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Reply From Melissa, Age 16 - 06/24/11 - IP#: 24.2.110.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I've tried multiple times to lose weight, and I eventually gained it all back. Why? Because I wasn't doing it for me. I felt like it's what my parents wanted me to do. Now, I'm losing the weight for me, and it's working and i feel great. Don't lose weight until you're ready, truly committed to succeeding. Don't lose weight for anyone but yourself. And don't lose weight for the "cute clothes" or whatever lame excuse us girls tend to come up with. Lose it to be healthier. Do it for you.

From Tiffani, Age 15 - 05/30/11 - IP#: 75.244.217.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'2", Start: 192 lb, Today: 200 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 125 lb - it is getting easier to lose weight but i am taking it slow. I love how it makes me feel. I want to help people around me be fit and healthy too but it will take some work. To help me out i have made a list of things that me and my family can do together or alone so we stay away from food. My fav one is listen to music and dance because i love music and even though i can't dance i try to have fun and make a fool of myself. LOL Life is so much better when you are more confident of your self.

Reply From Laurell, Age 15 - 04/04/11 - IP#: 92.237.20.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hi Natasha, My name is laurell and im 15 and im from
London,England, now if i can be honest , you seriously need to stop putting your self down and if you follow easy instructions trust me you can lose weight
Tips: drink plenty of water, eat sensibly, east lots of fruit and veg, limit you calories , and exercise as much as you can and if you have a personal friend you are very close to talk to her or him or talk to a family member or talk to someone who is going through the same thing and take care X :D

Reply From Michelle, Age 16 - 12/31/10 - IP#: 67.233.129.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hi Alex I know exactly how you feel I used to go to the gym at 5am so that no one would see me sadly a few people were always there but it was better then a crap loud seeing me, I loved to run but I never did it during the day cause I was afraid people would see me and barf but I learned not to worry about what people thought about me working out because they might think that I'm gross for being so fat and working out but next week I could be even bigger at the store buying junk and they'll judge me much worse then. Alex people are judgmental no matter how rude and wrong it is they are and you can't worry about them because if you do you'll have no time to worry about yourself, you'll always hate yourself and if you hate yourself how can you expect everyone else to love you? I had to learn the hard way I'm still not as confident as I should be or as loving to myself as I should but I'm... (view more)

Reply From Melissa, Age 16 - 04/30/10 - IP#: 71.35.238.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I am a twin. To a wonderful, kind brother. He is a football player and his quite popular. I'm "Mitchell's fat twin sister." ...that's my title. His friends make perverted jokes about me because of my weight and because they like to provoke him. A couple of times they've had the nerve to make those comments to my face. It's hard, there's no doubt about it. But I think you've just got to love yourself and ignore them. A wise woman told me that I need to look at myself in the mirror and tell myself "I'm beautiful and gorgeous because I am me." It sounds cheesy but it works. I have confidence in myself that I've never had before. I think people need to learn is that it's not about being skinny and popular. It's about being healthy and comfortable with yourself. You shouldn't change for anyone but you. Those bullys can tease and judge but you shouldn't let it affect you. Because if you let it affect you, you've let them win....Yes, lose weight! Love yourself. But only do it for you :) Good luck :)

From Unknown, Age 16 - 10/29/04 - IP#: 68.58.83.xxx  go to original board
Ok, I don't know if any of you guys remember me, but I am the boy who wieghed 396 pounds i march well I am happy to say I now wiegh 250 pounds! OMG i am so happy, I look thinner than ever because I am 5'11, I lost over 100 pounds in over a half of year and I am still loosing, let me tell you guys, I was 15 years old, I almost wighed 400 pounds! and Now I wiegh 250, I feel great I got energy, and I also got be a girlfriend! OMG my self asteem is higher than ever! I will never gain wieght again, also to say, I can now go to amusment parks and fit basically in every ride! I was so happy...wow this is an expirence of a lifetime, I just wanna tell everone out there, never! ever give up and don't make food your enemy, and dont! let anyone tell you that you wont be able to do it, just eat healthy eat smaller portions drink water, and excersise for at least an hr, everyday for 5 days, I garauntee you will loose weight!Good luck guys..!!

From Catherine, Age 15 - 08/22/04 - IP#: 67.168.60.xxx  go to original board
Hi everyone! Today, I put on my skirt, cute shirt, jean jacket, and flip flops, and I felt so good. If you dress up a little, it helps you from eating bad. At least for me it does. But I just ended up going to blockbusters. lol. But I still am wearing it around the house. I cant wait, till I can fit into my other skirt. Which is a size smaller.

Reply From Anette, Age 14 - 05/31/04 - IP#: 68.226.104.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Drink lots of water and get more active but always remember that you are beautiful no matter what.Dont let nobody get you down because if you really listen to what other people say about you than it will only lower your self-esteem even more. Trust me I am talking to you from expieriance.

