From Chloe, Age 13 - 08/06/17 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'2", Start: 130 lb, Today: 130 lb (BMI %tile: 88), Goal: 105 lb - Reply from Chloe, Age 13 - 08/05/17 - IP#:
I'm 5 foot 2 and a fraction of an inch (don't know precisely) and weigh 126lbs approx, but think the scales might be wrong (I think I'm more) I feel exactly the same as you, I absolutely hate the way I look; I can't even look at myself in the mirror. I've already been through the puppy fat stage but have put on a stone in the last year :-( I'n so depressed about it and can't sleep at night.
Reply from Chloe, Age 13 - 08/07/17  - IP#:
Thank you so much for your reply. That's really helpful. I'm going to try to lose weight and not worry about it :-)
Reply from Maxine, Age 16 - 08/06/17  - IP#:
Obviously I'm no doctor, and the pictures are a bit close (if you wanted to give people a better understanding of how big you are, I'd recommend taking the picture from further away), but it looks like you're probably overweight. That being said, I don't think it's something you should lose sleep over (especially given that sleep loss has been linked to increased appetite and weight gain ), the bit of a tummy that you do have looks manageable. Also, keep in mind that as a young teen, your body still has the potential to change seemingly overnight. I know personally, I was fairly fat as a younger kid up until 13 or so, then thinned out within like a year- of course I gained it all back, but that was a combination of a bunch of different factors on my part. Most of all though, I think it's important to remember that being fat isn't bad- it's being unhealthy. Your waist circumference isn't a measure of your looks.