My body has clearly changed in the past 6 months and even over the past 2 years. In 6 months I dropped over 20 pounds (slow). Over 2 years, nearly 40 pounds. It makes a huge difference on how I look. Sometimes, I have to be reminded about how much a difference the weight loss has made. Yes, sometimes I still feel like the much fatter version of my fat self. I had a weird experience this past weekend.
Day one - Saturday night - An anniversary party with many people I haven't seen in sometime, 6 months to a year or more. Dressed in the LBD (from Wedding), hair styled (semi rare), eye makeup (rare), jewelry (rare) and heels (rare). I may have even looked better then I did at the wedding. The praise and compliments were abundant. Sometimes many times from the same people. "you look hot", "just wanted to tell you, your are a really pretty girl", etc. I took all the compliments graciously with a "thank you" and no negative back talk but I did feel uncomfortable, awkward, etc.
2 days later - Monday - A mini vacation - kids & moms - with friends I haven't seen in 4-8 months. Dressed in mom wardrobe. A sundress or shorts & top or bathing suit, hair semi styled, almost no makeup. Ok, so here is the weird thing. Not a single one of the ladies mentioned my weight loss. It's not like I was trolling for the compliments but I really thought it was strange that absolutely nothing was mentioned.
I am a 2 headed monster when it comes to compliments. I love the affirmation that I have being doing a good job and I do look good. On the other hand it makes me feel awkward and uncomfortable. Is it my shyness coming to the forefront? Am I uncomfortable with the attention from the opposite sex?