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Reply From Marina, Age 23 - 04/19/11 - IP#: 70.54.150.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
It sounds like you really want to make a change...so now it's time to take some steps toward that goal. To start off, you should pick a very short term goal, like losing 1 pound by the end of this week. Now, you need to decide what you're going to do to lose that pound. Pick something realistic that you will be able to stick to. I usually suggest cutting out soda & juice & drinking only water. It's a quick & easy way to cut out a lot of calories & water helps to cleanse your system & speed up your meatbolism. As for exercise, I usually suggest to just start walking. No need to tell yourself you're going to start running 3 miles everyday...it just doesn't work that way, you won't do it. Start by walking for 30 minutes everyday. As you get better & used to it, you'll naturally want to start walking longer & faster. Another easy change to make is to pick the healthy option of things you're ... (view more)

Reply From Amanda, Age 18 - 11/05/10 - IP#: 24.74.214.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Hey, I weigh 212 lbs and I'm only 5'3 so I'm really over weight for my age and height. My goal weight is 140 and I need to lose 72 pounds to get there. A site i use frequently is foodapedia, just google it and it should pop up and you can type in everything you eat and the amount and it gives you all the nutrition info you need. My email adress is amanda_is_sunshine@yahoo.com please feel free and email i would love the support and to support you as well. (:

Reply From Mel, Age 19 - 11/16/09 - IP#: 67.193.204.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
after you finish eating, brush your teeth or chew some minty gum, it helps me :)

Reply From Mel, Age 19 - 11/16/09 - IP#: 67.193.204.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
after you finish eating, brush your teeth or chew some minty gum, it helps me :)

From Amanda, Age 20 - 02/13/09 - IP#: 63.135.14.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'8", Start: 225 lb, Today: 171 lb (BMI: 26), Goal: 150 lb - alright so i gained a pound or two back, i havent been paying much attention to dieting lately.. no biggie though. ive lost it before i can do it again. my sister and i ordered Shawn T's rockin body workout (its the same guy that does hip hop abs) and we took a look at it, and it looks pretty easy to follow but also a good workout. we're starting on sunday or monday because we have a wedding to go to on saturday which means food and wine. it came with a 3 day slim down program and a calendar telling you which workouts to do for an entire month. we're going to follow it for one month and see what happens. i believe we can lose about 10 or more pounds following the program, so ill keep you guys posted. i hope everyone is doing well. good luck guys!

Reply From Shari, Age 18 - 11/27/08 - IP#: 65.75.88.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
1 year = 52 weeks so thats 104 lbs if you lose 2 lbs per week... wow... you have more than enough time... They say moisturizing helps with the skin... especially stretch marks... recently they started appearing on my belly, but im moisturizing so they aren't even visible as much as they used to be.

Reply From Amanda, Age 19 - 11/27/08 - IP#: 208.96.109.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
ive lost 57 pounds, and i have a tiny bit of extra skin. not gross and saggy but if u pinch it, you can see its there. i think exercise, toning, water and moisturizing helps. or so ive heard. i personally never thought id have extra skin so i never did those things, now i do however, because ive got another 23 pounds to lose, so i exercise and tone a little more, and drink a lot. either way, who cares about extra skin, you cant see it through your clothes, but you can see fat. so just work on losing and try your best to drink a lot of water and moisturize. hope i helped :)

From Sam, Age 18 - 08/17/07 - IP#: 206.251.16.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'2", Start: 148 lb, Today: 193 lb, Goal: 135 lb - So If anyone is really craving fast food..try buying some turkey burger at the store and make your own hamburgers..they taste really good. You can also make sloppy joes with it as well..another thing that can replace sweets is the weight watchers ice cream treats..they have alot of varieties...All of these are low calorie and low fat..!

From Sarah, Age 19 - 01/29/06 - IP#: 12.203.133.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'7", Wt. 243 - hey i just found something i think y'all might like:
5 ways to make excersize fun!!!

1. You can meet new people. I once met a woman on the next treadmill and she should have been a stand-up comedienne. I don't know if the laughing or the walking burned more calories.

2. Turn around that bad mood. Did you know that exercise dissolves stress!

3.If you make walking your exercise of choice, you can check out the neighborhood for garden ideas.

