Carye: hugs and prayers for your nephew.
It's true, people can't really imagine our weights. I know a friend of mine, last time, was always telling me not to lose any more. Partly, there was a touch of green-eyed jealousy there but partly, when she heard how much I'd lost, she couldn't imagine that I wasn't now unhealthily light.
This time, although she hasn't mentioned the two stone I've lost, I know that when/if it comes up in conversation, she'll again assume I'm over-dieting: she wants to lose 7lbs, so it's hard for her to imagine the numbers I'm talking.