Positive changes

December 1, 2013

I’m looking great, apparently. No, really: everyone keeps telling me how good I look at the moment.

It’s lovely to hear it, and I suppose I probably do look a tad healthier than I did a year ago. And even better, I’ve managed to control my normally inbuilt sarcasm and have refrained from responding to the compliments with “so I look great now? As opposed to normally looking like shit?”

Although, that’s probably because a year ago I did look like shit. I certainly felt like it!

The “you look great” comment is generally always followed by “how did you do it?” I think everyone expects some sort of earth-shattering answer along the lines of me discovering some until-now-unheard-of herb or magic potion, so they always look a bit shocked when I offer up the whole “heart failure” response.

Anyway, it is lovely to be complimented but also a wee bit embarrassing. And I think the next time someone says I look great and asks how I did it, I’ll tell them I’ve started the new alcohol diet: it’s fuckin’ great … I’ve lost 3 days in the first week!


2 Responses to Positive changes

  1. Nadine on December 7, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Love this post. I wondered how long it would be until you would write something on the topic.

  2. Jillian Allison-Aitken on December 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    It’s been really interesting … And I think people have noticed the changes more so because I’m working remotely most of the time so they don’t see me very often. Like Debbie, who I caught up with for the first time in a year last weekend!

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Jillian "George" Allison-Aitken

I live in the deep south of New Zealand, where smelly dairy cows are taking over from sheep in the livestock stakes. My hometown is the small but perfectly formed city of Invercargill, which is also the hometown of the original boy racer, Burt Munro. Find out more about me here.


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