Do you need to hear compliments to validate your WL journey?
And if so, how do you react to compliments?
I used to dissect compliments.
When someone would say, "you look good", I would immediate think .. do I usually NOT look good?
If the compliment is a statement about losing weight, I would immediately do a quick calculation on how much weight loss it took for someone to notice.
But something is different this time.. I am about 50 lbs down now (need to update the ticker) and I am not really getting those flurry of compliments, and I am kind of OK with that.
In some way (deep down inside), I don't want people to notice it. I think part of this is because I don't want anyone to ask me how I am doing it. I am not a good liar. You can always tell if I am lying because I tend to stutter. It is a dead give away.
In the past, I would proclaim, I am on WW, or working with a trainer, or what ever flavor of weight loss I was trying that time.
I think the slow boat of compliments is because I am losing slower, and it is more of a transformation than a jolt in appearance.. I definitely do not have a gaunt look, my skin is keeping up with the WL. I am pretty happy about that. I do moisturize every day.
I have a very regimented skin care program, I hope my success is credited to my persistence, but who knows, it could be good genes too!.
My NSV today happened at the hair salon. As I was "processing" what a word for hair color.. I glanced at the full length mirror they have you sit in front of as you process. My eyes caught a glance of a set of legs and I did a double take.. who owned those legs, and then I realized they were MINE!!.
My legs looked normal, not like two logs connected to my thighs.. I found myself glancing at them as I paged through my magazine. I came to the conclusion today, I am happy with my legs from the knees down.
How's that for body image acceptance!