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From Jessica, Age 15 - 07/10/11 - IP#: 71.2.33.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'3", Start: 162 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 118 lb - I am very concored about my health, and I am loseing weight, 1 so I dont get high blood peurse, 2 Diabets, 3 blood clots, sleep anopnina, and not have a shorter life.. And I want to run faster.. And faster for my state next June.. And I want to be healther.. I dont want cloged artys.. Nasty stuff. For not loseing weight
I know some of you guys, love being fat, I dont think you should like it, It is very unhealthy and you would die.. in your 20's 30's so the best is to lose weight now... I dont want to be overweight. I cant wait when there is a day I reached my goal 118.. And I would be in better shape, and healither too.. I would love it.. And i would jumping off the walls. I would get new clothes... And new shoess feet can srink.. Sometimes..
But I am going to prove my aunt sister and my grandmother who lives 12 hours away from me.. Wrong.. My aunt and sister say I would be... (view more)

Reply From Jessica, Age 15 - 07/07/11 - IP#: 71.2.33.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Yes there is something wrong with that, Scott. That very unhealthy, and not good for your health, and your body. You will reget it, later on, I think you should re think about this again, there is all of kinds of acticves, to get moving, walking, strechs, jump rope, joging, water gun fighting, and swimming, in a lake, or an ocean.. I do excrising all the time.. Walk the dog, your freind's dog or the neighobr's dog.. Teens are dying at a young age because of not excirsing and not doing anything about their extirme overweight issues..
you get moving right away, ..
I hope to have helped.

Reply From kitty, Age 16 - 01/11/09 - IP#: 24.125.150.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
not to sound condescending, but diet drinks are extremely unhealthy in the long run. the aspartame/other artificial sweeteners are soooooooo detrimental to your health. they can cause cancer, depression, ADHD, and you can get "aspartame poisoning". many people have had serious medical problems, and they stopped drinking diet soda, and BAM they went back to normal. all diet drinks are POISON. so don't drink them.
sorry for the rant

Reply From Mandy, Age 13 - 07/12/06 - IP#: 71.221.35.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
How does coke have 0 calories? Unless you mean coke 0 or diet coke. Which are both bad because they have aspartame. You did good otherwise

Reply From Julie, Age 16 - 09/04/05 - IP#: 65.182.247.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Sorry wrong button...just ignore the previous post. After doing a little bit of research, I found that it is made of methanol (which is highly toxic), Phenylalanine, and aspartic acid. It has been proven to increase appetite, cause nerve damage, learning difficulties, sexual dysfunction, seizures, may be linked to different kinds of cancer, and a bunch of other things. I'm not saying that this is the truth. I don't know what is, But why take the chance? You are better off to be safe. I got this info from http://www.321recipes.com/aspartame.html. Check it out for more info against aspartame.

From Ray, Age 16 - 08/25/05 - IP#: 207.200.116.xxx  go to original board
Ht. ......, Wt. ..... - Hey- I just thought id let yall know something. I know alot of yall drink DIET drinks. All of them have a toxic poision called ASPARTAME, if you drink it alot, your at risk for headache-migranes * seizures* Nausea and numbness* Depression* WEIGHT GAIN*** it also mimicks the signs of MS,(or multiple sclorosis) hearing loss, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, and long tern FATAL diseases such as cancer, and memory loss!!! So i switched to only WATER!!! Good luck everyone!! :)

From ????????? - 02/05/05 - IP#: 65.150.224.xxx  go to original board
Heres a really good motivation to get started on exercising and eating healthier. Go to the parents part of this site and see what all that delicious food is doing to your arteries. Thats motivation enough for me.

From MissyK, Age 18 - 06/29/04 - IP#: 24.84.212.xxx  go to original board
I have some time before I go to work, so I decided I'd tell you about my past habits before I met some helpful people along the way. I used to eat a small, unhealthy breakfast consisting of white bread and sweets. Then, I 'd pig out for lunch and have 2 or more pieces of cake for dessert. Then, half an hour before dinner, I'd eat 7 or 8 cookies hoping I'd spoil my appetite so I don't have to eat so much. Well, in reality, the cookies are higher in calorie than dinner itself. It didn't work, of course, and I ate a huge dinner and didn't stop until my stomach hurt. I felt like crap afterward, so I thought, "well since I screwed up today, I might as well eat more". So before bedtime EVERY NIGHT, I'd eat several donuts or half a box of Pot of Gold chocolates or a peanut butter sandwich. I couldn't sleep at night because my heart was beating so fast and my stomach hurt so much.... (view more)

