Does anyone else have trouble finding local weight loss buddies because they feel like they have more weight to lose than everyone around them? I don't even like people to know when I am trying to lose weight because I end up with "helpful" advice from people who have like 10 pounds to lose.
I am feeling really discouraged right now because a few friends and I started supporting each other in our weightloss at the start of the school year (we are homeschool moms). We started a facebook group and it started to grow. Originally we were all ladies who had a lot of weight to lose. But as more people were invited we ended up with ladies who had just a few pounds to lose. Some of them were trying to lose about the amount I would lose in maybe a month. I lost interest in the group and left.
The same thing happened last new year. We got a group together that was going to go out once a month for a light meal and support each other in our weight loss and pretty soon there were women joining in who didn't really even look like they needed to lose weight. Some of them would make coments like. "When I need to lose weight I just stop eating for a couple weeks" or "I just cut back on calories for a couple months, it isn't that complicated"
These comments make me feel uncomfortable and embarassed since obviously I am quite overweight. It didn't seem to bother some of the other heavy ladies as much as me though. So maybe I am just being too thin skinned?
Anyone else dealt with this? Any ideas for becoming more comfortable losing weight with others who don't have as far to go? I would love some face to face support but always end up feeling so bad.
| Pounds lost: 14.0