When I was in my teens and early twenties my dad/brothers/friend was a bit off an an *kitten* and told me I was fat. In my early twenties I weighed in the region of 10 stone 4lb to 10 stone 7lb. I tried everything to drop 10lb and I could never really manage it. When I was 25 I met my now wife (I am female) and we often discussed my desire to lose weight. I think because I was so adamant I needed to lose it she adopted that thought process as well. One day I asked her if she thought I was fat because she kept doing that thing that people do "Let's lose weight together" etc etc. She said she felt I was overweight and that I could do with losing some. 7 years later low and behold I am now in the region of 13 stone 10lb to 14 stone. I look back at photos of myself and just wish I could go back there and realise I wasn't fat. I wish I had the confidence to say to people no I am fine leave me alone. I didn't and now I do need to lose the pounds. I am so frustrated when I think that I let people talk to me like that or let me believe I was enormous.
I realise this is all my doing and I can't blame everyone else. But I did honestly believe as a child that I was huge and I wasn't - I was so so so normal sized. As a young adult I did need to lose 10lb but it was nothing like now.