I Was Never Skinny Enough

  • Опубліковано 25 лип 2017
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    Isabel was a confident girl. She loved herself, in a good way, and she felt like she had her life under control and moving in the right direction, and, she felt skinny - underweight actually - which at her school and with her friends was really important (much more important than it should have been).
    At her school being skinny and underweight was normal, like you needed to be skinny and underweight to be perfect - perfect equals beautiful, and who doesn't want to be perfectly beautiful, right? Gaunt, thin, boney. So, after her doctor told her that her BMI (Body Mass Index) indicated being underweight, she was like "yeah! I got this!"
    So, one day, at lunch with her friends, she told them "My doctor says I'm underweight and I'm really happy about that!" BUT, one of her so-called friends said "Uh, really? Are you sure you're underweight?" And then she asked Isabel how much she weighed - NOT COOL! Isabel froze, she didn't want to say how much she weighed, and she could tell that the conversation was going somewhere mean and not nice. She tried to change the subject but her "friends" wouldn't let it go, wouldn't drop it.
    She finally just told them what the scale told her that morning and her friends were mean and insulting - one of them said "Umm, I'm not sure that's underweight" The rest of them joined in, saying "yeah, that's not skinny," and " that sounds like it's just average." And, in her school, the word "average" was like an insult of the worst kind. There, being underweight means you're beautiful, and being average means you're not, it means your fat, or your ugly. They just body-shamed her as much as they could.
    From that day on, for months, Isabel always looked in the mirror, any reflection she caught of herself she saw an average person, an overweight person, an imperfect person. She wasn't confident anymore. All she saw were faults, flaws and imperfections. She thought her face was too round, her belly stuck way out, her thighs were huge, her butt was huge, and her arms were fat.
    One day - even though she was perfectly beautiful - she looked in the mirror and said "I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT." She started dieting, restricting her eating, and skipped meals. She skipped breakfast, and lunch, and sometimes even dinner. Not only did she start losing weight, but she also lost all of her muscles, and all of her energy and strength. She couldn't even do her push-ups at Tae Kwon Do, and her ribs started to show, and even though it looked like she was sick, to her, finally, she felt like she was starting to look normal.
    She had convinced herself that having your ribs poke out, and arms like sticks, and bony legs, and sharp features was perfect. And, even though she was told that she was making herself sick, and even though she had to start eating again to have enough energy to make it through each day, still, in the back of her mind those terrible voices kept saying "you're fat," and "you're not pretty." "I was never skinny enough," she sadly thought. Was she getting the skinny disease? Anorexia?
    After watching some positive UAclips videos and listening to the people who actually loved and cared about her, she started to realize that EVERY BODY IS BEAUTIFUL. Just because some girls have tiny little waists, or skinny little arms, or long slim faces, that didn't mean that she needed to have those.
    No, Isabel realized that being unique is beautiful, that beauty is the whole package, the person, the heart and soul and not just the body and some idea that other people plant in your head. "Even though I may not look perfect, I am normal."
    Isabel realized, once and for all, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SKINNY TO BE BEAUTIFUL!
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  • Egg Mon
    Egg Mon 36 хвилин тому

    I’m underweight I’m 10 and 61 that changes 2 63

  • Heather Hartman
    Heather Hartman Годину тому

    For the life of me...I will never understand why people think looking like a sick person is attractive! Im sick and not lose weight on purpose, but people think I look good looking sicky as hell!!!

  • Mashitoh Ishak
    Mashitoh Ishak День тому

    i'm.. under-


  • Unicorn Rini夜景の明かり
    Unicorn Rini夜景の明かり День тому

    Gurl. Who u talking to NO ONE IS PERFECT
    Accept for anime boys apperantly XD

  • Goyo Gimon
    Goyo Gimon День тому

    You dont have too im a perfect one but I get Heart issues sticking out bones and pain pain PAIN

  • UnicornSparkle Sisters
    UnicornSparkle Sisters 2 дні тому

    Omg thank you so much i feel way better btw im the one in pink pants

  • FISH T
    FISH T 2 дні тому +1

    1:16 bass boosted

  • CheetoHates Shane
    CheetoHates Shane 3 дні тому

    Bro I’m 115

  • Coolhoodiefox100 Fix love
    Coolhoodiefox100 Fix love 3 дні тому +1

    Cool but it doesn't matter to be perfect

  • Nans Bhats
    Nans Bhats 4 дні тому

    The end was a great message except for one thing; she said to all the *girls* out there you are beautiful .This message didn’t just have to apply to girls, it could have applied to anyone

  • Baby Jupiter
    Baby Jupiter 4 дні тому

    I am underweight but it's really bad.

