Hi Key! Boy, do I HEAR you!! I quit alcohol 22 1/2 years ago, caffeine almost 6 years ago, and have been nicotine free(cold turkey yet!) for 27 days today and have had a weight problem off and on for my entire life. I have suffered with just about every psych disorder on the planet and am going through major depression and anxiety and sleep problems at the moment. Do you know what the common denominator in this psychological equation in my life is that keeps me either in a psych fugue or in relapse? It's STUPID IGNORANT PEOPLE THAT MAKE COMMENTS TO ME AND HALF OF THE ONES THAT MAKE THEM I WOULDN'T EVEN CONSIDER HAVING IN MY LIFE EVER!!!!! I am 50 years old and only learned in the past 4-7 years to tell them off when I can. People can be so stupid. They don't think self-esteem is a fragile thing unless it's theirs. You really have to embarrass people in front of others (which I am not an advocate of at all as a rule in my life) that are of this caliber because it's the only language they understand. I think you're doing a wonderful job with your quit and although I'm not a religious fanatic, the only person we need to concern ourselves with how we are is God.
We're beautiful to Him no matter what. Take care and be well--Hopeto