From Heather, Age 15 - 02/11/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'9", Today: 269 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - Hey all-I have been to this site many many times before. I always tell myself that I am gonna stick to my diet but somehow it never works out. In english we did a skit and our teacher filmed it and showed up the tape. I know people say the camera adds 10 pounds but geez, it looked like it added a couple 100 pounds. I knew and know that i am fat, but seeing myself on there really broke me down. I weigh a whopping 269 lbs. I am pretty tall for my age (5ft 9)and I have alot of muscles- especially in my legs so I don't look as big as my weight tells me I am. I love sports especially softball. So thats a good thing. I am really committed this time. I dug out my old weight watchers stuff. And I am trying to eat healthier at lunch- today I had a ham and cheese sub with fries(I know i know delicious but deadly) and a diet pepsi (real healthy i know)but it is better than a piece of pizza, fries, a regular pepsi and 2 cookies... well if ya'll have any tips just post at the bottom it will be really helpfull :) thanks
Reply from Liz, Age 18 - 02/12/03  - IP#:
I'd just like to say congratulations for taking a healthy and disciplined approach to this. So many pple look for a quick fix but you sound really determined and I think you sound like you can do it. I lost weight before by calorie counting, and exercise. I wish you luck! If you want to email me for tips, I have heaps (but i gained back the weight and im trying to lose it again so im in the same position as you!). Email
Reply from Lindsey, Age 15 - 02/11/03  - IP#:
hey! i know how you feel my friend bought a video camera and she was video taping and she taped me then i saw my self i was like WHOA! well i was told whenever u get cravings to eat ice and tell your parents not to buy that much junkfood. if you want to you can e-mail me at maybe we can help each other lose weight because i really need too. really badly. :)
Reply from Heather, Age 15 - 02/11/03  - IP#:
Oh yeah... i forgot to say that I go to the gym 2 or 3 times a week and burn an average of about 500 calories over 60-90 minutes... i know it helps but i eat it all back... 3700 calories= 1 lb of fat if you didn't know :)