Got reminded how hard I work to get where I want to be

On Monday night I had a conversation with a friend about another friend.

One of my friends can be a little hard to be with right now.  She is obviously going through a hard time and needs some help, but isn't ready/willing/able at this time to get that help for herself.

We all know that nobody can do that for anyone else.

What can be hard is there are a lot of jealousy issues. 

I know that I am one of this person's "fat buffers".  Because I am larger than her (by about 90lbs), it helps her.   The reason the conversation started with the other friend is she asked what was up with the surgery and I opened up about how it sucks that I can't speak to the other friend about it.

Because of the friend's depression, it's really hard to call her on her behavior.  It just doesn't seem to do anything or help.

The good thing that came out of this whole thing though and why I am even writing about it is the reminder I got from the friend that I was speaking too.

She reminded me that everything that I have, I worked hard for.  Nobody made it happen for me.  I didn't wait for it to fall in my lap.

I wanted something and I went after it.

Before I met my husband, I was lonely and wanted to meet someone.

I signed up for Yahoo personals (this was pre and went on a lot of bad dates.  I made sure though that I had a date almost every weekend and sometimes a different guy Friday and Saturday night.  I dealt with a lot of rejection and had to do some rejecting, but I eventually met my husband (we both dated someone else at first, but decided we wanted to be friends) and have now been married 10 years.

When it came time to have a child, I was having trouble getting pregnant.  I bought ovulation detectors and saw my doctor.  I did all sorts of tests and eventually fertility treatments to get pregnant.  I didn't give up and I did whatever I had to do to get there.  It was a depressing time, I gained 40lbs while trying to get pregnant.

I want to become healthy weight wise.  I started therapy for this reason years ago.  I have tried numerous weight loss programs (weight watchers, nutrisystem, south beach, etc.).  I have gone to seminars (Women, Food and God).  I read books about weight loss and the emotional/mental aspects of it.  I write here.  I have had surgery and will have another surgery.  

What do these things have in common?  I worked or am working my ass off to get to my goal.

This is something that I can be very proud of and it's a very positive thing about me that I am glad that I was reminded of.


About nancykerins

I am a 38 year full time working mother of one doing my best to get healthy. I had lapband surgery in November of 2010 and then had a revision to the vertical gastric sleeve in February 2012. The purpose of this blog is a therapeutic tool for me to work out my feelings and write about what is going on during this experience. If I can help others through this blog, that is just a bonus.
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3 Responses to Got reminded how hard I work to get where I want to be

  1. pollyhyper says:

    I used to have a friend like that, who was so jealous of things I had (and worked for!) that she was unfairly resentful. We are no longer friends but I often think about how she would act now that I have lost weight.

    • nancykerins says:

      Thanks! I think what can be hard is we have been friends since 6th grade (26 years). I’m trying to ignore her BS and just live my life.
      The silver lining that came out of the situation was having my other friend point out my strength, determination and hard work.

      • pollyhyper says:

        It’s sad but at some point you have to just let go of your natural concern for loved ones’ happiness when it interferes with your pursuit of your own happiness. Just focus on improving yourself inside and out, and the good friends will stick around.

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