Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Naked Truth


There are some people who, no matter how much weight you lose or how good you look, never give you a compliment. Perhaps they are so self-absorbed they don’t notice you are slowly melting away. Maybe we remind them of their own dieting attempts and repeated failures so they ignore the thinner you. On the other hand, there are friends and family who think what you are doing is absolutely marvelous and praise you up and down. (Don’t you just love it?)

My mother thinks I am simply wonderful (of course) and with her poor eyesight might even think I am fashion model thin (ha ha!). My hairdresser, who asked me how I lost so much weight, wonders how I can survive without late night snacking. A teacher or two at school warned me not to lose too much weight (as if there is such a thing) and some people tell me I look perfect just the way I am and not to lose another pound. If they ever saw me undressed they wouldn’t say such a thing!
The mirror tells it like it is. It’s funny though, some days I think I look really great and other days I just feel fat. The scale gives the truest compliments – it doesn’t lie to make you feel good or get jealous when you are slimming down. It simply states the naked truth – you are on your way to a new and slimmer you!

11 comments:

thebest said...

The naked truth tells no lies. Thanks for your blog. I live outside of the normal "blogger" group my blog is my own http://loseweightdream.com and I don't have much support. If you get a chance stop over and make a comment.

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Eat To Live said...

how true, how true. It is important how feel about ourselves but for me it's more important to get healthy and live a long life.

ETL

Joan Nova said...

Somebody should invent a talking scale...maybe you set your goal weight and then it encourages you or warns you at each weigh-in. "good work" or "be careful today".

Sunny said...

so true! some people are determined not to compliment or cheer you on no matter what you accomplish. we have to focus on who is supporting us. like in your case your sweet mom.

Architecture Student said...

I can't live without late-night snacks. I sleep quite late every night, and feel hungry at midnight. :)

Valerie said...

Indeed. Comments from others (good or bad) can build us up or break us down. But it's what we think about ourselves is what matters most.

thebest said...

I just read this a second time (I was actually looking for your next post)and it still is true. I get the most remarks from close family members and sometimes I wonder if they are just saying because it means a lot to me. But when I step on the scales and actually see the loss over time, it feels good. It took me a while to get used to the normal fluctuations in weight thing though. One day down two the next up three pounds. Once I got through that issue the scale has become my friend. When I see something on the scale that doesn't match my effort I ignore it.

Oh and thanks for checking my blog. I appreciate your comments and look forward to more.

Denise Burks said...

I can't believe how GOOD it feels to have people say nice things about my appearance. I mean I get warm fuzzy feelings right now, sitting on my sofa with my laptop, thinking about those times.

Am I shallow?

Denise Burks

www.successfulweightlossinthesuburbs.blogspot.com

Lisa "One Mom's Weight Loss" said...

Yes....I have a family member and I could shrink into oblivion and they wouldn't say...you look good...have you lost weight?

The mirror speaks the truth. The good and the flabby :)

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