Ask June: Slightly Obese in San Luis Obispo and Reluctant in Raleigh • Cleaver Magazine
Dear June, I can never visit my parents, and can hardly ever even talk to them on the phone, without their bringing up my weight. I am a 29-year-old woman, active and fairly athletic, generally healthy, and successful at my job. I am in a relationship I find satisfying. It is quite true that I struggle with my weight – it is at a level that my nurse practitioner considers “slightly obese,” which is something I know from peeking in my file once when she left the room. I do try to lose weight from time to time, probably not quite as hard as I should. But one thing I am sure of is that nagging or, especially, advice and interference from my parents just make it worse. When I visited them at Christmas they offered to pay for me to go to some fat farm where a cousin of … chop! chop! read more!
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