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Reply From Miranda, Age 16 - 04/18/11 - IP#: 74.45.21.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I know how you feel lol. I weigh 150 pounds, but since I'm very petite (4'11) I should weigh around 120. I keep trying to lose the weight, but like yours, my family loves junk food and stocks the house with it. It's so hard to eat healthy while the rest of your family is nomming away on sweets XD Lately my strategy is not to eat my meals with them. I eat my dinner much earlier than them so I don't have to watch them and be tempted. Give that a try. Also, if you don't wanna wake up and jog (neither do I) try doing it after school. I come home, do homework, eat dinner and then go run for half an hour. Then I relax a little till just before bed, then I do 15 minutes of intense muscle training in my room (push-ups, crunches, planks, etc.) after that i'm always so tired that I fall asleep easily XD

Reply From Katie, Age 21 - 03/07/11 - IP#: 128.193.8.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hey Kate,
I know what your uncle said probably really did hurt your feelings, and I'm so sorry to hear that he said that. It's rude and un-supportive! I'll try to help, but I can't do much from online, especially since I don't know you personally.
First of all, don't plan on losing weight for anyone but YOURSELF. YOU are the most important here, okay? I know how it is wanting to be someone your family can be proud of, but it won't stick unless you're doing it for YOU.
As for being out of breath when you climb a flight of stairs, I know a lot of people that happens to! Just take baby steps; ask your mom or dad to sign you up for a team sport, take your dog for a walk (if you have one!), or go for a walk with an older family member or your friends (if it is safe).
Most importantly, remember that you are just a kid! You are much too young to be putting this much pressure on yourself, so be nice to you okay? And next time your uncle says something like that, stand up for yourself and tell him to knock it off. Hang in there!

Reply From Ashlie, Age 11 - 08/03/10 - IP#: 72.102.16.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
If the people in your family are making fun of you. I think that you should ask them to stop. And GOOD LUCK!!!!

Reply From anne, Age 17 - 01/02/05 - IP#: 216.66.102.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
this won't helo so much with weight loxs- but it'll sure help her attitude and mabe through that help her to decide to lose weight. get her into a really supportive environment for a summer program- not just a regualr camp but something like upward bound(not outward bound- it helps people train and get into college- helps their grades and everything and has an awqesome respect policy- i know that it really helpoed me and because my parents didn't make a lot of money i got 3 summers of it for free!and got into my top college and feel better about myself and more determined to do whatever i want to acomplish!) other then that- i think you need to just work on your relationship with your daughter- be more open with yher about things in your own life and don't punish her when she's open to you, just try to help her. show you're disapointed but happy that she tells you things. um.. another thing that might help is get a mother-daughter gym pass and work out together! good luck!

Reply From Emily, Age 12 - 04/09/04 - IP#: 24.238.61.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Don't listen to him a lot of people will say a lot of mean things but it's not always your fault they probally don't have anything else better to do so they think they can just pick on people but they can't plus if it's your brother tell him how it hurts your feelings.

Reply From Lindsay, Age 32 - 02/29/04 - IP#: 64.12.96.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Try telling your family about your goals honestly regarding weight loss and that it will really help you if they buy healthy snack food like fruits and veggies in addition to or instead of junk. Tell them you are trying to reach a weight loss goal and I'm sure they will be happy to help you out. At least you will have choices then. You will choose what to eat and that is part of a healthy life-style change. Good luck.

From Sarah, Age 12 - 02/28/04 - IP#: 207.207.43.xxx  go to original board
Hi I am SArah I really need someone to talk to about my weight.I am 5'5" and weigh 138. I need someone to talk to because my best friend is so much skinnier and I can not talk to my parents cause they will say I am pretty the way I am. My e-mail is sweetchc2113@yahoo.com

Reply From ~sammy~, Age 15 - 02/19/04 - IP#: 12.215.223.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hi!! i might have a suggestion to your sons problem!! see i was like that wen i was maybe about alexes age and i started to go to a weight loss camp yea it's a lot of money, but it's werth it i lost 10lb and kept losing the lb untill i met my goal!!
I eat healthy foods and also went to a gym!! i find it more fun when i go with my parents(mom)!! she pregnat now and is expeced May 14th!! we still go to the gym this vary day and i have a least one sweet candy or somthing oonce evey 3 weeks but not to go crazy!!! when i get older i plan to start a wight loss web chat rom or somthing like that !! and hopefully it'll work!!!! i hope you r son's dreams come ture to lossing wieght or what ever his dreams are !!!
you friend,

Reply From taylor, Age 13 - 02/13/04 - IP#: 198.81.26.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
The best thing i think to do is to exercise with him or play some games to make it fun. And when you guyse eat, just have him eat half of what he'd normally eat.

Reply From Ray Ray, Age 12 - 02/12/04 - IP#: 66.67.111.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Yeah I know you don't want to deprive your other kids but don't let them have anything special in front of him and not let him eat it becuase that will make him feel bad too. *rach*

Reply From Mar, Age 15 - 02/09/04 - IP#: 138.89.174.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Wow! You sound like my father! We almost have the same problem. My little sister is also unhappy about her weight. She isnt "fat" or anything, but she is chuby and her friends are all really thin and she hates it. My father also works at night and can't watch what she eats because he's mostly sleeping all the time. But I do try to help her not eat junk foods, and instead eat healthier foods. Like fruits and veggys. She's been eating really good lately, so she lost about 5 pounds! I think your son needs to learn what to eat. And dont buy junk foods. He eats them because you have them in your house. Get rid of it! And when he learns to like and eat healthier foods, he'll lose weight. He could also join sports! That I think is the number one way to lose weight. Excersize! lol ok well I hope I helped! Good luck! -Mar
P.S- explain to your son why is it important to lose weight and be healthy- and how being overweight is bad for you health.

From PLEASE HELP, Age 13 - 02/03/04 - IP#: 216.180.203.xxx  go to original board
did you guys tell your mom or dad. I did and my mom is helping me alot. so if you didn't tell you PARENTS. ok how can I lose ten pounds by my birthday which is February 28???????? Any suggestions on what I should do

Reply From anne, Age 16 - 12/22/03 - IP#: 216.66.108.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
family can be harsh but pride yourself on being above them and overcoming your problems for you and being better then they could be...

Reply From anne, Age 16 - 12/22/03 - IP#: 216.66.108.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
family can be harsh but pride yourself on being above them and overcoming your problems for you and being better then they could be...

Reply From shanell, Age 15 - 12/22/03 - IP#: 205.188.209.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
first you need to let your parents know and ask them to help you by not buying junk food and cooking healthy food so that you have no excuse for eating junk food.
to eat three healthy meals a day. And you can have health snacks which could be an apple, yogurts, and you should try to cut as much junkfood out of your diet as possible and drink at least 7-8 glasses of water a day