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From Nick, Child's Age 14 - 05/10/22 - IP#: 71.117.185.xxx Click here to reply  
Just a small update. Jack's Weight continues to climb. we are going through some health insurance issues at this time and are unable to consult with a doctor. Jack now weighs in at 141 pounds (5'1 now) and is getting very large. My wife and I are financially struggling at this time and are unable to keep buying him new shirts and pants. He confesses the added weight does not bother him, however a lot of things have become a struggle. Because of his old clothes now being unable to get around his hips, he's in a cycle of a few pairs of sweats/ t shirts. Everything, however is riding up on him and fitting him uncomfortably tight. his appetite is continuously increasing and his eating has been relentless. Anyways, the main reason i'm writing this update is because I have found out that he has been purposefully doing this to himself. My son has gained over 50 pounds in the last 4 months on... (view more)
Reply from Greg, Child's Age 15 - 05/17/22  - IP#: 73.50.158.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 13 - 05/11/22  - IP#: 174.202.0.xxx

From Nick, Child's Age 14 - 04/05/22 - IP#: 71.117.185.xxx Click here to reply  
Update: jack is even bigger. He's up to 126 today.
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 13 - 04/28/22  - IP#: 174.202.1.xxx
Reply from Nick, Child's Age 14 - 04/25/22  - IP#: 174.242.140.xxx
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From Miles, Child's Age 16 - 04/01/22 - IP#: 172.56.35.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi everyone, I wrote here about three months ago about my son Miles who gained a lot of weight during and after the pandemic. At the time of my last writing Miles was 378 at 6’1. Today he’s about 410 and 6’1. I’m completely lost on what to do. He’s eating loads of food outside the house at his fast food job and it’s obviously taking a toll on his health.
I’ve paid more attention to his physical and eating habits over the last three months and it’s gone downhill. I don’t buy snacks, but he fills my pantry with snack cakes and other junk food that he wolfs down every day. It’s like every time I see Miles he has some snack that I didn’t buy. His fitness has gone down the toilet - I can tell it’s taking more energy than it should just to do simple tasks like climb stairs or walk a few blocks. Even getting up from the chair takes a little bit of effort. He’s not depressed or anything, somehow has a vibrant social life, but it’s at the point where he’s gonna have a heart attack if he continues down this path.
Anyone have any advice?
Reply from Miles, Child's Age 16 - 04/17/22  - IP#: 172.58.191.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 13 - 04/05/22  - IP#: 174.202.1.xxx

From Nick, Child's Age 14 - 03/26/22 - IP#: 71.117.185.xxx Click here to reply  
I am aware this site is for overweight children- butt my child is getting close. Jack had been in shape all his life until a few months ago, when he started to put on weight. January 4th he weighed in at 86 pounds and about 5'0 - size 8/10. this was good news because he'd always been close to underweight. Thought nothing of it. mid last month is when i noticed he was starting to get chubby. He wears a lot of slim-fit clothes, and I noticed his pants were a bit tight around his thighs, and his shirt seemed a bit tight aswell. I thought nothing of it, just maybe he'd grown a bit. Now, the 6th of this month there was definitely more of a difference. That morning, when he came downstairs for breakfast, i couldn't help but notice that he had filled out quite a bit. I didn't want to say anything,the last thing i want to do is make him self concious. I hadn't mentioned it to my wife, either. It... (view more)
Reply from Nick, Child's Age 14 - 03/28/22  - IP#: 71.117.185.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 13 - 03/27/22  - IP#: 174.202.6.xxx

From Melanie, Child's Age 16 - 03/20/22 - IP#: 198.181.163.xxx Click here to reply  
I wrote a while back about my daughter, Krista, who has put on a bunch of weight since the pandemic started. Well, things have not improved at all since then, and she is now 395 lbs. Every time I try to discuss her weight with her we end up in a fight. She says she is "well aware of how fat she has gotten" and that "she doesn't need me constantly reminding her." But she just keeps getting bigger. I try restricting what she can eat, but she just goes and gets stuff outside the house. I've taken her to the doctor, but she won't listen to them either.
Reply from Melanie, Child's Age 16 - 04/04/22  - IP#: 198.181.163.xxx
Reply from Elizabeth, Child's Age 21 - 04/03/22  - IP#: 70.250.146.xxx
Reply from Greg, Child's Age 15 - 03/23/22  - IP#: 73.50.158.xxx

