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    hey i am 14 almost 15 and i way almost 10 stone ,im not sure how tall i am but i really want to lose 2 stone because im not comfortable going to school or evening going out with my friends because they are all skinnier than me, am i over weight? and what is the quickest way to lose weight?





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    same here im 13 yrs old and most of my friends are like 8stone 7 and im 10 stone. i sometimes feel really embarrased because i just dont feel the same like them i sometimes dont want to eat my food so i can lose some weight but it never works i just really want to lose it. :(

    i am 16 and 12 stone 12 pounds i need help on how to lose weight help!!!!!!





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    Hi im 15 and have the exact same problem! I was 13st 9pounds and my mom suggested going to weight watchers! I joined up and after doing it for 11 weeks (I think) i have nearly lost a stone!! I walked for the first few weeks and then started doing jogging for a min then walking (that was to build up my fitness!) now i go to the gym 3 times a week and the weight is dropping off!! Hope this helps!

    im 13 and over 8 stone just like you and i also want to lose weight but i dont mind the way i look i just think my self as mormal or cuddly not large or chubby. :)

    Im 14 and weight 10st but i have really big thighs and bottom and dont know how to lose weight. Help!





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    this is normal I think cause I am about the same weight as u and my thighs are really big as well and my hips sick out

    try and do some light walking, its good for legs, ot swimming :) x even if you are sat on a sofa try to move your legs alot it helos :) hope this helps

    I am 13 years old. I'm 5ft 3in and I am 12 stone 9 pounds. I am overweight and am finding weight loss very difficult. Nomatter what I do I don't seem to lose anything. I have confidence and self esteem issues, I don't like going out or even dressing up any more, my friends are all much skinnier than me so I even feel uncomfortable around them. Do you know what I can do and any help I can get? Plz help.





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    same here im 13 yrs old and most of my friends are like 8stone 7 and im 10 stone. i sometimes feel really embarrased because i just dont feel the same like them i sometimes dont want to eat my food so i can lose some weight but it never works i just really want to lose it. :(

    I have the same issue but i am 14 and just over 12 stone - my advice is not to take any weight loss pills, teas, pathces or other sorts because they can have bad effects on the body but instead visit a doctor about it because they can put you on a course that helps you loose weight (: i will be seeing my doctor soon so dont worry, you are not alone x

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    Yes you should my daughter has adhd and since on small amount of meds has improved so much at school and at home took along time to get here but hey dont lose face my daughter has a few friends now.Good luck would be nice to hear how you get on x

    hello im 15 years old i am 10 stone i hate it its really wierd how im like this i hardley eat anything but im this sort of weight it doesnt show the weight i am but im just what i am people like me shouldnt hate what they are or what they look like, if they want to try to lose the weight go and see the doctor and they can help with the problem

    my daughter is 26, type 1 diabetic, a new mum to a 5 month old, i am really worried for her, she eats properly, takes her insulin correctly but her weight last week was below 8 stone, she's 5'5".....i'm scared that one day i will lose her...her doctors and nurses seem not to be bothered about her lack of weight, but we are, including my daughter





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    hello, i am 14 years old and overweight i weigh about 92kg's and am a height of 5ft 4" and i've tried everything to lose weight, i always feel depressed and would really like your help:( all my friends are so skinny and say that i look fine, i have huge confidence issues and as they like to socialize i hate it and also hate being with new people because i am constantly worried of what people think of me.





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    Hii, I'm 13, and I'm about 5th 2inch and I'm overweight. And I want to ask a few questions, how can I lose weight fast well not really fast but say I had to lose weight in about 5 and a half months, which I do because I have to be a bridesmaid next year and I won't be able to fit in my dress and it's really geourgous aswell, also how many calories dose a nearly teenager need,? Not also would I like to lose weight for the wedding but also fit into clothes which should be around my age, and also I'm starting to see strechmarks and I'm worried that other kids will see them so that's why I need advice ! Please :)





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    well first you might want to see how much you weigh, and then you could try lose like a stone or set a target for how much you want to weigh in a months time or weeks. a good way to loose weight is to do lots of excerize, walk everywhere to school, to the town, school you know everyday things. the only thing is you are very young for a diet. and how much would you say your over weight for your average age?

