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From Kelli, Age 13 - 01/25/05 - IP#: 65.185.83.xxx  go to original board
-write down EVERYTHING that you put into your mouth
-think this "a minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips"
-I also like to keep a journal, kinda like this site that i keep my thoughts about how i did today and like if i lost or not. i started getting up about 20 minutes earlier so i could write before the day and after the day. try it. you might boost your resultz// pease out

Reply From blah blah blah, Age 12 - 12/28/04 - IP#: 70.240.96.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
keep a spiral and write down what you ate and how many calories and at the end of the day add it up and if its at your goal then you already have a start.
Try this and hopefully it works for you like its working for me!

Reply From chels, Age 13 - 07/01/04 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hey heather im really not sure but they do have pedometers (i think i spelled it right) but anyway if you keep it on like while you walk if its the right kind it will show how many calories you burned from walking/jogging/running

Reply From tag, Age 12 - 01/04/04 - IP#: 141.158.100.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
in a journal you could put what you ear how long you exercized what you did for exercize and how you feel

From Rachel, Age 13 - 12/23/03 - IP#: 24.31.201.xxx  go to original board
I did really good on my diet today! I really think I can do this! Just take it one day at a time..... =)

Reply From jen, Age 13 - 08/07/03 - IP#: 64.12.96.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
hey i feel the same way you do so i decided that i was sick of being made fun of and being unhappy and i went on a diet where i had no snacks, watched calories, kept a food journal, and exercised for at least 30min a day and i have lost 4lbs in 2 days!

Reply From Carly, Age 12 - 07/21/03 - IP#: 12.82.85.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hey Chloe! No one has givin me advise yet. But i'm trying something new. I'm keeping a food diary. I'm writing down everything I ate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I'm also encluding snacks. I'm aslo exercising for an hour a day. Did you now if you just ride your bike slowly for an hour you can lose 250 calories! I'm also doind 15 sets of crunchers a night. they help flatten your stomach. My friend did this and she lost 18 lbs. in 2 months! I have to be very honest when I write down what I had to eat. I can't lie. that stinks! Now I'm eating healthier and losing weight. After I saw how bad I was eating I needed to change it. so I'm eating healthier. Soon I'll be able to get to the weight i want. I hope this helps Chloe. -Carly
P.S. Thanks for your reply.

Reply From Heather, Age 10 - 05/17/03 - IP#: 24.214.43.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I need to drop a couple of pounds to. Just cut down on eating. Write down everything you eat and ad the calories. If you dont know what calories are ask your parents. You should only eat about 1100 calories a day replace junk food with helthy food. Your fat will be gone in no time.

From jane, Age 13 - 04/21/03 - IP#: 12.242.248.xxx  go to original board
Hey! I just found some good tips on how to loose weight really fast and healthy! -record everything that you eat on a piece of paper (don't cheat), then count up the # of calories that you consumed(look at the nutrition facts or online) -on another piece of paper write down what you did throughout the whole day (in minutes like :walking for 14 minutes)- go online and find out how many calories does each one burn (sum +1200 and you will get a total of how many calories you burned).- Then find the difference between 2 numbers. EVERY 500 UNBURNED CALORIES PER DAY THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WEEK WILL GIVE YOU +1 POUND. EVERY 500 BURNED CALORIES (EXCESS) WILL GIVE YOU -1 POUND THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WEEK. THE MORE CALORIES YOU BURN, MORE WEIGHT YOU LOOSE.IT ALSO HELPS ALOT WHEN YOU WRITE DOWN THINGS THAT YOU EAT. I TRIED IT MYSELF AND I LOST 4 POUNDS IN JUST 1.5 WEEK!!! I WENT RUNNING EVERY DAY AND I WAS JUMP-ROPING FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES EVERY DAY TOO. I DRANK LOTS OF WATER AND ATE NO MORE THAN 1500 CALORIES PER DAY.aNY QUESTIONS? ~POST HERE! HOPE HELPED

Reply From Carry, Age 10 - 02/21/03 - IP#: 205.188.208.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I think its good you like to run and play! Exercize is a very good thing to do.I noticed you said you eat to much.One thing that could help is a calorie chart Ceep track of the calories you eat (if you dont know how to check ask your parents how)try not to go over 2000 calories a day or it will turn in to fat ceep eating those vegys but just remember not to much vegys, vegys still have calories and to much calories turn into fat i really really hope i helped ill right you later carry

Reply From lauren, Age 12 - 02/08/03 - IP#: 24.243.149.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
yeah that is really mean of them and even though you only have 1,400 calories a day you still have to do plenty of excersice and try to eat healthier..like running or jogging is a really good excerisce..just do what i do..stretch and then try to run 1 minute with out stopping and if you can do it then move on to 2 minutes but if you cant then keep trying until you get it and then go on to 2 minutes and then 3 and so forth. i can run 25 minutes without stopping and if you keep trying then you can too! good luck!

Reply From Nicole, Age 13 - 12/01/02 - IP#: 210.54.247.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hey, i would really like to be ur buddy! I would really like to loose weight b4 christmas as well, im going to be running/jogging for 15 mins a day depending on the weather, then i will bike about 2kms, mabs 1 in 1/2, eat salad for dinner, stuff like that, if u would like to be buddys Im TOTALLY in.
i reckon it would be good, coz we can help eachova out along da way, ne way reply me if u want to be buddys

From Sam, Age 13 - 08/26/02 - IP#: 68.45.164.xxx  go to original board
Hey guys, thought I'd check in. Ok, so, I've got two things that some people might wanna try. Firstly I started my diet book. I record EVERYTHING that I eat and drink in it, and how much of it (ex: 1/2 cup popcorn, 1 8 oz. glass of coke...but thats not what i ate) And then how much I exersized that day, and what I'm going to improve on the next day. It's really helped me. Also, something I noticed the other day. I had on my music like usual and I was just dancing around my room like a six year old. But it's fun. Now, when I'm bored, I pick a song, and play it over and over, making up dance moves. When I'm done, I'll perform for my mom, or even (*flushes*) my stuffed animals...lol. Well, these are just some things that are working for me...O, bye the way. I'M DOWN 10 POUNDS! I was 240, and I'm 230 now. Lost that in just the last month. *~Hugs*N*Kisses*~

Reply From Katie, Age 13 - 08/08/02 - IP#: 208.155.75.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
You could keep a food journal on what you eat.

From Jenny, Age 13 - 06/25/02 - IP#: 24.66.94.xxx  go to original board
Heres a little tip : when your on your diet, right down everything you would have eaten if you werent on your diet. It REALLY helps keep up inspiration! You may not think so, but just give it a shot! Good luck!