  • Princess Itsfunneh /ITSFUNNEH FAN!

    Aww thank you

  • MOiCHi QUeeN
    MOiCHi QUeeN 5 днів тому

    1:16 T H I C C A F

  • Never trust My pet iguana
    Never trust My pet iguana 5 днів тому

    You can have migraine of skipping food

  • Lim Yun Xuan
    Lim Yun Xuan 5 днів тому +1

    I am only 21kg and i am 11 i am severly underweight and wanted to gain weight for years but i t would not work out for me.

  • Baryula Biryelli
    Baryula Biryelli 5 днів тому

    I was also skinny. But opposite. I didn't think I was fat, but I think I am too skinny. Even though I look in a mirror I feel too skinny. Everyday, I hate my body. I don't like to be skinny, but I am. I still appreciate myself, but I'm also so small. I was even the shortest in my class.. I just really didn't like it. But I was not that sad because I had my friend and she was the tallest. I still argue with her but most of the time we are happy.

  • Olivia and granny Snow
    Olivia and granny Snow 6 днів тому

    Ye ya have to be skinny but don’t do that yes skinny Beautiful 🏃🏼‍♀️

  • Hannah Avilez
    Hannah Avilez 6 днів тому

    When I go into a backbend you can see my ribs. When I stretch you can see my bones. When I flex you can see my bones. I’m 11 and 53 lbs I SWEAR I EAT!

  • It'sChocolateUniicorn
    It'sChocolateUniicorn 6 днів тому

    Not to be rude but she looks like Coralines fake mom

  • Beautiful girl 1tttw3r
    Beautiful girl 1tttw3r 6 днів тому +1

    I don't care because I am sick and I throw up yesterday so if I eat anything I would throw up again I can't eat 😫😫😫

  • Wanna One Choke Me With their faces

    Damn....I look pretty. I am da prettiest . Fight me .

  • Ham :3
    Ham :3 7 днів тому

    I believe that, if you are on a healthy weight (like not underweight, or obese) you should be okay.
    Love yourself

  • Tanja Snodgrass
    Tanja Snodgrass 8 днів тому


  • Lea H
    Lea H 8 днів тому

    Everyone from our class calls me “fat” ik i am but no one know i have some kind of thing that makes me fat... even thi i dont eat any sweet and sport everyday i look the same way😓😓

  • She like u
    She like u 9 днів тому

    Why do you need to be perfect😒

  • I love fish
    I love fish 9 днів тому +1

    I'm 5,1 and 93 lbs but I don't look underweight

  • Grillinwithisface
    Grillinwithisface 9 днів тому

    I’m skinny and I hate it I wanna gang weight but I don’t wanna be fat either I wanna be in the middle

  • Dakota Beazley
    Dakota Beazley 9 днів тому

    Yes you are perfect just the way you are

  • Randomins t
    Randomins t 10 днів тому

    in my school, you have to be thick and all.

  • Princess Unicorn
    Princess Unicorn 11 днів тому +1

    I’m really skinny but I’m trying to get more weight I’m 58 pounds I think that’s too skinny for an eleven year old

  • Hurricane Haddie
    Hurricane Haddie 11 днів тому

    Yeah you are fat, egg head

  • RagedRainbow
    RagedRainbow 11 днів тому +1

    I wish i was still 115😂💀

  • flower power
    flower power 11 днів тому

    Thank you I thought I was fat

  • Jill Gorman
    Jill Gorman 11 днів тому

    And I wish I was 115

  • Jill Gorman
    Jill Gorman 11 днів тому

    In my opinion I don’t care how people look. And you are pretty!

  • Megan Shourrahmati
    Megan Shourrahmati 11 днів тому

    You're. Perfect. The. Way. You. Are,)638973ht 🏋🏻‍♀️👯‍♀️👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌✌️👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌✌️👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌✌️👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😋😋😋😋😋🤣😋🤣😁😁😀👩🏻👩🏻‍🎓

  • Lil rosie
    Lil rosie 11 днів тому +1

    You dont need to be perfect think about your health everyone is perfect in their own way be yourself and be thankful

  • Zipporah Terpstra-Liske
    Zipporah Terpstra-Liske 11 днів тому

    Anorexia. I had to help my sister through it. Anorexia is when you think you're fat when you're skinny.

