OT, but this reminded me...I was in a community play some years ago and one of the older women there was quite, um, plump! It eventually came out (from her) that "After I left my husband, I gained 70 pounds in a year and, boy, was it a relief!" I glanced up and down and silently swooned, being the shy sort. But not only did she liberate herself from skinny tyranny, she took a part in a play to further announce "This is who I am, and I am not skinny." I always remembered her beauty but also her courage as a new fat woman.My ex hated my weight and was constantly wanting me to lose. I tried but when we broke up, I felt so much freedom! I promptly gained 100 pounds, haha. Hearing your stories is inspiring!