co-founder had taken to calling me Shrek. Again, we lguahed. Fast forward a few months after baby was born. I had started exercising with a personal trainer. The weight wasn't coming off as fast as I would have liked it and to be honest, I had never been a skinny girl. Was always the girl who could have stood to lose a few extra pounds(like 15-20!). We're at a restaurant one night, the founders and my family and the same co-founder makes another loud joke about my weight. This time, noone really lguahed. And I felt myself turning every shade of red. He was oblivious. Turns out that later on, someone explained to him the inappropriateness (is that a word?) of his comment. He truly was ignorant to the cultural faux-pas and didn't quite seem to care because of the cultural difference. But he never did make a joke about my weight again. I lived in a land much like Slovenia, tall, thin, gorgeous women. It wasn't long after that night that I too changed my outlook on life and food. I lost the weight. And for 2.5 years, I kept it off. And now I'm back to struggling again. Though you can't mistake me for Shrek, I could be headed down that road again if I don't keep it up. So thank you for your words of inspiration and reminding me of my own experience. Really proud of you!