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Reply From Jman - 12/26/02 - IP#: 65.56.144.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Yes, you are overweight, but don't be discouraged! It sounds like you have about the same body type as I do, because I have a big tummy but my arms are pretty thin. I became overweight when I was your age and quickly gained weight; my only sucess losing weight didn't come from a strict diet/exercise program but from smaller portions and just trying to accept myself for who I was. I've lost 10 pounds this way.

From J, Age 15 - 12/23/02 - IP#: 12.230.153.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'9", Today: 330 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - I just wanted to say that you guys need to accept who you are before you do anything. Im 5'9 and 330 pounds and I know its bad for me but honestly im able to ignore peoples comments and im only trying to lose because I know its bad for me. But the first step to weight loss is accepting you who are and getting over other peopels comments. You will find it much easier to lose weight if you can ignore poepls mean comments.

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.

From Rockerbaby - 08/17/02 - IP#: 65.163.106.xxx  go to original board
This word of wisdom helped me and I hope it can help more people. To all the people who think that they are ugly because they are overweight. I know that you have heard this a countless number of times but it really doesn't matter what's on the outside but on the inside that counts. I didn't believe that until I heard it from my aunt. She told me that I was kind and thoughtful and polite and thats all that matters. I was the chubbiest kid on the block but it didn't matter because I was beautiful to the people that loved me the most. To this day I am still not beautiful but because of my aunt I belive in myself.

Reply From jessica, Age 15 - 07/02/02 - IP#: 205.188.200.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
alright, it didnt post the last time i wrote this... so i'm gonna try again (and if this is posting twice i'm sorry!!!!!)
don't feel down on yourself! you're a beautiful person, inside and out. always remember that. and if you're like me and when you're depressed you just eat and eat and you're still hungry afterwords then eat something like air popped popcorn without butter or crushed ice (yeah, i'm a freak who eats crushed ice...). and if you feel even more depressed afterwords cause you just ate so much, then put your favorite cd into your cdman, and go out for a walk until you're all sweaty and nasty. then go home and take a shower. trust me i'm not crazy, it really works. when you get outta the shower you'll feel so good about yourself and relaxed cause you'll feel like you just burned off all those calories, and on top of that you're clean. and theres nothing quite like that... (view more)

Reply From allisa, Age 13 - 04/02/02 - IP#: 68.13.169.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
i agree. i know some one who is very over weight in my school, but she is so popular! she doesn't feel sorry for her self being over weight. she goes out there and join clubs and meet new people. she is very funny and has a great personality wich is why she is so popular. so if u just go out there and give it your best (i know it kinda sounds lame but i can't think of anything eles) then life would great.

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)

Reply From ana, Age 16 - 03/13/02 - IP#: 66.69.70.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
hey, whats up, im going to an Nsync concert too!! on March 19, i use that as incentive to lose wieght too. Im guessing your still in middle school. Im 5'5, and used to wiegh the same as you, now i weigh 138, and my goal is 120 too, but you can't use that as your overall goal to get started. Start with "i wanna lose just 5 pounds." i started to doing that, and have lost almost 15 pounds now, set small goals at a time, it really works. Believe me start small. My diet is no cokes, no juice, just water. No junk food:no pizza, chips, mayonaisse, white bread, dressing, cookies, candy, heavy meats, no cheese. I cut out all the junk food and i lost 5 pounds easily just from that, looking at the labels and reading the fat count, really helps. I started excercising 6 days a week too, I do kickboxing 3 days a week, and cycling, and step machines the other days, and there HAS to be at least one day... (view more)

From allisa, Age 12 - 01/04/02 - IP#: 65.6.88.xxx  go to original board
i thought this might help people get better self confidence. cuzz u never know who thinks u r the world no matter how much u weigh.

Reply From Ana, Age 15 - 12/25/01 - IP#: 66.69.70.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
o my god girl, ive felt -exactly- the same way, some days i binge, others nothig at all. Those highs and lows, the emotional and physical aspect of things, its hard. I took me awhile to get outa the funk i was in, but i new i had to get back in there, an get my self confidence back, new friends, and loving myself enough to wanna be healthier and lose the weight for myself. Keep it alive girl, im here for you.

From Ana, Age 15 - 11/02/01 - IP#: 66.69.70.xxx  go to original board
I wiegh 145 lbs and im 5'5', even though it doesn't sound like a big deal, i look huge, with fat everywhere. Im sick of being depressed about my wieght and not being proud of my body. I see georgeous girls with flat stomachs and perfectly shaped bodies, and i feel worse wishing i could look like that. Im trying to change that, i guarantee that no one, absolutely no one, will lose wieght if they don't work in the inside first, and how they feel about themselves, and how they act. My goal is to wieght 125 lbs. I think the wrong thing that any of you could think is that its about how you look, to much attention is being payed to looks, and thats not whats important. You should like yourself and love yourself first, and want to lose wieght to be more healthy or just to become a better person than you already are...good luck girls, i rooting with ya, hope to reach my goals!

Reply From katy, Age 16 - 10/15/01 - IP#: 134.71.67.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hey adam,
alos, you might want to check into some type of community theater. I think that that is an excellent way to meet friends, and it will do wonders for your self esteem.
Take Care!

From Craig, Age 15 - 06/14/01 - IP#: 216.165.144.xxx  go to original board
Hey, this is the first time I ever visited this website. I think it's great, and now I don't feel alone anymore. I am 6'3" and weigh 205 pounds. I hate it when everyone else is able to eat, and I am the one that has to suffer. I first realized how bad it feels to be fat when I asked this girl out on a date and she told me that I need to loose some weight first. I felt horrable and I started to hate my self. I could never go swimming or do anything without thinking about peoples opinions about me. But now after visiting this website I don't feel the same. I really would like to loose about 30 pounds and look great before I go back to school. Not only to show that girl what she turned down, but also to feel good about myself. If anybody has any good tips for looseing weight fast, please send me an email.

Reply From laura, Age 15 - 02/28/01   show message replied to go to original board
hey hun. losten i no how difficult it is to stay on task..i don't have it to an exact science yet however i no that if u have somebody who u wanna loose weight for it works. i i had a huge crush on this guy, at first i lost weight for him. i thought about him whenerv i wanted to go eat that twinkie or when i didn't wanna exercise. but eventually after thinking of him and him treating me like a friend i grew more confident. so i gues hwat im trying to say is fin dsomething taht make u feel confident and u will be able to do anything

From Tiara, Age 14 - 12/10/00 - IP#: 64.12.104.xxx  go to original board
I am 5'6'' and 152 lbs. I have a stomach msotly and I wear tight clothes that show my stomache. At first before two years ago I was ashamed. I now realize that that its a'' about self confidence and the way you carry yourself. In elementary school I was always teased but WHEN I WAS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL IT STARTED TO STOP. Thats when I started to gain confidence. Since then I have slimmed a little but my stomache is still there. My friends and people at my school started respecting me for all of my self confidence. All in all be confident in yourself and know in god's eyes you are beautiful and people around you will also see the beauty