That's great to hear, Ally
I too have felt judged by my appearance in the past, and often I think it's probably more in my head than anything. I feel like people are watching me when I eat any fast food, even if I go for the healthier option, and I often wonder if the kids laughing are doing so at me....
my partner's great uncle has thrice insulted me about my weight, directly to my face - he's old, doddering, and has never been married, so they can justify that he 'doesn't understand women' til the cows come home - but that doesn't make the things he's said to me any less painful or amazingly rude:
no.1 - "you can sit there, that chair's the strongest ",
no.2 - my partner tells him that the t-shirt he's wearing was mine, but i gave it to him because I never wore it - he looks at him, back at me, and then says "geez, that must've been a long time ago".
no.3 - we pick him up with my partner's sister and brother-in-law to take him to lunch - he gets out of the car, looks from me to the sister, and says to her "don't you put on as much weight as she has!!"
It still riles me that anyone could be that horribly inconsiderate and ignorant to this day - but the thing is, People are often hurtful, mainly and for some *odd* reason, they're people who've never dealt with being overweight, don't know what it's like, don't know how hard it is to lose that weight again. I can see the difference now. They're not doing it because of me, they're doing it because they're insecure. Because they're such bad people that the only thing they have to do is make others miserable. Those people are ignorant. if they can't see past your appearance, they don't deserve your friendship. end of story.
I'm fat, I'm not proud of my weight, and I certainly don't flaunt it, but I do feel comfortable in my skin because I know I'm a good person. I know I can still be sexy, and feel sexy, because someone else thinks that I am, and that makes me believe it.
Never give up on yourself. Don't punish yourself for HAVING to break free once in a while and eat that slice of pizza, and definately don't pay attention to the cruel and pathetic things people say to you about your weight. I know it's hard (trust me, those words still anger me, not to mention a little brat that used to torment me in high school).
Think of the bad kharma for them, and imagine when those burgers they can eat by the ton finally catch up to them and they're old and fat and yourself still feeling young and fit in your 80's, and then we'll see who's laughing!