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MTV Announces “I Used to Be Fat”


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If you like shows about weight-loss transformations, then MTV has something new for you. The network announced a new weight-loss reality show, called I Used to Be Fat. The show will follow teens during the summer after high school as they work to lose weight and transform themselves before entering college. The show comes from the producers of The Biggest Loser, and is part of the network’s effort to reconnect with a “millennial” audience.

“That reboot of your life can happen over one summer,” says JD Roth, the executive producer of I Used to Be Fat. “The kids who really dedicated themselves and really wanted this made changes that are staggering. We had multiple kids lose 100 pounds.” Each hour-long episode will feature one teen as he or she workout with trainer, meet with nutritionists and consult with doctors. Like the MTV hit Jersey Shore, the new show is unscripted, and has what Roth describes as a “much more authentic bent.”

We’ll have to wait until the premier episode on December 29th to see if all of the teens come down to their goal weights, and still resist the freshman 15. Some have speculated over whether or not the show will promote a healthy attitude towards body image, or if it will simply be a lesson in crash dieting to look hot for the first day of class.

Via Broadcasting & Cable.

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How do my daughter sign-up for I want to lose weigh she is 12 years old and weigh 253lbs and she don't like going outside because people are always talking about her weight. I 've paid a personal trainer and no results I tried motive her and I got frustrated myself please help she is on the border line of diabets and I don't want that to happen to her. Please Help!!!

posted Jun 30th, 2012 11:36 pm


i am an egyptian girl my waight is 245 lb im 17 years i really wanna have a chance to join i used to be fat plz help me !!

posted Apr 12th, 2012 8:07 pm

Nina Greses

Can anyone tell me how I can get onto MTV's "I Used to Be Fat"? I'm fourteen and I weigh like 225 pounds. I am 5'4 I would do anything to be on the show. I started getting fat after my father passed away and I really need help. Can anyone tell me how I can get onto the show?

posted Feb 3rd, 2012 9:36 pm

Allison Willis

I am a 17 yr old girl who needs to lose weight. I am 5'11" and 280 lbs. My friends tell me that I'm not fat but that is not true. I can't walk in a store and get what i want. I have come to dislike shopping and I think my weight is holding me back from dateing. Please please someone help me get on I Used To Be Fat. I can lose the weight and keep it off. I know i can.

posted Dec 18th, 2011 5:40 pm


i love this show....i would like to be on this show i weigh 245 PLEASE HELP ME LOSSE THIS WEIGHT!!!!!!!

posted Dec 8th, 2011 5:43 pm

Stephanie Trejo

i weigh 245 lbs i woud love to loose weight....i want to do it for myself my health. im 19 yrs old my birthday is December 13 i live with my fiance. We live in Pasadena TX. Please MTV help me lose weight....ive tried doing it myself, but i keep failing...i dont know how to start....PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!

posted Dec 8th, 2011 5:38 pm

riviera dalton

how do you get on the show

posted Dec 5th, 2011 4:54 am



posted Nov 26th, 2011 11:40 pm


my name is irene i'm 17 and 180 lb i would do anything to have a trainer to help me lose my weight. i realy want to be a nurse but i dont feel good in my own body. i try to stay active i like working out but i can lose it and my derpesion always hits me. if i had a trainer to teach me how to become healther and fit i would do anything...

posted Nov 16th, 2011 5:16 am


My name is Yetta, & im 17. I want to be on I used to be fat. I weigh around 330. I want to be on this show so bad it's ridiculous. Next year is my senior year and I just want to be thin for senior pictures, homecoming, prom etc. Please someone get back to me. Please, im begging.

posted Nov 2nd, 2011 3:32 am

dazarae fontenot

Hey my name is dazarae I'm 17 and I'm 226 lbs and I would love to lose this weigh so I won't down myself anymore and have dudes look at me more and make me feel better I'm not happy with myself and I should case I have a one yr old child that looks up to me and I want him to see me happy

posted Oct 25th, 2011 11:59 pm

kyley hudgins

How do you get on MTV's "I Used to Be Fat"? will you help me? i am 13. I know "i used to be fat" is for 18 yr olds but, i am 13 years old and i weigh 244 lbs. i need help, tips, trainers, anything, please help me i have had talks with my doc but all they say is to go home and walk, but walking never works. i need help please.

