It really just depends on your build.
It seems to me that you're just a naturally slim person but maybe you need to gain a little weight - unless you're sucking in? . I'm 5,5 and weight 8,4 and I can see and feel my ribs, but not to that extent, I guess
You've said you have had problems in the past with your attitude to food, and believe me I think a woman would be lying if they said they were perfectly happy with their body. Of course - it is ok to have that attitude, it just appears we're programmed to constantly scrutinise ourselves.
Essentially, your BMI is the most important thing to judge it on. If you're the teeniest bit under, that's ok but if you're severely under, then do something about it. Just type into Google - 'BMI calculator'.
Don't let something so trivial get in the way of your happiness. I know it's cliché and I sound really patronising when I say this - but just be thankful to have food
Talk to someone close to you and maybe show them the pictures and get an objective, outside view. The way we see our body changes day to day - seriously, you're not alone in that.
One day I hate one part of my body because I think it's too fat, the next day it's a completely different part. Talk to someone close to you and get it off your chest. You'll be surprised just how common insecurities are in women!
This is coming from a teenager, just in case I sound rather naive or something...
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I think you're fine but you should keep an eye on your weight to make sure it doesn't go down too much in the future. It is possible to be slightly "underweight" and be healthy though, do you have a small frame? Before I went on the pill at 17 I was 98lbs (I'm 5'2) which was underweight but I was perfectly healthy. I've put on weight since and I'm now in the normal weight range at 108lbs. Never been on a diet in my life, I just have a small frame. I don't even look that skinny.
As long as you're eating a good diet and not obsessing over calories I think you'll be fine
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