Re: Anyone else "Skinny Fat"?
It's completely normal to have some fat on our bodies. If we didn't we would be very unhealthy and unhealthy "looking" as well. Everyone is shaped differently. Some people have some fat around their stomach, some on their legs/hips, some on their butt, and for some it's just kind of evenly distributed all over their body. But where ever it's at it's meant to be there because that's just how our body stores it. We aren't meant to be "skin and bones". I know in the media we see these stick thin models and we feel that's the way we should look, but in reality most of them don't really look like that. Their pictures are retouched and they too have areas on their bodies that have fat. I'm recovering from an ED and I am thin, of course I have some fat here and there but very little of it. I want a curvacious figure. I've realized that that is really what is beautiful, not a stick thin model. I don't want to be fat, that's not what I'm saying and that's not what I mean by "curvacious". But the normal, average weight woman has curves and it looks so much better than "skin and bones". I just want to be healthy and that's what I'm aiming for. I was once in all of your shoes. I too wanted that stick thin figure and hated all of the areas on my body that had fat. But I went down to close to 90 pounds until I realized how unhealthy I was. I was weak, tired, pale, I had chest pains, and I never felt good, my periods stopped, everyone was extremely worried about me but when they told me I needed to gain weight I would get defensive and snap at them. I was extremely depressed all the time which I realize now was due to malnutrition. It's just NOT worth it!! It's not the way to live life. Being healthy and happy is alot more important to me now. So think about what I'm saying. Learning to love yourself for who you are and accepting your body the way it is is tough, but it's the key to true happiness. If you think you have a problem, get help. I started seeing a therapist and it's helped me more than anything. So just ask yourselves what is more important....how you look or how you feel?