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From Tara, Age 13 - 12/28/04 - IP#: 152.163.100.xxx  go to original board
no matter what you weigh just be yourself.I weighed 140 and lost 7 bounds from just doing everyday stuff playing basket ball walking and doing crunches.Even if you are unhappy with your weight just remember its your personality that people look for not your weight.so dont thin you have to lose weight to make people like you. do it for yourself and good luck.I know i need it lol.

From Taylor, Age 11 - 04/26/04 - IP#: 67.168.12.xxx  go to original board
i have been overweigt since pre-k in kindergarten i got called slow poke cuz i ant runn but when i was in 3rd grade i was in 4 sports a year and i was a good runner and im not shy around guys i have lots of guy friends so dont let your weight problem stop you from stuff cuz i was shy beforebut now i just set my weight aside and it dosnt bother me i try to loss weight but dont let it get to you and im still over weight i weigh 161 lbs and im 11 but guys like you for ur inside sometimes if he likes you for your out side hes not worth it

From mikayla, Age 13 - 04/24/04 - IP#: 24.18.50.xxx  go to original board
I lost 8 pounds since easter. I am now 5'4 and 152 pounds. I learned something last night at a dance. I learned that alot of boys don't care if I am overweight. I asked 7 boys to slowdance with me and 5 of them did. Also when I was club dancing a boy came up to me and started dancing with me and doing weird moves. My friend, Vincent and I started laughing and went along with it. Then the boys said "well thanks for letting me dance with you! You guys are great dancers!"

Reply From *ray*ray*, Age 13 - 04/09/04 - IP#: 66.67.111.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I bet that your friend would really apprechiate your help. I know that when I was younger I used to ask my friends for help, unfortunatly they never really could becuase I guess they just didn't know what to do but I think the first thing you need to do it tell her that your concerned about her weight. Don't tell her that shes too fat or that she needs to lose a ton of weight becuase that will hurt her feelings and if shes an emtional eater then that could result in more eating which won't improve the situation. Just say something like "____ (her name) I'm really worried about you. It seems like your gaining alot of weight recently and I don't care about what you look like but I want you to be healthy. If you want me to help you lose some weight then I will" or something similar. Some things you could do to help her is make sure you don't buy any extra junk food when she sleeps over and ... (view more)

Reply From tay, Age 11 - 04/04/04 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
hey i get lots of boyfriends im still fat but I'm pretty cute and i have a cool personality if you are sweet, funny, and a little cute you can get a boyfriend and if that doesnt work get a boyfriend that is the same size as you and anywayz boyfriends arent that great bleieve me they are at times but not all the time!

Reply From Maggie, Age 12 - 03/06/04 - IP#: 12.73.120.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I would only tell them if they are your best friends and you can trust them. If they are not, they will most likely tell people.

Reply From Kaitlynn, Age 11 - 01/11/04 - IP#: 141.153.242.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
hoo needs them anywai? hoo cares? u shood be happi th wai u r. gt bettr frends. the ones u think wil like u for hoo u r not how u look. taik my advise.

Reply From beth, Age 13 - 01/03/04 - IP#: 68.184.6.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
i know how you feel. i have had one bf who was a complete dork. i make up for boy friends in friends. i dont really feel ugly, its just im the girl guys go to for advice, more of a best friend. dont worry. boys at our age can be kind of immature(no offense guys) but they'll grow out of it and see you not as an overweight girl, but a beautiful person.

Reply From Kyle, Age 10 - 12/08/03 - IP#: 152.163.252.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Whether he is fat or muscular shouldn't matter. If you like him talk to him.

Reply From Emily, Age 13 - 10/13/03 - IP#: 166.70.52.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
There is no way to tell someone how to get a BF, but to have a better attitude, and more friends, i guess you can just be happy, be your self, and smile.

From Ivy, Age 13 - 07/29/03 - IP#: 24.164.180.xxx  go to original board
Hey everyone!! The other day my friend and I were walking around and we came across these really nice handsome boys around our age and we all started talking and one of the boys, Paul asked me how long I had been overweight. I was kind of shocked by this but I answered him,"pretty much my whole life". He said " i used to be overweight". i asked him if he was lying and he told me no. he used to weigh 420 lbs. i stared at him in disbelief. he told me if i wanted to, he would help me lose some weight. i agreed and we have been working together for about a week and i have lost about 8 lbs!! what we did was exercise every day from about 8:00 am-10:00 am by either running, walking, doing aerobics and other stuff. and we followed weight watchers. i cant belive i went on weight watchers. it was a shock, but it does work. I hope this story inspires you! Paul and I are great friends now and we might become something more than just friends! ~ivy

From lesa, Age 13 - 07/23/03 - IP#: 67.10.219.xxx  go to original board
Today: 171 lb - ok, no i haven't lost weight but i have had guys ask me out. i weigh 171 ok, not that much but my mom weighsv 10 lbs more. ok i have a really slow metablism but i do have a figure, gurls (and guys) take care of urself and ppl will like u, heck the 1st guy i really liked weighed 320. and the second was as skinny as a rail, and just take good care of my skin and stuff, it doesn't mean u can sit around all day, i walk everyday, but for fun! do exercise that u like, you will find what is right for u! i promise.i lost maybe 2 lbs but i am confident in who i am. if ur cconfident then u will seem pretty(er)! i swear it works

Reply From Stacey, Age 13 - 04/12/03 - IP#: 66.167.66.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
People that call other fat are not very good friends. most people make fun of others because it makes you feel lower then them in their mind if you make sure that they don't know it bothers you it might help a little nad might leave you alone. If these does not work and they still make fun of you try telling someone you trust so they can talk to those friends. I know you probably don't wanna go up to them but try it maybe it will help you!!

Reply From jasmine, Age 10 - 04/06/03 - IP#: 24.100.95.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
ok i no many friends who had this problem encloding me u send him a poem and at the end u put will u go n a date with me?circle yes or no and in class he could put it in ur desk or somthin but mention on the poem where to put it

Reply From Britney, Age 13 - 01/23/03 - IP#: 199.183.75.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Don't feel bad guys can be such jerks.But I know how u feel and it sucks but don't let that put ya down.Cuz even if u don't want to belive it now if the guy is that much of a jerk u don't wnat him n e ways.
if ya wanna talk e-mail me