After 40 years of struggling to achieve a healthy body image, I think I've found a viable mental strategy that might get me there.
The almost 15-year-old girl who lives next door is (among other things) beautiful, tall, willowy. She will not have the short/dumpy body issues I did/do, but she *will* have her own. As someone she sees as a role model, I owe it to her to show acceptance of what it is to be me at my age and to look this way. Maybe acting comfortable will lead to feeling comfortable.