The trouble with saying ‘you’ve lost weight!’

Over the past year I shifted my post-pregnancy weight. Quite dramatically apparently – everyone comments on it.

And these does two things.

1. It makes me question, how big was I before? I wasn’t even technically medically overweight. But heck, I must have looked big.

2. To keep the compliments coming, I’d have to lose even more weight. Which I am aware would actually be unhealthy now. But it’s tempting. So tempting.

So please, not matter how good your intentions are, don’t tell someone ‘you’ve lost weight’. Tell then they are looking great, fresh, radiant, well, healthy. Tell them they’re looking wonderful and gorgeous.

Please don’t tie your compliments to weight. For compliments are dangerously addictive.

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