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From marshall, Age 13 - 10/20/04 - IP#: 68.109.145.xxx  go to original board
Hey everyone! hoes it goin! i just had the urge to splurge but instead i came here. i am goin to try to eat well and exercise as much as i can. and i need this site to keep me inspired and motivated. i lost weight before i went from 150 to 135 but now i am 170! but the thing is i have gotten 4 inches taller since i gained all the weight. and i can carry my weight well so thank God i only look like i am 150 pounds. but i do want to get a little smaller around my waist. and get more muscular and have more energy to play with some of my younger cousins. i dont really have a special diet or exercise program but i am just goin to stay away from sweets, eat regular portion sizes only when i am hungry, and eat only when i am hungry. c u cant skip meals! i have triend skipping breakfast and lucnh before but the thing is then you eat way to much at dinner because u r so hungry! so yea and i am... (view more)

Reply From J'Aime, Age 16 - 08/12/03 - IP#: 64.91.111.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Boy can I sympathize. I am 5'8 and weigh 205lbs. You see, with me. I get into random kicks. One day, I'll be depressed and won't eat anything hoping it will help, then the next, I'm like, "screw it, if some one doesn't like me the way I am, it's there problem" But I've realized it was my problem too. I am in love with theatre, and dance. Not being in shape, I can't do the things I love to the best of my ability. It's hard for me to see the time when I can be at the weight I desire, but unless you start taking the steps, you'll never get there. I know how easy it would be just to wish the weight away, but it won't happen. So, find some activity you love and keep to it, it will keep your mind off food and help you lose weight at the same time! Even though it may get hard, don't give up. It'll be worth it in the end. No matter how long it takes to get there. If it were easy, we wouldn't value it half as much. Good luck to you! If you would like to talk or have a diet buddy, e-mail me at pixie_dust_piper@hotmail.com.

Reply From Gothic_Babe, Age 14 - 01/07/03 - IP#: 62.30.192.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
i had exactly the same problem as u! i dieted ( but i did it the wrong way by starving myself) it was reallllllly hard, and i was hungry allll the time. i lost loads, and became reallllly thin. but i got fed up of not eating nice foods like my friends, so i stopped it. then i gained back the weight!!! which was soooo annoying. then i became reallly depressed, and didnt wanto go out wid my friends. i got so depressed i had to visit a counceller and it helped alot. but what i am doing now is im not dieting at all. simply eating all the right foods, and healthily and in proportion. i eat 'forbidden' foods when i feel like them, but i dont eat too much of them, if i feel like a chocolate bar, i will have one, but cut it in half. u just have to eat healthily, and i excercise for 3 hours a week. u can break it down though, to so many minutes a day! good luck!

From Joe, Age 12 - 11/17/02 - IP#: 212.36.192.xxx  go to original board
hi everyone i read a lot of the posts today and i guess i wanted to share my story with you guys. bout 2 years ago i lost a LOT of weight I felt soooooooooooooooo much better my confidence was much much better and since ive been puttin it back on day by day and im getin depressed again , teasd again so i just need to talk to some people about experiencesor just how they are handling the horrors of being fat all over again. if you like email here is mine so_uncool_joe@yahoo.com please help me out

From Heather, Age 16 - 11/12/02 - IP#: 68.146.82.xxx  go to original board
Hello everyone. Im 16 ^ i guess it says that though eh? Anyways im 5'1 and I weigh 137 lbs as of today. I used to way more (160 something at my biggest) but lost alot of weigh last year (i was down to 127 at one point, yay.) Anyways Ive put a little bit of weight back on, and though im still happy, Id like to get into a little bit better shape and stuff. Just thought I would share this pointless story...more later.

Reply From Mae, Age 14 - 11/02/02 - IP#: 66.19.51.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hey,That happens to me too sometimes I'm determinated
but other timesI just feel like why am I doing this if I not getting anywhere and i just start eating again.I
don't know of anyways of keeping the motivation up,I
just think about how I want to look and feel and sometimes it helps.I'm 5'4 and 158 lbs.

Reply From Daniella, Age 13 - 09/19/02 - IP#: 63.26.198.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hi. I know what youre going through, I was losing weight but I'm starting to gain it back again too. I cant stop eating like crazy. Well I know this ism't much help but just do it little by little. Trust me, I know what youre going through.

Reply From Rockerbaby - 09/02/02 - IP#: 65.163.106.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Its okay sum times youll have good days and bad days just keep trying and you can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!! KEEP IN TOUCH ROCKERBABY

From Jess, Age 16 - 09/21/01 - IP#: 24.49.116.xxx  go to original board
Hey there!! Well, I have had sooo much trouble with losing weight...belive me...i've lost it, then gained it again. Right now im about 5'2" and, i used to weigh 170...but I lost 20 pounds over the summer(yay!!)and, now i weigh 150. I lost 20 pounds by doing 3 things...exercising, eating right(and im not depriving myself with foods i like...I STILL EAT CANDY!!! wuhahaha!! =)and...motivation, which i think is the key to weight loss. so, if any of you need motivation...or u just wanna talk...just e-mail me at littlelollimunchkin@yahoo.com don't be shy to e-mail me either...i don't care what age any of you are...i don't care what gender, id love to hear from any of you...and, you'll always get a message back...good luck u guys!! =)

Reply From Cody, Age 13 - 08/23/01 - IP#: 204.248.150.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hey James, It really sucks that doctors sit there and tell you that you need to lose weight (which I'm sure you already knew) but then they don't do anything to help. What you haven't realized is that ... you lost 10 lbs. That's GREAT!!!! You CAN lose the weight!! Think about everything you eat, everything you do (moving/exercising) everyday. Write it down. Write when you eat, what, how much, even where you were. Even jot down how you felt (sad, happy, BORED) This will help you to become conscious every single day of what you are eating and then it makes you realize when, where & what your eating that is making you gain weight. I can help you with some great tips that are so basic and simple it's hard to believe they work. I'll be here to help you... every step of the way. My e-mail address is lgriego@marktravel.com (my mom's business) She's really cool though. She spend... (view more)

Reply From candy, Age 13 - 08/13/01   show message replied to go to original board
james.. luisa is right. do it for yourself, not for others. if you want to diet. hold on till where you want it to be. dun give up in the middle.