Making friends

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Here I am and wondering why is it that all of my friends are small, skinny girls. I am not small (5'8") or am I skinny. They eat anything they want and I eat a salad. I am thinking that I need different friends. They are short circuiting my diet. I cannot eat like these naturally skinny girls. They eat one carb after another and when I do that I put on 20 lbs. So, I need to find friends that share my diet needs. Yet how do I do that??? Any ideas out there???
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  • GAL7288
    I'm sorry you feel that way, it's really frustrating to see how much we sacrifice when we embark on this journey and trust me, the bad eating habits that your skinny friends have will eventually catch up with some of them some day. As we realize that we sacrifice some things we also have t see how much we gain (not talking about weight here !) Sure you sacrificed a savory high calorie, loaded with carbs dish and opted for a salad, but in the long run, because you gained knowledge and ordered the salad you know you will not be gaining the pounds later.

    If you still feel like you need new friends who are physically similar to you, there are a number of places you can find them. I found a friend and workout partner here in Sparkpeople, I just searched for friends near my area, we wrote to each other and we've became friends ever since, we meet almost everyday to workout. You can try your local Y as well. They have all kinds of activities and meet new people. If you go to the gym, that's another good place, gym's don't only have skinny people, there are people like us too!

    I hope you get the confidence you need not to feel awkward when you are out with your skinny friends. Most of my skinny friends look at me weird when I don't have what they have but at the end of the day they have accepted me because I've accepted myself, with all the changes and all.

    BTW- I'm your friend! Trust me I am not skinny! I am like you finding a way to get healthy!
    3391 days ago
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