What bothers me is when a girl (or girls in general, for that matter) don’t realize that their body shape isn’t everything. I know this girl who is “average”—not overweight, not underweight, but just the right size for her. She constantly feels the need to be skinny and starve herself in order to lose weight. She’s given up all her favorite foods just to eat light salads every six hours.
You see, I’m underweight. I’ve never really been the weight that I’m supposed to be, and to see girls wanting to be the size of a stick, kills me. Being “skinny” is not all that it’s cracked up to be. I’ve been picked on for my weight, and my abilities to do certain tasks have been underestimated because of my size. Girls always want to be so much smaller than what’s healthy for them, and that’s detrimental not only to their physical being, but their mental state as well.
I know it’s not really my business if a girl wants to lose weight or not. I’m just saying that I’ve been skinny my whole life, and while it seems “perfect,” it’s really not. People always tell me, “You’re so small, I wish I was as skinny as you!” Honestly, you really don’t. It’s not healthy for me and it’s really hard for me to gain weight, no matter how much I eat. That might be a plus to a lot of people, but to me it isn’t. I’d rather be healthy than fit society’s standards.