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I Am Underweight

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    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 22-25 1 Response May 12, 2012

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    Underweightness (i Know Its Not A Real Word)

    Every sense I can remember people have told me that i was small. Right now  I am 4'11" and weigh 85lbs. My ribs don't show anymore which makes me happy and sad. It makes me happy because it looked kinda weird. It makes me sad because its a step closer to normal weight and...
    cinnamon919 cinnamon919 13-15, F Jun 8, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, F Mar 20, 2012

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    Help To Put Weight On

    Hi, The UK based TV show Supersize vs Superskinny is looking for individuals and couples (family members, partners, friends) to take part in the new series of the show. We can offer help to people who are struggling to put weight on by putting them on a new balanced diet and...
    gabyaung gabyaung 22-25 Sep 16, 2010

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    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 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 13, 2008

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    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 16-17, M Sep 8, 2013

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    4'11, 74lbs

    The perfect weight=]
    starnostarr starnostarr 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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    I Eat Like A Normal Person

    I eat like a normal person, I rarely exercise, and I'm 5'9" and 97 pounds. I don't even go outside much at all.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 21, 2013

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    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

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    Gainer

    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I Think I've Always Been

    Ever since I can remember, I was always the tiny girl. When I was 10 yrs old, I was still wearing jeans fit for an 8 yr old. Currently, I am 5'4" and weigh 103lbs so my BMI is 17.7. Within the past few weeks, I actually managed to gain 5lbs. because I used to be 98lbs. Last...
    reset reset 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7, 2010

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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 4 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    I Am 19

    I am 19 year old male about 5,9 and 118, my friends have always joke about how skinny i was and so have I. I use to be around 125 pounds but over the past few months I have dropped to 118, and I kind of feel like I should drop a few more pounds.
    theycallmekirby theycallmekirby 18-21 Dec 17, 2012

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    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 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    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

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    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 10 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    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 16-17, F Aug 21, 2013

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    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...
    fluffybunny87 fluffybunny87 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2011

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    Don't Ever Try To Change It If You Didn't Try To Get That Way.

    I am 5'7" and around 100 lbs. This sounds shocking to a lot of people, but I don't think it's that bad. I think I have a narrow skeleton, so my ribs don't show individually anymore. The most I've ever weighed was 104lbs two years ago, and that was only because I stuffed my face...
    itsjustme1001 itsjustme1001 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    Freshmen 15

    So I started college this fall and all i can hear about from my family is that i'm going to gain the freshmen 15. in high school i ran cross country and track. i was a very good runner. i also did marching band (and for those of you who don't know, marching band is a big physical...
    zowiebowie zowiebowie 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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    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 16-17, F Jul 10, 2013

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2013

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    Alarming...

    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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 51-55 Jul 2, 2013

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    It is annoying on this side of the normal

    weight spectrum as well. My wife gets frustrated when I mention it, but we both have weight issues that we're trying to deal with. We joined a gym recently so that she can lose weight and I can put some on. My natural frame is thin. I'm not a small guy, but definitely a thin...
    marikt24 marikt24 22-25, M Oct 9

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    You Can Also Be Beautiful

    I am 5'5 and weigh 100 pounds, until recently I had pple who used to look at me like eat a sandwich blah blah.I realised I cldnt just sit down and let pple talk trash to me . I decided to be confident with my look and also use enhancers to fill in my clothes and it WORKED!!.You...
    laurybabe laurybabe 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2011

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    Around 15 Lbs.....

    I constantly starve myself, and that makes me lose around 4 lbs every two days. I am around 5'3, and my normal weight is around 120 lbs. Edited: I am 15 lbs underweight, is what I mean
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 5, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    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 26-30 1 Response May 9

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    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

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    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

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    Not By Much

    I used to be quite a bit underweight but medication has made me put on loads. I think my BMI is just in the underweight range. The only thing that annoys me about being underweight is not being able to donate blood.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2008

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    Bodily Confused!!!?????

    Okay, I am 19 years old, weigh 100 pounds, and I'm 5ft. 3in. tall. So I'm pretty petite. i feel like I'm underweight. I feel like I have been for the longest time especially going through my teen years....which is probably typical. BUT my BMI is like 17. something and I can't...
    IHateAllFourOfMe IHateAllFourOfMe 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 5, 2010

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    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

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    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 18-21 2 Responses Aug 29

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    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 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 21

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    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 13-15, F Jul 5

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    My History Of Underweight

    I am a 23 year old man who has always been underweight, possibly very underweight. This was the case since I was a child (and I was a very poor eater then), I only weighed about 23KG / 51Lbs when I was 10 years old. I was also very short for my age. Until I became a teenager...
    richarddx7 richarddx7 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    I'm About 7 Or 8 Pounds Underweight

    I was born with a very fast metabolism. I get it from my dad's side of the family. As a preteen I could eat plate after plate of food and still be hungry! My dad was even worse than me! Going into freshman year in high school he weighed 90 pounds! He didn't starve himself, far...
    HaleyBloodRedRose1995 HaleyBloodRedRose1995 18-21, F Mar 8, 2011

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    I'm Underweight and Want to Lose More

    I'm 18 years old, 5' 11" tall and I've never weighed 10 stone or more. For me, that's the point of no return. At the last weighing, I think I was 9 stone 4 lbs, but a few months ago I dropped down to 8 stone 6 lbs. When I hit 8st 6lbs I started panicking and gained a stone...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 30 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    I'm trying really hard to gain weight and for some reason I just can't :/ despite what other people may think it actually kind of sucks
    brimbritton brimbritton 16-17, F Oct 28

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    My boyfriend keeps getting worried about my eating habits and thinks I'm underweight, which isn't true. I throw up after I eat sometimes because I have IBS and I get really...
    SimiRayea SimiRayea 22-25, T 1 Response Nov 8

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    "o,m,g I looked @ that cupcake I'mlike so fat now" translationthis world is so focused on loosing weight it can give a flying fuc bout the underweight it really pissess me off when...
    flamenskall flamenskall 18-21, M Oct 24

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