I Used to Be Really Skinny

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    Just Last Month I Was Pretty Thin

     Now that i've moved back in with my parents and have access to their food, I have gained 3 pounds. My goal now is to lose 8 pounds. An extra 5 pounds so I can eat all the tasty food during the holidays and not have to lose weight in january.
    silencedsilver silencedsilver
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2009

    I Used To Be Underweight

    When I was younger I was 5'2" and 88lbs. I would eat eggs and toast for breaskfast, a Sandwich, chips, piece of fruit and yogurt for lunch, and for dinner I would have two cups of pasta, salad, and garlic bread. Not including I could eat 7 or 8 clementine oranges, in twenty...
    krisalyn117 krisalyn117
    18-21, F
    May 3, 2013

    Yeah, I was skinny...

    . When I was 8. :/
    x0UnionJack0x x0UnionJack0x
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 26, 2014

    Back in May I was 112 lbs,

    now after a summer of overindulgence and recently daily stuffing I am now 143 lbs and growing... My "desirable" waist line of 26 inches has really fattened up to a bulging 36+ inches and I'm still gaining.. 160 seems like a nice goal for december.
    exskinnyguy exskinnyguy
    18-21, M
    Oct 19, 2015

    I'm Still Thin But.....

    I'm just hiding behind someone else trying to get out. But I told her she can no longer keep me hostage.
    anewme35 anewme35
    31-35, F
    Nov 19, 2012

    I Used To Weigh.............

    I am a severe diabetic, and type1 diabetics are thin, type2 are heavy. The thinnest I ever was- in 1989, when I was 24, and weighed 103 lbs, and at 5'7, thats pretty thin. I am 46, and weigh 120 and I am petrified to gain any weight. I will not allow myself to do it, I am so...
    hjing hjing
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2011

    I Am Anorexic

    I am 5'4" and weigh about 135 lbs.  That is sick to me.  Sickly high.  Three years ago, I weighed 64 lbs (my lowest weight).  Then I was forcefed to a sick high of 160.  I managed to starve myself on and off to a weight between 130-139 and here I...
    Licorice Licorice
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 24, 2007

    When I started college I

    as about 140 lbs and when I graduated I was only 160. Now I'm about 230 and still gaining fast.
    Jungybrungen Jungybrungen
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jun 24, 2014

    Too Skinny

    For many years I was obsessed with my weight. Always thinking I needed to be thinner. In college i starved myself down to 90 lbs. I was very unhealthy and friends used to try to force me to eat. Luckily, over the years I was able to break free from that mindset and now keep my...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Nov 11, 2012

    "How many steaks have they been feeding to you

    this time?" "Oh, don't make me even think about it!". That was the fleeting jokey cross talk my girlfriend and I had, as she came back after spending two weeks to her brother, this August. We knew his brother's wife cooks a lot, especially meat, and their two little kids are...
    DonnieD80 DonnieD80
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 16, 2014

    Then Vs. Now

    Then: I was dangerously underweight. It may have been because I didn't eat like a normal kid. Or maybe because I was sick too much. Now: I need to lose weight. Can't those doctors make up their minds? Then: I could eat whatever I wanted. I wouldn't gain an ounce, even if I tried...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 14, 2013

    I Was/am Anorexic

    I'm not dieting anymore but I still think anorexically. I am 5'2" and weigh 110 pounds which disgusts me. My hips and thighs are huge and my stomach has rolls now!!!! x( I was 91 pounds, I wanted to be 85. Everything went wrong. 101 is my lowest healthy weight, after that I lost...
    Isafae Isafae
    18-21, F
    Nov 3, 2010

    I used to be rail thin.

    People would tell me I needed to gain some weight. Well it looks like I did how bad is it?
    Gettingabelly Gettingabelly
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 23, 2015

    I look back at my old photos

    and I can't even recognize myself. I have been gaining for a couple of years. When I was 16 I realized I wanted I be bigger. I was always the skinny shy girl. Now I'm the out going fat girl :)
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jul 22, 2014

    Top pic me now, bottom is me in 2007I used to

    be really skinny. This was me in spring of 2007. I'm 5'2" and probably weighed about 105 lbs here. I wore a size 0 and was a 34b. I had lost about 10 lbs when I started college due to working out several days a week and eating healthier, and was very fit and toned. I worried...
    Env06 Env06
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jun 27, 2014

    I wasn't exactly tiny.

