8 1/2 Stone

8 1/2 Stone

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Baby got back... and front.

When I reach eight and a half stone...
I will be able to shop in Topshop. I will be able to go swimming and not displace all the water and create a tsunami. I will fit in changing rooms, without banging my elbows or exposing the moon of my arse through the curtain when I bend over.

I won't go blind from Type 2 Diabetes, or lose my toes, which I haven't seen since 1996 without the aid of a sel e-stick. I will be promoted and not have my desk moved to inside the stationery cupboard.

Being morbidly obese is not the same as being disabled, because I can change. I can lose the weight. It's mathematics, surely. Chemistry. Physics. All the hard lessons I never enjoyed.

I will be beach body ready at all times, even in snow. My children will no longer be ashamed of me. I will triumph at the egg and spoon race rather than stopping to nibble on it.

My husband will love me. My life will start. I will be happy. I will be thin.
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Product details

  • Paperback
  • Chelmsford, United Kingdom
  • 1910265993
  • 9781910265994

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"A better writer than Helen Fielding" - The Evening Standard; "The best comic creation since Alan Partridge" -Lynn Barber, The Sunday Times
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About Liz Jones

Former Marie Claire editor-in-chief Liz Jones' debut comic novel is inspired by her own long-term struggles with an eating disorder, and takes an honest look at how women view their bodies, and themselves.
Liz has millions of readers across the world and was shortlisted ve times in the last six years as Columnist of the Year at the British Press Awards and Columnist of the Year 2012 at the BSME awards. Editor-in-chief of Marie Claire - where she ran a high pro le campaign to ban skinny models - fashion editor at the Daily Mail and now columnist at the Mail on Sunday, Liz grew up in Essex, and now lives in Richmond Yorkshire.
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