I grew up as an active kid in Vallejo, California. I took ballet lessons, tap lessons, played soccer and swam on a year-round swim team. Although I was very tiny, I had a voracious appetite and of course, could never gain weight. I remember wearing thermals under my jeans in middle school so that I wouldn’t look so skinny! However, around sixteen, I finally started to gain a little weight and I was happy about it. This was the 80’s and curves were in! Big hair, bigger bodies – it was the norm.