In the Thanksgiving episode, Pilgrim Rick, our beloved Kate (Chrissy Metz) breaks up with Toby because she believes that her unhappiness is due to her weight. In fact, she tells Toby about her unrealistic dreams of finding the rom-com type of prince: a man who sacrifices his own dreams so that she can follow hers, a man who does big romantic things to prove his love. Kate informs Toby that he actually is that man. He has won her heart with his grand gestures, yet she is unable to love him because she doesn't love herself.
And THAT is the big issue here. That is the storyline this series should be following - a woman who learns to love herself! Yet, as a viewer, I fear this story will become a journey of weight-loss only to discover that she's still unhappy. Honestly, I would prefer to see a journey of learning to love oneself, regardless of the body you're in.
That said, why can't these be expressed by a Kate who loves her body? She will still have the same struggles, be perceived the same way, but not hate herself.