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I Am Skinny

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    I guess I've always been skinny.

    I'm about 5'9 and I've never weighed more than 175 pounds. That was around 10 years ago though. I believe I've lost about 30 pounds or more since then even though I haven't actually weighed myself in those 10 years or so. I'm just too embarrassed to step on a scale. I'm not...
    Ollie88 Ollie88 26-30, M May 23

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    cihrroonniicc cihrroonniicc 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    What's With All the Animosity?!

    I'm skinny - always have been. My mother is skinny, my father is skinny, and my brother is skinny. I'm pretty comfortable with my body and even though I'm significantly "underweight" by the standards of that poster in the doctor's office (5'8", 127 lbs.), I eat...
    OFFthecuff OFFthecuff 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    It Gets Old

    Ever single year since the 4th grade, the school has called my mother in concern that I have an eating disorder. Usually it's because of the yearly scoliosis tests we have - the technician usually says something along the lines of, "your spine looks fine, but you're looking...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3, 2008

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    5'2 and 93 pounds. I've been to many doctors

    and specialist they all tell me the same thing "your just small" I hate it though. I'm flat,everywhere I have no breast or butt. My set of curvery friends always tell me that I'm beautiful and they want my body. So then there I go crying my heart out on the floor,telling them...
    loveonmyarms1999 loveonmyarms1999 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    "Too Skinny"

    Having/Reading/Hearing comments like "you're too skinny", "you need to eat", is as hurtful as "you're fat,just eat a salad". It's not fair that its rude when you call someone fat but perfectly ok when you call someone too skinny. Some people even act like they're giving you a...
    Shin1117 Shin1117 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    I have always been ridiculed

    and shamed for being skinny. It started when I was in elementary school and one of my "friends" asked me if I was anorexic. I didn't even know what being anorexic was at the time but I knew by her tone it wasn't a compliment. Things got worse in high school and people were...
    Sapphire89 Sapphire89 22-25 3 Responses Feb 2

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    Being Skinny Isn't All Fun And Games.

    I'm a skinny guy and while I understand fat people get ridiculed, I find I get plenty of ridicule for being skinny as well. It seems to be almost a daily basis that someone will say something along the lines of "you need to eat more", “you're a twig”, or "god you're skinny...
    tjlkitty tjlkitty 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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    My struggle with being skinny

    When I was a kid I could eat whatever I wanted and still be a beanpole. Then, when I was 13 years old, someone made fun of my chunky legs. That was the first time it struck me that I was fat. But now that I look back on it, I was only 5'2 and 115 pounds. That's an...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2008

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    I was 5'2 and 100 pounds

    before I got pregnant. People would ask me if i had an eating disorder and tell me i needed to eat more all the time. It really hurt my feelings especially because I ate just as much as anyone else... Also I got teased a lot for having tiny breasts. I hated it. I ate junk food...
    Medli Medli 22-25, F Jan 21

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    It has started to bother me a lot now.

    .. The amount of food I eat I would compare to what someone who's over weight x100! Yet I'm skinny.
    MrIndeedNL MrIndeedNL 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 19

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    Is it weird that I can see my skin move with my

    heartbeat and I think my ribs stick out to far
    camjames9876 camjames9876 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 2

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    I'm skinny but not naturally skinny.

    I just got skinny by fasting and dieting.
    TashaBankz TashaBankz 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Idek if this counts as skinny?

    ? I'm rather curves
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    kellyithink kellyithink 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I hear my friends say they don't like dating

    or sleeping with skinny boys because they feel like they might break them and it really hurts my feeling because I feel like nobody will find me attractive because I'm underweight and you can see my bones stick out sometimes, I don't feel normal and I try to tell them to stop...
    chloeemiw chloeemiw 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I am very tiny. Everything is tiny.

