From miranda, Age 16 - 05/28/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'1.5", Start: 201 lb, Today: 200 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 130 lb - ok yeah well obviouslly i just started today on losing weight.when is was younger i was the cute kid i was healthy and everything.when ever i got into the third grade my parents got divorced and in the fourth my dad that time i became depressed and i would turn to food and we lived with my mamaw and she has realy good food and she dont let you go hungry.but anyway its hard enough having people from school say things about you when you walk down the hall but its even worse when you cant hardly go to your grandparents cause everytime they say "why cant you be skinny and pretty like her" or "you would be so much prettier if you wasnt so big" what am i hideous
Reply from kristi, Age 19 - 05/29/09  - IP#:
first i dont wanna sound mean...but just because you were skinny and fit doesnt mean you were a cute kid...wait i mean it can...but people who are overweight are gorgeous too...( just as much as skinny people are) Im sorry you went through a tough time with your parents...and beieve me ive been depressed before and turned to food hard sucks when people make fun of you walking down the hall...but you know are mean...there are always gonna be those kids that say stuff...but theres also going to be those kids who support and love you...just know who u wanna listen to and who you want to ignore! Im sure your grandparents just saw what you used to be and want you to be healthy...dont take what they say to heart...they prolly are really trying to help you or they dont really understand that its hurting you that much...and ur not hideous!!! trust me...everyone has their own beauty...if its inner or outter....but everyone has their own...if you wanna lose weight start out small if youcant jump right into it ...but youve made the first step in admitting you want to change your habbits...GOOOD LUCK and i hope i can read some more positive messages from you :D
Reply from Catharine, Age 16 - 05/28/09  - IP#:
Wow, that really sucks that your grandparents say that but don't let it get to you. I'm sure you are a B-E-A-Utiful person despite what they say. But we're here to help you with how YOU want to be and feel NOT what others think or say. Grandparents can be old and senile, pay them no heed when they're rude.