Nothing deep rooted from my childhood about skinny, I am Korean though and my mom is a whip so appearance has always been important.
The skinny factor - I've always been skinnier never big (when I was prego, omg not cute) but when I was 30ish, I decided that I wanted to loose 8 lbs for a girls vaca. I did it and I never went back. I feel and look best here. I don't think I would ever know the impact unless I didn't go through it. Therefore, I highly recommend it.
Also, it's really how I'm built. For example - my daughter was a B+ student, I was like what's the point - 7 more hours of study and be an A student. She did it, graduated with a 4.0
Be your best you. X