From Lizzie, Child's Age 18 - 01/31/22 - IP#: 115.189.86.xxx Click here to reply  
My son has always been relatively fit and healthy, he was active throughout his high school years through playing sport and swimming. Until he left for college last year in September, my son left for college he was 6,1 180lbs and as of last week he is now 6,1 205lbs. I’m not oblivious to the fact that kids go off to college and party, eat junk food etc. I also understand that it’s a stressful time and kids weight fluctuates. However, 25lbs in 6 months is quite a bit of weight, when he was visiting home I didn’t mentioned it (even though it was obvious, his face had gotten chubbier and he now has a small beer gut) until my son asked to go shopping. When he was trying on clothes he acknowledged that he gained some weight and was looking to loose the “freshman 15” he gained because of stress and no access to gym facilities, but when I asked him if he wanted to go to the gym or on a walk he ... (view more)

From Miles, Child's Age 16 - 12/31/21 - IP#: 172.56.21.xxx Click here to reply  
Hey everyone, happy early new year. My son Miles recently went to the doctors office for a year end physical, and he weighed in at 378 pounds at 6’1. Miles has always been a big kid, but I didn’t anticipate him being this big. He’s never brought any attention to me about his weight, but I’ve noticed that simple things like stairs or bending to tie his shoes often gets him out of breath, and it’s very hard for him to find clothes that fit his growing size.
This is bad, but we’ve neglected to go to the doctor during covid for health reasons, and his last physical was at 14 right before the pandemic. He was big then, about 5’7 and 220 pounds. Gaining nearly a hundred and sixty pounds in two years brought alarm to his pediatrician, but not much was said.
Miles’s appetite is humongous, but I never wanted to have him feel hungry or develop some kind of food insecurity so I always... (view more)

Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 13 - 02/18/22  - IP#: 174.202.4.xxx
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From Dave, Child's Age 17 - 12/25/21 - IP#: 109.189.84.xxx Click here to reply  
Hello! How do you cope with christmas and with new covid restrictions again? I find it hard to motivate and stick to good habits formed on healthy food and on exercise. What about you?
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 13 - 12/26/21  - IP#: 174.202.0.xxx
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 17 - 12/27/21  - IP#: 84.211.24.xxx
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From Jayden, Child's Age 16 - 11/23/21 - IP#: 180.149.231.xxx Click here to reply  
Hello everyone,
My 16-year-old son lived with his mother (my ex-wife) up until last year since he was 5 years old. My ex-wife has always had full custody of him since we broke up and hadn't seen him last year. My ex-wife died from a heart issue, she asked me to take care of my son. I couldn't say no, and I didn't want him to end up in foster care. When I first saw my son in such a long time, I was rather shocked by how big he was. I didn't say anything for about 12 months, as it wasn't appropriate due to him recently surfing a loss. When first mentioned it to him, he started crying, I knew there was an issue. So I left it for a while. After a few weeks, he wanted to talk about his weight issues. He told me that he had been bullied for being fat at school for years, I didn't know this. We decided that we take him to the doctor for a check-up, his weight was 426lbs. The doctor told us that he need to lose weight. I don't know what I should do now?
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 13 - 11/24/21  - IP#: 174.202.2.xxx

From Tom, Child's Age 12 - 10/21/21 - IP#: 72.220.64.xxx Click here to reply  
My son had always been surprisingly fit, He never worked out or anything but somehow he was always toned and never had to worry about what he ate because it didn't seem to effect his weight. It was like this up until the beginning of last year right when the pandemic was starting to get out of control. Instead of his usual sports inspired days, he spent most of the day playing video games. I tried to encourage him to do things outside but he seemed to like his new lifestyle better. It went on like this for 3-4 months and I didn't notice anything different up until when I was looking at a photo of him from last December in our pool. In the photo he looked different somehow from the present. We were swimming the next morning in our pool when I finally realized what was different, he had gained at least twenty five pounds. He seemed like a different person, more interested in gaming then sports. The weight gain has continued and although hes playing soccer now, hes gained over 50 pounds in total
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 13 - 11/11/21  - IP#: 174.202.1.xxx
Reply from Tom, Child's Age 12 - 11/11/21  - IP#: 72.220.64.xxx
Reply from Jaylen, Child's Age 14 - 11/07/21  - IP#: 71.117.185.xxx

