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From Mike, Age 14, male - 01/08/06 - IP#:  
hey guys my name is mike ... im 14 and im in 9th grade at the beginning of 8th grade i weighed 186 pounds.... thats right at age 13 i weighed as much as an asult should and it was embarressing.. i never took off my shirt ... im now 14 and have lost 46 pounds and i am now currently at 140 pounds and proud. My excuses were o ill start my diet next week or im nto fat im juss big boned... not true at all
if anyone has any questions feel free to IM me on escape x09... i would be glad to help with any questions... remember when you wanna take a mouthful of some ice cream "NOTHING TASTES BETTER THAN THIN"

From Ana, Age 17, female - 01/06/06 - IP#:  
Hi, my name is Ana.
About 4 or 5 years ago, My moms exboyfriend of 4 years broke up with her and left us. AFter that I began eating like a pig! just because I could... I didnt like that boyfriend so i dont know why i ate so much. Well I got teased at school and even my uncle and sometimes my mom would get fustrated with me and say some hurtful things.. Like when i met my he said WOW someone has been eating... he said it without thinking. I was one of the popular girls but the most fat one so i was never invited anywhere...Then one day, I wanted to buy rollerblades(i wasnt planning on loseing weight) but after i got them, I did everything on them from going to school, to just going to the park with my friend. I would rollerblade all day after school. I noticed I was getting skinnier, And that inspired me to eat less. I still ate chips ( but not soda because i dont like it anyway) and... (view more)

From Ros, Age 19, female - 01/03/06 - IP#:  
I lost weight recently by getting rid of all food that is instant. I had a problem with binging and everytime I felt out of control I'd grab anything right away,so now without anything quick, by having to wait for the food to cook, it made me calm down from my feeling out of control and eat normally. I'm going to continue like this for a while and then I'll start to work on my behavior and see if I can be around food and not binge on impulse anymore. I feel very proud of myself lately. I feel like a normal person who eats regular meals when I used to be someone to stick my hand in a cereal box and without realizing it I'd finish the whole thing!

From hayley, Age 13, female - 01/01/06 - IP#:  
i lost 5 puonds when i went on a diet with my family all i did was eat healthier i didnt even exercise but i still lost weight.

From Jose, Age 16, male - 12/24/05 - IP#:  
I remember i was in 7th grade and i was 5'2 about 145-150.. I really wanted to lose weight.. and I was not going to overnight camp for the first time and i was really upset about it.. so I decided to get motivated and go on a diet. I didn't eat the healthiest which was surprising considering i lost a lot. I basically ate all carbs.. but i trained hard.. I worked out twice a day for about 30-40 minutes. I played basketball for about 1-2 hrs a day.. then went biking for a good hour or so. and this was almost everyday.. when it was late august i weighed 114. It was incredible.. but i am 16 now and i am dieting again.. not that I need it. but I weigh 130-132 now.. I want to get down to 120-125.. I do have abs I can see them when i make a muscle.. I am aiming to get the V (which girls go crazy over). Just eat a lot of veges and lowfat.. meat.. carbs are okay. But eat atleast 1200 calories a ... (view more)

From Marie, Age 13, female - 12/22/05 - IP#:  
hey i posted about 2 weeks ago i was 144 and now im 137! i can fit into a size 6-7 jeans!!! im soo happy and now im a size medium to large in shirts! i cant believe it!!!! anyways i need to about 10 more pounds but i have about a month! and i no i can do it!!!!!!! latley i have been back on the soda but im gonna stop!!! if you want to lose weight dont drink soda and dont eat chips!!! thats what i didn and i lost 28LBS! in about a month!!! im soo proud of myself! ill tell you what i did... i ran for 30 minutes every morning and night!!! i lifted weights every morning and night and i also did 100 crunches every morning and every night! i ate healthy and excersized! i used to be a size 10-11 and not im size 6-7!!! i just cant believe it!!!
marie <3

From Kristen, Age 18, female - 12/20/05 - IP#:  
Hey! I was always over weight since I was young. When I was 17, I was 5'2 and 172 pounds. I began eating smaller portions and lots of fruit along with doing little things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Now I weigh 132 pounds!

From Christina, Age 13, female - 12/16/05 - IP#:  
I finally reached my goal! I'm 155 pounds! I started at my highest being 190 pounds at the age of eleven. My belly has gone from being 40 inches to 35-36, and my hips went from 42 to 39. My body fat percentage lowered nearly 20%, from close to 40% to 25%! I'm still overweight, but now I can start the real toning.

From Dina, Age 13, female - 12/09/05 - IP#:  
Well, I don't know if this is a big accomplishment, but I was 170 pounds, and now I am 132.

From Desiree, Age 13, female - 12/08/05 - IP#:  
Well im 13 and i weigh 127 and im 5'7 and i used to weigh like 145-150 and i was like 5'4 and i just exercised and stopping eating as much and now im not fat nor skinny the doc. says im skinny but perfect weight.i dont think im skinny but anyways just work at it

From Jennifer*, Age 14, female - 12/04/05 - IP#:  
I am at 158 cuz i dance!

From Cristal, Age 14, female - 12/04/05 - IP#:  
I weighed 230 pounds before and was 5'8. My best friend and I started going to the gym together and dieting. I'm finally 180 pounds!

From Sam, Age 17, female - 12/04/05 - IP#:  
My weight yo-yoed all last year, but over the summer i stopped focusing on a number, but rather on what i ate. I made sure i ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and cut out snack foods and replaced them with fruit. I got hooked on fruit and even ate it for breakfast. I succeeded in losing 10 pounds and have only another 10 to go.

From Elizabeth, Age 14, female - 12/03/05 - IP#:  
In the 5th grade I was a heavy kid. I weighed 230 pounds and was 5'6. I got picked on a lot and never had a boyfriend or anyone who really seemed to be my true friend for who I was. Then a few years later I decided to take action. In the 7th grade still being about 230 pounds I wanted to change my life for the better and lose weight. So I started to diet the right away. I chose to eat fruit or cereal for breakfast instead of poptarts, salads for lunch instead of pizza and chicken for dinner instead of pasta. I totally cut sweets out of my diet for the better (although to this day I still cheat and have a little something,but who doesn't as long as you don't over do it, it's ok). In the first 4 months I had lost a good 25 - 30 pounds just by changing the way I ate. Now in the 8th grade I'm still dieting but I'm down a total of 55 pounds. I weigh 170 pounds and I'm 5'8 inches tall. I work ... (view more)

From Holly, Age 17, female - 12/02/05 - IP#:  
Hi! I started out at 217 pounds a year ago and lost 55 pounds so now I weigh 160 pounds and feel better than I ever have. I have also lost over 8% body fat. I would like to lose 25-30 more pounds, but regardless I'm still proud of what I have accomplished. I have permanently changed my lifestyle to include healthy eating and exercise everyday. I wish everyone the best who is starting a new lifestyle and want to tell everyone that you can do it. One thing I would suggest is printing out a calendar every month and track not only your exercise but also the progess you've made in losing pounds and inches. Whenever you need a boost, just look at that and it should help you to continue. Good luck!

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