From Amanda, Age 14 - 10/09/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'0", Start: 260 lb, Today: 304 lb (BMI %tile: 98), Goal: 100 lb - Things are going REALLY bad for me! I think I'm addictED to FOOD, I read about that on the web but what can I do??? I TRY to eat RIGHT but I go CRAZY until I eat stuff that TASTES GOOD! I can barely FIT into the desks at school. They PUSH on my stomach but I DON'T want to sit at a table! That would be SO EMBARASSING! My ankles and knees HURT so much just walking between classes. When I went OVER 200 I thought that was so huge and it couldn't get ANY worse! Going over 300 seemed IMpossible! Now I would LOVE to only be 200 because that would be 100 pounds less and SO much EASIER to MOVE and BREATHE! I feel like I can't HANDLE any more WEIGHT. It's like I'm carrying a MOUNTAIN when I walk and even WORSE going UP stairs. I know I NEED to stop OVEReating, but I TRY my BEST to diet and CAN'T!
Reply from ellie, Age 10 - 11/08/09  - IP#:
hey amanda
first of all try to find something healty for you like fruit,yogurt,or granola bars.if you are craving ice cream, have yogurt.If your thinking about eating junk food just think "Do I really want to weigh this much", Do i really need to worry every day of what I weigh". Also, chew sugar free gum studies show you won't eat as much.Lastly,take a simple walk ,listen to music or walk your dog.hpoe i helped!
Reply from Matt, Age 19 - 10/12/09  - IP#:
well if you are addicted to food maybe try to find replacements or eat slower it will make you fuller that way, or chew gum so you get something instead of food, or i heard some people brush their teeth so that the food won't taste as good, i am sorry about the desk but they really do make them too small i think, and do whatever exercise you can, push ups, sit ups, walk, arm circles what ever and it will get progressively easier i think, also as was said have a little bit of the tasty stuff and have a bit of the good stuff so that way u have both, good luck.
Reply from Amanda, Age 14 - 10/12/09  - IP#:
Hi HII! I know you're TRYing to help but I CAN'T walk 2 MILES! I can BAREly walk 2 MINUTES! And I know about COUNTing calories but when I get a CRAVEing I have to have it and I go CRRRAZY until I do! I can't think about ANYthing else and the LONGer I resist the more I PIG OUT once I get it! I wish I could just GIVE up and be FAT but I can't STAND being so OVERweight. It's like being FORCED to ALWAYS carry a HUGE weight thats TOO heavy! And no matter HOW much I get tired and NEED a break I can NEVER put it down! I've been TOO heavy for a LONG time but now it's getting UNbearable!
Reply from hii, Age 13 - 10/09/09  - IP#:
eat about 1500 calories a day
pick one day out of the week and eat whatever food you want:cake,chips, any food but eat a little bit. that can be your reward day.
make sure to do exercise. maybe walk/run 1-2 miles.
good luck! hope i helped! :)