It’s really nice to know that others are having similar problems instead of just opposite ones. I feel that being skinny doesn’t always look super good, but it is better than being obese….I am only 16, but I weigh a strapping 84 pounds at 5′3. My mom has said that when I break a hundred she will throw me a party. Or just threats to send me to a nutritionist. I unlike the other stories am very picky about food. I’m definitely not anorexic or anything, but if I don’t like what the food is, I probably won’t eat it. I go to a boarding school in Oregon and the meals vary from pasta to BLTs.
The only reason I can think of why any of those girls would make fun of your weight is because they are extremely jealous. …
Consider yourself lucky! There are more cute clothes for thinner people than there are for overweight people. Love your body, everyone else is jealous of it!!
Sarah’s Story “There is such a thing as natural zero”
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“I never diet, I never throw up and I certainly don’t have delusions of being fat…oh and I eat!!!” – I have had to repeat this so many times to get people to understand me…I am in my 20s and since my premature birth I haven’t weighed as much as the average person. In primary school somebody had reported my mother for neglect to the Social Services, claiming she was starving me. For the record, my mum did nothing but care for me….Senior school was just as much of a blast…. I was taunted every day anyway but the worst part was doing PE. Of course there’s a strict uniform with most schools and also a PE kit. Blue rugby shirt and navy blue shorts or PE skirt…no tracksuit bottoms allowed! Now I never showed a piece of skin to anyone other than hands and face obviously. The first bummer was the taunts got worse as they could actually see my boney physique instead of the usual baggy uniform hanging off my shoulders.
Nowadays the comments still fly but even though they can dent my confidence, they’ll never completely destroy it. I actually have a long-term boyfriend in which I never thought I’d meet someone genuine and non-judgemental about my appearance. I have hopes and dreams that do depend on me putting on weight so I have to keep trying.
My lows now consist of not feeling like a 21 year old woman, but more of a 12 girl (of healthy proportion). I still see the doctor and have been taking nutrition drinks for uncountable years. I was even told point blank that considering I’m under the “average” weight…I might not ever be an “average” sized person. Someone of my age, height and build shouldn’t be getting periods and I’m sorry to publicly announce this but I am regular as clockwork and have never missed one….
I believe that one day I will be a good-looking weight despite the words of the docs.
The fact I love food and have a large (in numbers) family who’ve never had an eating disorder shows that there is such a thing as a “natural zero”.”
(From Sarah’s website: http://www.naturalzero.com)
Cassie’s story – “exercise!”
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I have always been pretty skinny. My lowest weight was 100 pounds at about 5′3″ or 5′4.” Now, surpisingly, after running a lot and doing some strength conditioning my weight has gone back up to 111 pounds. Yay! I can really basically eat anything I want. Today I had probably almost a half a jar of peanut butter. Sometimes I feel bad though, because other people gain weight so easily and I feel so lucky that my body doesn’t do that. I wish I could give them my metabolism.
Leeca’s Story “I get made fun of constantly”
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Oh my goodness! Finally there ARE people like me in the world.
It really does help knowing that i’m not alone in this. I cry myself to sleep sometimes wishing i could be normal. I’m ever so damn skinny that i get made fun of constantly because it’s worse to be tall and skinny…i get labled lanky…or chopsticks or walking skeleton, you know…the usual stuff.
I’m so depressed about my appearance. I eat peanut butter out of the jar…i finish a whole jar a day to myself until i feel sick but it doesn’t help me gain weight. I eat ALL THE TIME. Food is my only friend, it always comforts me after a bad day of teasing, i rush home to my food and pig out hoping that MAYBE just MAYBE today will be the day that the pigging out sessions finally make a difference. But it never does.
I’m 5″3 and 86 pounds. I’M SO SICK of being this way, i hate it when people say oh there’s nothing you can do…it’s genetics…
I keep skipping PE too because i’m afraid of getting skinnier, and all the girls laughing at me.
I hate climbing the stairs or doing any sort of activity that involves moving because i hate burning calories. I try to eat as much calories in a day that i can, pigging out on cakes, crisps, cheese, peanut butter, nuts, fish, meat, fruits, burgers, pizzas, anything i can get my hands on really.Ah gosh sorry this is so long but i guess this is kind of more of a vent than my story.
I really struggle to come to terms with the fact that i may never gain weight, it’s just so hard.
I can’t be a regular teen(I’m 15 btw) because everyone has mates that want to go out shopping whereas i’m stuck with no one and even if i do go shopping nothing fits me i have to wear UK sizes 6/8. I hate it so much.
Pelpina’s Story. “Why I created this website.”
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I’ve always been skinny.
And people have not always accepted it. I’ve heard it all: walking skeleton, toothpick, chicken legs, sticks, etc.
I was never really aware of my skinny-ness, untill I went to highschool. My classmates teased and bullied me a lot
because of my appearance - I was extremely skinny and short, a very petite fragile-looking girl. Eventually, I became afraid to go to school - and I especially hated Physical Education classes. I always tried to come up with excuses because I knew that once I took my clothes off in the dressing room, all the girls would stand around me, poke me, hold my wrists and ankles, and joke about my body: ‘aren’t you afraid you will break a bone!’ - they all laughed about my appearance. All the girls had butts, boobs, and hips - and I felt like I had the body of a 10-year-old boy. The more and longer they teased me, the more I believed what they were saying. And eventually, I found myself laughing with them about my own body.
I didn’t understand my body.
I didn’t understand why all the girls around me started developing these beautiful curves - and my body stayed the same. I felt like my body was abnormal, and I thought I was the only girl in this world with a skinny body like that.
So I tried to gain weight by eating a lot - and when that didn’t work, I tried to gain weight in very unhealthy ways. I remember eating scoops of pure butter, and drinking glasses of water mixed with oil - until I choked - because I thought it would help me to gain weight. It never did.
That’s a long time ago, I’m 22 now, and it makes me sad to look back at the girl I was then. Even though I did gain a little weight since then, I’m still skinny and short - and I sometimes still find myself in situations when people criticize my body
. The big difference is that now I know it says more about the way they feel about their body than it says about my own body.
A while ago, I thought …. what if there’s a girl out there like me? Maybe a girl teased about her appearance? Feeling unnacepted, ugly, and abnormal… And she doesn’t know that it’s ok, that her body is normal - and that she is beautiful the way she is? What if there are other girls and women out there like me who are criticized for their skinny-ness even though they are perfectly healthy
? — That’s why I decided to create this website. I hope all natural thin girls and women can support and help each other here.Please share your story here too - it doesn’t have to be dramatic or personal, but I think we can all help each other by knowing that there are more natural thin girls and women out there.
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