I know, I know, but I'll say it again.
Don't explain yourself, don't engage in conversation about it, don't worry about what others think, and for goodness sake, don't worry about it.
The weight will come off when you're ready!!!
LOL. Sadly, what you say about my own appearance is true. I blame my mother. For whatever reason, she never commented on my appearance. I think that was helpful. That way, I never relied on it, nor was I hindered by it. And I never let anyone judge me by the way I looked.
Okay, I *tried* not to.
No. Catcalls don't count.