Meet the man who has eaten pizza for every meal for 25 years

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Maryland man Dan Janssen, 38, claims that he has subsisted on pizza for the last 25 years.
Maryland man Dan Janssen, 38, claims that he has subsisted on pizza for the last 25 years.

When Dan Janssen tells people about his pizza-only diet, he usually gets one of two reactions. 

“They either want to kill me, or they think I’m a hero,” he told TODAY.com. 

Janssen, 38, claims that he has eaten pizza for nearly every meal over the past 25 years. He said he rarely eats breakfast, subsisting on mainly coffee in the morning, and then downs a whole pizza for lunch and another one for dinner, day after day. 

“I think I’m an anomaly,” he said. “I don’t advocate this. I’ve been surprised at how polarizing this is.” 

Janssen, the founder of artisanal woodshop Imperium Woodcraft in Ellicott City, Md., was raised on a meat-and-potatoes diet but became a vegetarian for ethical reasons when he was 14 years old. There was just one problem with that. 

“I hate vegetables,” he said. “I tried for maybe a couple weeks, and then I realized the thing I really like is pizza, so I’m going to eat that.” 

And while many who have heard of his diet are nothing short of jealous, some are worried about his well-being.

“Eating the same food day in and day out can limit a person’s ability to get a vast array of foods and nutrients he or she needs to optimize health and meet daily nutritional needs,” said Elisa Zied, a New York-based dietitian/nutritionist and the author of “Younger Next Week.” “While pizza tastes great and certainly has its virtues, subsisting on it and having little else in the diet is a recipe for an unhealthy, nutritionally-inadequate diet. Also, limiting foods/food groups can set you up for one boring diet.”

Janssen eats plain pizza, but mixes it up with everything from frozen pizza to local pizza places to making his own. 

“I love the nuance of pizza, so I try to vary it in different ways,” he said. “Once a week to be healthy, I’ll eat a bowl of Raisin Bran, but other than that it’s just pizza.” 

His freezer is crammed with frozen pizzas, and then the other part of the refrigerator includes ingredients from artisanal pizza shops. He went to one pizza place so much that he became friendly with the owners to the point where he started helping them with their marketing. 

“I would say all the pizza shops around here know me by name,” Janssen said. “All the Domino’s places know I used to work there in college.”

He also considers his diet to be economical. 

“I save a lot on food,” he said. “In today’s foodie culture with all the focus on organic and no preservatives and locally grown, you can go to the grocery store, spend $100 and only get two meals out of it. I can get pizza for a week on that.” 

While it may be cheaper, Janssen’s diet often prompts questions about how it affects his health. He says he was diagnosed with diabetes, which runs in his family, before embarking on his pizza-only diet, but has not had any complications. He does not drink or smoke, and exercises regularly by riding his bike long distances. 

“I understand that this is a disgusting diet,” he said. “You expect me to be overweight and have no energy, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Whenever I see a new doctor, I tell him, ‘I have a terrible diet, and I only eat pizza.’ With three different doctors, they have done bloodwork and my cholesterol levels and blood pressure are great, and I am fit and energetic.

“I’m sure when I’m 60 I’ll drop dead of a heart attack, but right now I am fine.”

Janssen says he’s heard varying reactions since his story first appeared on Vice

“People are really angry about it, which I don’t understand,” he said. “When somebody says, ‘I’ve been a smoker for 20 years,’ most people say, ‘That’s your choice.’ I eat pizza for 20 years, and people want to kill me, or they think I’m a hero.” 

While pizza is his first choice, he has subsisted on other foods when necessary. During a two-week trip to Germany, he ate only soft pretzels because German pizza was so bad. 

“I’m good at pretending,” he said. “It’s not that I’ll die if I eat something new. I can fake it, like if I go to a wedding or something. My reputation precedes me where I live. I’ll get an invite, and it will say, ‘We’re having a party, but there’s not gonna be any pizza there.’ I’ll eat whatever if it’s a situation like that.” 

Janssen, who is engaged, has seen a therapist about his eating habits but says that right now he is perfectly happy with his pizza-centric diet. 

“My fiancée is trying to slowly get me to change,” he said. “I do want to change, but this is how I’m living, and I feel great.” 

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  1. hey! something i’ve been wanting to do for a long time is just travel. i’ve always wanted to backpack abroad, go somewhere completely foreign and meet new people and just travel. i’m not exactly sure how to go about that, though, or how to meet people, or where these kind of people generally meet, or what this sort of travel is even called. i just want to try new things. i was thinking about doing this next summer when i’m 18.

  2. hey! something i’ve been wanting to do for a long time is just travel. i’ve always wanted to backpack abroad, go somewhere completely foreign and meet new people and just travel. i’m not exactly sure how to go about that, though, or how to meet people, or where these kind of people generally meet, or what this sort of travel is even called. i just want to try new things. i was thinking about doing this next summer when i’m 18.

  3. I am a freshman in high school. I am almost 5′ 2″ and I am 14 years old. I weigh 117 pounds.

    117 pounds is not really obese, but I used to e a lot skinnier. I originally lived in a small town and played both soccer and baseball (and softball when baseball became “politically incorrect” for girls) for six years, but when I moved to our bigger city, I figured I wasn’t good enough for the teams so I quit sports throughout junior high and my first high school semester besides marching band. This semester, My brother convinced me to join track. I love track, but compared to everyone else on my distance part of the team, I’m overweight and pathetic. All the girls are about the same height as me, but they all weigh between 85 and 95 pounds (some of the weight is muscle).

