Hi, thanks for the comment! My mom and I get along well. I live in a different state than her now, so we value the time we spend together. She read my article and she felt really awful. I ensured her that it was all in the past. I understand that she wouldn't have said it had she known how sore the subject was for me. It's hard to understand that feeling unless you've ever been fat as a child. Adults can be cruel, but children are ten times worse!
We’re so glad you joined the SP Community Team. It looks like you are well on your way to meeting your goals, congratulations. Being a CT Leader you will find that the weekly requirements to maintain this status will keep you active on the site and by working with new members to SP you will gain personal motivation. Good luck in your endeavors.
Best of wishes from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.