From Deja, Age 20 - 08/17/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'5", Start: 187 lb, Today: 187 lb (BMI: 31), Goal: 135 lb - All I can say is PLEASE HELP!!! All through H.S I weighed 140-150lbs I thought I was heavy but.... I was happy with myself when I look in the mirror I just found this site searching for answers out of desperation. I've spent over $1,000US on books DVD's and personal trainers. I'm on the verge of hitting 200lbs and I don't want to for my height that is too much and it would DESTROY my confidence level. Someone if you could give me some motivation. I went shopping yesterday for the first time in a long time I used to wear a 9-11 in juniors and an 8 in misses now I wear a 15 in Juniors and a 14 in misses. I'm so down.....I'll look over some of the sucess stories hopefully to help me from NOT eating at all! (LOL I wish. I couldn't stop eating if I tried haha) have a great week you all and I'm glad I found this site. :)_
Reply from Anne, Age 19 - 08/24/09  - IP#:
Just another few tips that may be helpful- (I used to be almost 180 and today I'm 143) One thing that really helps me is to be aware of the calories of things I eat on a normal basis- for ex. i used to LOVE those Chick Fil A milkshakes- then I found out they have almost 800 calories, which is insane. Since then I've never had one because if I'm ever craving one i think about how many calories, and how many things i could eat for 800 calories. So since then i check out online nutrition information a lot so I can aviod the worst foods- I still go to chick fil a but i get the chargrilled chicken sandwich (no fries) and its less than 300 calories. Basically i've learned that when it comes to calories- just because i don't know how many calories are in something doesn't mean im not consuming them, so i might as well be informed.
Also- i joined a class at my local gym called "Boot Camp" that meets for an hour on mon, wed, and fri. Its so much easier to excercise when you have a set time to do it and someone there to just tell you what to do, so i reccomend joining a class like that.
On a side note- i used to be on the pill, and I've switched to an IUD and that has helped me drop some weight.
Hope this helps, best of luck.
Reply from Amanda, Age 20 - 08/20/09  - IP#:
if you're a fan of jello you'll love this tip. usually after dinner when im watching tv or a movie and i know ill want to munch on something, ill make a bowl of sugar free jello. the entire thing is only 40 calories and its suuuper filling. you can even buy low cal whipped cream and put it on top. its a great dessert too. just try and find little things like that to substitute sweets you normally like, and you can tweak your diet accordingly. hope i helped :) good luck