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From Morgan, Age 14, male - 04/02/11 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'10", 16 st 3 ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'11", 14 st 1 (BMI %tile: 96) - I used to eat a lot and was the biggest in my classes at school and then last year in december, my dad got diagnosed with type 2 diabates and lost the sight in one of his eye's due to high blood pressure. So we had to support my dad and i've never felt better! I'm not the biggest anymore although I still have much weight to lose!  (Note: 14 st 1 is 197 lb.)

From brittany, Age 18, female - 03/26/11 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'5", 187 lb ( BMI %tile: 95)    Today: Ht. 5'5", 167 lb (BMI %tile: 91) - Well I've losed about 20lbs. I haven't been working out yet. All I do is eat oatmeal in the morning, which is a cchange for me cause I never use to eat breakfast. Since I looove sweet stuff I just add a little honey:) nw that I'm half way to my goal I'm going to start working out and hopefully I will be were I want to be by the time I go to college:)

From natasha, Age 14, female - 03/19/11 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'6", 16 st 2 ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'6", 15 st 12 (BMI %tile: 98) - lve alway been the big girl everywhere l am and lve been bullied a lot lve lost 3 pounds to some people it might be nothing but to me its a big change and lm happy with that. :) xxx  (Note: 15 st 12 is 222 lb.)

From Lisa, Age 12, female - 03/12/11 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'0", 150 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'0", 120 lb (BMI %tile: 90) - I posted this up before but i did np\ot reply until late, so i put this up. here is how i lost 30 pounds... :)
20 pushups
20 situps
walk for 30 minutes
25 pushups
25 situps
walk for 30 minutes
I did this 4-7 times a week and just simply ate less calories. Here is what i usually eat:
BFAST a bowl of cereal or a poptart, a glass of orange juice or water
LUNCH a sandwich, sliced cucumbers, a glass of water with ice or a soda
Dinner some meat, a fruit, and a serving of vegetables, and a glass of water or orange juice
I feel great and I am going to keep the wight off! I cannot believe that i lost the weight. Sorry that i have not posted for a while

From Caitlyn, Age 17, female - 03/10/11 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'4", 188 lb ( BMI %tile: 97)    Today: Ht. 5'4", 173 lb (BMI %tile: 95) - Hi, guys, I'm Caitlyn. I started struggling with my weight around 5th grade. I've always been bigger than most of my friends and it's always kept me down. I'm currently in my senior year of high school and I decided that enough is enough. I wanted to be fit and I wanted to look in the mirror and finally feel good about myself. I've lost 16 pounds so far and I've got a lot to go. My friend and I are going to Disneyland for our senior trip and I want to look fabulous by the time we leave. For my "diet" I've been following Jorge Cruise's plan, The Belly Fat Cure. You don't have to count calories and you can still eat delicious food. All you do is monitor your intake of carbs and sugar. As for exercising, I go to the gym every day. I run on the treadmill for as long as I can, and then walk at an incline for a while. Then I do some weights, doing my arms, legs, and abs. It's pretty intense, but it's obviously working. I'm determined to stick with it and reach my goal weight! Good luck to everyone out there trying to lose weight. You can do it!

From Bianca, Age 20, female - 02/28/11 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'4", 239.8 lb ( BMI: 41)    Today: Ht. 5'4", 186.7 lb (BMI: 32) - so i've had some diet success and thought i would share what works for me.....
1) I eat 3 small meals a day on a six inch dessert plate----> instant portion control,and i still satisfy my need tofinish my plate.
i eat slow, enjoy what i am eating,and don't go for seconds!
2) this is kinda weird but when i first started dieting i took my bed and my sofa out my bedroom no where to be lazy and you won't be lazy i literally slept on the floor for 5 months to break me of the lazy habits. it's not coomfortable at all believe me you won't be chillin on the floor lol
3)i honestly lost all the weight up until this point without "exercising" i just move extra....when no one is looking i do little dances or stretch or tap my hands or swing my legs, it adds up i am sure cus i never had to enter a gym or step on a treadmill. the weight fell off lol
now that i am in the 180's i want to start moving and toning so my next endeavor is to run. i am starting a walk/run/jog plan that hopefully will speed up some weight loss-----> i wanna hit my goal by august!!!

From talia, Age 15, female - 02/24/11 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'4", 135 lb ( BMI %tile: 79)    Today: Ht. 5'4", 130 lb (BMI %tile: 73) - me and some friends were sitting around one day and were bored so we decided to try and loose some weight well our plan is working well somewhat. we walk everyday for a half hour we excercise everyday and we eat more healthy i want to be at 120 pounds by the end of may and i hope it works that way

