2.27.2010

You look fantastic...and my big blog giveaway....

And I have no doubt YOU do...
lol.
I recieved a nice compliment from a man today who wasn't related to me, or my husband.
He said "You have lost a ton of weight, you look fantastic'
My fantabulous response?
"oh well, I still have forty pounds to lose."

Good one Chris.
What I should have said was "I need to work on accepting compliments with grace..."
He wasn't flirting, he wasn't being a flatterer...he was just complimenting me on my hard work.
I need to work on not being flustered by it...
It doesnt matter if it's my mom, my friend or a relative stranger.
I am pretty sure "Thank you' would suffice.
So,
on to my big blog giveaway....
The first recipe I am going to try is:
Moroccan stewed chicken by seattlerunnergirl.

I have always wanted to try couscous.
Then I will try outdoor mom's...
then melissas taco soup...and I think there were one or two others who had said they had recipes on their blog site...
So here goes.
I already have the chicken and couscous.
Thanks for the responses.

I need all the help I can get.
Tonight I had a tuna melt for dinner...
sad.

I had veggie soup for lunch.
I had three eggs and a piece of toast for b fast and an orange for a snack.

I'd like to say I was "whole foods" but it's really just that I lack imagination.
Hope all of you are doing well.
I am off to read the blogs.
Take care...
Hugs,
Chris

16 comments:

seattlerunnergirl said...

Oh you are going to LOVE the Moroccan chicken! In fact, it sounds so good to me right now that I might buy the ingredients and make some tomorrow...mmm :)

Rettakat said...

Ah yes... the old deflecting a compliment trick. Yep, that is a tough one. I'm guilty of that too. You are right, a simple thank you is nice, for them and for you.

You'd better practice... you are going to be getting more and more of them!
Loretta
=^..^=

266 said...

I have something for you on my blog!

Patsy said...

Yep, that's how I handle compliments... I need to be more gracious! Trouble is, years of being self-deprecating are not easy to erase!

outdoor.mom said...

i have that trouble with compliments too :-) guess we both have something to work on!

Fiona said...

I worked really hard on the 'accepting compliments graciously' thing. It is hard but I can now manage a smile and a thank you most of the time!

MrsFatass said...

Weight Watchers magazine had a hamburger pie this month and I LOVE it. I loved it exactly as written, but I also see there are lots of ways to change it up (I am the queen of pureeing veggies and hiding them in EVERYTHING so my picky son doesn't know he's eating them). I'm making it again today. So I'll whip up an email for you with the original recipe and then some of my ideas for altering it. Totally easy and kid friendly.

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

Sometimes it can be so hard to accept compliments, I'm the same way. I sure bet it felt good to hear though! You're doing great.

TJ said...

I usually say Thank you, followed by but I still have____ pounds to go. SIGH! I need to do the same as you...accept the compliment and end it there! lol

:) You can cook up couscous- its super easy! I make it w/o oil or butter (no need) and you can toss in some garbanzo beans & kidney beans and add a bunch of veggies- cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion (really whatever you like) and add a little drizzle of low fat Italian salad dressing. YUM! :) OR lemon juice-salt & pepper. EASY! :)

Kim said...

My dad told me he could tell I've lost weight. My response was, "Yeah I know right? I'm doing good!!". LMAO! There's some of us that need to learn how to bring it down a notch huh? Well at least I didn't say what I was thinking,"Yeah, after all this I'm gonna be a FINE lookin b***h." lol
After many years of not accepting compliments from people, then someone getting on to me about it, I've tried to do better...but it's hard! I still can't accept compliments from my hubby. I was teasing with my Dad, but if I could have half of that enthusiasm that I had with him lastnight, I probably wouldn't be such a downer when people compliment me. You look awesome btw, you totally deserve the compliments....I mean 35 from goal! I have like a gazillion left. lol

Linda Pressman said...

Hey Chris,
The self-deprecating thing is very hard to break out of. I still do it for everything, because the people pleasing me doesn't want anyone to feel bad about anything I've got that they haven't got, whether it's my weight under control, a nice car, or a new purse. I'm telling you, it's ridiculous how hard it is to just stand still and take a compliment.

South Beach Steve said...

Accepting compliments was a tough thing for me to get used to. A man I used to know convinced me to just learn to say, "thank you." Nothing else is needed.

Tammy said...

My highest weight was 340 lbs, and now I'm at 234. Lost over 100 lbs, and yet, my typical response is something like, "OMG would you SHUT UP??? I still have at least 60 lbs to go!!!" Yeah. I'm smooth like that. lol

Paula Rodriguez said...

I know its hard to accept compliments especially since we ourselves are so critical of our bodies and self-image. Please, next time just say thank you. It takes practice... so I hear.

Secretly, didn't it feel great that a man noticed?

Melissa said...

I really have trouble with the compliments too. I don't want to say Thank you too quickly and seem full of myself or something even though I know I wouldn't.
We need a class in that or something.

Putz said...

I NEVER......what do i mean by that???????????you really are an inspiration and for me to admit that and not TEASE you about your little bird portions of food is a MIRACLE,,,,the portions as you described them even seemed appealing to me, i must be in love with you