I no longer feel the need to take up more or less space then I naturally do – to either inflate my ego or shrink into a ball. I am how I am. This is how I was made, and I fit in the world just fine.
(I imagine that those desires to take up more or less space could be catalysts for weight loss and weight gain, but my physical changes were more to do with posture. My weight hasn’t fluctuated more than a few lbs in the last 20 years, for some reason. Before that, I was a child.)
It’s a nice feeling, finding my shape again.