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Any one under 100 pounds??

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I am not anorexic or anything, just petite. Is there anyone else? I am 5'2 so I am kinda short to. Just wondering if there is anyone. :)
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Hi I am 5'2" also, but I never break 100lbs I swear :) I am asian, and I am petite. Although now I rather not go below 100lbs because experience taught me when I was at 102 actually I look kinda sick and unattracteive.. all bones sticking out from my face etc LOL.

Well, if you are healthy and happy, It's ok. I know some girls like me who weigh less than 100lbs, still able to eat me off the table too no less! @.@
You are very pretty! I know what you mean by eating alot I can eat and eat and never get full. Ha.
I am 88 pounds...but I'm anorexic so I'm not sure if that counts..
When I was your age I ws between 85 and 90 lbs. I am 5'1". I was not anorexic at the time, in fact I ate TONS, was simply a skinny person, sort of a "slow developer" too ... as was my mother during adolescence and my aunt and grandmother.

Unfortunately that skinny girl gained weight and now I am 33 and overweight ... would love to be 100 lbs again. 90 is too small for me now (and darn near impossible) as my bones and whole body composition are so different being a grown woman and all.
Why are you here if you're under 100 pounds? Seriously.
I weigh 90 lbs at the moment, but then, I'm also recovering from anorexia. I was at 100, dropped to a low of 74 (which was not pretty, I might add), and am now back on my way up again :). I'm 17 and 5'1'', and I can eat a lot, too :).

Less than 100 lbs sounds kind of low to me for someone 5'2'', but I know everyone is different - I've been classified as "underweight" almost all my life, no matter what or how much I eat. Like sweet_tart said, if you're healthy and happy, all is good.

Edit- Um, yeah, CC is also useful for just keeping track and keeping healthy. I'm using it to gain.
Hi Everyone ~ Just a friendly reminder that EVERYONE is welcome here!  Adults, Teenagers ~ Whether trying to lose weight, gain weight or maintain their weight, it includes Everyone who is trying to improve their health and eating and exercise behaviors!   It's what calorie-count is all aobut!!!

This also includes people who are trying to recover from eating disorders.  In fact, we have a nice Eating Disorder Recovery club where people share support together ~ everyone welcome! 

thelordwillguideme ~ welcome to calorie count.

Did you know that the calculators and some of the tools here are for adults.  The international standards for teenagers (age 19 and younger) are different because you are still growing.  And especially if you are very active as an athlete. 

It's important that you don't undereat and that you don't go underweight for your age (anything below a bmi of 18.5).   Depending on your own personal circumstances, 100 lbs may be a healthy weight for you now as a growing teenager but as an adult in 3 more years, 100 lbs will be underweight and too thin.  Between now and then, your bones will continue to grow and become denser, your organs will continue to develop and your body will mature into an adult woman :) 

So it is very important that you eat enough and 1,000 calories a day is not enough.  You are probably active, but if you only sat at a desk allllllllll day long, the teenager calculator would recommend that you eat almost 1600 calories a day just to maintain your weight.  I

Anyway, here is a calculator with lots of information including calorie information for teenagers.  We suggest you read this information carefully and share it with your parents:

http://www.kidsnutrition.org/bodycomp/bmiz2.h tml

Here's a linke with more Good information on Calorie Guidelines for teensagers: 

http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/asksam/healthydiet/ healthyweightq/#A220129

Here is some good health and nutrition information for teenagers.

Nutrition & Health for Teens

Aside from the fact that you are a growing teenager and need extra nutrition to support growth, this article explains why undereating is counter productive.

Dieting & Metabolism

Hope this helps! 

Just a friendly reminder to Everyone, we need to simply say, just in case you are aware of how many calories you should be eating but you choose to eat less, that this website does not and cannot support starvation diets.  In fact, here is what out posting guidelines say specifically:

Posting Guidelines

Calorie-Count.com's mission is to promote healthy and sustainable weight management. Please help our moderators follow this vision and respect the following guidelines.

  • Your post is subject to modification or deletion by our moderators. Repetitive, off-topic, and frivolous posts will be removed.
  • Promotion of starvation diets or habits that exhibit signs of an eating disorder ("pro-ana", "pro-mia", etc.) is prohibited.
You are more than welcome to participate in the forums of this site, just please be sure to do so within those guidelines.  Please let me know if you have questions.

And again, welcome!

Cheers, united :)  (volunteer moderator)

Well, MAYBE she was just asking a SIMPLE question. Think about that. Sheesh!
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I am 5'2'' and I started out at 153lbs. My original goal was 130 which was met very fast after I began calorie-counting. Then I set it at 120 which again happened pretty quickly. Somewhere along the line the obsession with calories and excersize spiraled until here I am at 98lbs and not knowing what to do. I feel good, eat around 1600 cal. a day, treat myself on occassion and eat a great balance of good foods. I do exercise a lot and while I know I probably need to gain a little back, I am scared of loosing control and gaining it all back. I know people around me think I have a problem since I got so thin in a pretty short amount of time. I am not sure where I go from here but i do know I want food to stop ruling my life and consuming my thoughts, when, what, where to eat next. Ahhh. Never in a million years did I think I would be under 100 lbs... it just happened.
nyc ~ this isn't about girls who are naturally thin.  There are people who intentionally undereat here and we try to provide information and support where possible.   People aren't trying to inappropriately mis-label anyone...

moke2 ~ Sounds like you realize you have a problem starting.  Have you considered talking to a counselor in the real world who can help you sort out your thoughts and figure out what is appropriate?  You may not have an eating disorder but you may have what is called "disordered eating" with patterns that are not healthy.  A professional can help you figure things out and give you the tools to get better and help you focus on the issues. 
Please, everyone ~ this topic is not about whether people are naturally thin or not which is off topic and will cause this thread to be locked. 

