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Hi my name is Megan im 17 and i am trying to lose weight. i dont like talking about my weight because i always feel people are judging me by it. like when i meet someone the first thing i think they see is a "fat girl". this has really hurt me when trying to make friends (this year i moved to a new school) i hate eating with other people around because i feel the are watching everything i eat. i weigh 230 lbs. i started gain weight when my parents got divorced. i dont really know how to lose weight because i am afraid to tell anyone im trying...or ask for help. its like i dont want people to know i dont like how i look. i have lost some weight in the past few months but that was because i got really sick one time and didnt eat for 3 days. i just want some help for people who are in the same boat as me. i hope this site will help me with that.

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If I eat at least 1000 calories of veggies a day, I find that I have eaten so much food that I am not nearly as temped to eat foods that are high calorie. I eat green giant and birds eye steamables like the apocalypse will be here any time. the fiber in veggies encourages your body to poo too, and the more you poo out, the thinner you'll be.

Water is huge too - it's the lowest calorie thing you can put in your stomach! I'm all about feeling full - even stuffed! but i have to make sure i do it with the right things. I like to flavor mine with mio energy instead of drinking coffee, and mio fit later in the day so i can get to sleep at night. water helps you poo too...

Also, sleep whenever possible. get off the internet, turn off the tv... if you're sleeping, you're not eating, and your body will thank you for all the rest. also, well rested people are less prone to seek something to make them feel more alert ... lots of times, that's food ... so well rested people eat less.

Another thing I did was get a bunch of rubbermaid containers and figure out the calories in a given amount of any food, and label the container. That way, I can have whatever I want, and still keep track of how many calories i'm consuming. I can eat up to 1600 calories without exercising, more if i exercise.

also, go outside. it feels good. when you feel good, you eat less. if you want to kick it up a notch, go for a walk. if you want to learn to run, look for an app that will put you through the C25K plan.

as an aside, i love getting up in the morning and weighing myself - i always weight less than i did the night before. i'm not sure what's going on with that, but it's true for me! so, to stay encouraged, i weigh in the morning, every morning. it keeps my mind where it needs to be to make good decisions that day. i have a rather short term motivational memory. lol

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I am in my 20's weight 179 when I was 165 a few months ago. Last year i was at 185 & thats when I opened my eyes & realized I needed to do something about it. I enrolled in Golds Gym with a few friends went down to 162 in about 2 months started eating healthier. I do not like the word DIET matter of fact hate it. I simply change the way I eat & only allow myself to eat fast food or junk food on the weekend like once or twice. I believe clean eating is Key. Extremely simple veggies are a must as well as chicken,turkey & fish. I make life simple such as cereal,yogurt, or oatmeal for breakfast. A soup, salad or sandwich for lunch & either chicken, turkey or fish with a side of veggies on the side. For snacks small portions of fruit or almonds. No more soda or juice only water sometimes tea. Well good luck! I know you can do it. I am slowly but surely getting back to my 5 days a week gym time & clean eating.

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Hi! I'm looking for someone with kik to lose weight with. I'm 14 and I weight 250 pounds. I really need help from a friend. In "real life" my mom and best friend are helping me but I need more encouragement. My kik is elizabethford332.

hi do you have Skype?? maybe you can add me there grace.panes1 I need a buddy too for dieting

Im the same im trying but cant i had kik you

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Hey Elizabeth my name is Mitch. I wanna help you lose weight and i have a great product and system that you might be interested in. You can look it up its called bode, and it was created by chris and Heidi Powell from extreme weight loss edition. check it out at www.mitchjuhl03.vemma.com hopefully we can get in contact soon :)

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HI, U HAVE WRITTEN THIS ON 2008 R U STILL WEIGHING MORE OR THE SAME. IF UR PUTTING MORE WEIGHT I THINK I CAN HELP U.

Hey Megan! I'm 14 and I have the same problem, I'm 230 pounds and im 5'5 and I am working like crazy to get my weight off and I need someone to talk to also. This website has helped me open up about my weight, my dad went through the same thing and he is helping me with this, if you want to you can message me or something. I will do all that I can to help you and ill tell you what I'm doing and maybe you could do it with me if that would help you! :) ill do anything to help! Have a good one,
Lynn

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Hi Megan,

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Hi Megan,
If you would like to have an e-mail listener and someone who understands, e-mail, I will respond.

Hi I'd like to help u when will u be online

Im 14 and im trying to get fit and lean, i understand what you mean.

Hello Megan

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Walk an hour in the morning and the same at night. Do 2 to 3 sets of sit ups after walking in the morning with both feet flat on the floor. Eat whatever you want. Don't feel shy about it.

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Hello Megan, i have the answer for you, first i wanna tell you, you should wanna lose weight for your health purposes but as far as people judging you, dont worry about that because most people that make fun of others struggles are people that have an insecurity about themselves. By my pic you can see i workout alot but i also know fitness"safe fitness". To know you are serious, send a message to my facebook page its www.facebook.com/jermaine.patterson.908 and ill respond, be blessed,

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Hey megan! Im 22 and weigh 125 lbs. When i was 16 i weighed 245. I was so embarrassed abot m weight i decided to go on a diet. Well, not really a diet-i starved myself! I gained 15 lbs within 5 days of starving myself!!! I was devastated. I got help from my school counselor and choose a healthier diet including lots of fruits, vegies, whole-grain breads, and lean or smaller portians of meat. I lost 20 lbs in 2 months after I began my new diet. Then I started walking 30 minutes a day after my healthy dinner, I then lost nearly 25 lbs in the next three weeks! After keeping up with this simple diet for 6 months strait-i decided to weigh myself! 155! WOO! HOO! Ive kep up with this diet and added 15 minutes of jogging daily, and now Im 125, and 21 years old!!:) lets see what my classmates say at our first reunuin!!

I love this!

I had alot of issues losing weight after I had my son and i ate alot not cause i was hungry but because it tastes good and i wound up eating alot and i tried to do alot of stuff so i didn't have to exercise cause i didn't want to but when i started to exercise and cut out soda i noticed a serious difference and i felt better about myself but not only that my body felt better. i had more energy and for once i couldn't wait for summer. I recommend the exercise routine i did. if you have netflix look up Burn and Firm Pilates.

