I Used to Be Fat

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 244 People

    I used to weigh around 240.

    I bought a book called the 17 day diet. And one day I decided, I didn't want to be fat anymore. I read the book, adapted it to my lifestyle and slowly the weight came off. I've kept it off for 2 years now. And now, I can indulge once a week in whatever I want to eat and it stays...
    strictlydickley strictlydickley
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2016

    I used to look like Rasputia from the movie

    Norbit, until I got a makeover. I went from over 300 lbs to about 134 at 5'5.Losing weight was one of the best things I've done for myself.I was always praised for my fatness growing up. All the ladies in my house were and still are fat. They don't want to lose their "curves...
    msjennycraig msjennycraig
    36-40, F
    Aug 18, 2014

    Ever since I was born,

    I have been pretty fat! I was always made fun of in school for being fat! when I was about 10, my parents thought I was at the right age to push me to lose weight! my parents were fitness trainers since high school but didn't have the power to keep me from eating and gaining...
    cheergirl13soccer cheergirl13soccer
    16-17, F
    Jun 15, 2015

    When I turned sixteen,

    I was 14 stone 5 pounds, that was in 2011. Afterwards I met a boy who I found myself falling for, even though he was totally straight haha. So from the 26th of December I stopped eating chocolate (other foods such as crisps and sweets stopped at later dates) I lost 3 stone...
    TorchwoodBoy TorchwoodBoy
    22-25, M
    Jul 21, 2014

    Tired Of This Body

    My name is Matt. I am 24 years old. I live in Alabama. I have been husky all my life and it seems that ever since I graduated from HS, I have gotten bigger-faster. I keep telling myself in the back of my head that I am trying to lose weight. But my scale keeps reminding me that I...
    mattmadamus mattmadamus
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Sep 10, 2011

    All through elementary school,

    I was extremely over-weight. Then, when I went to seventh grade, I was still fat, and the insults concerning my weight got worse than I expected. So when I was in the eight grade, I began working out, and I was happy with the results. When I went to high school, all the girls...
    ShaKha1713 ShaKha1713
    18-21, M
    Jan 31, 2014


    Ive always had weight problems, my heaviest was about 230 pounds. Anyway i was like many people and wanted quick fixes so that's why the weight never really came off and if it did it didn't stay off for long. One day about 2 years ago i decided i was going to lose weight the old...
    roseofthedevilsgarden roseofthedevilsgarden
    26-30, F
    12 Responses Dec 17, 2012

    I Lost 80 Lbs But I Still Feel Fat!

    Is anyone else stuck in their fat days mentality when they shouldn't be? Don't get me wrong it's not like I throw a huge pity party for myself everyday, I just sometimes catch myself thinking I still look huge. I have noticed it has gotten better with time. Can anyone relate?
    valpal7 valpal7
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2012

    I Used To Be Fat

    And I'll probably be fat again. I'm in a good place now but I go up and down the scale. My diet is admittedly horrible. I work out compulsively everyday or not at all for months. I've gained and lost at least 70 pounds three times since I was 18. I probably lost more than 70...
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Aug 19, 2011

    Im Skinny and Still Feel Disgusting

    i don't know if its that i feel fat as much as i do just disgusting still. I was 230+ in 6th grade and 6'0. now i'm 6'3 and 175. i can see my ribs, I am skinny. but im not happy with my weight, i always feel too skinny, too fat, somethings wrong with me. I cant just be happy with...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2008

    I feel like I will always have weight issues.

    Growing up I was a skinny kid, until I hit puberty at 11 and the weight started to get harder to shift. My eating habits were horrendous up until I was 19 years old. After graduating school, I lost my way and started working at McDonald's. As the meals were discounted and I was...
    CassRL CassRL
    22-25, F
    Nov 30, 2014

    I Cant Lose Weight

    well i try everday to lose weight and i can't it very difficult for me. i want to look good for my mothers wedding . i feel so self confident about myself and dont want to look at myself in the mirrior and see myself. i feel so ugly and i want to change but i really cant food to...
    lilkakezzzz lilkakezzzz
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2010

    In 2008, my Senior Year I weighed 275lbs.

