Even after losing weight, I don't have nice legs anymore so I'll still avoid shorts. I did find a bathing suit that has short legs on it though so I'm not completely self conscious in a bathing suit now. https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/waterpro-polyester-splice-unitard-8121601/
Only this. No one really wants advice. They want to hear that you did something magic, and when you start talking about diet and exercise their eyes glaze over. I'm also no expert. Plus if they decide they DO want to follow your example, they sometimes invite themselves into your workout. (Let's be workout buddies!) Which…
There's a female weight lifter who i think is one of the sexiest females ever. I'd love to have her figure. After years of over eating fears though, I don't think I could make myself eat enough to build the muscle.
I've never found temp work to be steady or reliable. I'm in IT. It sounds like you just need to find a new company to work for. You wouldn't have the burned out feeling working for someone good. Or work for yourself like someone else said.. that would probably take awhile to build though.
I went through this too.. and unfortunately a bunch of them won't even remember tormenting you so you won't get the satisfaction of rubbing it in their faces. You'll probably just have to be satisfied with going in and looking better than them. You will get some compliments but apologies are unlikely.
They also didn't lift. They used girdles cause they were mushy and skinnyfat. And god, whoever thought up "vanity" sizing ought to be shot in the face. Maybe one day we'll get clothes measured by inches too like men's clothes are.
Sizes were smaller then though. I wore one of my mom's dresses from the mid 60's and it was labeled size 12. I was a modern size 5 and I got it zipped but couldn't breathe. lol. So a 1970 size 8 might might have been a modern size 4. Edited cuz I can't spell.