Friends who don't help
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I have a friend who doesn't help with my weight loss efforts. In fact she hinders them. She likes to eat 6 times or more a day. I can't eat like that and lose weight. When I say eat, I mean eat. She thinks I should eat with her and is always bringing food over to my apartment. She says she doesn't want to eat alone.
Well, I got her talked into joining TOPS but I don't know how she is going to do. She needs to learn to eat small meals if she is going to eat 6 times a day. She has a weight problem, also. She's always saying she would like to lose some weight, but she doesn't do anything about it. I think it's because she doesn't know how. She's a little on the slow side, but she can learn if someone takes their time with her. I just get frustrated because I am trying to lose weight and she sabotages me.
I got her started exercising using the resistance bands. I showed her how to use them and she has been using them faithfully. It helps her use her excess energy.
She is diabetic and she watches her blood sugar, most of the time, but she doesn't watch her carbs very well. She is a nice person, but she gets under my skin sometimes and I try to remember she has problems and let it slide. I really need to quit eating at the wrong times of day though. Since she moved in next door, I have struggled to maintain the same weight and haven't lost any weight and that has been 7 months. Before that I lost 40 lbs. so it's making a huge difference in me.
What can I do besides refusing to eat with her, which I do lots of times.