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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)

From Aliah, Age 13, female - 02/20/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'2", 145 lb ( BMI %tile: 95)    Today: Ht. 5'2", 137 lb (BMI %tile: 92) - Being overweight stinks as everyone knows it~ Easy to gain but hard to lose. I'm glad this website is so supportive and helpful that I was able to lose at least 4-5 lbs. If I can do it you can too. If those of you are on the verge of giving up DON'T!! Keep going and say "Just a little more" or " I'm almost there" You are closer to your goal than you think when you keep going! Hope this helps <3 Kay Good luck!

From John, Age 16, male - 02/15/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 6'1", 226 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 6'1", 200 lb (BMI %tile: 92) - It was great.

From Shelby, Age 15, female - 02/08/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'5", 287.8 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'5", 278.6 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - I work out every day I have always been heavy an extremely over weight but know that I'm s sophomore win high school I felt I needed to change so I'm doing it I've already lost 9.2 lbs and I'm going to go till I reach 145 !!!

From eilidh, Age 13, female - 02/02/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'8", 18 st 7 ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 6'0", 7 st 6 (BMI %tile: 2) - hello, im eilidh.. as a child i had suffered from weight conditions, i was always known as the 'fat' one of the class, i always got teased about it. I had enough, i started my own diet, every morning at 5am i would go for a jog around the village, i started to eat smaller portions and soon the weight just started to drop off me, my family were a massive support, they helped me along every step of the way. Now life is great, i have a boyfriend, amazing friends and i'm much more confident around everyone, i hope everyone else can acieve their destination.  (Note: 7 st 6 is 104 lb.)

From Alex, Age 15, female - 01/16/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'8", 185 lb ( BMI %tile: 95)    Today: Ht. 5'8", 140 lb (BMI %tile: 63) - I was overweight but I juss denied it one day it clicked nd I'm almost at my goal weight so happy juss gotta keep up de motivation

From sadie, Age 14, female - 01/01/12 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'2", 268 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'3", 170 lb (BMI %tile: 98) - when i was 12, my doc said i was obese. so i went to a camp for 2 months, 16lbs gone. i gained even more now 270, went on diet. finally did it!20lbs to go.

From Haley, Age 19, female - 12/31/11 - IP#:  
Start: Ht. 5'6", 230.4 lb ( BMI %tile: 98)    Today: Ht. 5'6", 173 lb (BMI %tile: 90) - training hard and eating rite

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