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From Ashley, Age 12 - 11/02/01 - IP#: 63.31.136.xxx  go to original board
Hi My name is Ashley and I'm from a small town in Kentucky! I'm on the verge of being "over-weight" and I've promised myself that I'm not going to let this happen! I started my own personalized diet today and I'll update on this page what happens in the next week or so. I weigh 147 lbs. and I'm hoping to get down to about 110 or 115 lbs. I've longed to be this size my whole life. I've always been bigger than the other kids in my classes. This year I hope to change that! The success stories pages have really inspired me to lose weight. I'm going to try my best to stick with my diet plan and lose the weight that I want to lose. Thanks for your inspiring words. Oh if you have any suggestions on how I can lose weight please send them to me at trojanz_cheerchic_03@hotmail.com ....Your suggestions will be GREATLY appreciated!! Sincerely, ~Ashley~

Reply From Sarah, Age 14 - 08/27/01 - IP#: 204.50.249.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hey i know what its like, that tempting bag of chips or that tempting stack of cookies, but you know what made me stop? The thought of seeing my fat self in the mirror and being considered an ugly girl in school. I couldnt bear it so I stopped and now I've been doing better, but i still hope to lose more......good luck.

Reply From Cody, Age 13 - 08/23/01 - IP#: 204.248.150.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Andrea's right. You shouldn't lose it FAST. If you try to lose 2 to 5 lbs a week, when you get to where you want to weigh, it will stay off. I need to lose 150 lbs and I know exactly how you feel. And it's so hard because I just want to sit and play my Playstation. But my mom helped me get into the habit of eating right (we steam or BBQ almost everything). I have gotten used to never eating anything that is fried and I love Burger King frnech fries. But the biggest and the HARDEST was getting my butt up and moving. Walk around the block, scooter, dance, play with my dogs, anything you want. After a while, you just get used to NOT sitting so much and like I've been telling others, I drink TONS of ice water and chew sugarless gum. It makes my mind think its eating until the urge to eat goes away. My mom also told me to remember "I control my body... it does NOT control me" I... (view more)

Reply From gel, Age 14 - 08/13/01   show message replied to go to original board
sure...i'll e-mail you...maybe we can help each other find quick ways to lose a few pounds before the first day of high school

Reply From Liz, Age 14 - 08/13/01   show message replied to go to original board
Hey. I feel the same way yo do. Even though I havn't seen a doctor, I know that I need to lose weight (well, 35 pounds, which is A LOT to me). But DON'T go anorexic. It's a desease (that's not spelled right) and you'd get really sick and might die. NOT cool. About the heart attack, I would use that as motivation not to eat so much. whenever you are hungry, than think about it and maybe you'll resist. I don't want it to happen to me either. maybe we can work 2gether, you know, e-mailing back and forth. my address is bibbiss2000@yahoo.ca hope to hear from you. good luck

Reply From JessaLee, Age 17 - 07/30/01   show message replied to go to original board
I totally agree.. I wish there WERE a quick and easy way to loose this jelly! :) But.. there isn't. It takes hard work and determination! What I do to help me.. is buy incredible pants that are on sale.. that are a size or two smaller.. and hang them in my closet. I know I can't wear them, but I keep workin' until I CAN wear them.. this helps me a lot!

From Chrissy, Age 15 - 07/25/01 - IP#: 64.180.4.xxx  go to original board
Hey hey everybody!! Now I know how hard it is to lose this weight!! And for me it was soo hard it took me 3 and a half years to finally stop going onto a diet but by lunch time going "oh ill just have this donut now and go on to the diet tommorow!" Then the next day the same thing would happen i was so sick and tired of this always happening to me! Seriously, You have to realize the reasons for why yr losing the weight and stick to it! For me every morn i eat oats and lunch a low fat sandwich and dinner a chicken breast and 2 small potatoes and some veggies. AND ive lots over 14 lbs remember the only way you can do this is if YOU want it soo much and if you can and will go through a really hard time! I know its so hard to lose wieght but after a week yr body stops getting so many temtations it will still be hard but It does get better!! Remember exercise and diet go hand in hand to =... (view more)

Reply From Mel, Age 15 - 06/27/01   show message replied to go to original board
I know what you're going threw, I'm bascially the same weight as you... If you want to lose that weight then I know you can do it! It's hard at first but once that weight is off you'll feel 100 percent better. I lost 20 pounds last summer and I'm a different person!! I know you can do it!

From April, Age 15 - 06/12/01 - IP#: 205.188.192.xxx  go to original board
Hey guys , I just wanted to tell you that you can lose weight if you try hard enough!! I never thought i wuld be able wto lose weight, but when I can on this site there were so many people willing to help you! Thanx to everyone who has helped me! I LOST 13 POUNDS! :)

From Catherine, Age 15 - 06/07/01 - IP#: 195.92.198.xxx  go to original board
Hi! I am a naturally confident person, and generally happy. I never used to be. I used to get teased all the time. People dont tease me anymore. I think they got bored of it. I am 5ft 5 and 196lbs. My friends say Im not fat, but they're just trying to spare my feelings. I know I am. My friends are all really thin and wear size 8 and 10 clothes. When we go shopping they go on about how they feel fat. I often feel like telling them to shutup and that they dont know what being fat feels like. I wear a size 16-18 and I hate going shopping. It gets depressing at times not being able to wear what I want but I seem to deal well with it. I really want to lose weight but it is really hard. I dont want to be `the fat one` of my group. I try to eat healthy and exercise, but I cant resist temptation and binge. I think it would be easier with a friend to diet with. All my friend are thin so I cant exactly talk to them about it. If anyone wants a dieting friend then I am more than willing. We can exchange tips and keep eachother up to date on how we are getting on.

Reply From Lindsay, Age 13 - 04/30/01   show message replied to go to original board
Yes you can do it! anybody can reach the weight that they want to if they just believe in themslves! If you set your heart to it i am sure that you will succeed!

Reply From Chris, Age 13 - 03/07/01   show message replied to go to original board
whenever I see something that looks good,or crave something really fatening, i just think of this girl I like, and it makes deciding whether i will eat it alot easier. when it comes to EVERYTHING in life, people live in the moment, and thinking of something like that will give you a better look at the big picture.

Reply From Ariel, Age 15 - 02/20/01   show message replied to go to original board
Try buying a piece of clothing you really like that is too small for you. Like buy a size 13 dress. Then if you quit, you won't be able to fit into the dress. So then you get moving again. I hope this advice helps! God Bless!!!

Reply From Somebody who cares, Age 11 - 02/19/01   show message replied to go to original board
Dear Monana,
I am just as overweight as you are. I am trying to lose weight like you are. What keeps me going is to think about how great you will look and this may sound stupid but, I pretend make it kinda like a game. GOOD LUCK!

From ~*Candice*~, Age 15 - 01/24/01 - IP#: 216.209.109.xxx  go to original board
Hey everyone!!i just wanted to tell all of u who think its impossible to lose weight, i thought the same thing but now im here to tell u that u can do it!! When i first came on here i weighed 175 pounds and now im 167 pounds! it feels great to be out of the 70's and into the 60's!! It just takes a bit of hard work and ditermination and u can do anything!!!