How about the perfect storm of sexual abuse from girls at age 13, unknown-at-the-time Asperger Syndrome (I was one of the first ever diagnosed in 1987), and terrified by the AIDS crisis in 1984? The abuse AND AIDS scare hit me at age 13 in 1984. Derailed me.

Oh - and having Andrea Dworkin etc screaming in my ear?

And the relentless bullying?

Still working back to deal with the traumatic weight gain - and all the counselling - maybe with help I might start out around 50...