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From stephanie grace, Age 15, female - 06/28/01 - IP#: 204.33.121.xxx  
i am a filipino. i wasn't always overweight until i arrived here in the US where i indulged myself in all the foods i didn't get much chance to eat when i was in the philippines.
i reached 160 pounds in the last week of may. i started feeling bad at myself especially when i look at my pictures a year ago when my weight was okay.
so, what i did was just eat food that would go with my 1,200 calorie diet. just water, if i drank soda i would go for the diet coke since it has 0 calories! i found a tape of tae-bo and started exercising. and now i'm only 145 pounds.
and i started dieting only 3 weeks ago. once i reach my goal of 130 pounds i'll maintain my weight.

From Rachel, Age 15, female - 06/26/01 - IP#: 152.163.201.xxx  
I don't eat deep-fried foods anymore. After you go without them for a while, eating them again makes you feel sick. I get more exercise, I go rollerblading and work out with weights three times a week. I eat lots of fruit and vegetables and drink a lot of water.

From Cassandra, Age 15, female - 06/25/01 - IP#: 24.70.95.xxx  
HI I am 15 and I use to weigh about 180, I have always been overweight and wanted to lose it and I have started my diet I have lost 12 pounds in 2 weeks. I use slimfast, work out and stay active.

From maggie, Age 12, female - 06/14/01 - IP#: 24.222.160.xxx  
Hey guys! I haven't reached my goal weight yet (140lbs) but I did lose 2.5lbs last week by eating more veggies and fruits and exercising alot! Now I'm down to about 182lbs. I exercise by using my ABslide for 3 minutes a day, I do Tae Bo and tons of crunches! My bro told me if you do crunches with a pillow behind your lower back, it stretches out your abs at the start for some resistance, therefore increasing the calories you're burning! I hope to lose a 2lbs more this week! Thank you for your help guys and keep trying to reach for your best ~ Maggie

From randy, Age 13, male - 06/08/01 - IP#: 24.178.20.xxx  
When i was around 11 years old i started gaining more weight. Before i knew it i was 13 years old was about 5'4 1/2 and weighed 140. I had always been trying to lose weight but never fully accomplished my goals. Then one night i realized what im doing to my body and that it's not healthy to be overweight. I barely got picked on because most kids in my class weigh over 150. When i started to go on a diet it was tough, but i kept myself motivated. I road a stationary bike in my basement for an hour or two a day. I stopped drinking pop with lots of calories and watched my intake of food. Two months later i weight 115 and have never felt better. My weight has stabalized and i dont need to work out as much. I still like to work out at times and lift weights. I believe that anyone can lose weight if they keep it up no matter what.

From Megan, Age 15, female - 06/06/01 - IP#: 63.29.189.xxx  
I am about to turn 15 and I am 5'4 and a half. I have been excercising and eating right with my friend ashley, I lost two pounds in 2 1/2 days. Cause of my great friend Ashley.

From matt, Age 13, male - 06/05/01 - IP#: 205.164.224.xxx  
i ate a snack like an apple instead of lunch for 3 weeks and i lost 15 lbs.

From Sof, Age 13, female - 06/04/01 - IP#: 63.233.8.xxx  
Three weeks, I weighed 126 pounds. I drank a lot of water every day, and ran about four miles per week. I now weigh 119.

From Margaret, Age 16, female - 06/01/01 - IP#: 172.180.139.xxx  
I used to be 5'6" and 185 lbs, and I've gotten down to 165 lbs now. I did it by eating healthier foods and getting more excercise. I'm comfortable at where I'm at now, and plan to stay at this weight.

From Dustin, Age 13, male - 06/01/01 - IP#: 207.252.227.xxx  
I used to be 5'4 and 160, now I'm 5'6 and 150. I know I'm still overweight, but I'm still trying to lose. Just wanted to encourage those who feel they can't lose weight that it is possible.

From Jenina, Age 15, female - 05/27/01 - IP#: 206.253.200.xxx  
I just want to share with you my storey about how hard it is losing weight, and trying to keep it off. I stared putting on my weight since I was about 4 years old now i am 15, and weighing 265 pounds. I just started my diet on May 21 2001 I never though it would be so hard. During this pass week I have been tempted so many time to eat food that was not good for me, but I stuck it out and made it through. I have been eating a lot of fruits and salads and also i have been excirsing, but the most important thing i have been doing is drinking alot of water and very pround to say i have lost 1 pound. When i lost that pound it made me feel very good about my self, and showed me that i can lose weight and that its going to be hard but i can do it.

From cecilia, Age 15, female - 05/25/01 - IP#: 63.210.115.xxx  
Well I really wanted to lose a few pounds & i decided to do some changes. Since January I've changed my eating habits just a little. I just started eating less of what has fat, like cookies,ice cream and i went for fat free foods and low fat foods. I walk like almost everywhere I went. Until now (MAY)I've lost 10 pounds. BUT I would have lost more if I was more active. I feel better than i used to.

From Josh, Age 15, male - 05/17/01 - IP#: 208.237.89.xxx  
I weigh 133. Two weeks ago I weighed about 135 or 136. This is mainly from watching what I eat, without much excercising, the last day or 2 i have added excercising along with it. If anyone has tips on how to stay interested in excercising when you aren't involved in sports or anything (cuz i'm homeschooled), please email me at newcreature7@hotmail.com Any other weight loss tips would be appreciated to.

From Jessica, Age 14, female - 05/16/01 - IP#: 206.98.210.xxx  
Hi I'am Jessica and I weighed about 134 and now I weight 103 I'am so glad

From jessica, Age 13, female - 05/16/01 - IP#: 206.98.210.xxx  
Stop drinking coloa

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