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From Grace, Age 18 - 01/12/13 - IP#: 70.193.8.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 245 lb, Today: 222 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 155 lb - Hey everyone! I just turned 18, so I think this is my first time on the 18+ bulletin board :) I'll fill you in on my story. Since I was about twelve, I started noticing that I was heavier than my sisters. As I grew older, I got more and more overweight and I started wondering why. No one in my family is obese, and I didn't eat any more than they did! Still, I kept gaining. Needless to say, it was very frustrating. Finally, when I was 17 my mom took me to an iridologist, a natural doctor. She told me that I had a thyroid problem. It had knocked my hormones all out of balance and had caused an overgrowth of yeast in my body. This caused me to gain weight that I wasn't able to lose. I felt relief that I finally knew what the problem was! The doctor gave me some natural supplements that would help regulate things in my body as well as a diet that would... (view more)
Reply from Bill, Age 29 - 05/27/13  - IP#: 97.118.119.xxx

From Marie, Age 18 - 01/11/13 - IP#: 71.215.11.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 188 lb, Today: 188 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 135 lb - Within the past week i've broken through the obesity ceiling. It hurts to say the least that I've lost such control. It seems within the past 5 years I have been sliding slowly away from my ideal fitness level. Sliding so slowly in fact that it never seemed to be of any urgent concern until lately, with news of moving to a new city. I'm somewhat recently graduated from high school and after next week i'll be leaving to live with a family member, in hopes to get a job and save up enough money to go to school in the fall. I want so badly to do better for myself, i.e. eat right, exercise, read more, you know, all that good stuff, so i'm pledging here, officially, to keep up with a new lifestyle, and lose the weight. 135lb is my goal! woohoo! Goals!! So now i'm off to the gym, right after the final round of wheel of fortune, and hope keep track of my progress.... (view more)
Reply from Grace, Age 18 - 01/12/13  - IP#: 70.193.8.xxx

From Indiana, Age 20 - 01/10/13 - IP#: 75.84.27.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 255 lb, Today: 230 lb (BMI: 37), Goal: 160 lb - Sometimes I feel so down about what I see in the mirror. I watch movies and see how appealing it is to be in shape and it inspires me to work out and eat right. Then, again, I see what I have to work with and it's heartbreaking. I've been on a mission to get healthy for what seems like forever now and my success rate is low. I live in a stressful household which I believe has a lot to do with my weight gain. My siblings eat junk on the daily and our food options are junk. Does anyone have any advice on weight loss? Something I haven't seen on google? Thank you for your help in advance.
Reply from Marie, Age 18 - 01/12/13  - IP#: 71.215.11.xxx
Reply from Grace, Age 18 - 01/12/13  - IP#: 70.193.8.xxx

From Sabrina, Age 23 - 01/08/13 - IP#: 64.9.62.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 239 lb, Today: 210 lb (BMI: 38), Goal: 165 lb - It has been a little bit since I have been on here...very encouraging to see previous posts and know I am doing better then before. I finally am feeling good enough to work out and feel positive :)

From Gabby, Age 19 - 01/07/13 - IP#: 75.161.183.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 210 lb, Today: 176 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 155 lb - Wow, I remember I looked at this site when I was 14. During that time I came here hoping to change my weight, but it never happened. I am now 19, and FINALLY realizing how much I need to change. I began my weight journey in August of 2012. I have seen a huge difference, and I'm proud of my self. But now I am stuck. I have been stuck at the same weight for two months now, and I don't know what to do. The food and craving just call my name. This is so difficult.
Reply from Sabrina, Age 23 - 01/08/13  - IP#: 64.9.62.xxx

