In response to your comment: "I need to get healthy for me, but I keep thinking maybe it would be rewarding to notice people treating me better."
This whole topic raises a lot of hot buttons for me. Like many SB'ers, most of my life I've yo-yo'd (have never been "thin" but have at times been "average" size). So, I have a lifetime of firsthand experience re: whether people treat fat people differently than not-fat folks. As I lost the 115# from 2002-2004, and went from a size 24 to a 10/12, you can bet your sweet patooty most people treated me differently: co-workers, strangers on street, shop people (that's a MAJOR one...and not just in clothing stores), waiters/waitresses, of COURSE men, my family!, the list goes on and on. And by different, I mean: Nicer, better, with more respect. Funny, isn't it, how so many people treat larger individulas as if they're invisible, especially the larger they are! And I have repeatedly experienced, as the weight melts off, how I mysteriously become visible to the same people...and in the case of strangers or near-strangers, confidence has/had nothing whatsoever to do with it...with some people I don't think it's even a "conscious" decision to ignore us...but with some, it absolutely is ("oh god, I don't want to serve/be seen talking to that FAT woman!").
Absolutely, over time, in my new body, with people who are around me a lot, and in my dealings with men, I DO exhibit more confidence...but you know what - a lot of that comes from the fact that I know that NOW they will SEE me, and HEAR me (unlike before) ... so it's a cycle.
So, my best answer to you: do NOT EVER think/feel it's "rewarding" to have people treat you better - you deserve to be treated well NOW! And absolutely, focus on the fact that you DO need to get healthy for YOU (and your child). Screw everybody else