Main Entry: FAT
Part of Speech: Adjective
Synonyms: Big, Blimp, Bulging, Bulky, Bull, Butterball, Chunky, Distended, Dumpy, Elephantine, Gross, Heavy, Hefty, Inflated, Jelly-belly, Lard, Large, Obese, Oversize, Plump, Potbellied, Pudgy, Roly-poly, Rotund, Swollen, Thickset, Ugly, Weighty, Whalelike.
One Hundred Fifty Two.
Numbers are a flexible matter when talked about in quantity; in comparison.
Examples: One hundred fifty two grains of sand are not a lot compared to a beach. One hundred fifty two teeth are a lot compared to what’s in your mouth. One hundred fifty two people are not a lot compared to the world’s population. One hundred fifty two pounds is a lot to a five foot one frame.
My Body: Fat starts in the pinky toes and sticks over every muscle like frosting, all the way to my face. My wrist bones and collar bones are a myth. My bones and muscles shook hands with disappearance when my metabolism died. My arteries are clogged with chocolate chips. Grease flows through my veins. My heart is a lump of lard.
Me: I have a name. Somewhere. Lost in my stomach, thighs, arms, and legs; lost in fat.
I don’t remember what my face looks like.
Pros and Cons:
Pros- As a girl, you might get lucky and get some features only skinny girls get with Kleenex. You get a lot of free time. You… No that’s about it.
Cons- You cannot eat in public. You hold back in everything. You smile less, to make sure your cheeks don’t look any fatter. You sweat at the sight of a scale. You are paranoid. You notice the space in between everyone else’s thighs. Mirrors are your worst enemy. Your clothes cost more. You can’t do anything without being embarrassed. You can only associate yourself with other fat people, unless you are a masochist. You cannot go anywhere that requires a bathing suit. You have to shower with the lights off. You have nightmares of size zero’s chasing you. Magazine models make you cry inside. And 17264948264758693732638 other things.
The only real skills you learn in high school-
1. How to get away with texting when you are not supposed to be doing so.
2. How to memorize things before a due date and then forget about it.
3. How to cope with where you are on the totem pole of life.
The only thing that matters is your Reputation and your Social Crowd. Not your grades, the credits you get, the electives you decide to take, or the information you retain after class. None of it matters.
Being FAT in High School:
Every step in the halls is stepping into barbed wire. When people look at you they pour salt on your cuts. The desks are electric chairs. The books are of no help except to hide your stomach. Whispers in the halls are bugs that fly into your head and lay eggs in government class. By algebra, you have maggots in your brain gossiping about what size the girl next you wears. Class periods last years. Lunch time is a display case. It doesn’t matter if you eat or not. They’re all staring. You’re still Fat.
|Daniella Monet||as Malorie|
|David Henrie||as Kyle|
|Amanda Seyfried||as Rachel|
|Nathan Kress||as Daniel|
|Jeremy Sumpter||as Mark|