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Just curious, how is the weight going?

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Hi Megan! Sweetheart I am not here to judge you, but wreither to help. This is a very touching situation and it has to and needs to be addressed. You like so many others I've tried to reach out to on here,not jus to try and sell you something, but I truly have a pssion for helping others. When I graduated high school I took up nursing becuz I love giving back and helping others. So I appreciate you taking a stand with this becuz when you know better, you do better. Don't beat yourself up over this. We all have flaws Honey, I don't know what you see from your picture I see a beautiful young lady, with beautiful hair and I'm sure your that beautiful both inside and out. So I'm a director with this company called Visalus or Bodybyvi and it is the #1 leading health, wellness,and fitness company in North America. My children's teacher got me involved. This is the shake mix that tastes like cake mix. You put some ice, frozen fruit, almond milk and this mix in a blender and you have a smoothie or shake. Cool huh? It's gluent, lactose free kosher certified and good, so are the cookies. I'm doing something where I'm trying to purchase the product to get ppl started for free. do you think you can have your mom, dad or some1 you trust that's an adult to visit my websit @http:// dreamteamvon.myvi.net or you or them phone me @ 386)627-6840 so that I can show you how to get these products for FREE? FREE tastes better than anything I've ever tasted lol how bout you? :) I look forward to helping your family in assisting you, you've got to tell some1 so you can began to get the help you deserve and need, Good luck Doll. ;)

Darling, I bet your metabolism is slowed down.<br />
You are teenager now, the hormones are working at max.<br />
If you have been depressed probably that's what made you gain weight or just the metabolism. Anyway there are 3 options available:<br />
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- 1. Jogging, Sports - I bet you don't like any of them, don't worry just walking is fine.<br />
- 2. Balanced Diet (you have to chew more slowly, oh and drink more water)<br />
- 3. Xenical Tablets and if they are not working for you - Adderall. These are with presc<x>ription only and are the last chance, if you don't want surgery. I have good experience with Xenical.

Not sure what advice to offer because I've never needed to lose weight, but I believe the most important thing is to eat healthy foods and to exercise. So if you can, just research what foods would be good for losing weight. Just don't starve yourself, because that is even more unhealthy than being overweight and it is unattractive as well.<br />
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Also, from what I've heard poorer people tend to become overweight because they buy cheaper foods. So for whatever reason more expensive foods tend to be healthier. I'm sure there are less expensive foods that are also healthy, but yeah you'll just need to do some research.

To be honest, I never had a problem with my weight. But I do have a problem with acne. I take spironolactone, birth control pills, epiduo, and tazorac all to keep my face clear, and yet I still get a few breakouts! I guess what I am trying to say is that everyone has problems! And I feel your pain, not from experience of being overweight but from acne. I always felt like people judged me when I was younger. In fact I was always teased about it and even got suicidal when my acne exploded on me. Even my own aunt asked me why I had so much acne. I researched many many hours on finding the best cure. I never found any. I had to go to a dermatologist to get my acne cleared. <br />
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I feel sorry for people who are overweight. I would NEVER say derogatory things like overweight problems to a person. All I can say is go to a doctor and see what is the best recommended diet for you, and if you really wanna lose weight, put your mind to it and I swear you will! At least weight is something you can control, whereas acne is genetics. Though I'm just about outgrown my acne though, but I had my bout with acne for 10 years! Don't give up you can do it!<br />
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This is an old story, so tell me, how is your progress?

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As much as people are against crash diets, I did try the Slim Fast one, but I also added a few things. At first I was doing nothing but slim fast and I was losing weight, but I was constantly hungry and it was a struggle to not grab as snack. Then, I changed how I looked at the diet. I started eating a packet of my favorite oatmeal in the morning (apple cinnamon-yum!) and drinking a lot of water. I kept a large water bottle with me at all times either filled with water or low to zero calorie flavored water. I also tried to have at least three cups of green tea a day. For lunch, I usually had a slim fast meal bar or shake. To feel full, I would drink a lot of water after. After lunch or when I got home from school, I would do a 45 minute cardio workout and then a quick 30 minute ab routine. I would usually eat an early dinner which was also a low-calorie lean cuisine. After dinner, I would take my dog out for a two mile walk around the neighborhood, or on really nice nights, if the sun was still high enough, I would take him for his run while I rode on roller blades. The constant engaging of the muscles in your calves, thighs, and butt is a great workout for them. I did this for weeks and I saw great results. I also kept a journal of the calories I took in. On top of that, I allowed myself my favorite slim fast snack bar twice a day. ;D They are only 100 calories and one of the tastes just like a butterfinger. <3 I usually had one an hour or so after lunch and one as a desert. <br />
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I hope this helped you. It is all about just sticking with it. The results make it easier. <br />
Good luck!!!

Don't be hard on your self. I struggled with my weight in the last couple of years but I found a 90 challenge that has change my life and maybe it will help you also. check out the website www.myvi.net/mstee1

I have been fat prettty much all my life I have tried every thing from anorexia to zumba. I have laughed at my self even cried. And the worst u have such a pretty face u just need to loose weight I jst need a friend who understands

I feel almost exactly the same! My parents split up last year, but got back together, though my mother is almost positive it wont last, so its like waiting for a ticking time bomb. I am 250-275 right now, and it doesnt look to be getting anybetter!

I know it seems hard and those r ur parents but when my parents divoced I was so hurt but as I got older I didn't miss the arguing and fighting and that whatever they were going through was their issue and not mine I just did not want to b the go between and that I had to make myself okay

Heey Megan! <br />
<br />
Sounds like your not happy in your own skin, which is sad, and something I can fully relate to!<br />
I have been through the Christchurch (New Zealand) earthquakes, (please google it if you havnt heard :) ) and my dad died when I was six, and I started a new school and I just had enough and wasnt happy. I looked at beautiful girls in magazines and just wish of me being one of them...but what I now realize is that i dont want to be like them, because when I look properly at them I see that there just girls that are made to look that way, in other words they are fake.<br />
But there is know need to keep eating junk food and not exercise, but I'm not saying don't stop eating altogether, and go crazy exercising! I'm saying just narrow down how much you eat! It's actually quite simple!<br />
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Now listen to what I'm saying because I have been there and done that! <br />
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Message me anytime! <br />
Goodluck! :)

Exercise is not that bad i go to nextgeneration and it is only 5.00 to get in and you can go in what ever day and what ever time you get your on trainer and he tells you what to eat and how to lose that flab ! i was 9stone now i am 8stone.<br />
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nextgeneration in swindon !

