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From Lucy, Age 16 - 02/25/13 - IP#: 74.176.222.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'4", Start: 148.5 lb, Today: 133 lb (BMI %tile: 73), Goal: 125 lb - Hey guys! I haven't posted in a long long time, but things have been going well for me! As you can see I have lost a total of almost 16 pounds! I haven't been this thin since the beginning of freshman year!(: I'm extremely proud of myself for commiting and finally reaching my goal. I'm not quite finished yet though and thats why i'm back. Even though I look and feel great, I think losing around 8 more pounds would put me in a good place. So, i'm back again and will be doing daily postings to get me back on track and hopefully lose that last 8 pounds before spring break!

Reply From Saemin, Age 17 - 07/11/12 - IP#: 66.230.101.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Heather, hunny <3 Always think positive! You can do it, I support you. With the proper exercise and healthy eating, I KNOW you can get to your goal weight! But you can't out exercise a bad diet (eating fast foods or over eating) so count your calories! Calculate your BMR and BMI to figure out how many calories you should eat daily to lose weight in a HEALTHY way! But no matter what, you are and always will be beautiful! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. && always think positive. Make mini goals for yourself! You have your ultimate goal weight and then make three or four small goal weights :) I was over weight as well, and you just have to stick to a good and healthy diet. Don't weight yourself as much, MEASUREING your body is the best way to see if you're making any progress or not! Maybe measure yourself one morning each month or every two weeks? And... (view more)

From Abbie, Age 15 - 01/07/12 - IP#: 68.13.18.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'5", Start: 147 lb, Today: 145 lb (BMI %tile: 84), Goal: 125 lb - Sabrina,
Write down all the reasons that cause you to begin to stir and want to lose weight. This is just for you, so be bold and write everything down, even if it's very personal. 
Then write down- How will your life be better if you lose the weight? 
If you don't lose the weight, what are you going to miss out on?
What opportunities will you lose out on of you don't lose weight.
Now while I'm trying to lose weight I keep up on my diet for a week and one day of the week I have a cheat day, where I can eat anything I want. Just think about it. You eat healthy for a week and then on Saturday(or whatever day you want it on) you can eat anything you want. That really helps motivate me. Treat yourself!
Hope this helps!

Reply From Lucy, Age 15 - 12/18/11 - IP#: 74.232.18.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Well, I can tell you some of my reasons
- Me ( I wan't to be healthy and have a healthy body image. Right now I hate the way I look, so everytime I look in the mirror it's not positive thoughts that are in my head. I know that everybody is beautiful no matter what, but I can be beautiful 20lbs lighter too(:
- Summer ( I wan't to be able to go the pool and the beach and not be self conscious and be proud of my body, and maybe even show off a little)
-Boys ( I know this might sound a little superficial, but, who cares! I wan't boys to look at me and say WOW look at her body. I'm not saying boys attention is what completes me or whatever, but sometimes it's nice ot be admired.

- My Kitty ( my mom said if I reach my goal weight, I can have a kitten! I've always wanted a dog, but we can't do that right now, so a kitty's ... (view more)

Reply From meg, Age 14 - 12/16/11 - IP#: 122.107.160.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hey guys, this really works!
A way that I stay motervated is to keep an item of clothing that's the size that I want to be and keep it where I can see it. It really helps and one day, when it fits you, you'll be so proud :)
Keep smiling x

Reply From Heather, Age 15 - 12/09/11 - IP#: 75.100.203.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
one whole year ago, to this day, i decided to start a serious diet. i was 14 years old like you and weighed 193.5 pounds, which is similiar to your weight. my goal was 130 pounds. i currently weigh 137 pounds. im telling you, it is not simple and quick, but it is very possible, and you can do this! i did it! and keep to your guns. dont give in. keep in your mind what it is that you want, and just go for it! you can do this! let yourself have a desert on like christmas eve and christmas, but dont go crazy. think in advance how weighed down, tired, guilty, and bloated you will feel after you overindulge, that usually stops me. good luck and merry christmas! (:

From Aliza, Age 15 - 10/10/11 - IP#: 99.147.194.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'3", Start: 170 lb, Today: 139.5 lb (BMI %tile: 86), Goal: 120 lb - Hey! havnt been posting much but i just wanted to remind everyone not to give up!!! just keep pushing and soon enough that boulder will move :)
today i had a pretty intense workout...i biked 9 miles and i also went to the gym...where i did machines, elliptical, treadmill on 6.0 for 5 minutes straight and some other stuff... im getting closer 2 my goal and im trying to speed up the process! my snacks now are apples and bananas :)good luck every1!!