    I, being 117 pounds, always feel like a fatty with the other track girls. It makes me Ma because whenever they get tired and walk during practice, I keep running , but they sprint and catch up to me and beat me every time so the coaches think I’m lazy. I think I could keep up with them the whole way if I just lost some weight because I think that’s what is holding me up. At my first track meet I got a 17:52 (It’s pathetic I know) and I beg the coaches to not make me go to the meets because I hate wearing shorts because I’m afraid the other girls will make fun of me as I struggle past for all 8 laps and they do it like it’s nothing.

    My time is down ton17:02 after two more meets, but that’s enough of my life story. Is there any way that I can lose maybe 25 pounds at least by the end of the track season (in may)? Oh, and one more thing: it has to be exercise-related; my family is obsessed with the fact that sometimes I used to try to skip meals to lose weight and that didn’t work. So I need maybe a daily workout or something that I can do, otherwise I’m going to have to tell my parents that I want to go on a diet which my family would almost kick me out of the house for…

    But no matter what you guys recommend, I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to lose 25 pounds because I just want to be able to keep up with the rest of my team and not run alone in the back…

  4. hey! something i’ve been wanting to do for a long time is just travel. i’ve always wanted to backpack abroad, go somewhere completely foreign and meet new people and just travel. i’m not exactly sure how to go about that, though, or how to meet people, or where these kind of people generally meet, or what this sort of travel is even called. i just want to try new things. i was thinking about doing this next summer when i’m 18.

  5. I am a freshman in high school. I am almost 5′ 2″ and I am 14 years old. I weigh 117 pounds.

    117 pounds is not really obese, but I used to e a lot skinnier. I originally lived in a small town and played both soccer and baseball (and softball when baseball became “politically incorrect” for girls) for six years, but when I moved to our bigger city, I figured I wasn’t good enough for the teams so I quit sports throughout junior high and my first high school semester besides marching band. This semester, My brother convinced me to join track. I love track, but compared to everyone else on my distance part of the team, I’m overweight and pathetic. All the girls are about the same height as me, but they all weigh between 85 and 95 pounds (some of the weight is muscle).

    I, being 117 pounds, always feel like a fatty with the other track girls. It makes me Ma because whenever they get tired and walk during practice, I keep running , but they sprint and catch up to me and beat me every time so the coaches think I’m lazy. I think I could keep up with them the whole way if I just lost some weight because I think that’s what is holding me up. At my first track meet I got a 17:52 (It’s pathetic I know) and I beg the coaches to not make me go to the meets because I hate wearing shorts because I’m afraid the other girls will make fun of me as I struggle past for all 8 laps and they do it like it’s nothing.

    My time is down ton17:02 after two more meets, but that’s enough of my life story. Is there any way that I can lose maybe 25 pounds at least by the end of the track season (in may)? Oh, and one more thing: it has to be exercise-related; my family is obsessed with the fact that sometimes I used to try to skip meals to lose weight and that didn’t work. So I need maybe a daily workout or something that I can do, otherwise I’m going to have to tell my parents that I want to go on a diet which my family would almost kick me out of the house for…

    But no matter what you guys recommend, I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to lose 25 pounds because I just want to be able to keep up with the rest of my team and not run alone in the back…

  6. I am a freshman in high school. I am almost 5′ 2″ and I am 14 years old. I weigh 117 pounds.

    117 pounds is not really obese, but I used to e a lot skinnier. I originally lived in a small town and played both soccer and baseball (and softball when baseball became “politically incorrect” for girls) for six years, but when I moved to our bigger city, I figured I wasn’t good enough for the teams so I quit sports throughout junior high and my first high school semester besides marching band. This semester, My brother convinced me to join track. I love track, but compared to everyone else on my distance part of the team, I’m overweight and pathetic. All the girls are about the same height as me, but they all weigh between 85 and 95 pounds (some of the weight is muscle).

    I, being 117 pounds, always feel like a fatty with the other track girls. It makes me Ma because whenever they get tired and walk during practice, I keep running , but they sprint and catch up to me and beat me every time so the coaches think I’m lazy. I think I could keep up with them the whole way if I just lost some weight because I think that’s what is holding me up. At my first track meet I got a 17:52 (It’s pathetic I know) and I beg the coaches to not make me go to the meets because I hate wearing shorts because I’m afraid the other girls will make fun of me as I struggle past for all 8 laps and they do it like it’s nothing.

    My time is down ton17:02 after two more meets, but that’s enough of my life story. Is there any way that I can lose maybe 25 pounds at least by the end of the track season (in may)? Oh, and one more thing: it has to be exercise-related; my family is obsessed with the fact that sometimes I used to try to skip meals to lose weight and that didn’t work. So I need maybe a daily workout or something that I can do, otherwise I’m going to have to tell my parents that I want to go on a diet which my family would almost kick me out of the house for…

    But no matter what you guys recommend, I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to lose 25 pounds because I just want to be able to keep up with the rest of my team and not run alone in the back…

  7. I am a freshman in high school. I am almost 5′ 2″ and I am 14 years old. I weigh 117 pounds.

    117 pounds is not really obese, but I used to e a lot skinnier. I originally lived in a small town and played both soccer and baseball (and softball when baseball became “politically incorrect” for girls) for six years, but when I moved to our bigger city, I figured I wasn’t good enough for the teams so I quit sports throughout junior high and my first high school semester besides marching band. This semester, My brother convinced me to join track. I love track, but compared to everyone else on my distance part of the team, I’m overweight and pathetic. All the girls are about the same height as me, but they all weigh between 85 and 95 pounds (some of the weight is muscle).

