From Maygen, Age 16 - 01/18/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Start: 215 lb, Today: 145 lb - diets do work. every single one of you who are sayin "they just dont work!" aren't ready to diet then. you do not have enough will power to stop eating junk food and keep exercising. you may say this is not true but i was overweight my whole life and every summer tried to diet and i never stuck to it and tried to blame it on the diet. the summer b4 high school i went on a diet. i went from 215 lbs. to 134 lbs. im still tryin to get lower though bcuz i have gained a good 10 lbs. so my point is maybe a lot of u are just to young and immature to stay commited. its a really hard thing to do. its definately worth it if u stick 2 it. good luck to everyone and just keep trying. you'll get what you want. maybe not the 1st, 2nd or even 5th time. but sooner or later you'll be where you want.
Reply from claudia, Age 18 - 01/25/03  - IP#:
for a diet to really work ( for more than a little while) it has to be a life style change. some people don't adjust as easily as others and those people have to work twice as hard to get the same results. you make a good point about sticking with a diet, but i don't think it's fair to call people immature just because they have a harder time changing their lives.
Reply from Breanna, Age 13 - 01/21/03  - IP#:
He person wat diet did u use? do u know 1 that works and doesnt cost anything?
Reply from Liz, Age 18 - 01/21/03  - IP#:
Losing weight is SO hard, especially in a culture with so much food! everywhere you go there is food and i know that whenever i go out out my friends want to eat somewhere. But you are right. You cant just whinge and feel sorry for yourself. You have to take control and do the best that you can. I think the main problem is that no one is patient enough. They must realise it takes a long time! a whole lifestyle change in fact. I once heard this really good quote : "the world is full of fat people who dont have the patience to be thin" that is so true. If losing weight were easy, we'd all be skinny!!!
Reply from louise, Age 14 - 01/19/03  - IP#:
i exercise nearly every day! i dont eat that much junk food and i have been on so many different diats and none of then have worked!
Reply from amy, Age 15 - 01/19/03  - IP#:
ur right they just winge and winge so how did u do it i mean exercise whise i aintstartning exercising yet but i dont eat junk food during the week and its working