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I'm Maeve! I'm 15, and 5' 5". Done growing completely, and I live in Minnesota. I'm a freshman in high school, with only two months left. Last year, I weighed in at approximately 170. At 5' 4", I was horrified by my body. So, I dropped all sweets and desserts from my diet and lost about 10 pounds (without exercise). After starting up on sweets again (1 year later) I gained 15 pounds. I am now 175 in 9th grade, and hoping to lose it all. My goal weight is 140, but 130 is where I want to be eventually.
I just joined Calorie Count today, hoping this will help me out. I think that I just need a stable group of people to help me. This is where you come in! I'm looking for teens who want to support each other and keep losing weight healthily together!
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I binge when I am sad or lonely, or even just self conscious. I love being outdoors, and I love the feeling of exercising outdoors. Since Minnesota is very cold in the winter, spring and summer are my favorite seasons. I am addicted to chocolate, and I am dropping it and other sweets from my diet completely. I have 3 dogs and a cat, and I love animals!
Thank you :)
Reason: Moved to Young Calorie Counters as more appropriate
I'm 15, 5'6 (grew one last inch ^^) and about 166.
I started at 201 pounds - GASP - and I want to make it down to 140 as well.
I binge when I'm sad too. Then I get depressed and eat some more....it's probably how I got fat lol
I'd love to be buddies, if you want :)
By the way, you have NOT 'done growing completely' at age 15. Just so you know... you'll continue to grow (not necessarily just height) for quite a few years yet. Sometimes even into your twenties!
I eat when I'm happy, then I'm sad because I ate, and not binging and purging is extremely difficult, so I end up fasting and crying -a very messy affair.
I'm all for getting healthy and only loosing a few pounds, mainly trying to focus on getting healthy. Probably doesn't help being a vegetarian addicted to chocolate..!
Hi, I'm a 16 year old girl. I live in NC. Im only trying to lose 5lbs, but id love to help you out! I know a ton about healthy eating, so let me know if you have any questions!
How many calories did you eat to lose the 48 pounds? I'm 130 now and would like to be 115 too!! I am having a hard time with how many calories to eat and it seems like what you did worked :)
You people are NOT done growing -- where is it you get that idea from? You may not get any taller (although I grew an inch between 19-21), but your bones, muscles, and organs are STILL developing into your early 20s.
When you cut your calories because 'I'm done growing' you are actually delaying or restricting proper development of your bones, muscles, and organs.
If you are under 21, the recommended minimum for an overweight, sedentary teen female is 1500 (1800 for males) for weight loss. For ACTIVE, overweight teen females the minimum is 1800 (2100 for the guys).
If you need to lose weight, or you have a couple of vanity pounds to lose, do it safely, do it smartly, do it slowly, and do it without obsession. Obsession often leads to EDs and EDs can lead to death...