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Old 06-18-2013, 04:16 PM   #31
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I like it when people notice but it is FAT & INCHES I'm happy to be losing and that is what people notice.

I really don't care about scale weight.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:58 PM   #32
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I have had co-workers and some family members mention my weight loss. No one knows I am eating low carb except for my mother and sister. I do not mind if people mention my weight loss, but even after they do, I do not share that I am dieting. I knew a girl a few years back I was in school with. She lost at least 50lbs over the school year. Another student at the end of the year mentioned her weight loss to her and she took offense to it. I was surprised. For me if someone mentions my weight loss it makes me feel good and want to keep going. I guess to each their own.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:13 PM   #33
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I don't mind if people say I look good but I'd rather them not comment on my weight(loss).

I agree Sadie! Lets see what someone would say if they were told they were ugly LOL
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:30 PM   #34
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I always go out of my way to let people know when they look great. Especially the ladies! Not always weight related just "Wow, whatever you're doing keep it up. You look fantastic!"
Me, too! I kinda think that even if someone managed to take offense, if it was a genuinely good-natured comment it will feel good. Very few people have mentioned my loss but when they do its always nice.

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Someone told me recently, "Oh You've lost more weight, cause I can see it in your face" ...Not a nice compliment
For real??? People tell me that all the time and I thought it was nice and it's true. I have some pretty good sized cheeks when I get heavy and i do lose them and look different. Better, actually. What is it that is mean about that that I didn't realize??? I'm bracing myself...

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I just take whatever weight related comments I get with the best possible intentions in mind. I always assume, no matter how clumsy or blunt, that anyone who knows or cares about me means to pay a compliment (otherwise why would they waste their time?). It may not be true of all of them, but it certainly makes me happier to think that!
I agree! I have gotten some clumsy compliments, but I have no doubt that those people meant well.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:10 AM   #35
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Trigger..... my brother, who I "think" is heavier than I am said "you look like your getting fatter" to me, when I was 40 pounds down. And he wasn't joking, so I said, "Maybe, but you used to be the "skinny" brother."
zinger lol

it has to be the smaller sized clothes. when clothes are baggy you got that look of losing, but when those clothes are tighter again they give that illusion of you not losing. only thing I can think of
when you drop alot more weight and are near goal, boy do you have alot of ammo to come back at him
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:08 AM   #36
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I love it when people notice and make comments. And I always tell people when I notice they've lost weight.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:40 AM   #37
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If I've noticed weight loss, I say simply, "You look great." No matter how touchy someone may or may not be about weight issues, you can never go wrong with that.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:55 AM   #38
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I usually appreciate the compliment. I don't like it when they go on and on about how bad I looked before. There is this one lady I work with that goes on and on about it.

Once she made the comment that I was dressing so much better. We have to dress professionally for work and I always have. I said that I thought I always dressed nice. Even one of the guys who heard it said, "Yes you do". Then she goes on say that she thinks it is because I was so much bigger before and being thinner made my clothes look better. I was a little offended. I shop at the same stores I shopped at before. I just don't shop on the plus side anymore. I don't feel that being thinner makes me look any more professional.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:00 AM   #39
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I think it would be weird for someone to say absolutely nothing if you have lost a large amount of weight. Most women are trying to lose weight, even if just a few vanity pounds, so the have you lost weight? compliment seems pretty safe and pretty much tends to elicit a smile and a thank you in my experience.

I mean if someone is sick and not feeling well, then they are obviously not trying to lose weight. But, I only comment on weight stuff with people I know well so I would know if they were having health issues.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:04 AM   #40
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If I've noticed weight loss, I say simply, "You look great." No matter how touchy someone may or may not be about weight issues, you can never go wrong with that.
I prefer that too. Who doesn't love being told they look great?

And if they want to talk about their weight loss it's a perfect opening to say, "Thanks. I've lost some weight and I feel great too."

(If not, just "thanks" is perfectly fine.)
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:47 AM   #41
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I don't like anyone to start a conversation with me about my weight, good or bad. It just reminds me of how fat I used to be and I figure if they are impressed now, they must have been very unimpressed before. These convos usually result in them asking me how much weight I have lost and that's not something I want to discuss either. When you have 100+ pounds to lose, it's mortifying for people to do the math and realize how much you weigh or used to weigh. I've fought weight issues all my life, so I guess I have issues. LOL
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:38 AM   #42
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I'd lost 30lbs before ANYONE aside from my husband said anything. Round about 20 I was almost feeling insulted that nobody had noticed! haha!

Now I'm at 47lbs, I've went from a size 22 to a 12, and I LOVE the compliments. I would have never have thought I was vain, or compliment seeking, but in all honesty, it's wonderful, and helps keep me on track. Any time I look longingly at some garbage I don't really need/won't make me feel good, I think how good it feels to feel better and get compliments (not to mention getting healthy and strong).
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:24 PM   #43
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I don't like anyone to start a conversation with me about my weight, good or bad. It just reminds me of how fat I used to be and I figure if they are impressed now, they must have been very unimpressed before. These convos usually result in them asking me how much weight I have lost and that's not something I want to discuss either. When you have 100+ pounds to lose, it's mortifying for people to do the math and realize how much you weigh or used to weigh. I've fought weight issues all my life, so I guess I have issues. LOL
When people ask how much just reply with a smile and say "a little" "a lot" "some" "it's not about the scale" or something similar.

Just don't discuss the numbers and if they insist tell them it is not about a number on the scale.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:00 PM   #44
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When people ask how much just reply with a smile and say "a little" "a lot" "some" "it's not about the scale" or something similar.

Just don't discuss the numbers and if they insist tell them it is not about a number on the scale.
Or you could just give them "the look."
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:17 PM   #45
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But most people will be confused by that because they mistakenly believe everyone should want to share this kind of info with them.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:32 PM   #46
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This thread just reminds me of how different/private we are about personal details. Asking me about my weight loss is akin to asking a Grandma if she would be put out by providing pictures/details of her grandkids.

Most who know me well are too smart to go down that path. I will tell them how much I've lost and the health benefits I have recieved. Why I eat the way I do....yadaa, yadaa. *yawn*
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:10 PM   #47
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I'm so happy to share my details I would post it on the internet...
Oh wait - I do.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:13 PM   #48
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:27 PM   #49
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:24 PM   #50
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At this point I'd love for someone at work to say something. I'm down just over 50 pounds, and no one (except one buddy of mine) has said a word.

We're a pretty ruthless bunch at work, and we're all really hard on each other. Praise is scarce, and we all usually get our jollies watching other people 'get tubed', so praise and compliments are not really expected.

Also playing into it, is that im doing LC and pretty much everyone flips me tons of grief over how much red meat/bacon/butter/CO Oil I use and how I'm killing myself. Acknowledging that I've lost 50+ pounds would be like them slamming their own head in the door and that simply wont happen.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:13 AM   #51
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I would rather not have people comment on my weight. Two of the most awkward times stand out in my mind.

An extremely athletic acquaintance who happens to be an Olympic medalist kept asking me how much weight I had lost. I simply wasn't going to answer that, because it sounded to me like she was asking, "Just exactly how fat were you?" I just repeated that I wasn't sure, I didn't weigh myself, etc."

The other incident was an acquaintance I hadn't seen in a few years who exclaimed, "you're half your size!" This was ridiculous. I certainly didn't lose anywhere near half my original weight. The other women who was there at the time had never met me before, and I'm sure she was picturing me twice as big, which I didn't appreciate.

I really don't need personal comments about my weight.
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