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I only see my daughter every few weeks or so as she is in vet school. Her fianc less often than that. So it's fun when they notice.


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Mentioned this in a blog, but I met up with my DS and DDa on Saturday. On seeing me, sitting down even, he said that every time he sees me I look thinner. She agreed, saying it was the same for her - and she sees me more often.

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Yep, went to a bible study last night, an a number of church members who hadn 't seen me in several weeks commented on how much i looked as though i had lost alot of weight. 36 lbs. and counting!

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2/11/12 11:20 P

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A co-worker noticed. It felt good.

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Whoever said this before seems to have nailed it -- once you hit 50 pounds, everybody notices. I think it's because people want to be really SURE before they say something! Just in case they're wrong and then it looks like they thought you were fat. :D




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"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them--every day begin the task anew."
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I was told that my face looks thinner.

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I went for a walk today with an old friend and she said that my face looked thinner.

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It's only been a few pounds, but my hubby noticed...

Also, I am happy to report some of my 'outgrown' clothes are getting closer to fitting again...only a few more pounds and I might be able to breathe enough to wear them in public!!! emoticon emoticon

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2/5/12 11:23 P

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Couple of people at church and in the grocery store afterward noticed. Sometimes it's hard to know what to say when they ask you how you're doing it. They do not want to hear, "I eat about 1350 calories a day, which I track, do an hour of cardio 5-6 days a week, including running, kettlebells, and spinning, and do strength training 2-3 times a week." It's too much. It would have been too much for me when I started. So I say I started doing portion control and walking. Which is true. I worked up to the other things over time.

I figure maybe that way they won't be scared off of trying.


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"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them--every day begin the task anew."
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This is a very uplifting topic to read emoticon

A coworker of mine asked me how much I lost (a bunch of us in one corner are working on losing which really helps since we are now a junk food free zone) anyways, she said my face was looking thinner emoticon and she was noticing it overall... She said she feels inspired to try herself. She's so amazing



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My co-worker said that she noticed my blouse was fitting looser. I started this one month ago so I thought, "really?" She reminded me that we all lose in different places. I had thought that my face was a bit thinner, but not my clothing. I WILL TAKE ANYTHING THAT IS SMALLER! I can't wait for the second month measurements!

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WOOHOO Anjelia!!! That must have felt so great to have that friend say that AND your husband sanction spending money on new clothes! Congrats!

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This is a lifestyle change to be healthy, not a diet and not a sprint to get there.. one day at a time, one pound at a time.. as long as it takes, starting again as often as possible.


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Hubby told me to go shopping for new clothes last night (was hitting the clearance racks at Walmart) since I had worked so hard and now everything is getting baggy on me!

Sunday night, an old friend came over to me at a church function and whispered "You look so good! What on earth are you doing?"

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2/2/12 7:33 A

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Hub told me I didn't look fat anymore. That I look great. I took this as a great compliment! He doesn't hand them out very often. If he says it, he means it.




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"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them--every day begin the task anew."
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Someone I hadn't seen in a few weeks was surprised by my weightloss even though I've only lost 15lbs since I last saw her.

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1/30/12 4:22 P

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Yesterday Mom says she thinks another 10-15 pounds is all I need to lose. I wondered when those comments would start! It's kind of nice, though. But I have 52 to go, not 10 or 15. I'm glad I look a lot better, but a healthier weight needs to be lower than 175-80. I'm not even officially un-overweight until I hit 155.




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"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them--every day begin the task anew."
- St. Francis de Sales


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Yes! Someone noticed!! I ran into a lady who was my son's Montessori Summer camp teacher. She hadn't seen me since the summer when I started up again on SparkPeople. I had on a turtleneck with a long swingy sweatshirt on top - and she still noticed.. not a question, but, "You look like you've lost a lot of weight!" she said, and "You are looking terrific!" That was really amazing to me. I agreed that I had lost about 20 lbs since the summer. It was such a fabulous feeling that someone noticed!

~Angel

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This is a lifestyle change to be healthy, not a diet and not a sprint to get there.. one day at a time, one pound at a time.. as long as it takes, starting again as often as possible.


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Saturday night both my husband and my friend said I looked like I have lost weight. It felt better than someone giving me money!!!

"If it is to be, it's up to me!" (Not sure who said this)


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My Aunt said my tummy looked flatter today emoticon

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Today my boot camp trainer asked me how much weight I have lost since I started 6 weeks ago. When I told her that my weight hasn't changed yet she asked me about my clothing size because she said I looked smaller and was getting stronger(she took away my baby kettle bell last week and made me go up weight sizes on the rest of the exercises too). I told her that I have gone down 1 size in both my pants and my shirts. She reminded my that some people lose a lot of weight fast but others like me tone up and build muscle first before the pounds start to drop.

It is good to know that I am making some progress though I wish the scale would catch up.
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1/26/12 7:19 P

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Someone in my spinning class today said I looked much thinner. Nice when people notice. : )


�The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living on a small piece of land...� - Abraham Lincoln

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them--every day begin the task anew."
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that is so wonderful--and what perfect proof that what we need more than anything, is someone on our side--someone to give us a true compliment about us, someone to see the results of our hard work and say it in a way that makes us believe we are great at being who we are but even better at being who we want to be!

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1/26/12 8:12 A

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I never thought I'd be posting here before I lost five pounds but my neighbor just told me my face looks thinner emoticon

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My wonderful niece told me I looked really good, like I might have lost some weight or something...

