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LiLie
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Am 5'4 5'5 and i weight 110 and i hate it...i want to gain weight but i cant i eat all the time to try to gain some weigth but i just stay the same...i think about my weight 24/7 even though am not hungryi go and eat...i always make a joke about my weight cause thats the only way i kno how to deal w/ it...my best friend is skinnier than me but shes way shorter and shes always talking about my great body but i dont see that at all i see some1 too tall and too thin...i cant go to the doctor because i cant talk to my parents about how i really see myself..i try to tell them but they always tell am fine...i need help!!
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Heather
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How old are you?

(And bear in mind that 110 for 5'4, especially if you're fine-boned, is actually a perfectly healthy weight and would not be considered underweight.)

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LiLie
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am 15 and like i said before i dont think i look healthy...my friends always say that i look fine but i always have that thought in my head that there just begin nice...look todayy ive send all day thinking about my weight..since ive been sick all ive being thinking about is that i cant afford to lose any pounds...i come from a family were moslty everyone is tall and am affraid am going to keep growing and i cant stand to think of that because i hate begin as tall as i am...i need some advice!!!
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Heather
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Thing is, as you keep growing (though if you started puberty a few years ago, you probably don't have that much more height to gain), your bone mass and muscle mass will grow, too. Your height won't change as your weight stays the same, really. That's just not how it works.

If you're really concerned about this, talk to your doctor. But if he or she says there's nothing to worry about, then know it's really fine. Bodies come in all different shapes and sizes, and too, as you get older, your metabolism slows: often very substantially once you're out of your teens. If you don't think you're healthy, obviously you can chage your lifestyle as needed: eating better, more wholesome foods, staying active, getting enough rest, and reducing your stress levels.

And stop obesessing: there's no need for that, and your fixating on it is the real problem here. 5'4 or 5'5 isn't even tall: it's below, in fact, the average height of women.

[ 03-26-2006, 04:12 PM: Message edited by: Miz Scarlet ]

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LiLie
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i dont kno ive always had problems with myself and i cant talk to anyone about it except my best friend and even with her i dont tell her the real truth beacuse am not really the type of person that expresses their feelings...i was once asked what things would i change about myself and i answered everything expect my nose and my ears...people that ive opened up to tell me that i have a very low self esteem..but my friends think that am this funny person that dosnt really give a damn what she looks like because thats how i act in front of them but in fact i look at everyone and compare myself to them...i think i need therapy that wut my best friend told me but i cant tell my parents about because the family that i come from that kind of stuff is unacceptable...what can i do...ohh and i wanted to thank yopu for answering soo fast!!
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