No, I Don't Have An Eating Disorder Nor a Drug Habit! I'm Just Skinny!

When I graduated high school I was 5'11 and weighed around 200 lbs.  I weighed about the same my freshman year of college, but had grown about two inches.  My sophomore year I moved into my own apartment and struggled financially.  I couldn't afford to buy groceries and a lot of the time I had to rely on donating plasma to survive.  Without my parents to ask for assistance, I just stopped eating as much and my metabolism slowed way down.  About the last six months of that year, even with my metabolism at a creeping pace, I began to lose weight.  At the end of the school year, I had lost about 50 lbs. and was down to 145.  I went home to see my family and everyone freaked out because of how thin  I was and thought that I had an eating disorder or a drug problem.  I live in a small town and soon, that rumor was everywhere.  So, now it's two years later and I have only gained about 10 lbs. of the weight back.  I eat right and excercise regulary and have even attempted to gain weight by drinking protein shakes, but nothing seems to work.  I have seen a doctor and he told me more than likely it will always be difficult for me to gain weight because my metabolism will always be extremely fast as a result of that year.  I still get comments from people about how skinny I am.  It doesn't really bother me anymore.  Don't care what anyone has to think.  I feel that sometimes thin people are somewhat discriminated against and people want to attribute that quality to some negative activity because they are uncomfortable with their own weight.

Alvertesupe86 Alvertesupe86
22-25, M
2 Responses Mar 20, 2009

i am 5'11" and 111 lbs

"I feel that sometimes thin people are somewhat discriminated against and people want to attribute that quality to some negative activity because they are uncomfortable with their own weight." I believe this to be true but I have to say "are discriminated against"