Growing up heavy (okay, fat), I quickly learned the best way to pose for pictures. After all, I knew I was very large, but on some weird level, I must have thought I could hide it (or at the very least minimize it) by positioning myself behind people, furniture or walls whenever a camera was aimed at me.
I'm not sure what, exactly, I thought I was hiding. In retrospect, I guess I was actually hiding from myself. After all, I wasn't being honest with myself in regard to the amount of food (and therefore calories) I was consuming at the time. So why would I be honest with myself about my actual girth?