From Amber, Age 16 - 12/19/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ok here is my story !! See i am 16 and i just had a baby . I want to loose the 57 pounds i gain during my pregnacy! I know i messed and I am raising my baby to the best of my ability. I am homeschooled so it is a little easier to eat and stuff. I need something easy to do cause raising a baby takes alot of my time plus school work. I started to emotional eat in about 4 th grade I don't know why really. But please if you know of anything please email me i don't want my baby boy to grow up with a mom who is overweight and can't do things with him . Thank you for all your help i have been looking for a place to write how i feel and now that i found a place it kinda makes me feel like i am at home. Thank you all. Amber
Reply from anne, Age 16 - 12/19/03  - IP#:
you have great reasons to want to lose weight but instead of thinking"i have to lose weight for myself and my son" think rather that you need to start setting a healthier life style. eat foods that are really nutritional and follow the food pyramid and exersize a little with your son everyday like playing with him. make sure you're drinking enough water and eating the correct portions of foods. good luck and remember that it's very important to do this- not only so that your son won't have a fat mother- but so that he won't be big and teased either- you're the one that'll have the most affect over him in his early years. make it count!