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People poke fun at me because of my size and tell me I need to lose weight. I am a size 12. It makes me ashamed to hangout with my thinner friends, what should I do?

First, a size 12 is NOT overweight. Women come in all shapes and sizes and all of them portray individual beauty. As long as you are healthy, that’s whats important. A balanced diet and routine exercising is necessary to keep your body in its best shape. Hold your head high and never be ashamed of who you are. However, if you know someone who is obese you should be honest with them but always compassionate. Remember, when you are beautiful on the inside, it shows on the outside.

-Courtney Brown (@CourtneyBrown)