My Fat Story
It was freshman year and I was 14. Childhood shame over my big boobs and chubby frame had left me very insecure. Believing that criticism would somehow melt the fat right off of me, my family often made harsh comments. It didn’t help that my first boyfriend, Josh, had recently broken up with me over my weight. (He was teased so badly for dating me, he felt he had no choice.) I dieted all summer in order to start high school at a normal weight.