Hello and welcome to HealingWell,
I am in the same spot as you however I have always had a weight issue and when growing up my stepmom called me fatty, even in front of relatives. Piggy was another one of her names for me.
I have spent way to much time worrying about my body image and I am not sure why ??? I love people of all races, countries and I do not choose my friends according to their looks. So why do I focus on my weight and why do I focus on medications that cause me but put on weight ? For me it is an old habit that I am still working on letting go. I am still learning to accept myself for who I am not what I look like on the outside.
I love people who are comfortable with their bodies and appearance and I am trying to find that comfort in my own life.
I still have people who will comment in a backhanded way re my looks ~ my therapist taught me this great response ~ when someone says something I find offensive I now say, "What do you mean by that?"
Exercise, eat healthy and be OK with who you are.
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