Thought I was fat and ugly
15 year old female
When I was 13-14 I felt as though I was fat and ugly. I had been called fat my whole life by all the popular cliques in high school. I would sit in my room crying every night hoping for a miracle to make me skinny and pretty.
All of my friends always told me I was skinnier than anything they had ever seen, and I needed to fatten up but I just couldn't see it. I stuck to diets, watched movies and videos on how to lose weight, exercised for hours etc. But nothing seemed to work as far as I was concerned so I took it further.
For 3 months I didn't eat anything. I was what you call anorexic. My friends commented on my weight loss. Even though to me I didn't look like I'd lost any weight I had actually lost 10kg. Then weighing at 37 kg I was just skin and bones. Until I realised that I had become a monster.
So I changed to a healthy diet eating 6-8 small meals a day, 1 hour exercise and pilates. Now I am healthier weighing 46kg. It's not the ideal weight for a 15 year old but it's better than nothing and I am getting healthier by the days.
So I learned a valuable lesson. You are beautiful no matter what anyone says or thinks of you. You are you and don't let that change.
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