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Transcript: Support for loved ones 

You know it's important that people really need to realize that one of the things that the doctor's office had mentioned to us was that sometimes the family can be a detriment to this because they see you begin to lose weight and then they think you look sickly. They think you look drawn. They don't realize what you look like with a healthy weight. But those that are close to you, wives and parents and (people) like that, can be very affected by this. And they need the support just as much as anybody else does because it's such a massive change. You know that it can be very difficult for them.