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Reply From Tina, Age 15 - 08/20/07 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Try doing what I do. Think of the number one reason why you want to lose weight. If it's for an outfit or something pin it up on your wall or write it down. Look it at as much as you can. That way you remind yourself

From candi, Age 13 - 02/08/05 - IP#: 65.34.128.xxx  go to original board
hey all... you know what bugs me? when ppl say we want to loose weight for the "wrong reason" what ever reason it is the fact that we are trying to loose weight should be good enough so weather your motivation is to get healthy or get that guy on the soccer team to look at you im just really proud of you if you woke up today willing to do sumpthing about your weight there is no "right" or "wrong" reason to loose weight so dont listen to other ppl and do whats right for you luv and kisses ...candi <3

From Kelli, Age 13 - 02/07/05 - IP#: 65.185.83.xxx  go to original board
Hi. i have been overweight scine, i dont even remember. Well i started at the beggining of this year and so far i have lost five lbs. i work out everyday, but i dont do weight tranning so that i get max. results. ANYWAY i have had a ton of support that really helped. Along with this site, i write in my weight journal a couple times a week, and i have a very strict dicipline routine for myself. On my closet door, i have all of my goals for the month and i keep track of my progress. I also print out insparational quotes and different thoughts that i have about my life before and after starting to diet. it works, every day when i get up i focus on the day and what i want to make of it. Try it.

From CaRoLiNe, Age 14 - 02/04/05 - IP#: 210.49.69.xxx  go to original board
Hello everybody,Just thought I'd give you all idea, might work better for girls than boys though, if you go through magazines or anything and see pictures that inspire you cut them out and paste them on a poster put them in your room and look at them everyday and hopefully it will inspire you more and more each day. I am doing it! I have a fantastic feeling it will work it will give me confidence. Goodluck yall,mwaxxoxxoxx

From Hayley, Age 15 - 02/02/05 - IP#: 64.172.59.xxx  go to original board
Hey guys, this might seem like a little much, but once in a while I repeat this mantra to myself over and over again, "I don't care about food, I want to be thin." This has really helped me, because every time I'm about to eat something I shouldn't, I hear myself saying that mantra, even if I really do feel like eating the food at the moment. Maybe it sounds crazy, but it works for me! (By the way, there has been research lately that shows that hypnosis really works for weight loss, so at least I have some research backing me up)

From -*-K-*-, Age 14 - 01/22/05 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx  go to original board
hey.. yall i was just thinking back... i am now 14 5'7 an weighing 243 lbs... I am n the 9th grade! when i was in 5th grade i weighed 140.. then n 6th i weighed 160...then the summer between 6th to 7th or 7th to 8th i weighed 213!!! there is a huge difference! how did this happen i wonder... well last night i saw a movie, which inspored me... i was with my friend n i saw Coach Carter... thru the process of going n and out of the theater on the other side of town.. i saw many ppl i envy, am jealous of.. n wish so badly i could be like them! This movie was an inspiration it showed me dreams r possible... they dont happen over night but with hard work .. anything can be accomplished! Ive tried many diets, but none have seemed to work.. or is it me.. i gave up or just didnt work or try hard enough?!? it makes me wonder?!? how would my life be today if i didnt do this or i did that... neways... (view more)

From anne, Age 17 - 01/02/05 - IP#: 216.66.102.xxx  go to original board
you know what's something silly that helps motivate me to exersize? haha- sometimes i fake convince myself that there is going to be some sort of zombie attack or that i'm in this awesome adventure that i have to be fit for. like i'm alanna of pirates swoop from that tamora pierce series or something.lol. just a little something that motivates me! good luck everyone- i know i sound crazy but its all just pretend and fun...

From Amy, Age 17 - 10/16/04 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx  go to original board
Hey Guys.. I love you all.. I just started comin on this site this past week.. n now I catch myself coming on 4-5 times a day 2 check what people had 2 say.. and now.. I feel motivated.. and Im taking my dog for a long walk n then doin aan excercise tape.. I FINALLY believe I can do this.. and it feels so good.. THANK YOU.. n trust me Ill keep coming on n lettin ya know how im doing..:-D If ya wanna talk outside this.. My s/n is XxSeXyShOrTy17xX..(@aol.com..for email)

From Heatherr, Age 14 - 09/22/04 - IP#: 68.56.152.xxx  go to original board
KRISSY, do u wanna compete?? we are botbh really overweight and it would make it easier on us.

From Kaila, Age 14 - 08/01/04 - IP#: 64.66.192.xxx  go to original board
Hi everyone, all my life i have considered myself overweight. i never seemed to care about it until about my 8th grade year. i had been lookin at pics of myself while playing basketball and i realized how much i hated the way i looked. so i sat down with my mom and stepdad and they talked to me telling me that i could make a change, and so i did. my motivation was, i am embarassed to admit, money that i would get from my parents if i lost a certain amount of weight. Then, i weighed 200 lbs!! now, i have lost between 40 and 48 lbs, and i weigh between 150 and 158. i am definitly happy that i have lost this weight, but i need to lose mayb 10 pounds and i would b ecstatic. i need the support and any ideas from ppl!!! thank u soooo much!

From Kaitlyn, Age 14 - 07/24/04 - IP#: 216.74.216.xxx  go to original board
I did bad for breakfast! But I am going to do good for the rest of the day and if I do, I am going to go get a magazine and some gum, that always makes me happy, plus my mom and I are going camping sun-tues and I will need something to read, and we are going to the store to get stuff for it tonight!

From hey, Age 16 - 07/21/04 - IP#: 195.93.32.xxx  go to original board
hiya to encourage myself not 2 snack i look through all my thin clothes that i will be wearing in like a 2 months try it.

From miss. understood, Age 14 - 07/18/04 - IP#: 64.212.141.xxx  go to original board
hey here's a great idea to stay motivated. cut out pictures from magazines of like model's or like "your future body" i say. like one picture for every pound you loose. then print out the weight number. so like on picture would say 148, then 147 and so on until your goal. then for every pound you loose stick that picture on you wall where you can see it. that way you stay motivated and still decorate your wall at the same time. so far for me i have 3 pictures on my wall cause i've lost 3lbs since i've started this fantastic idea. you guys should do it to. all you need is a magazine and tape!

From Tori, Age 15 - 07/04/04 - IP#: 207.69.137.xxx  go to original board
i just finished working out wiht my slim in 6 video. I posted before saying I had no motivation, and I really didn't. But I just popped the tape in and said to myself "5 minutes" and if i don't feel like doing it anymore I won't. Well it is true what they say, after just 5 to 10 minutes of working out you start to feel more engergized and willing to work out (crazy I know). I realize that my motavation should be feeling like this- the great feeling you get after you just worked out. So for everyone who has days they don't feel like working out, give yourself the time of just 2 songs on the radio to get your heart rate up and you'll feel like doing even more. Even if you don't thats an extra 50 calories burned!

From Samantha, Age 15 - 07/02/04 - IP#: 12.108.100.xxx  go to original board
Because motivation is a must in exercising, does anyone want to start a little group where we check in every weekened or so and tell how many pounds we lost and how things are going? If so e-mail me at Selenafan@pa.net