FOWC with Fandango — Battle

Ever since grammar school I have had a constant battle with weight issues thanks to a particular teacher saying I was fat.
That was way back in 1967, and I wonder how many other pupils lost their confidence and sense of self-worth because of this Bully in Gym Shorts who thought she had the right to ridicule us in front of our classmates if we were not the ‘perfect weight’, did not run fast enough or were no good at climbing rope.
Thanks to her and years of yo-yo dieting, I screwed up my system good and proper and thus began another battle of convincing it that I wasn’t in starvation mode if I missed breakfast.
It’s one battle after another, but I won’t be defeated.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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5 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Battle

  1. Sadje says:

    Good. Stay strong and you will get there

  2. Those horrid gym teachers were responsible for more than one girl turning to fad diets because they felt fat or ugly. I’m sorry you had such an encounter and subsequent issues around your body image. Today I’m sure those sorts get fired or aren’t ever hired in the first place. Politically correct might be a bit restrictive to teachers, but I think the up side is that your kind of story is avoided.

    • I’ve always been a’ big girl’ but I wasn’t as big as some in my class. Still, in 1973 I lost a lot of weight and went down to something like eight and a half stone (I looked awful actually). I so wanted to bump into that teacher but never did. Still, I did get one up on the careers teacher who said I didn’t have the brains to work in a bank and served her from the First Till position! Yay!!!

  3. Good luck on you diet.👏🌞🐕

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