posted Oct 9th, 2011 7:39 pm


CAN SOMEONE HELP ME GET ON I USED TO BE FAT? Um im in middle school and im the fattest person there people make fun of me they think i cant here but i can i started to gain weight because my mom passed away and my dad is in jail i dont know how to lose weight when i try i just gain more i feel all alone and scared i also have ashtma so its hard.

posted Jun 16th, 2011 2:55 am


I love this show. Its very inspiring. I am 21and my husband is in Afghanistan about to come home on break. I've been heavy all my life and I've been trying to loose weight for years! Just recently I've been feeling the effects of being over weight, my lower back hurts my knees hurt my chest hurts. I've really wanted to loose weight because of my health, my husband, myself and we are trying for kids. I need help with motivation tho. I can do what needs to be done but I need a push. I also need help with my diet, I've tried and herd so many things I don't know what to do. Either way, ill still try and try. Wish me luck!

posted May 17th, 2011 4:21 am


i like this show because i have the same problems in middle shcool and bigger than my mom and shruggling with my weight nothing works

posted May 14th, 2011 8:14 am


I'm almost 16 and I feel so fat! All my friends tell me I'm not. But, I feel so embarrassed. And even more embarassed in a bathing suit. I feel terrible. I work out all the time and eat healthy, but it feels like i just gain weight...please tell me what can I do?!!!? :'(

posted May 10th, 2011 10:12 am


I can see that many young people such as myself struggle with weight issues due to different lifestyle problems. Mine came in the form of a hand gun that left me and my wonderful girlfriend hospitalized and scarred for life. I used to be a very athletic girl, enrolled in the JROTC program now I'm the complete opposite. I let alcohol and food take over my life and went from 117lbs to almost 190. Even through all the crap I've been through my girlfriend has never stopped loving me or abandoned me. I hide behind men clothing to mask all this fat. It sucks when your girlfriend met you as a girl and you are sadly transforming to something youre not. I want to be able to lose some weight and be that girl once again for her birthday on August 6 I'm determined to do anything and everything just to make her and make myself happy. It hard being a gay couple with society criticizing so much adding being "butch" and "fat" doesn't make it any easier. PLEASE HELP ME,HELP US?-Onedia in Miami

posted Mar 10th, 2011 2:16 pm


Hi my name is Brittany John and I turning 16 in May, a sophmore in high school. I am around 5â??6 and I weigh 175 lbs. I have always been the tall and big girl in my school and its never bothered me because I play a lot of sports so it works to my advantage. My whole family has always struggled with their weight because my mom left when I was one and my dad could not raise us, work day and night to pay for our house, and feed us nutritionally all at the same time. I have two older brothers that are 19 and 25 and we all are obese. I feel that we all are or were in depression and denial from what happened because we were so young so we turned to food and my father didnâ??t know how much it was going to affect us. He just wanted us to be happy and move on. My pediatrician has always warned us about future health conditions that could occur if we donâ??t lose weight but, I need someone to push me in the right direction and show me that I am capable of losing this weight. Also, I feel I would be inspiration for my family to lose weight and start living a healthy life by working together but, we need help showing us what are the right choices. I also feel that losing this weight will help me be a better athlete and boost my self confidence through the roof. Please consider me to be on I Used To Be Fat, you would be helping my entire family to live a healthier life.

posted Mar 7th, 2011 8:23 pm


Can you please help me??My name is Alex. I am about to be 17 years old. I am 5'7' and i weigh 285 pounds. I really want to be on this show. I have problems trying to lose weight on my own. I think that this show could help me get to where I want to be weight wise. I tell people that I am happy with myself but really I hate me and I hate what people have to say about me. MTV can you please help me?!?!?!?!!? just e-mail me.

posted Mar 6th, 2011 4:08 pm


I USED TO BE FAT is one of my absolute favorite shows. It's definitely inspiring and motivating. This show is giving the chance for teens to change their life before carrying obesity into adulthood and that is what its all about. It's about stopping the problem NOW.

