I just want to say that I am proud of you! I cannot imagine how hard it must have been to hear some of those 'helpful insults'! I remember when I was about 11 yrs old, a little boy looked at me and asked "Why are your legs so fat?" It was devastating and putting on a swinsuit and going in public was excruciating for me ever afterwards. I will never have pretty legs, but I WILL be leaner and healthier and able to enjoy life more! I had my Gastric Sleeve on Oct 31st and since then I have lost 25 pounds (today is Dec 3rd). It's only about an eighth of what I would like to lose, but I feel so much better already! Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to reading more. Do you have a YouTube ID?