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Bgirl16

Joined: May 13
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Posted: 01 May 2013, 05:34
I'm starting to really get mad at myself. I have been on this diet for about three weeks now and at first I was very motivated. Now I gained two pounds of my already lost weight of 6 lbs. how I do I get fully motivated again and freaking stay that way!!!? I feel so guilty and really crappy. All I want to do is skip school and go running. My high school graduation is at the end of the month and I want to be down at least 10 lbs. A girl at school called my fat the other day. I guess this is a motivator for me but not for long. Help!!! I need some tips to stay with it. I really need this.
SherylPT13

Joined: Jan 13
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Posted: 01 May 2013, 06:11
I'm sorry someone called you fat - that is extremely mean and reflects more of HER character than anything about you.
Sometimes when we focus just on weight loss it's easy to lose sight of the big picture of who we are - - you are much more than your extra weight . . . . . you have special and unique things about you.
Try to focus on being healthy and taking care of your body, not just losing weight - eat fruits and veggies, fat-free dairy, whole grains, lean proteins like chicken; get some exercise several times a week.
And congrats on your upcoming graduation. Wink
Best wishes.
Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it.
Chinese Proverb
howej

Joined: Oct 12
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Posted: 10 May 2013, 22:02
If there's a dress you're wanting to fit into by then, hang that in plain site, so you see it everyday. If there's a time when you were thinner, find a picture...pin it in plainn site...find an anchor! Don't worry about what people think about you...I know at your age, that's virtually impossible because that's part of a teenagers life, but really in a few short weeks...none of it will matter. SheryIPT13 is right...it's a reflection of her own character...but more importantly how she views or feels about herself! Take care of yourself and GOOD LUCK with graduation and anything you choose to persue in life!
Spacey47

Joined: Apr 12
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Posted: 11 May 2013, 01:41
your a child

eat, play, be happy, run and have fun

give it a few years before you surrender to the madness
eKatherine

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 05:52
howej wrote:
If there's a time when you were thinner, find a picture...pin it in plain site...find an anchor!

Even better, find a photo that you want to look like in a magazine. Copy your photo and paste the head onto the body in that photo so your head is on that body.

Look at your diet and ask yourself why you are cheating. If your diet is too strict or denying you food that your body needs, you will need to adjust it. Without proper nutrition it will be impossible to stay on a diet, any diet. It's not mind over matter, it's about staying flexible to deal with challenges as they come up.
Wyattj99

Joined: Jul 12
Posts: 213

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 11:07
I have to disagree with you Katherine...it is not healthy is look at magazine photos for inspiration, every body is different.

Bgirl16 - look into this web site. It's straight forward information that will help. I recommend anyone trying to lose 10 lbs to start within months of the date just to give yourself time to get there.

http://www.coachcalorie.com/
1st Goal: 150 lbs
2nd Goal: 135 lbs
3rd Goal: 125 lbs


Jamie
Spacey47

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 11:41
The kid is 16 and is a child encourage her to stay away from here and just be
A KID! Not get caught up in this whole body conscious stuff at her age
Wyattj99

Joined: Jul 12
Posts: 213

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 11:42
If we encourage you to stay away....would you?
1st Goal: 150 lbs
2nd Goal: 135 lbs
3rd Goal: 125 lbs


Jamie
micki13

Joined: Aug 12
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Posted: 11 May 2013, 12:15
i agree. you are still a child.don't worry about silly stuff like this.you are still growing. your body is still changing.do NOT put up someone else's picture on your fridge or anywhere else.ESPECIALLY with your head on it.its not your body.you will look your own way.seriously people,what's wrong with you !
micki13

Joined: Aug 12
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Posted: 11 May 2013, 12:32
yes,way to go encouraging an eating disorder in a young teenager.i'm surprised at some of the advice here.bgirl16,i would encourage you to talk to someone if you are still finding that your having a hard time.take care!
Spacey47

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 12:35
bgirl16. Listen to micki13

Wyattj99

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 12:37
micki13 wrote:
i agree. you are still a child.don't worry about silly stuff like this.you are still growing. your body is still changing.do NOT put up someone else's picture on your fridge or anywhere else.ESPECIALLY with your head on it.its not your body.you will look your own way.seriously people,what's wrong with you !


