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I Was Never Skinny Enough

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By Isabel | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. 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 YouTube 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! What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! It's Storytime. Funny videos, embarrassing videos, sad videos, happy videos.. Animated stories are our thing. LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCvmy5PzXAWy9vbciRaDqGH7 Love and Heartbreak: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCtnxgvVeZtfySmOpeVZw0t4 Embarrassing and Funny: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCtczLwmlI-dBOlr3ZgxFvcF Bullies and Mean People: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCuVZFrilE3WncQhw1jZTxIW Overcoming Challenges: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCuzwXs4WrQcb2kVXT_xA5Od
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Nirvana Shaw (20 days ago)
That is not how u say Teakwon-Do
Sophia Rhoomes (24 days ago)
That was so nice at the last part 😥😥😥😰😰😪😭😭😭😭😭
sam da oofer (27 days ago)
storybooth thats supporting for me
gacha studio fam77 (1 month ago)
Wut if our parents won't let us :(
Lizzy Moorey (3 months ago)
hi
A_22 (1 hour ago)
Really round face is beautiful!!!
Olivia Mateo (3 hours ago)
Im 99 pounds And my school Friends tell me i need to eat.I WOULD LOVE TO GO TO THAT SCHOOL A
Tylah Todd-McMahon (5 hours ago)
Thank you I really needed that
stephanie tuikolovatu (11 hours ago)
im 114 lol
Juanita Gonzalez (14 hours ago)
Thank you you made my day your right it’s ok to have a fat or skinny body
Kathy_dose 542 (15 hours ago)
My thighs are big yet I don’t care
Maryam Ahmed (21 hours ago)
Why can't you just have abs
Saaikr Guney (22 hours ago)
Youre rude im average youre the meanest and youre a bully to average ppl where not boring
No one is perfect :) and if they say your fat Your not I am fat and I look like a monster 😭
Emma H. (1 day ago)
I feel this way and there's nothing anyone can say to change that. Society has set a bar for "beautiful" and there's nothing to change that.
The moral of the story is..... DON'T be Eugenia Cooney!
BAT VIV (2 days ago)
My story starts in July 4. So I’m the only one plays on the let Tronic‘s all day long and I have dots all over my eyes both of them.and we whatcha the fireworks and at home my dad light up the fireworks and after that we do sparklers and I started to feel different and it’s my pupil was going even bigger and I started to freak out and scream and cry.so my mom put me in bed to calm down my self.and it was the worst day ever.so my mom took my to the eye doctor and they said I look fine and made my pupil bigger.the next day my mom got me a squishy to calm me down or take me a deep breath.and so I stay home all day and I wear sunglasses.and then I went to my appointment to talk to me.and that’s it kids so if your nervous or scared take a deep breath and use a squishy and stay strong kids!!!🦵🏻🦶🏻🤝💪🏻🧠👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻👱🏻‍♀️
Smol Emo Child (3 days ago)
"115 is kinda average" Then I'm 40 lbs over
engrudy5 (3 days ago)
Hey your not ugly your pretty
Snuggly 9 (3 days ago)
I believe everyone is beautiful just the way they are
Custard Yellow (4 days ago)
1:47 ...and looking like the beldam (reference?)
Heather Haley (4 days ago)
I'm skinny
David The Dinny 03 (4 days ago)
Probably the mirror is wrong
Gracey_ pleb (5 days ago)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA no Just *No* NEVER CALL ME BEAUTIFUL YA KNOW WHY? HEY RANDOM STRANGER **stranger looks then dies** See? | P 3 | P
Gabriella Awaitey (5 days ago)
I’m average. I have lots of friends and everything.
Margad Munkhbat (6 days ago)
im fat and im proud of it
rilinda beqari (6 days ago)
YOU WANT TO GET SKINNY! I AM SKINNY AS HELL AND EVERYBODY SAYS I NEED TO GAIN WEIGHT EVEN MY PARENTS!!!!
