From Megan, Age 17 - 10/30/14 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Start: 247 lb, Today: 216 lb (BMI %tile: 97), Goal: 175 lb - I thought the more weight I lost the happier I would be, however, when I was at my heaviest I didn't cry myself to sleep at night, which I do now. To tell you the truth I think I'm more unhappy than ever before because now I actually realise how heavy I was, and still am. I haven't lost any weight in a few months now and it's deflating. It's demoralising to know I can do it, because I have been doing it but now it's just gone to sh*t. My mantra always was 'I refuse to give up on myself' and yet that's exactly what I've done. Where did it all go wrong? And how do people keep going when they feel like giving up?
Reply from Keri, Age 15 - 10/30/14  - IP#:
I understand exactly how you feel. I never was so severely insecure until i began to lose weight and realize how large i was. Thankfully thats all in the past. My starting weight was 187 and i am currently 163, and my goal weight is 130 by april. I hit my plateau in the summer when i was eating junk food everyday with my friends, but i had to tell myself I've come this far why stop now! A great way to get a new fresh plan started is to buy a calendar to mark your weigh ins, or make a weight loss motivation poster for your room with quotes and pictures so you can see it everyday. Also, buying new gym clothes, and trying new recipies can help you to keep a fresh start.