Oh, how the tables have turned!
I’ve pretty much been on the slender side throughout my entire existence. When I was in elementary school, my classmates would call me “Skinny Minnie” because of my size. I never really took it to heart, though, mainly because I didn’t have issues with low self esteem and, I was always fine with my size.
But there are so many kids who aren’t tough enough to not let words cut them so deep. Body shaming is a form of bullying; bullying is a not only a serious matter, but it is a huge deal in today’s society. Body shaming doesn’t just happen to young children; adults are notorious for body shaming TF out of each other. And now with technology and the Internet, it’s getting worse.
An Indianapolis woman got the last laugh after her longtime crush, who turned her down because of her weight, begged her for a date after she dropped 145 pounds. She denied him.
At just 25 years old, Rachael Heffner weighed 285lbs; she lead a pretty unhealthy life. In 2004, she lost her mother to cancer, which sent her into a downward spiral of eating bad foods and drinking about four bottles sodas a day. It wasn’t until her school crush denied her a date that she decided to change her lifestyle.
Rachel had a major crush on a guy at her college, but he turned her down because she was too big for him. With the motivation of her college roommate, she took matters into her own hands and began her road to losing weight.
New Body, Who Dis?
As a New Year’s resolution, she began dieting and exercising. Rachel hit the gym and cut out the bad foods and sugary drinks she so loved. That led to a whopping loss of 145lbs.
At 140lbs, Rachel began getting a lot of attention, especially from guys—including her crush.
Her initial reason for losing weight was to win the heart of her crush, but once she actually got healthier and slimmed down, he was a thing of the past.