posted Mar 4th, 2011 7:15 pm


hi my name is sarah,im am 20yrs old.ive always had a prblem with my weight,and have neve had the self-control over it.Its a huge comfort and its something everyone chooses to turn to.I was diagonised with diabeties at the age of 14,and i hate to admit but ever since ive been in denile...i weigh 187lbs and am totally ready to loose it.thanks sarah.815-214-8208

posted Mar 3rd, 2011 1:23 am

Amina Taylor

hi my name is amina in i want to be on i used to be fat really bad be i need 14 and over 200 pounds in i need help.i tired to lose weight but just dont now how.I was depressed about my grandma that adopted me dieing an i just turned to food to help all my pain go away but now i need to lose weight kause im am overweight and dont want to be lik this any more .............plz contact me

posted Mar 2nd, 2011 11:06 pm

Jenna Bakondy

hi my name is Jenna I live in northport alabama,and i want to be on 'I used to be fat". Im 15 years old and already weigh a little over 200 pounds im overwieght and i need to lose. Every year i gain about 20 pounds and its not getting better, i need help. ive always been big, in elementary school i had no friends middle school was horrible but i made friends and now im a freshman in high school and i have friends but even besides that everyday i feel people staring at me judging me because of my weight and they just dont say it to my face im uncomfortable with my body i wear nothing but baggy clothes and then i look at my very tiny friend erin and think what did i do to deserve this body? why cant i be that small? i know its not like that but it still crosses my mind. and i know i act like it doesnt bother me but it does i think about my weight and how i feel disgusting all the time. one thing that really gets to me is my sister and i know shes little but it still makes me sad when she gets mad and calls me names like fat and fatpig. Its not healthy and i need to lose weight or im going to have serious health problems in the future. i worry about everyone else before me and i now know i need to do this for me. So MTV or anyone who can give me answers or anyway to try out for "I used to be fat" please help me. thank you-Jenna Bakondy

posted Feb 27th, 2011 3:55 pm


my daughter is a high school senior who has a goal to start out in the airforce but she has to meet the weight requirement. She is 200lbs. and has to lost 50lbs. before she can be inlisted. I will would love for her to be on the show I use to be fat. I think this would encourge her to meet alot of her goals if she had this weight off of her. How do i go about getting my daughter on the show?

posted Feb 24th, 2011 10:20 pm

Damien Mendez

Hello I was woudering how I could sign up for the show I use to be fat. My name is Damien and I live in a small town. I'm 6"3 and 255 pounds. I know I can lose the weight if I got some push. Help me.

posted Feb 24th, 2011 10:10 pm


How do i sign up for i use to be fat?How do you sign up for I Use To Be Fat??? i would like to sign up because i am a high school senior and will be attending college in the fall of 2011. i am 18 years old 5 foot 1 inch and weigh 235 pounds. i have always been heavy and no matter how much i try to lose weight on my own it doesn't work and i don't know why. i would like a new beginning for college and the start for a new life. i no longer want to be known as the fat kid.

posted Feb 22nd, 2011 8:19 am


Yea there are a lot of people who say that they need help. But i think i need it more my life is falling apart i just turn 17 i been fat ever since i could remember i try every thing i did diet i play sports in there are no change what so ever. i mean i don't know how much i weigh but i know it not right it hard to see people walking around my house with a nice side n i wish i could be like that i would do anything to change

posted Feb 21st, 2011 6:44 pm

Geordano Olivera

hi i'm Geordano i'm from Peru in South Americaand i want to be on I used to be fat.I started to gain weight when i was 10 now I'm 18 and i want to lose weight before i'll be 20 because my life is really hard.I'm not taller so that's my big problem i think maybe if i was taller and I've tried to do everything but nothing happened and I hate when my family tell me "you should be like your brother" or "if you continue to gain weight you'll never get a job".I don't want to be fat anymore PLEASE PLASE PLEASE MTV producers help me I'm willing to do everything you say.I hope you can read this and help me or you can make an international version as you did with my super sweet 16

posted Feb 19th, 2011 11:21 pm


For those of you looking for a trainer you should also mention where your home town is and maybe a trainer will get in touch with you. I'm in LA where we have Operation Boot Camp. Check them out online. They are in like 12 states and are really great. They work you out hard and focus on your nutrition as well.

posted Feb 18th, 2011 12:08 pm


im 20 in im 6'3 in weight 300 i want to lose it bad i need help case i dont want to be fat i need the help so much

posted Feb 18th, 2011 12:21 am


How can i join??????I want to join because i am fat and want to loss weight but don't have enough courage nor support....

posted Feb 17th, 2011 2:05 pm


All the younger people on here it would be so much easier for you to loose the weight that you want. Your metabolism is the fastest its ever going to be. I would just go on a low calorie diet. Or no carb. With noe carbs you eat a lot of meat, eggs, and cheese. drink water instead of soda, and stay away from sweets. I my self am over weight and doing these little things have helped me loose weight. I wish you the best.

