At last!!!! My old school friend who has lupus has finally finally finally not thrown back an argument as to why we should carry on meeting up and she has actually agreed to just text each other now, instead of see each other. How I managed to arrange this was to simply say that I'm seriously looking for full time work and will need the weekends to clean the house and recouperate. Finally she has actually accepted this and said she doesn't mind just texting me now. I really really can't believe this. I looked quite a bit heavier about 2 years ago when I came back to the area and I have really really been trying to lose weight. I think my friend thought that I wasn't really seriously somehow about getting a job therefore she was absolutely insistant on meeting up all the time. Little did she know I think that I was worrying about meeting up with her because I really wanted to concerntrate on getting a job and starting a family. The more she wanted to become involved and meet up - it was almost having the opposite effect from what she intended. But now I have started doing evening walks, look a bit slimmer and have lost about 25 pounds - she has finally accepted that I want to find a full time job now and it's probably better just to text me. Phew!! What a difference going on an evening and early morning walk can do and loosing a bit of weight!!