From Kelly, Age 18 - 07/07/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 270 lb, Today: 270 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 220 lb - As you might notice, I'm not trying to lose a heap of weight. 40-50 pounds really. But it's odd for me, and I am tied. I like being fat, and being able to eat what I please. My boyfriend tells me I'm beautiful, and will think I am no matter what. I just feel so lazy, for the past 3-4 years I was between 240-250, and in the past few months I've gained about 20 pounds. This has made me lazier, eat more, and just not be as energetic as I used to be. Last summer I was pretty depressed and didn't eat for a few weeks and was 220 for a while. I felt great at that weight. But then again, I have another side. When I was 13ish I used to be anorexic and I'm afraid if I lose I'll just be sucked into that again, which I really don't. What I'm getting at, is, 1) Do I even want to lose weight? and 2) If I do, then how do I go about it without falling into my old ways?
Reply from Taylor, Age 15 - 07/08/09  - IP#:
Well, it's great that you don't feel overly compelled to lose weight for the wrong reasons. (It's ridiculous how many people on here try to lose weight because they want a boy to like them, or they want to stop being teased.) It's nice that you feel somewhat content with how you are. You should think about losing weight for health reasons though, because being overweight can carry some serious health risks and cut your life short. If you want to keep from relapsing back into anorexia, just try to go to a nutritionist, get a strict weight loss plan, and have the support of friends and family, and it's perhaps less likely to happen. I wish you the best of luck.