"I've decided that perhaps I'm bulimic and just keep forgetting to purge."

-- Paula Poundstone

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Just what the doctor ordered

I got such a gift last night.

I had just walked into a funeral home visitation when I saw my dear friend Kristy and her boyfriend, Dr. Tony.

"Wow, girl, you look amazing!" Tony told me.

Or maybe it was "fabulous"? I just know it was an adjective I'd neither heard nor felt about myself in a very long time.

I so needed to hear that.

Tony hadn't seen me since last spring, when I first started this weight loss journey. I've had so many ups and downs since then that I honestly forget to stop and appreciate the fact that I've lost a total of nearly 40 pounds.

It's obvious to someone who hasn't seen me every day. And it meant the world that he noticed.

It was just the boost I needed this morning to get my butt out of bed and to the gym in the bitter cold (it's up to a sweltering 4 degrees as I write this).

If you notice something good about someone today, take the time to tell him or her.

It could make all the difference.


  1. BTW - when I got there last night he made it a point to mention how great you looked again :)