BLOW TO SELF ESTEEM
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|Sat, 04-05-2003 - 10:32pm|
This is my first time posting though I've been reading the board for several days. My self esteem recently got another blow. I gained a lot of weight during the past year and it made me feel so depressed that I wasn't able to do anything constructive about it. I recently decided that I was going to watch my diet and finally start to exercise. When I told my freinds about it they ridicued my decision. Like I had become such a whale that there was no hope of me losing weight. It made me feel so bad. I almost lost my resolve to try to lose weight. I thought that they were right, that there was no hope for me. Then I started to read about other people's experiences on this and the weight management boards and I decided that if other people could make positive changes in their lives then maybe I could do it too. At least I could give it a try.
The problem now is that now I feel so hurt and angry at my friends, that I don't want to be around them any more. I don't want to be around people who see me in such a negative light that they make me feel bad about myself. I don't know what to do. Should I forgive my friends or should I try to seek out people who can give me more positive support (I've considered joining Weight Watchers). What does everyone think?