    I, being 117 pounds, always feel like a fatty with the other track girls. It makes me Ma because whenever they get tired and walk during practice, I keep running , but they sprint and catch up to me and beat me every time so the coaches think I’m lazy. I think I could keep up with them the whole way if I just lost some weight because I think that’s what is holding me up. At my first track meet I got a 17:52 (It’s pathetic I know) and I beg the coaches to not make me go to the meets because I hate wearing shorts because I’m afraid the other girls will make fun of me as I struggle past for all 8 laps and they do it like it’s nothing.

    My time is down ton17:02 after two more meets, but that’s enough of my life story. Is there any way that I can lose maybe 25 pounds at least by the end of the track season (in may)? Oh, and one more thing: it has to be exercise-related; my family is obsessed with the fact that sometimes I used to try to skip meals to lose weight and that didn’t work. So I need maybe a daily workout or something that I can do, otherwise I’m going to have to tell my parents that I want to go on a diet which my family would almost kick me out of the house for…

    But no matter what you guys recommend, I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to lose 25 pounds because I just want to be able to keep up with the rest of my team and not run alone in the back…

  8. hey! something i’ve been wanting to do for a long time is just travel. i’ve always wanted to backpack abroad, go somewhere completely foreign and meet new people and just travel. i’m not exactly sure how to go about that, though, or how to meet people, or where these kind of people generally meet, or what this sort of travel is even called. i just want to try new things. i was thinking about doing this next summer when i’m 18.

  9. hey! something i’ve been wanting to do for a long time is just travel. i’ve always wanted to backpack abroad, go somewhere completely foreign and meet new people and just travel. i’m not exactly sure how to go about that, though, or how to meet people, or where these kind of people generally meet, or what this sort of travel is even called. i just want to try new things. i was thinking about doing this next summer when i’m 18.

  10. i am really worried and confused to why i am gaining weight now (aged 18), i am starting my last year of school and was at 5 foot 6 inch and a 112 lbs when i finished last year track and field, i have been at the top of my school on the track and i am also the head cheerleader but last year i broke my foot but i diddnt workout anyway so that diddnt effect me, i have also had a fast food addiction as my mum doesnt cook so i have grown up on fast food which means at least one fast food meal a day (love chicken nuggets, burgers and pizza) and i have been lucky having a high metabolism. my boyfriend is playing college football and i have always eaten more than him so that cant be it. my older sister (aged 21) has a similar diet to me and hasnt ever had this problem but my oldest sister (29) began to gain a bit after 25. My mum is a gym freak (i hate sweating / working out) and for the last few months has been getting on my back for gaining what i thought was a couple of lbs but a month ago i tried on a bikini which diddnt fit me and my favourite dress which was also tight, my boyfriend said he wasnt bothered but i looked slightly out of shape, a few weeks ago was my first track meet and my coach was shocked at how bad i looked which i diddnt belive yet i couldnt run 100m. (i run 400m, 800m and 1500m) my cheerleading costume split when i put it on and when i finally weighed myself two weeks ago i was 148lbs (gained almost 40lbs) all my friends cant belive its me. for the last week or so i have tried to go on a strict diet of salads etc but i gained a bit more but in the last couple of days i went back to fast food and lost some weight??? I have to admit i have also been a bit of a bitch in high school so there are a lot of people enjoying my trouble which is making it worse

  11. I am a freshman in high school. I am almost 5′ 2″ and I am 14 years old. I weigh 117 pounds.

    117 pounds is not really obese, but I used to e a lot skinnier. I originally lived in a small town and played both soccer and baseball (and softball when baseball became “politically incorrect” for girls) for six years, but when I moved to our bigger city, I figured I wasn’t good enough for the teams so I quit sports throughout junior high and my first high school semester besides marching band. This semester, My brother convinced me to join track. I love track, but compared to everyone else on my distance part of the team, I’m overweight and pathetic. All the girls are about the same height as me, but they all weigh between 85 and 95 pounds (some of the weight is muscle).

    I, being 117 pounds, always feel like a fatty with the other track girls. It makes me Ma because whenever they get tired and walk during practice, I keep running , but they sprint and catch up to me and beat me every time so the coaches think I’m lazy. I think I could keep up with them the whole way if I just lost some weight because I think that’s what is holding me up. At my first track meet I got a 17:52 (It’s pathetic I know) and I beg the coaches to not make me go to the meets because I hate wearing shorts because I’m afraid the other girls will make fun of me as I struggle past for all 8 laps and they do it like it’s nothing.

