YES. I’ve been waiting for this post. I’ll start out with a picture of what I looked like in middle school. Imgur I’m the fat ginger on the right. People were cruel to me. One day in 8th grade, a kid in class saw my tag sticking out of my size 12 pants and yelled it to the whole class. Everybody laughed at me, and I was so upset that I just stopped eating. I lost about 60 pounds over the summer, getting down to about average size for a freshman. I still considered myself to be obese, so I dropped out of the regular high school and attended an alternative school and continued to starve myself and lose weight. After high school, I was wearing size 2 jeans and rejecting at least 2 or 3 propositions from attractive men a day. All of a sudden, everything was incredibly easy for me. I didn’t understand what was going on, but everything was free. oil changes, cigarettes, anything. I could walk up to any guy I wanted and just say hello and he’d practically just throw his wallet at me. It was fun and exciting, but I couldn’t help but feel disgusted. It wasn’t just men either. I got treated nicer in stores, received job offers, offered more help in classes, etc. I see people that I knew in middle school and they don’t recognize me at all. Last year, I ran into the same kid that yelled my pants size to my class, and he asked me out on a date, forgetting completely who I was or what he had done to me. I politely declined.