Complete the following sentence:
What could I do if I was thinner?
That is the question that has nagged me since I became acutely aware of being chubby. Until I took up running three years ago, I was never athletic. I played soccer when I was a kid, but quit in middle school when the leagues began to get competitive. I knew that I was heavier than your average teenage girl and that I would never be able to continue in the sport unless I shed as many pounds as I could. The thinner girls were more confident on the ball and ran faster.