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I think Paul’s post is particularly relevant. A ten stone weight loss is VISIBLE so why would you not mention it? The only thing that can be said is that maybe he thinks it was unintentional and doesn’t want to raise any delicate issues with you? I’m willing to guess that it is jealousy by default though.

The ‘friends’ I have lost have all been failed dieters. That is all I really need to say. It’s a harsh and cruel fact of life that some people cannot bear to see others succeed when they can’t themselves. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see all you lovely people shrink and become happier and healthier. One former friend asked me ‘Does it get on your nerves when wls patients end up losing more than you?’!!!! Where does that kind of thinking even come from?!

‘Nowt so queer as folk’ as my Yorkshire granny used to say and she is right. It’s almost impossible to gauge a person’s reaction to your success but the very best friends will be delighted. i have many who have been SO supported that it has flooded my heart with even more love for them.

I also cherish the new friends I have made through wls. No explanations needed and total understanding and empathy. It’s hard to lose friends out of jealousy (I still miss some of them terribly) but it stands us in good stead for the rest of our lives as there will be false friends at every stage of our lives. ‘The people who come into our lives are either a blessing or a lesson’ as the old quote goes.At least we are learning how to deal with them 😉

Doodah x

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