Hey everyone, My name is Brooke and I joined blubberbuster to try and help give advice to people who wanted it. When I was in 5th grade at the age of about 11 years old I was really overweight. I weighed 225 pounds and was a size 22. I hated always getting picked on at school for being overweight so I decided to take action. At the end of 7th grade I went on a diet. I got rid of all the junk food in my diet, like little debbies and soda. I replaced all that with fruit and salad. In about 4 months time I lost a total of 45 pounds by riding my bike daily, doing pushups/sit ups and just eating healthy! For breakfast I'd eat cereal cause It's prooven that it helps teen girls stay slim, lunch I'd have a sandwich with a bottle of water, at dinner I'd have chicken or a salad. Now this may not seem like alot of food and your probably wondering if I was hungry inbetween meals and some days I would be so I would have a fat free yogurt or a piece of fruit. I had my mom stock up on lots of fruit and healthy foods.

So far today I am now 14 years old and I weigh 180 pounds. I'm a 15 in juniors and couldn't be more happy. I'm still eating healthy and hopeing to loose 20 more pounds by April for my Florida trip. I know I can do it if I keep my mind set on the goal and eat healthy. If you depribe your body of food your metabalism goes into starvation mode and slows down it was prooven. The reason I say that is cause I tried that but I learned that starving yourself and crash dieting isan't good for you at all and it acutally makes you loose weight slower then faster. So if you're thinking of starveing yourself re-think it cause it actually makes more havic then what it's worth.

It takes alot of work to loose weight but anyone can do it. Just believe in yourself. I had alot of people helping me through it and I want to thank my mom expesically for her support without her I don't think I would have made it this far. Good luck to anyone who wants to loose weight just keep your mind on the goal and remember you can make it!!!

Since I wrote this story I have lost another 11 pounds and went down 2 more sizes. I am now 169 lb and an 11 in juniors and still going!! I have also included a newer pic of me since the new year (on right). Thanks everyone for reading my story!


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