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From Rachel, Age 14, female - 06/30/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'3", 163 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'4", 135 lb (BMI %tile: 82) - I'd always been the kid that weighed a little more than the other kids but I really started packing on the pounds 4th through 8th grade and I hated being the slow one in PE and not being as athletic as the other girls. I had great friends but they loved to shop and I always went with them but I never really bought or tried anything on because I would have to go to the plus size section and it was embarrassing being the " fat friend" .
I'd told myself many times before " Im going to lse weight, no more sweets" but that never lasted more than a day. But one day something clicked that I need to change my life style and lose weight or I will continue on this path and become obese. So I ate less and walked more and the wright came off, I hope to reach my goal of 125 pounds soon. If you believe in yourself (an have a lot if willpower) you can do it.

From leonie, Age 13, female - 06/02/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'4", 9 st 1 ( BMI %tile: 83)    Today: Ht. 5'5", 7 st 9.5 (BMI %tile: 33) - i was overweight and fat but i ate less and kept track of my calories and lost over a stone  (Note: 7 st 9.5 is 107.5 lb.)

From catherine, Age 11, female - 06/01/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 4'8", 100 lb ( BMI %tile: 93)    Today: Ht. 5'2", 95 lb (BMI %tile: 44) - it was quite simple,i knew when to stop!
count to ten as slow as possible in your head before u start snacking,
it takes ur brain about ten seconds to realize ur not actualy hungry.
and most importantly talk your parents about the quantitie of food eat,
and pass on a second helping.
another thing is to remember that u usauly eat because of stress,so relax and remove hand from chip bag.

From Ashtyn Christine, Age 11, female - 05/28/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 4'11", 168 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 4'11", 156.5 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - Ive lost 10pounds so far while using weight to rock it works by making yourself aware that you can lose weight if you try. and use the program and listen to what others have to say that have been where your at with wanting to lose weight I know more now then I did 4 months ago with the program I've found my focus to keep going with eating right and staying active. I thank Dr pretlo carol Diane and my parents

From Emma, Age 15, female - 05/27/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'4", 176 lb ( BMI %tile: 97)    Today: Ht. 5'4", 163 lb (BMI %tile: 94) - Ok, My birthday is December 23. At the end of the year (of 2011) I went to my doctor, just as an anual visit. I was in basketball at the time. I have been in basketball since 4th grade and volleyball since 8th grade (I'm was in 9th grade, but the year just got over so I will be a 10th grader in August). I have always been 'on the verge of being over weight' but I am also very muscular. So not all of my weight and 'bulkiness' is fat. I have always tried to think of my self as beautiful, and to be confident with my body. I dress myself in proper clothes, and I was fine with it all...but... I started getting tired of having to try all the time. I hate that I had to try really hard with my clothes and makeup and hair, all to feel confident. So in the end of Frebruary I decided to get down to 150 (me being 176 at the time) by April 17th. That was when my class was... (view more)

From Dakota, Age 9, male - 05/27/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 4'5", 106 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 4'5", 102 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - I have lost 3# recently with watch how much I eat and what time I m working on eating smaller portions and keeping active with my dad

From Emma, Age 14, female - 05/22/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 4'6", 105 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'3", 94 lb (BMI %tile: 10) - Believe in yourself and your already half way there :)

From Jesse, Age 12, female - 05/10/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 4'9", 120 lb ( BMI %tile: 96)    Today: Ht. 5'1", 103 lb (BMI %tile: 64) - I did it! I finally did it. Cutting out carbs, sugar, and not eating dessert everyday, I was able to lower my portion sizes and lower my pants sizes, too ;) I worked out endlessly, and I now have rock hard abs-perfect for bikini season! I did this without the help of my family-I wanted to commit to something and do it. My stomachs more defined, as are my legs. When I was overweight, I hated looking at photos of me in the past-when I use to be skinny. Now, I love looking at them! My tip to you-save your cravings for one day of the week. If you still are craving the food, eat it. You probably won't be. Cravings come and go like *snaps fingers* that! Oh, yes, and I found a way to lose even more weight-pick up a hobby, be it music, writing, ANYTHING. Devote an hour a day to it, and trust me, when you're not spending that hour eating, you'll lose weight even faster! I want to thank blubber busters for their fantastic tips :)

From wendy, Age 12, female - 04/26/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 4'1", 167 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'3", 152 lb (BMI %tile: 96) - finally i lost weight

From Sean ogara, Age 13, male - 04/23/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'9", 247 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'10", 189 lb (BMI %tile: 97) - I really struggled at the beginning but I just started to go to use the wii fit for the first month , lost me 15 pounds , then I started going to the yorkville recreation center and started lifting weights , playing basketball , and running on the treadmill. I also changed my diet , and rarely eat junk food . I am now lifting weights , playing football for a Chicago spring football league, running at least 3 miles a day, doing at least 100 sit ups a day , and 50 push ups a day ! Oh and definitely eating right !

