Underweight girls have higher risk for breast cancer

I just read an article on-line saying that thin girls have a higher risk of developing breast cancer later in life.
Researchers in Stockholm found the thinner a woman was at age 7, the higher the risk of developing breast cancer.
However, weight gain in later life is also a big factor in predicting breast cancer risk.

Click here for the full CBS Article

Don’t they say…

beauty comes in all sizes? Be proud of your XS figure!

The Reality of Shopping as a Size 0

Fashion as a Size Zero (Size 0) might sound like a dream, but the reality for Lisa at an extremely petite 4’9″ is far from easy. Shopping, in fact, is a nightmare. Here she learns to find outfits and styles that work. Click on the title to watch the video.

Do you have a lot of problems finding good fitting clothes? Let me know, leave a comment. Also, give other naturally thin people shopping advice here.

Summer Dress Tips!

Being naturally thin comes with good things and bad things. ‘The bad’ usually comes out when you’re trying to find the right jeans or skirt for your skinny legs. I know it can be super-frustrating to go from store to store, only to find out that the smallest size they have just won’t fit well on your tiny legs. But don’t let that discourage you! Let’s try to find some good looking summer clothes.
Here are some tips I found from several online fashion experts.
Continue reading

Underweight Girls Have Higher Risk For Breast Cancer

I just read an article online saying that thin girls have a higher risk of developing breast cancer later in life.
Researchers in Stockholm found the thinner a woman was at age 7, the higher the risk of developing breast cancer.
However, weight gain in later life is also a big factor in predicting breast cancer risk.

Click here for the full CBS Article

Naturally Skinny

Welcome on the website for naturally skinny people! Here’s a video I recently made:

Tell me YOUR story

Mollie’s Story: “I no longer feel so alone.”
I literally cried when I found this website because I no longer felt so alone. I’m 16 and 105 pounds, 5 feet tall, bra size A. I’ve been small and short my entire life, and when I was a kid I didnt care. There were plenty of kids around the same size as me, and besides, what did I care, I was a kid. However, by high school I no longer felt this way. I HATE being short and flat and small. So many other girls have curves and boobs and are tall, meanwhile I look like a 12-year-old. So I spent a month gorging on food, but no matter how much I ate I didnt grow, up OR out. Instead I just felt sick all the time and forgot what it felt like to not have a stomachache. People are always comparing feet and hand sizes with me, because my feet/hands are also incredibly tiny, which they find hilarious. I just feel like I’m in elementary school again when people do that. I always felt so alone, because I had no one to complain about this to. My friends aren’t fat, but taller then me with breasts and normal sized feet and hands, and a normal height. So they never understood. And no one knew I’d spend nights crying because I was so unhappy, no guy would ever want to be with someone who looked so incredibly young. I am still small and short and craving a growth spurt more then ever before. EVERYONE sympathizes with people who feel overweight, but the underweight and short never get any sympathy, or any advice on how to gain weight. I’ve always thought I was a late bloomer, but now I fear I am a NO bloomer. Like all the other beautiful girls on this site, I would like nothing more then to grow, so I could at least come CLOSE to looking like a teenage girl, instead of a pre-teen work-in-progress.
Jen’s Story: “I get made fun at school.”
i am so happy that you made this website i am 14 years old and im very tall but i only weight about 98 pounds. I get made fun at school people call me anerexic, balemic, chicken legs and all the time people just come up to me and say things like “you need to eat food” or “stop sticking a toothbrush down your throat everyday” and its really hurtfull. im really self conceous now like in a bathing suit or in tanktops also becuz i have no boobs i barely am a 32 nearly a, but im starting to learn to accept my body and not care what people think and your helping me do it thank you sooo much and im so glad im not alone
Slim Lady’s Story: “Be your own celebrity.”
I consider myself as a slim womam, I’m 18 and @ 5:4 my waight has been going up and down between 105 through 109 my family are reguraly small but the women in my family get the extra assets when they have atleast 2 baby and even when they burn off the waight(from high matabolism) they have the boobs and the butt (with unwanted stretch marks) I only have a slim body that has porportions that fit my body.I just sometime think of having big boobs will help my cloths look better on me but it will be hard to find “CUTE” clothes that will fit me(weird right) I feel that I just need confidence cause with that I will look beautiful with anything I wear. I feel that confidence is the secret to being beautiful and attracting men. Sell yourself. Cause I know that both sides (big boobs big butt want 2 be small withh a little less and vice versa) you just gotta. Be happy with yourself people that may have different preference will make foul comments but when you love the way you look it won’t matter what that person thinks. well put it point blank everyone wants what they don’t have when they get it there still unhappy.just find something to love about you. Be your own celebrity.

Suzy’s Story : “I am naturally skinny and feel like I always have to defend this”
Please share your story here too.

