From Holly, Age 12 - 02/23/13 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'4.3", Start: 202.6 lb, Today: 190 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 145 lb - I'm kind of confused. I sorta feel like I want to be sad. I must sound insane but it's really hard to explain. My mom was skinny all her life and same with my dad, my brother, and rest of my family, but me, I've been overweight my entire life. Even when I was 4 I was bigger than everyone else. Why did I get the rotten end of the stick? It makes me so mad I just feel like crying sometimes. One minute I'm fine, and the next minute I just want to scream. It's gotten to the point where it's hard to walk to school and down the hallways because I feel so ugly and fat. I wanted to make myself throw up today, and I'm still not passed the thought. I know it's a bad idea but part of me is blind to why it's so bad. I should know better, I really should, but I'm just so fed up with how hard it's become for me just to walk out in public, or join a class outside because I feel so bad about myself. I just feel farther and farther away from my weight goal, and I'm almost convinced that it's never going to happen. So anyways, it's like I want myself to be sad. I don't know why but I just feel so isolated. Please understand. I just wanted to get out how I felt because I'm so overwhelmed.
Reply from Madison, Age 16 - 03/24/13  - IP#:
Dear Holly, you sound exactly like me! My whole family is what you would call naturally skinny, and I was always the chunky one. I wanted to do some crazy things to get the weight off as fast as I could, but nothing worked. Although, when I turned about 15 I took became very serious about being healthy and active. I eat the right foods and am active by doing things I enjoy to do. I used to be fine one minute and the next just want to scream, and now my moods are better too! Every once in a while I'll enjoy a sweet treat but as long as you stay on a healthy track everything will work out. Be happy! I can tell you're a beautiful girl. Stay strong.
Reply from Aurelia, Age 11 - 03/02/13  - IP#:
Don't worry and I must be uglier like I have more than a million zits.Sometimes I feel like giving up and think why I'm doing this and then I realize that I'm doing it to show my friends who called me fat to prove to the boy who teased me. To make true friends think of something and I'm sure it will keep you motivated.By the way I know it hurts but sometimes we have to say sorry to our selves and keep on going!