    My time is down ton17:02 after two more meets, but that’s enough of my life story. Is there any way that I can lose maybe 25 pounds at least by the end of the track season (in may)? Oh, and one more thing: it has to be exercise-related; my family is obsessed with the fact that sometimes I used to try to skip meals to lose weight and that didn’t work. So I need maybe a daily workout or something that I can do, otherwise I’m going to have to tell my parents that I want to go on a diet which my family would almost kick me out of the house for…

    But no matter what you guys recommend, I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to lose 25 pounds because I just want to be able to keep up with the rest of my team and not run alone in the back…

  12. I am a freshman in high school. I am almost 5′ 2″ and I am 14 years old. I weigh 117 pounds.

    117 pounds is not really obese, but I used to e a lot skinnier. I originally lived in a small town and played both soccer and baseball (and softball when baseball became “politically incorrect” for girls) for six years, but when I moved to our bigger city, I figured I wasn’t good enough for the teams so I quit sports throughout junior high and my first high school semester besides marching band. This semester, My brother convinced me to join track. I love track, but compared to everyone else on my distance part of the team, I’m overweight and pathetic. All the girls are about the same height as me, but they all weigh between 85 and 95 pounds (some of the weight is muscle).

    I, being 117 pounds, always feel like a fatty with the other track girls. It makes me Ma because whenever they get tired and walk during practice, I keep running , but they sprint and catch up to me and beat me every time so the coaches think I’m lazy. I think I could keep up with them the whole way if I just lost some weight because I think that’s what is holding me up. At my first track meet I got a 17:52 (It’s pathetic I know) and I beg the coaches to not make me go to the meets because I hate wearing shorts because I’m afraid the other girls will make fun of me as I struggle past for all 8 laps and they do it like it’s nothing.

    My time is down ton17:02 after two more meets, but that’s enough of my life story. Is there any way that I can lose maybe 25 pounds at least by the end of the track season (in may)? Oh, and one more thing: it has to be exercise-related; my family is obsessed with the fact that sometimes I used to try to skip meals to lose weight and that didn’t work. So I need maybe a daily workout or something that I can do, otherwise I’m going to have to tell my parents that I want to go on a diet which my family would almost kick me out of the house for…

    But no matter what you guys recommend, I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to lose 25 pounds because I just want to be able to keep up with the rest of my team and not run alone in the back…

  13. I am a freshman in high school. I am almost 5′ 2″ and I am 14 years old. I weigh 117 pounds.

    117 pounds is not really obese, but I used to e a lot skinnier. I originally lived in a small town and played both soccer and baseball (and softball when baseball became “politically incorrect” for girls) for six years, but when I moved to our bigger city, I figured I wasn’t good enough for the teams so I quit sports throughout junior high and my first high school semester besides marching band. This semester, My brother convinced me to join track. I love track, but compared to everyone else on my distance part of the team, I’m overweight and pathetic. All the girls are about the same height as me, but they all weigh between 85 and 95 pounds (some of the weight is muscle).

    I, being 117 pounds, always feel like a fatty with the other track girls. It makes me Ma because whenever they get tired and walk during practice, I keep running , but they sprint and catch up to me and beat me every time so the coaches think I’m lazy. I think I could keep up with them the whole way if I just lost some weight because I think that’s what is holding me up. At my first track meet I got a 17:52 (It’s pathetic I know) and I beg the coaches to not make me go to the meets because I hate wearing shorts because I’m afraid the other girls will make fun of me as I struggle past for all 8 laps and they do it like it’s nothing.

    My time is down ton17:02 after two more meets, but that’s enough of my life story. Is there any way that I can lose maybe 25 pounds at least by the end of the track season (in may)? Oh, and one more thing: it has to be exercise-related; my family is obsessed with the fact that sometimes I used to try to skip meals to lose weight and that didn’t work. So I need maybe a daily workout or something that I can do, otherwise I’m going to have to tell my parents that I want to go on a diet which my family would almost kick me out of the house for…

    But no matter what you guys recommend, I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to lose 25 pounds because I just want to be able to keep up with the rest of my team and not run alone in the back…

  14. I am a freshman in high school. I am almost 5′ 2″ and I am 14 years old. I weigh 117 pounds.

    117 pounds is not really obese, but I used to e a lot skinnier. I originally lived in a small town and played both soccer and baseball (and softball when baseball became “politically incorrect” for girls) for six years, but when I moved to our bigger city, I figured I wasn’t good enough for the teams so I quit sports throughout junior high and my first high school semester besides marching band. This semester, My brother convinced me to join track. I love track, but compared to everyone else on my distance part of the team, I’m overweight and pathetic. All the girls are about the same height as me, but they all weigh between 85 and 95 pounds (some of the weight is muscle).

    I, being 117 pounds, always feel like a fatty with the other track girls. It makes me Ma because whenever they get tired and walk during practice, I keep running , but they sprint and catch up to me and beat me every time so the coaches think I’m lazy. I think I could keep up with them the whole way if I just lost some weight because I think that’s what is holding me up. At my first track meet I got a 17:52 (It’s pathetic I know) and I beg the coaches to not make me go to the meets because I hate wearing shorts because I’m afraid the other girls will make fun of me as I struggle past for all 8 laps and they do it like it’s nothing.

    My time is down ton17:02 after two more meets, but that’s enough of my life story. Is there any way that I can lose maybe 25 pounds at least by the end of the track season (in may)? Oh, and one more thing: it has to be exercise-related; my family is obsessed with the fact that sometimes I used to try to skip meals to lose weight and that didn’t work. So I need maybe a daily workout or something that I can do, otherwise I’m going to have to tell my parents that I want to go on a diet which my family would almost kick me out of the house for…

    But no matter what you guys recommend, I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to lose 25 pounds because I just want to be able to keep up with the rest of my team and not run alone in the back…

  15. hey! something i’ve been wanting to do for a long time is just travel. i’ve always wanted to backpack abroad, go somewhere completely foreign and meet new people and just travel. i’m not exactly sure how to go about that, though, or how to meet people, or where these kind of people generally meet, or what this sort of travel is even called. i just want to try new things. i was thinking about doing this next summer when i’m 18.

