Advice Needed on Being Self-Conscious Around Skinny Friend

Weigh In: I'm Self-Conscious Around My Skinny Friend

This FitSugar reader sure could use your advice.

Dear Fit,
My husband recently started a new job and invited one of his co-workers over. I instantly hit it off with his wife because we're both teachers, both love yoga, and are vegetarian. We've been getting together a lot lately but slowly I'm becoming more and more self-conscious around her. She's much thinner than I am, extremely toned, and super healthy. Whenever we go out to dinner, she always orders a salad for her meal, and I feel like a cow if I order something that's less than healthy, like a veggie burger and fries or dessert.

Her husband owns a boat and invited us on it this weekend, but I lied and said we were busy, because I'm embarrassed to be seen in a bathing suit next to her. I'm working on losing weight and becoming more loving of my flaws, but how can I get over my insecurities and not let it affect our friendship?
— Self-Conscious Carol

If you have any experience with this, or any suggestions, please share in the comments section below.

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