Written by Amanda, a Fattitude Intern
#TW Eating disorder related behaviors
The antique mall reminded me of an old tired dog with watery brown searching eyes. Decrepit, covered in dust and silent, it emoted something despite its stillness. It was both endearing and sad.
It was entirely devoid of movement, except for my coworker and me. He was a friendly man in his fifties; I was sixteen.
To enliven this dull afternoon, he generously bought us both lunch. We feasted merrily.
After eating, he tested his blood sugar. This piqued my curiosity, so he explained his diabetes and his weight management plan. “Did you know that you could eat six Hershey’s chocolate bars a day and yet lose weight?” he asked.
This single comment ignited a fire that would burn out of control for years. Read More