I can't get through a single day without a 'hilarious' comment on my weight e.g: - Your legs are so thin, look at those chicken legs -omg you are soooo thin (cue them looping their fingers around my arms) -Do you even eat? I have been thin all my life. My parents and several family members on both sides were also thin, only starting to gain weight in their late 20's. I have a healthy appetite and have no adverse physical issues stemming from my low weight. I was oblivious to this issue, then at the age of 15 a guy in a shopping centre walked passed me and shouted 'anorexic' and a group of girls commented loudly on how thin I was and how disgusting I looked. (To make matters worse both of these incidents occured on the same day) After this I have been more self conscious, noticing the dodgy looks and hearing the comments that I had previously been blind and deaf to. I just wished that people would think about the impact their comments have before they shout them out. To them it's a laugh for a bit, something to stare at for a few moments and then it's over. They don't understand how upsetting it is. I remember all of the looks and comments. As a result I have little self confidence. I don't even bother to shop for clothes any more, there is no point I will look horrid in them anyway. Summer is the worst. You see girls in pretty skirts and tops and then there's me in jeans and a cardigan. Going out for meals is just as annoying, often feeling that you have to prove yourself to others that you do actually eat. Then you smile at more harmless remarks 'oh wow, so you do eat' or 'I don't know where you put it all'. The whole issue has left me feeling particulary down this week, hence the reason why I am posting this rant. Does anyone else share this issue, or go through similair circumstances? How do you boost your self esteem after a series of insensitive remarks?