    I was a size 6 in dresses and had a little pooch on my tummy, but my arms were toned, I had a thigh gap, and you could see my ribs. Now though, I've gained 50 pounds! My arms are really big that sometimes I have to stretch the arms of shirts out to be comfortable, my thigh gap...
    brittloveee35 brittloveee35
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jan 11, 2014

    Not So Thin Anymore

    By: Lalajojo Age: 16-17 You wrote this story. Thank you for contributing! Got Another Story? Share It Here Too Fat To Fit? Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 10:04PM Over the summer, I put on a little bit of weight. I used to weigh 108 lns and I am 5'5. I measured 34-23-35. As I said...
    Lalajojo Lalajojo
    1 Response Nov 3, 2011

    I was a scrawny little kid

    and grew up to be a tall and scrawny adult. I didn't have an eating disorder, I was just really active and had a high metabolism. I was 105 lbs right up until my mid-30s, and then I started to gain weight. Now, age 40 I am 135 lbs and it's a good weight for me at 5"7. Still, I...
    SleepingOnSnow SleepingOnSnow
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2014


    Well my parents finally noticed my weight gain, which has been mostly accidental. And as much as i love being kinda chubby, I'm still insecure about it at times and fear that I will be seen as unattractive and be unloved. Plus, talking about this subject in general makes me very...
    sunflowerbri sunflowerbri
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Aug 31, 2013

    I used to be really skinny,

    up to the 10th grade in High School, but the summer before junior year i began to get belly fat. I don't really feel like myself, I feel heavier and uncomfortable, I'm still trying to lose the weight, but it's hard since I eat is junk. My parents can't really afford healthy...
    osinachisunday osinachisunday
    18-21, F
    Dec 20, 2013
    divinemomma divinemomma
    22-25, F
    8 Responses May 3, 2014

    Used To Be Thin

    When I first met Angela, she was fit and trim -- exercised, jogged, watched what she ate and weighed about 105 pounds. After we moved in together, we ate out a lot, did a lot of cooking and drinking. She went on the pill and her weight started to balloon. Over that summer she...
    jcruz jcruz
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2012

    Once You Go Fat You Never Go Back

    I used to be thin once, very thin. I always hated the thought of gaining weight. I started putting on weight in college, just a little at first and I diddnt hate it like I thought I would, which made me relax. I started worrying less about what I aye and very soon my clothes were...
    jigglybellygirl jigglybellygirl
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Nov 11, 2013

    Regret The Scarsdale

     When I was 17 years old, the day of my graduation ceremony, my mother came into my room while I was dressing and snapped a photograph of me in a t-shirt, my underwear with my thighs exposed. After taking the shot, my mother walked up to me, slapped my thighs and said "we...
    wickedties wickedties
    41-45, F
    18 Responses Jan 17, 2010

    And Then Junk Food

    To be honest, it was on purpose, I ate a ton of junk food because I wanted to have big boobs (and now they are really big so I don't mind). But sometimes I wish I was still thin. I used to be 4'11" and 62 pounds, and all throughout my childhood I was severely underweight. Now I'm...
    oliveostrovsky oliveostrovsky
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

    My Transformation

    I used to make fun of fat people and was always afraid to gain weight. If i was to gain the slightest amount of weight id freak outand diet until the little fat i accumulated is gone. The first place that it usually goes to is my love handles and when they start to jiggle when I...
    mlachi214 mlachi214
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Sep 8, 2012

    Skinny Before Growth

    When I was 11 years old, I was around 80 pounds, and that was when I was 5'1''. I didn't eat much back then. But puberty's come and I've grown so much. Now I'm 17 years old, 5'10'' and 175 pounds. That might sound like a lot to some of you, but I'm tall, and puberty has brought...
    abkdefg abkdefg
    18-21, F
    Jul 4, 2013

