As a young teenager I was very thin. I was fit and muscular because I was a ballerina. At age 18 I quit dancing because I got my first job. I was too busy for exercise and dating was number one on my list. Now, 21 years later, I am plus size. After having a baby....I got boobs....after back surgery....I gained weight. At first, I was disgusted with my body. I kept reminiscing about the way I used to look. I never saw myself as beautiful. It wasn't until recently that I realized that curvy was beautiful. My body may not be perfect but it is attractive. I might have some extra padding here and there. My rear end might be a little rounder. My face a little fuller with an extra chin. Yet, when I look in the mirror, I still see me. I still have the sparkle in my eyes and the pretty smile. I hope more women out there who are not the skinny supermodel type realize how lovely they are. We are the ones with the dangerous curves!