I'm 180 lbs. and 5'3''....help?

Philippines
April 22, 2007 5:23am CST
being a plus size is so hard, sometimes others don't wanna look at me no more and others would just stare...even at school i'm the always the punch line of jokes. i'm so sad...
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9 responses
@nancygibson (3738)
• France
22 Apr 07
At the end of the day, the only person that needs to be happy with how you look is you. If you enjoy being your current size and you have no health problems, then don't let anyone else convince you otherwise. If however, you do not like the weight, then a steady slow approach will take it off very effectively. Something as simple as an extra half hour walk a day will work wonders. But be yourself, thats all any of us can do.
@Island_Geko (3760)
• Canada
22 Apr 07
i understand, in school i was the same way. In the end it made me stronger. I found that since people my age did not understand me I would find adults or older people to talk to. I also told mself repeatively that I am better thaen they are and it work. Many of my class mates never finished high school, or college and I worked hard and complete high school and college twice. I am now in a relationship and very happy. It is tough to see peole being mean. But you can't take them seriously, take that negativity, turn it into positive energy and run with it. Tell yourself I will prove them wrong!. Depression, or sad feeling is hard to fight but with positive thought and change you can work through this and make a happy life for yourself. I wish you luck and hope you are able to find a way to happiness.
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• United States
22 Apr 07
Its ok, the people who find humor in you are blinded by themselves. You are a beautiful person, and always will be no matter what. Those people are not lucky to be in your presense at all.
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@dixie1 (1330)
• United States
22 Apr 07
Our culture encourages the image of thinness...this is sad. If others at school are teasing you, that makes me sad. The most important beauty you will ever have is what is inside you.
@adijam265 (769)
• India
22 Apr 07
i understand ur feelings the best way to come out of it is by reular exercise, try to start right away by some very simple exercises. also note that u shouldn't go on full swing from the first day itself, u should gradually increase the intensity. also consider cycling as an option it is fun as well, dont care about what others say, and even if it is tough please stop ur junk food habits. i know everyone will laugh at what i say now, but i have seen myself and many others doing this , believe me it has worked, well the suggestion is when writing please make your small letters 'm' and 'n' tops pointed.it is the sign of a confident person, as a result u may not become depressed ,if u are still laughing u may contact me at ask.hind@gmail.com
@lafavorito (2970)
• Philippines
22 Apr 07
Try thinking about a world where everyone looks the same, it would be terribly boring don't you think? While some people are very judgemental about other's looks it doesn't mean that they do not have insecurities, they must be picking on you to cover their own flaws. I suggest for you not to be too hard on yourself because it will not do you any good. If you want to lose wait it is best to change your lifestyle limit your sweets, salty and junk food intake then try exercising as little as 10 minutes per day. Don't go into crash fad diets or drink diet pills because they only promise temporary results plus your health can be put at risk. Always put this is in mind, "Lose weight because you want to be healthier not because you want to be accepted".
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• India
22 Apr 07
I understand how u feel.Obesity is a serious health condition which can be the root cause of several things. Yoga can help you reduce weight without side effects if u r dedicated within a year time. Do drink lot of water, include fruits & vegitables in your diet and avoid junk foods. Indulge in some walking & exercise too. Same time next year you would be a different person. All the best!
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@LadyLeene (584)
• United States
22 Apr 07
I know exactly how you feel---- I am also 5'3, and my high weight was 172 pounds whenI was in high school. If you EVER want to talk to someone, I am here to IM with youif you want....I am23, a girl, andalso have depression. I can relate to what you'e going though. I know that you already know this, but there all all kind sof things you can try to help you lose weight----exercise, eating healthyfoods, avoiding bad ones------ one of the key weight-loss things for me was really leaning how to watch my carbohydrates and get enough gosh-darned protein into my diet. I can't stress snough how big of a poblem protein deficiency is in people who are overweight, and medical science is just now coming around to the fact that almost-all--carb diets are bad for most people. Anyway, that's just my personal rant. If you ever want to talk, I'm here. Oh, and P.S. ----the people who giving you a hard are complete and total idiots. have you done anything to try toput them in their places?
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@wkdclwn (12)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Being overweight and in school can be very hard. I am no longer in school, but I recall how it was. I graduated in 1996 from high school and was over 300 pounds. I am a male and was around 5'9 or 5'10 at the time. It took several years, but I finally found something that worked and I have kept the weight off for several years now. I took the no carb high protein approach and also went walking 3 or 4 times a week for a couple miles each time. I would usually go after dark b/c I was ashamed at how I looked. At any rate looking back I can say that I understand much more about weight and how it affects me now than I ever could then. I am now in my late 20's and 6'0 and much closer to 200 than 300. Trust me when I say that school can be a cruel place to be even the slightest bit overweight, but there is a way to get your confidence back and forget the negativity you are experiencing.