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PostHeaderIcon Is Being Thinner Better? - Andrea Week 32

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This is my 32nd week on the WW program and I lost 2.6 pounds for a total of 41.6 pounds.

This puts me a little past the halfway point of my weight loss journey. I'm so relieved to have lost the 6.2 pounds I gained in April. I didn't think it would take this long, but it did.

This week I've been thinking about how people treat me when we interact lately. Specifically, I've been wondering if they are nicer to me because I've lost weight. I wonder whether I'm giving out a different "vibe or it's the weight loss.

At work, I have noticed that my visitor chair is occupied a lot these days (much more than it was 41.6 pounds ago) with people stopping just to chat. Are people more drawn to me because I'm emitting a cheerful optimism or is it because I'm thinner and thinner is better?

Maybe it's just a coincidence and I am imagining the whole thing.

I have also noticed better treatment from the attendants in the lot where I park. They close my door for me when I get into my car. What gives? Is that a new company policy or are they nicer because I'm thinner?

Another phenomenon I've witnessed is people being very complimentary of my hair. I'm not trying to be boastful, but sometimes the compliments border on embarrassing. I guess it could be that my hair is looking really great these days, but let's face it, there is nothing miraculous about my hairstyle (see pic). It's longer than I usually wear it, but I still see the same stylist and color it at home.

My theory is that people want to compliment me on my weight loss, but because that is fraught with awkwardness, they compliment my hair instead. It's safer.

It will be interesting to see when I have my annual performance appraisal at work if my "thinner = better" theory plays out. I don't feel like I have really made any major improvements in my work, but if my review is far more positive than in past years I will consider my theory to be proven.

What do you think?

Does thinner = better?

Last Updated (Sunday, 19 December 2010 18:16)


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