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Difficulty gaining weight. Womanly body shape?

Hi I just turned 18 on march 8th. Im scared i won t grow anymore. I m a girl . I was always one of the bigger kids in elementary school. my breasts have been the same size since 7th grade. Ive gradually grown in height since i was turned 16, (5 2 to 5 4 ) but my weight has stayed the same, and i have skinny legs, my thighs are not womanly and i never gained womanly weight like all the other girls. I have a womanly body structure, but ive been the same weight since i was 14. it is very hard for me to keep weight on, although i eat healthfully, and i eat ALOT! I m sort of shapely i guess, but not as much as id like to be. I dont want to be a 32A forever! please tell me i m not done with puberty?!?! i started my period like, 6 or seven years ago.
Asked On : Fri, 23 Mar 2012
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Usually women do not gain additional height after they've had their menses for at least a year. I do not think you will become taller. Your body shape is mostly determined by genetics. If you look like every other female in your family chances are that is going to be your body type. The slender athletic look is the envy of the girls that you describe is being more womanly and voluptuous. This is a bit like people with curly hair and wanting straight hair and people straight hair wanting it to be curly. I sugest you work on accepting yourself as you are. I am sure you have many find features. Some women never achieve a sense of acceptance of their own body. They grow up to pay a lot of money to plastic surgeons. They have repeated work but are no happier regardless of the number of procedures. Continue to be active and eat healthy. The rest will take care of itself.
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