I used to weight around 265 pounds when I was in middle school. Then freshman year I decided to do something about It I lost 100 pounds. I stopped eating junk food, and junk food. I started getting into sports and I wanted to gain weight so i ate more to gain for sports. I was around 215 on the football team, and wrestling I dropped back to 185. Now I weight around 199 or 198. I am a vegan I feel so much healthier too, and I have more energy.<br />
Sincerly, Eric Stein.

My mom did Leslie sandsone walking videos a couple of years ago, and we all started eating at home more often, and she lost 40 pounds in only one year. If you want, I can be your motivation.

I feel the exact same as you, !! And as weird as it sounds I weigh the same and its like, no matter what I do nothing does anyting to change my way of thinking. I get into the groove of working out and eating right and its like I begin to think, am I really worth it, do I really deserve this at all. Message me if you want ! Because I'm looking for someone to go through this life changing experience with me cause I can't do it alone I've tried waaaaaay too many times and everytime I get let down...<br />
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insecure bear < 3

1) The problems are NOT you 2) Do things you enjoy, make a list 3) Read Dr Phils ultimate weight solution. 4) set de a daily/weekly goals, not weight goals, but what you are going to do. 5) weigh yourself once a week only.<br />
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It's not about dieting. It's a lifestyle. Others may be sabotaging your weight loss. There is some good advice in responses.<br />
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This is a fact: If you eat 2000 calories, you must burn 2001 to lose.<br />
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TV shows "Greatest Losers" have trainers with the 5-6 days week for 5-6 hours a day. Everyone will lose weight, but most will put it on.<br />
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Do things that make you happy, you do not have to be a people pleaser. Just be kind. Go for it.

in my personal experience, it takes time. you have to set urself small goals. i set a target weight loss of 8 lbs a month... it took me a while and some months were better then ever. But in the end i lost 190lbs.... i feel great and i knw u will too!!! jus keep being urself and dnt let any1 make u feel less then them... we all bleed red.... they are no better

losing weight is never easy... the biggest thing ive learned is it takes sometime. set urself up w short goals to start. say 6lbs in a month... it may seem small but if u lose more then that ur still a winner!!! just think in 6 months thats 36lbs!!!! thats a great goal i say!!! good luck with ur goals and keep plugging away.

the green juice diet<br />
the deal is while ur on it the weight goes off prettyy slow in the first 3 weeks infact u wud hardly notice a change in the first 2 weeks bt the end of the first month is the best in one month u can loose 20 pounds bt if u stick to it<br />
u need to make urself a jug of this following juice n drink it all day <br />
-4 cups spinach<br />
-1 bunch parsley<br />
-2 stalks celery<br />
-4 cucumbers<br />
-1 bell pepper<br />
-1 inch ginger<br />
-6 apples <br />
-one lemon<br />
-one lime<br />
-1.5 glass of water<br />
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trust me it doesnt taste bad i lost almost 45 pounds in 2 months <br />
n yes u will crave chewing bt all u can chew on is <br />
- 4 dates per day<br />
-7 Raw almond per day <br />
and ofcourse DO NOT forget to take a ONE A DAY Vitamin and ur young u might wanna consult a doctor first im 24 works just fine for me n my younger cousin she is ur age n yes its gonna be very very hard to stick to it but babes u just need to make up ur mind n stick to it trust me ur wasting ur young days like this i know whats being chubby like!! xxx best of luck n if u need further help im always there to help u out xx

Hi Micmegan,<br />
I know what you are going through. I told you before i can help you with this problem. I promise you you will see great results with this meal management program. It is very easy to do and it is something that you can maintain. All you do is drink a rvl shake twice. Have one for breakfast eat a snack about two to three hours later ahve another shake for lunch and another snack two to three hours later have a sincibly dinner and then one more snack before nine o'clock it is just that symple. It is all natural and there are no side affects to it. Please write and chat with me I will be very happy to help you get this started. When I started my rvl meal management program I weighed 200 pounds I have now lost 37 pounds and I feel great. I do some excersie too abiut ten minutes a day. It really does work. Please write me and let me know what you want to do. You do not have to go through life feeling the way you do. I use to feel bad I was always tired and never had any energy. Now I have energy, I am not tired and I feel great. That is the big picture for me. I will continue my meal management program simply because I have succedded in what I wanted to do the most Lose weight. Your Friend dtlgilbo

Hi Micmegan,<br />
I know what you are going through. I told you before i can help you with this problem. I promise you you will see great results with this meal management program. It is very easy to do and it is something that you can maintain. All you do is drink a rvl shake twice. Have one for breakfast eat a snack about two to three hours later ahve another shake for lunch and another snack two to three hours later have a sincibly dinner and then one more snack before nine o'clock it is just that symple. It is all natural and there are no side affects to it. Please write and chat with me I will be very happy to help you get this started. When I started my rvl meal management program I weighed 200 pounds I have now lost 37 pounds and I feel great. I do some excersie too abiut ten minutes a day. It really does work. Please write me and let me know what you want to do. You do not have to go through life feeling the way you do. I use to feel bad I was always tired and never had any energy. Now I have energy, I am not tired and I feel great. That is the big picture for me. I will continue my meal management program simply because I have succedded in what I wanted to do the most Lose weight. Your Friend dtlgilbo

Hi Micmegan,<br />
I know what you are going through. I told you before i can help you with this problem. I promise you you will see great results with this meal management program. It is very easy to do and it is something that you can maintain. All you do is drink a rvl shake twice. Have one for breakfast eat a snack about two to three hours later ahve another shake for lunch and another snack two to three hours later have a sincibly dinner and then one more snack before nine o'clock it is just that symple. It is all natural and there are no side affects to it. Please write and chat with me I will be very happy to help you get this started. When I started my rvl meal management program I weighed 200 pounds I have now lost 37 pounds and I feel great. I do some excersie too abiut ten minutes a day. It really does work. Please write me and let me know what you want to do. You do not have to go through life feeling the way you do. I use to feel bad I was always tired and never had any energy. Now I have energy, I am not tired and I feel great. That is the big picture for me. I will continue my meal management program simply because I have succedded in what I wanted to do the most Lose weight. Your Friend dtlgilbo

