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CaseyLacy posted this thread...
Jul. 16, 2012 at 7:27 am

Usually, I try not to let my negativity get the best of me, but I'm not feeling very positive at the moment.

I currently am 16 5'6" and 115-120 pounds. I'm not exactly sure what my weight is. However, even though logically I know I am not fat but I truly think I am. Lately, I haven't been feeling very confident. I feel as though my stomach is a watermelon and it doesn't match up to the rest of my physique. 

I'm not only creating this thread to vent and complain about myself. It is open to anyone else who is feeling like I am. Hopefully, it could us all overcome our body image views.

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Jul. 16, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I'm about 115 pounds, and I don't think I'm fat! That's skin! You are not fat! You are PERFECT. those girls who are like seventeen and are 70 pounds, that's not healthy! Be proud of who you are. :D

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TaphephobiaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 16, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I'm 5'1" and 126, so I always catch myself thinking I'm short and pudgy. I'm also 14. But the thing I've found is I really am beautiful! I really am a woman to be desired and you are too. We are God's beautiful creation, yes we are beautifully and wonderfully made.  

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PrudenceFang replied...
Jul. 17, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I'm 5'11" (still growing) and 200 lbs. I simply don't care how other people see me. Yeah, I probably look like some kind of pudgy giant, but does it really matter in the long run? That's just the way I see it. 

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FaeNotMyNameThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm

I've struggled with an eating disorder for almost four years now. Body image is what is resolved last in recovery. It will stick for a long time. At my lowest (5'6 1/4 and 91 pounds) I finally thought I was "normal", but in reality...well, I was worse off that I thought. I am taller and still trying to gain two years after starting recovery, but it's all a process, learning to love your body.

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JadeElizabeth replied...
Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:08 am

well i know exactly how you feel... im 6ft 5 inches tall and weigh 106kgm.. i think im fat and ugly but im the right weight for my height, all my familys big like me... like not fat big but like tall and slender :')

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Aeliss-Novak replied...
Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I am 5'2", still growing, and 133 pounds. That is a bit too much, but not a lot. I want to be around 115 or 120. I don't like my extra fat, but when I look in the mirror I never really think I'm ugly. I think your weight is a bit under, honestly. You're definatley NOT fat. :)

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AlidaHope replied...
Oct. 8, 2012 at 12:11 am

I'm 14, 5'9" and 150pounds. I play basketball and all but I will admit I'm not very small. I have a bigger stomach than I wish I had. I've tried starving myself, but that is the WORST way to try and lose a few pounds. I've tried diets and running, but nothing seems to work. Considering I'm still going through puberty, I shouldn"t worry about it. I know eventually I will even out.
But, also, my sister is 16, 5'7" and 120 and she"s SUPER skinny. I can't help but to compare myself to her. I've been told not to, but can"t help it. I was told by a male friend that guys only like girls that are skinny like my sister and knowing I'm not skinny makes me slightly depressed inside and sad, but I know that it doesn't matter. God created me and I shouldn't be ashamed. Nor should you or anyone else!

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