From Niko, Child's Age 10 - 10/15/21 - IP#: 89.245.60.xxx Click here to reply  
Hey, my son is nearly immobile, does anyone have any advice for caring for people that size?
Reply from Thomas, Child's Age 9 - 10/17/21  - IP#: 84.211.24.xxx

From Justin, Child's Age 11 - 10/10/21 - IP#: 23.82.194.xxx Click here to reply  
Not the parent, but an Uncle here. Hello people, kinda wanted to poke in here to ask for advice.
I have to look after my Nephew for the foreseeable future, as my Brother has major amount of traveling to do for his work over the next few months.
I haven't had seen him since he had his kid.
so I was in for quite a surprise when I met Martin.
he's 11, and a normal height for his age
but hooh, boy
the weight is anything but.
I asked him to spet on a scale, which he did after some complaint of having to get up.
346 Lbs (156 KG)
I somewhat struggle to care for this kid, and I'm just expected to do so.
he's somewhat spoiled and expects me to bring the food to his room.
In the week or so he has been here already, I haven't seen him leave the room outside of bathroom visits.
And he struggles to walk that way, I had to put a few chairs along the way from the room to the bathroom.
It feels more like what caring for a kindergarten kid feels like.
do any of you guys have Helpful advice for me?
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 13 - 10/15/21  - IP#: 174.202.0.xxx

From Katarina, Child's Age 15 - 09/04/21 - IP#: 87.180.153.xxx Click here to reply  
Hello fellow parents. I'm a single mom and I have 2 kids, of which my 15 year old son is overweight. I'm really desperate for any tips or help. He used to be slightly bigger than average, about 80kg/175 pounds around 2 years ago during a doctors check up. 2 days ago he once again got on the scale at the doctors (preparation for a minor surgery on his hand) and he exceeded the weight limit of 150kg on the medical scale. (around 350lbs)
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 09/11/21  - IP#: 174.202.4.xxx
Reply from Katarina, Child's Age 15 - 09/04/21  - IP#: 87.180.153.xxx
Reply from Katarina, Child's Age 15 - 09/04/21  - IP#: 87.180.153.xxx

From Melanie, Child's Age 15 - 08/27/21 - IP#: 198.181.163.xxx Click here to reply  
I'm having problems with my daughter, Krista. She has always been very big, weighing around 240 lbs before the pandemic started. She was fairly active despite her size, though. But then we went into lockdown and for the first few months she preferred to stay in her room and became a lot less active. She also started eating more. To put it mildly, her weight ballooned and now, 18 months later she is a little over 350 lbs. I have tried talking to her about it but she doesn't seem to listen. She just tells me she knows she is big and to leave her alone about it. But she just keeps eating and I'm certain she is just going to keep getting fatter if she doesn't stop. I'm at my wits end and don't know what to do.

From Thomas, Child's Age 9 - 08/17/21 - IP#: 89.8.29.xxx Click here to reply  
Hello everybody! Father of two boys here aged 7 and 9. I am a bit worried about their weight. Our family are all on the bigger side, and I have to admit neither me nor my wife sets a good example, as we are both quite overweight. Eating good food has always been important to us, and in a busy everyday, exercise has not been the priority. Covid, home office and closed schools exaggerated the problem, and both boys definitely got bigger the last year. They are sort of active, but also eat like adults, and giving in to getting or making desserts and snacks has become a standard. They are not huge, but definitely on the plus side and some. Both happy and healthy. I am not very worried, but if it continues this way, they will be quite big. Are my concerns legit, or do you think it will even out as they grow taller?
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 08/21/21  - IP#: 174.202.3.xxx

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