Body image is something that has come to the forefront of our health landscape. Like many other things, a pendulum has swung toward radical acceptance of being overweight or obese. We see “healthy at any weight” and fat acceptance/embrace pushed in the media, but that has mostly been pushed by women for women to hit back at “western standards of beauty”.
My own story isn't quite as bad as that of the author, but i was seriously overweight for most of my adult life. No longer. I've found what works for me. If you'd like to know the details, just ask.
Bro. I'm really proud of you!