I have generally been a larger nurse through most of my career, though not all of my life. My current motivation for weight loss is not purely aesthetic anymore. I take care of people daily who are suffering the culmination of a lifetime of not taking good care of themselves, and the thought of becoming one of them scares the crap out of me. That being said, it seems that families happy with our staff love to bring treats. Cakes, cookies, candies, etc. Even the facility will on occasion provide less than healthy "rewards" for a job well done. I usually exercise my ability to make a choice and forego the treats, but my does their presence make things difficult! This is not a rant or anything of the sort. It is more of an observation on how food seems to be the primary reward for good deeds and a show of appreciation. I feel like one of Pavlov ' s Dogs some days lol. I understand the motivation behind the gestures and am grateful for it. Just please don't drop a cheesecake on my desk. It's my kryptonite.