I find the latter to be very confusing. Not that I'm fishing for complements or anything. It just makes me wonder if they are afraid to mention that yes, I was fat before or if they are just in need of corrective lenses. I lost the weight, so I'm aware I needed to lose it. It's okay to point out the obvious. Promise.
I don't really like the big hoopla and fuss though. I like feeling supported and having my efforts recognized, but not crazy compliments and borderline offensive comments. I am very bad with compliments and never know how to respond. As far as the comments, "You're wasting away" comes to mind as the most offensive. No, I am not actually, but thanks for being rude.
I had a pretty kick ass week with my stats.