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From Brianna, Age 12, female - 10/30/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 4'3", 123 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'4", 236 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - I think you should get a partner and lose the weight together

From :), Age 15, female - 09/30/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'5", 224 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'5", 214 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - HI GUYS!!:) I'm still on my diet by the way. I'm hoping to lose 60lbs! I've lost 10 lbs in 3-4 weeks! But first I wanna tell you all my life story but only in a small summary I don't want to bore you all.
I was always the 'fat girl' in school, yes I'd get boyfriends. I even dated the most popular boy in school if you can believe it!!! I was in 6th grade at the time. Where people REALLY started in with the fat jokes! & not to mention I had acne! All my friends said it was 'no big deal.' or 'you're perfect the way you are.' I always accepted the compliments of my family & friends. But honestly, I never believed in them. I always felt ugly & fat. No matter how many guys said I was 'beautiful' I never felt it. Not once did I truly feel beautiful. But anyway, in 6th grade I got tons & tons of fat... (view more)

From Alexis, Age 12, female - 09/23/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'0", 164 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'1", 156 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - Diet and fun exercises

From William, Age 17, male - 09/21/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'11", 288 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 6'1", 190 lb (BMI %tile: 84) - I was able to reach my goal through hard work and exercise. I stopped drinking sodas and I started drinking nothing but water I ate only 3 small meals a day and made sure I walked..You can do it you just need to be patient and have motivation to do it. Anyone can lose weight.

From Sabrina, Age 13, female - 08/25/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'4", 150 lb ( BMI %tile: 93)    Today: Ht. 5'4", 129 lb (BMI %tile: 81) - Hey guys--
SO IVE OFFICALLY BEEN ON MY WEIGHTLOSS JOURNEY FOR A YEAR...this has been an amazing time for me-ive gained so much strength troughout the past year-and im happy that ive accomplished NEAR my goal weight-I wanted to be 125lbs bye Aug.26,2012-BUT i came in 4 pounds to heavy-BUT im okay with that :) im much more confediant with myself and im just happy i decided to do this-AND i want to thank everyone for being there for me -i really apreciate it :) ANYWAY--its been 1 year since ive been jean shopping and last time i went i was a size 10 in womens-I came in as a...Women`s size 4!!!!!Im so happy :D i still want to get to a size 3 or a size 2-BUT that will come in time-RIGHT NOW-im focused on losing these last 4 pounds then i want to lose another 10 :D i so proud of myself :D I now weara size 4 jean,A size medium in shirt-AND a size-im awesome in proudness(hahaha just made... (view more)

From Skylar, Age 14, female - 08/22/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'8", 155 lb ( BMI %tile: 87)    Today: Ht. 5'9", 120 lb (BMI %tile: 22) - I've always been the chubby kid at my school. At the age of thirteen, I wore a size twelve, when my best friends were all in the 3-5 range. I felt fat, ugly, and worthless. And it motivated me to lose weight, just not in a healthy way. It started out by starting to skip lunch. Then I began to limit my breakfasts, and then dinners until I was eating around 500 calories a day. I hid snacks my parents gave me so I wouldn't have to eat them, and suffered from mild insomnia from food-related anxieties. Sometimes, I would binge, and then feel so horrible afterwards that I'd stick a finger down my throat and throw up. It was awful, and although the weight came off at a rate of 10 pounds per week, I felt fatter than before. Finally, I joined my school's cross country team. I realized how lethargic I was from not eating enough, and started working on correcting what was developing into a case of anorexia nervosa. Now, I'm at a happy, healthy 125 lbs. and wear a size 2. I finally feel both beautiful and healthy, for the first time in my life.

From Sydney, Age 13, female - 08/20/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'0", 115 lb ( BMI %tile: 90)    Today: Ht. 5'5", 123 lb (BMI %tile: 67) - I've always been the average weight until the start of sixth grade. weighed about 135 then. I started drastically gaining weight, but one day I just told myself, "Stop. Do you know what you're doing to yourself? Do you know how bad this can get?" and it me start to realize I started to have to be healthier. I was at a store one day and I picked up a book about kid's weight and health. It didn't look like much, but it started to help me realize what food were actually terrible and the ones that were better. You should do some research on almost every food you eat before you eat it to see if it's worth the calories and the fat. If you're going to a restruant, check their website for nutrition facts. ALWAYS be VERY careful about certian restruants, because some of them don't release nutrition info because they know it's bad and they want to... (view more)

