From Bailey, Age 13 - 05/01/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Today: 498 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - please help me!! i am soo badly over weight the doctor says i am in great danger. im 5'3 and 498 pounds!!! througout my entire life ive had 2 friends one was my step mom and the other was my teacher. Everyone thinks imm extrememly gross, and everyone makes fun of me, it makes me real sad, and i hate looking in the mirror every morning to see this fat blob looking back at me. I try best not to leave my house, because the looks people give me makes me cry :(:(. Basically i discust myself, and i need to change it before i die of obeisity.
Reply from tia, Age 16 - 05/16/04  - IP#:
Hey sweeety you know what i want to be your friend dont you let other try to make you fgeel bad about yourself your pretty no matter what i want tto be your friend email me whenever you want im always here
Reply from Please read this message, Age 12 - 05/08/03  - IP#:
I know how you must feel, but there is one important factor you must always remember: DON'T. GIVE. UP. DON'T GIVE UP. You can do it if you put your mind to it. My mother is the most wonderful mother there ever was, and she ALWAYS tells me "don't give up". She tells me wonderful stories (true stories) of people and herself. For instance, she told me of this one woman who worked as a nurse late into the night. She was walking home in the dark when a man started stalking and following her. So she prayed. God answered her prayers and protected her. Later on, the man was arrested and asked why he was scared away and didn't kidnap her. He answered the police that a tall, white-coated man was walking beside her, protecting her. The woman never saw the mysterious white-coated man. She was SO optimistic and never gave up hope in her prayers that she was protected. Hope is the best thing you can have, no matter how hopeless the situation seems. Just PLEASE, PLEASE never give up. "You can do anything if you put your mind to it", my mother always tells me.
And if kids think your gross and won't be nice to you, just think that if they WERE your friends, they would only care about you if you were skinny or other physical appearances. If they are your real friends, they would look at your heart rather than your appearance. Your step-mom and teacher were like this, I'll bet you.
And just don't give up. If you start to give up hope, just tell yourself "I can do this", or "it'll be okay!" over and over again. Trust me. If you are completely optimistic and try your best, you will win, EVERY TIME.
And if you need more encouragment, e-mail me at, just don't tell anyone my e-mail address.
I'll be there if you need me, and don't give up hope! DON'T GIVE UP HOPE. Remember that. HOPE. :)
Reply from Kristin, Age 17 - 05/05/03  - IP#:
Hey Girl,
Don't worry sweetie you'll lose the weight! Just have faith in yourself! That's what people always tell me! It's always easier to talk to someone in the same boat! So e-mail me some time if you want to talk!
Reply from Andrew, Age 13 - 05/04/03  - IP#:
Want to be weight loss buddies, or just friends to talk?
Reply from Alex, Age 13 - 05/04/03  - IP#:
wondering if you wana be weight loss buddies. MY emails if you're interested.
Reply from Katherine, Age 14 - 05/02/03  - IP#:
Start slow. dont try to do too much at once or change drastically. start by eating different things, healthier things. i dont sugest running, it may be too hard on ur knees but try to walk a little, even if its only a block. try not to feel bad. yes, you got urself in this but now u are getting urself out and b proud of that. human bodies werent made to lose weight. in the past losing weight was very bad because u could die of starvation. u have to try to trick ur body into losing weight slowly. check with a doctor on what else u can do. ur not disgusting and ugly. keep in mind that u won't b like this forever if u really dont want too. and if u want to eat something fatty ask urself if u really want it and remind urself how proud ull b when u didnt eat it later. BB, Kat
Reply from jean, Age 15 - 05/02/03  - IP#:
bailey, i weigh 500+ pounds and i know how you feel. people call me blubber butt jean,thunder thighs,tubby jeanie, blob of lard ETC. so im trying to lose weight. dont give up.
Reply from Liz, Age 18 - 05/02/03  - IP#:
This is a serious issue that requires serious action.. If you are commited and determined, see a nutritionist and change your life style. This is the only way you can get your life back.
Reply from Zoey - 05/01/03  - IP#:
Bailey do not be afraid to go outside because other people laugh or give strange looks.I was in like the same sitch I lost 320 lbs in 2 years. People are mean they used to call me "the Big Bluebrry" and scream every time I walked down the hall so when I started to work out I would try to prove them wrong and that is what kept me going. I suggest you get a Tread Mill and pick so many miles you would like to run a week. STart with like 15 the first week and try to build up each week. Now I weigh 135 lbs 5'5> well that is my sucess story I hope to see yours soon Thank You and I wish you luck.
Reply from Kelsey, Age 14 - 05/01/03  - IP#:
HEy, my email is
We can be weightloss buddies and track our weight loss together. hope to hear from you...