Here are books, programs, and exercise stuff recommended by kids who use this site.

From DancingDamsel, Age 13 - 11/22/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3.2", Start: 175 lb, Today: 158 lb, Goal: 140 lb - Hey guys! I haven't been here for a while but I'm stillll going! I have started Jillian Michael's workout Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism and it is very intense. But worth it. The aerobics are phenomenal and doing 3 days (only half of the workout) one week I lost a pound. It's wonderful, you should try it! My goal is to lose 6 more pounds by the middle of December with this workout. Or maybe more. Who knows? ;] Keep up the great work, everyone! :D

From DancingDamsel, Age 13 - 04/08/09 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'3", Start: 175 lb, Current: 171 lb, Goal: 130 lb - Guys, it's me again, I know, but listen: I've put together a list of great books for losing weight and gaining muscle (girls' books so you won't look like a man), here they are, if you want to check them out:
Toning for Teens: The 20-minute workout that makes you look good and feel great----Joyce Vedral
Perfect Parts----Rachael Mklish
The Diet for Teenagers Only-----Barbara Schroeder and Carrie Wiatt
Definition or The Bathing Suit Workout by Joyce Vedral
Hope this helps! (btw, Toning for Teens shows you all about the weights and stuff as does Perfect Parts. the following one does mostly food.)

From Marina, Age 16 - 02/17/04 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hey! A good start for all of you might be to get a little book called "toning for teens" its an excellent start to weight loss and healthy dieting. It's helped me tone and shape my body to make it look the way I want it to. It also includes eating, exercises & weight training. A lot of people fear weights and this book will calm your fears and it shows you exercises to do with the weights. I hope some of you will look into it! Its about $25 canadian and definitely is worth it! After you read it, pass it on to your parents and they too will be motivated to help you!
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From Julia, Age 15 - 12/07/08 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Ht. 5'10", Start: 183 lb, Current: 194 lb, Goal: 160 lb - The name of the book I'm reading is called "Perfect" by Natasha Friend. I really think we should all read it. It's very good. Aaaallllssssoooooo..... I was looking up ab exercises on Youtube and I found a user on there called IncredibleShrinkinMe. She made videos of her weight-loss over weeks and I watched them all and they are amazing! Please watch them everyone!
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From EMMIE - 9/22/08 My sister said if keep dancing to this CD i just got ill be as skinny as a pencil. Its really fun! You should tell everyone to buy it and dance to it. The band is called Family Force 5! They're new CD is called "Dance or Die". Its really fun to dance to.

From Flower Fawn, Age 15 - - 08/14/08 - IP#:
I recommend buying two great books: The Diet for Teenagers Only and Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty. We're here for you! Best wishes. :P

From Sammi, Age 16 - 6/23/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'6", Start: 221 lb, Current: 208 lb, Goal: 140 lb - Hey guys, I haven't posted about myself in a while, i've just been answering other peoples' posts. So for the past couple of weeks i've only been going to the gym max 3 days a week instead of my usual 5-6 days a week and I haven't been watching what I eat really since i've had to go to 49584358 graduation parties, and I actually lost a pound. I don't know how it happened, but I know it's not gonna last so I decided to restart my routine today. ..For my excercise routine, Mondays I take an hour long spin class which is my cardio, I love it it's so much fun and i'm like, drenched in sweat by the end of it! I almost forget i'm working out it's so fun. Tuesdays I do the treadmill, 30 minutes at 3.1 mph at an incline of 12.5 and then I jog for 5 minutes walk for 5 minutes and jog another 5 minutes and that's 45 minutes of cardio. For Wednesdays and Saturdays I do the same thing: Spin class for an hour and then I work with my trainer for an hour doing strength and weights and stuff. Thursdays and Sundays I do Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred workout DVD, I LOVE IT, ITS SO AWESOME AND EVERYONE SHOULD GO OUT AND BUY IT!!. Fridays I give myself the day off.

