My wife has lost 35 pounds in the last year
Sounds good right? Well it’s not really. It wasn’t intentional. It’s largely due to illness. But the thing is, it doesn’t matter how or why you lose weight — people will compliment it. Even if your new weight isn’t healthy, people tend to view it favourably. You can’t know, just by looking at someone, that weight loss or gain has been healthy or desirable.
Just something to keep in mind before commenting on someone’s weight.