It will be harder when you get older to find your partner.” I went to weight-loss camp when I was young and was introduced to boys and the bases.
It was a different world there: Size wasn’t so much of an issue, though there was a hierarchy, with the skinnier girls at the top.
I had a few boyfriends every summer, and when I got really thin, I suddenly had a boyfriend back at school, too. After that it was back to the old way, and I didn’t have a boyfriend anymore. I was always overweight, but when I got to Vassar I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
I didn’t gain a freshman 15, I gained a freshman 50.
Then my dad died when I was 22 and I wasn’t interested in anything anymore. It wasn’t until I was 28 that I decided I wanted to date again, after I got back in touch with people from camp.