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From Patty, Age 19 - 08/06/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Ht. 5'8", Start: 228.5 lb, Today: 228.5 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 144 lb - Hi everyone. I've been coming to this site for about 4 years, and I've felt I was fat since I was 9. Now I'm obese, and my weight as really affected every aspect of my life. My grades have suffered (I just completed first year of college and failed 2 classes, withdrew from 2 more), I can't find a job, I look like I'm 40, and I've just altogether stopped taking care of myself. But now I'm going to fight off this weight tooth and nail. I know that God has a purpose for me in this world, and I'm not going to let weight, depression, negative thoughts, sugar addiction, or bad grades stop me from fulfilling my purpose. I'm going to try to come on this site every Thursday to update this journey. God bless to you all, and stay positive!

From scarlett, Age 17 - 04/13/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Ht. 5'3", Start: 184 lb, Today: 179 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 110 lb - ugh, it is seriously so hard to lose weight. I was so good for like 1-2 weeks, and then i went to my ITALIAN mothers house, and ate a lot and feel bad about it now. it's like i'm addicted, and i really don't want to be. she always has so much food, and it's so hard to ignore it! and then i got lazy and i haven't worked out in a couple days. i've been pretty upset about a lot of personally things. i really think it's my weight that's making me feel so down. i mean, i am so mean. and i have NEVER been mean like this, ever. i know it's not an instant thing, but i want to start a healthy diet NOW. so that i don't keep putting it off and wasting more time. i'm EXTREMELY lucky though because i didn't gain any of the weight back. but does any one have any pointers for me? anything they do when they get a craving, or feel like giving up.. or just feeling lazy, and end up not doing anything? any advice would help :) thanks.

From Erica, Age 15 - 01/17/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Ht. 5'8", Start: 240 lb, Today: 240 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 170 lb - Hey, I'm Erica. So I completely forgot about this site for a couple years. I haven't been on in 2 or 3 years, and I realized from looking at my old posts that in that time I've gained at least 60 pounds. I've tried on and off to lose weight and it's just not working. I'm so addicted to food, I don't know what to do. In the past year or so I've also gotten into the terrible habit of ordering take out when no one else is home... secretly, of course, because I order a ton of unhealthy food. So because of this I've been gaining a lot of weight and spending so much money. I just don't know what to do anymore. I went to the gym with my mom for a few months but now probably haven't been in over a year. I'm barely exercising and eating a ton. I just don't know what to do anymore. Does anyone have any advice? I'm just feeling really stuck. Thanks.

From ELENA, Age 14 - 01/14/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Start: 210 lb, Today: 210 lb - Hello, i have asthma and i can't exersize for more than like 5 minutes.
I am addicted to chips and pop, i can't stop eating them.
I really have low self esteem. I want to be pretty and thin like most people i know. What can i do?

From STACE, Age 19 - 01/10/10 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Ht. 5'5", Start: 181 lb, Today: 163.4 lb (BMI %tile: 88), Goal: 130 lb - I stopped exercising and just got back on track and I went from 168 to 163. My weight fluctuates a lot! I mean one week I'm doing good the next I'm binging. I hope I stay on track this time. I was wondering if anyone thinks banana chips are unhealthy. I mean I know it contains a lot of sugar but I just can not lay off of it. I'm totally addicted to it. Can this hinder me from losing more weight or no if I eat in moderation?

From Tara, Age 17 - 11/17/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Ht. 5'6", Start: 189 lb, Today: 147 lb (BMI %tile: 76), Goal: 120 lb - 37 more pounds until I reach my goal. I've been pigging out but that needs to stop. I thought I'd gained a lot of weight seeing as the last time I weighed myself was months ago but I wasn't but 1-2 lbs heavier than I was when I'd lost a lot of weight. Let's get back on track!!! No chips, buns, candy, soda, cereal (I'm addicted to frosted cereals) soooo pumped!!!!

From Amanda, Age 14 - 10/09/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Ht. 5'0", Start: 260 lb, Today: 304 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 100 lb - Things are going REALLY bad for me! I think I'm addictED to FOOD, I read about that on the web but what can I do??? I TRY to eat RIGHT but I go CRAZY until I eat stuff that TASTES GOOD! I can barely FIT into the desks at school. They PUSH on my stomach but I DON'T want to sit at a table! That would be SO EMBARASSING! My ankles and knees HURT so much just walking between classes. When I went OVER 200 I thought that was so huge and it couldn't get ANY worse! Going over 300 seemed IMpossible! Now I would LOVE to only be 200 because that would be 100 pounds less and SO much EASIER to MOVE and BREATHE! I feel like I can't HANDLE any more WEIGHT. It's like I'm carrying a MOUNTAIN when I walk and even WORSE going UP stairs. I know I NEED to stop OVEReating, but I TRY my BEST to diet and CAN'T!
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From Jennifer, Age 16 - 08/05/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Ht. 5'8", Start: 211 lb, Today: 228 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - Hi. It's me again! Still no good news. I'm eating like mad. And I'm gaining. It feels like I'm addicted to food. I have to eat until I'm full. And then I eat again, perhaps an hour later. I'm getting so fat. It seems there's no way out. Anybody here feels like me?

