I Am Underweight

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    I am 19 in a month, my BMI is 15.

    1, I'm 5"5 and weigh 91 pounds. I have been trying to put on weight for over 5 years but fail every time just like a fat person on a diet. It would help so much if I had a 'weight watchers' style support group to go to help me put weight on... why doesn't this exist!
    Bryseis Bryseis
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jan 21, 2014

    I am 16, 6ft and weigh only 115 pounds .

    . I was skinny my whole life but then I started to grow rapidly and lost a lot of weight. In the last summer I barely ate anything because of anxiety and lost some more.. now I just feel ugly and disgusting and gaining weight seems simply impossible
    sia303 sia303
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2016

    There Has To Be An Answer

    With all the groups, books, doctors, programs and society directing so much effort to weight loss, why can't I find any help for being skinny. I am 47 years old, 5'2" and weigh 80 lbs. It is absolutely sickening to see in the mirror. I wear my granddaughter's size 12 jeans and...
    bugsnanna bugsnanna
    46-50, F
    Feb 3, 2011

    Skin And Bones

    I have always been tiny but I was always just right for my age. Until I got married.. then I gained 40 lbs in a year I was @ 140 I was so happy. Then stress and divorce hit and I dropped to 89 lbs. No medical conditions. That was about 6 yrs ago. And its been so hard to gain...
    beenpole beenpole
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 5, 2012

    I Don't Get It

    I don't understand. I've always been underweight, but I eat everything. Like, everything. When I was little, I even had this deficiency that made me eat inedible things like rubber. So yeah, I've eaten just about everything. I waitress at a diner and all I do is bring people food...
    truckstopheaven truckstopheaven
    18-21, F
    Aug 21, 2013

    More Than Skin And Bones...

    5"7. 104lbs... But im healing. Slowly gaining more weight. Always had a body type to slender and thing. My face always looked decayed... And I lost weight because of one thing only. I wanted to starve myself. After I realized I was a masochist. I thought I was so disgusted with...
    Cutiefboi Cutiefboi
    18-21, M
    8 Responses Feb 9, 2012


    I stand 5'7" and weight 93 lbs. My doctor said I am really underweight. My dad keeps on telling me to eat something but I just can't. Ever since eating was never one of my hobbies and as I grow up, I dislike them more. I always forget to eat especially during office hours or even...
    runawayme runawayme
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2012

    I've always been skinny,

    in a bony child-like way. I want to gain weight but after a stressful term at university I managed to lose 5 pounds instead. I can't afford to lose that kind of weight. Christmas is coming up so there is a lot of food around the house. I'm trying to gain weight but I still don't...
    MissKorina MissKorina
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2014

    Finally Reached 100.

    I never remembered being underweight when I was a kid. I always remember being fairly normal and fitting in with the rest of my friends weight-wise. I guess I really started to notice it when I was about 12 or 13, pants never seemed to fit me, just nothing looked right on me. My...
    flashpolaroid flashpolaroid
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2008

    I Just Don'T Enjoy Food.

    Food is more like something I HAVE to do sometimes. Unless my stomach hurts from hunger or I can barely stand up from hunger, I would rather do something else. At school, instead of eating lunch I do homework. It's amazing how much I can get done in 45 minutes. I do enjoy some...
    tooawesomeforthisworld tooawesomeforthisworld
    18-21, M
    Sep 8, 2013

    Just To Say....

    I wont be this way forever. It took alot of strength and effort to lose weight. Why did I do this to my body? I cannot remember. Anorexia is cruel. Bulimia is even worse. It takes even more effort to recover. BUT recovery IS worth it. I will be alive again. One day.... I am 5...
    Ruby1087 Ruby1087
    1 Response May 12, 2012

    I Don't Want To Gain Weight, Is This Wrong?

    I'm 22, 5'8", and 98 lbs (last I checked, two weeks ago). I don't want to gain any weight. I don't weigh this much on purpose. I've always been this low, the most I've ever weighed was 102 lbs about five years ago. I'm constantly teetering between 95-100. I've never been on a...
    itsjustme1001 itsjustme1001
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2012

    By Almost 30 Pounds

    I'm 6' and 125lbs. For some reason I've been stagnating at that weight. About a year ago I suffered from serious depression and dropped from my 145-155lb. range to the current 120-130lb. range. I've been trying to put the weight back on, but I can never keep it. The highest I've...
    LostLotus LostLotus
    22-25, F
    Mar 20, 2012

