Blubberbuster website has many kid and teen users trying to lose weight. Losing
weight can be hard work! Many of you have found a weight loss buddy. You know
going through the tough stuff with someone else may be easier. It may keep you
Here are some ideas for you
Agree to email or IM
(instant message) each other. Some people decide they want to chat with their
one time per day.
Other people decide one time per week is best.
Talk about what you need
from your MM.
Everyone wants different
things from this. Some people what someone to chat with about the hard parts.
Other kids and teens want someone to look at their food intake. Talk about what
you are looking for!
Try to include your food and
activity diary in each message. This will help you remember to keep track. Your
can write back about your journal. Also, you can read over her or his journal.
Together, you can make your food and activities healthier! For more on food
journals, click here.
Try meeting in the
Blubberbuster chat room at a certain time. Here you can chat about your
struggles. You can chat with your
or other people in the chat room.
Support each other. Keep
your messages positive. The more you help motivate your
the more she or he can help motivate you!
Try to make a goal together.
Some goals you can try are
Drink 8 glasses of water per
Eat 5 fruits and veggies per
Get 30 minutes of physical
activity per day,
Write in your food journal
Practice eating until you
feel full not overfull (for more on using hunger and fullness scales,
Pick a new goal every week
to work on together. Check in regularly to see how things are going!
Make sure your
knows what makes weight loss hard for you. Chatting about what makes weight loss
hard can help you overcome these challenges.
Make sure your
knows how proud
you are of her or him when she
or he reaches a goal. What a great reward!
To keep yourself safe, be
sure to talk with your parents or guardian about your
Do not disclose personal things like where you live, go to school, or your phone
number. For more on safe online chat usage,
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healthcare provider if these tips are right for you and please read our disclaimer.