Originally Posted by Stumpotamous
I have always wanted to lose some weight, but the pressure from everyone in my family has led me to believe I was at a healthy weight. I come from an overweight family and have always been the odd one out because of my size.
I'm a newbie here myself, so not sure how qualified I am to reply to these posts, but just wanted to say that that ^ really hit home for me.
I also come from a family where most people on both sides are either on the upper end of their "healthy weight range" or overweight/obese, so getting them to understand why I want to lose weight has been difficult, and I've often been told that I'm absolutely fine because, well, by comparison, it was true.
Don't let them detract from your commitment to yourself. YOU know why you want to lose weight, and YOU know what is a healthy weight range for your height. And, hey, maybe you'll inspire someone else to join your journey to good health and fitness, eh? Best of luck!