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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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From Bryan, Child's Age 15 - 02/07/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi All
I have 2 twin sons, Kevin and Anthony, who are both roughly 215-220 pounds (rough estimation-wouldn't be suprised if it was more), and 5'9. For the past year, they lived with their mother across the country and I have not been able to see them. The last time I saw them was in December '13 and they were 5'8 and around 145-150 pounds. I was suprised that they grew so much in that short amount of time, and honestly do not know how to approach this subject now that they live with me full time.
Over the past 2 or so months that they have been with me, I did take note of their eating habits and they do eat a lot, but not an abnormal amount (growing teen boys do eat a lot of food haha). They are both relatively athletic, they were soccer goalies back out in Washington, and their weight does not seem to have much of a physical affect on their bodies that I know of. However, the... (view more)

From Lora, Child's Age 7 - 01/15/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son has been gaining weight steadily for the past few years but also growing taller. But he is still too big, weighing around 85lbs. I know his struggle,I went through it as well at his age. Every doctor's visit just watching the scales tip, referrals to nutritionists and feeling very badly about myself enough to binge eat, hide food wrappers, even making up lies as to why the WHOLE pizza is gone.... And my poor son is packing on the pounds just like I did. As a family, we only drink water, lots of vegetables and fruits and we walk as much as possible. He wants to play more sports but he isn't very athletic. I am lost on how to help him. My highest weight was 286 when I was 17. The only thing that helped me lose over 100 lbs. was by interval fasting but of course I would Never make anyone, especially my child, to do something like that. Any suggestions?
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From Emily, Child's Age 15 - 01/13/16 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son had his yearly checkup the other day and in the last year he has gained nearly 70 lbs and only an inch in height bringing him to 240 lbs and 5'4 tall. It was shocking for me because he hides it well. He won't let me see him shirtless and he wears underarmor underneath baggy t-shirts to disguise his size. He's always been on the bigger side, but such a large weight gain in a year scares me. I'm convinced that it is his job at Dairy Queen that is causing it. He's been working there for about a year at weekends and all the time when school's out in the summer. I don't want him getting any heavier and have started looking at changes we can make at home to reduce his weight, but what I'm wondering is: Should I make him quit his job? He loves working there and he loves having money to be independent, but I'm worried that it is the cause of his obesity. Help please.
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From Lisa, Child's Age 10 - 12/03/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello. My daughter is on the autism spectrum. She is high functioning, but extremely irritable, and is taking medication. First we had her on Risperdol, which has a known side effect of increased appetite. At the time, we didn't worry about her weight because she was tiny, and we were more concerned with her throwing chairs at people than we were about side effects. She was on this for approximately one year (it worked very well for irritability) before she gained so much weight we had to stop. We switched her to another medication without the side effect of increased appetite. She has been on the new med for about 2 years, however, the "habit" and appetite is still there, and it has been extremely hard to break. She is now 124 lbs, and only 4'8" tall at age 10. Her BMI is around 26, which puts her in the 95th percentile for weight, and "obese" category. She continues to say... (view more)
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