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When I was in the clutches of my disease, I felt so defeated that I began preparing myself for life as an overweight woman. I was only 18 and had been unsuccessfully fighting my disease since age 10. I rationalized that maybe living out my life in a fat body wouldn’t be so bad. I figured I was just meant to be extra curvy, and I could be beautiful, happy, and chubby at the same time. While I don’t believe it’s impossible to be happy and overweight, I know it’s impossible for me. I wasn’t overweight because I enjoyed a

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