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Reply From Michelin, Age 19 - 06/01/11 - IP#: 68.173.163.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hey girl! Junior year of high school, my weight was 227 pounds, and I am currently at 153. I went through periods of healthy dieting and exercising and periods of time where I controlled my diet and unhealthily starved myself. I can finally say, after about 1 year of maintaining this weight, that I have developed a healthy relationship with food and myself. I want you to know that any change you want can come directly from your thoughts. I know this whole thing sounds corny BUT if you start to believe that you genuinely do have control over yourself, you will! Everyday when you wake up, take 5 minutes to support yourself and just say "everyday in every way, I am getting better and better." I promise you, your actions will follow your thoughts. We are all here for you. and everything will be better if you take it one step at a time and just HAVE SOME FAITH IN YOURSELF! Good luck, and if you'd like to correspond with me so we can go on this journey together, I'd be honored!

Reply From Nicole, Age 18 - 11/03/10 - IP#: 98.195.142.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Diamond, I really do understand what you're saying. And maybe i'm just being stubborn or maybe i've been really lucky, BUT you and anyone can have friends who support you and you can feel beautiful and have these good things come to you if you do one thing: have confidence in yourself.
I firmly believe that without confidence, one cannot get anywhere in life. For the longest time I was shy and quiet, my clothes were frumpy and i didn't have many friends. I wasn't satisfied with my life. I always felt that if i lost the weight i'd gain the confidence i needed and i could be happy, but i was wrong. one day during summer i realized i'll get no where being sad about how i look. If i can't physically change it, i'll mentally change it. So, as lame as this sounds, i started saying mantras to myself. Every morning i'd wake up and tell myself i was beautiful, i'd tell myself that my size is... (view more)

From Michelle, Age 20 - 08/02/04 - IP#: 12.158.14.xxx  go to original board
my new diet incentive plan is gonna be ot reward myself with pedicures, manicures, massages, hair hightlights or new accesories if i lose my two pounds for that week. this way i will be skinnier and prettier, not that those things will make me pretty but they boost confidence. i am not gonna reward myself with new clothes just yet cause i want to buy new clothes when i am skinnier, not when i am still fat. does anyone else have any other ideas on ways i could reward myself?

Reply From Molly, Age 18 - 12/12/03 - IP#: 82.33.41.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
woohoo! I think thats the best ever thing you can hear "hey, have you lost weight?" I looooove to hear that (ok so only 1 persons said it to me but it was GREAT) keep it up! :)

Reply From Anna, Age 19 - 09/20/02 - IP#: 130.71.96.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
You know what? Being skinny looks good in the magazines, but in reality, most people think it looks really gross. I am as tall as you are, so I know that on the BMI scale, you are in the range, which means YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. But no one can make you believe that except yourself. You are on the cheerleading team, you are energetic, and the sooner you realize that guys and girls like people who are confident with how they look more than anything, you will start having fun, too. I know that sometimes that may not feel very true, but you have to beleive it.

Reply From Jenna, Age 18 - 03/22/02 - IP#: 205.188.196.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
i know how you feel. i was and still am in that situation. but i don't care anymore what they think of me. it's i how i think and feel about myself. so i'm not on a diet for them. i'm on this diet for me and no one else. if no one likes me fine. what matters is that i like myself. i'm not just losing weight to just be smaller but it's also healtier. i have to lose weight fast becasue i can't go out and and run around with little kids at my mom's daycare because i get out of breath to quickly. also if i go up two flight of stairs i get out of breath sometimes only one flight.
everytime i felt bad about something i ate and ate and keep force feeding myself. when you eat more you stomach must expand to accomendate (sp?) all that extra food. but if you only eat till you're not hungry...it's better. usually your stomach skrinks. i've notice that. now it doesn't take me that much to get ... (view more)