When you lose weight, you instantly expect it to change your life for the better. After all, that’s what society leads you to believe; that skinny is beautiful. But what the magazines and fat-shaming Twitter users don’t tell you is that weight loss doesn’t necessarily make you a happier person.
When Kelly Glover decided to lose 140lbs, she thought that her life would dramatically improve because of it. However, the 39-year-old was left bitterly disappointed, especially by the lack of male attention she received despite having slimmed down from a UK size 24 (US 22) to a size 18 (US 16).
Glover, who hails from Australia but lived in Hollywood for ten years, felt confident in her ability to attract male attention when she weighed 335lbs. “When I was 152 kg, I got asked out all the time. Seriously. All-the-damn-time,” she wrote in an essay for MamaMia.
“When I lived in Hollywood, men would literally chase me down the street just to speak with me. This never happens in Australia. Meanwhile, in LA, I’d get asked out at the supermarket, at the gym, in the Uber carpool, and even once while I was behind the barrier of a police standoff (yes, really).”
“After losing 67kg I was half expecting a romantic comedy montage-style life of never-ending meet cuteswith dates scheduled back-to-back all weekend long – but nope. It’s been crickets.”