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From Michael, Age 18 - 03/29/13 - IP#: 68.191.108.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'7", Start: 332 lb, Today: 332 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 200 lb - Hi my name is Michael, I'm 18 and just like Heather I've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and I'm now at risk for a heart attack! I've been fat throughout my life and it's all my fault! I put all that fattening junk food down my mouth, yes it tasted great but little did I know it was also killing me! My doctor warned me about all this when I was younger but I did not listen, I dismissed it as something that would happen years, even decades down my life. But sadly I was so wrong, I now have to take 2 diabetes pills each day - 1 in the morning and 1 at night, 1 high blood pressure pill in the morning, and a daily aspirin for my heart. According to my doctor if I continue my current lifestyle choices I will most likely die before I'm 30 from either a stroke or a heart attack. That is what finally made me decide to save my life ans lose... (view more)
Reply from Jessica, Age 17 - 04/01/13  - IP#: 76.6.36.xxx

From Rose, Age 23 - 03/25/13 - IP#: 92.251.219.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 420 lb, Today: 428 lb (BMI: 76), Goal: 140 lb - Hi guys I am severely over-weight. Please I need help I drink over ten litres of coca cola a day! I can't walk because my thighs rub together and when I shower I notice that there is a greasy build. I want to be normal.
Reply from jen, Age 23 - 05/16/13  - IP#: 68.190.114.xxx
Reply from Michael, Age 18 - 03/29/13  - IP#: 68.191.108.xxx

From Cassidy, Age 19 - 03/22/13 - IP#: 98.100.138.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 350 lb, Today: 348 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 150 lb - Hey guys--any advice on losing weight in general? I mean, I got an Xbox 360 with Kinect and I rent video games ONLY for Kinect. But like I sometimes have a tendency to overeat. What do I do???

From Mora, Age 18 - 03/06/13 - IP#: 74.82.68.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 165 cm, Start: 185 kg, Today: 185 kg (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 120 kg - No that's wrong I'm 5'5 and weigh 185  (Note: 165 cm, 185 kg is 5'5", 407 lb.)
Reply from Jessica, Age 17 - 03/21/13  - IP#: 76.6.36.xxx

From Mora, Age 18 - 03/06/13 - IP#: 74.82.68.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 165 cm, Start: 185 kg, Today: 185 kg (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 120 kg - Hi I'm going to be 18 in may so I think I should be in the 18+ category anyways as a kid I use to eat a lot of junk but I never gained a lot of weight until I turned a teen I started to become really overweight I've been trying to loose weight since then I've been on a lot of diet they work but after 3-4 months I go back to my bad eating habits this is the second time on this site the first time I just read everyone post and said nothing but now I'm gonna speak up I want to loose weight and I need someone or some friends to help and encourage me to reach my goal I know I can do it I just need some help  (Note: 165 cm, 185 kg is 5'5", 407 lb.)

From tina, Age 23 - 02/24/13 - IP#: 76.253.73.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 172.3 lb, Today: 172.3 lb (BMI: 25), Goal: 145 lb - Hey y'all, i'm new here. Been trying to lose weight for years now but I just haven't been able to. Hoping having a positive community will help!
Reply from Heather, Age 19 - 03/08/13  - IP#: 124.199.43.xxx

From Heather, Age 19 - 02/18/13 - IP#: 124.199.43.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 315 lb, Today: 263 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 165 lb - Hello, I've been overweight pretty much since I was about 10 years old. I was always the kid who wanted sweets, candy, and unhealthy foods. Only being 19 years old, I have recently been diagnosed as having early onset of type 2 diabetes. It certainly has changed my entire life. It's even tougher being in South Korea because my family is military. It's not what I pictured in my life, especially at this young of an age. I knew I may have been doomed one day way later in my future, just not a kid. My parents felt it was a lot of their fault, but also, it was mostly mine. I controlled what went in my mouth, and whatever I thought was amazingly good, I ate it. My mindset then was as "eh, nothing bad can happen this early in life to me." Boy, was I wrong. I have high blood pressure, menstrual problems, high blood sugar, high cholesterol (which you need to keep a very... (view more)
Reply from Jessica, Age 17 - 02/17/13  - IP#: 76.6.36.xxx

From E, Age 18 - 01/20/13 - IP#: 74.110.195.xxx  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 168 lb, Today: 161.3 lb (BMI %tile: 88), Goal: 145 lb - I don't know, I can't talk to people about trying to loose weight and so I'm afraid to make healthy eating decisions in front of them. Any advice? I am extremely athletic though. It's like a Catch 22

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

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