Relationships between siblings can be strong, but others may be strained. A woman posted to Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole” forum when she was accused by her sister of trying to upstage her before her wedding after losing nearly 100 pounds.
The Redditor, Late-Water-9669, wrote in her post with more than 17,000 votes and more than 2,000 comments that she started to implement some lifestyle changes and managed to lose almost 100 pounds over the course of a year. She explained that she does not live close to her family and does not post on her social media accounts, so her family wasn’t aware of her weight loss. The Redditor explained that she told them that she was making more health-conscious decisions, but did not get into specifics.
“It’s just that every time before that I’ve tried to lose weight it hasn’t worked out so I didn’t want anyone commenting on it,” she wrote.
The post continued that Late-Water-9669’s younger sister’s wedding was approaching in just days.
“It’s happening a week from now and because I haven’t seen everyone in so long I decided to come down two weeks earlier to help out and catch up,” she wrote.
However, Late-Water-9669’s family had a different reaction than what she hoped for.
“When I came to see my family my sister freaked out upon seeing me,” the Redditor wrote. “As it turns out she has gained a bit of weight not super noticeable to me she still looks great. But I think this is the first time in our lives that I’m smaller than her. I’ve always been the ‘fat sister.'”
She went on to say that her sister “basically accused” her of trying to upstage her before her wedding day. Their parents and other family members sided with Late-Water-9669’s sister.
A Redditor’s viral post led to people defending her after she was accused of trying to upstage her sister when she lost weight. Above is a photograph of the Reddit logo.
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“I’m not really sure if I’m in the wrong here as so many of my [family members] are taking her side of things,” Late-Water-9669 wrote.
Though most of her family sided with her sister, the vast majority of Redditors supported Late-Water-9669.
“Wow OP, you spent a whole year of your life losing weight and [making] sacrifices just to upstage your sister?! How dedicated …….