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Old 03-20-2012, 06:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dear_abby View Post
The world is such a happier place when you assume good intention, and try to return it. My favorite compliments come from ladies at the Y - my Y is in Chinatown, English language and American Culture are new to many of the members.

The sweet older Chinese ladies look at me and say "so skinny now" with big smiles - yes, it means they've been watching progress, but they are cheering me on, and I'll treasure it.

LOL, that's funny. One of the local vendors at the Farmer's Market came from China, she totally cracks me up. When I was pregnant she gave me extra veggies "for the little one" and she then she would pat my rock hard baby bump. When I was just fat and pushing a stroller she gave me extra apples for "the little children" and patted them on the head. The last time I went by myself and she gave me a great big apple cause I'm "so skinny now" and she made an hour glass gesture with her hands. I laughed at her and then bought a few more things than I might normally have. Hey a girl's gotta eat.
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Pounds lost: 80.6 lbs
Current weight: 164 lbs
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Weight to go: 44 lbs
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:05 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Funny thing happened today. I stopped at Subway for a sandwich. I go in to this particular location maybe twice a month and the same people always work there. Apparently the one employee recognizes me from my visits. She came to ring me up and said, "Have you lost weight? Your face looks thinner...I didn't mean...I lost 65 pounds myself..." LOL. I just thanked her and said that was awesome what she accomplished. She totally was trying to pay a compliment and then realized it could have been taken the wrong way. Assume the best.

5'3" age 38
Starting weight (12/25/11)- 217.4
Current weight (4/16/12)-176
Total lost- 41.4 lbs Halfway there!
Goal weight- 135

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Old 03-21-2012, 12:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Terri that is really great! A new diet buddy... They are everywhere!
Chris S.
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Start wt. 171. (dec 2011)
Current wt 143 lbs.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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At least the weight loss compliments are better than the rude child who once pointed at me and said "LOOK MOMMY! SHE'S FATTER THAN YOU ARE!" in an extremely loud, grating voice that could be heard for miles.
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