    Im 14 years old.I seem to try & lose weight all the time but it never really works the more i dies & do exercise i some how still gain weight. Id do anything to lose weight quickly but somehow it seems impossible. I get called fat a lot of the time at school so i just want to show i can lose weight & feel happy in my own body. I dont want to try surgery or tablets i just want an easy way of losing weight fast!





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    Have a talk with him about it sit down quietly and follow these steps 1. Pull up his shirt and give his belly a jiggle 2. Say (name) You are getting a little chubby I think its time that we try and help you lose some weight 3. Weigh him make sure you know his exact weight 4. Talk about goals and how much he wants to lose 5. Privately notify the rest of the family many children find weight issues embarrassing and prefer only one person to help them out. By notifing the rest of the family they know to non obviously help him along. 6. Asses progress regularly, eg. Take him into his room and say lets see how that belly is going today. If he has lost weight reward with something (NOT FOOD). I hope he can lose the weight he needs. Enjoy the bulge battle. Don't stress

    No! You do not need to lose weight.

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    i,m 35 i weigh 13st and 7lbs and i,m 5.7ft i do i need to lose weight if so can you help me please





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    hi im 15 and i weigh 8 stones 11 is this overweight for my age? id like to lose weight any tips ?





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    Chew food 30 times befor you swallow something for two weeks and should lose a stone:-)

    I am 13 and weigh 13st 12lbs but I exercise and eat healthy well kind of but I can't lose any weight please I need help I don't want to die early





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    hi i'm the same i weigh 8 stone 8 lbs i'm 5ft 2 i have stretch marks around my legs to its embarrassing in the changing rooms i want to lose weight . help please?

    iam 15 i got my period when i was 12 but i have hair all over my body and this is rely making me so an confartable i lose friends because of this and i cant even wear wat i fell like





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    you need to start eating normally 3 meals and 3 snacks a day, you should go to see you GP about the headaches and dizziness and about the fact you feel you need to lose weight because if your over weight then you dont, but if you are over weight then not eating is not the way to go about losing weight. eating better and getting more exercise will help. i suffer with bulimia and i have for 3 years now before that i was anorexic, it ruined my life, i had no energy and i could not control my emotions because i relied on my eating disorder to do it for me and i was miserable. i became depressed and suicidal, please do not let that thought in your head telling you to lose weight gain control because it does not want to help you, it will only harm you if you listen and stop eating normally, its not something you can control, trust me, it will gain control of you and if you dont want to live a messed up life of fear of food, then dont let it take control, everytime you dont eat, it gains control. love yourself and tell yourself something you like/love about yourself everyday or everytime you think something bad about yourself. but what ever you do DO NOT LET SOME THING AS STUPID AND NOT IMPORTANT AS WHAT YOU WEIGHT TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE your beautiful just the way you are.

    Recently I have been getting headaches and getting dizzy quite often. I never eat lunch and never get hungry. My friend says that this is a syptom of anorexia, but I still feel as if I need to lose wieght. What should I do?





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    you need to start eating normally 3 meals and 3 snacks a day, you should go to see you GP about the headaches and dizziness and about the fact you feel you need to lose weight because if your over weight then you dont, but if you are over weight then not eating is not the way to go about losing weight. eating better and getting more exercise will help. i suffer with bulimia and i have for 3 years now before that i was anorexic, it ruined my life, i had no energy and i could not control my emotions because i relied on my eating disorder to do it for me and i was miserable. i became depressed and suicidal, please do not let that thought in your head telling you to lose weight gain control because it does not want to help you, it will only harm you if you listen and stop eating normally, its not something you can control, trust me, it will gain control of you and if you dont want to live a messed up life of fear of food, then dont let it take control, everytime you dont eat, it gains control. love yourself and tell yourself something you like/love about yourself everyday or everytime you think something bad about yourself. but what ever you do DO NOT LET SOME THING AS STUPID AND NOT IMPORTANT AS WHAT YOU WEIGHT TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE your beautiful just the way you are.

