I have come across a lot of this lately. I got HUGE kudos when I lost around 75 lbs., when I was losing but was still my fluffy self that people are accustomed to. Now, I get a lot of silence. I have even gotten ignored. Ouch.
Why, when I am
Is it because you really want to be successful at a diet? You want to change your lifestyle? Because if that is it, I am a great person to walk with, talk with, discuss your goals with, cry with and share your successes with.
My personality has not changed. Well, I have gained more confidence. I think I am stronger now. But, I am still funny. I am still nice. I am the same inside.
So, why does my outside appearance now change our relationship?
Do you feel I don't need you? Because really, now is when I need you most. This last part of my journey is going to be hard. And the maintenance..........well, that is going to be a bitch.
I need you now more than ever.
I don't expect gushing congratulations. I just expect support. Acknowledgement that I am on the right track. That you are proud to be my friend, my family, someone worth knowing. Someone who matters in your life. Is that too much to ask for?
**By the way, I am losing weight for ME, for my health. So I can be around for my kids, grand kids and hopefully great grand kids. I honestly don't need approval from anyone...........but it is nice. It is nice to know you have people on your side.**