From Stephanie, Age 14 - 02/23/01 - IP#: 206.65.190.xxx Click here to reply
I am 14 and weigh about 200-10 pounds. I need to know how to lose this holiday fat (i gained about 20 pounds since November, don't know how..) I cannot fit into the clothes we bought 2 weeks ago. EMBARASSING STORY ALERT! Have you ever ripped every seam and button off your favorite shirt? I was in a friend's room changing into my fav outfit- capri pants and a pink/blue camouflage shirt. My stomach was bulging out of my brand new capris already, so i chose the long top to try to cover it. Fat was rolling over the top, so I pulled them up higher. I went to put the shirt on, I noticed it was a little snug in the arms. When I went to button it, I thought my mom had shrunken the shirt because it didn't fit right. After buttoning all the buttons, I bent over to pick up my other clothes, the whole shirt burst into shreds with buttons flying! At the same time, my friend's twin sister walked in and thought i was a stranger. She knocked my unconscious without a shirt on. Then their snobby older sister came in and poked and prodded my stomach, which had made the zipper and button come undone. When i woke up, there was a note on my huge belly. "Lose weight, fat bitch! You made the house shake, and the ground sink. No wonder you can't fit into your clothes! I looked at your food records! 200 pounds is fat for your age! Go eat your 200 course meals!" I never went there again. I have since gained weight because of depression, and tried everything to keep it off, but just gain more. Now when I see Krystal in the halls she says "Boom, Boom, Boom. Here comes another earthquake!", "Baby wanna twinkie?", and "Jiggle Steph, Jiggle who? Jiggle Steph, Jiggle who?". ANOTHER STORY! Have you ever heard the parody of "thong song", "Please don't wear that thong"? I was at a pool party that I really didn't want to be @, but my crush was there so I went. We were all jamming to the "thong song", and he changed the song. All of a sudden we heard "Stephanie this is for you." I thought it was sweet, since he had been casually staring at me, and passing me sweet notes at school. "OOH, THAT DRESS TOO SMALL 4 U, LOOKS LIKE YOU GAINED ANOTHER POUND OR 2... YOU LIKE TO EAT AT ALL THE ICE CREAM SHOPS, THEN YOU CRUISE TO THE MALL FOR SOME DIPPIN DOTS... I HATE TO TELL YOU BUT I TOLDJA SO, BEEN WATCHING THAT TUMMY GROW... SHE HAD A BIG OL BUTT, BUTT, BUTT, THIGHS LIKA TRUCK (3X), BIG FAT GUT, PLEASE DON'T WEAR THAT THONG"... i burst into tears, and went home... eating in my depression 6 Zingers, 10 twinkies, and 50 packs of kit kats. HELP
Reply from Hali, Age 13 - 02/12/03 - IP#: 12.23.66.xxx I am so sorry you are fat and can't help it. But look at it this way more and more people are going to tease you, but they will be jealus when you grow up. They say girl you lost alot of weight. You'll say oh yeah I remember you your the boy who was always teasing me. Doesn't matter what you look like. It's the feeling inside that counts. Go on the enernet and chat and develop friends on their. Maybe you'll be more social and have more friends. Work out or go on a diet plan. Whatever you do don't let there remarks get to you. I don't care if your fat give me you e-mail and I'll be your friend.You don't need to be my freind if you don't want to. Maybe you sould find someone else to have a crush on.
Reply from aMANDA, Age 11 - 07/11/01 OH MY GOD, GIRL, DAT WAS HELLA MEAN OF THEM. SCREW EVERYBODY WHO DID ALL DAT BAD STUFF ABOUT YOU. KEEP THINKING ABOUT THE GOOD THINGS IN YOUR LIFE. OH, AND IF THERE IS A PLACE OR A ROOM/PANTRY WHERE YOU KEEP ALL YOUR JUNK FOOD SNACKS, THEN PUT A BIG COLORFUL SIGN ON IT DAT SAYS: (YOUR NAME): STAY AWAY 4RM DIS (WHEREVER U KEEP YOUR STUFF), REMEMBER? YOU ARE ON A DIET! THATS WHUT I DID TO MY PANTRY DOOR! ALSO, DON'T EAT JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE BORED, SAD, OR JUST 4 THE FUN OF IT. OH, AND IF U HAVE A CRAVING COMING ON, WAIT 15 MIN., AND IT WILL GO AWAY! ALSO, EXCERCISE 20 MIN. EACH DAY, LIKE WALK TO SCHOOL, GO TO THE SUPERMARKET FOR YOUR PARENTS, OR WALK AROUND TOWN W/ YOUR FRIENDS! WELLZ, IVA GOT TO GOEZ,SO TAKE CARE. MUCH LUV. BIE!
