This is Girl's entry for Part 1 of The Assignment
I sit with my small twin connected to me.
My twin's name is Extra Fat. My extra fat goes with me everywhere. In bed, in the bathroom, at school, and it follows me all the way home. I don't like my extra fat, because it makes it hard to run a mile in gym class. So what happens if I have to run from a burglar? I have to save my fat too? One person is enough to look after for me.
I want to lose weight because every time I go shopping I'm afraid all my friends will see the extra blubber fall out of my pants. I hate that feeling. One time I went shopping with a friend, and she bought 10 items for $15. All the sizes were 1, 3, or 5. I had to spend my $20 on size 11 pants and one XL shirt.
I don't want to look like a skinny model, I just want a body I can be proud of. So, instead of eating cookies in front of the TV I'm gonna work out and have an orange.