Ah, Ezinne, once I would have sided with the people who cast longing eyes at a full plate and a slim body. But I had a buddy in the Navy who was basically built like you described yourself in your 20s (as she was), and one day I made a light-hearted crack using the word “skinny.” I got a response just short of a blow to the head, and when I apologized later I got a half-tearful story of growing up skinny and mocked for it by her peers. So I understand thin is not all it’s cracked up to be.

I wish you all the best as you ease into middle-age!

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