This was so hard to read. I recognized that 10yo immediately. I'm sorry your classmates were so horrible to you. That at least, wasn't something I had to endure. The hurtful comments from your mother, though, sound all too familiar.
Originally Posted by magnolia1973
You look amazing. Physically, you must feel amazing too, even if you haven't caught up emotionally. And you're obviously incredibly resilient so no doubt you can go even further.
I have to say I think you're being too easy on your mother. Just because she did the best she could and didn't completely screw everything up doesn't make her comments about your body any less appropriate. Have you told her you don't appreciate her comments and that she needs to keep her thoughts to herself? Strangers, acquaintances, they're whatever, and you're better off not investing too much in their opinions, but you have a right to demand better from your own mother. I can't even imagine how demoralizing it would be if I still had to listen to my mother's commentary on my appearance. It made a huge difference in my outlook once I told her I would not tolerate her bitchy little comments.
Good luck with the rest of your journey.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related