posted Feb 16th, 2011 1:22 am


Im 13 going to be 14 and my dream is to be skinny and and just cant do it and i hate my self for how i look. i weight about 210 and my dad weights about 230 and it broke my heart to find out the i weight just about the same as my dad. its my dream i wanna do just the same thing like on i used to be fat. i need help i hate how i look and it scares me alot i wanna change so bad but its so hard PLEASE HELP ME i dont wanna go to highschool looking fat and im going to Florida and i hate going swimming cuz of how i look please finding stuff to wear is sorda hard please i cry because how i loook if anyone can help me please save me from this bad life i dont wanna be in help me i hate it its my dream i try very hard to be skinny i cant help me !!

posted Feb 14th, 2011 8:03 pm


hi how r u my name is takenyaim 18 years old im over weight n need help im so unhappy please some one help me please is not good i tryed everyhing to lose weight n it just doesnt work please some one contact me i just wanna be heathly u can always call me 717.215.2939

posted Feb 13th, 2011 2:28 pm


hello, i am sasha and i am 12 going on 13 and weigh about 230 pounds i look lower but turts me i checked the reason ill like to be a part of this show becuaes it inspires me to go outside and be active liek my freinds aand do something instead im jsut laying around i am puterican so we do like are food l0l and i would just love to loose weight before highschool and i know if i loose weight it will also make me confident becaues it tell my mom everday its inpossibel to loose weight i just dont believe it and i wanna be provened wrong-from sasha from the bronx

posted Feb 12th, 2011 8:45 pm


ok for those of u who want to lose weight for the 16 an older quick trim worked for me but i toold the am pill in the morn and the pm at night and 1 purple in the middle of the day a bowl of cereal for lunch a sandwhich chips n water also thw acai juices they have at walmart are great and healthy then id have a fruit and only 1 serving for dinner i have this game dance dance revolution i have themall grab a mat and dance off the fat also wii just dance their both great an hr a day 2twice a day is what i did and within a month i dropped 20 pounds also driging lots of water can help u eat less 8 glasses a day hope this helps from 225 to 150 in 4 month and im still going

posted Feb 12th, 2011 9:48 am


I loooove this show. I weigh 150lbs and my goal is 135lbs. Everytime i watch this show it pushes me to pick up an apple go to the gym lol. Very inspiring :]

posted Feb 10th, 2011 11:38 pm


I'm 13 years old and I've been over weight for a while. I really need help.. I hate to say this, but I have NO self control. I really want to loose about 90 pounds.. I'm about 230 now.. I want to weigh 140 or less. That's still over weight, but I know if I get that low, then I can keep loosing and loosing weight. Someone PLEASE help me.. I really want a trainer like on I Used to be Fat, but I don't want to be on TV where everyone can see, LOL.. But If you guys know anyone or can help me, that would be Amazing. God Bless.

posted Feb 10th, 2011 9:35 pm


Does anybody know how i can get in touch with a trainer from the show, because I am really wanting to get one! Well not so much that I want I need one to help me lose weight being 16 and 224 lbs. is not healthy at all, and I need someone to help me!

posted Feb 10th, 2011 1:27 am


i need help im 17 years old and i weight 240 i hate myself and alot of ppl talk shit about my weight plz helpp me

posted Feb 9th, 2011 5:57 am


The problems I have with this show are that the trainers come into their house and immediately tell them to stop eating bacon, or to throw out "bad foods" like cookies and ice cream. Telling people there are "bad foods" and telling them they can't have them is probably the worst advice you can give someone who is trying to lose weight. This leads to people going on food binges and developing disordered eating - it's a fact. This is a part of the show I would really like to see disappear

posted Feb 6th, 2011 4:37 pm


Love the show! How about I challenge u with 3 overweight sisters needing to lose weight and begin living

posted Feb 5th, 2011 11:07 pm

Nereida perkins

My name is neddy im 19 im a mother of one an I weigh 240 this is the most I ever weighed an ive tryed an tryed to loose the weighed I wuld love to be on the show I used to weigh 150 an I wuld love to fit in my clothes again im depressed bout my weigh I used to live with my boyfriend an his family an now im going throuch court for custody an im stressing so its making it harder to loose the weight now im living with my mom an I just want to be healthy again an happy an I want to do it for my daughter an for myself

posted Feb 5th, 2011 4:40 am


Daria is Beautiful and her mother is too hard on her.

