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 gain any matter how hard I try or how much I eat. AND embarrassing to say for me.........but its been about 1 1/2 to 2 years since my last monthly visit. So, that concerns me because I don't want to be infertile. I haven't been able to go see a doctor about this because I have health insurance issues and no money since I'm a college student with no job at the moment until summer at least.

So, I am very confused and get very frustrated over this stuff. I've been trying to figure it out for the longest time but I guess there is not much I can really do about it until I am able to go see a doctor I suppose.

Also, I am just getting sick of people pointing out how skinny I am.......they assume I wear like size 0 in pants, but in reality I wear size 3. Maybe if I'm lucky and depending on the pants size 5. Sometimes its a bit embarrassing and I just want to gain like 5 pounds at least but that is just impossible for me at this point it seems. :( My goal weight I wish to be would be around 115.

I don't want to be a toothpick : (

IHateAllFourOfMe IHateAllFourOfMe
18-21, F
6 Responses Mar 5, 2010

I'm about the same size as you in height/weight. I wear 0-3 pants depending on the make. Oddly enough, I still get my monthly, though maybe not as frequently as some women do. I guess that infertility thing isn't true for everyone, after all you have skinnly women in Africa who have kids...

I'm 22 5'5" and weight 97 on a good day. You are still young and you will be how God wants you to be. Keep eating. Don't get stressed. Do something that makes you happy and don't worry so much. You are beautiful if anyone says otherwise they are jelous. Alright ;*

Just stop trying so hard. As long as you're eating right, you should be fine. there really is no "ideal weight". When you eat right, wherever your weight falls is good for your body. It's the inside that counts anyway, when involving health. <br />
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I am the same weight, but four inches taller and my menstrual cycle has always been fairly normal, so your weight might not have anything to do with that.

Eat the best you can on your college budget. The body needs a range of vitamins and minerals. Lots of recent research has found most people are too low on vitamin D for one thing.

Good news is my montly thing has returned for the first time in a year and a half! im happy bc now i know im not infertile BUT it sucks just because of the obvious............damn it. the break was nice while it lasted. So since that has returned maybe my weight is started to get back on track.

hush dear. i'm 18 yrs old and the last time that i checked my weight is that i was around 105 pounds but i just ate back, i ate like there was no tomorrow so naturally i'd gain weight.<br />
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sometime there a re just people who doesn't get that fat and gain weight easily. it's normal. some people that i know of went to gym to gain weight (thru muscles). so don't worry to much.<br />
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but in relation with your supposed to be monthly visit. i don't really know. maybe your just irregular. who knows really. <br />
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i know your confused with all anyways. just go to doctor and you'll soon find the answers.