Friday, June 08, 2012
I come here today with a favor to ask. I knew I could come here and get some answers. You see, I had a friend reach out to me today on Facebook and I really want to give her the best advice possible. I don't want to screw this one up b/c A.) I care about the girl. B) This is the 2nd time she reached out. It's been over a year, maybe two, since she reached out the last time. I didn't hear back from her so I fear I didn't say the right thing. Can you help?
How would you respond to this message.....
"Hello my dear. As u know, and have known since high school, I have a serious, deadly weight problem. I'm 420 lbs. I see no hope for my future, I see no future in my future. I don't know how to fix me. The amount of weight I need to lose is so enormous, I just can't fathom it. I can't afford slim 4 life, I just can't afford hardly any weight loss program. I'm at a complete loss. I find that people who aren't as big as me have no clue what I go through.I'm tired of hearing, "when u've had enough u will do what u need to do.... Or, ur just gonna let urself die? Or, don't u wanna live??!" Idk what to do, I've had lapband, I failed at it. I didn't do what I was suppose too. I never have anyone to talk to about this.. I'm sorry for laying it on u, something just told me too talk to u?? Sorry."
Any advice for my friend?
I really want to give her hope again and tell her it's all going to be okay! Spark People is where I found the inspiration to turn my life around so I knew this was the best place to come. I told her about SP the first time but she felt overwhelmed by the site. Thank you all so much in advance!!!!