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Old 07-18-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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Who was the first one to really notice you were losing weight?

I believe I have said here before that someone may have said they have noticed I am losing weight..... LOL, or maybe not, because maybe nobody did. But this morning I took my daughters to their dentist appointment, and the dental hygienist / receptionist DEFINITELY noticed. We go back so long that I guess she felt she could say this to me, and I was fine with it.... in fact, more than fine with it.... She said "You're looking good. I can see for sure in your face that you're losing weight. No more double chin!"

OK, that might upset some people, but not me. I was thrilled to have someone finally, definitely, notice and say something. It made my day, for sure.

And she is right on.... the ONE PLACE on my body that I can see the difference finally, is my face.
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:16 PM   #2
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My neighbor was the first to notice a few months ago, but a few people have said something lately.

My doctor has said something on both my latest visits. Yesterday she said I was looking much thinner. A bit of an exaggeration, but nice to hear it's becoming noticeable.

One of my closest friends said she sees it a few days ago, which was one of the best boosts. She sees me all the time, and it isn't easy to see when you see someone that often, plus, she's really blunt and wouldn't say it if she didn't mean it.
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
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The little neighbor girl said "huccum you aren't so fat anymore"

from the mouths of babes............
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:59 PM   #4
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My husband...when he put his arms around me and said, "Hmmm...there's less of you."
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:20 PM   #5
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No one has said anything to me except Husband, but am still wearing my now baggy capris and 2XLT men's t-shirts so weight loss is baggy clothes covered up still. Husband had to buy a size smaller jean shorts last week as he was constantly "hitching" his old ones up. But I am the only one who has said "Looking slimmer, hon!"

Fun to read everyone's answers.

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Old 07-18-2013, 03:34 PM   #6
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:40 PM   #7
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I honestly don't remember who it was...

I DO recall that it took a lot longer than I thought it should for someone to say something. I felt like throwing a party when someone finally mentioned it.

Now I get comments like, "You're still losing weight, aren't you? I can tell."
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:44 PM   #8
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I DO recall that it took a lot longer than I thought it should for someone to say something. I felt like throwing a party when someone finally mentioned it.

Ditto! Six months and 40 lbs later, TODAY was the first time anyone said anything.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:06 PM   #9
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Ditto! Six months and 40 lbs later, TODAY was the first time anyone said anything.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #10
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Ditto! Six months and 40 lbs later, TODAY was the first time anyone said anything.
Congratulations!!


The bigger we are, the longer it takes, unfortunately. Also, it yours still dressing in your big clothes, it's harder to see the differences in our shape.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:22 PM   #11
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NTOMBI and DiamondDeb thanks for the congratulations. The best thing was the first to notice was my EX !!!!! It felt awwwwesome. I was cheesing from ear to ear.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:07 PM   #12
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I honestly don't remember who it was...

I DO recall that it took a lot longer than I thought it should for someone to say something. I felt like throwing a party when someone finally mentioned it.

Now I get comments like, "You're still losing weight, aren't you? I can tell."
Yeah, I've been getting comments for years now. I don't remember who was first, but probably a church friend. I've gotten a few in the past week though - a church friend I don't see that often, my mom over Skype, and my dad and stepmom over FaceTime. All said I looked great/much thinner. So even though its been a multiple year process, apparently I just hit another spot where it's glaringly obvious to people
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #13
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I started Atkins back in April. It took exactly 28 days from the day I started Atkins for someone to notice. It was a co-worker and she asked me if I was sick. hehe. I told her "No, Not sick, I'm trying to lose some weight." Her response, "well, it's working. Keep it up!"

I've said it before, and will continue to say it; the scale could say I lost 10lbs in one week, but NOTHING compares to the feeling you get when someone pulls you aside and compliments you on the smaller/slimmer/leaner you! One of the best feelings in the world... just my humble opinion.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:21 PM   #14
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The little neighbor girl said "huccum you aren't so fat anymore"

from the mouths of babes............

LOL, That's terrific! Thank you for sharing that with us!!!


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My husband...when he put his arms around me and said, "Hmmm...there's less of you."

Well... I don't know if that comment deserves a kiss, a slap, or a combination of the two. LOL


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No one has said anything to me yet.
Hang in there, they will. Every week I'm noticing little changes about myself-- calf muscles are getting toned, stomach not so flabby, stretch marks receding/not as visible. Just takes a little time.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:50 PM   #15
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A couple of my close friends said that they could tell; especially in my face. :-) earlier this week!
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This thread caused me to think about possible future comments... Not that I look forward to compliments or anything...

