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Reply From Holly, Age 11 - 08/16/12 - IP#: 99.240.133.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I'm overweight too. You're not alone. I have this game for the Wii called Zumba Fitness 2 and it is really fun! It's a dancing game that is great exercise and you can personalize your profile on it to put your height and weight so it can show your weight loss progress. Also, you can take real Zumba classes at a local gym. I know it might be embarrassing going to the gym but it is SO worth it! And for those bullies, they are only picking on you because they're insecure. So hold your head up high and pretend they don't exist because they are SO not worth your time.

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.

From Kamille, Age 13 - 04/10/11 - IP#: 67.181.1.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'3", Start: 140 lb, Today: 146 lb (BMI %tile: 94), Goal: 120 lb - heyyyyyyyyyyyy
today is sunday, what better way to lose weight than in the begiinging of the week
anyway, i made up this new workout called a wall-up
it is like a pushup, but u do it on the wall instead of the floor
it really works
anyway, wish me luck, and good luck to u guys to
give me tips

Reply From Grace, Age 12 - 04/03/11 - IP#: 173.27.158.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Well, it is hard to exersize in the winter. You can do the simplist things. Leg lifts during commercials, lifting soup can if you dont have weights, and just keep moving. You can do sit ups, too. You have to make a goal that you KNOW you can reach. I will tell you about MY story. I was 5'2" and 145 lb. I made a goal to be able to fit in my old jeans by the summer. I am now 5'3" and 120. In 3 months I have lost 25 lb! Maybe start with a smaller goal, then eventually exersizing and eating healthy with become a habit! I wish you the best luck! Don't forget to have fun. Envolve your friends if you are comfortable, and find someone to talk to about how you feel. Also, stay on this site. It helped me, SO much (: Good luck!

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 Kamille, Age 13 - 02/27/11 - IP#: 76.127.101.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
yeah, ive been "big" ever sine i was born.
now im huge.
dont give up!!! just try to do simple exercise and give up one fatty food at a time.
for exercise, u should go to exercisetv.tv. they have lots of exercise videos

Reply From Christine, Age 18 - 01/09/11 - IP#: 150.135.210.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I have the same problem, and here are some solutions that I'm trying:
1. If you want to start running, sign up for a race a few months ahead of time and train with something like the Couch to 5K method.
2. Pick up a new sport you've never tried, like tennis.
3. Find a friend who wants to try out a sport with you.
4. If you're near a gym, sign up for a class like cycling. If you have to sign up for a month at a time, even better.
5. Walk someone's dog (bonus if you can get paid for it).

Reply From Ava, Age 18 - 12/27/10 - IP#: 75.170.52.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Well a weightloss buddy is always helpful! Lots of fresh fruit, veggies, lean protein and whole grains. Workout! Find something you love. I hate sports but found out I love the cardio classes at my local YMCA. Or walk for an hour everyday. It's free and tones you up. Good luck!

Reply From Aleksandra, Age 12 - 12/24/10 - IP#: 67.172.212.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
do u have any younger siblings? try wrestiling with them, you'll always win and the calories will just slide off