School Bully Stabs Girl More Than 60 Times… But She Survives
Clara Barrett, who was 12 at the time, was taunted for her size – but she has now undergone an amazing transformation, shedding 17 stone and fitting into a size 8.
The bully would stab the teen in the shoulder with a compass at school, while saying: “I bet you’re so fat you can’t feel this.”
She spent the day with blood dripping down her back – which she covered with a cardigan.
And the woman, from Swadlincote, also had takeaway food hurled at her from a passing car – leaving her with noodles and sauce all over herself.
Clara told StaffordshireLive: “I was severely picked on at school. People used to pull my trousers down.
“One girl slapped me round the face every day for a year.
“I was also stabbed in the back by a compass 62 times and spent the rest of the day with blood dripping down my back.”
“If you are fat you are treated like animals. It was like I wasn’t human to them.”
But Clara, now 31, has bounced back from her awful school days and had slimmed down to 12.8stone – from her previous 29 stone.
After a failed relationship in 2019, she decided to start her weight loss journey and heal her relationship with food.
She had previously been eating 15 doughnuts a day and entire chocolate bars in one sitting – and she said she was hungry all the time.
Clara said: “For a long time my age matched my weight, so when I was 11 I was 11 stone, but I eventually got heavier after the age of 15.
“I didn’t have set meals three times a day. I would just eat when I was hungry and I was hungry all the time.
“I used to sit on the sofa all day and watch my husband play video games. But I got up off my a*** and I now walk everywhere.”
She said: “I have good days when I get used to it because it is part of me, but on one bad day I tried to cut [the skin] off myself and got a scar. I was getting down about it.”
Nowadays for breakfast, Clara has cereal with soya protein milk – or she’ll opt for Marmite on wholemeal bread.
For lunch, she’ll have a mixture of tuna, courgettes, tomato, pepper and pasta.
And after the gym – as she now regularly exercises – she will have a protein-filled chicken wrap.
During her lifestyle turnaround, Clara has left her with excess loose skin – which she believes weighs around 25lbs.
She’s now fundraising £15,000 to be able to afford to get it removed.
Clara added: “I have done what I can do in the gym and my hobbies to tighten my excess skin, but I have so much of it that it’s been to no avail.
“My weight-loss journey was never about size – it was about being happy. I wasn’t happy at the size I was.
“I know I’ll never bad-mouth the girl I was, though, as she got me here.
“She had the strength to start and I owe it to her to try and finish what she started but this bit I cannot do alone. I hope you can help however small.”
You can donate to her page by clicking here.