4. People Watching... stay current in the fashion trends by walking around the mall. Yes, you are still exercising.

5. Exercise in the pool. Has to be the easiest and the most fun. Chances are you will forget that you are exercising at all.

Good Luck! Laterz!

From Elizabeth, Age 21 - 07/13/04 - IP#: 209.172.247.xxx  go to original board
yall definately find a diet buddy...or friend in your area or neighborhood. My boyfriend and I started joint dieting 2 months ago. We are older than most of you, so it may be a little easier for us to work on it together, but it helps. Together, we weigh infront of each other each week, keep a chart and talk everyday about what we ate. When you buddyup with someone you trust, you are less likely to cheat and stick to it. Together we have lost 45 lbs!!! And counting. We were both always overweight in our teens and now that we are older and about to get married and have children, I don't want to have to tell my kids that I can't play with them cause I am too tired. I think it will all click when people realize that it is there health that they are putting at risk when they are not overweight rather than risking having a date to prom or not. What is more difficult, going years and ... (view more)

From Katherine, Age 18 - 07/07/04 - IP#: 142.103.49.xxx  go to original board
Weight loss buddy needed! I am 5'6 around 150 lbs. My goal is to lose 10 - 20 pounds by the end of July. Anyone interested?

From MissyK, Age 18 - 06/14/04 - IP#: 24.84.212.xxx  go to original board
Guess what, guys? I've lost 4lbs! It's probably water weight cuz it's only been 4 days. But it's still great, because it motivates me. I lost because of my friend Chelsea, whom I met here at Blubberbusters. She told me I had an eating disorder, and that just made me change my lifestyle around. I stopped binging, and drank 5 cups of green tea a day along with a 1200-1500 calorie diet! So, for those of you who want to lose weight, I suggest you find someone to motivate and inspire you, like a SERIOUS weight loss buddy. I hope you all succeed. ~~MissyK~~

From Mar, Age 67 - 03/28/04 - IP#: 24.100.172.xxx  go to original board
OKay, i know im really overweight and i want to strictly loose like 40 pounds or so. I am a vegetarian and my diet is weird, see, i eat REALLLLLY HEALTHY but i overeat...on healthy foods! Its so weird cuz most people when they say overeat mean on like chocolate and othe rjunk foodz, but nooooo c i overeat on like fruit,. and soynuts, and cheese, and stuf llike that!!So yeah, i need help oinn that.ANd also, i dance 6 hhours everyweek!! (2 ballet, 2 musical theatre, 1 jazz, and 1 tapp...) But i only ever sweat in musical theatre!!It takes soioooooooooooo much to make me sweat?!?! I do an hour of taebo as a workout somtimes...and like, i dont sweat at all and im working as hard, if not harder then the people acutally on the video!! How can i make myself sweat?!?!?One last thing, i wanna get a new style...i dunno inspried by like Skye Sweetnam, lol i love how she dresses....how can i do this??

From Cathy, Age 18 - 02/26/04 - IP#: 142.103.49.xxx  go to original board
Calculate the healthy amount of calories you need each day to lose weight:1. Begin with a base of 655 calories 655 2. Multiply your weight in pounds by 4.3 3. Multiply your height in inches by 4.7 4. Add together the totals from #1, #2, and #3 5. Multiply your age by 4.7 6. Subtract result of #5 from #4 (your normal Resting Metabolic Rate) 7. Multiply #6 by your activity factor (your daily maintenance calories) Activity Factor:Sedentary: 1.2Light activity: 1.3Moderate activity: 1.4High activity: 1.6 8. Subtract 250-500 calories (your daily weight loss calories)

Reply From krystle, Age 18 - 12/01/03 - IP#: 195.93.33.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Girls tend to worry about lifting weights, cos we don't want to gain that man muscle. Trust me, unless your a man or taking certain drugs then you won't gain man-ly muscle while lifing weights. You will never be the size of those body bulders cos your a female. You can lift weights without worry, trust me. If in doubt, then research the topic!!!! Krystle Ps Here's some information I found to tell you more indepth of what I was trying to say!! ********************************************************Here's the magic secret word... Testosterone. Say it with me... Testosterone. This is the magic ingredient that allows guys to get huge, and stops women from getting huge. The way it works is like this. Men have lots of testosterone. Because of this fact, we can get "huge" and "big and bulky" and whatever other fancy words you want to use. We can get big muscles. We men can get big and bulky... (view more)