Monday, July 27, 2009


I realized after talking to my best friend the other day that I am a terrible person. She is going through a horrendous divorce and I feel for her. She is so strong and is such a great mom to her kids. I really admire her. What makes me a terrible person is that with all the stress she has lost 32 lbs with out doing anything. I am sooooo jealous! I hate hearing about people who just lose weight without trying. Here I am trying well not currently but still and I have barely lost anything. Now I wouldn't trade with my friend and I really wish she didn't have to go through what she is going through. Ahhh....stupid weight!


  1. So very sorry to hear about your friends new single parent status. Being a single parent is not easy but it certainly makes us realise just how strong we are. I send her the very best wishes as she and her family adjust to her new status. I too have lost a lot of effortless weight during my journey to single motherhood.

    I lost some weight due after I became a single mother due to a better diet. But more then that the weightless was a result of stress. At times the stress of dealing with my ex has made life unbearable. But soon after the initial breakup came to realise that we were all better off apart then we ever could together. I am now much happier than I ever was with my ex and I only see life getting better in the future.

    Please don’t be too hard on yourself. You are a wonderful friend. Isn’t it funny how our society places so much value on our weight regardless or not if the weight loss is healthy. You love and support your friend . Those moments of jealousy are human nature.
    Perhaps your happiness is getting in the way of your weight loss ;) Don’t forget for a second that you dear friend likely has her own moments of jealously that you have such a wonderful loving husband.

    I am sure you are both wonderful women who will love and support each other threw life’s speed bumps.

  2. Thanks Jen, I really appreciate your perspective.