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From renee, Age 13, female - 01/31/02 - IP#: 209.240.222.xxx  
hi guys, i have lost 18 pounds in 3 months, i still have a long way to go. i weighed 207 now i am 189. i stopped drinking regular soda and now only drink diet soda. my mom quit buying junk food and that has helped the most because if it were here i would eat it. i also only have one helping at meals, no seconds! i'm really tall for my age so i can carry my weight better than some, but it still got out of control. what makes me so angry is that when my mom first took me to her doctor, he said " oh, she's just a big tall girl" and acted like it was no big deal. later my mom found a pediatrician and she basically said the same thing. but i had to go back for a booster shoot and saw a different pediatrician and she agreed that i weighed way too much. at first i was angry that my mom keep bringing up my weight to every doc i saw, but now i'm glad she didn't give up. this doc is great she... (view more)

From Dean, Age 12, male - 01/28/02 - IP#: 216.190.52.xxx  
I just moved to Florida from Washington. I decided to lose weight when the kids at the beach made fun of me for wearing my dads swim trunks. Mine didn't fit. so far I have lost 3 lbs. i want to lose 40 lbs and get under 200lbs. I joined an excercise club and am trying to stay away from sweets. so far so good but I have a long way to go.

From Roxie, Age 15, female - 01/26/02 - IP#: 209.237.198.xxx  
well i havent quite got to my goal weight but i have lost 5 lbs by cutting back and only having up to 1200 calories a day and exercise in 1 week i have done this i still have 25 more lbs to go but hey atleast it isnt 30 ! u can e-mail me @ rsf@loa.com if ud like

From Keram, Age 14, male - 01/23/02 - IP#: 216.179.6.xxx  
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From Lacey, Age 15, female - 01/22/02 - IP#: 142.177.109.xxx  
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From jim, Age 17, male - 01/19/02 - IP#: 212.1.148.xxx  
When I went to high school my weight was at 13 stone, by the next year it was at 14 and a half. My self confidence was low, people laughed and ignored me. I refused to do sports in school because of my size. Then there was the bullying some kids pinched the fat till it bruised and then there was the Physical Education teacher who made life hell and one day gave me a 10 minute insulting in front of the class. By this point i had started trying to mutilate myself cutting myself with knives, stubbing fags on my arms etc. I was close to becoming the next Osama Bin Laden. I got a job which involved a lot of hard physical work pushing, pulling, lifting, walking etc. I continued to eat the same - which wasn't much having previously visited a dietician and made little difference to my weight. I make a lot of money and still go to school. Yet the biggest advantage is my weight is down to 11 stone.

From Heather, Age 15, female - 01/18/02 - IP#: 24.71.223.xxx  
By changing my lifestyle (yes its really stupid sounding but true) I've lost 16 lbs and I am 12 lbs away from my goal weight yay!

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From lucy, Age 14, female - 01/13/02 - IP#: 80.225.36.xxx  
i have just started a diet and i wanna say thanx 2 katherine who's story has inspired me a lot! i currently weigh 198lbs and my target is about 130lbs or less. i have heared that cuttin ur meals in half,exersisin more and eatin fruit and drinkin water works well. anywayz, i will keep all u lot informed! good luck every1!

From grace, Age 13, female - 01/05/02 - IP#: 67.80.199.xxx  
hello. i am a 13-year old female, and im in the same battle just like everyone else. so far, i have lost 5 pounds in one week, and i did it all by exersizing every day, and eating less for dinner. i am so happy, i used 2 b 158, now im 153. my goal is to be 115-120. i know its pretty hard to believe that i can do it, but i could if i try. i've got 2 things that keep me going: i picture myself skinny in a size 9jr pair of jeans instead of a size 13jr, and since i lost 5 pounds, im reminding meself if i keep working at it, i can lose the weight i want and wear the kind of bikini i want in the summer.

From Mascon, Age 14, male - 12/31/01 - IP#: 4.41.213.xxx  
Well, for me it was mostly growing. when i was about 10, i gained a lot of weight, over a hundred pounds in two years. But the summer before i turned 13 i really started growing, as well as exercising more. so now, more then a year later much of the fat was replaced by muscle( and i've always had large bones) and i'm 6'4" and weigh 239 pounds.

From Dawn, Age 13, female - 12/20/01 - IP#: 195.93.32.xxx  
I used to be nearly 9 stone!! now that may not seem alot for a 13 yr old but it really was and i just wanted to be a perfect adverage weight like 7 and 3/4 stone and i new it would be hard but after just to months i did it because i new i wanted to be perfect and i have gained so much confidance what u need to do to keep to a diet is get some extra 2 small clothes (jean etc...) and obv it will be small but ya target will b to try and fit in them! good luckxxx

From Kiley, Age 13, female - 12/17/01 - IP#: 12.8.20.xxx  
Well I was 190lbs. And I love to watch Buffy, Brittney, Ext... And every time i saw them i wondered to myself how do they do it? So since I liked Brittney my parents gave me tickets to one of her concerts and my Big Sis. gave me Backstage passes. So when I got there I was looking cute... but I got next to Brittney. She was soooo skiney. Since I was as tall as her I whispered to her How do you do it? She replyed I work out, eat right and dance. I asked her if it was easy. she said no but then she said she would be back in Baton Rough soon. I told her I would meet her next time she came. One year later I went to her concert again... I stood next to her... And boom! I looked exactly like her with freckles and flaming red hair!!! Now I am 19 and I look exacly like I did last month. So that is my and B.S.'s advice 4 u.

From Zoe, Age 10, female - 12/16/01 - IP#: 62.7.39.xxx  
I haven't yet but i am trying, I have lost 14 pounds but i have to lose another 14 so i can be the right size again. what is incuriginging me is when i had the chicken pox in may I went down to 4.10 stone, then i weighed myself today i was 7.12!i HAVE TO GET DOWN please can somebody tell me what i can do to lose weight! P.S If any one is anorexic don't be! You just get fatter, beleive me I know a lot of people who is, please help me i wanna look nice for 2002! thanx

From Samantha, Age 11, female - 12/01/01 - IP#: 165.138.252.xxx  
I was able to reach my weight goal by exersising.

From Brittany, Age 16, female - 11/25/01 - IP#: 205.188.193.xxx  
Hey everyone! I am still far away from my weight goal, but I have went from 270-195, and size 21-13!!!!!! I am still overweight but I will get to my goal with time. I have done it by eating sensibly, and exercising. If you would like to talk to me you can E-mail me at Bratgirl14710313@aol.com

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