Hi Micmegan,<br />
I know what you are going through. I told you before i can help you with this problem. I promise you you will see great results with this meal management program. It is very easy to do and it is something that you can maintain. All you do is drink a rvl shake twice. Have one for breakfast eat a snack about two to three hours later ahve another shake for lunch and another snack two to three hours later have a sincibly dinner and then one more snack before nine o'clock it is just that symple. It is all natural and there are no side affects to it. Please write and chat with me I will be very happy to help you get this started. When I started my rvl meal management program I weighed 200 pounds I have now lost 37 pounds and I feel great. I do some excersie too abiut ten minutes a day. It really does work. Please write me and let me know what you want to do. You do not have to go through life feeling the way you do. I use to feel bad I was always tired and never had any energy. Now I have energy, I am not tired and I feel great. That is the big picture for me. I will continue my meal management program simply because I have succedded in what I wanted to do the most Lose weight. Your Friend dtlgilbo

Hi Micmegan,<br />
I know what you are going through. I told you before i can help you with this problem. I promise you you will see great results with this meal management program. It is very easy to do and it is something that you can maintain. All you do is drink a rvl shake twice. Have one for breakfast eat a snack about two to three hours later ahve another shake for lunch and another snack two to three hours later have a sincibly dinner and then one more snack before nine o'clock it is just that symple. It is all natural and there are no side affects to it. Please write and chat with me I will be very happy to help you get this started. When I started my rvl meal management program I weighed 200 pounds I have now lost 37 pounds and I feel great. I do some excersie too abiut ten minutes a day. It really does work. Please write me and let me know what you want to do. You do not have to go through life feeling the way you do. I use to feel bad I was always tired and never had any energy. Now I have energy, I am not tired and I feel great. That is the big picture for me. I will continue my meal management program simply because I have succedded in what I wanted to do the most Lose weight. Your Friend dtlgilbo

Hi Micmegan,<br />
I know what you are going through. I told you before i can help you with this problem. I promise you you will see great results with this meal management program. It is very easy to do and it is something that you can maintain. All you do is drink a rvl shake twice. Have one for breakfast eat a snack about two to three hours later ahve another shake for lunch and another snack two to three hours later have a sincibly dinner and then one more snack before nine o'clock it is just that symple. It is all natural and there are no side affects to it. Please write and chat with me I will be very happy to help you get this started. When I started my rvl meal management program I weighed 200 pounds I have now lost 37 pounds and I feel great. I do some excersie too abiut ten minutes a day. It really does work. Please write me and let me know what you want to do. You do not have to go through life feeling the way you do. I use to feel bad I was always tired and never had any energy. Now I have energy, I am not tired and I feel great. That is the big picture for me. I will continue my meal management program simply because I have succedded in what I wanted to do the most Lose weight. Your Friend dtlgilbo

Hi Meghan,<br />
I am certainly proud of you for trying to lose weight. But before we talk about the weight lose let's talk about you. Sometimes sad things happen in life it's not a reflection of your parents not loving you. It's about them not being able to keep their commitment. Sometimes when adults are hurting they cannot see what their children are going through. I am sure because I am a mom with children that you are loved by your parents. Her are my first suggestions in weight lose. Don't eat double portions. Don't snack when your bored or lonely. I have some other suggestions the next time we chat. Meghan I hope to hear from you soon your new friend Lee

hi Megan :] i'm also 17 and trying to lose weight. while i'm not exactly big, there are still parts of my body that i need to change. mostly, try to remember that losing weight isn't the most important thing, it's about being healthy. i am starting to go to the gym almost every day with my boyfriend. i do about 45 minutes to an hour of cardio, and then i do some weight training. most people don't know that if you want to lose weight, you have to do a lot of weight training in addition to the cardio, because that is what will help you lose the weight.<br />
i know this is a really old message board, but i hope you are making the progress that you want to be making, and i hope you are living healthy :] good luck in everything that you do!

hi Megan :] i'm also 17 and trying to lose weight. while i'm not exactly big, there are still parts of my body that i need to change. mostly, try to remember that losing weight isn't the most important thing, it's about being healthy. i am starting to go to the gym almost every day with my boyfriend. i do about 45 minutes to an hour of cardio, and then i do some weight training. most people don't know that if you want to lose weight, you have to do a lot of weight training in addition to the cardio, because that is what will help you lose the weight.<br />
i know this is a really old message board, but i hope you are making the progress that you want to be making, and i hope you are living healthy :] good luck in everything that you do!

look megan.... my names nannie, and i understand what your going through. i am 16 and weigh 170 pounds..... i constantly gain weight and lose weight. my family had bought that p90x plan... its really simple to follow and it helped a bunch. but i recomend researchning online tips for loosing weight because p90x is pretty expensive. good luck to u! :)

Try working out an hour a day, no excuses and cutting your portions in half for 3 meals and allow 1-3 healthy snacks, small portioned ones mind you. <br />
I have found hulu to have several variations on yoga, and Pilates which I have been doing. It's not as hard as it looks, just go as far as you can and keep at it, you will find yourself going further in each posture, and it helps to clear you mind a little, as well as (odd as this sounds) for me leaves me less hungry when I do eat.<br />
Most of all you may want to try to find a friend or buddy to keep you on track, say when you feel like not working out that day, they are around to say why would you want to skip, or even to lend an ear.<br />
You are young, try to find something that works for you and stick with it, carry it into your adult life and it will not steer you wrong. Good Luck

Eat regularly or else your body will go into starve-mode and try to store everything you eat as fat. But watch what you eat... it's simple really: Dont eat fat! Dont eat anything with fat in it. Dont put mayo on your sandwhich. no butter. eat veggies and fruit. oatmeal. eat chicken baked- nothing fried. no fast food. stick to mostly water. just look at the fat gram content of everything you eat and drink and if it has fat in it, look for something that doesnt.

