From childhood I was very fat, I lost weight and gained weight again, says Sarah Miller, a 39-year-old teacher, who is now, as she put it, in one of her “thin periods”.
“They gave me nicknames, laughed at me, humiliated me, avoided me, and I felt like some kind of monster, she says. Many times, until I grew up, I wanted to die. I never went to school dances. I did not go to the prom. In adolescence, I had no one to share my experiences inherent with this age. ”
Sarah recalls that she was about 20 years old then she lost almost 50 pounds when for the first time a young man gave her a date.
“It took years of treatment before I gained confidence, she admits. Even now, when everything that has been experienced is far behind, I cannot bring myself to speak about the details of my past life. I am afraid that if I start remembering, what looks like a healed scar today will turn into an open wound. ”
For Sarah, as well as for many other obese women, an excess of adipose tissue is more than a physical problem. This is a triumph of appetite over willpower. This is a painful psychological wound associated with feelings of loneliness and shame.
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