From Andrew, Age 19 - 02/24/01 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I dont know what it's like to be overweight, but I do know what it's like to feel berated and insulted for other similarly irrelevant reasons... but for you people who think that being 100 pounds is overweight, I hold a great deal of pity for you... I have a couple of lady friends who are between 17 and 18, both are 5 foot 4 and are probably around 120-130 pounds... and they are beautiful, healthy young ladies, I have no idea how one could percieve otherwise... *sigh* Everyone has immense beauty to them, one has to realize this, or you will never be happy... For those here who do have weight issues, I applaud your strength and perseverence and wish you well, as I have a father who at 46 is just starting to confront his (he had to have a heart attack before it hit him...)Until the next...-AndrewICQ: 54401591Email:
Reply from Rachel, Age 16 - 01/19/03  - IP#:
hi Andrew! u sound like a very nice guy..thank u for posting ur message. it boosted my self-confidence to know that there r still guys out there who care about girl's personalities!
Reply from dana, Age 14 - 03/15/01 
thanks bunches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply from Amelia, Age 12 - 03/12/01 
Hey, I am 12 and I weigh like 200 pounds I think. But Guys like you are what keep over-weight girls spirits lifted! Thanks.
Reply from Sue, Age 40 - 02/24/01 
How nice to hear some positive comments from a man about ladies who don't conform to the thin stereotype. Maybe if women heard more comments like that they wouldn't beat themselves up about their weight all the time. I agree with you that 100 pounds isn't overweight but there aren't too many who write into this form who are that weight. I think with many it is simply either the case that they have gotten into bad eating habits and don't know how to get out of them and begin to eat properly and also they want support from others in the same boat. I guess it could be the case that if these bigger ladies lost the weight then they still wouldn't be any happier but unfortunately in our society image is everything and particularly so for young men and women.