Wednesday, 11 August 2010

friend dilemma and the dreaded bounce!

Morning all,

I posted a couple of months ago about a dilemma with a friend, she was someone who I know had looked in to weight loss surgery and had lost about 150lbs on a very low cal diet, one of the ones with the food packs but the last time I had seen her she had gained a fair amount of it back.

I tried to call her for weeks before and after my surgery, I ended up catching her by e-mail on facebook, had a couple of replies as we were chatting, I told her about the surgery and didn't hear back from her and haven't heard from her at all since. I don't know why, I don't know if she's jealous or angry or she's had some kind some of surgery and is struggling, I just don't know.
I've sent her an invitation to George's party (she has a son) so I'll see if I hear back from her, I just don't know what the problem is.

Scale was horrible today, for some reason I was 16st 3, 227 lbs. Yesterday and the day before I was really good, my TOM is due soon so think it could be hormonal, i'm ok about it, i'm not going to rush out and eat as much junk as I can get my hands on which is a huge departure for me!

Isobel is loving Gloucestershire and is being spoilt rotten, she's apparently going to a business meeting tomorrow she just told me, have no idea?
George is still teething, poor thing, we're going to get his hair cut today, he has fully agreed to it but it normally is an ordeal. Wish me luck!

Have a lovely day all xx


  1. Hi Alison
    Hmm on the friend front.. but you need to reach out directly to her, tell her you cherish the friendship. She may be embarassed by the bounce back in Weight.. and she needs to know that you care about the friendship and are not going ot be critical (not that you would). I do know that feeling of having lost and then gained, you kind of want to hide until you can get it under control again.. Hang in there with the scale.. it is very cyclical.

  2. I'm a brit-o-phile and I gotta say it makes my heart palpitate a little to hear you talk of brit-things, like cities and stones and whatnot. I know, I'm a dork!

    That's unfortunate that your friend is being reclusive. It's awfully difficult to figure out what's wrong when your friend is being utterly non-communicative. I think you're being wonderful to reach out to her, and keep trying to do so until she comes around. I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation...?


  3. You've flipped roles on this person... she might have only wanted a "fat friend". I know that I've had issues I've had to break through (and sometimes just give up on) with friends and family members relating to my own weight loss success.

  4. Hi Allison! Thank you for the comment! I'm following you now too :)

    I love your blog...I try to read it with a British accent so I get the full affect. How fun is that??

  5. Alison - it's hard to know why your friend hasn't responded, but we all know how weight plays with our heads. I think you should maybe contact her directly if you want to keep the friendship.