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From Zach, Child's Age 16 - 11/11/19 - IP#: 136.152.143.xxx Click here to reply  
My son, has always been a bigger kid but never really fat until now. He joined the school swim team 2 years ago, and now the weight is just coming on. At 6 foot 4, its easy for him to disguise his eating as necessary, but what once used to be maybe just a soft belly, has turned into one that really sticks out. He started this year at 170, but has ballooned to 200 and im scared that he will only get bigger.
Reply from Felix, Child's Age 16 - 11/12/19  - IP#: 172.58.229.xxx
Reply from Curtis, Child's Age 16 - 11/12/19  - IP#: 67.60.59.xxx

From Linda, Child's Age 17 - 11/11/19 - IP#: 78.31.205.xxx Click here to reply  
Hey guys how are you all doing?

From Sandra, Child's Age 17 - 11/09/19 - IP#: 90.209.123.xxx Click here to reply  
Hey just a quick update on my daughter she lost about 50 lbs which was amazing and she was really proud of herself, she was eating healthier and much less she was going to everyday and we were really proud however she recently started to gain weight again and we didnt know why because she was still going to the gym and actually eating healthier and less than before but then a few weeks ago her and her boyfriend told me that she was pregnant obviously i was devastated but it is kinda all good now however my daughters BF is still pushing her to lose weight and go running, go to the gym everyday even though i font think she should be pushing herself to hard especially as she is still suffering with extreme "morning sickness" all day but im not a doctor so im not sure if she should be doing all of this exercise and dieting (she now eats 950 calories a day)
Reply from Linda, Child's Age 17 - 11/10/19  - IP#: 90.209.123.xxx

From Felix, Child's Age 16 - 10/22/19 - IP#: 172.58.231.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi all, just an update on the situation with my son. I saw Jason for a few days last week and I was quite concerned. He’s definitely much larger than when I saw him in August, I can tell that he’s been eating a lot. His health seemed to have decreased, I noticed that he has been getting more winded going upstairs and bending over to tie his sneakers. We went on a hike as the weather was quite nice and it was obvious that he was struggling somewhat. I’ll admit that the hike wasn’t the easiest but it wasn’t the first time he’s done that hike with me.
When I’ve spoken to my wife about the situation she says that she cooks about half the time and they eat a healthier takeaway on the others. She has lost a noticeable amount of weight over the time period without exercising so I know that the food mustn’t be that unhealthy, contrary to what I knew prior. She and I have both talked to... (view more)

Reply from Felix, Child's Age 16 - 10/28/19  - IP#: 172.58.231.xxx
Reply from Sarah, Child's Age 12 - 10/24/19  - IP#: 39.44.240.xxx

From Dave, Child's Age 16 - 10/06/19 - IP#: 67.60.59.xxx Click here to reply  
Hello everyone, I'm back again with another update on my son. Just to reply to some old comments, I started restricting video game time and making him go out to exercise but something tells me hes not actually exercising. He doesn't come back sweaty or hot, and is usually wiping away crumbs. I've asked but he wont say what he was actually doing. Hes still getting bigger, its hard for him to squeeze into the car now. Hes now opting to sit in the back so he has more room. Whenever something embarrassing happened(liking popping a button or breaking furniture), he was definitely embarrassed but never did something about his weight. My brother and my father tend to make passing comments as well about how tubby he's getting, but he doesn't seem to mind. No family history of obesity, most people seem to discourage his hefty weight. He was pretty chubby before his mom passed, but has since ballooned to an enormous size. Any suggestions on how to tackle my boy's expanding waist.
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 14 - 10/16/19  - IP#: 72.235.193.xxx
Reply from Sarah, Child's Age 12 - 10/13/19  - IP#: 39.44.177.xxx
Reply from Sarah, Child's Age 12 - 10/13/19  - IP#: 39.44.177.xxx
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 16 - 10/07/19  - IP#: 67.60.59.xxx
Reply from Felix, Child's Age 16 - 10/07/19  - IP#: 172.58.229.xxx

From Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 09/11/19 - IP#: 174.239.30.xxx Click here to reply  
Just an update on my 2 boys. They both started school last week, Leo in 7th grade and Lane in 6th. At their physicals last week, Leo is 63" and weighs 200 and Lane is 56" and weighs 206. We were referred to the Pediatric Obesity Clinic near us because even though Leo has lost weight, he is still very heavy and Lane has just...
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 11 - 11/10/19  - IP#: 174.239.5.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 11 - 11/10/19  - IP#: 174.239.5.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 11 - 11/10/19  - IP#: 174.239.5.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 11 - 11/10/19  - IP#: 174.239.5.xxx
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 15 - 11/04/19  - IP#: 77.16.75.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 11 - 10/20/19  - IP#: 174.239.5.xxx
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 14 - 10/16/19  - IP#: 72.235.193.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 10/11/19  - IP#: 174.239.0.xxx
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 14 - 10/10/19  - IP#: 72.235.193.xxx
Reply from Randy, Child's Age 15 - 09/25/19  - IP#: 212.71.254.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 09/19/19  - IP#: 174.239.32.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 09/19/19  - IP#: 174.239.32.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 09/19/19  - IP#: 174.239.32.xxx
Reply from Sarah, Child's Age 12 - 09/18/19  - IP#: 39.44.126.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 09/14/19  - IP#: 174.239.32.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 09/14/19  - IP#: 174.239.32.xxx
Reply from Sandra, Child's Age 16 - 09/13/19  - IP#: 94.12.27.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 09/11/19  - IP#: 174.239.30.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 09/11/19  - IP#: 174.239.30.xxx

