Something you never knew about me …. I used to be incredibly skinny as a child – in fact until I hit 40!
At school I was called Bag-a-bones or Skellington or Bonny. It made me very introspective and I spent years trying to regain my self confidence. I remember when I was about 15 at school and I said something to a friend and the boy on the other side of her said, “Gosh, she talks!” I had become so shy and reserved because of the bullying I hadn’t said a word to anyone other than my friends for years. Here's skinny me with my best friend (and dog!)
The turning point was when I took an evening class in history aged about 25 and I was top of the tests each week. I suddenly realised I was centre stage… and it felt good.
Then just as I started to put weight on and look good…. the weight stayed on! *sigh* (This was taken at an event when I was 42).
These days I do hula hooping to try to get rid of the weight (never thought I’d be in a position to say that!) but I have no problems with self confidence these days!