  16. hey! something i’ve been wanting to do for a long time is just travel. i’ve always wanted to backpack abroad, go somewhere completely foreign and meet new people and just travel. i’m not exactly sure how to go about that, though, or how to meet people, or where these kind of people generally meet, or what this sort of travel is even called. i just want to try new things. i was thinking about doing this next summer when i’m 18.

  17. i am really worried and confused to why i am gaining weight now (aged 18), i am starting my last year of school and was at 5 foot 6 inch and a 112 lbs when i finished last year track and field, i have been at the top of my school on the track and i am also the head cheerleader but last year i broke my foot but i diddnt workout anyway so that diddnt effect me, i have also had a fast food addiction as my mum doesnt cook so i have grown up on fast food which means at least one fast food meal a day (love chicken nuggets, burgers and pizza) and i have been lucky having a high metabolism. my boyfriend is playing college football and i have always eaten more than him so that cant be it. my older sister (aged 21) has a similar diet to me and hasnt ever had this problem but my oldest sister (29) began to gain a bit after 25. My mum is a gym freak (i hate sweating / working out) and for the last few months has been getting on my back for gaining what i thought was a couple of lbs but a month ago i tried on a bikini which diddnt fit me and my favourite dress which was also tight, my boyfriend said he wasnt bothered but i looked slightly out of shape, a few weeks ago was my first track meet and my coach was shocked at how bad i looked which i diddnt belive yet i couldnt run 100m. (i run 400m, 800m and 1500m) my cheerleading costume split when i put it on and when i finally weighed myself two weeks ago i was 148lbs (gained almost 40lbs) all my friends cant belive its me. for the last week or so i have tried to go on a strict diet of salads etc but i gained a bit more but in the last couple of days i went back to fast food and lost some weight??? I have to admit i have also been a bit of a bitch in high school so there are a lot of people enjoying my trouble which is making it worse

  18. i am really worried and confused to why i am gaining weight now (aged 18), i am starting my last year of school and was at 5 foot 6 inch and a 112 lbs when i finished last year track and field, i have been at the top of my school on the track and i am also the head cheerleader but last year i broke my foot but i diddnt workout anyway so that diddnt effect me, i have also had a fast food addiction as my mum doesnt cook so i have grown up on fast food which means at least one fast food meal a day (love chicken nuggets, burgers and pizza) and i have been lucky having a high metabolism. my boyfriend is playing college football and i have always eaten more than him so that cant be it. my older sister (aged 21) has a similar diet to me and hasnt ever had this problem but my oldest sister (29) began to gain a bit after 25. My mum is a gym freak (i hate sweating / working out) and for the last few months has been getting on my back for gaining what i thought was a couple of lbs but a month ago i tried on a bikini which diddnt fit me and my favourite dress which was also tight, my boyfriend said he wasnt bothered but i looked slightly out of shape, a few weeks ago was my first track meet and my coach was shocked at how bad i looked which i diddnt belive yet i couldnt run 100m. (i run 400m, 800m and 1500m) my cheerleading costume split when i put it on and when i finally weighed myself two weeks ago i was 148lbs (gained almost 40lbs) all my friends cant belive its me. for the last week or so i have tried to go on a strict diet of salads etc but i gained a bit more but in the last couple of days i went back to fast food and lost some weight??? I have to admit i have also been a bit of a bitch in high school so there are a lot of people enjoying my trouble which is making it worse

  19. I am a freshman in high school. I am almost 5′ 2″ and I am 14 years old. I weigh 117 pounds.

    117 pounds is not really obese, but I used to e a lot skinnier. I originally lived in a small town and played both soccer and baseball (and softball when baseball became “politically incorrect” for girls) for six years, but when I moved to our bigger city, I figured I wasn’t good enough for the teams so I quit sports throughout junior high and my first high school semester besides marching band. This semester, My brother convinced me to join track. I love track, but compared to everyone else on my distance part of the team, I’m overweight and pathetic. All the girls are about the same height as me, but they all weigh between 85 and 95 pounds (some of the weight is muscle).

    I, being 117 pounds, always feel like a fatty with the other track girls. It makes me Ma because whenever they get tired and walk during practice, I keep running , but they sprint and catch up to me and beat me every time so the coaches think I’m lazy. I think I could keep up with them the whole way if I just lost some weight because I think that’s what is holding me up. At my first track meet I got a 17:52 (It’s pathetic I know) and I beg the coaches to not make me go to the meets because I hate wearing shorts because I’m afraid the other girls will make fun of me as I struggle past for all 8 laps and they do it like it’s nothing.

