What can YOU say in six sentences?
2000: A size 12 who felt like a size 28, Emma leaves home for college hoping to escape the constant abuse from her family and start a new life as an independent woman.
2005: A size 26-28 who felt like she were a size 10, Emma returns to see the family, her mother having just died, and spends 39 hours button-lipped as the many generations snicker and harass over how large she'd gotten.
2008: A size 24 wearing the clothes size 5X (whatever size that is), Emma returns to see the family, her grandfather having died, and as soon as she placed her red rose on his casket takes the next flight home declaring she'd never return for as long as she lived.
2012: Emma - a successful elementary teacher, recently engaged, and wearing size 16 for the first time in over ten years - looks for her sister Paula at the airport and barely recognizes the sumo-sized woman until she hears, "Damn girl, can't you lose any weight?'
Many responses come to mind such as: 'Fuck off', 'Kiss My Bony Arse', or 'I think I might still have some clothes back home that'll fit,' but instead she smiles and when she reaches Paula she hugs her tightly, "I love you, too." She points in the direction of her fiancee - 382-lb accountant with the body of a linebacker - who was struggling to find their luggage, "He taught me that."