Another good option is to see a doctor or a nutritionist. Sometimes doctors aren't clued into nutrition; all they know about is diseases and drugs. A nutritionist might be better. Whatever you decide on, make it something you can stick with YOUR WHOLE LIFE. Don't get caught up in the diet circle. Make lifestyle changes.<br />
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Good luck.

It is hard to lose weight no matter your age. I am 29 and will be 30 in October. I am 5'0 with a medium fr<x>ame. I was about 45 to 50 pounds overweight. I still need to lose about 35 pounds. I walk, hike, or do some kind of physical activity (cut grass with push mower, etc.) 5 days a week for about 30 to 45 minutes. I am in grad school, so when I go to the campus, I park about 15 minutes away from the building(s) that I need to go to. I'll take the stairs when I can. I also gave up drinking Mtn. Dew. Yes, I will drink a soda, but I only get the little tiny cans of coke or sprite. I go back and forth between 1% and 2% milk. I eat more fruits and veggies. I also try to get the high fiber foods (cereal, oatmeal, snack bars). I do add a little sugar to the oatmeal for taste but I do try to get plenty of fiber everyday. <br />
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I know that people say not to do this because people get discouraged because weight fluctuates daily. But I can handle it. Anyway, every morning, at approximately the same time, I weigh myself. Then, I will enter it into Excel. In Excel, I have created one column for the date (30 June 2011), one column for the day (Thursday), and then another column for the weight. I have it set so that I can even chart/graph the weight. It's pretty cool because I can see how my weight has decreased since March of this year. If you send me a private message, reminding me who you are, I can explain it a little better, or send a blank copy to you by email.<br />
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If you are on Facebook, you can make status updates about your weight loss. You can do a status update at certain times...like when you lose a certain amount of weight. For example, I am going for every 5 pounds. So, I am only posting about once a month to month and a half. You can also do a status update letting your friends know that you want to lose weight. Let them know that you are going to go for a walk. If you have a couple of friends that could go with you, then they can help you stay motivated. Also, if you are in college, take advantage of the gym. Talk with the nurse at the college or even your personal dr. The nurse at the college may be able to get you in touch with someone at the college gym that could help you. There may be students that are interested in fitness training that may be interested in helping you. <br />
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I know that it's hard and can be discouraging when the weight doesn't go away as fast as you would like. I have some weeks where I don't lose any weight at all. Most weeks, I lose less than a pound (somewhere between a half a pound to 3/4 of a pound) and other weeks where I lose 1 pound to slightly more than a pound. I can tell you that you will start to feel better, especially as you start noticing how your clothes will fit better. Oh and drink lots of water...ice cold water. Good luck.

Hey girl, hope u're ok<br />
see, i'm this randm dude who's not in ur boat. i used to b 17 bt tht ws 2 years ago. i've been gaining n losing weight effortlessly n tht little fact won't help u. BUTTTi used to b 30 kilos heavier<br />
n i think the rest of wht i hv to say might.<br />
1. after a week of nothing but water to drink (try going to a place like OBS), u stop wanting any drink tht tastes sweet. bt dnt succumb 2 tht 'a sip won't hurt', arite?<br />
2. when u're away from home, food becomes anything u can eat rather than what you choose to eat.<br />
3. Try joining a karate/tkd class/ some other exercise... after a month or so, DARE ur coach to put u in a competition n train like you don't wanna get beaten the crap out of in that competition (a little motivation helps lol)<br />
4. Don't think so much about what you want. Make yourself busy! See, the thing about not being old is you' can shake your bones a bit w/o being seen as too adventurous. Go shopping or wtv u girls do for exercise... <br />
5. An hour of swimming/wtv tht sweats to get ur mind off nay-sayers, bullies n etc. u'll b 2 tired to do anytg else bt sleep after (unless u shower)<br />
6. i used to sleep past meal times bt i don't think that's healthy whn done for consecutive meals<br />
7. Avoid rice/carbs like the plague but i've never paid too much attention to that. Lost the 30 kilos by doing ntg but points 1-6<br />
8. dnt smoke/drink<br />
9. get a boyfriend to work you out (read: work out buddy)

hi Megan, i am in the same situation as you, i currently started to lose weight , just by diet and excersize and i know its really hard to stick with it but i did and you can too, i dont eat extremely healthy as i should but doing small things even help, first off i got a step tracker make sure you take 10 thousand steps a day and i also count calories u need to burn more then you eat, and next i use a treadmill every single day everyday, and on week days in the morning i have a wii console and i do dances or wii fit , and that helps alot, if your truely deidicated to losing weight you can do whatever your mind is set to, dont give you, weight is a real problem that happen to alot of people your not alone and i hope that you get what you want out of life.

Hi Megan! I read your story and it really hit close to home <3. I am 17 and also from a broken home. Its normal to not want to tell the people around you that you are trying to loose weight but its a lot easier to loose the weight if who ever buys the groceries knows not to get your favorite guilty pleasures. Try not to think about food too much by looking up diet recipes....that tends to just make me just want to eat. I'm sure you've heard the same advise over and over again about what to do to loose weight and the thing is we know when we are about to eat something bad or we keep eating when we are full so hearing those things doesn't matter. Just try to stay busy and do things that make you happy to distract yourself from food and its comforts. Good luck XD

Hi Megan! I read your story and it really hit close to home <3. I am 17 and also from a broken home. Its normal to not want to tell the people around you that you are trying to loose weight but its a lot easier to loose the weight if who ever buys the groceries knows not to get your favorite guilty pleasures. Try not to think about food too much by looking up diet recipes....that tends to just make me just want to eat. I'm sure you've heard the same advise over and over again about what to do to loose weight and the thing is we know when we are about to eat something bad or we keep eating when we are full so hearing those things doesn't matter. Just try to stay busy and do things that make you happy to distract yourself from food and its comforts. Good luck XD

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I won't say I know your pain, but I will say I understand it. I was overweight most of my life. If it any solace Our peers are often the worst critics, which make your goal to lose weight even harder with the emotional trauma you suffered with your parents divorce. I grew up in a small town which made being overweight even worse, I don't need to explain I am sure you understand. I am 55 now and I dealt with the ridicule jokes and taunts by withdrawing into my self and using food as a crutch and it became an addiction. Ask yourself this are you losing weight to be accepted? If you answer yes then your weight loss attempts will fail. I learned that until I answered no I am doing it for me it didn't work. Weight loss is journey not of acceptance by our peers but acceptance and change within ourselves, until your goal to lose weight is one that comes from within you. When the you find that goal and strength within yourself the problems your facing will still be there but they won't matter to you. Weight loss is journey that does not happen overnight, it is full of both disappointments and triumphs. The triumphs make the journey easy the disappointments make it almost impossible at times, but it can be done, remember it is only the resolve to obtain your goal that comes form deep within you will get you though.

