I’ve been working out and eating healthier for a couple months now but, I”ve really hunkered down in the past couple weeks. The other day a coworker told me I look like I’ve lost weight. This was followed with a discussion of how it can be weird to compliment someone on weight loss because it’s very easy to offend some people.
While I appreciate the compliment (and I told her so), it made me wonder a bit if I really did look like I lost weight (I have but, don’t think it shows) or if the compliment stemmed from the knowledge of my new routine. I think people instinctively compliment someone when they know they are working out and eating healthier.
So here’s the question – does anyone feel this way when their complimented? Or am I just reading too much into it? Also, do you compliment friends and acquaintances on weight loss or do you steer clear of that topic?