From Sara, Age 16 - 3/16/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'9", Start: 330 lb, Current: 282 lb, Goal: 150 lb - So I got DDR for my birthday. It is amazing. It counts how many calories you lose and it tells you how much weight you lose. I lost 854 calories playing for four hours. I am hoping I can lose a lot on this. I hate going outside in the winter. It sucks, so hopefully by summer I can be down to a 18-16. =]
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From ShiningStar, Age 14 - 2/13/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'6", Start: 184 lb, Current: 182 lb, Goal: 145 lb - Hi! This is my first post on Blubber Busters in...uh...gosh, it's been so many centuries I can't even remember! Anyway, I've returned because I am disgusted with my life. See, I started off at 184 lbs in Feb. of 2006. I bought The Diet for Teenagers Only, an amazing book, and began to turn my life around. I got as low as 164 lbs in May of 2007, but then I had some really awful family tragedies during the summer, and my stress level skyrocketed. I started relying on food for comfort and at night I'd feel awful about my life AND diet and would bawl for an hour before falling into a unrestful sleep. I started waking up late and not feeling refreshed, and as the pounds crept back on I began to "let myself go." I didn't bother getting manicures or make my hair look nice anymore because my confidence was at an all-time low. Then. this month, I desperately bought a copy of "Body+Soul" Magazine in hopes of finding some help and after reading some of the most inspiring articles in my life felt as though someone had slapped me on the face. Hard. What was I doing sitting around moping, clogging my arteries and loosing my flexibility? Enough was enough! I realized I'd had the wrong attitude all along; I'd been to arrogant to ask for help, and as a result when hard times hit my progress backfired. Never again, I vow. Mid-terms have just ended and I'm starting to re-read my precious "food bible". Today I did Pilates for the first time in about 7 or 8 months and barely winded through it. So I've come here to keep me motivated to do my best every day. My birthday is next month, and I really want to weight at least 175 lbs by then. This year, my birthday resolution is to take a more positive outlook on life, appreciate what I have, learn to respect my body, and get in good shape for the rest of my life. This is my story, and I hope all of you will find lots of success! Good luck! :P

From kelly, Age 12 - 1/14/00 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'3", Start: 156 lb, Current: 140 lb, Goal: 130 lb - I just wanted to let others know that I read a great book called "Please Don't Call Me Fatty" and it made me realise that I too was repeating myself every week about wanting to lose weight but never really doing anything about it. After reading this book written by a 11 year old about how horrible her life was because she was fat made me push myself not to let the same thing happen to me.
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From Jordan.Leah, Age 16 - 2/6/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'8", Start: 235 lb, Current: 235 lb, Goal: 165 lb - Hi my name is Jordan. This is my first time on here so I dont really no all what to say. I just turned 16 and i have been over weight since I was 7 years old. I am an emotional eater. I eat whenever im around food. its getting really out of hand and it needs to change fast. there is a history of heart disease AND heart attacs. most of my family is obese and i believe that is why i am too. but i want to change. my grandmother is really over and she has really bad problems with moving from place to place and she needs oxygen just from going to her living room. i dont want to be that way.i starting reading this really good book called THE ULTIMATE WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION FOR TEENS by Jay McGraw....Dr. Phils son. it has really made me feel better about myself, it gives me the motivation i need to get up and moving. I actually WANT to change!!!

From Sara, Age 16 - 2/6/08 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'8", Start: 330 lb, Current: 287 lb, Goal: 200 lb - Well I found something to really help me out with working out. If you have comcast on demand, go to fitness, and there is a whole section of work out videos.

Reply from Jeny, Age 12 - 2/2/08 - IP#:   tbb-c18308

hey, there really is no easy way to lose weight or we would all look great. I am overweight. I get made fun of. I saw a book at the book store called the diet for teens only. It gives you all the inside tips. You should try it.

From sabina, Age 18 - 12/24/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'6", Start: 166 lb, Current: 154 lb, Goal: 142 lb - Hey you guys I dropped 6 lbs!! Basically I have just been working out a lot since its break for 5 weeks. Turbo Jam is amazing!! omg I have only been doing this for a week and already I have lost 4 lbs from it plus, a dress size!! I bought it off of and I feel so much more energized than when I was just going on the elliptical. And I have definition in my abs and arms!! this is crazy! I have never had a slim waist...and the best part is i never even had to learn how to use weight machines!! I recommend turbo jam for everyone it's amazing! Good luck you guys and happy holidays

From Maya, Age 13 - 12/21/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Start: 142 lb, Current: 135 lb, Goal: 115 lb - Hey, do you guys know any great recipes that work for losing weight?! I found this book at Barnes and Nobles and it is called, "The Diet Book for Teens." It REALLY works!

