I Need a Weight Loss Buddy

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

I do not talk about my weight loss efforts with anyone but my husband. I know I shouldn't be ashamed of it, but I am just really uncomfortable talking about it with anyone. I guess I don't want people to assume that I am "that girl" who is obsessed with being thin. I have been around people like that, and it is unpleasant to say the least.

I also know that if I told people that I'm "dieting", people would tell me that I don't need to lose any weight. While I know that I was within a normal weight range before, I also know how I felt at that weight - not good. I wasn't exercising and I was eating poorly. I was heavier than I needed to be and it affected me physically and emotionally.

I am tempted to talk to some of my close friends about my weight loss, but I am also concerned about how this would affect them. One of my best friends is slightly heavier than I am, and I don't want her to feel insecure around me if she wants an ice-cream sundae or whatever. Another one of my friends is rail thin and probably thinks about dieting enough as it is. Another friend struggled with anorexia in her teen years (and has never fully recovered) so I will definitely not be talking to her about it. My coworkers are always trying the latest fad diet. Half of the time they don't eat regular meals. So they are not good people to talk to about weight loss, either.

That leaves my husband. He has been a good listener and very encouraging, but try as he may, he can't fully understand what I'm going through because he's never been there himself. It would be nice to have someone who is going through the same thing to talk to about my ups and downs.
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