it is harder for people who see us every day to notice weight loss as the change happens so gradually but he told me that I am looking fabulous and that my legs were getting smaller and he was really noticing when he cuddles me.

I have written these compliments down as they mean a lot to me.

But more importantly I am going to give myself a compliment this week for the first time in a long time.

"I am so proud that am starting to fit into clothes that I never thought would fit me again. I am feeling so much healthier and the hard work I have been putting in is making me feel comfortable to step outside the house without being restricted by plus size clothing that is way to tight."


I hope that everyone else can give themselves a compliment this week.
Go on, you deserve it!



4 comments:

  1. Ali! You are doing a great job! I agree it is always Very nice to hear a compliment. It is really nice to hear it from someone you do see everyday cause it is harder for them to notice. i can't wait till someone says it to me! LOL. Keep up the good work!

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  2. You're so right! It's validation of our little successes. Congrats on your progress!

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  3. Ali, this post rocks.

    Well done.

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  4. It's really nice to hear a compliment isn't it?

    You're doing great.... fitting into clothes better is always a wonderful boost... sometimes it doesn't matter whether there are compliments from other people

    I found myself looking into the mirror the other day with a fitted top and trousers on and said to myself Oooh you're looking good....

    I had never...never... thought that about myself before...! After I realised what I'd just told myself, then picked myself up off the floor I went around that day with a huge grin on my face :)

    Who needs good health when your mind can feel so happy eh? hehe

    G xxx
    (http://journeywithslimmingworld.blogspot.com/)

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