Missed the whole point. While I understand your take, and when I get back to my computer will review, I might note that your comments are quite unnecessarily ugly. You have no idea how long I spent being obese myself. Not only do I not state, imply or suggest anything even close to “holier than thou,” this is much more a piece about drugs, the pharma industry and potential misdiagnosed illnesses. Not about obesity and most certainly, Amy, not about you. If you choose to read it that way that’s your right. While I value thoughtful feedback which helps me better guide a piece, I do not value viciousness. That woman on the beach? That WAS my body in my thirties. Your comments are just as unfortunate as you accuse me of being. I am sorry you carry so much anger. If you wish anyone to respect your take, you might want to take the bike out of your personal attacks.