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Thanks for sharing your experience... I agree speaking to your doctor is the best option but if you make a few diet changes it may help to kick start you metabolism and you in the right direction. <br />
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- eat 3 meals a day and 3 snacks (protein) - this will help to boost your metabolism. Most people think that if they don't eat then you lose weight but this is not true. Your body freaks out that you'll never eat again and goes into Starvation Mode and will hold on to fat because it is a energy source. <br />
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In the main meals try to have about 100g of lean protein so things like Chicken, can of tuna, beef etc..<br />
Limit carbs (potatoes, breads, pastas) to the morning meal and lunch and avoid them in the evening.<br />
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Did you know that 1g of carbohydrates holds 3 gram of water when eaten. So if you drop the carbs you may potential fluid retention. <br />
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Drink at least 2 litres of water a day this helps with weightloss and sometimes thirst can appear as hunger!<br />
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10,000 steps a day is what you should aim for. No need to do rigorous exercise! We all have this perception that we need to run and lift weights like athletes but we don't want to be athletes we just want to be lean and trim. 10,000 steps is adequate to start off with. <br />
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Focus on these three things and you will be surprised how quickly you can get results. <br />
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(Limiting Carbs like potates, pasta, sugar can be hard because we get addicted to them, try to be strong it can take about 3 days to get over these cravings but then it should be easier)<br />
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Lastly - only you can make yourself suceed or fail - believe in youself and remember it took time to put the weigth on and it will take time to lose it. Nothing is over night xoxox :)

hay megan my name is keke and im 21 years old im also tryin to lose weight and its hard for me my weight go up and dwn and i jus wanna keep it dwn but i dnt kno how to i dnt really eat food i jus eat sweets all the time and i dnt kno why but dnt be afraid to tell anyone that you tryin to lose weight because only god can jude u and we are all equal in dis wrld so i wish you good luck and pray that you will get help because i kno you can do it.

yea i have the same prob. but the funny thing is i get fater when i dont eat

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Hi Megan,<br />
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My advice to you would be, eat every 3 hrs ( small healthy meals) everyday! you have to open your mind to new foods out there and trust me there are more beneficial foods through self discovery than there are on the supermarket shelves. <br />
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Please learn about nutrition, how the body works and what certain foods do to help specific parts/area's of your body above all else, find a happy place inside yourself ((spiritually)). Take time to breathe slowly and in this time really tune in to your thoughts and body.<br />
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You can after 6pm - you can eat any time you like as long as it's 3hrs apart each small meal. Run for endurance ( your meal plan will help you with exercise) and swim for mental focus.<br />
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I wish you all the best<br />
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Lucy age 32 - 9 stone lighter and counting ;-) x

Wow I know excatly how you feel, I'm 15 but I wanted to lose wieght at about 13 and didn't know what to do and then I tried losing wieght on my own, even going as far as trying to hide it from everyone around me. Though I did lose the wieght, support does help, I believe no one will judge you for trying to make yourself healthier and if they do, then just turn your nose up and walk away

There's little point in saying go on a det to you, because that's not practical - because you most likely live at home, etc. Just start exercising. Start with 30 mins of walking 3 times a week, walk the dog or something, even little changes can make a huge difference! trust me.

The first step is to actually ask for help. Get in contact with a professional dietitian and see if your insurance will cover the cost. Starving yourself will just urge you to want to eat more, most likely not an apple but a tub of icecream, candy bars and whatever other junk you can find. The best way to lose weight would be to eat a variety of fruits and veggies along with whole grains, nuts, beans and some fish and chicken. Eat 6 small meals a day and start a walking plan. It's okay to feel uncomfortable with your weight, we all do sometimes. The important thing is that you get help and lose the weight correctly! Hope this helps&goodluck.[ :

hi im 16 im 511 and weigh 235 pounds<br />
ive been over weight for like 10 years n im only 16<br />
ive been suspended from school like 10 times for beating kids up for calling me nasty names like fat *** fat **** / i do hav friends just not a large group i moved in with my dad 2 years ago<br />
because i got expelled from my school for beating someone up n sending them to the hospital nobody realizes how hard it is for me. the worst is when i meet girls i feel like i never hav a chance cuz im the fat kidd i lost about 30 pounds last summer doing atkins diet but i cant stick to it. i feel like an outkast cuz all my friends are popular on all the sports teams n i used to play on the football team till i was to overweight to play then i neva went back to playong o prob could make a career out of it i was the fat nose tac kle that sacked the quaterback like 1 time a game. me and one of my other friends are over weight then all th rest are skinny im sick of peope saying ohh u brought the big kids today. that makes me feel like. ****. moving was really hard on me i was new to high school a different town n of course the new fat kid to pick on im in 11th grade now i made it through 3 years of ******* bullshit already i need to lose weight so people stop judging me on my weight someone please help me Im Begging you i wanna drop out of school i cant take it!!!!!!!!!