  • Natalie Zaki
    Natalie Zaki 11 днів тому

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    I’m so beautiful..
    *What happened to you?*

    (That’s a joke you all are beautiful just the way you are✌🏼💚💚)

  • FAngton 2425262
    FAngton 2425262 11 днів тому

    I do tae kwo I forgot the last word

  • crash bandicoot fan girl
    crash bandicoot fan girl 12 днів тому

    Average is better this girl needs to know that

  • Zen AfterPlayz
    Zen AfterPlayz 12 днів тому

    Being fat has positive things
    Looking fat isnt that bad if they call you pig they are just saying dont be too fat just little fat and you wont get dizzy and stuff i have 5 friends who are skinny the others are fat being fat isnt a problem but if you gain too much the negative things happen

  • Aili Bender
    Aili Bender 12 днів тому

    1:52 biTch I DIED

  • The heart broken club Oof
    The heart broken club Oof 13 днів тому

    I kinda relate I think my face is round 💀

  • Kenisha Guy
    Kenisha Guy 13 днів тому

    im fat and i dont care

  • Victa Nemlin
    Victa Nemlin 13 днів тому

    I'm like 100 somthing pounds and 11 years old I do not wanna hear it!

  • esmeralda Paz
    esmeralda Paz 13 днів тому

    Girl shutup

  • Doggygamer 2000
    Doggygamer 2000 13 днів тому

    I’m to skinny

  • Anaie :3
    Anaie :3 13 днів тому +1

    I can realate but the opposite of this story I think I'm not fat or perfect enough for my school it's sad but I've learned to try and love my body even though I'm not comfortable in it I have never told my mom cuz I've never really wanted to tell her how I feel and how hurt I am but I have friends that help me but I also don't know what to say to them and I don't tell them so I've learned to keep it a secret to myself.

  • bones skullington
    bones skullington 14 днів тому

    Being under wait is not always a good thing

  • Day In life with me
    Day In life with me 14 днів тому

    What who skips breakfast

  • Камелија Николова
    Камелија Николова 14 днів тому

    Fat can get skinny but ugly can't be fixed. You are so skinny don't worry

  • Mary
    Mary 14 днів тому

    I'm *T H I Q Q*

  • nigar Rozy
    nigar Rozy 14 днів тому

    115 OMG.

  • Ashley Playz
    Ashley Playz 14 днів тому

    This is offensive

  • Jj Cabiat
    Jj Cabiat 14 днів тому

    Every day I imagine you

  • val Hernandez
    val Hernandez 14 днів тому

    when i was 10 i was 115 pounds help

  • Lothy Productions
    Lothy Productions 14 днів тому

    Literally all I eat for dinner is steak rice and salad! I LOVE IT!

  • Gacha Girl
    Gacha Girl 14 днів тому

    When those girls said well 115 is average. I’m like “ then bitch what am I a roach”.

  • Summer Is Cool
    Summer Is Cool 14 днів тому

    I'm very underweight I try treat as much as I can a day but I can't at lunch there's no food I like I only eat a snack.lettuce and beans withs chip that's all I eat all day

  • Ysabel Pena
    Ysabel Pena 15 днів тому

    That’s how I felt before.

  • Jaylynn I don’t like you
    Jaylynn I don’t like you 15 днів тому

    It’s okay be yourself no one is perfect it’s fine

  • Seven Funny Jokers
    Seven Funny Jokers 15 днів тому +3

    Any weight is perfect! You’re you and even if you’re not happy with your weight, I’ll except you and love anybody no matter how much you weigh. You’re you and no matter what happens, as long as you’re a good person you’re perfect! BE YOURSELF and ❤️ it!

