I'd welcome some advice please. I've just started this plan - with GP approval - to lose weight, as part of an approach to getting over a bad back I've suffered with for the last 6 months. It's made walking etc really difficult and become a vicious circle. So I'm concentrating on food initially with stretching, gentle stuff - and then adding in extra things as I go along with the goal of being able to go back to the gym, dig my own garden etc.
So far so good - I've lost 3kg in 3 weeks and started war on the dandelions in my lawn!
But a new friend (i.e. someone I've met half a dozen times) is now wanting quite desperately to "help" me. She openly admits it's to help her too. She's about to tell her husband she wants a divorce and is dreading the whole thing and is - naturally - stressed and needy.
I think I need to say no as I have to do this my way and she's already suggesting we exercise together to suit her schedule not mine and is devising a "regime" for me. Plus I simply can't become an emotional crutch for her - I've done that before for a really close friend and it's tough. But she's a nice woman going through a difficult time so how do I handle this?
Suggestions welcome - btw she only live 75m away from me in a rural community....