This, like too many young people, is from someone who has stated that they are eating below the recommended minimums and are looking to lose weight ~ which is against the posting guidelines.

Sometimes it is because they don't know any better.  We would never presume that they are anorexic and prefer to give people the benefit of the doubt and provide them with information that we hope will help.

I hope this helps to clarify why we post information and reference materials instead of just deleting posts. 

This is a free and open website that welcomes everyone.  But Calorie-count is all about healthy and sustainable weight management.  Repetitive posts that violate the posting guidelines will be removed as needed.

Posting Guidelines

Calorie-Count.com's mission is to promote healthy and sustainable weight management. Please help our moderators follow this vision and respect the following guidelines.

  • Your post is subject to modification or deletion by our moderators. Repetitive, off-topic, and frivolous posts will be removed.
  • Promotion of starvation diets or habits that exhibit signs of an eating disorder ("pro-ana", "pro-mia", etc.) is prohibited.
Um, thelordwillguideme didn't actually state anywhere in this thread that she was eating too few calories and/or wanted to lose weight. I think that's why people are talking about being naturally skinny - we hadn't realized her purpose in using this site. I only just found out following her profile to other posts.

To thelordwillguideme - hey again :), no need to repeat what people have already told you, but I'll chip in just a little. I don't think you need to lose weight, seeing as you're already in the "underweight" category (of course, everyone is a little different, but it's still a good guide).

I was once in a similar situation, and believe me, it would be pretty dangerous for you to lose weight, since it inevitable means burning more calories than you take in. I know you've said on another thread you don't want to look like a skeleton, but there's more than that: if you don't eat the calories you need (minimum 1200, more if you exercise), things will start to go wrong, regardless what happens to your weight (hair loss, losing your period, extreme fatigue, liver spots (I got them on my hands - nasty), bad breath, even propensity to developing other serious mental disorders, etc). If you're unsatisfied with your body, go ahead and exercise and tone, but make sure you eat plenty. You're young, it's doable. :)

You're at an age where, unless you really are overweight, you don't want to risk your growth or health. Even if you've apparently stopped growing on the outside, your body isn't finished yet. You make think, like I did, you can keep it under control, but it's way to easy to fall into very dangerous territory. Sorry if I sound silly and preachy, but I know if I can help anyone stay away from the nightmare I went through (and still struggle with) I'll risk the stuffiness :).

Really, CC is a very useful tool, and I think it'll help you loads if you know the right way to go about things - you know now what your minimum of calories is, so you can make sure you're eating enough and healthily. Plus, we're all here to help you out. Which reminds me - welcome to CC (I'm pretty new, too, feel free to contact me anytime)!
r_newt ~ no she didn't, and often there is more to the story.  Hopefully, people will check profiles and prior posts before giving helpful hints :)  Thanks for sharing such an encouraging post!
r_newt. not in this thread she didn't, but in other threads she has stated that she is indeed trying to lose more weight, if I'm not mistaken. She also said she was having trouble eating up to 1500-1600 cal per day.
i am currently 95-96 bouncing in between. and i am 5'1-5'2 ish ,, i don't think i look unhealthy at all.,
I'd also like to point out that two people in this thread have specifically said they are anorexic or in recovery, so United's posting of the ED recovery club link was perfectly appropriate.  I am not quite sure why people are assuming any of that has to do with the OP.  Nor do I see anywhere that anyone said anything about the OP having an ED...

thelordwillguideme - I'll also extend my welcome to the site.  The other day I saw that you got some good advice in the veg forum about nutrition.  There's a lot of info on this site to absorb, and it's definitely a great place to learn and ask questions!  :)
Wow, Moke2, I am so impressed that you used a healthy approach to weight loss to lose nearly 50 lbs. I am amazed and impressed that you lost so much so fast. I also, realize that you are now struggling with potentially being too thin. I support you 100% and hope you figure out what the problem is so you can get back to your desired 105lbs.

Best of luck to you.
hey, I am not anorexic. I eat healthy and and very sorry i gave you all the wrong impression. I eat 1200 calories or more a day. I just wondered if there were other ppl on here that are petite or skinny and are trying to eat healthy like me. When I used to eat and eat and eat I still only wieghed 105, but I stopped eating so much cause I always felt stuffed. But thanks for your posts and concerns:)
Hi {{{thelordwillguideme}}}

Just to clarify, we don't even think you are anorexic whatsoever.  There were other people on this thread that mentioned they are anorexic, and in another post you had mentioned that you were eating about 1,000 calories a day.  So, we just wanted to share the information with you and everyone else that might find it useful.

Most people here are not going to be under 100 pounds.  They would need to be very young and/or very small.  For some people this is a healthy weight and just fine.  For others, it's not.  Either way, everyone here is welcome ~ and we are glad when people participate and post to the forums ~ within the posting guidelines, of course.

Again, no problem.  Glad you are here!

Cheers, united :)
Thank you so much for all your welcomes. I love this site so much :) Thanks for posting that nutritional stuff too, cause if they are anorexic then they should see it. Thanks! 
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