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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!

From Kiara, Age 21 - 01/06/13 - IP#: 75.73.1.xxx  go to original board
So, here I am, FINALLY writing my success story. After my decade-long struggle to lose weight, I can hardly believe that I have reached my goal, and am completely satisfied with my weight. I remember being afraid to weigh myself in the 5th grade, and dedicating ever summer in middle school. Each year I failed, and finally got up to my heaviest at 188. How did I lose the weight? It's simple, I followed these rules:
1. NEVER, EVER buy anything you can't resist. If you know you'll eat the whole bag in one sitting, don't buy it. It's easier to have 10 minutes of willpower in the grocery store than hours of willpower not to eat the treat when sitting home all day.
2. Consider an eating schedule: Breakfast, 2 hours later a snack, 2 hours more have lunch, 3 hours later, dinner, 2 hours later snack. It builds willpower, and then you can maybe go a bit longer... (view more)

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!

From Whitney, Age 19 - 01/06/12 - IP#: 166.188.229.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'9", Start: 353 lb, Today: 353 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 170 lb - Ever tried carrying around two hundred pounds? That's my life. I live everyday wish I could live a active, healthier life. My weight keeps me from doing ALOT of things! I can't go somewhere new without thinking am I going to be able to fit? Will the chairs break? I can no longer go to the movies because I can not bear to squish my fat into the little seat. I'm so sick of the weird looks. I'm tierd of my fat getting in the way of relationships. Ive always been BIG I had my first outbreak of stretch marks in the third grade.... I need support I can't do this on my own. I just want to be a inspiration to people, & live my life to the fullest && never regret a single moment!!

From ButterflyDutchess, Age 18 - 12/29/11 - IP#: 71.225.66.xxx  go to original board
I've had difficulties with my weight since I was 7 years old and went from being very chubby to just pretty chubby throughout my childhood. I never looked horribly obese once I hit seventh grade but always had a round face and belly fat that I hated. Just before my thirteenth birthday I weighed myself, disgusted to realize I was 184 lbs. Pretty soon I'd be 200, if I kept gaining each year! I was ashamed and tired of being the third fattest girl in class, so I bought the book "The Diet for Teenagers Only." I didn't follow the tracking religiously but the information was so powerful and changed my way of life and taught me how to shop and eat smartly. I used Weight Watchers to track Points for a while, and while that worked great I don't have the money right now to continue the program, being in college; so, I've just been trying to aim for healthy food... (view more)

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 Maddie, Age 13 - 12/03/11 - IP#: 208.90.180.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'4", Start: 170 lb, Today: 156 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 109 lb - Hey... just exercised for a hour and a half! Burned around 600 calories! Yay! Can't wait for January, my parents are putting me into my city's soccer team! I can't wait! Need to be at least 145 by Jan 25th. Wish me luck! Hows everyone's diet going?

From Sabrina, Age 13 - 10/11/11 - IP#: 174.54.152.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'3", Start: 149 lb, Today: 146 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 125 lb - Heyy guys!
I`m in a good mood today,why you may ask?Well i just got remotivated today!!!(SKIP DOWN TO SEE WEIGHT LOSS PART)(I was at my locker and Michael (my crush) came by and was at his locker and i was done getting my stuff but pretented to need more time and i was just walking away when he rushed up and started waking with me!!!! :D hahaha that reminded me that i need to do this for myself to get healthy,but also for my cofidence!)So i am taking it one pound at a time,(or five hahahaha)and im ready to do this,COME AUGUST 26,2012 I WILL(hopefullyXP) WEIGH 125 pounds!21 pounds in about 10 months!I CAN DO IT!!!!Wish me Goodluck!!!<3<3 (feeling the love today!hahahaha)::)

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