Fishing for compliments...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
I am not fishing for compliments. I do not take them well. I like my sister Amy, have a hard time taking a compliment. We are so good at seeing the negatives and have a hard time finding the positives in ourselves. It is hard. BTW Amy is the BOMB! Amyjeanhealthy, look her up!
I have worked really hard at losing 46 lbs. No one gave me a free pass. I walked. I skipped desserts. I found recipes for foods that I was craving and I made low carb versions of them. I have changed my whole way of life. I have no regrets. I am proud of my accomplishments. And I love how I FEEL eating low carb.
I stink at taking compliments. So I have learned to pause a second and say thank you. I have people look at me now and say, " you have lost weight!" My response is, "I have lost some." When they say I look great my new reply is, "Thank you." Maybe to you this is not a big deal but for me this is a huge milestone.
This weekend I saw two people that made a big deal about my weight loss and I was truly flattered. It gave me a thought. I have a weight loss binder. It has many sections in it. Picture section, Motivational success stories in it(I copy blogs that people write that I find so worth reading and rereading), food journal, exercise workouts, ect. and it is not tied to cyber land for the whole world to see. I need a compliment section in that book!!! Why not? I think that I am going to put a compliment and non scale victory section in it!!!!
When I am feeling down I can look at the compliments that people have given me and I can remind myself of my progress when my mind is not being kind to me. I can see the NSV that have motivated me along this journey.
Just my thought of the day. I wont go fishing for compliments but I think I need to start tracking them so that I can see in myself what other people are seeing.