A brutally honest memoir of life as an obese womanthe pain, humiliation . . . and hopeJennifer Joyner was slowly killing herself with food. She didnt know what to fear more: dying, or knowing that she was causing her own death. She was powerless to stop. She weighed 336 pounds. She had uncontrolled diabetes and high blood pressure. Shed lost jobs and friendships, and her marriage was hanging by a thread. She disgusted herself. She couldnt even attempt a sex life. Shed never felt so desperate or alone. Designated Fat Girl tells her story. It is a painfully honest account of Joyners experiences as an obese womanofalways having to buy new clothes that fit, pretending to order for two people at drive-through fast-food joints, the constant cycle of binge and regret, not fitting into her wedding dress, the cruel comments. Its a story about her decision to have gastric bypass surgery and the resulting complications. In the end, it is also a story of recovery and survival.
Designated Fat Girl