From emz, Age 12, female - 04/22/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'0", 8 st 7 ( BMI %tile: 92)    Today: Ht. 5'0", 8 st 5 (BMI %tile: 88) - Hi guys, I know it's only a little weight loss but this was in one week, I cut out all my bad meals, yes I did slip up and gave in to a choccy atlleast each day but I kept to my diet, I ate a healthy lunch, tea and breakfast. I have went off the diet for a day but am going to be back on it again and adding in a excercise each morning! xxxx  (Note: 8 st 5 is 117 lb.)

From Emma, Age 12, female - 04/09/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'3", 127 lb ( BMI %tile: 90)    Today: Ht. 5'5", 110 lb (BMI %tile: 48) - I was able to loose the weight out of pure detication to soccer. I play classic level soccer now but before I had been cut from 4 challange teams (a level lower than classic) because I wasn't as fast as other girls. I started loosing the weight (about 3 pounds) and tried out for another challange team. I made this team but my coach said I wasn't fast enough to be a starter. ( had started loosing weight officialy that very day. (September 30th) I lost 7 pounds in 2 weeks and became a starter! THis motivated me to loose the rest of the weight. By October 24th I had became my current weight. I became a very good soccer player and this gave me the ability to be a star player on a classic team and the best striker on my middle school team. I had lost 17 pounds in 24 Days! but I didnt just loose weight. I put on 5 pounds of muscle too! (this means that if I didn't gain the muscle I would aprox. 105 pounds).

From Erin, Age 14, female - 04/06/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'5", 181.5 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'6", 155.5 lb (BMI %tile: 90) - For every teenager out there who has ever felt self conscious, believe me, you CAN change yourself. YOU have the power to recreate your life in the most amazing ways. On the last day of 7th grade I weighed 181.5 pounds. I loved to eat so much. Panera was my weakness. I would always go in an get a whole sandwich, chips, soup, bread, soda, and cookies. I put an end to that. I have recreated my life and have so far lost 26 pounds, but I did take 5 school months off, to maintain but eat what I want. My goal is to lose another 20 pounds in a month using the SCARSDALE diet. It may seem hard, but anyone, and I mean ANYONE can lose up to 10 pounds in A WEEK on it! The diet works, you just need to make it work. Every person is so beautiful. My mother told me today that I am still in the process of blooming into a beautiful flower. DO NOT GIVE UP! Believe me, there are days where I just want to... (view more)

From Rebecca, Age 14, female - 02/26/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'3", 196 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'5", 152 lb (BMI %tile: 90) - I decided I didn't want to be overweight and "chubby" anymore... my friends always made comments that made me feel self-concious. Still not at my goal weight of 125, but slowly and surely working towards it! I make a weekly meal plan and repeat it for four weeks (or one month) and during that month I create NEXT month's meal plan that I will follow for a month, and so on. Also, you really do have to drink 8 glasses of water a day, and not small glasses, either. I mean 64 oz. of water a DAY! It fills you up really fast so I almost never feel hungry. The basics are: exercise, don't eat sugar/ drink soda, drink LOTS of water, and be proud your new body!

From Noah, Age 15, male - 02/24/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'9", 295 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'9", 155.7 lb (BMI %tile: 80) - Hi, I'm Noah and I'm a fifteen. Around my 8th grade year, I was extremely overweight, I usually binged on fried food, cake, ice cream, any thing that had that "feel good" taste to it. Although, not long after I consumed those foods, I felt guilty about eating them. One day out of sheer curiosity I stepped on the scale to see what the number said. To my shock, I was only five pounds under 300lbs. I was deathly afraid for my health, and knew that something had to give. I started exercising, slowly at first. Walking around town every single night, making sure I sweat because my motto was "your not exercising, until you sweat" lol, but anyways, I eventually worked my way down to 265lbs where I hovered for about a year. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't lose any more weight! I had already lost 30lbs, but I wanted to lose more. It did not occur to me ... (view more)

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