  • Bilkese Ali
    Bilkese Ali 15 днів тому

    Ur beutiful I know that

  • Alexa B
    Alexa B 15 днів тому

    Not everybody is perfect,thats ok,i think the same thing about myself

  • Sarah Patrick
    Sarah Patrick 15 днів тому

    I fell the same way omg

  • Nightcore Julie
    Nightcore Julie 15 днів тому

    I’m 11 and I’m heavier than her 😦

  • I’m already Tracer
    I’m already Tracer 15 днів тому

    *My face is so round,my stomach sticks out,my thighs are huge! My arms are fat!*
    That describes me.......I’m so fat 😭😭

  • It’s just Diana
    It’s just Diana 16 днів тому +2


  • Candy Wolf999
    Candy Wolf999 16 днів тому

    i think shes perfect in her own way

  • the girl who is good at stuff for real

    I look fat and I love my body 😀😀😀😀😀

  • Amina Mariotti
    Amina Mariotti 16 днів тому

    How old was she

  • Lauxmini Raja
    Lauxmini Raja 16 днів тому


  • Lailah Ross
    Lailah Ross 16 днів тому

    Hey story booth I had to tell. You something of more dirty kissing story I and for not doing that your dumb 💩poop

  • connors vlogs
    connors vlogs 16 днів тому

    Nobond needs to be perfect like if you agrre

  • connors vlogs
    connors vlogs 16 днів тому

    I get bulled but i dont eat i only have lunch at school cuz thats enuth for me and brecfast but only like small foods like a bananas 1.

  • shappire loves Sakura
    shappire loves Sakura 16 днів тому

    Girl we don't give a fuck if you think your not skinny

  • MarJi Memes
    MarJi Memes 16 днів тому

    Im soooo skinny. Im 12, ugly and i have 135 centimetrs and 28 kilograms... I never had just 1 friend. Im always bullied for that. Peoples calling me monster, witch, hobit, dobby, stick, ur little pussy, ugliest than ugliest thing on the world, telling me to fall down the stairs, you have no friends, loser, piece of shit etc. But thats not everything. Someone of them are drawing me on board as a monster, kick me, throwing their snack on me, throwing my back into boys toilet lr into a lake whats behind the school and more.. Teachers and patents dont believe me and its so painful to live with that everyday. Thanks if you readed it to end

  • Benjamin Biltcliffe
    Benjamin Biltcliffe 16 днів тому

    What the fuck! Just if your fat still means you’re normal.

  • Ahmet Tilki
    Ahmet Tilki 16 днів тому

    You look buetifull

  • Salsa Quenna
    Salsa Quenna 16 днів тому


  • Nightwhisker The Warrior Cat
    Nightwhisker The Warrior Cat 17 днів тому +2

    *who can relate*

  • Gacha Poptartz
    Gacha Poptartz 18 днів тому

    If Regina George Never Weighs More Than 115 Than That Is Not Over Weight!

  • Icewalker Thesnowking
    Icewalker Thesnowking 18 днів тому

    I weigh 100.5

  • Francisco Garcia
    Francisco Garcia 18 днів тому

    Nobody is perfect

  • Hollie Allardice
    Hollie Allardice 18 днів тому

    Your beautiful ❤

  • Eva Mosely
    Eva Mosely 18 днів тому

    you are perfect

  • owlygirlrowan
    owlygirlrowan 18 днів тому

    Anorexia is a horrible thing cause you look in the mirror and see yourself bigger then you are

  • Addi Huntley
    Addi Huntley 18 днів тому

    I’m 11 I’m 5’3 and I’m like 129. I’m also self conscious

  • Kiana Davis
    Kiana Davis 19 днів тому

    That is under

  • daniela
    daniela 19 днів тому

    I eat *ALOT* , but I'm still skinny, idk why?
    and I'm too skinny, but i don't think I'm that skinny, bc even though, my arms are really skinny, I don't think I'm THAT skinny

  • Adam A
    Adam A 19 днів тому

    I hate being skinny because people bully me that i am not in good shape and call me skinny boy and other names that made me sad and almost made me cry and i hated it

  • *arxstry*
    *arxstry* 19 днів тому

    maybe part of the reason kids starve themselves to lose weight is because people only draw slim girls..?

  • Muna Pun
    Muna Pun 19 днів тому

    Don't fucking listen to people that judge you just love your self👌

  • Crafty Gonzo
    Crafty Gonzo 19 днів тому

    0:57 Average ugh

  • EA Formalejo
    EA Formalejo 19 днів тому

    When I'm watching this I thought of Eugeenia.

  • Juicy Tommy
    Juicy Tommy 20 днів тому

    My parents call me skinny but people at my school at skinnier and I think I’m fat

    But I also have a double chin when I look down so it’s uncomfortable so I don’t like looking down

    I feel more confident about muselg

  • Callie Tkaczuk
    Callie Tkaczuk 20 днів тому

    1:17 that’s good lol

  • Kiara Nuez
    Kiara Nuez 20 днів тому

    She has an anorexia