    Ok, So I May Never Have Been A Bag Of Bones,,,

    But when I was 16, I weighed 135 lbs at about 6'0". By the time I was 20, I was up to 185. Without steroids, an intense exercise program, or even fat. Just natural growth. Seems like a major change, but I guess boys will be boys.
    Bfinally Bfinally
    51-55, M
    Nov 1, 2012

    I used to weigh 103 before I got pregnant

    and while pregnant I gained 50 pounds, when I gave birth I went down to 136 it's been two years and I've only lost 10 pounds weighing 126 today I get so depressed I used to love being thin I want my body back :(
    divinemomma divinemomma
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 3, 2014

    Hit The Gym

    Put on about 50 pounds since graduating high school. Everyone treats you better when you look good. Might as well accept it and take advantage.
    arredva arredva
    26-30, M
    May 17, 2013
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 26, 2015

    Most my life between 106

    and 115. I am 5'4 and very athletic. I gave it all up in my mid thirties realizing how much strain I had put on my body through various activities. I'm still active but with a curved frame at 135lbs. So much happier in my skin suit. Ripped arms and defined abs--over it. Goodbye...
    SneakySoundSystem SneakySoundSystem
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    I Looked So Disgusting!

    i used to be 130lbs and wanted sex all the time, when i was 16 and felt so disgusted with my body, i wanted to be really fat. my friends and i ate and ate till we though up on a daily basis and soon we were all 250 plus i loved it  and the food felt so good and never quit, it...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 15, 2013

    Hello! I used to be really skinny/athletic

    before I decided to let myself go and become the fat person I always wanted. From 6th grade to 10th grade i was part of the local soccer team. Till in my junior year I moved to another state and I just didn't feel like doing soccer anymore and wanted to focus more on my grades...
    skinnytofat skinnytofat
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    Dentist App.

    I used to be sooo skinny and now have fattened up to 343lbs. I love it! Well today I had a dentist app at 8am! So I go with my tight shirt and sweats. They call me up and I go into the office it's a dentist chair and they say hellb here in just a second so I wait a couple minutes...
    Foooddd Foooddd
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Jun 7, 2012

    I Had Lost a Lot of Weight In ...

    I had lost a lot of weight in high school but I slowly gained it all back.  Luckily it came back in more womenly places so I look more curvey than just fat...but it's getting worse.
    HGolightly HGolightly
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2007

    I used to be an uncooked stick of spaghetti

    with eyes and a butt crack.
    tootaloo tootaloo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2014

    I wish I was skinny! I've been the big girl all

    my life and I'm tired of it. I mean skinny in a healthy way. I might as well give up on being skinny because I can't get any smaller. I'm 5'11 and 185lbs. My butt is 43 inches my wast is 34 inches and the top is 37 inches. :(
    MizzChocolate99 MizzChocolate99
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2015

    I Wish I Could Be Skinny Again

    Just  3 months ago my weight was 40 kg (My height is 160 cm) and I was underweight. I look really sick, like a skeleton and wasnt happy at all. All my clothes were hanging and my bones were sticking out. I've been all my life a bit chubby and everybody made fun of me. I...
    ssari ssari
    1 Response Apr 6, 2010

    It was interesting that

    when I ate a ton of food I stayed thin. It was when I ate less when I began to gain weight. At one point I was 5'0" and I weighed 90 pounds and now I'm 5'4" and about 170 pounds. Oddly enough, it doesn't effect my self esteem. But sometimes physically I don't feel very good...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    1 Response Feb 10, 2014

    I'm one of those exceptions,

    even at my very mature age, in which I'm happy that I am not skinny like I was years ago. But that's because I got into serious weightlifting/ bodybuilding and with my body type, it led to me putting on muscle and little fat to burn off. Not that long ago, I was forty five...
    4k5dii 4k5dii
    46-50, M
    May 6, 2014
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