From Heather, Age 11 - 11/21/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'0", Start: 136 lb, Current: 136 lb, Goal: 100 lb - Hey guys, sorry i havent been on in while well, ive been feeling real good lately nd i really think ill lose a pound this week. i went to the doctors nd got tetnus shots nd stuff and got a check up and they sed i was definatley healthier and my weight is doing good. also they sed that im doing good exercise and that should just do more cardio. nd i wnt to tell you guys about this exercise channel on tv. its called fittv if you hav direct tv, its channel 365. and on tuesdys at 8:00pm, they hv this show called shimy, its belly dancing and its a great work out nd relaxing and fun. if you think thi is interesting, i think that you girls out there should get in to belly dancing. its awesome and trust me you wont regret it, try it!!!! peace peeps:)

From Ella, Age 18 - 11/19/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 6'0", Start: 226 lb, Current: 187 lb, Goal: 165 lb - Hey! I went to a spin class yesterday and I was wondering if any of you have tried this? I think its an awesome workout. It really builds endurance (because it lasts an hour) and its in a group setting so competitive streaks set in. I recommend it to you all-even though your butt area will feel so bruised the next day. I'm going back tomorrow. so excited. For those of us college girls, I believe most school gyms offer these classes free of charge.

From Callie, Age 13 - 11/18/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 300 lb, Current: 295 lb, Goal: 220 lb - Well, fellow blubber busters, my name is Callie and I am 5'4 and I weigh....295 Pounds. I'll repeat- 295 pounds. I am extremely obese and unhappy with my health. So I decided to make a change. 2 weeks ago I started this dance workout DVD called BYou for about an hour and a half each day, and have started eating smarter. And in those 2 weeks I lost 5 pounds! It may not seem like much, but I'm so happy. The DVD gets easier to do each time, and it's fun! I have a long way to go before I reach my healthy weight, but I know I can get there. My goal is to lose 80 pounds in 10 months. I hope to share the experience with you as I continue my journey. And I just have to say that no matter what size you are you can become a healthy you. Just stick with your plan and you'll get there! And if anyone would like to purchase the Byou Dance Workout- Go to and search for BYou. The DVD is available for about $10! Good Luck With Your Plans!
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From Deanna, Age 14 - 11/4/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'3", Start: 185 lb, Current: 169 lb, Goal: 115 lb - Hey guys! Wow I haven't been on here in awhile. Well anyway, last week I lost 1.75 inches all over :) Not as much as I'd like, but I DID eat a bunch of Halloween candy and didn't really pay attention to my diet. I've been usuing Turbo Jam and IT'S AMAZING! I can't wait to see the changes this week :] Last week I only did one tape per day, alternating between 50 minutes of cardo and 30. I also have gym. But tonight I did the TJ 30 min strength training workout and then 50 minutes of cardio! I'm so proud! I was sweating so bad! Ok, well now I need to go shower haha. TTYL! <3

Reply from Mandy, Age 16 - 11/1/07 - IP#:   

'the lazy girl's guide to losing weight and getting fit' by A.J. Rochester is awesome! and ive heard that 'the diet for teenagers only' is good 2 but i dont kno who its by :]

This is ANONOMOUS's story: Hi lucy i read your story and found it very inspiring. i would love to be able to lose weight like that. you see, when i was eight years of age about, i became aware of the fact that i was big and overweight. i was on a diet rollercoaster ever since then and iv changed my mind about dieting off and on.first id do good and fell like losing weight was hard but i would keep going. then i would eat like crap and decide i liked myself how i was and would live with it and continue eating like crap.then at the age i think 10 i was getting serious about dieting,not losing any weight but not gaining either. just as i was figuring things out, making schedules, my gramma called me and said that she had diet book for me. i thought hey it might be interesting to look at and i imagined it to be a small hand book. then she gave it to me and it was great. it was a book called the diet for teenagers only. well i m not a teen but i am a preteen. so i started following it and i lost 12 pounds. then mi cuzins came frum sc and i gained like 7 pounds cuz they aint on no diet.and well i didnt lose or gain since then. me n mi cuzin (not the one from sc) are on the diet together and we aren't giving up. i weigh 137 pounds and i want to weigh 100 pounds and well thats mi story plese give moi some great tips(also yall should really try this diet for teens only book its great, actually i foundout about this site form that book) peaace!!

From Mandy, Age 16 - 9/10/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'7", Start: 206 lb, Current: 165 lb, Goal: 132 lb - .................... hey everyone just here 2 say that every1 MUST go and buy this book: 'the lazy girls guide to losing weight an getting fit' by A.J. Rochester .... it the best book it is so awesome u should all go and buy it :D

From RedRoseLuvr, Age 14 - 8/30/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'6", Start: 184 lb, Current: 175 lb, Goal: 150 lb - Morning, everyone! When you're stressed, I really recommend doing yoga. It strengthens you, gives you more flexibility, and gives you muscle without the bulk. My favorite DVD is called Weight Loss with Kundalini Yoga: A Complete Course for Mind Body and Spirit with Instructor Nirvair Singh Khalsa. It's one in a set of DVDs, buy if you look on Amazon, ebay, etc. you can probably just buy the one tape. I love doing it! It makes me feel determined to succeed and less insecure about about my flaws. ^_^

