5 Things Skinny Girls Are Tired Of Hearing All The Time
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5 Things Skinny Girls Are Tired Of Hearing All The Time

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5 Things Skinny Girls Are Tired Of Hearing All The Time

I grew up tall and skinny (I still am, but not as much), and by skinny, I mean my thighs were about as big as my upper arms. I didn't have any meat on my bones. If the wind blew hard enough, I would blow away with it.

Yeah, it was that bad.

I got called "bird legs", "stick bug", and many more awful names. No matter what anyone told me or called me, I never thought I should eat more. I didn't think I needed to change, but even if I did, I didn't know how. I played sports, I ran 5ks with no problem, and I ate as much as anyone else. I was just really tall and really skinny; I still am and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. If you grew up skinny too, you can probably relate to these quotes:

1. "How can you not be hungry? You look starved."

I promise, I'm not. I had five waffles, eight muffins, and three glasses of juice for breakfast. I'm fine.

2. "Are you anorexic?"

Uhm, no. That's a rude question to ask someone, especially out loud in public (if you're worried about someone in any way [mental, emotional, physical, spiritual health], talk to them in private).

3. "Would you like some more? You look like you could use the extra calories."

I know my limits, which are very extensive, but just in spite of that question, I'm going to turn down your offer.

4. "Why are you trying to eat healthy food? You're already skinny enough."

Skinny does not equal healthy. I repeat: Skinny does not equal healthy. Just because we look like we are in shape doesn't mean we are. And just because you get healthy doesn't mean you stay healthy forever.

5. *Wraps their thumb and finger around your wrist* "You're so skinny I can literally wrap my hand around you."

This is probably my biggest pet peeve. Yes, I know I'm skinny. Thank you for pointing that out.

No matter what kind of names you get called, no matter what anyone tells you, you're still beautiful. Whether you're skinny or have a little more junk in your trunk, you're you and you are the greatest you in the whole world. Keep being you.

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