My brother & SIL were here for a visit January 11. I have lost a lot of fat & inches since then. They just let us know they will be coming for the weekend of September 20th. That is 9 weeks from now. It will have been over 8 months from the last time they saw me! There is going to be a big difference in how I look!
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:08 PM   #17
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Nobody so far...I lost 16 pounds give and take and not a single comment
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:10 PM   #18
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Nobody so far...I lost 16 pounds give and take and not a single comment
PHD, and you know I like you.... we started at about the same.... it took about 60 pounds to get that first compliment..... at least for me.... keep your head up....
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:28 PM   #19
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It wasn't until I had lost over 25 pounds and it was a waitress who I hadn't seen since I started low carb and who I have known for years. She came to the table and said wow you look great. It looks like you've lost a lot of weight. As she was walking away she stopped, came back to the table and asked me real quietly "It's a good thing, right?". And I said its a very good thing.

That made my day.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #20
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I finally started up Low carb again when I was gaining weight..even though I know it was only water but I was pushing a new decade of numbers I hadn't seen in years even though it was only 6 pounds or so. I've always managed to stay under that number and was bloated that much for about a week before I had enough.

Lost 13 pounds since then, the lowest I've been in over a year. I estimate that only 5 or 6 was actual fat. My mother noticed and she sees me often. It kind of bugged me though.. like just that 13lbs was making me THAT huge? My half blind grandmother also noticed..but I think she's just not used to seeing me in stretchy type jeans which I don't wear often. I've only been wearing them again because they're big/loose which makes them comfortable.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #21
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Nobody so far...I lost 16 pounds give and take and not a single comment
Sixteen pounds is an accomplishment, but when you're as big as we are, it takes more to notice. Think of a roll of paper towels. When you take one sheet off a large roll, it doesn't make a noticeable dent, but the smaller the roll, the more of a difference once sheet makes. At around 300 pounds, it takes a lot of pounds to make a visible dent, just like it takes more to move down a size. I know it's frustrating, but you'll get there.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:58 PM   #22
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Hubby was first to notice the boobies were going. My co-worker Natalie noticed at about 20# gone, in my face and neck.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:25 PM   #23
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My mum. I usually wear baggy clothes so when I wear form fitting clothes, I get the compliments. Today a guy at work told me"hey, you have lost a lot of weight. I can tell in your face. You look a lot better than when you're (here is when he blew out his cheeks)" good thing I'm thick skinned.
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Well... I don't know if that comment deserves a kiss, a slap, or a combination of the two. LOL
Definitely a kiss. The man has *never* commented on my weight, even when I gained 110 pounds after we married. So I took it as an observation than he can pull me closer rather than a "you're not so fat".
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I DO recall that it took a lot longer than I thought it should for someone to say something. I felt like throwing a party when someone finally mentioned it.
That's how I felt too!! I think I was 30 in when I got the first comment (that wasn't from my husband). A mom at my son's school, who is skinny, fit and gorgeous commented and it seems like that just opened the door to everyone noticing.

I'm feeling good about myself for the first time in years, so, I am loving the compliments.
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PHD, and you know I like you.... we started at about the same.... it took about 60 pounds to get that first compliment..... at least for me.... keep your head up....
Oh I know...Thanks Garlic...In my line of work, I do not receive many "complimets" anyway
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Sixteen pounds is an accomplishment, but when you're as big as we are, it takes more to notice. Think of a roll of paper towels. When you take one sheet off a large roll, it doesn't make a noticeable dent, but the smaller the roll, the more of a difference once sheet makes. At around 300 pounds, it takes a lot of pounds to make a visible dent, just like it takes more to move down a size. I know it's frustrating, but you'll get there.
Thanks Ntombi...You are really kind...

At the end of the day, this is not about compliments; it is about health. But, once in a while, it is nice someone noticing.
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Thanks Ntombi...You are really kind...

At the end of the day, this is not about compliments; it is about health. But, once in a while, it is nice someone noticing.
I can't see your shape, but I can tell that your brain and your mindset about eating are quite fit.
Does that count?
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:49 AM   #29
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My family knew I was dieting so I won't include them, the first one to notice was my my sons best friend...too funny...then he told his mom who now brings me food every time I turn around cause she is worried I am not eating enough.
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