From Crystal, Age 16 - 11/27/00 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey everyone. I am 5'8 and 220lbs!!! Ive been all around the net trying to find a site where i can relate to people and get encouragement to lose weight. But everywhere i go, people are whining about needing to lose like 5 lbs and saying they are fat.. That just makes me mad! lol. I know everyone has their proplems with themselvs, and they may think or be a little overweight.. But I feel so alone here! I need to lose like 70-90 lbs! Which is a heck of a lot! Is anyone out there anywhere near my weight and understands where im coming from?
Reply from Alison, Age 15 - 12/16/00 
I understand where you are coming from. As I am also trying to lose 80-100 pounds. I'm 5'8" and 235 pounds. Some of my friends are overwight but it doesn't bother them. They give no support to me when I talk about losing weight and I would rather perfer my parents not to help me. I know how frustrating this can be. If you want to talk my email address is Feel free to email me anytime. Good Luck!
Reply from Amber, Age 16 - 12/04/00 
hello im amber, and i weight 212 and i hate it but i think you should get into an aerobic class its so fun and you lose like a ton of weight.
Reply from Melinka, Age 11 - 12/03/00 
When your a little overweight it can be real hard to live so you must keep eatin but not as much. Get your mom to help you do a fatbuster diet! Thats what I did and I got thinner
Reply from angela, Age 17 - 11/30/00 
hi crystal i completely understand what u r going through...i need some encouragement also....this is the first site ive been to where they have a teen program going on...i need a lot of support and help. i am here for you if you need some support
Reply from Dan, Age 18 - 11/27/00 
Hi Crystal :)
Ok Crystal, get your pen and paper and take these notes down! first off, I use to be quite heavy as well! soon as I got to high school I took a look in the mirror and said.."thats it! time to get buff!" now I am lean and starting to get serious with bodybuilding:) But now its time to help u!!!
Ok, First off you have to talk to your parents and ask them very sincerly not to buy fatty foods. a normal average day intake of fat should be no more than 15 to 20 grams of fat. when looking at food, look at the grams of fat on the lable. if it does not have a lable with fat content.. DONT EAT IT!! DONT! unless u know it is very healthy. NEXT, when eating, try to eat only fruits, vegetables, whole grains(%100 whole weat bread) beans, and protein. lots of protein! not only will eating the above selection of foods help because they are low in fat, but they also burn fat!!! what else is good about them? you can eat as many vegtables and fruits as you want! as many! they also have lots of fiber, whats good about that you say? fiber tricks your mind into thinking you are full!!! now.. when u eat protein, try to eat alot of fish.. but low fat fish! try eating tuna.. but try getting tuna or fish with less than 1 gram of fat per tin. it is much better for u! if you don't like fish, eggs are very good, but try to eat only about 4 a week, try swithing up the protiens. chicken is good too, but try getting low fat chicken. now.. milk and chees is very important too.. but only low fat cheese and skim milk!
now.. about excersising, if you eat all the above iteams I told u about, and excersise too.. you will not only burn off fat, you will get leaner too!
now.. try thinking of the best looking boy in school.. dont u wish you were with him?? NO! cause you are going to look better! and will not give him the time of day when you get lean and mean! keep motivated by using that and music as a booster.
Now.. to when u exercise, you should add weights into your routine.. why? cause muscle burns fat, when you lift weights, you are helping to burn fat more! try doing weights 3 times a week and cardio 5 times. I know it seems like alot.. but after a while, you will enjoy it :) now, if you dont have a stairmaster, jogging is the next best, but if you dont think that you can run.. then walking is fine. when you walk, try walking for 30 min a day 5 times a day, then each week, build up the time by 5 or 10 min. after a while, start jogging or running. it is important to do weights before any cardio.
Ok.. well I hope I have helped u! if you want a criteria for weights, or anything else, give me an email at
or, if you have icq, my pager # is 91226794
ok! good luck Crystal.. remember, your not alone!