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Jenifer, thank you for taking the time to explain. I did not mean to pry into your personal life, and I see now that my question “why” may have have that effect. I hope you didn’t feel pressured in that way by my post, and I’m sorry if you did. I felt you were being unfair towards the author, and I was just trying to treat the matter fairly.

You’ve been through a lot, and I don’t know what to say so I’ll err on the side of saying less.

I agree with you about taking personal responsibility, and I hoped to convince you to temper your passion for personal responsibility with greater caring, empathy and respect for people who struggle with weight issues. Just my opinion, but I felt that everyone would benefit from that.

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