An (6 days ago)
thicc but not fat girls look beautiful imo
Laurel L (6 days ago)
Do hello h
Ruby Watson (6 days ago)
Im only 11 but like a few months ago i loved my body i was slim and had a nice body for my age so i ate shit loads thinking IM NOT GOING TO GET FAT SO I CAN WIPE MY ASS WITH FOOD HA HA but i came in to year seven and my stomach got a bit bigger i tried on belly tops and my gut was hanging out and i wanted to cry i tried loosing weight but i never told anyone cuz they would think im on something because they think im skinny but the girls in my school where like "i have a 6 pack" and i was like well i dont and they where like "im sure you do" and that frustrated me i am desperate to lose my belly fat but i cant skip dinner because my mum doesnt let me go to bed without food because its important to eat so someone help i dont know what to do!
xxxtentacion (8 days ago)
BROOOOO HAVE U SEEN ME like DAMN
Queen Bunny (8 days ago)
Im too skinny ... it gets hard 😭😭
Nathalie absolu (8 days ago)
It doesn't matter if your skinny all people are pretty awesome so don't think that skinny is perfect all people are perfect
My name is Isabel❤️
My WEIGht is 125 pound and HEIGht is 5 ft 10 and I am skinny and I like it just sharing
cazerine barry (9 days ago)
For all the Aussie's its 52 kilos
Yesika Narvaez (9 days ago)
Underweight is not good dearie
Fareeha Aslam (9 days ago)
I am a Muslim and I think I'm just ugly. Some people in my school call me ugly but I always say to them I know I'm not pretty but have you seen yourself? 💖
Hinemaia Rangiuaia (9 days ago)
Well I have hair on my arms and legs and I didn't care wut other people think
Fareeha Aslam (9 days ago)
Same!
Lilly Prez paw (9 days ago)
Nobody is perfect -Storybooth
Lily FAN (9 days ago)
I worry about my weight too but I think I’ll get over it!☺️
Good thing you are not fat
Noriel Macaro (10 days ago)
There are some people are toxic and some ar good for people they never care about looks they care about intelegence kindness pls dont hate who you are dont care about people says your are fat ugly too skinny
Rita Chan (10 days ago)
🙊😆👍🏻your voice is good for telling stories. And the video is so good. By the way, I have eating disorder 😢
KawaiiCupcake (10 days ago)
I’m underweight and I can’t gain weight unless I grow and I need to gain
Ryan Wilkinson (10 days ago)
I would rather be fat
Ryan Wilkinson (10 days ago)
I'm thin and I hate it
Abigail Galloway (10 days ago)
EUr kinda being rude to chubby people like m
I’m first... To admit that I’m not first
Kakes Cute Art (10 days ago)
Your not perfect and your not ugly its just you hate the society because it's being judged by haters and no one cares about how you look because your beautiful in your own way and at least one person loves the way you are so don't change stay as you are your beautiful 💓💕💖💕💓
Tesi Myra (11 days ago)
You don't have to be skinny to be pretty
Hi itz Alice (11 days ago)
I’m skinny but my parents tell me I’m not underweight. I try to be very positive about this.I actually want to gain weight. People should love their bodies. Unless you do need help
Andrew Giebel (11 days ago)
some people say im thicc or I'm slim thicc but I'm thinn
Shane Lawliet (11 days ago)
😆
the kawaii death giver (12 days ago)
Well atleast ur family is okay of u being.....normal My family will fat shame me for not being thin I was eating bread and they said i should stop eating because i was getting to fat so i skipped my breakfast and only drank milk, i feel so sad that my family will say that to me and when we go outside my family will point a fat person and say i will look like that if i eat, ehem ehem, NOW DO U SURVIVE WITHOUT EATING ANYTHING, ALRIGHT SURE EATING TO MUCH CAN MAKE U FAT, i don't care if i'm fat atleast i have a fat heart ❤
알 리 나 #OPPA Oppa (12 days ago)
Underweight is bad. Really bad.
Millaz (12 days ago)
I’m 13 and weight 115 lbs with is a good weight, but according to the other girls, I am fat. I look like a creep.
C&L Smith (12 days ago)
Every one calls me fat except for my “real family” my step bros call me pig :(
lucifer pride (12 days ago)
This remind me of anorexia
Oscar Rodriguez (12 days ago)
Your not ugly your perfect inns way you like
Potat o (13 days ago)
You already looked beautiful and cool!!
Cassie Burke (13 days ago)
Guess what? I am underweight and I am not proud of it. I need to be fatter and I am not beautiful even tho im skinny. Im not tough, im not tall, im not that strong...thats really a struggle! I est my hardest by my weight stays the same.... I can’t fix it snd I have yet to hear a story even remotely similar to me. It makes me sad...and mad...and angry...and upset...and frustrated...and stressed...and so much more!
Savannah Hague (13 days ago)
My BMI says I'm overweight but it's because I'm muscular and larger built. It doesn't matter what you weigh as long as your healthy.
pandas fo life (13 days ago)
Shut it princess
SophiaPlayz 2018 (13 days ago)
Nobody is normal! You are your normal.
