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How Overweight Men Can Overcome Shame

If you’re looking for a magic solution — you won’t find it here.

I’ve been overweight for most of my adult life. I’ve struggled with my weight and my clothes for more than half of my life. It wasn’t always this way.

I wanted to be left alone, but I needed a hug.

A few years later, I was recruited to the army. Being fat, Epileptic and also in need of glasses made the army put me in an office and in front of a computer. I was miserable in my skin, but I loved the work, and it kept me focused on something else rather than my fat cells.

The first thing that changed my life more than anything else was that I had started writing.

Since then I’ve been in two romantic relationships. They didn’t soar not because of my body image but rather because it wasn’t a fit. I even got on a stage and read one of my short stories in front of a crowd.

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