What an excellent article - thanks so much for posting it!
A hard but true lesson to learn. I became thin in my early 20's, and my life didn't get appreciably better. The people who didn't like me when I was fat still didn't like me. The people who loved me when I was fat still loved me.
I think that's one of the reasons that I'm so dead set against calling this health and wellness and (ESPECIALLY) weight loss effort a "journey". It has a connotation of a self-contained "episode" in your life when you FINALLY (or "once and for all!") get healthy and beautiful and happy. Not so. Life is the journey. 3010 days ago