Sorry for the lenght, i hope i didn t bother you and i wish you a nice day!:) and by the way you re really inspiring, i really admire you:):)
First off thank you, I am glad that you like my blog and i can inspire you.
To answer your questions, you might not grow in height, maybe just a few mm/Or a cm or two if you eat properly. But when you starve yourself and your body doesnt get the nutrients it needs, then you wont grow in height. I am rather tall, but i know that i would have been taller if i hadnt suffered from my eating disorders, and i also know that i would have had bigger boobs. For me, my boobs did sort of grow back as i gained weight but they would have been bigger (i am guessing) if i hadnt starved myself while going through puberty/growing up. If you gain weight and reach your healthy weight then your body might change a little and you might get bigger boobs, and if you are eating properly you might grow a few mm. However as you are now 17 and havent had your period for the past few years, the chance of growing taller is unlikely. Also the fact that you havent had your period for the past 3 years is maybe because you arent at a healthy weight or fat percent? If you do have a healthy fat % and healthy weight then i would suggest going to the doctor to see why you havent gotten your period back, as there is medicine you can take. But when you get your period and your hormones work properly that can make your boobs grow a little & also lots of food and a healthy fat % will make them a little bigger. However for some, they dont grow back and that is just due to genetics then. But learn to love your body no matter how it looks, but i would suggest you checking up why you havent gotten your period back as that is important to have if you are a girl (and not taking medication which makes you not have it).
In my group of friends I have a girl who is trying to loose weight and also build muscle by dieting and forcing herself to the gym. Where as I´m trying to gain weight (and muscle) by eating a lot and actually I have not gained almost any weight in the past three months even if I have gotten more muscular. I enjoy exercise so much and never have to force myself to workout. The problem is that I feel like I have to restrict myself in my friend group because I don´t want to make this girl feel bad. She is always talking about dieting stuff and flexing her muscles and so on. And I would actually love to talk about my workouts too and how I´m making progress and gaining while actually having fun. But I feel like I can´t flex and stuff around her because I don´t want her to be jelous or I don´t want my friends to think I´m bragging. So I always just nod and smile.
Do you have experiences like this? Forgot that I also feel like I can´t eat as much as I want to and need to around her because she is on a diet.
I am sorry that you are feeling this way. However you have to know that you cant stop how your friends react or how they think, you have the right to talk about your workouts and flex and such if you want to. If your friend can do that, then so can you. If your friend gets sad or feels bad that you do that, then she has to work on her own confidence and realise that even if you are smaller than her she can still talk about her workouts and such as well. Why dont you suggest working out together, if you have that in common? Maybe you can make it fun for her then if you can show her how much you love it. You can also try talking to that friend if she has shown signs that she gets offended when you talk about your workouts, ask her why. I mean if she can do it, so can you.
For me personally, i never really felt like talking about my workouts or my achievements in running or working out with my friends because even if they were happy for me, i think it sparked something within some of them. A bit of jealousy but also because i worked out because i enjoyed it, when they had to force themselves to workout or didnt even workout because they didnt enjoy it. And i dont judge them at all, everyone is different... but sometimes i wish that i could talk about my races or workouts without them telling me i was bragging or something. For example, when i ran my first half marathon i was super happy and proud and none of them said congratulations or well done, just asked me when i was going to run a full marathon, as if i could magically just do that. And it kind of bothered me, but then i realised that the problem wasnt me... but it was them. They had a problem with themselves, that when i did share my achievements (which wasnt often) it caused something negative inside of them, instead of being proud and happy for me. So your friends should be happy for you when you talk about your achievements, of course... dont do it too often because nobody wants to hear somebody always talking about their achievements. But you should feel ok with doing it now and again.
And when it comes to food, you need to eat what YOU need to eat. Who cares if your friend is dieting, you can still eat as much as you want. And if she comments and says that you eat too much or alot, then tell her that those comments are unnecessary and that you are eating for YOUR goals. When you have friends that arent as interested in working out as you, it can be tough as sometimes you want to share your achievements, but you need to just learn to deal with that not everyone will be proud of you. Maybe you can find friends or even online friends who share the same interests as you who can be someone you can share your successes with? You can always email or talk to me, or add me on FB if you want, if you ever want to just share some progress or sucesses!
But back to the question, dont be scared to eat what you need even when around friends. They have no right to judge the amount you eat, focus on what you need. And talk to your friends.... maybe they dont even realise how they act or what they say, so maybe just ask them what they think when you talk about working out. And maybe specifically talk to that friend who is on a diet and ask her if it bothers her and why, and maybe you can both do something about it. Either you are both allowed to talk about those things, or neither are allowed.
Just some suggestions, but i hope it works out for you :)
Do you ever get comments that you looked better before (like in those photos above) than after your weight gain and what does it make you think/feel/react?
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