But I think you already kind of know this, as you acknowledge that you have a nice figure and do not seem to be running to the doctor. But as far as the nagging goes, maybe the doctor is the best option for them to assure your parents that you do not meet the clinical criteria for obesity and that your thyroid is fine.
I've had similar weight gain lately and have a shape very similar to yours. My activity level is very low so I should change that for health reasons, but other than that I'm not very concerned.
I think you look nice. And I don't think this is a joke:
Originally Posted by iwakar
I think your parents need to see a doctor more than you do.
Being careful with your diet and getting more exercise are a good idea for almost everyone, so I wouldn't want to discourage you from either one. But to suggest that you're clinically obese or at serious medical risk because of your weight is absurd. The behaviour you've described from your parents is frightening, and I mean that very seriously. Obviously I've only heard your side, but what you've described is not healthy, and it is troubling.
It might not hurt to get a medical professional to back you up on this. And yet, from what you've described, I doubt it would change your parents' view even if they knew it wasn't true. Keep your head up, and do take care of yourself.
I know, I just think it must be something with my hormones, maybe my estrogen level got higher, it probably did (my life turned less stressfull lately and I thought that when you're stressed your body makes more testosterone or something). Anyways, I think my parents still compare me to the way I looked at age 14.
Well, grown women are not supposed to look like fourteen year old girls.
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