On “tough love” and your fat friend’s health.
Your Fat Friend

I still remember on a social occasion a friend of mine pointed at me saying, “How dare you eat a piece of cake when you get fat?” My hand, which was about to reach the food froze in the air and in shame. I was plump, but I was in perfect health. I had no confidence to say it out loud. I still remember how hard I tried my best to lose weight and look thin by swimming and eating little. I made it sometimes. I lost it more. I was not happy because I didn’t know then my body was a precious gift that I should appreciate and enjoy being with. That was more than 20 years ago.

Thank you, my Fat Friend, for verbalizing our breakthrough as well as our battle!

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.