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hey sweetie, how BRAVE you are!<br />
look i'm sixteen as well and weigh 74 kilos at a height of 164 cm.. so i went onto a BMI calculator and worked out that 66 kgs is healthy.<br />
it's so easy to see the number and feel bad for a day and then lose all your motivation the next isn't it?<br />
anyway all i can say is that there are SOME things that are really basic and work heaps.<br />
exercise was never an issue for me but you need to make sure you do something moderately intense for at least like an hour a day. another thing is make your portion sizes smaller when you eat, i went to france recently and they eat like less than half of what we do and look incredible and are always full because, (BEST TIP EVER) they drink water alllllll the time. like before meals have a glass or two of water and keep sipping during the meal, you feel fuller and won't eat as much. have yoghurt and stuff instead of icecream etc etc. 5 serves of fruit/veg per day because it's healthy and also because it has lots of FIBER which keeps you FULLER for LONGER. sweet. also make sure you reduce your screen time so on the computer, watching tv etc etc and ALWAYS eat breakfast, it kick starts your metabolism so you don't feel even more hungry during the day.<br />
last but not least, DON'T STRESS. there is a whole lot more to life than being skinny and boring.<br />
:)

Hey Megan,<br />
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Wow, some of the comments are a little wierd. Let me tell you what I have learned. I was 180 lbs at our age and being 5'2" that's a lot of weight. I've been a yo-yo dieter, tried every DVD workout tape out there - the latest being the Biggest Loser, tried every diet out there, and the latest was talk to a doctor, a nutritionist and professional trainer. Now I"m losing weight, not for my appearance, but for my health.<br />
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My best friend died at age 37 from cancer caused from being overweight. I have joint pain,back pain and constantly twist my ankle because my weight is throwing my joints out of place. I am at risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart attack. I can't keep up after my 2 year old and puff when I climb up stairs. But I'm changing that...finally...for good, with the help of The Biggest Loser show, exercise DVDs, Food Journal, Cookbook and www.sparkpeople.com.<br />
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Here's what you do. <br />
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1) Tell someone you are trying to lose weight and any help or advice they want to offer you is greatly appreciated. Some will try and help you, others hinder because they don't want you to change for their own reasons. Let the ones who want to help you, help you and forget the rest.<br />
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2) Buy yourself the following pieces of equipment: a digital food scale and measuring cups and a digital weight scale preferrably witha fat% and water% reader.<br />
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3) Buy yourself a paper food journal. Sure you can write it on pieces of paper but buy a food journal book - it helps keep you on track better as everything is laid out for you and you don't have to think about anything. This is THE MOST IMPORTANT EQUIPMENT in your weight loss journey.<br />
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4) The first week, record everything you eat. Don't worry about counting calories or what you eat, just record the food, everything, including the number of jellybeans, the chips, the pop, the candy and chocolate, the doughnuts, the salads, the burgers, everything. Just record everything you eat for a week.<br />
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5) After one week, sit down and input everything from your journal into the Nutrition tracker in www.sparkpeople.com. See how many calories you ate in a week and how many calories you ate in one day. You should be eating no more than 2000 cal/day or 14,000 cal/week. If you are eating more than that, how many calories are you over in the week? 3500 calories = 1 pound. If you are over in your calories, there is the cause of your weight gain. PERIOD.<br />
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6) Now you have an idea of what you are eating, how many calories you are consuming, and why you are gaining weight. BASIC RULE - Calories In, Calories Out. One calorie is a measurement of energy. If you are putting in more energy that you are putting out, that energy is turned to fat. You need to burn more calories than you intake. This is the key. Let me repeat that. CALORIES IN - CALORIES OUT. This is the key.<br />
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7) To maintain your weight, eat 2000 cal/day. This is the number your body burns to keep your body going. To lose weight, take your current weight x 7 = calories needed daily to lose weight. Once you hit 150 lbs or less, minimum intake should be 1200 cal/day to lose weight. You can weight yourself to recalculate your calorie intake daily if you want. Yes, this is your reason to obsess about the scale, solely to calculate your daily calorie intake to lose weight and keep you going. It has nothing to do with how much you lose. Watch your fat% for that. Okay, you will be counting calories when you first start but not forever. The reason you begin by counting calories is so you get an idea of portion size and what the proper amount of food is. Once you brain learns visually what is correct portion sizes, you no longer need to count calories. But when you first start, you need to count calories.<br />
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8) THE WORKOUT - You can lose weight without working out. Watching your calories will do this. However, as you lose weight, your skin will sag and you will have hanging patches of skin on you (bat wings on the arms, pinch an inch on your belly, cellulite on your legs). To fix this, you workout. Simply put - replace the sags with muscle. Aerobics builds your heart, lungs and endurance and weights tighten the skin. Muscle weights more than fat but takes up less space so you may weight more, but look slimmer. This is the reason why it is pointless to look at your scale for anything less than calculating your calorie intake.<br />
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To destress, add in yoga once or twice a week. This will also stretch out the muscles after you lift weights. Check out Joyce L. Vedral - 12 Minute Workout book for a easy quick weight workout.<br />
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That is it. The hardest part will be changing your eating habits. It takes hard work and commitment. By watching your calories, you will eventually learn what foods are less calories and what are more. <br />
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Use www.sparkpeople.com to find articles, motiviation and an online support group if you aren't getting support at home.<br />
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Good Luck and Congratulations on making a commitment to a healthier lifestyle.

You are getting a lot of good feed back. You are young and if you put your mind to something go for it. Have faith in yourself, I am sure you can find support through someone in your family as well. I know how hard it is to have parents get a divorce. But, they do still care about you.Sit down and talk to them get some of their impute as well. I am on a journey to lose weight as well and, have found a wonderful site it is called myfitnesspal.com. It has been a great help, a good start is to cut back on what you eat. try just portion sizes and drink plenty of water. I drink at least 9 glasses a day. That is me, you should only drink if you are thirsty.And, get lots of exercises. Don't worry about how fast the weight comes off. It will and, the slower it comes off the easier it is to keep it off. Most of have faith in yourself, learn to love yourself and be you.

WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE I WAS ABOUT YOUR SAME WEIGHT. MY MOM AND SISTER WERE SKINNY AND I TRIED WEARING MY SISTER'S CLOTHES--BOY WHEN I DID , DID SHE GET MAD, I DON'T BLAME HER, BUT PSYCHOLOGICALLY IF I COULD FIT IN THEM I WAS THAT WIEGHT LOL. MY MOM PAID FOR WIGHT WATCHERS, I EVEN ATE HALF OF WHAT THEY TOLD ME TO, IN ONE WEEK I GAINED THREE AND HALF POUNDS, THEY THOUGHT I CHEATED. AND I REALLY DIDN'T. MY MOM HAD MY THYROID TESTED IT WAS NORMAL, OF COURSE. HAD ME GO TH THIS DOCTOR THAT GAVE ME SHOTS OF I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT. THIS WAS OVER THIRTY YEARS AGO TAKE IT. I GUESS WAHT I'M TRYING TO GT ACROSS IS I EMPATHIZE WITH YOY TOTALLY AND I'M SO SORRY. YOU KNOW THE BIGGEST THING I BELIEVE IS DON'T STARVE YOURSELF. OR GO WITHOUT EATING. ITHE BESTTHING I FOUNDWAS TO GRAZE ALL DAY. YOUR BODY WILL HANG ON TO YOUR FATS IN ORDER TO SURVIVE IF YOUR BRAIN SAYS Z"IM NOT GOING TO EAT" ai PROMISE! EVEN IF YOU GRAZE WITH A LITTLE BIT OF GOODIES IT'S OK, BUT JUST EAST SOMETHING BUT A LITTLE SOMETHING EVERY HOUR OR SO. I STILL STRUGGLE EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE BELIEVE ME AND IROLLAR COASTER BETWEEN 115 AND 127 ALL YEAR. IT'S STILL SO HARD. IT HAS TO BE ON THE FORE FRONT OF MY MIND EVERY DAY. I ENVY THOSE PEOPLE THAT CAN JUST LIVE WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT WHETHER THEIR PANTS ARE GOIING TO FIT OR NOT. I'VE HAD 8 KIDS TWO SETS OF TWINS ITS BEEN HARD TO GET THE WEIGHT OFF TRUST ME BUT IVE DONE IT. YOU KNOW THE HOLLYWOOD COOKIE DIET, IS PRETTY GOOD , FOR ME ANYWAY. IT HELPS AT NIGHT WHEN YOU WANT A GOODIE OR THAT SNACK YOU WANT THAT YOU END UP EATING A WHOLE LOT, I GUESS IT HAS THAT FIBER THAT EXPANDS AND IT HELPS, YOU MAY WANT TO TRY IT FOR THAT. THEIR WEBSITE HAS SOME PRETTY GOOD SPECIALS. REMEMBER IT'S WHATS INSIDE THAT COUNTS. GIVE OF YOURSELF DON'T BE BITTER, SHOW YOUR INNER BEAUTY, YOU'LL BE SURPRISED HOW MANY PEOPLE DON'T EVEN SEE HOW MUCH YOU WEIGH!

I cannot see you and therefore am unable to judge your visual representation! <br />
Does that make it easier for you to talk? I think that at this point , you are your greatest critic!<br />
Love yourself - especially when there are things about you that you feel need to be changed!<br />
I understand that you were able to find comfort in food when things were uncomfortable within your environment.<br />
Now that you feel that a change is in order, find ways to change your behavior that will lead to the physical changes you desire.<br />
In life there are only TWO things that you can hope to have some control over;<br />
Your actions,<br />
Your reaction to the things that happen to or around you. PERIOD!<br />
It will not always be easy - it will prove to be rewarding.<br />
That is life!

Hi Megan<br />
First of all sweetheart, there is nothing wrong with being fat, you are who you are, you must not think you are any different fromanyone else....You maynot like yourself but I'm pretty sure there are plenty of people who do....I don't know how many diets you've tried but I have a 100% one and I guarantee you will lose weight....Now those big dinner plates you use for breakfast, lunch and dinner.....Change them for a smaller one, don't put so much on them...drink about a quart and a half of water a day.....cut out the sugar, and the chocolates, you can eat what you usually eat but cut it down to half of what you did eat.... Another thing don't do this for anyone but yourself, if someone doesn't like you now, they're not going to change their opinion when you are slim... So do this for yourself ok? Some people have a gastric band fitted.....Now whats that all about? ....It's because they eat to much and they are just to lazy to do anything about it.....It's exactly the same as what I'm saying, Yes it will take a little will power but I just know you have that, and don't forget to do a little exercise... just a brisk walk around the block 2 or 3 times to start with will be enough until your ready to go that little bit further....So Megan, are you going to make us all proud of you?? try it ...say for a month, then let us know if you lost a dress size ok?? The only thing that makes you put on weight is food , so cut it down, and cut out all the sweet and sugary things....<br />
We all know you can do it, so don't let us down

dont feel bad about yourself megan there is still hope.unicity is the key!

I completely agree with 7-7-10 system ....+ a physically active lifestyle .....

Hi,<br />
4 words, simple concept - Calories In, Calories Out. Think about it... if you're always eating a little too much, your body is just going to store it. But if you always eat a little less than what you use, your body will give some up.<br />
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I'm a 46 yr. old married man. As a kid I was told that I was fat (I wasn't), but I had that image in my head and was always very self conscious and it really influenced how I saw myself. Later in life, I developed some food issues. Ultimately, I gained a lot when my wife was pregnant (sympathy eating) and kept it on for 12 yrs. And my self worth went in the toilet.<br />
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I tried every diet: Atkins, Southbeach, peal a pound, 3 day, etc. These attempts always failed and I felt worse every time - a total failure. And last year I made a realization - I failed because I hated what I was doing - diet food sucked, felt like a starving waif, etc. And then I decided to just eat things that I LIKE, but control my portions (I also eliminated many 'bad' foods, ie. too much fats, sugars, etc. - but I still eat things that I LIKE). Portion control means counting calories. This is work, especially when you start out, but it is totally rewarding because if you stay within your limits, you WILL see results. As it becomes routine, it gets much easier and you figure out what you can go for and what you can't There are some good ways to count calories: computer programs, websites, books, etc. (I use a program called Calorie King and had some success with weight watchers, but do some research and find something that you LIKE that works for you.) <br />
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Add to this exercise. You don't have to do anything that hurts or over exerts you. I walk my dogs about an hour a day most days along with a few simple crunches and push ups thrown in. My daughter got me to try pull ups... I can finally do one! Again, find a simple thing that you LIKE and will continue to do. And remember, the more you exercise, the larger your portions can be.<br />
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This doesn't address the emotional aspects of food and how we sometimes use it for comfort, etc. But if you recognize a pattern in your behavior you can begin to address it and try to avoid or confront those situations that trigger emotional eating. Gaining control of these circumstances is a very powerful experience. Other people may not understand, or may even try to undermine you, but stick to what works for you.<br />
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End results for me: I lost 35# over about a year and am still going. There was a lot of up and down and setbacks, but it has gotten easier over time. And I feel much healthier, and better about myself.