From nikkita, Age 10 - 11/29/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 4'11", Start: 179 lb, Today: 173 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 110 lb - im a freaking 10 yr. old and im very big.NEED HELP & SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply from Taylor, Age 15 - 11/29/08  - IP#:
Honestly, I'm only saying this because I care about you and want you to lose weight.
It seems all your posts seem somewhat negative. First you say you're going to stop eating because you hate being fat. You "hate yourself" because you ate too much one day.
And being negative and trying dangerous things isn't going to help at all, I promise you. You need to get a serious mind set and talk to your parents, your doctor, and anyone else who could help you, so they can be on the same page and tell you what is okay to do and what could potentially harm you.
And being so negative won't help either. Despite popular belief, hating yourself is not a way to drive yourself to change. It will only drive you in to depression, and ruin your self-esteem. You weight doesn't define you as a person. It's not all there is too you. So you may be unhappy with your weight, but you can't let that control your self-esteem. It could lead to an eating disorder, or related psychological disorders, and it's not worth ruining your whole life at such a young age because you're overweight, because it's not the end of the world. You can't let it seem like it is.