Friday, May 15, 2009

An honest question

Since we have all obviously struggled with our weight I am assuming there has been someone some where along the way who has made us feel bad about our weight.
 Do you find satisfaction and motivation when you see that a skinny friend has gained weight?
I know that I am happy to know that they are now struggling with their weight as well as terrible as that is.  I try to be very conscious about others weight and never say anything that would hurt anyone else.  Facebook has made it so easy though to check up on people and see exactly what everyone is up to and how they currently look.


  1. I admit I have had some satisfaction lately at seeing a close friend gain a little weight. she was always SO tiny, and complained about how fat she thought she was (she was a size 00) and she always ate WHATEVER she wanted. now i think it has caught up to her, and she has to make better choices. i think i just like knowing that EVERYONE struggles with teh same thing i am at some point in their lives.

  2. Hi! I stumbled upon your blog several weeks ago and find it both inspiring and VERY helpful!

    To answer your question in my opinion: I don't necessarily find motivation or satisfaction in seeing a friend gain weight so much as I do looking at them and thinking to myself, "You look better than them!" And while that could come out the wrong way, I mean it to say that, even though they still may be smaller than I am, my arms and legs are toner! I also find sweet satisfaction in exercising with a buddy and finding out that I can walk or run longer, or do more push-ups, curls, ect! :)

  3. I do find it refreshing to see the popular, skinny girls from HS looking a little less for the wear on facebook. It's comforting, oddly enough, to know that people all struggle with their weight. I don't feel so alone but I don't feel like they're any more approachable if that makes sense?

  4. I totally understand what you're saying. And I feel the same way sometimes. I don't think I've ever admitted it but it's just one of those things that come with the human nature.

  5. My sister was TINY growing up, like a bean pole, and I was always the chubby one. within the past year she was started to realize she can't eat whatever she wants w/o gaining weight, shes still a size 6, but its just nice to see the redemption!

  6. I agree with Hilary. It's nice to feel good about myself and rewarding when others notice. Still I would never wish weight issues on's too hard.