    My breasts have not yet fully grown, and my hips have not yet gotten wider. However, my *** is completely different. It's very round and firm and compared to my other body parts, way better. Some people call me 'anorexic', but I know I just have a fast metabolism and I have a...
    MentoPiano MentoPiano 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 7

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    and I hate it. I hate,

    hate, HATE being thin.
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Me

    I am 5'10 135lbs I have handfuls of joy instead of small boobs. I am thin and have been accused of being anorexic and/or bolemic. It is ******* annoying and insulting that someone thinks I look like the people who are sick. Being thin is not a medical problem, do not say "oh...
    Fearsomekitty Fearsomekitty 22-25 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    I'm not naturally thin,

    I took up sports and started to eat healthy :)
    summerlove18 summerlove18 13-15, F Apr 13

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    Happy How I Am, But Have Not Always Been.

    I don't feel skinny, I am 168cm and 51kg (just over5.5 feet and 112 pound), I am happy with the way I am, I can eat whatever I want and never gain even a single kilo. I was not always happy with this, at school until I was about 14 I had names such as skeleton and beanpole, boys...
    infinitesearch infinitesearch 26-30, F 2 Responses May 14, 2011

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    I'm 5"6 and about 50 kg

    or less. I've never been obese, but had a tough time for a couple of years ago when I truly believed I was. I don't really think that much of food, and I'm not afraid og eating unhealthy, but I still eat little and lesa food than what I usually did...
    daisyfields daisyfields 13-15, F May 29

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    eat whatever you want,

    and if anyone tries to lecture you about your weight, eat them too!
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    It is just so sad..i just feel unlucky to be

    like this.I just cant help it but people will never understand this NEVER Their comments will keep cmng n cmng The most hurtful thing is tht even my family n best frnd taunts me Like u need to eat U r too skinny And Anorexic(i might spell this wrong) I just feel so down.Lately...
    Bigapplered Bigapplered 16-17 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Got The Swag.

            I don't mind if I am skinny and I'm not busty. For me being a sexual image is not what I wanted to be admired at. I dress well and I can carry myself well without that awesome body. I have a confidence to show. It doesn't bother me if I am skinny cause its natural to...
    mariadolce mariadolce 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 12, 2011

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    I'm pretty skinny, I really need to start a

    diet that helps build some muscle I'm gonna start working out, any good advice in how to get the lean athletic look?
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    XXburnttoastXX XXburnttoastXX 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 3

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    Très Angular

    I have been thin my entire life. I have only recently started to develop a full figure. My curves are beautiful and I love my body, but I sometimes struggle with it. I am a woman, but often times feel like a little girl because of my weight and height. When my "flat butt...
    LadyInquire LadyInquire 22-25, F Oct 3, 2011

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    And it really sucks, I hav like no curves,

    and my legs r toothpicks lol. I wish I cud keep weight on, but I been losin weight lately so I'm lookin esopecially bad. Ill b honest I really envy curvy girls
    burnout77 burnout77 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 16

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    And Sometimes It's A Nightmare

    This is kind of hard for me to talk about....but I feel the need to put these feelings I have into words....so here it goes.... I've always been really thin and I never really thought much of it...not until I was about 20 or so....things started to change. I started getting so...
    TheBattleWithin TheBattleWithin 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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    I never had body issues.

    I was always short and skinny. You can see my hip bones and collar bones and honestly, I never felt insecure about it. Until this whole "Meat is for men. Bones are for dogs." **** started and now I'm really insecure. People always tell me that this whole thing was created by...
    Santos21 Santos21 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 28

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    Pretty?

    I have always been skinny. Kids used to tease me in school all the way through high school.. I even get some nasty comments in college. I DO NOT starve myself. Im always hungry, I just don't gain the weight. Being skinny is not all its cracked up to be. I don't get why people...
    thewrongirl thewrongirl 19-21, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2007

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    Looking To Gain

    I'm a model, and not bullumic or aneroxic. I am underweight though. I'm 16, 5'8 and 105 pounds :( I don't have any curves. Id like to hit 160! I'm a little scared I won't be able to stop, but if I can't so be it! I need some help! Please message me if interested!
    skinnygirlgonebad skinnygirlgonebad 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    PetiteMel97 PetiteMel97 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    I'm about 105 pounds I've always been naturally

    skinny I eat so I'm not starving myself . But I don't like it when bigger people criticize skinny people they act like they're the only ones with problems with their weight ,skinny people have problems to . I've never liked my weight but I realized I'm only a teenager and I...
    Awkwardandsad Awkwardandsad 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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    I can eat and eat yet I gain nothing.