From RedRoseLuvr, Age 14 - 8/29/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'6", Start: 184 lb, Current: 175 lb, Goal: 150 lb - Hi! I used to be on this site a long time ago but there were some really rude people leaving nasty comments, so I left. Now I'm back! I've been following the Diet for Teenagers Only, an awesome book I would recommend to anyone. I love my personality and I love myself for who I am. I also think I am pretty and I accept that I will never be a skinny stick. I'm okay with that! My doctor said I was doing a great job on my weight loss and told me to be between 140-150 lbs, so my goal is 145-150. The only thing is I would like to shape up and get rid of my acne so I can be more confident when I go to high school in the fall. Thanks for listening! :-)
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Reply from Anna, Age 14 - 8/22/07 - IP#:'s hard to lose weight. I would start doing teabo everyday for a couple of weeks. I recommend Billy Blanks bootcamp. The first week start doing mission 1 then mission 2 then mission 3 Like make a schedule of exercises and food you want to eat that day make sure you have extra calories that you can put in so something that unxepted happens like a party or something you can have food for that extra time

From Chantel, Age 14 - 7/27/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 160 lb, Current: 139 lb, Goal: 120 lb - Hey guys im back on track and weight 135 now. I got this great book today, The Diet for Teenagers Only by Carrie Wiatt and Barbara Schroeder. Gives you great advice and even gives you a 7 day meal plan and some exercise routines! Recommend it. Once I get back to 130, im going to try them out.
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From Brieanna, Age 13 - 7/25/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'7", Start: 236 lb, Current: 236 lb, Goal: 150 lb - o and a GREAT BOOK is called HUGE by Sasha Paley

From Q, Age 19 - 6/15/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Start: 285 lb, Current: 264 lb, Goal: 160 lb - Well I finally come to terms that I'm an emotional eater. I realized that I've been losing and gain back the same weight over and over again. I've been on a diet since last year of November but I didn't start losing weight until February of this month, at least thats what I thought. Its real frustrating. So, I decided to try again to put a stop to it. I checked out this book from the library called life is hard, food is easy. I think the book was written for me :-) and others who binge. So if ur like me, u should probably read this book. What I loved most about the book is that she stated that food is sum times ur best friend(there for u when u need it) and It might be time to get a new best friend. Good Luck to everybody!

From kim, Age 16 - 5/18/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'2", Start: 150 lb, Current: 137 lb, Goal: 120 lb - hey everyone if you dont like excercising try this site it makes it fun

This is HANNAH's story:
I am 12 years old and almost 13 and I am a whopping 160 pounds!!! I hate being overweight. My mom got me this book called "The Diet". I love it because it helps me lose weight. But I would like to know if there is anything I could do besides all the basic, easy stuff. So do you have any ideas? Also, is it bad for me to be 160 pounds at 13?? I worry about it all the time. =/

From Julia , Age 13 - 3/23/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'6", Start: 167 lb, Current: 167 lb, Goal: 140 lb - Does anyone use ddr as a workout? i am trying to see what are the best prices and the software and stuff to get~ please respond. thanks
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From Steph, Age 17 - 3/13/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'2", Start: 165 lb, Current: 155 lb, Goal: 130 lb - Hey everyone. I am happy to say that I lost 10 pounds in about 2 and a half weeks. All I have been doing is eating better, and working out a lot. To all those people who don't know what work out they should do and want something fun that really gets your heart going. I definitely recommend the Zumba DVDs. I have been using them and they are sooo much fun. It's spanish dancing moves and well I'm spanish so i know a lot of the moves but they teach you from step one. I've been doing that and running and the weight has just been melting off. So everyone should go get the DVD's they are amazing and soooo much fun !

From Isabella, Age 14 - 3/12/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'5", Start: 184 lb, Current: 164 lb, Goal: 150 lb - Hey guys! I don't know if any of you remember me but I've been on and off for a year now. I've posted many success stories and I am the Isabella on the My Story Page. I feel amazing now having lost 20lbs since Feb. of last year! I preach the Diet For Teenagers Only, which is a fabulous lifelong healthy-eating-plan book based on teenagers' nutritional needs that you can follow forever. It's healthy, real, not gimmicky, and produces great results!

