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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,

From Ashley, Age 17, female - 11/20/10 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'8", 238 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'8", 165 lb (BMI %tile: 83) - :^)Hey guysss!!! I've read some of ur stories, and it justs breaks my heart to know the obstacles your currently enduring in. I've been through it all, and have felt the same emotions. I began lossing weight summer '08 before ninth grade. I was desperate to get into shape, and was tired of the harrassment and bullying I was being dealt with. My weight has been a struggling issue for most of my life. I still continue to struggle to this day, but I've had mad massive improvements and turned around my eating habits. What helped me stay motivated was keeping my envison in mind, and how I wanted to transform into the person I was ment to be. I know its very difficult to lose weight, and its even more difficult to keep it of. But with motivation, will power and support; you can conquor anything! If you need any advice on eating ,excercise or just someone to talk to for advice and support, I'm ... (view more)

From Taylor, Age 15, female - 11/13/10 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'2", 263 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'2", 244 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - Yayy !!! im at 244 , i found its easier to lose weight for me without trying just eating less :)

From allison, Age 14, female - 10/16/10 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'3", 240 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'3", 196 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - I lost 44-45 pounds in 3 months, i started in august and now its october.
i always had weight problums science i starded kindergarden. when i steped on the scale and it said 240 i couldent believe it.i kept on geting on and off to see if it was just a glich. but it still said 240. I stayed up crying all night. i couldent even think how i let myself go liker that. on that day i changed my thinking, i changed my bad habbits. a year before i was down to 203 but at christmas a ganed it back. now i want this weight to say off.
MY Plan: i wrote down everything a ate. when i went to a ditition she told me that i should do that so i know how much i was eating durning a day,
i dident eat anything that dident grow,( packaged)
i excerzied 5-6 days a week for 1 hour, walking running, swimming, for palying just dance on my wii ( really makes you sweat).
then in the first... (view more)

From Denii, Age 14, female - 10/11/10 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'3", 195 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'3", 163 lb (BMI %tile: 96) - Heey Everone:) I've Been Reading Many Stories On Here. I Find It Amazing How Many People Change Their Lives w/ Just Losing Weight. This Is My Story ;
I've Always Been That Chunky Girl. Maybe Not "Always," But By The Age Of 7 Or 8, I Guess That's When It All Started. I've Always Been A Happy Person. When Youu Look At Me, I'd Always Have The Biggest Smile On My Face For Just Being Alive. I've Always Loved Food, C'mon, I'm Latina (; I Sometimes Eat More Than I Should. Even If I'm Full, I Keep Eatinn' Until My Plate Is Cleaned. My Parents seperated When I Was About 5. My Mom Got Married To My Step-Dad. It Took A While For Me To Get Used To Him, But w/ In A Year or So, He Was Like My Real Dad.♥ He Died About 5 Years Ago, & I Guess It's Sad Times Like Those Where I Eat & Eat & Eat. I Just Eat Away My Problems, Or Try To.... (view more)

From Janessa, Age 15, female - 09/24/10 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'5", 121 lb ( BMI %tile: 49)    Today: Ht. 5'5", 138 lb (BMI %tile: 77) - Hi!
I am Janessa.
I am from Albany, New York and became obese at the age of 7.
I was 4ft 4in and i weighed 103 pounds. It hurt to walk and i had to go to a special school for kids who had mental, or physical problems. Nobody talked to me because they all were different.
They were unique. In a good way. But they were either shy, or had some type of brain disorder. But i made a best friend, her name was Heathyr. We were both obese. We stayed at that school for 3 years. Then, in the 4th grade her parents got in a car accident and died. :-(
2 years later, we legally adopted her.
when we became sisters in the 6th grade, i was 5"1 and she was 4"9. she weighed 106 pounds and i weighed 121 pounds.
Then, we went to a therapist to help us with our weight problems.
He really helped us!
I am now 15, i am 5"5, and 138 pounds! a healthy weight
This is ... (view more)

From remi, Age 11, female - 09/16/10 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 4'7", 100 lb ( BMI %tile: 92)    Today: Ht. 4'7", 72 lb (BMI %tile: 33) - I was realyy big for my height, but I didn't even notice until one day there was a weigh in at school...
They told me I was a little big and needed to cut down on food. I tried to lose weight, but it just wasn't working out for me. I then moved to Washington D.C. There it was me, my mom, and my dad. I was losing weight really fast after that and i didn't even realize it. What I didn't know was that once I moved to D.C I was eating healthy, excercising e.t.c. One day my dada said that I looked thin. I thought he was joking! It was only 2 months after I moved away and I weighed myself and I was 85! I was so proud! Then about a month later when i had stopped trying to lose weight I got on the scale again and was 77 lbs! Now I have gotten down to 72 and the calculator says I am close to being under weight! Not that I want to be underwieght or anything. I can run, swim, rollerblade so good now. I might even be better than my friends. This website helped me during those hard month of trying to lose weight. If I can do it any one can! Keep it up!!!!!!!

