After losing 30 kilos, I am just starting to get to the point where people are noticing that something is different about me. I can see them give me the once over as they are talking to me and thinking "she's still fat, so she can't have lost weight, so it must be something else". Then one of the following (all of which I have had over the past month) will pop out of their mouths:
Your dress looks lovely- It's the same dress I have worn to work about once a week for 2 years now.
I love how you do your make-up- Every time I lose weight I get this one, but I have done my make-up the same for about the last 10 years.
You're hair looks great today- All of a sudden my hair looks great, but it's the same hair and same style I had 30 kilos ago.
You look healthy- Hmmm, not quite sure exactly what that means.
Your earrings are nice- The same big silver hoops I have had for 3 years and wear every day.
You have nice eyebrows- Ummm, ok, been plucking them the same way since I was 16.
You look tanned!- Nope, just as pasty white as yesterday.
Don't get me wrong, it's lovely to get such sweet compliments, but it just makes me laugh to hear the hilarious things people come up with rather than noticing that I have lost weight. I know when I was really fat I felt that people didn't truly see me and hearing some of the things people have said to me lately really proves this to be true.