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From Maddie, Age 14 - 01/03/12 - IP#: 208.90.180.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'4", Start: 171 lb, Today: 151 lb (BMI %tile: 92), Goal: 108 lb - Hey! We have a lot of new people on here so just wanted to say 'hi' and welcome! Guys, we all screw up sometimes, but we need to know that it gets better. I also wanted to suggest a GREAT exercise, its called Step Ups and its excellent! I'm already see results!
All you have to do is go up and down stepping on a stair step or chair! And it burns approximately 900 calories per hour for a 150 lbs person, Its supposed to be great for tone up and weight loss.
My new routine (After Sunday, I decided to change it to something I could do at home and get it DONE)
Step ups 1 hr. morning 900
Step ups 30 minutes 450
Walk my dogs 200
Walk to park with my sister 275
Sleeping (Yes, it burns cals) 400
Cleaning (My job :)) 300
= 2475 calories burnt
I really hope I can lose like 4-6 lbs on Meg's contest! Well, gotta go do my step ups!
<3 Maddie
(Note: I'm homeschooled so I'm on here earlier then most people o_o)

Reply From Madelyn, Age 17 - 01/01/12 - IP#: 76.126.248.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hi Sophia ^_^ welcome to the site! I'm glad to hear you want to make a change :D thats really wonderful! With weight loss, you'll need a source of exercise, good food choices and lots of patience. With exercise, if you don't have access to a gym or you can't walk around your neighborhood, or you don't have any equiptment, I'd suggest working with just your body! Walking in place, walking around the house, cleaning, exercise videos online! Most people who want to lose weight think they need tons of stuff like exercise vids and weights but really, you dont! You can burn lots of calories with your body alone. Before I bought a stationary bike, I didn't have much else other than walking around my neighborhood but even then I didn't really wanna go for that but I didn't realize that I didn't really need anything at all. You can make up your... (view more)

Reply From Jessica, Age 16 - 09/04/11 - IP#: 71.2.33.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Well, try jump rope, or running!!! walking,, ride a bike or use a scctor or a trampoline if you have one, if you do why not use it. Or if you have a pool go swimming!!
I hope to have helped

Reply From Melissa, Age 16 - 06/08/11 - IP#: 24.2.110.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
This happens to me almost every time I start to diet. I'd like to tell you just to make exercise a habit...but it's not always that easy. I exercise 2x a day. In the morning I do a light pilates workout and in the evening I walk for half an hour. I just have to tell myself all the time, that if I don't do it while I'm thinking about it I'll never end up doing it. So when you're thinking about exercise get up and just do it. Do some push ups or sit ups, jog in place, go for a 10 minute walk. Exercise doesn't have to be a daunting task. I've started to love exercise and the way it makes me feel. I want to exercise more to get that feeling. Hopefully after u exercise you'll feel the same way. Don't beat yourself up if you miss a day or you eat a cookie...I think we need to do these things every once in a while to maintain some sanity- granted, u can't do that all the time but I try to do this once a week...I'll eat the cookie, or the package of M&Ms...just do your best, don't beat yourself up and good luck!

Reply From Jessica, Age 15 - 05/27/11 - IP#: 71.2.33.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I know how you feel, Samantha I would try 130 pounds for 5'6 you know, why not for a mini goal 175 pounds, drink a lot of water, everyday, a lot of teen girls on here reacomand DVD workouts, or excriseing outside, try walking at first, once you get down to 160 try slow running at first once you get used to it do it a little fast and after that do faster... Ride bike, scctor, it dose not have to be a lot of money to excrise, jog, jumping jacks strechs. Eat less, veggtables, furits, and 85% 90% lean meat.... Loseing 1-2 pounds is recomanded on here... Swiming is a great way to lose weight, walk the dog or cat, or your friend's dog neghbor's dog. Ask your partens first...
Dont give up reaching your goal just push yourself more, the more you do it, the easier it will be,, say to yourself, In order to lose weight is to eat less and drink a lot of water and excrise more often...
I hope I have helped..

Reply From Jessica, Age 15 - 05/23/11 - IP#: 71.0.107.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Eat less, excrise more, drink a lot of water, ride a bike, stcoctor, run, walking, from school, if you can,, dance in your room when it is raning, or thundering, go outside, when it is nice outside, do some jump rope, walk the dog, or walk your friend;s dog, ask your partens first. I get very exicted walking my dog. Jog, loseing weight is not always easy... It is easy once you eat less, drinking a lot of water, and excriseing.. I hoope to have helped.