From Ally13, Age 23, female - 09/10/10 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'1", 204 lb    Today: Ht. 5'1", 139 lb - I've been overweight all of my was cute until about 5 and then it just became bothersome and embarrassing to feel that I was different from all of my active and slender friends.
I tried pretty much every diet out there, without much or lasting success. It was only in 2009 when I realized that I hit my heaviest (204 lbs.) while meeting my future in-laws that I said enough. Since then, I've had a total mental turnaround which is always what I knew I'd need to accomplish my weight loss goals. Something just clicked in my head and now, even if I fall once in awhile by pigging out at dinner or not exercising for a couple of weeks, I make sure that I get back into the groove of things before too much time elapses.
I'm 140 lbs. right now and my final goal is to be 115 lbs., so I still have some work to do, but I'm quite proud that I accomplished what I thought would be... (view more)

From Katy, Age 12, female - 08/30/10 - IP#:  
I was 110 pounds when i was eleven, and i was 4'11. Now I am a healthy 92 pounds and i am 12 years old. I lost my weight by eating healthy, watching how MUCH i eat, and exercising. I do volleyball and yoga. I do yoga every other day, and volley ball twice a week.

From Mara, Age 15, female - 08/25/10 - IP#:  
The last time I checked, my weight was at 160lbs but after 3 weeks of continuous exercise (running for apprx.30 mins ++if you have an ipod touch/iphone i recommend getting the app Couch to 5k which preps you up in doing a whole 30 minute run++ & lifting dumbbells) I feel absolutely better and I definitely noticed the pounds dropping and my arms and legs being more toned. I have a week left to go and I promised to check on the first of September to see how much I actually lost. So basically, I intake about 1500 calories a day and exercise. But if your legs start to hurt, then I suggest taking a day off. Oh and always always stretch before and after running!

From Mackenzie Grace, Age 15, female - 08/19/10 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'2", 224 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'2", 125 lb (BMI %tile: 77) - I am officially at my goal weight ... I have lost a massive total of 99 pounds! With NO surgery, NO miracle diets, and NO pills!! I am so proud of myself!!!!!!!!!!! I feel so great about myself I am a whole new person and you can be too!!
Now heres how I did it! It took a while but believe me it is sooo worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Alright what you have to do is walk for 30 minutes 5 days a week, and eat a 1400 calorie diet!! Simple as that!! Have any questions comment! Good luck to you all and I know you can do it!

From Shelby, Age 15, female - 08/14/10 - IP#:  
in the past 5 months ive lost 63 pounds. im 5'4, i used to wiegh 216 and now i weigh 149. i finnaly found a doctor that didnt tell me that it was my fault i was that way, many doctors told me to eat hesalthier and exercise, i allreday was doing that, i played on the vollyball team and participated activly in gym. i did many outdoor things on the weekends like bike riding. my family was also very very healthy eaters. doctirs also said that i had diabeties. well when i found a doctor who didnt blame me for it, she actually discovered what was wrong, i didnt have diabities. i have something like PSOD disorder, im slightly anemic, my thyroid didnt work properly, i had an appitite increase because of the PSOD disorder and i have naturally low blood sugar also because of the PSOD thingy, that other doctors concluded as diabities. MY advice to otherss is to never give up. exercise and healthy... (view more)

From Janea, Age 18, female - 08/03/10 - IP#:  
YES! For the first time in my life, my weight is now classified as "healthy"!! This, by all means, is not to say that I am fit, or happy staying just under the "overweight" line. I am 5'7 and at my heaviest, I was around 170 lbs. I am now down to 152! I still have a long way to go, I want to be 145 by the time I start college in September. If anyone is interested, I'd LOVE to be someone's motivation buddy! Please email me if you'd like to chat about how you're managing! There were a lot of things that helped me learn to control my eating and I still struggle with it everyday.

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