I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can answer it..
The only friend that I had a problem with was my Matron of Honor. We've known each other since 1994. And have been through alot of hardships and good times..
I have only seen her twice since my.
(15months ago) and when I asked her about it she told me that it made her feel unconfortable that she was now the "Fat one.".
Which made me made becauset she thought our friendship was safe when I was the fatty and now that I'm not she's not "comfortable" in our relationship..
A little different for me. I feel like as an obese gal I was alway "on" if ya know what I mean. With the personality and acting fun in full effect. It used to wear me out, and I didn't really have any close friends. Now I actually feel like I can relax and be me. And yes I can be very opinionated now, and don't take anyones crap.
Way out of character for me. I think as the weight comes off, the doormat I used to be is not what I want to be anymore. I don't have the issue with losing friends, because I didn't really have any, but my issue is now wanting to have new friends but don't know what I have in common with people yet. Especially now that I feel like I am entering a new culture and world of the non-obese...
Yes I did. The ones that are my true friends have been with me through thick and thin,(a pun). I have people now that not just to give me the time of day, and now act like they are my best friends. I just blow them off...
I never brag or boost about my weight loss. When I see people that haven't seen me in awhile, I just hug them and say thank you. But everyone who has this operation should be prepared, as heartbreaking as it is, that you will loose some friendships. I hated to use the word jealousy, but that is it in a nutshell. The green eyed monster is the worst of all emotions, especially for women! It took me the longest time to actually believe that anyone could be jealous of me. We women and our weight! When my friends stop returning phone calls, I knew everything they had said at support group was true.
Someday they realize that even though there is less of me, I have so much more to offer now. My wrapper has changed, but the inside still contains the sweet goodness that was always there!.. God bless all my GBP sisters and brothers too..
I totally know what you mean about the jealouy thing but I and my Mother deal with it on a daily basis from my SISTER of all people! She can get down right mean...especially to my mother...Man It ticks me to no end...your family are supposed to be the ones you can fall back on in dire times...what really gives?? Oh well! It really is an eye opening experience for sure!.
When we decide to embark on this journey we need to realize that it is an emotional rollercoaster sometimes. Not only do we deal with the rapid weight loss but we also deal with all the emotions that come along with it! The mind changing is the hardest part, I believe! I am finally.
How to deal with it and adjusting my circumstances as such. When I was obese I had a whole set of different problems...my problems now are far LESS! :) In fact they seem to pale in comparison!.
Have a blessed day y'all! Big Smiles!.
I've been lucky, the friends I've had for years have always been there and will always be there for me. We support each other through thick and thin. I might be able to count my friends on all my fingers..but they are there..always. Thank god for true friends. :) and for you all!..
We're all your friends here, so you have lots...... and I think we all have a lot in common. Love to you and all my friends here...
The psychologist (connected to my surgeon) told me to prepare for sabotaging friends, that relationships may change dramatically, and that people who see me as a "safe" one, may now see me as a threat..
In this respect, we really do live in the "animal kingdom" don't we? I've always been a social butterfly, and rarely let my weight affect my friendships so I'm not worried (yet). What is really changing for me though, is the fact that my friends and I would always eat together, and now we don't really know what to do...LoL. how weird is that!..
For 25 years has not said anything about my weightloss. My real estate agent saw me in April then she just saw me last week and the first thing she said was, "you have lost weight you look great keep it up" this friend of mine had not seen me since May and saw last week too and all she said was I like your haircut..
When I was telling her that I may have the sleeve she told me I did not need it that I was not that big, that it is not healthy, that she was surprised that the doctor would even approve me..
I have had a hardtime with this but I am starting to realize that she just does not want me to succeed..
She loves being the center of attention I think she thinks that by me loosing weight I may competition? Who knows...