No, I don't need to go back and get my high school diploma; I did that, and younger than my peers- but it does seem I left something behind with the old alma mater. That's right, skinny me. You see, the ironic thing is that I never had much, okay, any, self esteem in high school. I was 2-3 years younger than most of my peers (thanks to a few years skipped), and had more interest in academics than socializing. In my Sophomore year my father was put on a strict diet for cholesterol, and I was blood tested for cholesterol screening too. Elevated numbers, thanks hereditary, resulted in Momma overturning the entire household menu, and sending me to school with, literally, a can of Slim Fast. (That certainly didn't help my mindset) The funny thing is, I look back at all the photos from my teenage years and I was hot! Okay, I'm certainly not a narcissist, but it boggles my mind to ponder how I could have felt so awkward and unattractive.
See how much of a difference 5 months and 30lbs has already made on my face???
What Daughter Says: I don't hope to look like I once did, but I do hope to be the best me, now, that I can be!