I had lunch with one of these “skinny friends”, who ordered a huge cheeseburger and a basket of french fries while complaining that she had gained so much weight in the recent past. (Mind you, we went shopping before lunch and she expressed her dismay over stores not carrying enough clothes in her size!) Adding insult to injury, she then dipped every french fry into ranch dressing. I don’t think she even knew how bad this made me feel inside. Part of me felt like crying. But then I realized several things. I realized that this was more about my friend's insecurities than mine. I also realized that I’m losing weight for myself, for my health and for my family. I realized how much better I feel when I don’t eat heavy fried foods. Once I remembered all the reasons that I committed myself to a healthy weight loss program, I was all right. I felt empowered. I realized that I wouldn’t eat these foods very often even if I didn’t worry about my weight because they are just, plain unhealthy. Nevertheless, I still wish some of my skinny friends had a little more sensitivity to the challenges the rest of us face in trying to lose weight.
Tell us about your “skinny friends”? Have you had an experience like this? Please share.