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I have been skinny since I was a baby. I remember being at the end of fifth grade and weighing only 56 pounds. I eat plenty and I've never even come close to being anorexic.
Some say I'm lucky but I'm not.
I've seen girls get made fun of for being overweight, but a lot of people don't realize that skinny people get made fun of too. We get told we're anorexic or that we need to eat more or "enjoy it while you can" and that there is no way we are possibly healthy.
I remember one of my coworkers picking on me until I was crying because I was skinny and she was upset that she wasn't losing weight.
People have told me that there's no point in me working out because I have no weight to lose. I've also been told that I should never eat a salad because I need the calories. That just makes no sense. Everyone should work out to be healthy. Being skinny does not give me an excuse to just pound down the chocolate chip cookies, I need the same nutrients everyone else does.
We also go through our own set of issues. We get so used to being skinny that when our metabolism does slow down a bit, we don't really know what to do. We are just used to being able to eat what we want.
Right now, I weigh almost as much as I ever have in my life and the weight is not going where I want it to go. I'm not used to it. Does that make my concerns over my body any less than someone else's, who may be overweight? No, it shouldn't, but people try to make me feel that way.
I understand that you may not be losing the weight you want to or seeing your body the way you want to, but there's no reason to make skinny girls feel like less than a person because they simply have a fast metabolism.
Let's just let everyone be themselves in their bodies and encourage everyone to work out and eat healthy to live a healthier life, not necessarily to lose weight.
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