My friend, Dianne, did me a great service by making me envious. She had the courage to have surgery two weeks ago that will help her lose weight.
The good Jenny was sooooo happy for her! Di is going to lose pounds and weight will not such a problem anymore.
The bad Jenny was green-eyed jealous and resentful.
And it really was half of one, six dozen of another (as my mom used to mistakenly say).
I'm too chicken to have surgery by choice. But Dianne's courage made me not want to be left behind. If I can continue to be conscious of my eating and not escape into Jennyland fat oblivion, next time Di visits from Boston, we will both be healthier, more flexible, and not take up so much physical space.
Thank you, Dianne. I know that it's tough to have surgery and it can be frustrating during the recovery period. But remember, you've not only helped yourself - you've also helped me.
The angel on my shoulder won out.
And we won't have to try to hide our chins anymore.
I love you, Di.