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Alright, I guess I've always dealt with being slightly overweight... I am almost 5'3" and I weigh about 135ish pounds. My stomach isn't huge; in fact, I feel like I am really disproportionate: my thighs and butt are HUGE. I typically wear a size medium in shirts, but in jeans...about an 11.

The thing is... I really, really enjoy food. Lol. I can't seem to get motivated to eat healthier. I'm lactose intolerant, and just HATE dairy products in general, so I KNOW I'm know getting enough calcium, but I seriously cannot motivate myself to start taking it.

Every week I tell myself I am going to start dieting or something, and exercising, but when I wake up and eat stuff I know I shouldn't, I just tell myself I'll try again tomorrow.

I don't know what to do!!! I can't figure out why I have no motivation. I feel like a terrible person for not being able to control it, and I feel worse that I feel horrible about myself (if that makes any sense at all.)

So, basically, I am wondering what on earth I should/could do??? I know that eating healthier and exercising is key, but when I wake up tomorrow I know that I'm just going to force it out of my mind.

I hope something can lend me some advice.

Thank you!

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Do you understand, for starters, that 135 pounds isn't overweight at your height, all the more so if you're still in your teens and you're not really, really fine-boned?

Do you also understand that everyone is proportioned differently, even when they're at their fittest? And a difference of a couple sizes between your top and bottom is also common, especially for women, who most commonly are pear-shaped.

Mind, if you're not in any way active, you'll want to change your habits so that you can become so: that's an issue for your long-term health, far more important than how you look, though if you're out of shape, it'll obviously also influence your looks. Too, getting enough calcium is important, to your metabolism, but more so, to your bone health, which is huge.

If you can't make yourself take supplements, you can easily but calcium-enriched soy milks and drink it instead.

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