At high school in Dallas, Texas, Meghan Gilbert was deeply unhappy. Overweight and suffering at the hands of bullies, every day Gilbert would wake up and dread the taunts that were to come. The bullies were relentless, which only exacerbated Gilbert’s depression and anxiety.
Gilbert suffered from a binge-eating disorder that caused her to gain huge amounts of weight. As a result, she weighed 210 pounds when she was a senior in high school. This meant that her body mass index was over 34, which is an indication of extreme obesity.