10 rules for dating a former fat girl

27 Aug

The slap of my mother's hand against my bare stomach rings out and fills the entire store. When we lived in Boston, my father would go for runs through the city as I rode my bike beside him, trying to keep up.

I watch as my belly jiggles in the mirror mounted on the large column in front of us. But Dad stayed in Boston and Ma and I moved out to north central Massachusetts.

Today, seventy pounds lighter, Lisa is a successful writer at a national magazine. Featuring concrete advice to help readers drop two, four (or more! Then I got to a point and thought maybe it's a joke (when she tells dieters to avoid nosy well meaning people by sequestering themselves).

) dress sizes and re-imagine their own best lives, this book offers the strategies and support to help them effect real change once and for all. But I am afraid that this book looks like it's serious. Then I got to a point and thought maybe it's a joke (when she tells dieters to avoid nosy well meaning people by sequestering themselves).

A few people constantly said I was lucky to be a little prettier than other fat girls, and the other fat girls hated me because I didn’t cry in public or put people down who shamed me. Even among my siblings I was the kid who caused the most trouble.

I’d sneak bowls of cereal when no one was home, pouring sugar and honey on the off-brand Cheerios pretending they were the Honey Nut kind, the kind my other grandma — who lived near the ocean and never looked at me like I was trash — always fed me.Twenty years ago, at 5'4" and 185 pounds, Lisa Delaney was despondent over diets that never worked and disappointed by her dull job and lack of a love life.Fortunately, a late-night epiphany involving a half-gallon of mint chocolate chip ice cream convinced her that becoming a former fat girl—in body and spirit—was the key to creating a life she truly loved. Eye-opening yet refreshingly accessible, Secrets of a Former Fat Girl reveals the seven secrets of Delaney’s success, exploring how shifting from wannabe former fat girl to actual former fat girl is as much about seeing yourself as a confident, secure, desirable woman as it is about achieving an ideal weight. I used to give PE exams alone after the class left because it was very embarrassing. I was always lazy, so I was the kid who preferred talking to people than playing a sport.