A friend told me a couple of days ago that I have a very classic pear shape right now. I think this is a huge improvement over the apple shape I know I had at the start of this journey. Of course, we all want to work towards something a little more hourglass-like, but I was pretty satisfied with the remark.
We were having a great conversation about the weight I have lost and she continued on to say that she doesn't think I look much different in my upper body than she does (which is a massive compliment as she is quite petite in my eyes). She admitted that I still have work to do as far as my lower half goes, but that she doesn't necessarily feel like it is a weight loss issue at this point so much as a toning thing.
I love having a good friend who is so open and honest about these things! It helps me so much to have more than just my own thoughts on how I am progressing. I have found lately that my perspective is quite off when trying to assess what I look like in an objective manner, so these types of conversations are invaluable to me right now!