Yay you! You’ve lost weight, you’re looking good and feeling fabulous. You’re on the right track and you’re sharing your success with the world. You would think your “friends” would share your joy, but if you’re like me you will find out the hard way that not everybody is happy for you. When I think about this phenomenon, it reminds me of the scene in Paid in Full where Calvin tells Ace, “I’m happy for you.” There was so much malice in his feigned praise, you could just sense that he was plotting Ace’s downfall. Now I won’t equate my experience to the jealousy surrounding a drug kingpin, but you get my drift. Here are a few moments of jealousy, which in hindsight, should have made me cut the friendship short.
Not all friendships have to be irrevocably broken because of hurt feelings due to weight loss and other life success. Here’s a great article that talks of how to deal with bouts of jealousy http://ow.ly/vbuhe. I’m not going all doomsday day on your relationships. Your true loved ones will always be there for you. With a little T.L.C and open communication, you should be able to work out any misunderstandings.
Shana is a 25 year old communications professional who took her health into her own hands and started her weight loss journey mid 2010, but really took charge when she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2012. She will be launching her health and fitness blog Big Boned Gets Toned! on May 6, 2014. You can view her Big Boned Gets Toned! weight loss vlog on youtube http://ow.ly/vbvYs