As I've neared the 20 pounds down mark (I WILL be there by next weigh-in!) I've wondered about when *they* (as in friends/acquantinces/etc.) will begin to notice my weight loss. This isn't meant to be vain or desirous of praise and flattery. Just honest wonderment...how many pounds/inches will I need to lose before I start to get the unprovoked "wow, you look great!" and "you've lost weight, haven't you?" kind of comments from people when I see them?
Initially I thought it would be around 20 pounds down. But so far the only comments about my weight loss and morphing body (for the better!) have been from my husband. (thank you honey, btw, your encouragement and compliments go a long way towards motivating me!)
But honestly, I think it takes longer when one has a lot to lose like I do. Even for me, as I stand and look into the mirror at myself in the buff I can notice that my belly is shrinking...and my face looks thinner. I can begin to see some definition in my calves. But I don't see HUGE difference. I look hard to pull out those differences.
But then, when I get on the scale and see I've lost 20 pounds in 2 months, or I put on pants that are starting to become ridiculously too big on me, or I measure myself and see several inches lost (this is a prophetic statement, since I have done my 2nd measurement yet...that will come March 7th)...then I KNOW that 'objects in the mirror are INDEED smaller than they appear!'
How long did it take for you before *they* noticed?
PS - I've been formulating an idea for a weekly or bi-weekly McLinky post...which I reveal to you on Friday!! Stay tuned!