From Crystal, Age 19 - 01/01/13 - IP#: 76.172.131.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 230 lb, Today: 230 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - Me being overweight began when I was only 9 years old. My mom married my stepdad, had twins & I began to become very depressed. I started gaining weight nonstop. My stepdad would offend not only me but my mom & sisters. He would call us fat, balloons, pigs... In order to cope with his offensive comments, I would eat anything I could find. By the time I reached 6th grade I was already 145 lbs. I was introduced to french fries, brownies, pizza bread, chips, & soda. I was never really teased about being overweight. My friends were all overweight. I was actually considered "skinny" when I hung out with them because they were "bigger" than me, but I didn't feel skinny. By the time I reached high school I was 170 lbs. My weight stayed at 170 lbs until my junior year when I no longer had gym class. Between Junior and Senior year I gained... (view more)
Reply from Grace, Age 18 - 01/12/13  - IP#: 70.193.8.xxx
Reply from Gabby, Age 19 - 01/07/13  - IP#: 75.161.183.xxx
Reply from Jessica, Age 17 - 01/01/13  - IP#: 96.255.173.xxx

From qbigail, Age 21 - 11/26/12 - IP#: 68.185.195.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 275 lb, Today: 320 lb (BMI: 53), Goal: 120 lb - sp today i ate five eggs, eight pieces of bacon, three buiscuits, and five donuts fr breakfast.. than for luch i had, eightthree double mac burgers, fries, a large coke, two hotdogs, three milkshakes.. for snack i had, a big bag of hot vheetos, three bags of skittles, five bars of hershey bars, and jelly beans.... for dinner had, three bowls of macarooni, five large sausages, five pancakes, and five cups of ice cream... please help me i cant stop, its taking over my life.. its like an addiction
Reply from Ryan, Age 10 - 05/14/13  - IP#: 82.14.35.xxx
Reply from Aurelia, Age 11 - 03/31/13  - IP#: 64.53.233.xxx
Reply from Yana, Age 10 - 12/28/12  - IP#: 68.84.239.xxx
Reply from Jessica, Age 17 - 11/27/12  - IP#: 184.6.210.xxx

From lauren, Age 18 - 11/23/12 - IP#: 2.219.231.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 14 st 2, Today: 13 st 5 (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 9 st 4 - i didnt like being over weight i got bullied through high school and college so for once in my life i turned it round and im doing brilliantly at the moment it might not seem much but it is to me! my tip is dont do it because you dont wanna be called names do it for yourself! never change for anyone unless you truly want to :)  (Note: 13 st 5 is 187 lb.)

From Sulay, Age 20 - 11/22/12 - IP#: 98.232.114.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'11.5", Start: 280 lb, Today: 262 lb (BMI: 36), Goal: 220 lb - Hey guys,
A neat idea to help out with Thanksgiving is to have it buffet style. Have all the food in another room, like the kitchen then everyone dishes their one plate of food and then everyone eats in a different room. Try to get everything you want on that one plate because it'll be easy to overeat if you go back for more. Lastly, try talking with people around you, don't focus entirely on the food. The more conversation you're making the slower you're eating and more likely to not overeat. For dessert, either have your mom or someone else dish you some or only take a small plate through the buffet of dessert.
Good luck guys with thanksgiving and I hope you don't feel stuffed.
Sulay

From Sulay, Age 20 - 11/22/12 - IP#: 98.232.114.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'11.5", Start: 280 lb, Today: 262 lb (BMI: 36), Goal: 220 lb - Hey guys,
A neat idea to help out with Thanksgiving is to have it buffet style. Have all the food in another room, like the kitchen then everyone dishes their one plate of food and then everyone eats in a different room. Try to get everything you want on that one plate because it'll be easy to overeat if you go back for more. Lastly, try talking with people around you, don't focus entirely on the food. The more conversation you're making the slower you're eating and more likely to not overeat. For dessert, either have your mom or someone else dish you some or only take a small plate through the buffet of dessert.
Good luck guys with thanksgiving and I hope you don't feel stuffed.
Sulay

From Victoria, Age 18 - 10/30/12 - IP#: 81.38.103.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 180 cm, Start: 156 kg, Today: 156 kg (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 80 kg - Hola, yo comence mi historia del sobrepeso hace 10 aƱos y pasaba un poco del tema hasta que se me a hecho una bola todo este tema, me han operado de presion intracraneal, tengo un tubo en el cuerpo, ahora tengo problemas del corazon... Nose que hacer ni como conseguir salir de esto ni nada por el estilo. Si alguien me pudiera ayudar :/  (Note: 180 cm, 156 kg is 5'11", 343 lb.)