    I am now 174lbs, I've been in the 170s this past year .... I guess I've plateaued I know I need to lose more .... I want to be 160 by March I've planned my meals out for the next 2 weeks... Eggs.. Chicken breast and romaine hearts Ok I'm rambling ..
    Ymarie0531 Ymarie0531
    26-30, F
    Feb 9, 2014

    Back And Forth

    Since I was a teenager I have gone back and forth between being over weight and being under weight. There are both physical and mental reasons for this.I have a genetic disorder called Crohn's Disease. It is an autoimmune disease of the digestive system. It causes sores to form...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    41-45, T
    Jan 2, 2013

    I'm Fat! And I Hate It!!!

    im 17 gonna be 18 in febuarly. well ever since i was 5 i lost my grandpa and i gained so much wieght and lost so many friends. But i learnd who my real friends are. I have One true best Friend for here ill call her AHH it represents her. But i've been through alot. In 6th grade...
    kellykelly93 kellykelly93
    18-21, F
    Jan 10, 2011

    I use to be fat, but i was happy,

    at some point i dont want my body to be fat no more, so i work out, i live a healthy life, but when i am skinny now and the boy just love to check on me, but i feel unhappy and i felt like the guys just too scare to talk to me, plus the bitchy face when girls look at me, and i...
    Ain88 Ain88
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2013

    I Used To Be Fat Getting Make Fun Of

    www.rosettej.myvi.net order more shake to stay healthy.#visalus i used to be fat making fun of i challenge myself to fit kit its 90 days challenge it helps me loss weight a lot , if you want to order some of them go to rosettej.myvi.net
    pbotny pbotny
    18-21, M
    Jul 6, 2012

    If It Wasnt For Mirrors I Would Still Be Fat

    After the crushing news that my fiance of 12 years had an affair and got her pregnant i lost it. March 6th 2003 the news came. I took the wedding dress i made by hand and layed in bed crying for months. The depression led me to not eat i could barely keep water down. I...
    maryloupersons maryloupersons
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2008

    It's a daily grind feeling like you're still

    that chunky monkey, and always feeling like you've got to watch how much you eat
    sharnold1914 sharnold1914
    18-21, M
    Jun 4, 2014

    I Dont Know What To Do Anymore

    Im only 15 and i weight 240lbs, ive tried at least 4 diets, 3 excercise systems and ive only lost 3 lbs from where i started, i think maybe im not loosing becasue im not constant....ive join ROTC at my high school and it helps a little but not a lot, i would love to dedicate my...
    LahToriah LahToriah
    18-21, F
    Dec 29, 2010

    Was Tired Of Being A Tubby Lard-azz

    I was skinny in elementary, but my grandma would always feed me terrible terrible food and when I got into computer gaming and stopped being physically active, I got fat quick. I was picked on from grades 7-9 pretty badly, to the point I didn't want to go to school anymore and...
    Sloppies Sloppies
    18-21, M
    Aug 22, 2012

    I Got It All Off!

    I have been over weight ever since I can remember. As a kid in grade school it was hard but not as bad as it couldve been. my mom put me on diets, made salads for me to take to school, etc. I even joined a dance team but that damn weight just clung to me. As I got older and life...
    asimpson86 asimpson86
    22-25, F
    Feb 4, 2012

    I've been overweight practically my whole life.

    I still am, although I'm more "thick normal" now...if I didn't have all this excess skin/loose-hanging flab, I would be average. I often feel as if I missed out on so much of life because of my weight. I lost over 100 lbs between the ages of 26 and 27, and by that time I was...
    preservinghistory84 preservinghistory84
    31-35, F
    Feb 9, 2014

    I Was Horrified By What I Saw

    When I was younger, around 3-6 I was perfect for weight. Then around 7 I started feeling sad and sat around and ate all day. Up until now I've been bullied about that, but now I am losing weight and I am starting to look like I care about my health. I can fit into so many clothes...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 14, 2013

    Any Advice???!!!

