Originally Answered: 5'1, 108 pounds, 17 years old? How to lose some weight?
First of all, I need to tell you that your weight is PERFECT for your height. I've been in the same boat as you (actually I think I still am xD). I'm 1.68m, 50kg and 14 years old and like you, I still have insecurities about my weight even though it's a perfect weight.
To lose weight overall, and especially in the legs, would be cardiovascular exercises such as long distance running, swimming and such but seeing that you've anxiety and panic attacks when doing long distance, I have to say the key to losing weight for you is your diet. Eat a big variety or fruit and vegetables and nuts & beans. ( nuts and beans are also GREAT for your hair and skin, especially almonds :) )
1. Fasten your metabolism.
2. Drink water prior 20 minutes to your meal.
3. Drink lots of fluids.
4. Don't have a meal at least 2 hours prior to bedtime.
5. Don't starve yourself.
6. Take peaceful strolls/walks.
7. Laugh out loud :)
8. Have consecutive sleeping patterns.
1. Every day, try eating a big breakfast followed by small meals throughout the day; this helps your metabolism fasten (be sure to make this a consecutive eating pattern such as eating a small meal every three hours every day). Although it is logical to think that skipping breakfast and/or having only three meals a day will contribute to weight loss, it really isn't. If you eat a big meal, your body will try it's best at conserving the energy consumed as it won't know when it will get it's next intake on food. If you continuously eat small portions throughout the day, everyday, your metabolism will fasten as it will know how much energy to use to its full potential until it's next meal which is three hours.
Not only does this method fasten your metabolism, it also gives you the ability to do the best you can as you are using your energy to it's full potential.
2. Now i'm not sure about this one but I read in the Body&Soul magazine that drinking water 20 minutes prior to a meal contributes to weight loss. I know that it helps me digest my food much easier... and I guess that's the point to it? :)
3. Drinking lots of water every day not only contributes to weight loss, but also to healthy skin as it removes the skins toxins. Many people may not know that they are dehydrated so it is best to drink lots of water a day. The recommended amount the intake of water is 8 glasses a day, but that isn't always the case as some days you may do hard out exercises. Water helps food digest properly, even food that has been in your stomach for hours.
4. The assumed amount of time that your digestive system is complete is 8 hours. But no one on earth would be silly enough to eat eight hours prior to sleeping, that would just be to long. Scientist have recommended to eat at least two hours prior to sleeping as most of your food would be already in your stomach, reaching the the intestines.
5. Starving... This is a big no no! It doesn't benefit or satisfy anything, except your mental mind. Starving is dangerous and is very unhealthy to your body.
6. Sure the recommended exercise guide for teenagers and adults is 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day, but not much people do it. It's just too much work. It's lazy and shameful that not many people follow the recommended guidelines, but just taking a walk or stroll every day is better than lounging on the couch or chair all day. Walking can also be a cardiovascular exercise but you will have to be very consecutive and it is mandatory to do it on a daily basis or no physical results will show.
7. Laughing. Not really something that will really help weight loss. But it is the best medicine :) Rumours have spreaded that laughing really hard every day can get you abs :)
8. Sleeping consecutively every day benefits things in every day, because who doesn't like sleeping? Make sure your sleeping pattern is consecutive. And do not sleep late ( but of course many of us like to rebel against it ). From 10pm to 2am, it is the time your body is at it's full repairing potential. So if you were to sleep late, it would unbalance the hormones in your body thus may cause you to weight gain severely.
9. Some girls have big calves which make them appear shorter and stubbier ( though i think its cute ) . To overcome this false illusion, stretching is the key. Every night when your in bed, put your legs straight and just make your feet push towards your body, you should feel a stretch in your calf. By doing this exercise every night, you should see a noticeable change in the size of your calf muscles :)
I know my answer is kind of off your question , I hope it helped :)