Hi ladies, I was perusing this thread and noting that so many of us are interested in trying to get in shape and lose weight. And while I am trying to get in better shape as well, and completely advocate a healthly lifestyle, I thought I'd give a shout out to those, like myself, are curvy ladies. I'm a tall size 12, and as much as I agonize over my thick thighs and less than svelte arms (it's the arms that really kill me), there are also times when I look in the mirror and love my curves. So for all of y'all out there who are sweating your shape in a thin-obsessed society, I wanted to give you a little complement on being curvy and fabulous (and healthy at the same time!). PS: I find that men can appreciate it too - every time I talk about wanting to be a size 6 in front of my boyfriend, he looks at me, horrified, and says: "NO! The boobs, I'll miss the boobs!!'