Today Jared the Subway spokesperson came to my school! He gave our kids insightful info about self-esteem in relation to a healthy weight and told many of his stories about his childhood. I know a lot of the kids didn't quite understand what he was talking about, but I think some of the older ones got his point. Live healthy- be happy.
One thing he mentioned was how when he was overweight, there were plenty of people who talked about him and degraded him. Then, when he got famous, those same people tried to be his friends. I feel like that is the story of my life and as the future brings more successes, I know that those episodes will repeat themselves.... but I'm ever ready. ;-}