Is there a possibility that as you are losing weight, you can become too self-centered?
I ponder this after a friend from my former fat days caught up with me recently. I asked her about another acquaintance. "I don't talk to her anymore," she confided in me. "Ever since she lost a lot of weight, she's just become too full of herself."
Full of herself, how? Well, she talks about her weight loss, her activity level, and about the foods she avoids to keep herself slim. She talks about the new clothes she's bought and some that she is planning to buy.
As my friend went on about this acquaintance, I had to smile. Because I remembered full well being close with this very friend--the one who was complaining about the self-centered one-- and how EVERY conversation at her house revolved around the food she didn't want to eat but inadvertantly found herself eating...I watched her as she stuffed herself full of food I would no longer think about. I listened to her as she complained about clothes no longer fitting - about activities she had no energy for - about her failing health.
And I couldn't help but feel sorry for my friend. She didn't get it. What she saw in Skinny Sal was the positive version of Mopey Miranda. Both were self-centered. Both talked about food, albeit one about food that was healthy, the other about food that was her nemesis. Both talked about their bodies, and about their clothes.
So does losing weight make you self-centered? No. It makes you love yourself and think in positive terms. Get with the program, Mopey Miranda!