    Hello my name is Jennifer, and I am completely new to things like this, I am 20 years old and a full time student. I had a little baby boy when i was sixteen years old and he unfortunately passed away nine weeks later. I had gained 80 pounds while I was pregnant and now almost...
    jenniferB26 jenniferB26
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2011


    I keep binging.It's very, very annoying.Every  time I get almost to goal, I binge and *bloop* right back up again...I was 3 pounds from goal, now back up to about 12 pounds...suspect some of that's water.  But nowhere near all. Uck.  I was finally looking skinny enough that I...
    hylierandom hylierandom
    3 Responses Feb 21, 2011

    I Was

    I still have more weight to lose, but I am 210 now, and that is 50 pounds lighter than I was before I started to workout.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    12 Responses Apr 17, 2011

    I Was Here From The Get-go....

    I first came on this site in January, and I didn't write anything...I just read other's stories.  I am now proud to say that I am on the path to fulfilling this forum's title.  60 pounds later, I am VERY proud of the willpower I have shown myself.  I am 23 years old, and this...
    mcdonny207 mcdonny207
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2011

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    Are you ready for a NEW you in 90 days? Are you ready to transform your body, get healthy, loose weight, or get fit?? you have got to check out my website and watch the video.. www.beachtimeandbigmoney.myvi.net I lost 11.2 pounds in my first 30 days.. its a amazing product guys...
    beachtimeandbigmoney beachtimeandbigmoney
    Apr 13, 2012
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    A Fat Child.

    As a child i was over weight while my mother and grandmother were very thin, it made me feel disgusting. At the age of 14 I weighed almost 200lbs. I am now 19 going on 20 and through a good diet and some type of supernatural force I now weigh about 125lbs. It feels nice to wear...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU
    22-25, F
    Jul 16, 2012

    Back In high school I was SIGNIFICANTLY larger

    than I am now. 3 years later after major weight loss guys who wouldn't even look in my direction are asking me out on dates. Some don't recognize me others give me the whole "I was a **** in high school" spill. Either way, if we didn't speak simply because I wasn't the skinniest...
    412girl 412girl
    22-25, F
    Dec 12, 2014

    I Need Help

    Im 19 im fat and i hate it ive never had a steady boyfriend im so depressed help
    ily4ever143 ily4ever143
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2010

    It was around 28-34. It started

    when my daughter was born at 26. I started to eat junk, but I still worked out. I gained a little weight. Then my son was born at 28. I completely stopped working out, and junk food was the norm. I gained weight. I didn't care though. I stopped taking care of my body. I remember...
    treppy42 treppy42
    41-45, F
    Sep 26, 2014

    Why! I Wish I Wasn't Fat!

    Hi I'm Samantha. My friends call me Sammy. I am 5'5 and almost 230 pounds. I have tried everything to lose weight, I took a class with a psychologist to figure out why I am eating so much I lost 20 pounds. After the classes stopped i gained the weight plus some back. All my...
    johnsfire1 johnsfire1
    3 Responses Mar 2, 2011

    Im Fat And Nobody Likes Me

    Even in elementary school i was still chubby. Im only 13 and people call me names all the time. All the guys i like don't like me back...when i look in the mirror all i want is to look beautiful and skinny. When i walk around in the mall, and look at all the guys with girlfriends...
    agk99 agk99
    3 Responses Apr 7, 2012

    when i was like 13 and 16 i struggled with

    weight at times lol And I was chubby, I was like 5'5 and was chubby, chubby face and all. but then i decided to work out, and lost 30 pounds, now I am a good weight :) if anyone is struggling just drink a lot of water isntead of soda it really helps
    Lambertt Lambertt
    22-25, M
    Jul 13, 2014

    I Used To Be Really Fat

    I use to weight 275lb back on November 9,2011 I'm only 5'7 so I was really fat it's kind of hard to have so much weight but the food is great I'm Cuban and the Latin food is delicious. Having nothing to wear and feeling depress because you go out and you see other girls dressing...
    diablita6x6 diablita6x6
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 25, 2012

    Why I Wanna Lose Weight

    HI im Ashley im 17 almost eighteen im almost to my senior year I almost weighy 180 pounds and im not even five foot I am shy around guys some timesand i only have 3 good friends that are girls and 1 guy friend I wanna lose weight cause i don't like what  I look like I want to...
    ashleyyockey ashleyyockey
    1 Response Jan 23, 2011
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