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My aunt and grandma told me that it looked like I have lost some weight, it made me emoticon

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1/12/12 3:18 P

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My 11 year old son rarely comments on my appearance. Yesterday, he said, "if anyone hits on you at work..." I interpretted that to mean I looked nice.

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Saw an old friend who commented on my weight even before saying hello

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GF turned up 2day & stole DS3 for a week... said beautiful words... & gave cuddle... so nice!
She offered me her body for the year so I can whip it into shape... lol... wish I could!

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Yes! I was delighted that a friend at church noticed that I lost weight and complicated me on it.

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Funny stuff today -- I went back to work after being off for 3 weeks. I also cut off about 8-10 inches of hair. I heard, "I love your hair!" and "That is such a pretty outfit." It was really nice. But even though I've lost 47 pounds, nobody has really figured it out yet. :D Maybe after I hit 50 and further it'll click. :D :D :D



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"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
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my workout partner just today said that she has noticed that i have lost some.... super excited about this. makes it worth getting up and running in 33 degree weather!

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No, not yet. emoticon

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I had to lose around 50 pounds before my family noticed,let alone anyone else!! Once I got over 60 pounds lost it seems that people notice with every extra pound that's lost!! At first it bothered me when people noticed...it was like "oh,so you did notice that I was really fat then".Ridiculous...at 258 pounds and 5 ft 2" how could they not!! Now I enjoy it when they notice and here's to the next 50 pounds emoticon

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If you want be a butterfly then you you have to want to fly so badly that you are prepared to give up being a caterpillar.


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Before joining SP I lost 23 lbs, and I have lost 3 additional lbs since joining SP last week. On 12/23/11 my brother was visiting my house while I was getting ready to go out to dinner for my birthday. When I came into the living room my brother just said "Wow!" and when I asked him what he said he could really tell I was losing weight. I felt so good all night that I ordered the lowest fat/calorie items on the menu at the restaurant, skipped pre-dinner cocktails, and dessert. I didn't need any of that stuff because I felt so good about myself after my brother's compliment!!

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12/23/11 3:33 P

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I've had a few people notice, but not a lot. I've lost 45 lbs. since May (before I joined SP), and I think that the 2nd 45 will be a lot better than the first 45! I'm down 2.5 pants sizes (if the W sizes count!), and I feel better and have more strength and energy, and that is the important thing. Still, it'll be nice when it's more apparent.

Then maybe I'll start modifying my weight "loss" -- do I really want to say one day that I Iost 105 pounds?! :D I may not want that known. :D :D




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So far, I am down about 15lbs and the only person to notice was my hairdresser. Perhaps it is time to start wearing clothes that fit?!

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11/30/11 1:19 P

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The nurse at my doctors office had to check twice. lol


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My co workers have noticed my weight loss. 24 lbs loss since 2010.

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My son hadn't seen me except late at night, so today he said I was definitely looking slimmer.

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i posted a new picture on Facebook and everyone is asking what I am doing to lose weight! emoticon

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This past Sunday, my pastor's wife noticed. She said she had noticed me getting slimmer. Made me feel good as I wasn't seeing the changes.

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Yesterday, three people that only see me every two weeks told me I was making progress and they wanted to know what I was doing.. I explained Spark all three times... emoticon

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Yesterday, one of my neighbors, who is like a father to me, said that he could see that I was losing weight and that he was proud of me and to keep it up. This really inspired me to keep going even if I don't feel like it. My ex-fiance also commented on my weight loss. Wow! It is really motivating when someone notices the efforts you are taking and it is so motivating and makes you want to keep going.

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I'm shocked at how many people have noticed and commented on my weight loss! It's been almost 2 months and I've lost about 15 lbs toward my goal of 75 lbs.
First, it was a friend of mine who told me my efforts were noticable and she was proud of my commitment and effort. Then my niece said she couldn't believe that I was already looking different. The greatest compliment was from my mother-in-law who called me her "skinny girl" which means a lot since I really WAS skinny when I married into the family!
Compliments don't make or break us, but they sure do help!

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AAWWW...dont feel bad Libelulita! I have lost 15 lbs since I worked so hard to stay on trackat work, I wanted coworkers to notice but they didnt notice for a long time. Then one day someone did. I notice it in my clothles and I am sure you do too. My family doesn't notice at all and it drives me crazy, but now I just think, "Well, its leaving my body so eventually they will see!"

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Lost 2.6lbs my first week on sparks. Not bad considering it was my "birthday week". Lots of celebrating and ended the week by going to the State Fair. Hope to see the loss again next week.

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Yes . . . it was amazing.

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Ahh back after writing final exams.

While being in school I have managed to lose 23 pounds...............very, very, slowly. But at least I know I will keep it off! Because of the career I am studying we all are really supportive of each other and everyone noticed including hubbie, mom and kids.

It makes me feel great and it makes me feel like I am the example I'm trying to set for the kids and our family as a whole. Makes me feel proud when good habits start rubbing off on loved ones. Even my daughter has started making better food choices.


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I've lost about 25 pounds and seem to be at a point where the scale is stuck...not gaining which is great, but I'm still getting people saying I'm looking good and like I've lost more weight since I saw them. It's just the encouragement I need when the scale is discouraging.....

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I've lost 12 kilos ( 28 pounds) and NO-ONE has noticed...not even my partner.Grrrrrr!!

Edited by: LIBELULITA at: 10/11/2011 (17:21)
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