I want encouragement and motivation not 'you shouldn't do this you're too young'.
Anyone else have this problem?
AGE: 16, HEIGHT: 5 ft 9 in, WEIGHT: 148 GW: 145 (including muscle mass) GENDER: Female
I used to weigh 172 @ 5 ft 8in, but i grew a bit and lost a lot, and my family thought i had an eating disorder, but it's not like i lost all the weight in a week, it took me 6 months at least...and then they made me eat a LOT, convinced that i was too skinny (which i wasn't, i was at a comfortable, photographic weight [and i LOVED my arm muscles XP]) so i ended up losing the muscle mass i had, and gaining 10lbs in fat....very sad... i'm just so glad to see everyone here in the same boat as me :D
161cm tall and about 66kgs
I just found this website and it seems so good.. Im currently trying to lose about 10kgs that i gained in 4 months before my 17th birthday in 2 months grrrr im on a a weightloss program where u have 2 protien shakes a day and then a normal dinner which seems to be working has anyone heard of a diet like that before?
im really looking forward to everyones feedback
how's everyone else doing? how close are y'all to your goal weight? i've got 15 lbs to go!
just my two cents.
What I do know about the body. Muscle weighs more than fat. (For those who are gaining weight it may just be your muscles are getting toned. That's what you want!). It is true that during teen years you need to make sure your body gets the right nutrients (don't starve yourself).
With the choices of foods we have today (fast foods, frozen), one has to watch what they eat. The more you can eat "natural" foods the better. Watch your salt (sodium) intake. I support the teens that are trying to make healthy choices. The habits you create today will continue through your adult life. And as an adult it is harder to keep fit. (I'm 5'4", 153. GW 135. hard to reach when your 44:-) ). Keep up the good choices. Any tips on how to talk to my son about loosing those pounds?
lydette: Are you afraid of bluntly talking to your son about him losing some weight? Because if so, there are a lot of subtle ways (I think) that you could probably start helping him to lose the weight. If you often eat dinners at home, and you cook for him or something like that, you could start making healthier dinners. And even if you don't have very "healthy" dinners at the moment, just adding side salads or fruits/veggies instead of say french fries and chips as sides to the main meal will help. If you have memberships to a gym, you could ask if he wanted to go there with you. Or if you two are both interested in playing a sport (say basketball or tennis especially), see if he wants to play one-on-one with you, or something like that. That way you aren't really telling him that he needs to or should lose weight, but you're helping him to start eating better and become more active.
I don't know if that will work or if it's even going to help in your personal situation, but it is a start. I hope it helps a bit.
It's good to see so many teenagers losing weight the right way. I've seen most of my good friends go through eating disorders (bulemia, anarexia, and drug abuse) so I'm afraid to talk to any of them about weightloss. They don't know how to do it the healthy way so they don't understand that I want to make lifestyle changes and not take the easy way out. And I get that "oh you don't need to lose weight" thing too. It doesn't help that most of my friends are at least 6 inches shorter than I am so even though I'm only chubby and not overweight, I still feel absolutely huge around them.
Anyway, if anyone wants a diet buddy get in touch! I could use the support :) I'm 17 almost 18, 5'10", my current weight is 169 and I'm hoping to get down to about 140ish depending on how I look when I get there. I'm what's known as a "plus model" so it's really important to me that I tone up and get my body proportions back to normal for photographic purposes.
Good luck to everyone and congrats on all the weight you've lost already!
male, 19, 5´11 , 166 lbs ... hopefuly i'll be 160 lbs by the end of the year.
Getting rid of the last 10 punds is oh so hard =_=
xwewhisper: I have the same feelings you do about my friends..they're all short and of course weigh wayy less than me. I feel like the fattie out of our group, but I do we do have to consider that we're way taller so logically we should weigh a bit more. :D
Good luck to everyone on their weightloss goals!