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Do I need to lose weight?

Hello. I'm 15 years old, 5'6" tall, and I weigh around 117 pounds. I've heard I'm overweight and "squishy" a few times. I even have two classmates who amuse themselves by poking at my thighs and midsection, emphasizing that I "need to lose all that fat or you'll always look ugly". After months of internally debating the situation, I'm inclined to agree with them. I've already lost 5 pounds in the past week, but it doesn't seem to be enough. I'm a player on a national sport team and very active, so I don't understand what makes me so "ugly". Please help me understand,
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