My sister Carly * has been overweight since she was young and I know she really suffered.
She was the prankster for many years and had very low self-esteem. She’s tried so many Diets that never worked and we all felt terrible for her. We accepted that she would likely be overweight for the rest of her life.
She never had one friend it took more than a couple of months and I know she was lonely. She was fed up with people saying to her, “You would be so pretty … if you just took something off,” and I always defended her very much. Sometimes it was pointed out that Carly and I looked very much alike, even though I was slim and she wasn’t.
But her looks didn’t matter because she had the most beautiful personality, very nice and shy and super cute. She was everyone’s favorite person, just an all-round gorgeous one Mrs. Until she turned 30.
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“Carly * was everyone’s favorite until she turned 30.” (Pexels)
Carly had a procedure in the hospital that caused her to lose a lot of weight pretty quickly. After a while, she looked amazing, and as she looked, so did her personality.
She went from being a very shy person to being a very sociable person who, frankly, was quite annoying. She looks gorgeous now and she knows it. She has a lot of male attention and wishes she had the procedure a long time ago.
She is a different person around me. She tells me that she lived in my shadow for so long and now she realizes that she is as fabulous as she thought it was me – only better.
I have people tell me that she is more attractive than me now, which is true, I think she looks amazing. But I’m a humble person, I’ve never acted like a princess the way Carly acts now. She is so full of herself.
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Now Carly’s sister thinks she is ‘of herself’. (Pexels)
On the one hand, I understand that she wants to make up for all the lost time when she was the symbolic “fat girl” in every friendship group. Now she’s the symbolic “knockout stunner”, but her looks went to her head in a not so beautiful way.
She seems to think she is better than any of her old friends. She left them to a more glamorous group of women. She has very little time left for me. She spends so much money on herself and now that she has a boyfriend I rarely see her.
I’m really happy for Carly. She finally got out of her snail shell and lives the life she has always dreamed of. But at what cost? She really is a different person and I miss the sweet, kind woman she once was. She listened to my problems and was always there for me. Now she’s obsessed with fillers, botox, and designer clothes.
I think she deserves this time of her life, but I wish she hadn’t changed as much inside as she outside.
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