From cathy - 06/23/04 - IP#: 213.233.146.xxx  go to original board
the atkins is not good... it tricks your body into thinking that it is starving... and being deprieved of what it needs (carbohydrates) so as soon as you start to eat like a normal person, carbs/protein and fats... your body tries to store carbs as energy, for fear that it will be deprieved again... the same thing would happen if you cut out protein, even though you need 70% less of it than carbohydrates, it is vital.... you would loose weight the same way as in restricting carbs... but your skin would go green, purple, and start to wrinkle and fall off... you would also loose muscle... but atkins has a fair few cons too, namely ''bad breath, bad skin, spots, greasy hair and skin, and plenty others'' ... so really the best diet would be a balanced healthy diet complied with some good excersise and plenty of water... that is your best route to a healthy life......... arent we lucky we are able to have one...

From Annie, Age 14 - 06/18/04 - IP#: 66.30.249.xxx  go to original board
Did you know that 97 million people are overweight or obese? yea scary but i got this calendar and under the month of june it has a little bulletin or something about various stuff. so for june it's about weight. did u also know that the prevalence of obesity has increased by 60% in the past 20 years? that's makes u want to do something about it right? of course as u might already know, Amercians are the most fattest people on the planet (i'm american so its not like i'm bashin any1 even though i'm not overweight) and it stands for how poor eating and exercise habits we have. If u are obese u could get diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, and even some forms of cancer, scary as it may be. Even a 5%-7% weight loss is effictive in improving blood glucose control. there are some ways to lose 500 calories a day. instead of drinking regular soda, drink diet soda, which is a... (view more)

From ashley, Age 12 - 03/20/04 - IP#: 66.41.110.xxx  go to original board
hi my name is ashley and i am 12 years old. i weigh a little over 200 lbs and i am about 5'5. i really didnt worry about my weight until i last year in my 6th grade health class. we started talking about weight problems and it really scared me! i mean just thinking that i can die from being over-weight just scares me! so please please please if anyone can give me some exercising tips or weight loss tips i would be so thankful!

Reply From Katie, Age 17 - 01/02/04 - IP#: 195.93.33.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
It makes you HEALTHIER - and i think thats the most important thing - I'm seriously overweight and im doing something about it because Im scared that i could develop type 2 diabetes or heart diesease. Yeah being thinner is also a factor - but personally I'm not going to let dieting take over my life, just have a healthier life so I can go out and have FUN!!!!!

From Taylor, Age 13 - 12/23/03 - IP#: 64.12.96.xxx  go to original board
Today: 151 lb, Goal: 140 lb - Hey Lovvies, I'm backChristmas is here (almost)Today i did walk strong, and pilates, and i feel good. I had to bake cookies, and I limited myself to 2 (if i want one) a day. i'm 151 right now- my weight range should be no more than 143, so I'll make my goal 140. I look somewhat thin because of my frame, but i'm not happy. I want to be able to do things and not get out of breath so easily, catch me?I bet half of you are losing weight for that reason. I mean, I'm tired of being out of breath in gym and trying to hide it.So after these two weeks of break, I expect to be at least 3 pounds lighter. That's all for now.Oh, and when i get cravings, i just tell myself that i could be working on something. it's helped so far.--Taylor

Reply From Cody, Age 14 - 12/20/03 - IP#: 216.222.108.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Thats a good tip, anne. 416 lbs is a bit much. (sorry, im from america and it makes it easier if i convert it to english) if you really weigh that much, then u really need to talk to a doctor. weighing that much could kill you!!! youd better do something about it before you die. by the way, how tall are you? if u need a buddy or something, my email address is pavili255@velocitus.net maybe we can work at our goals together!! im 5'8 and 205 lbs (1.73 meters and 93 kg, to make it easier on you) c u!! and good luck!

Reply From anne, Age 16 - 12/09/03 - IP#: 216.66.108.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
you can definately lose weight by diet alone- the thing is- it'll go faster and there are a lot of benefits to exersize- but you can add that in later, i guess. when i don't exersize i lose 1 pound per week by dieting but i can lose 2 pounds when i add in exersize plus i feel better. well- good luck- i would try to at least exersize a tiny bit but if you can't then you can't i suppose...