I Gave Up My Social Life For The Body Of My Dreams
Some of our worst fears when heading off to college are the feelings of homesickness, making new friends, and the dreaded freshman 15. For some, the freshman 15 means gaining 15 lbs. For others, it means losing 15 lbs. For me, it meant gaining 20 lbs.
Throughout high school, I was never the skinny girl, but I wasn’t fat either. In a school that was predominantly white, my curvier body wasn’t seen as curvy, but as chubby, or too sexy for a teenager. Going into college, where I began to meet a very diverse group of people, I didn’t know whether I was skinny, fat, curvy, or average. Every doctor I’ve ever been to told me that my 130 lb. frame was pushing the weight limit for a girl of my age and height.