Show Notes for Thursday January 9, 2020

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Dear John,

I made a resolution to lose weight this year. I'm doing pretty well, but my friends are not very supportive. They've been pretty mean about it. They are all pretty slender and I'm not. They keep trying to get me to join them for dinner and drinks. I've explained that I don't want to do that and they are persistent. They talk me into going out. Then when I order a salad they harass me for that. When I drink water I get picked on for that. After two nights of this already I've decided not to go out with them again. I want to stick with my healthy plan for 2020. I met a new friend at the gym. She and I have been encouraging one another. My old friends are very mean to me towards her too. Do I just cut them out of my life all together? I've known several of them my whole life. We grew up together. Not sure what to do here. I still love my friends, I just don't like the way they've treated me lately. My closest friend actually said “you know you're going to quit anyway so just drop the diet thing and get back to your fun self”. That made me cry. What should I do?

Signed – NewYearNewFriends?

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