    . Most people say "Oh I wish I could do that you're so lucky" No, I'm not lucky. Lol
    infinitylovex infinitylovex 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    I Stay Skinny

    I eat and eat and eat And  i do not gain a damn thing at all!!! It sux i owuld like to gain about 10 pounds i bought me 15 boxes of junk food and i didnt gain but a half a pound!!! SOB! ****** me off!!! What can i do!?
    romeo87 romeo87 22-25 2 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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    Although usually people just assume I have

    anorexia. Because surely you must be anorexic when you are skinny, sigh. Not that I care, I'm healthy and happy with my body.
    angeliqueth angeliqueth 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    i am 14 year old boy

    and just finally reached 100 pounds 107 to be exact
    Cleverbot Cleverbot 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    For all of you who look at my pro pic,

    it's not me. It's just my goal of what I want my body to sort of look like. Just a btw.
    geozondo geozondo 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    We Have To Our Love Our Bodies Regardless Of Size Or Weight

    I have supported all my friends regardless how much they weigh And that why i believe we all should be raised nudist we have a healthier outlook about bodies Yes Im skinny i lift weights to put on the bulk i need and diet keeps me from getting to thin and  I...
    JeyNae JeyNae 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2010

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    I'm too skinny. I'm 5'7

    and 118 pounds. I finally got to 126 but lost it ! Don't ask me how. I eat great and I eat a lot. But I'm often getting called too skinny. It's such a insult and it has affected my self image so much. To the point I hate going in public :(
    foreveryoursj foreveryoursj 18-21, F Dec 22, 2013

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    I Hate My Body

    I am 5'1" and weigh under 100 pounds.  In high school my principal was convinced I had an eating disorder and forced me to see a therapist who tried to convince me that I was anorexic.  I wasn't.  This is how my body naturally is.  I really wish I could...
    woochip woochip 21-25, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2007

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    Being Normal Is Considered Skinny In My Family

    I'm about 5'7" and weigh 135lbs which I don't really regard as "skinny". I happen to think my weight is pretty normal for a guy my height. But everyone in my family is overweight so they always make annoying comments about my weight. My wife and son are "skinny" too so some of...
    lmori lmori 36-40 2 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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    I am very proud of the progress I've made

    when it comes to my body figure & health. People used to pick on me & make fun of me because of how skinny I was. (Yeah, skinny people get picked on just as much as the obese!) They made me feel ugly & insecure. I got called a skeleton because of how tall & skinny I was. So...
    ashley719 ashley719 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Ok. I'm a bit skinny. But I prefer being a girl!
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    As a child I had swimming lessons in the local pool and already I wanted to skinny dip, but that wasn't allowed. But after I had my certificate my parents took me on holiday to a...
    Sanvis Sanvis 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    This is a story where you can make choises about the story line. I will try to make a chapter every day. The way it works is, I write a chapter and you can say what you think the...
    Gainingweight14 Gainingweight14 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I was repeatedly caught skinny dipping as a child. It was in the local pool and being crazy as I am I just took off my bikini under water and swam nude. But the lifeguards didn't...
    Sanvis Sanvis 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I hate being skinny!! I wish I was a little bigger! People drive me up the wall when they tell me that I need 2 go eat a sandwich! Ur like a twig! Do u ever eat?! I don't know y I...
    fashion14 fashion14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Look skinny can be very healthy! I have not Horton sick in 6 years!!! I don't eat fast food and my doctor says she wishes more people were my size! I think skinny can be beautiful...
    Kehanlon5 Kehanlon5 13-15, F Jul 21

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    I love being skinny!!! I think it's perfectly possible to be super skinny AND healthy at the same time. I feel like I have more energy, am lighter on my feet, look better in the...
    effie007 effie007 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    A quick dive