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From Alexandra, Age 16, female - 07/09/12 - IP#: 24.138.18.xxx  
Start: Ht. 5'8", 205 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'9", 167 lb (BMI %tile: 84) - My weight has been an issue for me for a while, and It got to a point in my life where I wasn't happy with the person I was on the outside or the inside . I told my mom that I wanted to join a local gym, and she signed me up, I would go to the gym everyday and I wasn't getting the results I was expecting, so then I decided I was going to commit myself to becoming a better me. It was a struggle everyday, but when I dropped those first 10 pounds, and my jeans no longer fit me, it was a sense of accomplishment, not only did I feel more self confident, I felt healthier and happier . It has been a hard journey, and it is still, but it is worth every second of hard work.

From Brianna, Age 17, female - 07/06/12 - IP#: 184.153.234.xxx  
Start: Ht. 5'4", 185 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'7", 145 lb (BMI %tile: 68) - Hey girls if i could do it you can do! When i was in my 8th, 9th, 10th grade i was over weight. I didn't relieze it at first but i started to become more and more overweight and my doctor even said it was time to lose some of that weight. The key in starting to lose weight is to set a time and just start! Don't keep putting it off, just do it! I started with changing my diet completely cutting back on junk foood and looking at the fat and calories in EVERY thing i ate. Now also be careful don't go to extreme, but unfourtantly this happened to me! I started eating lesss and less untill i was practically starving myself and playing sports it does take a toll on you. Anyhow i started rapidly losing weight in my face and the pounds started falling off everywhere. Keep in mind girls if you haven't had you period yet alot time the extra fat is just babyfat! For me i... (view more)

From Bailey, Age 14, female - 07/06/12 - IP#: 173.28.99.xxx  
Start: Ht. 5'1", 150 lb ( BMI %tile: 97)    Today: Ht. 5'1", 130 lb (BMI %tile: 88) - When I had moved into my house at the age of 12 I weighed 150 pounds. I was going through a rough time and both my mom and I were eating because we were stressed. I kept telling myself I was going to lose the weight, but by the time i turned 13 I only weighed 147 pounds. That summer my mother told me she was going to lose more than 100 pounds in 6 months, but I told her I didn't think she would. Then a couple weeks later my mother went to the doctor and he told her she wouldn't be able to take care of my brother and I if she didn't lose the weight. My mother weighed 230 pounds and she didn't like hearing from her daughter that I didn't even think she could lose the weight and my mother wanted to be their for my brother and I. The first month my mom went on on a full liquid diet because she had gotten surgery done on her stomach. After that first month she had... (view more)

From Marina, Age 24, female - 07/04/12 - IP#: 24.36.172.xxx  
Start: Ht. 5'7", 237 lb ( BMI: 37)    Today: Ht. 5'7", 128 lb (BMI: 20) - Hey Everyone - I started coming to this site as a teen & still occasionally check-in to remind YOU that you can do it. By all means, it's not an easy journey, but it's possible. I've lost 109lbs & have kept it off for a few years now. If you need help or advice, I have a lot of (healthy) tips to offer...Specific questions are appreciated since it's a broad topic! Good luck & keep going! marvra87@gmail.com

From catherine, Age 11, female - 07/03/12 - IP#: 199.7.156.xxx  
Start: Ht. 4'8", 97 lb ( BMI %tile: 91)    Today: Ht. 4'10", 95 lb (BMI %tile: 75) - I LOVE ME!
i can finally say that i feel beautiful and sexy!
just remeber this no matter what happens dont ever ever give up.

From Rachel, Age 14, female - 06/30/12 - IP#: 75.169.5.xxx  
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#: 81.152.213.xxx  
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#: 74.115.197.xxx  
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#: 174.124.17.xxx  
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#: 72.49.114.xxx  
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#: 174.124.17.xxx  
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#: 89.240.172.xxx  
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#: 68.96.99.xxx  
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#: 98.190.14.xxx  
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#: 99.164.4.xxx  
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 !

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