From Jennifer, Age 16 - 07/27/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Ht. 5'8", Start: 211 lb, Today: 223 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 140 lb - I've eaten sooo much and gained 2 lbs!!! :-((( I'm feeling awful. When I'm bored, I eat... What can I do? Please help!!!!
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From James, Age 14 - 01/12/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Ht. 5'8", Start: 162 lb, Today: 180 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 148 lb - Hi I have been bullied alot in my life and I ahve been eating alot and I have gained alot of weight I am addicted to cookies love them

From Kimberly, Age 13 - 11/30/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Ht. 5'2", Start: 135 lb, Today: 135 lb (BMI %tile: 91), Goal: 100 lb - Well today was my last straw i always search desperatley online for weight loss suggestion sites but this is the best one yet. I wanted to get started today so yeah. I love to excercise I'm gonna do karate on everyday except fridays and sundays and that's usually an hour or so. My problem is stress eating and the will to eat healthy. I was a former anorexic(ironic right?) and the first thing to lose weight that comes to my mind is starving myself, but seeing as I'm not alone it makes me much more motivated. I am so happy now, it all makes sense cut things in half, lose it slow, press your hands together, they were right every addiction can be broken and i will i found the fire inside me and maybe i'll finally learn to love myself too, thats the most important thing, i was always so worried about what others thought of my body that the stress made me eat and eat.I will take my sweet ol' time losing weight cuz guess what, the longer i learn healthy habits mentally and emotionally, the better a person I'll become and the more appealing to others I'll be. I'm gonna chase all my dreams and nuthin will stop me with god by my side and the help of this site i can accomplish great things.

From Ann, Age 17 - 11/16/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Ht. 5'7", Start: 215 lb, Today: 208 lb (BMI %tile: 97), Goal: 150 lb - ...I'm planning on eliminating all simple-sugars (while still keeping complex carbs like whole wheat flour-based products, some of my fav. fiber one products and, of course, all of the veggies and fruits I want. NOT A LOW CARB DIET! I just feel like i'm addicted to candy and super simplistic sugars that I know are horrible for me, and i think i need a break from them to end the addiction)...
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From chris, Age 14 - 11/06/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Ht. 5'9", Start: 229 lb, Today: 231 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 170 lb - hi guys not doin 2 gud put on 2 pounds yeterday i tried not eatin chocolate but ended up eatin 4 bars and the day b4 i had 6 chocolate bars and 4 cans of coke i just seem to be getting fatter and fatter :( even my FRIENDS and FAMILY are commenting on how fat i am i mean at 9 years old i was feared off being under weight now im waaaaaay over. also i feel like i have an addiction to over eating i pick up omethng and ill want it again again and its really not looking good.
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From courtney=D, Age 14 - 11/03/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Ht. 5'4", Start: 209 lb, Today: 209 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - Well, today i started out strong but it started to go on a sprial at lunch i was still really hungey...i did a really bad thing and ate chotlte chip top tarts then ugh well i got home being home alone man lets just say i did not good. I just feel so bad im addicted to food! It makes me sad and pissed off at the same time. I did excerise today, i walked did pe and rode my bike. Can you guys give me some tips on how not to eat when ever i feel like it? plz..i don't know what to do anymore

From Motivated, Age 19 - 07/17/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply
sugar and over eating is an addiction, so, you need to treat it like an addiction- you need to stop the physical part by dealing with the mentality behind the addiction. work on your issues with food. meditate on it. also, the addiction is physical- your body is used to getting fed so many calories and so much sugar and processed foods. you need to cut back on all of the very sugary, processed foods and fight through the cravings- they will subside after some time. even two weeks of a strict, no processed-sugar diet will do wonders for not only your weight, but your physical addiction to food, and also build your self-confidence in your ability to take care of yourself and get your life under control. you can do this. you will do this. take it one mouthful at a time, remmebering that each bite counts, and you WILL succeed!