    My time is down ton17:02 after two more meets, but that’s enough of my life story. Is there any way that I can lose maybe 25 pounds at least by the end of the track season (in may)? Oh, and one more thing: it has to be exercise-related; my family is obsessed with the fact that sometimes I used to try to skip meals to lose weight and that didn’t work. So I need maybe a daily workout or something that I can do, otherwise I’m going to have to tell my parents that I want to go on a diet which my family would almost kick me out of the house for…

    But no matter what you guys recommend, I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to lose 25 pounds because I just want to be able to keep up with the rest of my team and not run alone in the back…

  20. i am really worried and confused to why i am gaining weight now (aged 18), i am starting my last year of school and was at 5 foot 6 inch and a 112 lbs when i finished last year track and field, i have been at the top of my school on the track and i am also the head cheerleader but last year i broke my foot but i diddnt workout anyway so that diddnt effect me, i have also had a fast food addiction as my mum doesnt cook so i have grown up on fast food which means at least one fast food meal a day (love chicken nuggets, burgers and pizza) and i have been lucky having a high metabolism. my boyfriend is playing college football and i have always eaten more than him so that cant be it. my older sister (aged 21) has a similar diet to me and hasnt ever had this problem but my oldest sister (29) began to gain a bit after 25. My mum is a gym freak (i hate sweating / working out) and for the last few months has been getting on my back for gaining what i thought was a couple of lbs but a month ago i tried on a bikini which diddnt fit me and my favourite dress which was also tight, my boyfriend said he wasnt bothered but i looked slightly out of shape, a few weeks ago was my first track meet and my coach was shocked at how bad i looked which i diddnt belive yet i couldnt run 100m. (i run 400m, 800m and 1500m) my cheerleading costume split when i put it on and when i finally weighed myself two weeks ago i was 148lbs (gained almost 40lbs) all my friends cant belive its me. for the last week or so i have tried to go on a strict diet of salads etc but i gained a bit more but in the last couple of days i went back to fast food and lost some weight??? I have to admit i have also been a bit of a bitch in high school so there are a lot of people enjoying my trouble which is making it worse

  21. I am a freshman in high school. I am almost 5′ 2″ and I am 14 years old. I weigh 117 pounds.

    117 pounds is not really obese, but I used to e a lot skinnier. I originally lived in a small town and played both soccer and baseball (and softball when baseball became “politically incorrect” for girls) for six years, but when I moved to our bigger city, I figured I wasn’t good enough for the teams so I quit sports throughout junior high and my first high school semester besides marching band. This semester, My brother convinced me to join track. I love track, but compared to everyone else on my distance part of the team, I’m overweight and pathetic. All the girls are about the same height as me, but they all weigh between 85 and 95 pounds (some of the weight is muscle).

    I, being 117 pounds, always feel like a fatty with the other track girls. It makes me Ma because whenever they get tired and walk during practice, I keep running , but they sprint and catch up to me and beat me every time so the coaches think I’m lazy. I think I could keep up with them the whole way if I just lost some weight because I think that’s what is holding me up. At my first track meet I got a 17:52 (It’s pathetic I know) and I beg the coaches to not make me go to the meets because I hate wearing shorts because I’m afraid the other girls will make fun of me as I struggle past for all 8 laps and they do it like it’s nothing.

    My time is down ton17:02 after two more meets, but that’s enough of my life story. Is there any way that I can lose maybe 25 pounds at least by the end of the track season (in may)? Oh, and one more thing: it has to be exercise-related; my family is obsessed with the fact that sometimes I used to try to skip meals to lose weight and that didn’t work. So I need maybe a daily workout or something that I can do, otherwise I’m going to have to tell my parents that I want to go on a diet which my family would almost kick me out of the house for…

    But no matter what you guys recommend, I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to lose 25 pounds because I just want to be able to keep up with the rest of my team and not run alone in the back…

  22. hey! something i’ve been wanting to do for a long time is just travel. i’ve always wanted to backpack abroad, go somewhere completely foreign and meet new people and just travel. i’m not exactly sure how to go about that, though, or how to meet people, or where these kind of people generally meet, or what this sort of travel is even called. i just want to try new things. i was thinking about doing this next summer when i’m 18.

  23. hey! something i’ve been wanting to do for a long time is just travel. i’ve always wanted to backpack abroad, go somewhere completely foreign and meet new people and just travel. i’m not exactly sure how to go about that, though, or how to meet people, or where these kind of people generally meet, or what this sort of travel is even called. i just want to try new things. i was thinking about doing this next summer when i’m 18.

  24. hey! something i’ve been wanting to do for a long time is just travel. i’ve always wanted to backpack abroad, go somewhere completely foreign and meet new people and just travel. i’m not exactly sure how to go about that, though, or how to meet people, or where these kind of people generally meet, or what this sort of travel is even called. i just want to try new things. i was thinking about doing this next summer when i’m 18.

  25. I am a freshman in high school. I am almost 5′ 2″ and I am 14 years old. I weigh 117 pounds.

    117 pounds is not really obese, but I used to e a lot skinnier. I originally lived in a small town and played both soccer and baseball (and softball when baseball became “politically incorrect” for girls) for six years, but when I moved to our bigger city, I figured I wasn’t good enough for the teams so I quit sports throughout junior high and my first high school semester besides marching band. This semester, My brother convinced me to join track. I love track, but compared to everyone else on my distance part of the team, I’m overweight and pathetic. All the girls are about the same height as me, but they all weigh between 85 and 95 pounds (some of the weight is muscle).