From Sabrina, Age 22, female - 08/18/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'4", 210 lb ( BMI: 36)    Today: Ht. 5'4", 185 lb (BMI: 32) - I'm So Proud Of Myself For Keeping Off The Weight That I Did. This Time Last Year I Was 210ibs. And Not Happy At All I Got Down To 175ibs. But Gained Back 15ibs. Because I Stoped Exercising And Eating Healty. Now I Would Like To Start Off Again And This Time Stick With It. My Goal Weight For Now Is 160ibs. I'm Hoping For The Best I Know I Can Do It Because I've Done It Before. All I Have To Do Is Believe In Myself And JUST DO IT!! And I Would Like Everyone Out There To Be Inspired And Do The Same.

From Caitlin, Age 19, female - 08/17/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'5", 244 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'5", 178 lb (BMI %tile: 93) - I was always big boned but every year I was gaining more and more weight drastically. People were always telling me I had a pretty face but I knew I didn't have a pretty body. I was so self conscious and in denial about my own wight at the same time. I knew that I was big but I didn't know I was as big as I really was. I would eat whatever I wanted whenever i wanted. Food was comfort to me and I saw that my friends were eating what I was and they weren't gaining a lb. I finally decided in febuarary that it was time to change my life around. I have lost 66 lbs since I started my weightloss journey and I am still going. I exercise 5 to 6 times a week and do tons of cardio along with weight training. I used to barely be able to run a 10 min mile and now I am running a 7 min mile. I eat lots of vegetables and fruits and cut out a lot of processed foods. Exceeds and eating healthy and you will be along your way. There isnt a better feeling then putting on old shirts and shorts and having them slide off you bc they are so big :)

From Elizabeth, Age 21, female - 07/16/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'9", 175 lb ( BMI: 26)    Today: Ht. 5'9", 130 lb (BMI: 19) - I had always been a size 12. Always. I never gained a lot of weight, I just always was a bigger girl from middle school on. I had always heard about people losing huge amounts of weight and I thought, why not me? I eat a diet very high in fiber and protein and low in saturated and Trans fat. I always exercise regularly and I eat much smaller portions and cut out snacking. I'm a size 0 now, which honestly I used to never think would be possible for someone like me. I've kept it off for over a year now because I view my whole diet as a lifestyle change. Its not something I did just to lose the weight, because I finally realized that if I start to eat like I used to, I will gain weight again.

From Lucas, Age 15, male - 07/14/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 4'10", 124 lb ( BMI %tile: 95)    Today: Ht. 5'5", 114 lb (BMI %tile: 31) - I DID IT!!!!! I struggled with my weight for most of my life, but I decided to give it my all to become thin and healthy. Three basic rules: exercise, don't eat after 6PM, and stay motivated!!!! In two years, I've grown 7 inches and lost 10 lbs!!!!!

From Z, Age 17, female - 07/11/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'3", 172.5 lb ( BMI %tile: 96)    Today: Ht. 5'4", 141 lb (BMI %tile: 79) - I began to jog a mile everyday. Even if I couldn't jog the entire track I would walk but I did not stop. After a while I began to do the Insanity Program and diet. Eventually I stopped but the diet was still in effect. I was still losing weight just not as quickly. I am now a "good weight" but I still want to lose more.

From samantha, Age 15, female - 07/11/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'7", 186 lb ( BMI %tile: 96)    Today: Ht. 5'9", 149 lb (BMI %tile: 70) - so it was in the year of grade 8, when I actually took a good look at myself in the mirror. I always thought I was not as big as people said. I attempted to lose weight since grade 6, but it only lasted a week. Then, the last few months of grade 8, my graduation was coming up and I did not want to be that fat girl. I was placed on the basketball team because of my height, so from there on I started to run on the treadmill. But later on I didn't really see that much of a change so I researched some other ways to lose weight until I came upon an eating disorder. It only lasted for a week or 2 I would binge and then throw up or some day I wouldn't eat as much, i did notice some change, but was I proud of it...NO. I realized that is not the way to go, why put my self in more trouble to lose weight when I can do it the healthier way that will benefit me in the ending. I tried a few ... (view more)

From Alexandra, Age 16, female - 07/09/12 - IP#:  
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#:  
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)

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