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From Lena, Age 15 - 05/01/03 - IP#: 68.44.46.xxx  go to original board
Well, this isn't exactly a success story... not yet anyway. I am 15 yrs. old, and I feel very overweight. I'm not comfortable with sharing how much I weigh right now, but I definitely could lose some pounds. I've been an overweight kid since about 5th grade, and every year I seemed to weigh more and more. I was completely disgusted with myself, and I wondered how could ANYone gain so much over time this way?! Well, finally, in the 9th grade now, I've decided to DO something about it. One day I stepped on the scale and I couldn't believe what I saw!! I was SO mad at myself for allowing things to get this way that it motivated me to take the first real step in doing something about it. I used to complain all the time about how fat I am, feeling sorry for myself, and I thought I looked absolutely disgusting!! Even though I don't really look like I weigh as much as I do, and my family... (view more)

Reply From Sarah, Age 15 - 04/24/03 - IP#: 213.51.115.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hi, I just wanted to tell you that alot of women in my family are bigboned or overweight and I am like 10 pounds overweight and I allready lost some weight so If you really want to lose weight you have to work hard for it and it really doesn't matter if you have thick bones because you can still try to get a healthy weight. Hugs and kisses Sarah

From Michelle, Age 15 - 02/02/03 - IP#: 216.109.204.xxx  go to original board
Today: 137 lb, Goal: 115 lb - Right now is a GREAT time to set goals for summer, it give you plenty of time to achieve them. By writing down your goal, it makes you more responisible, feel free to leave your goal as a comment on this post, I'd love to hear it. I am 137 pounds and I would like to be 115 pounds by May 1st. That's 22 pounds in 12 weeks. Good luck to u too!

Reply From Lala, Age 17 - 01/06/03 - IP#: 66.50.1.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Honey, believe me, if you're overweight and have been all your life not eating is not going to work. If controlling your appetite is hard to do, how can you stop eating??? I see you have started to look for help, that's a good start. Why don't you tell you're parents to take you to a dietitian? Loosing weight is something that has to be done by yourself, you don't force people to help you. Just don't stop trying ok? Cya ;-)

From kortney, Age 17 - 11/24/02 - IP#: 67.250.100.xxx  go to original board
i was wondering if anyone wanted to lose weight with me and we can msn eachother or if you have aol thats cool to i juat need someone to talk to about losing weight and to keep my check ya know

Reply From D.C, Age 15 - 08/13/02 - IP#: 205.188.195.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
i was just makin a point ok i am not telling them to shut down the sit or anything its just that i go thru these posts and hear things like i had 3 hamburgers or i had this i had that and it sounds like they arent trying no offence or anything i just wanted to make my point clear i mean i used to come here all the time but now i just read thru the posts but when i did come here someone told me to stop whiing and do it already and if that is hpw i have to put it thru to ppl than i will cuz thats what helped me loose weight

Reply From Deliah, Age 14 - 08/11/02 - IP#: 66.19.37.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
If you want to lose weight it has to be on your own
change the way you think about food and instead of watching tv go for a walk.

From Jessica, Age 16 - 07/15/02 - IP#: 205.188.193.xxx  go to original board
hey, I just want you all to know, you can do it! Dont listen to what ANYONE else says, they are just caught up with them selves. When I was 12, I weighted 237 lbs. I am now down to 125. All you have to do is be active! Instead of watching t.v., take a walk. When you want something sweet, dont deprive yourself of it, but dont have alot. just remember, the secret to losing weight is a simple, three letter word. TRY. it isnt hard! Just get of the couch, turn off the t.v. or computer and move around! You can do it! I did... and I thought I couldnt either. I used to be a big fat kid just like you guys, and I am set to run my FIRST half marathon this week. I am going to do good too! Dont care what anyone thinks of you, I know it is hard, but you can do it. just try.

Reply From candy, Age 14 - 04/22/02 - IP#: 202.156.2.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
control control. if you can't, eat half of what you have. before you start eating dump the other half:P

From j_lynn, Age 16 - 03/12/02 - IP#: 216.90.103.xxx  go to original board
Remember...even though you want to stop dieting and binge out on cookies dough...(coughMEcough) you are the only one in control of what you do or DO NOT eat. No one can force you to eat fattening food and make you gain weight. This is your body. You need to take control, keep exercising and eating good for you foods. you are the only one who can make yourself. OK. lecture complete. LOTTA LOTTA A LOTTTTA love- peace

Reply From Meghan, Age 15 - 01/25/02 - IP#: 152.163.207.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hey samantha, i read the other replies and i just found them really insensitive. The first thing i thought when i read your entry was i can relate to how your feeling but i know saying that you think of killing yourself means you are at an ultimate low. I found it terrible that all other people could say to you for support is "how tall are you" I have some suggestions, if your interested - its hard to stick to diets and its good you play a sport but that might not be enough. If its your mom who controls your diet its probably not the best plan. It has to be you who takes control and decides when you eat what, that way you are the one showing motivation, not someone else doing it for you. Good luck!

Reply From ATeamGuy, Age 16 - 09/08/01 - IP#: 152.163.206.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hey, what's up? I know how you feel, its kind of a shock being skinny one day and pudgy a few days later, when I was around 11 or 12 I did just about what you did, and i'm just nw trying to do something about it, if you want to be accountability partners or something, mail me at brave1055@aol.com

From Amy, Age 15 - 01/03/01 - IP#: 207.137.53.xxx  go to original board
Hey guys,
Well I was wondering if any1 was interested in being my weight loss buddy!Because the only way to success in anything is through accountability!!! I really want to drop like 10-20 lbs. I'm not like overweight or anything-I'm 5'3''& weigh like 120- But over the summer i only weighed 115 & I want to get back there or even less! So if youre interested post here or email me goddessgrl13@yahoo.com
thanks & God Bless!!! :)