From Essence, Age 13 - 06/21/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'6", Start: 157 lb, Today: 157 lb (BMI %tile: 93), Goal: 129 lb - I'm 13 years old and school starts back then I'm going to 8th grade and I don't want to be how the whole class remembers me .."the fat girl" I don't want to be like this anymore and I hate myself because I am it ..please help me ! PLEASE
Reply from Austin, Age 15 - 06/30/14  - IP#:
Essence, you should NEVER hate yourself. It's not healthy to think negatively like that. It can lead to depression and ultimately hinder your chances of losing weight. What I mean is, if you think too much of it and just spend time hating yourself because you're bigger than everyone else, you won't be helping the problem, only making it worse. You can't be the fattest girl in the grade, and if you are, so what? Don't let others put you down because you're different. The kids should know better than to do that.