From childhood I was very full, lost weight and gained weight again, says Sarah Miller, a 39-year-old teacher who is, as she put it, currently 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. As a teenager, I had no one to share my feelings with that age. ”
Sarah recalls that she was about 20 years old then she lost almost 50 pounds when the young man first dated her.
“It took years of treatment before I gained confidence, she admits. Even now, when everything I have experienced is far behind, I can’t force myself to talk about the details of my past life. “I fear that if I start to remember, what looks like a healed scar today will turn into an open wound.”
For Sarah, as well as for many other overweight women, excess fat is more than a physical problem. This is the triumph of appetite over willpower. This is a painful psychological wound associated with feelings of loneliness and shame.
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