    It's because I'm sick,

    though. I'm not anorexic. So much stress made my body eat itself. Half a year ago I was 5'2" and 85 pounds. That's a BMI of 15.2. The average is between 18.5 and 24.9. I'm improving now. It was really scary, though. Anyone else knows what's it's like to slowly starve? :(
    Chuckabeth Chuckabeth
    2 Responses Aug 29, 2014

    My bmi is at 17 😁 Comment yours

    and I'll see the average
    Coltswv1441 Coltswv1441
    13-15, M
    Jan 31, 2016
    stephane28 stephane28
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2015

    I'm very skinny and light,

    but it's bad at this moment. I weigh 17lbs underweight, an ridiculous amount, And was told to eat more protein. I like this than being cuhbby, But it's painful sometimes when I try to eat something and my stomach and my swollen from it. It also hurts frkm whatever small force...
    Catincanada Catincanada
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2015

    I didn't really think it was a big deal

    until I weighed myself this morning. I have a doctors appointment today, and I just know when they weigh me, they're gonna be concerned. I thought I was being healthy, but I guess I was ******* wrong
    ACyanideSurprise ACyanideSurprise
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2015

    I've always been at this weight,

    under the 5th percentile actually. But I'm completely healthy in practically every way, I was just asked to eat more protein (does peanut butter have protein? I'm addicted to peanut butter). My sisters have all gotten their growth spurts, and here I am, still a squirt. Heck, my...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015

    Hi I need some advices!

    I'm 165cm high,and only 43kg I'm trying slowly to eat more,but everytime I eat more,I feel sick,doctor told me that I need to eat about 2800 calories per day but it seems impossible for me! I normally eat about 800 or 900 calories per day.
    Aura24 Aura24
    22-25, F
    Mar 10, 2014

    I'm 20lbs underweight

    and I don't like it I rather be over weight
    DemonLugia DemonLugia
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 19, 2015

    Either Underweight Or Feeling Like It

    I'm a 19-year-old male, approximately 5'7" and 126 lbs, which is about on the border of underweight. It's not too extreme and I'm in excellent health for the most part, but several of my bones stick out, my rear end gets sore if I sit on something hard for too long, and I get...
    Pokeweed Pokeweed
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 22, 2012

    I hate it! I have always been underweight.

    I want to gain weight, but not fat. The lowest my BMI has been in the last few years was 17.25-17.6 or so. I am always a few pounds underweight. I am 5'9ish (5'9-5'10) and the most I have ever weighed was about 142 (That was only because I took a medication that made me gain...
    IamMorbid IamMorbid
    22-25, M
    Feb 5, 2014

    Idk if this is underweight

    but I'm 13, I'm 5'7", and I weight 110 pounds. Am I underweight? My friend said I'm too skinny and I don't eat much...
    EmmaTheQuiet EmmaTheQuiet
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2014

    They Say!

    I am one metre seventy nine tall. That is five feet and eleven inches. I weigh forty eight kilograms. That is one hundred and three pounds.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

    Serously Its Not Fun.

    All the time people say "Oh its good to be underweight because then you dont have to worry about fat!" But the truth is that if you are undetweight you WANT to get fatter because if your limbs look like sticks and you jeans drop to your knees when you move you would rather be...
    kikois01 kikois01
    13-15, M
    6 Responses Sep 7, 2011

    I'm 19 Years Old

    I'm 5'2 and I'm about 73 pounds. I was born premature and weighed 3 pounds 11 ounces. For years [back before I can even remember] I had to go to the hospital numerous times and be fed through a tube because I wouldn't eat. I absolutely hate when people assume I have an eating...
    hideandseek hideandseek
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2011

    Sad But True ;(

    I'm 5'1 and I'm only 90 lbs .I LOVE EATING!! as in looove it! especially junkfood!!! but I really have a fast metabolism..I've been trying to gain weight for the longest but its so damn frustrating ;( All of my friends say I'm sexy and they're jealous of my body..but I don't feel...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 1, 2011

    Soon Dead

    so according to the newest scale I am 6' tall and weigh 94'7 and I am generally or should be muscularly built and my bmi should there by be 12.5 last time they looked me upNow they have said or given me 2-3 days... To live.... Right now I feel at ease... only 3 days more of life...
    NoatoNoaki NoatoNoaki
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2012

    Tired Of This.