Reply from Elizabeth, Age 15 - 06/19/01 Hi Stephanie! I have a great solution for losing weight. There is a program called Overeater's Anonymous, which is a guaranteed success in weight loss. It's a pretty tough program, because you must give up all sweets and candy. But believe me, it's worth it! On OA, you eat only three square meals a day, full of veggies, fruits, proteins, etc. NO snacks. And the hardest part: give up all sweets! it's the only way it will work! Drink 8 glasses of water a day, it helps flush out fats and sodium. Exercise for about 20 min. per day. If you do it right, you can lose up to 5 pounds a week! I've done it, and I lost about 35 pounds in two months! Tough program, but it WORKS!
Reply from Joseph, Age 16 - 06/06/01 whenever you feel depressed or sad, never turn to food cause they can't give you answers. i gained lotsa weight doing that. since i am religious i just talk to God a lot about why my firends tease me and stuff. then i go for a long walk trying to relieve myself of depression. walking helps in relieving depression. never forget to pray and ask help from God. TC & God Bless!
Reply from Ashley, Age 12 - 03/11/01 I know what it's like. My own cousin teases me about my wait. Instead of taking what people tell you and eating go out and run or do some physical activity. When you have the urge to eat think about the mean things your friends have said and close the refridgerator. It soulds weird but it works. The hardest thing for me was cutting out the candy and ice cream but now I am losing weight. For meals eat Healthy choice stuff. Only eat when you are absolutly hungry. If you want more detailed stuff e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reply from LIAM ANSTEY, Age 9 - 03/04/01 DON'T LISTEN TO AREAL I AM FAT AGAIN NOW BUT YOU NEED TO GO TO A PREADDATISHEN HE WOULD HELP YOU I AM.
Reply from Ariel, Age 15 - 02/27/01 Darling, don't listen to those mean people. They're just making fun of you because they don't want the spotlight to be on them. What you need is a good dose of God. Please e-mail me at: email@example.com. Then we can talk some more, and hopefully become close friends, and we can update each other about our progress. =) God Bless!!!! I'm praying for you!!! =^..^=
Reply from Liam Anstey, Age 9 - 02/26/01 try the milk shakes i tried them they worked for me I lost 12pounds
Reply from ~Candice~, Age 15 - 02/25/01 hey chick! i feel really bad for u cuz i know how it feels, the same things happend to me but i lost lots of weight and they cant say that no more!e-mail me i think i can help. if u have icq heres my number=94857828 and heres my firstname.lastname@example.org i also have msn.
Reply from Jacquelyn, Age 12 - 02/25/01 Stephanie, do not listen to them at all. They don't know enough to be talking like that about you. It's rude what your "friend" did. If she was a real friend, she wouldn't have done that. I might have some tips for you, if you want to talk some more, please e-mail me at Jackie5302@aol.com :)
Reply from Renata, Age 13 - 02/24/01 they need a life big time. dont' listen to them and dont' drown yourself in food your at risk of serious illnesses get help from a counselor and ignore those people you wait in a couple of months youll be wearing halter tops and tight pants and you'll show them and say in their faces cant' call me fat no mo can ya and walk away and if any of them still make fun their just jealous so don't let it get to ya okay i may not know you but i have much love for you and don't give up ask friens true friends even me to help we all no what your going through so don't sweat it okay, even ask your doctor for advice and your family for support okay. if you want to talk heres my e-mail email@example.com don't hesitate to write me much love. renata
Reply from Kelly, Age 14 - 02/23/01 Hey,I read your story about your ex-friend.shes not a friend at all.dont listen to them,there stupid and they need to get a life.when someone tells me that im fat i try to ignore them.i think its sooo stupid these days,people only look for your looks and not your personalty.when you get depressed,try not to eat bad foods.it only makes it worse.what i do when i get totally depressed is i eat apples cuz there nice and sweet but there good for you.just ignore thoes rude people.that dont even know you inside.im sure your a really nice girl.okay now what you need to do.this has been really working really good for me!and i heard alot of people are trying it.its the cutting in half thing.and drink lots of water.thats all i really have to say.i hope everything goes good for you in life.and tell thoes kids they need to grow up cuz it sure doesnt look like they have