From Cecelia, Age 16 - 04/08/13 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 175 lb, Today: 175 lb (BMI %tile: 95), Goal: 150 lb - Hello everyone. I am fairly new on here. I have decided to do something about my weight issue. I used to be considered morbidly obese when I was a kid, but now I am just overweight. I am getting very close to becoming obese again though. Because of how I'm built I don't look as heavy as I am. I carry most of my weight in my stomach, and when I sit I get definite rolls. I dislike being overweight, and I want to do something about it. I can never seem to lose weight, though. I exercise consistently and frequently, and eat very healthy. On the other hand though, I have never really minded being heavy because it's like an excuse to eat what you want. It's embarrassing though, because people always think, "that's why she's fat." Regardless, I want to change. Advice?
Reply from Rachel, Age 17 - 04/08/13  - IP#:
hey cheer up…you shouldn't be using your weight as a crutch or EXCUSE to lean on for GAINING weight. you should be using it as a REASON to Lose weight! i have been in your position and i used to think people think of me as the fat girl anyway so why not just keep being her its too hard to change. but let me tell you i started to lose weight and i didn't just see a difference in the mirror i saw a difference in who i am as a person. people will also treat you differently when they see that you are losing weight. some people use me as their motivation even and its an amazing feeling! if you ever need advice feel free to email me at i am always free to talk! and that goes for anybody