When I was 18 years old, I thought that losing weight would make my life perfect. Like so many teenage girls obsessed with fitting into Hollister and cutting carbs before prom, the size of my thighs consumed me. All of the time. I spent my high school years wanting to be the one thing that seemed impossible for a pudgy Italian with an A+ on the emotional eating scorecard: skinny.
Is my kid gay? Maybe she is. Maybe she isn't. But, on this, day I realized that it really doesn't matter to me.
Social media addiction is a real thing. It affects, probably, thousands of people. And it may be wrecking relationships and the ability to connect with people IRL. After watching this video, if this story sounds a little too familiar, your love of social media may border on being obsessive.
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In 2004, my 5'7" father weighed 268 pounds and was diabetic. He was in a dire state. He'd struggled with his weight for years, but some devastating news from his doctor gave him the wake-up call he needed: if he didn't do something to drop the weight, he would, in all likelihood, die in five years. So, under his doctor's stern recommendation, my dad underwent lapband surgery that same year. Sure, his life was at stake, but somehow, I don't think that was his biggest motivator to get lap-band surgery. I think his decision was about something much bigger than himself.
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