~ LIBBY'S STORY ~

Hi, I'm Libby. I'm 14 years old. Until recently, I was overweight. I'm 5'10" tall, and last year, I weighed 168 lbs.

We had a weigh in, at the end of year 6, when I was 11 years old, and by then, I weighed almost 130, more than everyone else in my class. People tried to mask it by saying 'It's okay, you're tall' but I knew I was fat. So I got online, and did a BMI calculation. The results didn't surprise me. I talked to my parents, and they agreed to make me a doctors appointment.

The doctor was really nice about it, and made me a special eating plan. Within 3 months, I was down 10 lbs. I kept going, and exercising regularly, and now I weigh 136 lbs. I'm a healthy weight now, and I feel like I've got my life back. I can't thank the doctor enough.

I don't have any images, as in that stage of my life, I was too embarassed to take any photos. So I've put a BMI chart in instead.
-Libby

 
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