    I, being 117 pounds, always feel like a fatty with the other track girls. It makes me Ma because whenever they get tired and walk during practice, I keep running , but they sprint and catch up to me and beat me every time so the coaches think I’m lazy. I think I could keep up with them the whole way if I just lost some weight because I think that’s what is holding me up. At my first track meet I got a 17:52 (It’s pathetic I know) and I beg the coaches to not make me go to the meets because I hate wearing shorts because I’m afraid the other girls will make fun of me as I struggle past for all 8 laps and they do it like it’s nothing.

    My time is down ton17:02 after two more meets, but that’s enough of my life story. Is there any way that I can lose maybe 25 pounds at least by the end of the track season (in may)? Oh, and one more thing: it has to be exercise-related; my family is obsessed with the fact that sometimes I used to try to skip meals to lose weight and that didn’t work. So I need maybe a daily workout or something that I can do, otherwise I’m going to have to tell my parents that I want to go on a diet which my family would almost kick me out of the house for…

    But no matter what you guys recommend, I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to lose 25 pounds because I just want to be able to keep up with the rest of my team and not run alone in the back…

  26. hey! something i’ve been wanting to do for a long time is just travel. i’ve always wanted to backpack abroad, go somewhere completely foreign and meet new people and just travel. i’m not exactly sure how to go about that, though, or how to meet people, or where these kind of people generally meet, or what this sort of travel is even called. i just want to try new things. i was thinking about doing this next summer when i’m 18.

  27. hey! something i’ve been wanting to do for a long time is just travel. i’ve always wanted to backpack abroad, go somewhere completely foreign and meet new people and just travel. i’m not exactly sure how to go about that, though, or how to meet people, or where these kind of people generally meet, or what this sort of travel is even called. i just want to try new things. i was thinking about doing this next summer when i’m 18.

  28. I am a freshman in high school. I am almost 5′ 2″ and I am 14 years old. I weigh 117 pounds.

    117 pounds is not really obese, but I used to e a lot skinnier. I originally lived in a small town and played both soccer and baseball (and softball when baseball became “politically incorrect” for girls) for six years, but when I moved to our bigger city, I figured I wasn’t good enough for the teams so I quit sports throughout junior high and my first high school semester besides marching band. This semester, My brother convinced me to join track. I love track, but compared to everyone else on my distance part of the team, I’m overweight and pathetic. All the girls are about the same height as me, but they all weigh between 85 and 95 pounds (some of the weight is muscle).

    I, being 117 pounds, always feel like a fatty with the other track girls. It makes me Ma because whenever they get tired and walk during practice, I keep running , but they sprint and catch up to me and beat me every time so the coaches think I’m lazy. I think I could keep up with them the whole way if I just lost some weight because I think that’s what is holding me up. At my first track meet I got a 17:52 (It’s pathetic I know) and I beg the coaches to not make me go to the meets because I hate wearing shorts because I’m afraid the other girls will make fun of me as I struggle past for all 8 laps and they do it like it’s nothing.

    My time is down ton17:02 after two more meets, but that’s enough of my life story. Is there any way that I can lose maybe 25 pounds at least by the end of the track season (in may)? Oh, and one more thing: it has to be exercise-related; my family is obsessed with the fact that sometimes I used to try to skip meals to lose weight and that didn’t work. So I need maybe a daily workout or something that I can do, otherwise I’m going to have to tell my parents that I want to go on a diet which my family would almost kick me out of the house for…

    But no matter what you guys recommend, I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to lose 25 pounds because I just want to be able to keep up with the rest of my team and not run alone in the back…

  29. hey! something i’ve been wanting to do for a long time is just travel. i’ve always wanted to backpack abroad, go somewhere completely foreign and meet new people and just travel. i’m not exactly sure how to go about that, though, or how to meet people, or where these kind of people generally meet, or what this sort of travel is even called. i just want to try new things. i was thinking about doing this next summer when i’m 18.

  30. I am a freshman in high school. I am almost 5′ 2″ and I am 14 years old. I weigh 117 pounds.

    117 pounds is not really obese, but I used to e a lot skinnier. I originally lived in a small town and played both soccer and baseball (and softball when baseball became “politically incorrect” for girls) for six years, but when I moved to our bigger city, I figured I wasn’t good enough for the teams so I quit sports throughout junior high and my first high school semester besides marching band. This semester, My brother convinced me to join track. I love track, but compared to everyone else on my distance part of the team, I’m overweight and pathetic. All the girls are about the same height as me, but they all weigh between 85 and 95 pounds (some of the weight is muscle).

    I, being 117 pounds, always feel like a fatty with the other track girls. It makes me Ma because whenever they get tired and walk during practice, I keep running , but they sprint and catch up to me and beat me every time so the coaches think I’m lazy. I think I could keep up with them the whole way if I just lost some weight because I think that’s what is holding me up. At my first track meet I got a 17:52 (It’s pathetic I know) and I beg the coaches to not make me go to the meets because I hate wearing shorts because I’m afraid the other girls will make fun of me as I struggle past for all 8 laps and they do it like it’s nothing.

    My time is down ton17:02 after two more meets, but that’s enough of my life story. Is there any way that I can lose maybe 25 pounds at least by the end of the track season (in may)? Oh, and one more thing: it has to be exercise-related; my family is obsessed with the fact that sometimes I used to try to skip meals to lose weight and that didn’t work. So I need maybe a daily workout or something that I can do, otherwise I’m going to have to tell my parents that I want to go on a diet which my family would almost kick me out of the house for…

    But no matter what you guys recommend, I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to lose 25 pounds because I just want to be able to keep up with the rest of my team and not run alone in the back…

  31. hey! something i’ve been wanting to do for a long time is just travel. i’ve always wanted to backpack abroad, go somewhere completely foreign and meet new people and just travel. i’m not exactly sure how to go about that, though, or how to meet people, or where these kind of people generally meet, or what this sort of travel is even called. i just want to try new things. i was thinking about doing this next summer when i’m 18.

