From Sarah, Age 13 - 10/03/02 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
I feel so sad right now. I'm 13 and i'm about 5 foot 5. I've always thought that the scale at our house is a little messed up, so i'd always figure i was always 5 pounds heavier. Well last week i stepped on our scale and the little needle stopped on 150, so i was like, ok i weigh 155 pounds. Not bad. But today, oh my god. We were at my brother's house for a bbq. I went to the bathroom before we ate and there was a scale, so i was like, ok let's see what my true weight is. So i stepped on it. The little needle stopped on top of 175. I weigh 20 pounds more than i thought i did. Is that overweight? I'm not sure. I'm like sad. I'll get over it but 20 pounds. I was happy at 155, but now i know that i REALLY weigh 175 pounds. Geeze. Am i too heavy though? PLEASE HELP!!!
Reply from Sarah, Age 13 - 10/05/02  - IP#:
I know that i shouldn't feel different but i do! I told my mom to get a new scale because i think it's messed up and she did. So i now i can manage my weight, acually know what it is! But guess what, i've put on 5 pounds in 2 days! Oh my god. I just went in my mom's room and took the scale in the kitchen and stepped on it and it went all the way up to 180! I'm getting fatter
Reply from good advice, Age 16 - 10/05/02  - IP#:
If you were happy when you thought you were 155 and you didn't change at all it just turns out you weigh more then you though you did, why does it matter? I mean you don't look any different, and if you felt fine the second before you got on the scale, you should feel fine after to, because your looks didn't change just your state of mind. Also, remember, muscle weighs more then fat, so if you felt confident before you knew the meaningless number, please stay confident!
Reply from manda jh, Age 14 - 10/04/02  - IP#:
hey! if you calculate your bmi you will find out how overweight you are. Go to the main site, where you can calculate it. But fyi, you are overweight. but there is a solution. good luck with your diet!