    I'm a 14 year old boy, and im 5'5. In weigh around 11 stone, or 70kg. I know im overweight but by how much?Also what do I do to lose it - im always out doing sport, and my diet is normal (I dont eat much fatty foods)





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    I'm 13 and I weigh 78kg so I'm obese , but my height makes me look less fat, I read that 50-60kg is Healthy weight

    I basically need someone to help with the diagnosis of my 6 yr old daughter. As a sufferer myself its all too clear to me that my daughter seems to have the same symptoms which have been for about the past two years. She has the typical muscle aches in various parts of the body that flare up as and when and last for various periods. She suffers with fatigue. She has very heightened senses. And she also suffers with muscle aches for a few days after doing an activity she is not used to doing - which can be something as simple as raising a teapot during an activity in class. She was referred to my local hospital by my GP. The consultant at the hospital felt that she was not experienced enough with Fibromyalgia and referred my daughter to Great Ormond Street where she has been an outpatient for the past year. The appointments are few and far between due to their heavy schedule and basically we get seen every 6 months. They have basically said to me in not so many words that all because i have the condition does not mean she has! As far as i'm concerned, i see it that as i do have the condition then i'm able to spot it far more than most! Anyway, they've done their initial usual tests. Full bloods of which i've yet to receive the results. They've confirmed she has hypermobility like myself. They've confirmed that all her muscles are extremely weak. Upon examination they discovered that her left knee was very swollen and told me she had fluid on her knee probably caused my arthritis so she was sent for a scan. As i expected, nothing showed. I knew only too well that the swelling is caused by fibromyalgia. They've come to the conclusion that due to her muscle weakness she needs to come to the hospital for a two week intensive physiotherapy course! I'm extremely concerned for many reasons. Mainly too much exercise could be extremely detremental to her. Also, as a sufferer myself its not so easy just to say we can come and stay in London for two weeks. I'm a single parent and also have a 16 ur old currently studying her GCSE's. I'm concerned that physiotherapy is the worst thing for her. The reason i went to my GP initially was because my daughter's school requested it to enable her to have a diagnosis so that when she has time off due to her pain or wen she cant complete a full session of p.e. they can look at her file and have a good enough reason. They have threatened me with Welfare due to the time off she's had. Myself and my daughter were involved in a very traumatic experience and i believe both our FM stems from that. I have been a sufferer of M.E. and have had many bouts of glandular fever which i know can be triggers. But my physical pain became worse after an incident when i was pregnant with my daughter. At 5 weeks pregnant i was in incredible pain in my stomach. I was scanned and as the egg was position correctly in my womb i was told to go away and take pain killers. The pain continued and was so worse there was never a minute without it and no comfortable position. I was scanned again at 7 weeks and told the same thing. At 9 weeks pregnant the pain was so bad i lost consciousness. My blood pressure and heart rate fell through the floor. I was rushed into A&E where it was discovered that i had had a twin growing in my fallopian tube which had ruptured leading to severe blood loss. I was immediately operated on, cleaned up and given a blood transfusion and spent the next week in hospital. I was told that due to the trauma i would probably lose the other baby in the womb. However, i didnt and that is my daughter to which i refer. Sorry to waffle on but felt it necessary you knew all the facts. If you are unable to help with her diagnosis, please steer me in the right direction. I am not in a position to pay privately but have to go via NHS which doesnt seem to be helping me right now. Many thanks





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    Hi Lucy i lost my daughter 2 years ago due to an eating disorder she was 13 and 4 stone you dont know what to do but just keep holding on and tell her how much u need her and donnt want to lose her its a diease that u can win with a fight x x x x Give her my love and tell her not to go down that road x x x

    Hi I am 13 nearlly 14 and I have HUGE boovs and I am 13 stone. My breasts are size 38 F-G what can I do to lose weight and reduce my breasts or do I not need to?





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    i am 15 and overweight im about 14-15 stone and i eat healthy but carnt lose weight ....and very low self esteem a nd very little confidence. it has getting so bad that i dont leave my home ... i realy dont know what to do ? plz help x





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    go out with your friends- enjoy yourself ! i am also overweight as i am 15 and 12 stone but i dont let anything get me down. i know im big and i get imbarrased infront of boys but if they dont like what they see they can jog on. dont lock yourself away- be proud of who you are !!

    To be honest i think you should just go out of your home proud to be who you are you shoulnd care what peopley think i think you should just keep telling yourself that your beautiful and life will get easier

    hi i am 16 years old nearly 17 and i weight about 16 to 17 stone and i know i am overweight and i need help to lose most of the weight. What can i do.





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    I've had worms for about 4 years now and I'm too embarrassed to go to the chemist or doctors about it! I've not told any if my parents because I'm too scared. They tend to itch more at night and I lose a lot of sleep because of them. If I do get medicine how long would it take for them to all go away? I just feel like they're eating away at my insides!





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