posted Feb 3rd, 2011 4:41 am


i need help

posted Feb 3rd, 2011 4:06 am


Hello, I am a senior in high school and I weigh more than 300 lbs...a lot more...I have been trying to lose weight for quite some time and I cant seem to make it work for me. I really need the support of someone or something (mtv- "I used to be fat") to help me lose this weight. I am afraid that I will kill myself day-by-day (eating, and lack of excercise) if I do not get some assistance...thankyou, and please let me be on the show

posted Feb 1st, 2011 8:12 pm


I see alot of people saying that they need to be on this show or that they're looking to try to get on the show. No, that's not what you need; you have the ability to lose as much weight if not more than these people without going on MTV.

It will require discipline and attention to detail in many phases; it will require a drive and determination that you may not have even known that you had; and it will be possibly one of the toughest things that you'll ever do because of the sheer amount of things you may have to change in your life. But if you're reading this and you want to lose lbs. then losing weight is something that you can certainly accomplish.

Most people on the show lose weight by creating and maintaining an exercise regiment that gets the heart going and by eating right, and if you want to lose weight you can do this to with the help of a doctor and possibly a trainer at a gym. If a trainer's too expensive, you can create your own workouts through trial and error with the supervision of someone who's used to doing physical activity. It will require an overhaul of eating habits, daily habits, and adding physical activity daily, but it will be worth it.

Losing weight is one of the healthiest and most beneficial things that one can do for themselves. I had a friend who gained about 60 lbs in the wake of a traumatic event, but it was his desire to be healthy and change his life that caused him to lose 70 lbs and be healthier than he's ever been. Don't wait until MTV brings a reality show to your doorstep to do this. You can take the initiative to change your life forever, right now.

posted Jan 31st, 2011 5:49 pm


im 18 yrs. old, just graduated highschool and i love this show because it inspires me to lose school and my hometown, i have always been known as a "big girl" i have tried and tried to lose weight but i stop after a while of no results...i would love to be on this show, it could change my life forever.....

posted Jan 30th, 2011 4:20 pm

Ms. Byrd

I love this show. I am a mother of two daughters. We recently moved to a new area and because my daughters are over- weight they didn't want to start school. So, I'm home schooling both. They want to go to public school because my oldest daughter wants to participate in track and high school prom, the younger wants to play basketball (she's 6ft). Both have been told if they don't lose the weight they will develop diabetes (they are borderline). I want my girls to be on this show, better yet they have been researching on how to get on the show and lose the weight before school starts in Sept. 2011 and before it to late to prevent the development of diabetes.

posted Jan 30th, 2011 2:04 am

Judith jean

I'm a 17 years old in high. I've always had a problem with my weight and it's stopped me from participating in anything physical. I feel every insecure in my body. I come from a family of big boned people but now I'm worried that my health is on the line. I weigh over 230 and it's only getting worse. Please MTV help me. Email:

posted Jan 28th, 2011 9:18 pm


I want to be on the t.v i use to be fat i thing i would fit what they look for becuase im 18 im ganna finish high school in about 4 months and i want to do the show before i go to collage just like the t.v show i have the will power and the guts to do it and hopefully mtv will see this in give me an email at i would love to do this show i wounder how you sgin up though but i will look and look untill i find out how to get on this show

posted Jan 28th, 2011 4:15 pm


I'm 16 and I weigh over 300 pounds. I really need to lose weight. I've tried but it's never worked. After my sister left for college. I get really depressed the just eat and eat and eat. I really want to be on the show. :(

posted Jan 28th, 2011 5:33 am


MY name is Kiara. I am 18 years old and I love to watch the show... It's a really good show... I tried plenty of times to lose weight but i just cant. I need someone to guide me through it first... I just wanna lose a little weight before I go to college.

posted Jan 27th, 2011 5:37 pm


My name is Kiara, I am 18 years old and I have been trying to lose weight for the longest. I just cant do it.. I need help to lose a few pounds..

