Need Losing Weight Buddy!

Hello there, the names Brianna. Im fifteen years old (almost 16 in October) and I'm just sick of my body. And I'm sick of my unhealthy lifestyle. See, Im homeschooled... and due to the fact that I'm home all day I get tempted to eat whenever I'm bored. And that's a lot. For the last month my eating habits have been horrible. Ill eat about 9 cookies a day, sometimes thats all Ill eat. We eat fast food almost every night, and just horrible eating habbits. My moms fat, by my sister isnt, she has a great figure. Ive always been the fat child.

I want to be skinny, but I dont know where to start. Im absoluelty clueless when it comes to dieting and exercises. I need help! And I need a buddy to motivate me, I mean I've tried exercising everyday but after the first day... I just get unmotivated. And quit. Im sick of being the 'fat friend' I want to be more confident, and just more healthier.

Im 5'8 - 5'10. (Somewhere in between there)
I weigh 156. (Some would debate thats a healthy weight but I disagree. I have HUGE love handles (cant wear any shirts without looking/feeling like crap) Huge thighs, Fat legs, and a chubby stomach.
I want to weight 120 - 130. Though that might be to low. Ill be happy with 135.

I just want to look my best and be skinny. Since Im so tall when Im next to my friends I look like a huge monster. I want to lose the weight by Decemeber (when ill probably get a lot new clothes because of christmas) But I understand if thats too much to soon.

So anybody whose going through the same thing I am, anybody who can help me find healthier things to eat, and can encourage me... Id really apprectiate it. And no worries I can encourage you too!

Anyways, please and thanks! Haha. (:
bdominique bdominique
13-15, F
3 Responses Sep 17, 2012

Hi I'd like to helps when will u be online?

Hi! I feel your pain. I'm 5'11, athletic build, but chunky.

Have you tried using the app "My Fitness Pal"? I've been using it for about a month now and it seems to work pretty well. It's basically a way to track your weight loss and see what exactly you're eating.

The first thing I would do if I were you is start eating more vegetables/fruits and STOP eating so much fast food. Try to replace that hamburger with a salad topped with as many types of veggies/protein (i.e.: chicken/lean meat/fish) as you want and get sliced apples with (or better yet without) caramel dip. Fast food often is very high in sodium which could lead to heart disease/high blood pressure.

Also, limit the amount of sugar you're eating. If you eat too much sugar-- specifically sugar in processed foods-- the chance of your body producing more fat increases.

You should probably aim for less than 2200 mg of sodium and about 25-32 g of sugar per day.

**Learn what a portion size is for each item in your meal! This was a huge thing for me.

And finally (sorry this post is so freaking long) exercise! Ride your bike to the grocery store and buy fresh foods or go for a walk or jog around the neighborhood in between studying for history and english. Your diet is the most important factor, but you should be doing some sort of physical activity 3 times or more a week.

I hope this helps! If you have any questions or need encouragement, feel free to message me.

Hey Brianna! I understand how you feel. I have always been a yo yo dieter and have worked out constantly trying to get weight off. The last 5 years have been very hard for me. I discovered though that it actually is better not to diet but by saying this I mean that you need to change your life. I have been slowly doing this. I learned that it is good to eat breakfast in the morning and to eat small healthy meals. I have started this with a tailored meal plan that comes with a shopping list you can print out and just go shopping. Sometimes I can not abide by the meal plan but have learned to opt for healthy snacks and not weight until I am over the top starving. Everytime i get a craving for a cookie, stop and think about it before reaching and ask yourself exactly what that cookie is doing for you and ask yourself if you are truly hungry. It is hard I know but exercising and eating junk food will not get you to lose weight, but exercising and starving yourself will not get you to lose weight either. I introduced my friend to this system and she has lost 10 lbs in 6 weeks. I know that does not seem like much but think how much that can add up to! I am so excited for her and we cheer each other up. I lost 16 pounds since May and I still need to lose more but the journey to getting what we want is the funnest. I think that you will enjoy learning to eat different and it will be something to look forward to everyday. It is not a negative experience. It has been fun for both of us. I wish you the best but please do get in touch with me if you want to. We can e-mail each other or text and remind each other every day what our goal is. Day by day is all you need!

Get a hold of me if you want to, okay?