From *Hidden*, Age 16 - 2/15/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'7", Wt. 160 - Hey Everyone! One thing I HIGHLY recomend to you all for excercise is the Turbo Jam DVD set. Look it up on the internet for more info. Heres the official site: And here are some reviews: Its a bit expensive but worth every penny! I've only been doing the 20 minute cardio workout everyday and the 40 minute turbo sculpt every second day for about 2 weeks now and its been extreamly rewarding! Not only is it really fun and motivational but it buuurnss...I'm totally hooked! Anyway, like I said above, I highly recomend it and its worth the money. Has anyone else on here done it?
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This is SAL's story: i think maby fot this website you should the rocky traning video because that modavated me to lose some weight and it still does .

From Julia, Age 16 - 1/30/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'6", Wt. 176 - I just want everyone to know that Dance Dance Revolution makes for a great workout! It even has a workout mode where you put in your body info and it will calculate how many calories you burn in the songs! ♥
Reply from ella, Age 13 - 2/11/07 - IP#:   bigbb-c76747
i got ddr for christmas and i use it everyday, i get hooked on it and can play for 2 hrs. staight. it's a really good exercise

From aly, Age 17 - 1/18/07 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'3", Wt. 147 - hey if you guys havent already go buy bob greenes the best life diet!! my mom and i saw him on oprah and it seemed like he knew what he was talking about so we bought the book. it's a kind of diet plan you can easily follow, and it becomes more of a lifestyle change then a diet. his process is a slow process, but if you wanna lose weight and keep it off seriously read this book and read what he has to say. it's great

From Isabella, Age 13, female - 9/6/06 The Diet Book for Teenagers Only and French WOmen DOn't Get Fat. Also, check out American Girl and Girls Inc.

From Catharine, Age 13 - 7/19/06 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5" , Wt. 135 - Hi, I'm Catharine and I'm new here. I am here because I am unhappy with the way I look and feel about my body. I hope you guys can help motivate me to lose weight as I'll try to help you. I heard about this site from the magazine i get called GL (Girls Life).

From Nicole, Age 16 - 7/19/06 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'8'', Wt. 192??? - Hey Guys! I just joined. If you guys could tell me how to do things that would be great!! I heard about this website through a book I bought Calle "The Diet for teenagers only" by Carrie Wiatt and Barbara Schroeder. I highly recommend it!!!
Reply from Lucy, Age 14 - 8/1/06 - IP#:   bigbb-c71732
oh my gosh!!! i love the diet for teenagers only!!! it is such a good book!!! the stuff u learn in it it wicked good!! like what it says about high fructose corn syrup and artificial sugars and everything!! its a real eye opener and it gives u excersise tips too!!!
From Isabella, Age 13 - 8/1/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply
Ht. 5ft. 4in, Wt. 171lbs - I am reading the American Girl LIbrary book "THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU." It's a great body guide for pre-teens and young teens. I am NOT ON A DIET. I am following their guidlines to eating healthy and accepting myself for beautiful, becuase like I said heritarily I willl NEVER BE A SIZE 4! And I'm 100% okay with that. My goal is to get to a size 6-8 in Jeans, like my friend Jess. You are all beatiful, girls! Besides reading this, read "THE DIET BOOK FOR TEENAGERS ONLY" to learn how to shop using nutritional info. They;re both very encouraging.

From Melissa, Age 16 - 8/8/06 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'3, Wt. 153 - ATTENTION all you teens out there who are stuck beign fat thru an imability to mantain a diet and excersize program help is on the way.. i bought TONING FOR TEENS four years ago and didnt start using it till this summer and the results are so amazing its a see to believe situation.. i have lost inches and look amazing.. i have lost 3 inches off my hips.. 2 off my waist.. and at least 4 inchs off my back and 2 off my ass and my thighs are so small and slender i dont een remeber how disgusting they used to be.. i have lost a total of 15 pounds but i dieted my own way and ran everyday... once you start usiogn this program you aare mentally charged to start doing more to look great because you realize that it is only pounds away the results are real.. please everyone if i could do it you can its the best thing that ever happened to me.. i recommond this book for everyone good luck fellow losers <3

From ~melinda~, Age 14 - 8/8/06 - IP#:  
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Ht. 5'4", Wt. 156 - nice knowing that everybody is chat'n good.:p! It's been a while sience i waz last on here. i wish the best 4 all U peeps ,and by the way i just got this book on "HOW TO LOOSE WEIGHT FOR DUMMIES",it's really easy on how to get tips and they work withouthaving to have all that weight lifting junk that you'll have to buy for who knows how much.Try looking for it in a store or library or somthing. ~LUV~ *mel*




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