posted Jan 27th, 2011 5:32 pm


my name is mena i am 18 years old and I want to be on "I used to be fat" and i live in USA VA THANKS

posted Jan 27th, 2011 5:38 am



posted Jan 27th, 2011 5:35 am

samantha barnes

hello my name is samantha I'm 27 turning 28 I watch your shows everytime they are on I would love to have someone help me loose weight I have been heavy most of my life and I need your help I tried doing it myself but I need someone there to push me

posted Jan 27th, 2011 4:18 am


It is not often I bother writing in to these things but I find the show interesting and valuble to those in my age group. I am 19 and my fiance is 20. We are getting married this summer. He has at least two years left of college and I graduate in may. I weigh 210 (5 1") pounds and he weighs 300 (6 3"). We would both embrace a life changing experience such as this one!

posted Jan 26th, 2011 10:40 pm


Hi, Im Gabby i live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I wiegh almost 300 pounds and i am on blood pressure medicine. My weight gets in the way of everything. I am a student Louisiana Culinary Institue which makes things soo much harder. There is nothing more in this world that i would love to do to get this kind of help and to be on this show does anyone know how to sign up???

posted Jan 26th, 2011 9:13 pm

Quita Kiwi

I am a full tim mom two and I am over weight after to bad breakups I just turned to food. The more weight i gained the unhappier I just. I would love to be in tbis show so that I can lose the weight and be happy and to live a long healthy life with my children. I feel this show is what i need for that after push

posted Jan 26th, 2011 3:02 pm


I would like to be on the show but don't no how sign up I have been fighting with my weight sense I was like 10 and its been horrible being fat people call me fat and I guess i just turned to food bc that's the only thing that gave me comfort but its bad I get bad back pains I wish I could weight in the hundreds and be a size 8 pants or smaller

posted Jan 26th, 2011 6:17 am

brittney thorne

hi mi name is brittney in i want to lose weight can u help me with thank you

posted Jan 26th, 2011 3:05 am

Lindsay Paris

i love this show so much. i really really really want to be on this!! I am 16, go to randolph high school, nj and weigh 200+ pounds. I feel gross about myself and i dont like the way i look. i really want to be transformed like everyone else on the show. it is truely inspiring! i've been struggling all my life to lose weight and i just want to be happy with myself. please mtv, help me!

posted Jan 26th, 2011 2:07 am


I recently started my first year of high school and I'm very over weight i feel that my weight is holding me back from going out and just being a teenager. I am very stressed and I'm suffering emotionally from my weight. I love the fact that this show allows people to reach their goal of losing weight, and providing support along the way. I'm trapped in this body someone help!!!!!!!!!

posted Jan 26th, 2011 12:12 am


Hi! Im 17yrs old and my weight gets in the way of every thing. My stress level is rising. I have a great personsonality but I beleive that people can't see that because of the way I look. I want to have lots friends and I want to beleive in my self but theirs just something pullin me down. It didnt occur to me that I eat to hide my pain, unless im constantly reminded by my mother. I try to work out when I go to the gym, then I give up after atleast ten minutes on the tred-mill. I suck, and after watching two episodes of this show I want to be able to put that trust inside of me and get myself looking how I dream to look. All though i give up alot I dont want anything bad to happen to me, nor hurt my mom and dad. So please help me.

posted Jan 26th, 2011 12:08 am

Danielle Shockey

I saw the show and I can't beleive how easy it was for them to lose weight... I've been trying to lose weight for over 3 years and it's hard... I'm sixteen and I really can't live my life until I'm happy with my outer appereance. I would like to be on this show so I could get some help... If anyone knows how I can get on, let me know please.

posted Jan 24th, 2011 8:04 pm



posted Jan 24th, 2011 2:06 am


I watched part of an episode this afternoon, featuring a girl named Mackenzie (or however she spells it, I forget.)

I was appalled at her father - he told her she would never get a date unless she had a good figure. Then, he proceeded to complain about the lack of sweets in the house, and talk about making family walks to the ice cream store.

I realize obesity is a problem, but I think it's a shame that a father can be so shortsighted that all he wants his 18 year old daughter to think about is getting married.

And really, MTV? Don't make me remind you how awesome you were in the 80's. You know, when you actually played music videos.

posted Jan 22nd, 2011 10:55 pm

Paige Montgomery

I really want to be on this show. The way people have gained so much confidence, and lost so much weight is so amazing. I'm 16 and 240 pounds. It's quite emberessing. I have no motivation, and the way the trainers kept the weight losers motivated is amazing!

posted Jan 22nd, 2011 2:55 pm


People always tell me that I am attractive girl . . But I see different in alot ways. This horriale mind game hold me back from being my true self. I just WISH that I could have the confidence that others see in me. I have my future and life ahead of me. I have ALOT of dreams and GOALs for my life. Im just ready to be givin a opportunity to change my life and my way of thinking.