Reply From Jessica, Age 15 - 04/16/11 - IP#: 71.0.105.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Magen buy furit, grapefurit helps you lose weight. Do strechs. you know ask your mom if you and your mom can do excriseing togethe. After school. Walk home from school everyday. Take a hike. Vacm your house and empty garbage, do lanugry, walk dog, do running, everyday in your back yard or join a track team at your high school, tennis, minture golf, Ballet Jazz, riding horses, swiming, do a jog, do strechs. They help. I know how you feel. Magen, do excrises with your mom, eveyday. If you lose 2 pounds a week you will lose weight faster then 1 pound a week.

Reply From Launa, Age 14 - 03/07/11 - IP#: 184.59.13.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Girlie, i know how ya feel. I can be lazy as hell. Talk to doc. That medicine you r on can be causing that. and if u cant walk, u can sit. there is such thing as sit and b fit. lifting weights, cracking out those resistance bands can really help. when u can stand, do low impact excersises. I recommend Fat burning work out for dummies (dvd). its really cool. i lost 8 pounds in a month just by doing the first 12 minutes!
Good luck!!!!!

Reply From Teela, Age 16 - 12/03/09 - IP#: 99.196.224.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hi Mike. I used to be 235Lb. Now I'm 213. What i did that helped me was..I walked 30min everyday no matter what, i do abobut 30 situps or as many as i can, cause sometimes i don't have time. I do 69 jumping jacks, but u may have to work your way up. Start small. I just started something that helped my mom. When she was younge she weighed 300 pounds at age 14-15. She also dropped tremendous amounts of weight. You know what she did? danced. So maybe it sounds goofy, stupid or a "girl" things, but dancing in ur room for 30 min, could help. If you keep moving and jumping and twisting, it's very challenging. So i hope this helps, i know i'm miserable and will do anything to loose wieght...I wish you all the luck in the world!

Reply From Christine, Age 17 - 09/09/09 - IP#: 206.207.225.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I lost about 20 pounds with ballet when I took it. Got from 210 to 190-ish in 9 months. It was cardio intensive, and I'm not sure how your class will work, but any activity is good. Keep with it, eat healthy, and you'll be at your goal weight eventually. And don't worry about everyone being smaller than you, if that's a factor -- there was a girl in my class at about 300 pounds, and I think she lost even more weight than I did.

Reply From Jess, Age 17 - 07/09/09 - IP#: 71.17.34.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Jumping rope is cheap, easy, and burns a buttload of calories.. If you're not used to it, you'll get REALLY bad tightness & pain in your calf muscles the first couple times.. I could barely walk for a couple days after I started, but around the 3rd time it wasn't so bad.

Reply From Veronica, Age 16 - 03/22/09 - IP#: 93.138.105.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Do everything Amanda said.And if you feel self concious about working out in front of others,buy excersise tapes,training bike or a treadmill.You need atlest an hour of excersise a day.And walk alot with your friends,explore your town.Its very fun.Stop eating when your full.Your meals should be fist size.Yes,the stomach is a size of a fist :) Best wishes

From Melissa, Age 15 - 03/05/09 - IP#: 67.41.228.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'4", Start: 173 lb, Today: 169 lb (BMI %tile: 96), Goal: 130 lb - I think a great way to stay on the tredmile without getting bored is to listen to music or watch the television while walking. It keeps you from being bored and before you know it you've walked for an hour! I've done really good today on my eating except for the 2 muffins at dinner and 2 rolls at lunch...i eat WAY to many carbs. they're just so yummy...anyway, i'll get back to you guys in like maybe a few days, a week at the most and tell you how i've done! love you all! good luck this week!

Reply From Bailee, Age 16 - 12/18/08 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
go running everyday if you can:) it will help alot with just sliming you down everywhere
run for like 30 min or atleast work your way up to 30 min, and start out at maybe 10 min per run :))

Reply From Andrew, Age 16 - 12/08/08 - IP#: 68.42.84.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hi man, I may not seem fat to myself, but to me I am. I used to weigh almost 170lb at 5'9", now i am about 158 still same height. It was really hard to get into the habit of exercising almost everyday because I sit a lot sadly. But the thing that motivated me was P90X, I know that it is really hard and extenuating, but the results do not lie. But what you do need to do is cut back on a lot of fast food if you do eat it. I know, it is hard at first, but once you are finally getting use to not eating it, it becomes more and more easier to say to yourself I don't need this, and neither does my body. Now maybe P90X is to much to start out with, I would say start cutting back on things you do not necessarily need. Also to start off with running if you do not do it, then i recommend this, start with walking for about 5 minutes then run for 15 minuets. Then increase the amount of time every... (view more)