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Weight & Height Concerns
Posted on: 03/29/2005
I don't really no why I'm writting in to you, but I just wanted to say things I don't really no why. Well I'm 14 and I think I might have a problem over my weight, I weigh about 54 and I think thats heavy. I want to loose it but I can't stick to diets. I went through a stage of throwing up only for a couple of weeks and stupidly I told my friend and she flipped over it and started sending me sites on how bad it is, but it made me feel better about myself. I don't no if you have anything to reply to this but I thought I'd at least try.
Thank you for having the courage to write in. Some people can get hooked into over eating and just not being able to change and some get hooked into eating to little. Both having trouble finding a healthy balance. What you can do on your own or with your friends is to try to get involved in activities that you find interesting so that you are not thinking about yourself so much and promise yourself and maybe a friend that you will work at eating a normal healthy diet. That means having milk or milk products a couple of times a day, meat or beans for protein, fruit and vegetables and bread, rice or pasta. You know, if you don't have some fat (oil) in your diet your brain doesn't work so well. If you find you are really stuck, please ask for help from your family, school staff or doctor. The longer you live with eating problems the harder it is to change and the more damage to your body and mind. Please don't just live with this, it can be very dangerous. Do what you need to be healthy!