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Too young to be here?

Well, I don't want to lie to any of you, but I 'm only 15 right now. I weight about 120 pounds and wish to loose 20 or 30 (if 20 is not enough) pounds. I started my diet and coming here during chrismas and hoped that I can keep it up during school days. The problem is, I'm not really sure if I can do workouts in the gym for an hour everyday during school times just like what I'm doing right now during my chrismas break. I also have troubles with controling what I eat, so if any of you have any suggestions, please let me know and thank you for reading.

Thu. Jan 5, 10:50am

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15 is not so young!

I only wish something like this was out there when i was 15! I had anorexia and then with depression switched to food as therapy and now here I am at 5'9 and 22 at 183 lbs. I need to shed 30-40 lbs and so far have shed 6 in two months.

Keep posting and stay active. You could join a group we have for Students in the Northeast- students for a healthier lifestyle. Where are you located?

Thursday, January 05, 2006, 11:24 AM

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Please don't take this the wrong way, but....

I was wondering how tall you are. 120 doesn't sound like very much at all unless you are very small.

Thursday, January 05, 2006, 11:41 AM

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You weigh...

120 now? Or want to weigh 120? If you weigh 120 now and want to lose 20-30, I would think you'd be really underweight. Maybe I misunderstood, I hope so!
But you are welcome to get healthy at any age, of course! And it's great that you're on PeerTrainer and not some crazy teen starvation diet. You'll get some great advice here.

Thursday, January 05, 2006, 11:44 AM

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I agree w/last poster

20 lbs if you are 120 is a lot unless you are 5'0-5'3. If you want to get fit and trim and healthy while learning about fueling the body etc. then good start and way to go! But, don't fall into the crap in the magazine about Mary Kate and Ashley, Nicole Richie etc.

Remember- those girls have personal trainers, prob do coke to stay up all night partying and not eating, smoke (have you seen the pictures?), and pay people to make them look amazing. If you did all thos ethings you would look like a Holocaust victim too. But you don't want that- think Jennifer Garner, Rachel McAdams- healthy bodies- not underweight!

Thursday, January 05, 2006, 11:59 AM

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I say welcome. I was 16 when I slimmed down from 130lbs to 115 lbs and was 5'2" at the time. My goal was to slim down to 100, but I was content at 115. I'd be estatic to be 115lbs, 14 years later. I agree with the above posters, please don't think you need to be gangly skinny like Paris Hilton. I know you'll find that many guys your age would prefer more meat on a woman.

As for exercise, I understand you can't dedicate an hour at the gym everyday, but in HS you probably get more exercise than us working folks do. You have PE, and you may be able to walk to and from school each day, or go for a walk after school. The rest of us have to go to the gym b/c we sit at our desks all day.

I wish you luck!

Thursday, January 05, 2006, 12:24 PM

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Some girls don't really hit puberty until age 15 or older. When I was 15, I probably weighed barely 100lbs (though I'm 5'1" now, and I don't think I had stopped growing yet then!) I had very small boobs and not much hips. Now that I've filled out (I'm 23), I weigh just over 120 lbs, and look good (I started PEERTrainer closer to 130 lbs.) You may be perfectly healthy at 100 lbs, but you may not be. It'd be a good idea to discuss your thoughts on weight loss with your doctor before you start any major changes. This is true for people of any age.

When you're still finishing growing and/or going through puberty, it's really important to get all of the nutrients and food you need; otherwise, you may stunt your growth or harm your bones, which can lead to osteoperosis later in life.

Look around you; if you have boobs and hips, and your friends don't, then that may be why you think you need to lose weight; if that's the case, you don't need to lose. They'll all catch up - I promise!!

If your stomach is pudgy, or other parts, then diet/exercise is fine - just be sure you're getting enough calories to support the exercise you do and the growing/changing that your body needs to do. It's very healthy to cut out potato chips and candy bars, and even ice cream and trips to McDonald's, but it's not healthy to cut out entire meals or food groups. Make sure you get enough meats and dairy products, and definitely fill up on fruits and veggies.

From personal experience, right now I'm 5'1" and 120.8 lbs as of this morning; 5 months ago, I was 127 lbs. Just dropping 6lbs, I dropped an entire pant size, and probably shirt size too, and trimmed up in the mid-section a ton. When you're small, it doesn't take much loss to look significant. Just try for a slow and steady loss, and you'll do great!

Thursday, January 05, 2006, 3:16 PM

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growing?

I developed my ED right before turning 13. I wish I hadn't, I think I stunted my growth. I only grew an inch per year since then and am now 15. The thing is is that I have never had a period or pubertal growth spurt and everyone in my family is taller than I am. In order to reach my mid parent height I have to grow two more inches! Is this possible? I am eating all right now, but if I still have a chance to grow , I want to make sure I do everything to get those last inches! please tell me about your experience!


Wednesday, December 06, 2006, 5:20 PM

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I didn't stop growing unil I was 19! Don't worry, you still have time :)

Thursday, December 07, 2006, 8:05 AM

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You sound pretty thin to me. How about Forget about losing and foucus on being healthy. What does the doctor say? Give yourself a break!

Thursday, December 07, 2006, 8:11 PM

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Does anyone realize that this is almost a year old already? Why are you still commenting on it?

Friday, December 08, 2006, 10:26 AM

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