I have always been insecure about my body.
I was teased a lot during my teenage years. I had to have a major spinal operation when I was 15, which left me sitting in bed for months on end, I ended up gaining a lot of weight and being very unhappy.
When I got to college I realized that I shouldn't be so self conscious because people LIKED me. They wanted to hang out with ME. They didn't care about my belly, or my stretch marks.
And even more so, a boy liked me, like, really, really liked me. We are just about to celebrate our 3rd anniversary and we just had a beautiful baby boy and I've never felt more secure with my body than I do today.