Dating a guy who used to be fat

24-Jun-2017 14:08

What I needed was someone to find out exactly why I was eating to excess.The recent case of an 11-year old boy from Norfolk whose parents were arrested because he tipped the scales at a "dangerously overweight" 15 stone brought the memories of my own childhood flooding back these memories.It’s typical that when a child has a behaviour restricted, they do the precise opposite as soon as they get the chance. I went from seven and a half stone at the age of 11 to a massive 17 stone by the time I was 16, even though I was a mere 5’8 in height. It was presumed by everyone that I was just being greedy, and rebellious, and that I needed punishing.

However, those “ideals” presented by media, fashion and popular culture diminish, demean and leave out a lot of people, not just because of their size but because of their ethnicity, ability, gender presentation or class.

If you would feel a lot better meeting that ideal, you could easily swing it by taking a shower in the morning when the water’s not hot enough, or getting half-dressed for work while watching Have a sex, sexual-health or relationships question you want answered? By sending a question to that address, you acknowledge you give permission for your question to be published.