I hope that I will have an opportunity to be on your AWSOME show

posted Jan 21st, 2011 8:27 pm

Kari Halgunseth

I love this show!! I am so proud of these people who make a severe change in there life to be healthier and feel really good about themselves. I wish i had their motivation to do that, I would love someone to kick my ass in shape and to help me feel good about myself. I am overweight for my height, and I hope one day i will get the will power to get my body the way i want it. keep it up everyone for reaching their goals!!!

posted Jan 20th, 2011 3:18 am


I love this show I just really wish u had a show that would also allow young adults to loose weight. I'm 20 and want to get in shape. I've tried so hard but can't do it. I wanna be on this show so I can be confident and not shy.

posted Jan 19th, 2011 5:49 pm


I watch this show whenever it is on, because these shows really inspire me. I really would love to be on this show, because i want to loose weight. People tell me that I am not to overweight, but I hate my weight. I want to change, but i do not know how. I just want to love my body for the first time in my entire life, I am craving the confidence I see in the people on these shows. Good show mtv, it should stay on the air.

posted Jan 19th, 2011 4:44 am

Temeika Trayweeks

I love watching this show, just to see the look on their faces show how unhappy they were before.

posted Jan 18th, 2011 5:06 am


i like this show and i wont to be on it cause my mom is always saying that i need to lose weight and i get in sports in school she tell me not to bother and then she calls me names like fat ass over weight and thing and she say that i cant lose the weight and i am in the 7th grade and i am trying to lose the weight b4 i go 2 the 8th grade

posted Jan 17th, 2011 10:30 pm

Nikki Hernandez

I watch i used to be fat and i thought why did i stop playing all the sports outside and walking. I found the answer one i stopped playing sports because where i live there is no one to play with two i don't walk very much because i get lazy and i say well i will do it tomorrow and oh tomorrow and i delay it and delay it. I don't know how to lose weight i have tried eating less i have tried working out i don't know how and i always end up stopping the diet. I need someone to be there and push me to lose the weight someone that can help me. I want to be like the people on i use to be fat. They get inspired by their personal trainer. If i was to get on that show i know for a fact that i would it that stage of "gosh i hate my trainer" but i know that he/she will be doing good for me in the future i am 5ft 4in and weigh almost 300lbs . I want to be healthy and live longer i want to be able to see myself and not be grossed out. I want to wear sexy clothes nice suites and be happy with myself. Please help me, i don want to go to this show to become famous i want to go on this show to help myself and my self esteem. Thank you.

posted Jan 17th, 2011 3:44 am


i want to know how to join this show because i watched the first two episodes an i want to do it cause its bein a goal of mine forever ,i dont want to do it to fit in with others i want to do it to be more confident in my skin

posted Jan 16th, 2011 6:13 am


i need to loss about 70lbs i had a baby and look so bad now

posted Jan 14th, 2011 2:18 am

Olivia Stacey

I just watched Marci lose 90 pounds this morning. I'm not "fat" but I'm definately at an unhealthy weight for my body type and age. I would love to have the knowledge and support that she did to get my number down over the summer :3

posted Jan 12th, 2011 7:31 pm

sarah ingram

Im 20 almost 21 ever since i was 5 i gained weight and in the 5th grade i lost all my friend's. Had almost 40 kids tease me call me names like big fat chubby chicken iv had that name since i was 17 years old and the kids i went to school with still call me that name and yet still i dont have any friends at all... I walk every 3 days i eat carrots, celery, belle peppers, chicken, and yet i still am fat...I'm not even sure on what to do anymore about it..

posted Jan 12th, 2011 7:01 am


I wanted to know how do u join the show because I don't want to be big no more

posted Jan 12th, 2011 5:28 am


I'm tired of being fat. i watch the show and just wish i could be on i use to be fat.I am about to be a senior in high school and i just hope that there is a way anyone can help me, because i know i can not do it on my own..