From Amanda, Age 22 - 10/10/12 - IP#: 67.204.221.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 225 lb, Today: 162 lb (BMI: 25), Goal: 150 lb - Well this sucks. I've been struggling for the last 5 months (since my boyfriend and I moved into our own apartment). I was 153 when we moved in, and ive gained about 9lbs since. BOGUS! I think it's because we hardly ate when we were at his moms, because she never did groceries and we'd eat out 1 meal a day and not really eat anything else. so for the 2nd time in my life I lost and re-gained the same 10lbs because I went about losing it the WRONG WAY. I'm determined to get back down to 153, and even lower to 150 so I can be comfortable in my clothes again!
Reply from Darshan, Age 25 - 12/10/12  - IP#: 67.3.106.xxx
Reply from Sara, Age 23 - 10/11/12  - IP#: 67.193.221.xxx

From Rachel, Age 21 - 10/05/12 - IP#: 72.225.58.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1", Start: 165 lb, Today: 165 lb (BMI: 31), Goal: 120 lb - Hi I have been struggling with my weight since I was 10. Since that age I have always been considered obese. For a while I succeed in eating healthy with the correct portions and exercised daily but saw almost no results. The 10 lbs I lost were gained back along with 10 more pounds. Im going through this cycle where I work so hard loose a few pounds get dissapointed and then gain back the little i lost plus more. I just need any advise i can get other than dont give up. Im sick of looking in the mirror and seeing my stomach hanging over my jeans and huge thighs. Im disgusted by my image. I need to find motivation somewhere. Help :(
Reply from Sara, Age 23 - 10/05/12  - IP#: 67.193.221.xxx

From Courtney, Age 18 - 08/16/12 - IP#: 76.77.234.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4", Start: 223 lb, Today: 223 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - Hi, I have been on and off this site since I was about 13, ive always really struggled with my weight, when I would try to loose weight I didn't have the propper tools and never followed threw because at a young age I didn't understand that my health was at risk, but now I understand...my mom is diabetic and my sister is on the verge of being one, and I don't want to end up like that... so tomarrow I start my first exercise class and I'm kinda excited to loose some weight (: please wish me luck!
Reply from William, Age 18 - 01/28/13  - IP#: 182.40.36.xxx
Reply from Darshan, Age 25 - 12/10/12  - IP#: 67.3.106.xxx
Reply from Jenn, Age 36 - 09/04/12  - IP#: 68.71.6.xxx
Reply from Sara, Age 23 - 08/17/12  - IP#: 67.193.221.xxx

From Sara, Age 23 - 08/10/12 - IP#: 67.193.221.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 173 lb, Today: 149 lb (BMI: 25), Goal: 130 lb - Just a random piece of information I thought I would share with you all. It may be helpful for those of you who are trying to lose weight to record your measurements rather than simply rely on a scale. I would get very discouraged when I would step onto my bathroom scale and the numbers wouldn't budge. Once I started taking my measurements using a measuring tape I could see the inches drop even when the number on the scale would remain the same. I was able to see that I was losing fat, but I was also gaining muscle. My added muscle was the reason the numbers stayed the same for so long. I have only lost 12 pounds since January, but that does not tell the entire story. Using my measurements I can calculate that I have went from 42% body fat to 26% body fat. This means I have changed 29 pounds on my body. I have lost 12 pounds of fat and gained 17 pounds of muscle!
Any ways, I ... (view more)


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