I'm just going to come right out and say it... Having a skinny best friend and really attractive friends is one of the hardest things in the world. I have compared myself to others for a long time but have recently realized that is the strongest poison of all. I would work really hard but then it would come to my attention that I still felt like the black sheep compared to my friends. What I wasn't noticing was how much progress I was making. No I wasn't blessed with skinny genes but I am working towards something greater. I let other people stand in the way of my success because I was throwing myself a pity party due to the fact I didn't look like someone else. This may be cliche but progress is progress no matter how small. Even if it takes a whole year, would you rather be fit in a year or fat in a year? I would definitely rather be fit. Stop feeling guilty for eating 200 more calories than your diet plan allows and start thinking about the bigger picture. Guilt will only cause you to fill bad and give up. Giving up will make you angry and disappointed which will cause you to emotionally eat. Gaining a few pounds due to the emotionally eating will cause stress and anxiety which will stop you from losing weight efficiently. This is a vicious roller coaster that I rode for years... But not anymore. I take it step by step, meal by meal, day by day, week by week, and month by month. I look at the bigger picture and always keep going, even after I fail. So far it is working. You have to stop comparing your self to your friends, if you don't you won't be successful. Use them as motivation to better yourself but don't let it hinder your success! In the end I'm going to be hotter than my friends... And they'll be wishing they did what I did. Fit is better than skinny. I don't want to be skinny... I want to be healthy. I know it's hard having skinny friends but YOU CAN do it and YOU CAN look just as good, if not better, than them.