From Sophie, Age 17 - 06/01/15 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'8", Start: 321 lb, Today: 300 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 190 lb - I have been overweight my whole life. My weight has been the one thing bully's and people who do not like me have against me. All of my friends are size 0-6 and then there's me at size 22. I feel like they shouldn't even be friends with me. When I see pictures of us I stick out like a sore thumb. I'm ugly. I hate it. I've never had a boyfriend or a boy even show any interest in me and I know it's because I'm fat. My mom put me in a bootcamp when I was 11 years old because I was overweight. They made me run on a treadmill and when I told them to stop they made it speed up. I've been traumatized. I was diagnosed with depression in March and my motivation in school, losing weight and life is diminishing. I've really been trying these past 2 months and I've lost 21 pounds but my motivation is slowing. I don't know if I can do it anymore. I can't deal with the waiting. I don't feel like there's any difference. I need results or I'm going to give up...again. I've tried to lose weight my whole life and nothing works. I envy the skinny bitches who eat and eat and eat and nothing happens. One chocolate bar and I've gained 5lbs. I'm really looking for someone who can relate to. My friends try to help but they don't understand. Nobody understands me. I need help. Anyone?
Reply from Renee, Age 15 - 06/18/15  - IP#:
I used to be overweight myself.People would make fun of me because I had some belly on me.Even my cousins would make fun of me.They would be like "look how fat she is"And people at schools would be like"her hips are so big she has to turn to fit through"I didn't feel good at all.So one day I decided I needed to change my diet and exercise for 30 minutes a day.Unfortunately,the dieting I was doing wasn't the not overweight now but now slightly underweight.Remember,don't go overboard with the dieting and exercising and when you exercise always bring water with you and eat an adequate amount of fruits,veggies,proteins,carbs,and a little of unsaturated fats.Remember,you can do it!