“The thing about compliments with qualifiers, is it detracts from the compliment you’re genuinely trying to give… duh.”
If I say… “You look great!” Or “that top look amazing on you!” That might make you smile.
No let’s try this again, I say ~ “You look great, for 36!”… Or “that top looks great, if you lost 10lbs you’d look amazing!”…. or “you’re handsome for a white guy”~
You’re probably going to think I’m socially awkward at best, (which I am) even though my intentions are good.
If you can’t not mention numbers, for the record I’m 211 & rarely seen in daylight, so get it right. Or weight ~ none of your business…. Or height ~ I’m whatever height the part calls for. Rest assured I’m comfortable in my skin… though I am as always, a work in progress.
A few short years ago, like so many Gen-xers, I was as the saying goes… fat sick & nearly dead after a garden variety illness & major surgery… Since then I committed to living a healthy lifestyle (for me that means no dairy, no meat, tons of veg and water, exercise… not fillers, botox, or short cuts, I’ve never even had a facial)… It’s been great & I’m delighted some of y’all are kind enough to compliment the results.
If you’ve been feeling sluggish or not your best energetically, try adding more water, fruit & veg into your normal diet, these foods deliver nutrition & help repair your cells the way nature intended! ; ) True