When I was about 13 I read a trashy novel about a slim, attractive woman who had lost a great deal of weight and was in love with her best friend’s boyfriend. The part I remember is the man’s private thoughts toward this woman. He knew it was shallow of him, but he couldn’t help the idea that once a person was fat she would always be fat.
I don’t know if that’s why I started running the next year or not, but I do know I became fat sometime around age 7 and that I haven’t felt un-fat since. Read more >>