Been laughing at the things my family says to me lately. They mean these little jewels as compliments, but they are quite telling. Seriously, I laughed.
“Wow, Mom! Your double chin is gone!”
“Honey! There’s no more cellulite on your legs . . . ”
“You know, you were starting to be kind of round, but now you actually have a shape.”
Gotta love ‘em.
All I can say is I would have been devastated had they voiced those thoughts back when it was the other reality. I didn’t spend my days paying attention to the double chin, cellulite, or round body. I mean I noticed things were going downhill, but it would have hurt to have my loved ones pointing out the decline.
Thank God they didn’t.
Real Time Update:
About a month after I wrote the above one of my sons did something even better than make one of those comments. He didn’t recognize me! He’d gone to church with his aunt, and I was supposed to pick him up afterwards. I arrived early, so I decided to slip inside rather than wait outside. I sat next to my sister-in-law. Stephen was on the other side. After church his eye grew wide, “Wow, Mom. I didn’t know that was you. I just saw this thin blond lady and thought she was a friend of Auntie Anne’s!”
Talk about affirmation of change!
What About You?
What backwards encouragement do you get at your house for weight loss? Or affirmation of change?
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