From Linda, Child's Age 16 - 09/05/19 - IP#: 94.12.27.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi i was wondering if i could get any advice as it seems like all of a sudden my daughters weight has ballooned and is now out of hand she is 16 and weighs 256lbs and this has only happened recently as when she last stepped on the scales maybe 6 months ago she weighed 187lbs i dont know what to do her weight is mainly on her stomach she has been asked many times if she is pregnant but doesnt appear to be embarrassed or concerned about her weight how can i talk to her without making her feel body conscious? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Reply from Linda, Child's Age 17 - 11/09/19  - IP#: 90.209.123.xxx
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 14 - 10/16/19  - IP#: 72.235.193.xxx
Reply from Linda, Child's Age 16 - 09/13/19  - IP#: 94.12.27.xxx
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 14 - 09/11/19  - IP#: 72.235.193.xxx
Reply from Linda, Child's Age 16 - 09/10/19  - IP#: 94.12.27.xxx

From Randy, Child's Age 16 - 08/19/19 - IP#: 71.224.67.xxx Click here to reply  
Hey everyone, I've been on this board a few times in the past reading about other parents' struggles with their obese children and how to manage their weight, but I think it's finally time for me to post something; my son's weight has spiraled out of control lately, and I would really appreciate all the advice you can give.
I'm writing about my son, Isaac. He's 16 years old and is 6'3" tall. He's always been a big guy (one of the tallest in his grade) but recently he's been getting pretty chubby. I just found out a few days ago at a doctor's appointment that he was already 312 pounds; just last year he was only around 260! Over the past few years, his appetite has steadily grown; nowadays, he always gets seconds for dinner and sometimes even gets thirds. I also suspect that he's been eating fast food behind my back; he has a car now so he can drive to fast food places on his own... (view more)

Reply from Janis, Child's Age 14 - 08/28/19  - IP#: 72.235.193.xxx
Reply from Randy, Child's Age 16 - 08/21/19  - IP#: 71.224.67.xxx
Reply from Sarah, Child's Age 12 - 08/21/19  - IP#: 159.89.171.xxx

From Allison, Child's Age 21 - 08/11/19 - IP#: 75.181.75.xxx Click here to reply  
Please see my previous post for more info.
My granddaughter went back to school recently. She was very excited for the open house and the school encourages the whole family to come so I went, along with my daughter, and granddaughters other grandparents. While we were there, you could see just how large my granddaughter (I’ll call her Ava) was compared to the other children. Her other grandparents approached me with their concerns. Her grandfather is very into running, and he said he tried to get Ava to run with him, but she said it hurt her stomach too much. She was winded before they even got started. When she’s with them, they also try to make her healthy meals, but she won’t eat it. We don’t know what else to do. We want her to have a good childhood without a huge belly in the way. My daughter knows this. I’m sure at her pediatric apoitmnets it has been brought up.
Does anyone have any good fun workouts for little kids? Also any good places to shop? She never gets the cute clothes because the children’s sizes aren’t usually big enough.
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 08/12/19  - IP#: 174.239.30.xxx

From Dave, Child's Age 16 - 08/07/19 - IP#: 174.216.30.xxx Click here to reply  
Just to shed some more light on my situation. My son is around 290 lbs( and getting bigger. His stomach hangs out of his clothes. Hes had some mishaps because of his weight. A button popped at dinner and he bent down once and split his pants. Hes broken some flimsy furniture before too. I have an old baggy sweatsuit that is huge. XXl sweatpants and xxl sweatshirt. He wore it all the time because it was baggy and now... its tight. His stomach hangs out of the bottom and his rear end peaks out the top. I dont know how he got so big he outgrew sweatpants but I'm so worried. I've tried just about everything to get him to lose weight but nothing seems to work. Can anyone help?
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 09/12/19  - IP#: 174.239.30.xxx
Reply from Kyle, Child's Age 21 - 09/11/19  - IP#: 104.200.132.xxx
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 14 - 08/28/19  - IP#: 72.235.193.xxx
Reply from Sarah, Child's Age 12 - 08/17/19  - IP#: 39.44.161.xxx
Reply from Sarah, Child's Age 12 - 08/17/19  - IP#: 39.44.47.xxx
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 16 - 08/15/19  - IP#: 174.216.34.xxx
Reply from Felix, Child's Age 16 - 08/15/19  - IP#: 172.56.34.xxx
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 16 - 08/09/19  - IP#: 67.60.59.xxx
Reply from Sarah, Child's Age 12 - 08/10/19  - IP#: 39.44.235.xxx
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 16 - 08/09/19  - IP#: 67.60.59.xxx
Reply from Felix, Child's Age 16 - 08/09/19  - IP#: 152.207.27.xxx
Reply from Felix, Child's Age 16 - 08/08/19  - IP#: 152.207.201.xxx
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 16 - 08/07/19  - IP#: 67.60.59.xxx
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 14 - 08/07/19  - IP#: 72.235.193.xxx
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 14 - 08/07/19  - IP#: 72.235.193.xxx

