cocomx wrote:I’m 14 (15 in December) and weigh around 127lbs and I’m 5”4. I really need advise on how to lose weight - I can’t afford a gym membership, my mum won’t let me go running alone but no one in my family will come with me & I’m starting my GCSEs this year which will of course be time consuming. I’m aware I don’t exercise enough or eat particularly well & I’ve noticed my thighs are getting a lot flabbier and are a wobbling more recently (which they never really used to) and my stomach has a roll of fat or two when I sit and bend, as do my sides/back. I have a bit of a double chin and flabby upper arms. I know my weight doesn’t sound that huge to some people but I hate the way I feel & I appear to have VERY little muscle (I dread to think of my body fat percentage; is there a way I can work this out without going to a gym?) My mum keeps telling me I’m not fat & that she doesn’t want me to become obsessive over going to the gym and dieting. For 6 years I’ve been so upset & frustrated with the way I look and my lack of confidence prevents from doing so much. I would be so grateful for someone’s help.
It's all about your confidence and not your weight. The fact that you believe you need to lose weight is enough that you need to take action in order to improve your self esteem. I recommend you try to move more as any movement is a form of exercise. For example exercise at home, Walk to school, ride a bike, go dancing, mow the lawn....it all helps. But also you should add some other ways of making you feel good about yourself. Save up and buy yourself a new clothing item, learn how to best use make up for example.