posted Jan 11th, 2011 5:28 am


I love the show because it is so inspiring, but I have a major issue with it. First off, I was 240lbs when I was ten. During high school I lost 140lbs in a matter of months from rigorous exercise and dieting. Do you know what happens when you lost weight that fast??? You GAIN it all back and then some...These teens are losing 90lbs in 90 days. That has to be horrible for your health from a medical perspective. Most physicians suggest losing ten pounds a year, which is crazy and slow I know, but in the long run it pays off. I would like to see if these college students are able to maintain their weight.

posted Jan 11th, 2011 2:52 am


im so worry about my weight i really need a big helper because for my myself i cant do it i try to lose weight but i just cant do it i wish someone one can help me im 18 and i weight 265 pounds and i just cant lose them.i cry when the clothes dont fit on me con someone please help me...

posted Jan 10th, 2011 7:28 pm


i cried watching the past two shows because i want to go through the changes they have. i want to be healthier and not grossed out by my body. i lost some weight my freshman year but gained it all back and then some more...and then some more. when i did lose that weight i was still over weight but i felt pretty for the first time. knowing how that felt and then losing it really hurt. i want to prove everyone wrong and lose weight. i really would like to be on the show.

posted Jan 10th, 2011 4:14 am


hello, my name is gabby n i would love to be on the show cuz am very fat and i need to lose some pounds helpppppppppppp!

posted Jan 8th, 2011 5:48 pm


I love the show! I just wish they'd make it more clear on what to do and what to eat so viewers could achieve similar results.

Anyway...Gabbi was a great inspiration!

Now all I need is my countdown calendar.

posted Jan 8th, 2011 5:10 am


I started watching the show!!! OMG I love it.. It's an awesome show.. It inspires me to be a better person..

posted Jan 7th, 2011 5:08 am



posted Jan 7th, 2011 2:25 am


I think this show will be a great way to show young people that they don't have to just settle with being fat. They CAN lose it and they CAN change their lives. Honestly, I would love to have more inspiring shows like this one instead of those stupid dating shows or challenging shows. Great job MTV!

posted Jan 4th, 2011 5:54 pm


Well I'm a senior in a university and am overweight tried many diets and exercising and have onle succeeded about losing maximum of 10 pounds, haven't exercised in a while and I have gained weight and currently the biggest I have ever been in my life. The show seems great because it inspires me to lose weight hopefully I can learn from the show.

posted Dec 30th, 2010 11:41 pm


i have always been the fatest girl out of ..all 5 of my sisters...and im lookin for a change depression is a state i find myself in alot of the time..i jus feel like i can'y and dont have the confidence to reach a weight lost goal...i think the show is awesome and if i had the chance i know i would put in way more effort in things as i am now...keep up the good work mtv.

posted Dec 30th, 2010 4:42 pm

Nikki Horton

i have always been overweight and i would lovee to be on this show!

posted Dec 30th, 2010 7:02 am

evelyn Marroquin

need it

posted Dec 30th, 2010 6:50 am

lee holt

This show opened my eyes to a lot. i suffer from being over weight and depressed. i am the junior girl who has all of the skinny friends and then there's me... the girl who is 5'5 and is 200lbs. i dont know what to do. this causes me so much stress. im just lost. i NEED help.

posted Dec 30th, 2010 5:19 am


I've looked at the previews of the show and it brought tears to my eyes because i am a high school student that tried to loose weight but it never succeeds. all my life i've been big and i want it all to go away

posted Dec 16th, 2010 2:53 pm


I want to be on the shpw. im a high school senior and i need to loose weight.

posted Dec 12th, 2010 2:34 am


i think that what this show is doing is awesome i would love to be able to do this and to let other people be able to be what they always dreamed of being is great. Being fat is hard you have every one looking at you different views every day. Know matter what you eat or if you work out you have people looking at you it's hard and from a view you see a fat person. But when you as a thicker person who looks at them selfs you don't see that you see what you wan't to be and this discusting fat looking back at you that just reminds you what you miss out on and know matter how hard you try it stops you.

posted Dec 4th, 2010 5:43 pm


Ha! I do love how they dance around their former life as a music channel.

JD Roth makes me think this show will have a little more heart than some of the other weight loss reality shows.

posted Nov 2nd, 2010 1:14 am


Maybe they can also do a show called "We used to be a music television channel." That aside, this sounds like it could be a good show.

posted Nov 2nd, 2010 12:15 am


I'll definitely watch! At least the first episode. I hope the show is done well - I support all efforts to shed light on the growing weight loss problem we all face.

posted Nov 1st, 2010 8:40 pm


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