Correct she is 16...does anyone remember (mostly females) the age of 16. The peer pressure, the self esteem you had. So she want to lose 10 small lbs and she is here asking for help. Why we as adults can't help her. Yes get outside for fresh air, run, play around...volleyball, soccer, basketball but also learn to educate yourself on your body, your health but we as adults shouldn't be insulting other adults on here in front of a 16 yr since we are her influence!
1st Goal: 150 lbs
2nd Goal: 135 lbs
3rd Goal: 125 lbs


Jamie
Cyberdonna

Joined: May 10
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Posted: 11 May 2013, 13:11
Sorry, I don't agree. I weighed over 200 lbs. at 17. I was obese. I can't agree with telling a child that it's okay to be obese. It is unhealthy mentally and physically. Physically, because I had knee problems by my early 20s; mentally, because of the way obese people get treated. If I had never tried to diet, i would have ended up 400 lbs, like others in my family.

Now that I'm in my 40s, I have a better handle on food & weight management while people who were slim when they were younger are overweight and have their doctors telling them their weight is hurting their health. They are now in their 40s and just starting to learn what I started learning as a teen.

Bgirl16, what I would recommend is modifying the diet you are following. Try substituting a meat, fruit or vegetables with a similar calorie and protein count. Sometimes you have to trick your body into losing again by changing up what you eat. Plus that helps with giving you new interest in the foods on your diet. Good luck!
Rita41

Joined: Apr 13
Posts: 186

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 13:52
Bgirl.....don't worry as much about the diet as your saving grace. If you are exercising now you will find that at your age your body will respond nicely to it. If you get used to moving now you won't have the troubles many of us here have or have had.

I agree with Spacey and micki...don't get caught up in this madness. Enjoy being young. Throw out the magazines....no one really looks the way they do in a photo that has been touched up by digital artists. I'd look really skinny too if I could stretch myself up a couple of inches Smile

I teach high school and would rather see a young lady as yourself developing a healthy lifestyle by getting out there and running and playing sports...dancing..whatever makes you happy ......then to start counting calories and feelings of deprivation. Don't take to heart what ill-raised children say as we are all beautiful.
SherylPT13

Joined: Jan 13
Posts: 171

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 16:44
I do not think my original reply was "madness" or anything to be disregarded; I think it's pretty common sense, actually.
Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it.
Chinese Proverb
Rita41

Joined: Apr 13
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Posted: 11 May 2013, 17:49
I agree Sheryl...the madness came after.
yankgal46

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 11 May 2013, 19:13
BGirl16,you need to talk with your physician.He/she can guide you to a nutritionist-AGE APPROPRIATE. They are the ones who know what's best for a teenager.Not people here. This is not a good advise site for a teenager.MY OPINION. I think there is alot of interesting topics here but you need professional guidance.Your parents should be able to help you.If your parents are not available then talk with a counselor at your high school.
howej

Joined: Oct 12
Posts: 42

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 19:16
Ok...guys, I think we need to take a step back. This young lady has asked us for help, and look at this forum. Insults, derogatory statements and hostile responses aren't really helping this gal. I fully understand everyone is entitled to their opinion...but think about what you'd tell your child if she came to you with this question. Please be considerate...especially of the feelings of the gal that has started this forum. Smile
micki13

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 153

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 20:45
i shake my head and give up.i'm with rita and spacey,anyway. since when was peer pressure ever a good excuse for anything.we are talking about a kid here and nobody here is qualified to give any sort of advice to her.yes,i remember being 16.i also remember not thinking as straight as i do now.and if a young person is troubled,weight is one of the first things they may focus on,. this is not the place for her,she needs genuine face to face advice.having said that bgirl16 ,people are willing to help you here.just don't get sucked into anything silly.
ClassicRocke...

Joined: Jan 13
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Posted: 12 May 2013, 12:11
What we need to know is whether this girl weighs 100 lbs and all her friends weigh 90lbs.

Seems if you're not anorexic you're fat with the teens nowadays. A size 2 is considered "huge". I see it with my great nieces.

If she is a bit on the heavy side, 16 isn't too young to be made aware of what may be ahead of her if she continues to gain weight. Getting proper guidance, be it a licensed doctor, nutritionist or better yet, a parent, now is the time to take control before she wakes up and realizes she's got a problem and becomes a serious member of FS.



Goal: 160 by 5/1/2014--Okay... I didn't make it. Such is life.
155 or less by 9/1/2014

May I be free to be the me that I came into this world to be.



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