From Dave, Child's Age 16 - 08/03/19 - IP#: 174.216.32.xxx Click here to reply  
I need help. My son has gotten way too big recently. His mom passed away when he was younger and since then hes...filled out. Hes now 16 and almost 300 lbs and I dont know what to do. He eats and eats and eats, gets seconds at dinner, buys snacks after school. Hes hidden food from me before and he refuses to exercise. I try to get him to go for a jog, but he just wants to stay inside and play video games. I'm worried about what will happen if he gets any bigger. I have to buy him new clothes because he gets too fat for his old ones but still wears them around the house, so I have to see his buttcrack and fat belly every morning. He gets puffed after walking up and stairs and I think hes starting to waddle. He doesn't listen to me no matter how many times I try to restrict his food. He also has a job at pizza hut and I think that's contributing to it, as I find empty pizza boxes in his car and recycling bin constantly. I just want him to be healthy and not so big but he seems to be on the fast track to obesity.
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 15 - 08/06/19  - IP#: 77.16.77.xxx
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 16 - 08/05/19  - IP#: 174.216.37.xxx
Reply from Felix, Child's Age 16 - 08/05/19  - IP#: 69.112.125.xxx
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 15 - 08/04/19  - IP#: 77.16.222.xxx
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 16 - 08/03/19  - IP#: 67.60.59.xxx
Reply from Tom, Child's Age 14 - 08/04/19  - IP#: 89.245.77.xxx
Reply from Sarah, Child's Age 12 - 08/04/19  - IP#: 39.44.235.xxx

From Allison, Child's Age 21 - 07/07/19 - IP#: 75.181.75.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi all,
I’ve written on here a few times about my daughter. When I first wrote here, it was 2014, and she was 300 pounds at age 16. Then i found out she was pregnant and things started to turn around. She lost weight, had her daughter and continued on that path. Eventually she was down to 170 pounds after my granddaughter was about a year and a half old. I was so proud. It’s amazing how many things you can do when you’re normal size. We were able to go to our first concert together( we had tried before but she couldn’t fit in the stadium seats, and she was too embarrassed to stay), we sat in booths at restaurants. We even took a trip to Disney which was filled with so many great firsts. She didn’t need two seats on the plane or a belt extender, and she was able to fit in rides with her daughter. She was thriving in high school because she was able to take the steps, participate in ... (view more)

Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 07/08/19  - IP#: 174.224.24.xxx

From Tammy, Child's Age 14 - 06/14/19 - IP#: 172.56.29.xxx Click here to reply  
So my 14 year old has a long standing weight issue, he is 5 foot 8, so tall, but 190lbs as of January.
We try to help him eat a healthy diet, but whatever we do he insists he is still hungry. Any tips as to how to moderate his eating habits?
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 15 - 06/17/19  - IP#: 77.16.208.xxx

From Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 05/11/19 - IP#: 174.239.8.xxx Click here to reply  
Sorry this is a little off topic but I need advice. My wife died 7 years ago when my sons were 5 and 3. The younger one, Lane is having a real hard time with tomorrow being Mother's Day.For the past week all Lane talks about is his mom, why did she have to die (car crash), what was she like, etc. I answer all his questions but it's never enough...
Reply from Janis, Child's Age 14 - 08/28/19  - IP#: 72.235.193.xxx
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Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 07/17/19  - IP#: 174.224.22.xxx
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Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 07/10/19  - IP#: 174.239.19.xxx
Reply from Dave, Child's Age 15 - 07/10/19  - IP#: 46.46.194.xxx
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Reply from Samuel, Child's Age 18 - 06/17/19  - IP#: 178.197.225.xxx
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Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 06/09/19  - IP#: 174.239.1.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 06/09/19  - IP#: 174.239.1.xxx
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Reply from Janis, Child's Age 14 - 06/05/19  - IP#: 72.235.193.xxx
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Reply from Tom, Child's Age 16 - 05/16/19  - IP#: 73.243.205.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 05/14/19  - IP#: 174.239.8.xxx
Reply from Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 05/14/19  - IP#: 174.239.8.xxx
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Reply from Tom, Child's Age 16 - 05/13/19  - IP#: 73.243.205.xxx
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From Megan, Child's Age 16 - 04/25/19 - IP#: 204.108.194.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi, I’m Megan. My daughter marissa is 5’4 and almost 320 pounds. I’m obviously worried about her and she’s obviously morbidly obese. She has been through a lot with her body image so I don’t want to pressure her to lose weight. What should I do?

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