This post is for all the non-slimmers out there. All the people who are happy with their weight.
You know your friend who is trying to lose weight? Do you know how it feels to be overweight? Let me tell you... awful! That friend hates what they see in the mirror. You may think they look great, but they don't feel it. They feel self conscious, uncomfortable and sad. You know when that friend makes a decision to lose weight? That was scary! And if they joined a slimming group, it took all their courage and they had to be brave. You know now they're losing weight? It's bloomin hard work! It's tough, it's difficult, but it matters to them. It matters more than you will ever know. For they'd love to be like you and be happy and confident in their own skin. And that's what they're trying to achieve too. Confidence, health and happiness.
So you know when you're meeting up with that person. Please don't tell them their boring. Don't tell them they need to live a little. Don't say they "deserve a treat" - that's a habit they're trying to change. Even the supportive "Can you eat here!?" question can make them feel like an outsider, abnormal, an oddity!
Tell them you're proud of them, and ask how you can support them. They may need you to not comment when they order a healthy option. They may like to choose somewhere where they can make great food decisions. You know, they may prefer to eat in! And on that note, the hugest thank you to Elfy Eating who tonight recognised instantly that eating out was stressing me (as I've gained 3.5lb in the last two weeks when target was in touching distance) and simply said, "would you rather eat at home before we go out?" Yes, yes actually I really would! Thank you! I had a delicious salad, we had a fantastic night. We sang and danced till our feet were (literally) sore and our night with @officialrickastley was one to remember! ❤️ #slimmingworld #swuk #swinsta #sw #healthyeating #goodfood #cook #weightloss #foodoptimising #target #freefood #lifestyle #swconsultant #slimforlife #slimming #thinspiration #extraeasy #Riallygoodgrub #slimwithsw #heswall #Wirral #heswallheroes #ilovesw #SWtransformation