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Reply From Catherine, Age 15 - 06/07/01   show message replied to go to original board
Hi! I myself am very overweight. I am 5ft5 and weigh 196lbs. I REALLY need to lose weight and think it would beneficial to have a weight loss friend. It is alot easier if you have somebody to talk 2 when times get tough and even when things are going well.
I suggest buying a big pad that you can use as a journal to keep account of the food you're eating, the exercise you are doing, and your feelings. I'm buying one at the weekend. I also suggest buying an exercise video. Aerobics videos are fun, and if you are like me and find exercising in public humiliating, then it takes away the embarrasement. If you want to be dieting friends then you can email me at: alwayzsmiling4u@yahoo.co.uk.

From Brianna, Age 13 - 05/28/01 - IP#: 206.102.25.xxx  go to original board
Hey everybody. I am 12 years old and 226 pounds. I want to loose weight by the next school year. Preferably 50 pounds. If I ate two meals a day which were low on fat and about 900 calories, and drank a lot of water, do you think I could loose 50 lbs by school next year. I wished I had people to talk to about my problem, but talking to friends or family members would embarrass me. I guess talking to perect strangers and not having them see me is the best way for me. Can anybody help me. Thanks a lot

From Mr. Inspiration, Age 18 - 05/25/01 - IP#: 208.40.42.xxx  go to original board
I just wanted to tell all you out their who say that "you just cant stop eating" that YOU CAN! I was really overweight from ages 12-16, and when I say overweight I mean it! I cant tell you exact pounds, or how tall I was becasue I was embarressed to go to a doctor, I was embarressed to look in a mirror(I broke one in my house out of anger), and worst of all I was embarressed to go outside where other could see me. Than I finally was sick of being teased, and feeling sorry for myself. One day I just took that pluge and setteled into a strict diet and exersize. I was one of you, I told myself I would never stop eating, that I cant, I love to eat. When I finally slimmed down to a healthy weight It was the best feeling I have ever felt. If any of you need to talk about your problems feel free to e-mil me at: industrial_rat@yahoo.com I have plenty of stories and words of encouragement. You cant loose weight!!! Trust me!!