Re: Extremely UnderWeight!!!
I know what you mean. I am 5'7" and weigh an astounding 100 pounds. The thing is....I have ALWAYS been like this. The most I ever weighed was 115....and that was only because I was going out every night and drinking every night!
I have two brothers, and they are the same as me...very slender. When we were young kids, my mother put us on the protein-weight gainer shakes. My brothers got some more body mass...but I stayed the same.
But I know that even though most women won't understand why we would want to GAIN weight.....it is a constanst self image battle, very similar to overweight women. When I was in high school, bitchy girls would tell the principal that I had an eating disorder. My parents were brought in, and they just laughed at her.
In my teens I went to several doctors and nutritionists to inquire about gaining weight (mainly because I wanted boobs). They at first were worried that I had an eating problem.....but after monitoring me, realizing that my body was perfectly healthy...finally stopped being concerned. I'm now 27 and have come to accept the fact that this is my body's natural weight. I am healthy. I don't eat a ton of sweets like people say they would if they had my metabolism. I eat sensible food because I don't like putting garbage in my body. I am who I am.
My advice to you is to not obsess that something is wrong with you. If you eat normal food, and do NOT have an eating disorder, and you have been like this your entire life.......chances are this is the weight that your body is comfortable with.
And also, if it was a problem with your thyroid....you would be experiencing high blood pressure and an insanely fast heart beat. My best friend has an overactive thyroid, and her symptoms are nothing to be taken lightly. If it was your tyhroid, you'd know it.
Good luck and enjoy who you are <3