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Sweet and Simple

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I’ve struggled with my weight since I was 5 years old. At that time I heard my father comment, “No fat daughter of mine will ever be seen in a tutu!” Those words would haunt me for fifty years. At the time I heard them, I didn’t know I was fat; I was only in kindergarten. I had not yet felt the shame from my classmates’ taunts or experienced the sense of invisibility from people who looked past me as if I were not there. Those feelings were yet to come. My life became a cycle of overeating, starving, bulimia,

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