I wouldn't say I have a positive attitude about my obesity. I hate it really! I would seriously consider bariatric surgery if there was a surgeon in town that did them and took medicaid. But I do consider my weight to be the lesser of two evils.
I am sorry that your husband is not supportive...people like him have no idea at all. It really makes me mad.
I truly believe that even many therapists and docttors are clueless about
what it is like...they "think" they know, but they don't!!! I had a therapist once that wanted me to enter a group home for anxiety, where I couid learn to deal with getting and keeping a job, etc. She told me about
one patient that was actually working at Burger King and how the manager was made aware of her struggle, blah blah blah.........!!!!!!!!!!! Talk about
depressing! She wanted me to leave my home and family, live in a group home with little privacy, and learn an exciting job like flipping burgers! WooHoo!!! I did not even go to tour the home! She got mad and I didn't care! But you know what? By saying "NO" to her, I actually started feeling better somewhat! LOL! It was like a turning point for me! I still don't work secularly...am on SSI. And don't misunderstand, there's no shame in working for a fast food place or any place, but it wasn't an incentive at all! The idea scared the mud outta me! Anyway, I found out a few years later that my therapist handled her stress by SMOKING and this despite the fact that she had leukemia in remission! I felt for her condition, but found it very hypocritical! So I'm not all that big on a lot of therapists!