Saturday, February 2, 2008


I went for a quick walk, down to the rental office, dropped off some mail, and stopped at the Rite Aid to pick up fingernail clippers and tweezers, as both of mine have been MIA for about 2 weeks. I'm quite sure I'll find them just as soon as I open the new packages.

Anyway, I got in line and the cashier said, "Oh, hi there Mrs. C_! You look great! Have you been losing weight?"

I blinked. "Uh, yeah," I said, sort of nonplussed. I didn't think I shopped there all that often. In fact, it's probably been a month since I've last seen this particular cashier (Tiesha).

"Yeah, you can really see it in your face," she gushed at me. "How much have you lost?"

"According to Weight Watchers, about 5 pounds," I said, still hearing the echo of my mom there. Is that all?

"Nuh-uh!" Tiesha said. "Looks more like fifteen or twenty to me, homegirl."

Did she just call me homegirl? "Well, thank you," I said. "I'm not really for sure. I started my diet about a month before I started Weight Watchers, so I don't know."

"Uh-huh... yeah, I bet you lost near twenty pounds..."


I smiled all the way home.


juliabjerke said...

I, sadly, think the compliments from others (especially those that aren't aware of your weight loss endeavor) are often the greatest NSVs. That one must have felt great! (I just started the healthy you challenge and found your blog on the list, in case you were wondering)

Anonymous said...

Ooh, wonderful! It's so validating to have someone notice what you're doing! Very cool.


Anonymous said...

It's the little things, and the little things matter the most!

Good for you!!

Felicia said...


Welcome to the Healthy You Challenge!!!

Best wishes to you!!


Susie said...

Hello homegirl!
Welcome to the Challenge!Saw your name above mine on Mr. Linky... Sounds like you are already having great success!I am also following the WW plan (on my own at home) and it's going pretty well. Those compliments are one of the things that keep me motivated!Bring em on! Oh..also when the scale goes down and the feeling of being in control. I will add you to my "blogroll" so I remember to check in with you. Have a great day!