Help the new fat girl make some friends
June 30, 2010 6:14 PM Subscribe
I'm moving into a new neighborhood where a lot of nice people live. I'd love to meet them and make some new friends. But I'm dealing with some weight issues and therefore have low self-confidence, not to mention being a natural introvert. How do I get through this in a positive way?
posted by georgiabloom to Human Relations (26 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm about 60 pounds overweight. Right on the "slightly obese" marker going by the BMI scale. I hate it, and am making some lifestyle changes to correct the problem. However, it is not going to be solved for a while, yet I'm moving into a new place this week and want to meet the neighbors and somehow put my fatness out of my mind so my true self can shine through. I find it very difficult to do this, partly because I'm an introvert anyway, but mostly because I'm honestly just embarrassed and ashamed to be in this kind of shape. So here I am, hoping for some sound (and kind) advice.
How can I best overcome my anxiety and boost my confidence so that I can be comfortable meeting my new neighbors? Thanks in advance.