Hi Sweet beautiful Karen! I just found your page through a mutual friend, and I have read several of your blogs! I am a 58 year old woman, and I want you to know that I remember feeling all of the same feelings when I was about your age! This is what I know today, and what I wish I had grabbed on to then - you are beautiful because you are you! You are unique, and worthy of being loved! And it is important that you know that, and believe it! And that you love yourself. Just be you, love you, and understand that not everyone else will 'get that' but that there are a lot of people out there who will! And there is the perfect guy out there for you....that you will find one another, not because you are desperately seeking him, but because you are in a happy place and your lives will merge! And one other thing - unless you have some medical issues - you can change your body, if you desire it! It's not easy, but it is more than just possible! You have the most wonderful smile! You can do this! Sparkpeople has articles about nutrition and fitness. There are folks on this site who have accomplished so much, and they provide guidance and inspiration!
I am going to add you as a friend, because I want to watch your progress. I am sure you will be an inspiration to me as well!