This website is wonderful!  I am x-short at 5′1 and xxxx-NATURALLY skinny at 88-90 lbs. I have no medical poblems confimed by my doctor. I am just naturally short and skinny and feel like I always have to defend my self of this. I get all kinds of comments daily and often go home upset and crying because I hate people looking at my body and commenting. I am also 28 years old. Most of the time I find only teenage girls are very thin and short and as they age fill out more. I haven’t….I feel like I will always be in a childs body. I am also caucasian…..so I am of no nationality of people known to be smaller. I am so depressed and people make me feel so horrible and when I explain my feelings to people…they do not understand why I take comments so harsh. Normal people or people with an obvious flaw…..people would not say anything because it may hurt that person but no one ever thinks twice to comment on my height, age, and weight. I feel I am constantly picked apart by people. Sometimes I when people say things to me I want to tell them they are fat or have a big nose or are ugly….something that will hurt them and make them feel bad…..why should I be the only one going through every day getting hurt by people’s comments. Now with all this new “real women have curves” and “men don’t like skinny women”. I feel even worse about myself.
jmugirl11’s Story : “I eat tons, but I never gain.”
Please share your story here too.
wow. i’m not alone, such great news!!!lol. I’ve always been super skinny and now at 19, i’m about 5′4 and only 93? lbs.I hate it. i eat tons , but i never gain. at school i exercise a lot b/c im involved in a sport, which i guess mite make it even harder, but ive always been like this. noone gets it and i know a few people who probably thought i was anorexic or underfed or something when in reality thats quite the opposite lol. i look like i’m 13-14 which is hard in college considering the social life. i’ve neverreally been seriously made fun of, but i have endured many comments about my weight my whole life. and finding good clothes can really be a challenge sometimes, especially jeans!! i think i finally made it outta 00, which most people dont even knoe exist!! and with all the media trying to make overweight people feel better by saying “noone likes super-skinny girls neways,etc..” it makes it worse. i ws hoping for the freshman 15, but it didnt quite work! although, my stomach isnt completely flt nemore. i dont have a problem showing off my body, i just wish i wasnt quite soo skinny!

Donna Slater’s Story – “I gained muscle…and my figure really improved”
Please share your story here too.
I was always skinny as a child and was teased a lot at school. I prayed to God to make me gain 10 pounds and I ate a lot of junk food, but nothing happened. Then in my 20`s being slim was fashionable so everything was OK. When I was in my 30`s I started working out with weights and I gained muscle but not fat and my figure really improved. Until the age of 60 everybody said what a good figure I had. But now that I`m in my 60`s the crap comments are starting again: you`re so thin; you`re much thinner that other women your age; did you lose weight?; you want to BE like that?, etc. Of course now I have quite a bit of fat on my belly and I get crap comments on that too,
To all the skinny girls (and boys) out there: try working out with weights and eating healthy food. You don`t need to gain fat, you will look better if you gain muscle. Good luck to all of you.

SS’s story : “Know in your heart that you are healthy”
Please share your story here too.
Health comes first, appearance comes after. I hope that you ladies out there, thin and insecure realize that you are already 1 step ahead of those who are trying to lean up and look great. Work on those muscles, and get that shape that you want. If ladies are already jealous, then watch out when you tone up a little more ;)
Be happy with who you are, and know in your heart that you are healthy and your body knows what’s best. Dont let the ladies of the media make you feel like you have an eating disorder because you dont wear a size 10.
VIVA size 0!!!!!

Ariel’s Story ”Love your body, everyone else is jealous of it!”
Please share your story here too.

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”
Please share your story here too.
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!”
Please share your story here too.

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”

Please share your story here too.
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.”

Please share your story here too.

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. You can stay anonymous. Leave a comment

Ariel’s Story ”Love your body, everyone else is jealous of it!”
Please share your story here too.

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”
Please share your story here too.
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!”
Please share your story here too.

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”

Please share your story here too.
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.”

Please share your story here too.

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. You can stay anonymous. Leave a comment

Ariel’s Story ”Love your body, everyone else is jealous of it!”
Please share your story here too.

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”
Please share your story here too.
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!”
Please share your story here too.

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”

Please share your story here too.
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.”

Please share your story here too.

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. You can stay anonymous. Leave a comment

Ariel’s Story ”Love your body, everyone else is jealous of it!”
Please share your story here too.

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”
Please share your story here too.
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!”
Please share your story here too.

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”

Please share your story here too.
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.”

Please share your story here too.

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. You can stay anonymous. Leave a comment

Ariel’s Story ”Love your body, everyone else is jealous of it!”
Please share your story here too.

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”
Please share your story here too.
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!”
Please share your story here too.

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”

Please share your story here too.
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.”

Please share your story here too.

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. You can stay anonymous. Leave a comment

Ariel’s Story ”Love your body, everyone else is jealous of it!”
Please share your story here too.

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”
Please share your story here too.
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!”
Please share your story here too.

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”

Please share your story here too.
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.”

Please share your story here too.

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. You can stay anonymous. Leave a comment

Ariel’s Story ”Love your body, everyone else is jealous of it!”
Please share your story here too.

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”
Please share your story here too.
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!”
Please share your story here too.

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”

Please share your story here too.
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.”

Please share your story here too.

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. You can stay anonymous. Leave a comment

Ariel’s Story ”Love your body, everyone else is jealous of it!”
Please share your story here too.

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”
Please share your story here too.
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!”
Please share your story here too.

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”

Please share your story here too.
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.”

Please share your story here too.

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. You can stay anonymous. Leave a comment

Ariel’s Story ”Love your body, everyone else is jealous of it!”
Please share your story here too.

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”
Please share your story here too.
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!”
Please share your story here too.

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”

Please share your story here too.
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.”

Please share your story here too.

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. You can stay anonymous. Leave a comment

Ariel’s Story ”Love your body, everyone else is jealous of it!”
Please share your story here too.

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”
Please share your story here too.
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!”
Please share your story here too.

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”

Please share your story here too.
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.”

Please share your story here too.

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. You can stay anonymous. Leave a comment

Ariel’s Story ”Love your body, everyone else is jealous of it!”
Please share your story here too.

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”
Please share your story here too.
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!”
Please share your story here too.

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”

Please share your story here too.
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.”

Please share your story here too.

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. You can stay anonymous. Leave a comment