12/03/2012 10:44 am ET

The One Thing I'd Tell My 14-Year-Old Self

The last time I was thin it was 1986, the summer before I got my period. Within a few years, every module of my body (butt, breasts, thighs, arms, face) bubbled up and out.

I was not fat or overweight then, and I didn’t think that I was fat. What actually happened was that overnight, a new thought naturally wormed itself into my pubescent life, an indestructible, wiry follicle of a thought, that’s been there ever since: My body was no longer right.

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