Iz AbEl (13 days ago)
My names Isabel.. I literally jumped when they said my name no joke
Tamika Ferrari (13 days ago)
Just be you and hate haters🙌
Big Fat Cat (14 days ago)
The doctor was right girl. The doctor, when it comes to weight, is just, better to trust.
Aadilakshmy Arun (14 days ago)
If you join K pop your gonna be like that at 1:42
Argentinian Mapper 23 (14 days ago)
Dafuq is skiny?
Da'Miah Nation (14 days ago)
This message made me feel better about my appearance 👍Every time when I looked in the mirror, I thought I wasn't skinny enough. This really made me think more positive about myself!
The girl needs new friends The friends basically started all this
kitten of Roblox (14 days ago)
It's anorexia :(
Jariyae ! (14 days ago)
Just cause you skinny don't mean anything 🤷🏾‍♀️💯
I’m not beautiful I’m fat and ugly no one thinks I’m beautiful not even my mom or my cousins think I’m beautiful maybe I should not eat then everyone will think I’m beautiful
Dr Umer Farooq (15 days ago)
Thanks you helped mep
a dragon (15 days ago)
well my weight is 150 and I STILL HAVE FRIENDS... cool
Kavya Subramanian (15 days ago)
I think I'm too skinny. Everyone is always asking my mom " Don't you feed her?". And my mom does, she tries to feed me a lot. But the don't eat. Whenever people ask my mom that, I feel bad because it's my fault not my mom's.
Selina Airey (15 days ago)
skinny =beatifull yep that is totally true
Selina Airey (15 days ago)
im skinny and its the best thing in the world and ik that bc me and my best friend are the most popalure girls in my year and we get loads of attention and we dont talk to ugly fat people so yeah
Farzana Farzana (12 days ago)
And being skinny is good for health (but aneroxia is not)
Gachalynn12 (15 days ago)
You want to be the unique person in the school not normal so you can be different
Moonbeam Mako Mermaid (15 days ago)
I feel like i am fat sometimes and i am ugly sometimes whenever i look in the mirror
Brooke Jones (16 days ago)
One time I was watching a horror movie with a monster in then i realised I was looking into a mirror 😭😭
LittLe Annie03 (16 days ago)
UNDERWEIGHT CAN BE BEAUTIFUL BUT SOMETIMES ITS NOT HEALTHY THOUGH! plus I just hate some people who think they are fat but literally they're skinny. There are two types of this. One is that it's a condition which I don't mind. The other one is what I hate the most is that they flaunt how skinny they are but they still say that they're fat. I'm kinda offended me being a chubby girl. Instead of them loving their body, they just judge it of being fat. Ughhh
TheFitz Fam (16 days ago)
She has the same name as me and that is also my story I thought the same thing
Flowers love (16 days ago)
I wish I was a bit chubby tbh But then I look in the mirror I see a beautiful face like everyone else
Gaming Siblings (16 days ago)
I'm overweight... And the scale said 1.15 not 115
Zodiac K (17 days ago)
115 pounds is perfect I’m 92 pounds
Dereck Bobby (17 days ago)
Love your self
Kind Fellow (17 days ago)
Oh I was skinny during Stalingrad cause those damn Russians starved us. I’m so glad I fucked them up during the war.
Ethel Jane Sumanting (17 days ago)
Dumb we are unique
Yazan Rifai (17 days ago)
I'm a boy and I have the same story as yours but I always cried
jonnyboi studios (17 days ago)
So girls are perfect but what about boys 🤔
sebastian krynicz (18 days ago)
Wow your friends are cunts
DaCupcake Draws (18 days ago)
I’m super thin and I’m 14 and weigh 77 pounds. I eat all the time too so I guess it’s my metabolism but it gets annoying when I’m struggling to open a water bottle
Cupcake Love (18 days ago)
I cried I am so fat and I am 8 I feel like I'm not good enough.
Ameriana Foster (18 days ago)
I got bullied because I was fat and I was one hundred pounds and I started to skipping lunch and dinner and skipped breakfast and I got skinny but I still got bullied
Xochitl Madison (18 days ago)
IM skinny and eat like 500 pounds a day
Xochitl Madison (18 days ago)
YOUR GONNA GIVE YOURSELF ANOREXIA
Seankoopa (18 days ago)
No one can be perfect.
Seankoopa (18 days ago)
2016 is sorta old.
Maginyan ! (19 days ago)
Kid weight if you were that heavy as a kid you be fat if you are a adult/teen you be average height
Dameon Cheatham (19 days ago)
I’m 103 pounds
Dameon Cheatham (19 days ago)
Your slow

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