Reply From Aliza, Age 15 - 10/01/11 - IP#: 75.32.35.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
2 quotes that i like are:
1. life isnt about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain
2. It will get better. It may be raining now but it cant rain forever.
Don't lose hope!!! its not worth your time to give up! keep pushing, find it within yourself! you CAN do it

Reply From Jessica, Age 16 - 10/01/11 - IP#: 71.2.33.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Kamille, I ask myself I am hungrey? I am thristy? or is my brain just laying to me? have a glass of water, when you are about to sneak food, drink lots of water, I believe you can lose weight! you can do it! no point giving up! trust me if I gave up I would be in the 170's... Look at the clothes that are to tight becasue of your weight, have them, insprie you to lose weight! try walking, running, sccor, jump rope, ride a bike, scctor, go on a hike, eat small portions, cut out the amount of soda, you drink instead of a big glass of it, have a small glass, dont give up, I cant stand when teens give up,, walk the dog.. I sometimes say I can live without that food...
I hope to have helped
Jessica 16

From Jessica, Age 16 - 09/28/11 - IP#: 71.2.33.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 150 lb (BMI %tile: 90), Goal: 118 lb - I ask my myself I am hungrey? I am thristy? or is my brain just lying to me? if that happens ingroe it, do something useful, limt your tv time to 15 miuntes, computer 60 miuntes= 1 hour, and Voide games, there are Tv tickets, I wish there ones for computer time, and for voide games. Is any one having trouble with loseing weight? dont give up! your goals, we all make misstakes, and have lazyness at times, I rerget being lazy over the summer.
Jessica 16

From Melissa, Age 17 - 07/28/11 - IP#: 24.2.110.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'4", Start: 190 lb, Today: 170.4 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 135 lb - I think rewarding ourselves is good. Not with food...I mean yeah when I'm doing really good I allow myself a cookie but I'm talking about rewarding ourselves with something other than food. My mom told me today that she was happy for me that I reached my 20 lb. goal and she took me to get a pedicure. It was great and it made me not only happy that my toes looked awesome but also about how hard I worked to lose those 20 pounds. It was remotivating for me to keep doing better! I think we should reward ourselves with something like that or a new pair of shoes, or a new shirt or jeans. It doesn't have to be clothes. Heaven knows I get excited to try out new hair or makeup products. Or we could reward ourselves with food...I don't like this idea as much because when I do this I tend to get carried away. Maybe reward ourselves with food we've never tried...something crazy like sushi or... (view more)

Reply From Jessica, Age 15 - 07/13/11 - IP#: 71.2.33.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Amy your mom has a conronc for you. I am willing to be your weight loss,buddy I am 5'3 draw your outfit on a peice of paper. It might help you want to lose weight, I have done it many times, it worked for me, it dose not mean it wont work for you, start eating less, get moving now, and excrise now, if you are really nervss almost to 300 pounds, you are beatifull now matter what your weight is.. I believe you can do it.. Drink lots of water, and, try walking, slow running, jog, maybe you could ask your boyfriend to do stuff with you. Take a walk with him, I will prey for you.. I have written advice about weight loss for mid 200's and 300's. Dont give up Amy.. Start saying to over eating, and drink water when you feel like binging.. strechs are a great way to get started for warm ups.
I hope to have helped
Jessica 15

From Jessica, Age 15 - 07/12/11 - IP#: 71.2.33.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 118 lb - I am peite, for my height, and my bone type, and body frame.. I dont understand why I can fit kids plus for tops. At Gap.. I have a sweatshirt it is cute. I tried it on Sunday night, I can fit right into now. I was so happy.. I like the feeling of my clothes now!! No more XXL in womans or Juniours. Now Large.. I put make up on to look pretty once I found out that I lost around 10 pounds I deicded to put nail polish on my toes.. That the way of celarbting for myself of reaching some of my goals!!!! I bush teeth so I dont overeat.
That worked, I like to run now, I do not weigh 157 pounds anymore!!!! I will update my weight soon. After I gone on the sclae. I hope it is down. The point is to not give up!! keep trying and you will ampolish. I have learned giving up. You wont ampolish much or anything at all.
I hope to have encourged to some of you who are new on here.
I know it is going to be strange I will no longer be 15 35 miuntes after 2:00 Saturday. I will be posting 16.
Jessica 15

Reply From Jessica, Age 15 - 07/06/11 - IP#: 71.2.33.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Taylor, you are almost half way through to get to 200 pounds.
I would do a mini goal 205 pounds.. You know what you can do rides now, at parks, and a lot of things you could not do before a year a go.. That great, keep going.

From Jessica, Age 15 - 06/22/11 - IP#: 71.2.33.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 118 lb - Hey teens and kids, the best way to avoid a lot junk food that are in your homes, there is one way, make your own dinner healthy, and eat eariler, that way you dont get tempted to eat it, go take walk outside or walk to town for a while , and alos bring a water bottle with you.. Or walk your pet dog, he)she will like a walk... Have a great summer, teens and kids.
I hope to have helped
Jessica 15.
If you grils need helpe with advice about excriseing, ok I been searching on websites excrisieng bikes, are the best, I would look on freecycle, because that way you wont be paying a lot of money for them.. They are great I used to use it at my grandpartens house, a lot to stay fit, It is really good for kids who are trying to lose, or use a regular bike, either one will burn a lot of calories...
Dont give up loseing weight even some of are in the 300's or 200's or mid 100's ... (view more)