  32. i am really worried and confused to why i am gaining weight now (aged 18), i am starting my last year of school and was at 5 foot 6 inch and a 112 lbs when i finished last year track and field, i have been at the top of my school on the track and i am also the head cheerleader but last year i broke my foot but i diddnt workout anyway so that diddnt effect me, i have also had a fast food addiction as my mum doesnt cook so i have grown up on fast food which means at least one fast food meal a day (love chicken nuggets, burgers and pizza) and i have been lucky having a high metabolism. my boyfriend is playing college football and i have always eaten more than him so that cant be it. my older sister (aged 21) has a similar diet to me and hasnt ever had this problem but my oldest sister (29) began to gain a bit after 25. My mum is a gym freak (i hate sweating / working out) and for the last few months has been getting on my back for gaining what i thought was a couple of lbs but a month ago i tried on a bikini which diddnt fit me and my favourite dress which was also tight, my boyfriend said he wasnt bothered but i looked slightly out of shape, a few weeks ago was my first track meet and my coach was shocked at how bad i looked which i diddnt belive yet i couldnt run 100m. (i run 400m, 800m and 1500m) my cheerleading costume split when i put it on and when i finally weighed myself two weeks ago i was 148lbs (gained almost 40lbs) all my friends cant belive its me. for the last week or so i have tried to go on a strict diet of salads etc but i gained a bit more but in the last couple of days i went back to fast food and lost some weight??? I have to admit i have also been a bit of a bitch in high school so there are a lot of people enjoying my trouble which is making it worse

  33. hey! something i’ve been wanting to do for a long time is just travel. i’ve always wanted to backpack abroad, go somewhere completely foreign and meet new people and just travel. i’m not exactly sure how to go about that, though, or how to meet people, or where these kind of people generally meet, or what this sort of travel is even called. i just want to try new things. i was thinking about doing this next summer when i’m 18.

  34. i am really worried and confused to why i am gaining weight now (aged 18), i am starting my last year of school and was at 5 foot 6 inch and a 112 lbs when i finished last year track and field, i have been at the top of my school on the track and i am also the head cheerleader but last year i broke my foot but i diddnt workout anyway so that diddnt effect me, i have also had a fast food addiction as my mum doesnt cook so i have grown up on fast food which means at least one fast food meal a day (love chicken nuggets, burgers and pizza) and i have been lucky having a high metabolism. my boyfriend is playing college football and i have always eaten more than him so that cant be it. my older sister (aged 21) has a similar diet to me and hasnt ever had this problem but my oldest sister (29) began to gain a bit after 25. My mum is a gym freak (i hate sweating / working out) and for the last few months has been getting on my back for gaining what i thought was a couple of lbs but a month ago i tried on a bikini which diddnt fit me and my favourite dress which was also tight, my boyfriend said he wasnt bothered but i looked slightly out of shape, a few weeks ago was my first track meet and my coach was shocked at how bad i looked which i diddnt belive yet i couldnt run 100m. (i run 400m, 800m and 1500m) my cheerleading costume split when i put it on and when i finally weighed myself two weeks ago i was 148lbs (gained almost 40lbs) all my friends cant belive its me. for the last week or so i have tried to go on a strict diet of salads etc but i gained a bit more but in the last couple of days i went back to fast food and lost some weight??? I have to admit i have also been a bit of a bitch in high school so there are a lot of people enjoying my trouble which is making it worse

  35. i am really worried and confused to why i am gaining weight now (aged 18), i am starting my last year of school and was at 5 foot 6 inch and a 112 lbs when i finished last year track and field, i have been at the top of my school on the track and i am also the head cheerleader but last year i broke my foot but i diddnt workout anyway so that diddnt effect me, i have also had a fast food addiction as my mum doesnt cook so i have grown up on fast food which means at least one fast food meal a day (love chicken nuggets, burgers and pizza) and i have been lucky having a high metabolism. my boyfriend is playing college football and i have always eaten more than him so that cant be it. my older sister (aged 21) has a similar diet to me and hasnt ever had this problem but my oldest sister (29) began to gain a bit after 25. My mum is a gym freak (i hate sweating / working out) and for the last few months has been getting on my back for gaining what i thought was a couple of lbs but a month ago i tried on a bikini which diddnt fit me and my favourite dress which was also tight, my boyfriend said he wasnt bothered but i looked slightly out of shape, a few weeks ago was my first track meet and my coach was shocked at how bad i looked which i diddnt belive yet i couldnt run 100m. (i run 400m, 800m and 1500m) my cheerleading costume split when i put it on and when i finally weighed myself two weeks ago i was 148lbs (gained almost 40lbs) all my friends cant belive its me. for the last week or so i have tried to go on a strict diet of salads etc but i gained a bit more but in the last couple of days i went back to fast food and lost some weight??? I have to admit i have also been a bit of a bitch in high school so there are a lot of people enjoying my trouble which is making it worse

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