My cousin and her boyfriend are trying to lose weight and they’re doing great. They both lost around 30 pounds since the spring. The problem is my cousin’s boyfriend’s weight loss is very visible, where my cousin’s is not yet, so he receives a lot of compliments while people don’t even know she’s losing weight.
This is really hurting her and definitely affecting her progress. I’ve given her advice about this before, but now I’m going to post it here for anyone struggling to see results.
You cannot place your happiness in other people’s compliments.
If you’re losing weight you need to do it for you, not that guy you like or those people you want to impress or the compliments you desperately want to receive. You need to go about your weight loss for your own personal reasons because if you’re doing it for someone else, it will be a lot less attainable.
Compliments are great and everything, but what’s more important is you and how much better and healthier you feel. A hundred compliments can’t replace that feeling of improved health.