The Right Way (and Wrong Way) to Support Each Other
How to Avoid Sabotage, Take Advantage of Reward Systems, and Become a Closer Family While You Become a Healthier One
It’s funny how you remember certain things from your childhood. For example, I had a skinny, chain-smoking aunt who would ask me every time I saw her: “So, when are you going to drop those extra pounds, honey?”
She’d say it so casually that it became her opening comment at every greeting, but those casual words cut through me like a knife. Sometime after my weight loss, I had a family wedding to attend. I credit my mother because, even on our very tight budget, she convinced Dad to splurge and let me buy a dress worthy of my new figure. I couldn’t wait to wear the ...