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Reply From Marie, Age 12 - 02/05/02 - IP#: 216.161.148.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I'm the same weight,height,and age as you so I know how
you feel. Try to get into a sport like football, basketball, or baseball thats a fun way to get physically fit and get your mind off food. It works for me. Try to stay active and have fun by doing it like running around and playing with friends.

Reply From Kathryn, Age 13 - 01/24/02 - IP#: 208.36.181.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
hey dont watch tv as much, that is what makes you bored, and really try not to eat whle watching tv, it makes you eat more, true fact! listen to music and while listening do stomach crunches, if you just listen to the music you wont be concetrating on the crunches so they wont do as hard

Reply From allisa, Age 12 - 10/19/01 - IP#: 65.6.88.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
hi, i am not really big or anything but i know some ways that can help. i chew gum alot and i know if i didn't chew my gum i would just be eating like heck. so chew gum. GUM HELPS! ;) !

Reply From Katy, Age 16 - 10/14/01 - IP#: 134.71.67.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hey Adam,
If I were you, I wouldn't worry too much. You probably haven't hit your main growth spurt yet. Most boys don't really grow until they get into high school, usually between the 9th and 10th grades, especially if your parents are taller than you. Also, when you want to snack, you should try to snack on low fat foods and things like apples and carrots. I think that you should ask your parents to let you do something like join Boy Scouts, go skating, or join a bowling league. Never think that you can't be active because you are fat, because I have been fat my entire life and I have been playing sports for just as long. Just try to be more active so that you are focusing on things other than food.
PS, tv and the computer are good, but you do that while you are sitting. Try to get some kind of activity going that gets you out of the house and moving around. Oh yeah, call around and see if your hometown has a swim team that you cam join...that might be good.

Reply From allisa, Age 12 - 09/15/01 - IP#: 65.6.88.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
u know what really helps. gum. it is just like food only u dont swallow and it wont gain u any pounds! i love gum! i am chewin on some right now! just pick a good flaver and away ya go!

Reply From catherine, Age 15 - 08/22/01   show message replied to go to original board
when Im hungry I go for a walk. If Im not in the house I cant eat. Ive been doing it alot recently. Its great because its also exercise so Im losing weight.

Reply From Christine, Age 14 - 08/17/01   show message replied to go to original board
I know it's hard...but here's a tip that REALLY helped me (I had to loose 45lbs because of a med. condition that I have. Try chewing sugar-free gum whenever your hungry...keep LOTS around, in differant flavors...it feels and tastes like your eating candy...but u'r really doing something good for yourself...also try doing sit-up's and leg lifts while you watch TV, all these things help...and they'r kinda fun and easy, too. Another thing, don't give up!! If you need any more help write me at AAASportyChic151@hotmail.com.
Good Luck, Christine

Reply From elaine, Age 12 - 08/08/01   show message replied to go to original board
Here is a tip i picked up the other day.If you are unhappy with yourself and eat to make up for it you should get a hobby (no offense but not eating).Okay when you start to think about picking up a donut or a pizza you should go and start doing things that have to do with your hobby(here are some ideas for your hobbys exercising,writing stories, going on the internet to surf,read books,go outside and shoot some hoops (basketball),or even studying,etc.....)!!
This is all the information i can give to you right now..
If you want to e-mail me back just incase if i get anymore information my e-mail address is BN43056@hotmail.com !!

Reply From Michelle, Age 13 - 12/03/00   show message replied to go to original board
Hey! next time your bored and you want to eat 1)have a glass of ice cubes or water or 2) Go for a walk! I heard that excercising makes you less hungry and if you don't like excercising, tell youself it's NOT excercising, it's just a little walk! 3)If there's any dogs in you're neighborhood offer to walk them for money.The dog gets a walk, you get money and excercise, I mean a harmless walk that can make you lose weight AND have fun!