From Taylor, Age 14 - 05/01/04 - IP#: 198.81.26.xxx  go to original board
Hey you guys, i finally have the will power to lose my weight, not lose and gain it back. Also, i was reading sucess stories for about half an hour, and i feel soooo much better- read them, even if you haven' lost ur weight. Also, i want a diet buddy. Someone who lives in america, and is honest, truly honest. If you want to be my weihgtloss buddy (boy or girl) then im me at SerenityISC Put that on ur buddy list, and talk to me when i'm on. I only want you for a buddy if you are honest.

From Amber, Age 16 - 04/07/04 - IP#: 68.66.61.xxx  go to original board
Hey guys I am so happy right now! I have lost 11 pounds in two weeks. And I was not really trying! I am kinda doing weight whatchers with my mom and my own thing! My mom drinks alot of diet pop well I switch to tea with no sugar or alittle splenda ! And I have cut down on my portions and I am not eeating after 6:00 ! Also I have been doing alot of walking! Now I am haveing people ask if I have lost weight and I say yes it makes me feel so good! So just never give up guys you will get somewhere!!! I know that for a fact! Love ya all Good LUCK!!!!

Reply From Hannah, Age 15 - 03/15/04 - IP#: 216.251.169.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Don't get down on yourself for being overwieght. "Fat" is such a cruel word and when someone calls you that just tell them that they shouldnt judge you. And also loosing weight fast is not the anwser. You have to go slow and work. Start running just around your block or down your road or driveway. Eventualy you will be able to run more and more. I run 1 to 2 miles everynight and when I get down I feel greet I dont even care about my weight. You are aproaching this the wrong way. Weight loss and a hard earned thing. And after you get it off (the right way) You will be able to keep it off. And if the guy you like dosent like you for who you are. That just means that he isnt worth you time.

From Beautiful no matter what, Age 15 - 02/29/04 - IP#: 209.86.105.xxx  go to original board
heres an overall post to everyone...as you all now its almost spring and it will be time to wear shorts and tank tops BUT for people, all the weight they want to lose wont come off by that time, so Im NOT going to post somethign on losing weight BUT on FEELING BETTER ABOUT YOUR BODY WHILE YOU NORMALLY WOULD FEEL HORRIABLE ABOUT IT...OK HERE WE GO...some songs I would suggest listening to when you are feeling down about yourself and your body (no matter if you hate the singer or w/e) Jessic Simpson-"In This Skin" and Martina Mcbrides "This Ones for the Girls" anything that is bouncy and upbeat but that doesnt talk about sexx, aka just steer clear from rap when you feel this way....I also suggest if your going to watch tv try for at least 5 minutes watching say the Disney channel, the news or somethign that doesnt promote sexx and beauty and maybe try then 10 minutes or so to give your... (view more)

From anne, Age 16 - 12/29/03 - IP#: 216.66.108.xxx  go to original board
i'm so happy! marty wants to lose weight with me! i don't think there's anything wrong with his body but he's been gaining a lot of weight and is almost to 200. i'm excited because it'll be more fun losing weight with him. we've decided to do 30 minutes of ddr(dance dance revolution) a night and eat less. i'm also going to do another 30 minute workout every day though. i feel great because i just finished my first workout of the day and it feels really good to know what i acomplished. i went from not being able to jog for a full 5 minutes at a time to being able to jog 20 minutes at a time along with weights and ab work! i love treating my body like this! it's great to know how far i've come. and even though i don't look too much different physically i am very more controlled and happier emotionally and i know i can do whatever i put my mind to...

From pebbles, Age 14 - 12/21/03 - IP#: 216.249.97.xxx  go to original board
I have read a lot of posts lately and I just wanted to say that it looks like everyone who is trying to lose is not confident about it. For me, I always had a quote in mind. My favorite is "begin with the end in mind" and I think it is so appropriate. When you start your diet you have to begin with the confidence that you can do it. You have to find the strength to pull through all of it. Don't give up,begin with the end in mind. When you fall short of your goal,don't stop. Keep pushing until you cross the finish line. Good luck to everyone, I hope I have helped. Keep the faith, pebbles

Reply From Alex, Age 15 - 12/02/03 - IP#: 66.185.84.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Well my target weight is about 190 pounds... thats the US Army standard for somebody my height and age.
Also, even if getting a girl friend isn't the case of my weightloss, it still is a HUGE relief off my mind. If i don't have to worry about what people think of me because im fat, that gives me a HUGE confidence boost and its one HUGE stress off my mind. Also i think if i can drop the excess fat, then i've already got the muscle for a nice six pack or some big-ol biceps lol. But a girlfriend isnt my main reason, its just one more factor that attributes to my motivation. I want to feel better physically and mentally, have more energy and endurance, and look better on a whole. Plus if I can get into shape for next football season I might have enough energy to play a game without having to be huffing and puffing all the way through it. On the subject of mostly girls being on this board, thats a big thing because there IS alot of pressure from the media and hollywood and such to look really good and be thin and such, but in the end you've got to do it for yourself.