From Madison, Age 15 - 03/25/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 267 lb, Today: 267 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - Hi, I'm new here but I have a sister who is older and has used this site. She made an amazing transformation to get healthy. I would like to do the same. I am ready to be healthy and happy and most imprtantly boost my confidence and show people I can change. I really would like tips on where to start!
Reply from DancingDamsel, Age 13 - 03/26/09  - IP#:
buy a book to instruct you or, if money is not an obstacle, get a gym membership and ask for help. BOOKS TO BUY:
"The Diet for Teenagers Only." If the BMI calculator tells you that you should be eating 2000 calories, don't. Eat the 1400 or 1600 whatever it tells you. This book gives you meal plans that taste great, portion cards to make sure your pizza is the right size or whatever, extra recipes, exercises (w/ pictures!), and important information.
"Perfect Parts:..." by Rachael McLish. This book has AWESOME exercises and a great diet for 2 pounds a week! Mind you, you may not see the results ON THE SCALE immediately because muscle building may add mass.
These are just a few of the many books out there. Hope this helped. Good luck, Madison!!!