    So I've pretty much been underweight my entire life. Mostly due to a combination of genetics and being a extremely selective eater in general. It's not like I'm horribly unhealthy. I mean, 5'11 and 102 lbs isn't exactly healthy, but it's not like I'm going to drop dead. But...
    thehairguy43 thehairguy43
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2013

    I am 5 foot and 11 inches ,

    I weigh 77pounds and my BMI is 15.6 Is this bad ? If it is , How bad ? 
    BlackDove2 BlackDove2
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2014

    She'S Too Skinny To Know

    All my life I've been light. At 10 I was only 90 lbs. Right now I'm 16 and I'm 114. According to my height (5 foot 6) that's not very good. I was of the 46% of my age group when I was 116 so now I can't even measure how below par I am. I don't LOOK that skinny. I can see that I'm...
    Blueaquatic Blueaquatic
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 16, 2013

    I used to weigh around 110lbs

    when I ran and was a vegetarian. I stopped running as often and I am no longer a vegetarian. In the past 6months I dropped to 88lbs and I want to gain weight back badly. (5'1" tall)
    frostflower frostflower
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 30, 2014

    So, I've always been small.

    I enjoyed it in elementary school (although I started to get a bit tired of it by fifth grade); I'm known to have a big personality to make up for my small physical size. At the moment, I am 14 years old, 4'11 1/2" tall, and 78 lbs. I was diagnosed as underweight before sixth...
    stormthenb stormthenb
    1 Response May 28, 2015

    I am Underweight, with a BMI of 16+ .

    I am 6'1 ft n i weigh only 57kg. My marriage isnt happening because of this. but I m not sad, someetimes i bcome sad though :)
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 9, 2014

    I'm at a 14.5 BMI. That's an unhealthy,

    walking skeleton, waking-up-dead weight. I'm not anorexic and/or bulimic. I have acid reflux and I'm well aware that I need to gain weight. I count calories. I talk to people about my issue. Nothing works - and my self-esteem is at an all-time low. People who complain about...
    whalehellothere whalehellothere
    18-21, F
    Feb 13, 2016

    I am 16. I weigh 120lbs

    and I'm 5'10. It's kinda gross how skinny I am. You can see my rib cage and my hip bones. But it's really difficult to gain weight. Being underweight is not fun and tbh, it really sucks when I hear my friends say they want to have my metabolism or my body because frankly, I hate...
    Acrophyr Acrophyr
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 19, 2015

    High-In-Calorie food

    underweight and looking to gain some pounds/fats. anyone knows of any high-in-calorie food which i can eat? thanks :)
    crimsonjade crimsonjade
    70+, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2013


    I have been trying to gain for awhile, but ultimately have failed. I am 133 and 5'8. I used to be 117 but I have gotten much heavier.
    iamesodeal iamesodeal
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 21, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 24, 2013

    I Hate My Body

    It always infuriates me when people, especially males, talk about how they wish they could lose weight and be skinny, and how they are jealous of my metabolism. I hate my weight. I curse "god" every day for making me the way I am. I am not as badly afflicted with the curse as...
    CurseMyCreator CurseMyCreator
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 12, 2013

    I've been underweight my entire life.

    My BMI is 15. I can't gain weight and have tried. The only time I gained weight was when I was pregnant. And it was all gone right after. I was down 20 pounds 2 days after baby was born and the last 15 over the next 2 weeks. Then I ended up losing even more and being 97 pounds...
    sleepysleepy sleepysleepy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2015

    I've Always Been Underweight

    ive been underweight for my whole life. right now im almost 15, 5'7 and 106 pounds which puts me at a bmi of 16.8 . my parents always want me to work out less and eat more but i cant bring myself to do that. when i gain even a pound i freak out. i used to have a very low opinion...
    redheadd redheadd
    18-21, F
    Jul 10, 2013

    I've always been skinny

    but about a month and a half ago, I fell 5 lbs under a healthy weight for my age and height. I haven't been that skinny in years. Now, whenever I eat, my belly swells so much, even if it's just a little bit of food. I've read that a swollen/bloated belly is a result of...
    ExitComfortZoneStageLeft ExitComfortZoneStageLeft
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2015

    I Am Underweight

    Someone suggested I have a colonoscopy (to r/o colon ca as a reason for unexplained weight loss). Well I'm age 50, so its recommended anyhow. But I am dreading having to (probably) loose another 1 lb., on pre-study colon prep. day. You see, when I loose a pound, I don't seem to...
    sleep002 sleep002
    Jul 2, 2013
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