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From Al, Child's Age 12 - 07/01/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son Theodore is overweight/obese he is currently 4"11 133. Someone of his friends who is the valedictorian at a very good prep school (did this skipping a grade) saw that our son was overweight and was pick on by other friends. He also told me that he saw that he wasn't breathing normally. So a few weeks after that my wife and I are out of town and Theo had a checkup at the doctor so we have our friends son bring him and the doctors told him and his family that he has many obesity like diseases linked to the test they did. I encourage him to go outside but the never does he just sits inside all day watching T.V and when that friend comes over a very good soccer player (2 year up on #2 team in country) ,lacrosse and basketball player is kind of getting upset that he never goes outside. I need help to fix these problem such as losing friends and the health problem!!!
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From Rodell, Child's Age 14 - 06/29/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I believe our daughter's eating disorder is too much for me to deal with. My daughter is having her menstral period and she is craving sweets to the tenth-degree. She rode my bike to meet a friend and came back with a half a bag of marshmallows. I saw them and threw them in the trash. She said that I owe her $2.oo, hollering that we are ruining her life!...and started shaking the trash bag to retrieve the individual pieces of marshmallows from the trash. I am at a lost for what to do anymore. Please advise.

From Judith, Child's Age 12 - 06/08/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi. I'm not a parent but I am a child who is overweight. I was a little skinny until I was around 8 or 9 and I gained a bit of weight and I don't know what happened. I am now trying to lose about 20-30 pounds because I am 4 feet and 10 inches (147.5 cm) and I last weighed 128 pounds and I was weighed last month. I haven't lost any weight that I can see but I also haven't done much about it. I am looking for some diets to try that aren't very extreme and or some exercises I can do. What are somethings that worked for your children? Weight is something I feel is a scary topic and I want to feel good about myself again. I want my life back and I think my health should be coming first. Thanks for listening and thank you for helping.
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From James, Child's Age 11 - 05/20/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi, I am a friend of an obese kid. He is very kind and nice but his heath is going down. Tucker. is 11 years old he is 145 pds and hustle top 5 percent. He has two skinny parents that encourage him to eat healthy but he refuse his eats about 6000 calories a day according to him, and watches 5-6 hours of T.V. HELP!!

From Allison, Child's Age 17 - 05/10/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I just wanted to give y'all a happy update. In 2014 I wrote on here about my obese daughter becoming pregnant. At the time she was around 300 pounds and by the time the baby was born (overdue at 41 weeks) my daughter had lost 20 pounds by making a lifestyle change for the sake of her daughter. Obviously, it is hard to be pregnant at any age, but being obese, and 16 at the time…it wasn't easy. She started eating healthy foods and cut out the junk, and she started going on walks early in the pregnancy. She said she wanted to loose weight to be able to take maternity pictures and see the bump because she carried a lot of fat in the belly area. Even though she only lost around 20 pounds, it made a difference and you could see her bump and she got to take the pictures she wanted. They are very beautiful and she looks clearly pregnant not just a girl with a fat belly. Some people thought it... (view more)

From Leanne, Child's Age 16 - 04/27/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is struggling with moving from all the weight she has gained and she continues to pile on the pounds despite the strict diet I've set her

From Nicole, Child's Age 12 - 04/20/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son is obese, he is 12. He has a hard time doing anything physical. I could really use some clever advice on how to get my child to WANT to be active. He does not like team sports and walking is "boring" to him. I am so unsure where to start. Any help would be appreciated.
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From Rachel, Child's Age 11 - 04/04/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My 11 year old step sister weighs 220 pounds and it 5'4", she wears size 18 pants, me and my mom, her step mother, have noticed how big she is and nobody says anything about it. All she does is eat, and sit on her laptop, she doesnt play, or participate in any physical activity. Im very concerned for her but any time I bring it up to her grandmother that is raising her she throws a fit and says we are liying about her weight. the 220 pounds is what she weighed at the doctors office a couple months ago. I dont know what to do or how to help. any advice?
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From Cathy, Child's Age 10 - 04/01/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am starting to get really worried about my 10 year old son. He is 10 and weighs almost 150. Family on my side and his Fathers side has zero weight issues what so ever. My son was borderline under weight until he was about 8 years old but in the last 16 months he has doubled his weight... that's 75 lbs in 16 months!! He plays sports (Baseball and Lacrosse and really wants to play football and hockey) Last month I insisted that his thyroid be tested but everything came back fine. We eat well balanced meals, he gets exercise and has a good bill of health... What am I missing? What could possibly be going on with my boy? Please any suggestions or comments will be appreciated greatly!!
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From Sandra, Child's Age 14 - 03/16/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Does anyone else have issues getting their child to realize how overweight they are? My extremely obese daughhter has yearbook pictures being taken at school today, and plans to wear an outfit that makes her massive body look even more fat. The skirt lets you see her big, jiggly thighs, her huge belly is easily visible through the fabric, and her 'wide' rear is accentuated by the way the skirt presses against it. I asked her why she would dress so, she said that the clothes were similar to what her friends would be wearing. Her friends are quite plump themselves, I wonder if she notices how obese she is? She is substantially larger than her friends, but she doesn't seem to notice. Is anyone else in a similar predicament?
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From Dirk, Child's Age 20 - 03/16/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son is 20 years old and very overweight - around 140 kgs - 6 feet. He doesn't eat a lot - his friends that are skinny eat twice as much. I am sure it is a medical issue - something to do with insulin tolerance! Anybody with a success story to help me? Thanks
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From Kirsty, Child's Age 16 - 03/12/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son is 16years old and I am worried that his weight is gaining dramatically! He has an obsession with his ps4 and I am struggling to take him away from it. The only time he leaves it is to go to college, which until now I have struggled to get him to go. I am thankful that he goes now and is trying so hard for a place next year but it is only 2 and a half days of the week, so for the rest he confinds himself to his room. When he recieves his college money he buys alot of junk food, when I try to take anything away from him (i.e. internet,or the junk food)or speak to him about it he will go to his father and stay as he will not be hassled by anyone and left to it. This would be an easy option to allow him to go, but I am worried about his health. I honestly don't know what to do!
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From Deb, Child's Age 11 - 03/07/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Any other parents surprised their child is obese? My daughter is obese, my 2 boys are normal weight. She's 98%, or 28.5 and is 11 years old. We follow all of the normal healthy guidelines. We cook almost all meals. Few refined sugars. Exercise. Sleep. Low Stress. I lost 10 lbs 3 years ago and have kept it off (actually takes a lot of vigilance even to keep off 10lbs) so we don't have junk food at home. Anybody similarly surprised their child is heavy? Also has anybody noticed having a child, even as a breastfed newborn, that put on weight remarkably fast? Thanks.
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From John, Child's Age 14 - 03/02/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son has been gaining weight since about 4 years ago. He now weighs 70kg and is 160 cm. He has fat rolls and a muffin top, and his fitness level is awful. His gut wobbles when he walks. Does he sound overweight or is it just puppy fat?
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From Leanne, Child's Age 16 - 02/17/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I have a very fat daughter who just continues to gain out of control. She is constantly getting bigger and I don't know how to stop it. I've tried everything. Does anyone have any stories I can tell to scare her into weight loss?
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