From sevon, Age 14, female - 02/20/11 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'4", 220 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'7", 124 lb (BMI %tile: 47) - I used to be overweight all my life.i felt insecure,sad,and felt like no one knew how much pain i was in.i couldnt even eat with out feeling uncomfertable.I couldnt even go to the mall and pick out cute clothes because i outfitted all of the sizes.I was afraid of health issues such as type 2 diabetes.I knew my life was on the line.At that time i knew there had to be something done.So the next day i told my mom to take me to the gym to get a member ship.I went to the gym 4 times a week 2 hours a day.I lost 3-8 pounds a week.I felt the affect shortly after a month i lost a wopping 28 pounds!!! I couls actualy start to run a little faster. I ate 4 times a day for breakfeast i had low fat milk ,kashi creal and water.lunch i had a weat sandwich with white turky meat and lettuse with tomato / goldfish snacks.Dinner i had usualy low fat soup. In no time a... (view more)

From Kerry, Age 12, female - 02/18/11 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'5", 150 lb ( BMI %tile: 94)    Today: Ht. 5'6", 124 lb (BMI %tile: 70) - In the matter of only 3 months, I cut out all soda and juice from my diet and just drank water. I lost about 5 pounds in a month without realizing it and when I saw that just a small change in my diet made such a difference to my weight, I gained a whole new confidence to lose the weight so that I can be happy with my body and change my lifestyle. My family and I always ordered lunch and dinner from a fast food restaurant and soon junk food became an addiction and I realized I needed to get my family to stop and thats exactly what I did, and when they did order pizza for example i would never eat it and have some veggies or cereal instead which really helped me not get tempted to eat the pizza and not give up on my diet.Everytime I thought of giving up, I'd think about how sad I am with my body, the fact that I'll never be happy in a... (view more)

From Ali, Age 15, female - 02/17/11 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'8", 200 lb ( BMI %tile: 97)    Today: Ht. 5'8", 137 lb (BMI %tile: 58) - Wowwwwwy!!!!! I used to feel like a big fat cow but now I feel INCREDIBLE!!! I'm a size 4 or 2, my shirts are medium, and I go shopping all the time! I started school this year a loner, but now I have a ton of friends and all new clothes!! I lost the weight by joining a softball team and cutting out junk food. Now I love softball and my new body. This is inspiration for people who want to lose weight and STAY THIN. Good luck everybody!

From Nikky, Age 13, female - 01/31/11 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'0", 160 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'5", 118 lb (BMI %tile: 58) - You have absolutely no idea how long I've been waiting to write this, and how good it feels to be able to. For as long as I remember, I've been overweight. I hated my life because everyday i would get made fun of to the point that I didn't want to live anymore. it was a childhood no one should ever have to go through.
To reach my official goal weight , i still need to lose 8 lbs, and I want to be at my ideal body by my 14th birthday in October. if I can do it , so can you. Exercise every day, watch what you eat. Don't focus on the past, live in the present.
No one should hide behind their weight like I did for so long. It's time for change.
xoxo, Nikky

From Sabriyah, Age 14, female - 01/24/11 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'4", 212 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'6", 145 lb (BMI %tile: 84) - deciding to lose weight is the best decision I ever made! I feel so much better about myself (even though I do have those moments...) Since I've lost weight, I've done so many things. I've become a singer, a model, a journalist, and I've gone on a mission trip to help take care of the homeless. I've also taken up beauty pageants and have won a state title; something I never would've even imagined possible before! I've even filmed a commercial! I've gone from a size 22 to a size 8. Shopping is actually FUN now! I feel so much better now, physically and emotionally. I want everyone to know that they CAN do it. If you give it enough determination, it's not hard at all; it's almost fun!

From remi, Age 11, female - 12/22/10 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 4'5", 100 lb ( BMI %tile: 97)    Today: Ht. 4'8", 80 lb (BMI %tile: 52) - i was able to with the Lord and not eating to much. i asked my mom to buy healthy food and to work out with me.

From Anonymous, Age 14, male - 11/30/10 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 4'10.5", 118 lb ( BMI %tile: 92)    Today: Ht. 5'1.5", 100 lb (BMI %tile: 35) - I was always the chubby kid in school and sometimes people made fun of me for it. I mean, not telling me I was fat, but saying things like "you should be on the football team, they need fatter people". It did not really hurt me until my doctor told me that I should really lose a few lbs. In August of 2010, I was at my highest weight of 118lbs I started a "diet" in which I ate everything that I wanted, in moderation, before 6PM. It was so hard at first, but I got used to it and I began to feel a lot "cleaner and more energetic". Anyways, today I am at 100 lbs,2 lb less than my goal weight! Keep it up everyone!

From Lindsay, Age 16, female - 11/30/10 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'2", 210 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'5", 130 lb (BMI %tile: 61) - Oh my gosh, it's so fantastic being able to do this finally. I was overweight forever but then my doctor gave me a wakeup call. I had to lose the weight or else I was going to get diabetes. Now I'm at a healthy weight (finally!!!) without any additional help (no diet pills! no lap band! no surgery! WOOT!). I feel a million times better about myself. For people still trying to lose weight, just know this: find a way to exercise that is FUN FOR YOU. For years I tried doing workouts like running around the track and riding a stationary bike but it wasn't fun, so I started doing yoga and dancing and just stretching all the time so now I work out six days a week an hour every time! I feel awesome. Keep going, guys!!!!
Love and hugs,

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