From Megan, Age 14 - 07/04/00 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Everyone says I am not overweight but I feel like I am, I always compare myself to my skinny friends and I dont know if I am overweight or not but I wish I weighed 20 pounds less than I do. I have a problem with willpower and always feel guilty for eating, sometimes I want to cry, please help me win my battle with the pudge around my muscles and the fat feeling I constantly have.
Reply from Kaytee, Age 14 - 12/07/00 
My friends say the same thing bout me. You know friends(real friends) don't lie. They might bend the truth in some cases. I weigh 165 and I'm 5'7. I feel way fat when I look at my best friend who is 98lbs. But I'm not givin up. Don't give into the words "I'm so fat". When you go to exercise and you give up cause you think it'll never work those are just excuses. God #1
Reply from Celest, Age 14 - 12/04/00 
It's scary how much you sounded like me. i know i am not fat, but i wanted to lose 20 lbs also. This is not a good thing that you compair yourself to your skinny friends. It will only make you feel worse about yourself (trust me, i know exactly how you feel). Most of my friends are 5'6 1051bs. You are who you are. Be proud. I ,myself, am learning to find the beauty in me. I always thought that no one could ever think that i am attractive because i thought that i was "like so fat! Oh my goshhhh!". but there is no particular body type that you have to be, to be considered beautiful. i am not having ANY trouble finding dates or making friends, so give yourself a break!! Everyone is beautiful in there own way- including you!! But if you are still worried about your weight, ask your doctor about healthy weight and eating. don't ever get so desperate that you start throwing up your food or stop eating. Just eat a HEALTHY diet, and exercise moderately.
Reply from Josie, Age 16 - 11/02/00 
Hi Megan
I know exactly how you feel. I always compare myself to my friends who are skinnier than me. I constantly try different things to lose weight. Some days I'll starve myself, and other days I'll eat alot, and make myself throw up. All my friends tell me that I'm not fat, but I feel like I am, and a lot of my friends are much thinner than me. I always try to control myself and not eat, but it's really hard. Anyways, I think what we both need is to just feel better about ourselves and how we look, build up some self confidence, and not care so much about BEING SKINNY!