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From kallee, Child's Age 11 - 03/25/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Lately my 11 year old son has been gaining a little weight and today I woke him up when he sat up I immediately noticed 3 fat rolls on his belly two big ones and a medium sized one and his belly hangs 3 inches over his pants I asked him if he think he's fat he said he didn't know I asked our doctor and he said he was over weight PLEASE HELP ME how do I get him to realise how over weight he is PLEASE HELP ME
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From Lesli, Child's Age 11 - 03/24/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
my 11 year old son weighs 42kgs and has an average height for his age. Yesterday I saw him sitting on the coach with out his t-shirt on and his belly now hangs about 3 to 4 inches over his pants and I am a little worried about his weight WHAT DO YOU THINK. PLEASE HELP ME.
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From Christia, Child's Age 11 - 03/24/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
for the past few months my 11 year old son has been gaining a lot of weight and now when he sits down his belly hangs over his pants about 3 inches or so HELP
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From Matt, Child's Age 13 - 03/20/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I'm the child, not the parent. I'm fairly tall, but weigh 259 pounds. I cant do much exercise, my flab gets in the way of me doing even one situp, and it touches the ground during pushups. I'm astounded when I look in the mirror, my mountain of fat hangs over my pants.
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From Jesse, Child's Age 16 - 03/18/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 17. She weighs 180 and is 5'8" tall. She's just a big girl, big bones. She's very busy with work, school and activities. She's of the mindset that she's fine. That's a good thing. And she's a sparkling gorgeous girl. But I still think she could lose a little. Not much - just maybe 20 lbs? I don't buy junk food for the house, but because she's out a lot, she gets it. And because of her activities, she's eating late at night a lot which is bad. Any advice?
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From Karl, Child's Age 11 - 03/12/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I posted this in a reply to someone else's but haven't heard back so hopefully someone reads this and can help.
I have a problem with my new wife's son. Nobody knows his weight because he won't allow himself to be weighed but everyone (wife, her parents and family) just feeds him whatever he wants. He is the pickiest eater in the world and he is obviously quite overweight if not obese! I dont know what to do about it either. His life is in his computer chair surrounded by all the snacks my wife brings him and stuck in front of a screen. She doesn't regulate his bed time so he'll stay up until 4 am playing grab a few hours sleep before school. His diet is high in fat, sugar and salt and that's about it. No nutritional value!
He goes to his dads house and I suspect its the same thing.
I feel like i'm the only one in the family afraid for the poor boy's heart, but as the newcomer to all of this I don't know what to do or say and I don't want to start a fight that ends with us divorcing over this.
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From andy, Child's Age 12 - 02/27/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am married to a lovely lady who has a daughter from previous. daughter is 12 and vastly overweight. I occasionally bring this up with my wife who says she is working on it. we go out with her parents and they buy her hot chocolate with whipped cream in it. We go to the market, my wife buys doughnuts and whipped cream for her daughter. daughter gets home from school. mum pours her a bowl of crisps with mayonnaise to keep her going. we eat round my wife's family, they give her chips, mayo, ice cream, biscuits, chocolates. She will NOT eat vegetables.... Is it me or is this some sort of family insanity? HELP!
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From Katya, Child's Age 14 - 02/27/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter Hania is 14, 5'3" and weighs nearly 90kg according to the family doctor, so she is incredibly overweight for her height and age and she is withdrawing from friends and activities she used to love because of it. Her brother never had weight issues (18 starting uni interstate) and my husband and I have always been at a healthy weight and into fitness. Hania has never been drawn to sport but we made sure she swam and played basketball, until she quit both about a year ago but we feed her well, so we aren’t sure how we’ve let this happen but we want to help her and improve her confidence. I don’t know how to broach the topic of her weight without hurting her and I worry I’ll damage her confidence personally but something needs to be done. We don't keep treats in the house but I know she buys junk with her birthday and Christmas money. I need advice ASAP I want to help her lose... (view more)

From Jessica, Child's Age 16 - 02/14/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello. I'm writing as I'm feeling increasingly powerless about my sons weight. He has always been bigger, probably even obese, when he was younger and I accept full responsibility for it. However, since he hit his teens his weight has continued to rise. He's now over 420lbs (I don't know by how much) and refuses to do any form of exercise or eat anything considered healthy. Of course I've tried simply refusing to give him the food he wants but when I do, he refuses to speak to me until I give in and meanwhile uses his own money (from his part time job which earns him over £50 or $80 a week) to buy fast food for every meal of the day. He's been putting on 4-5 lbs a week so far this year and I'm terrified about how big he could become but have no idea what to do. I'd really appreciate any advice if anyone has ever been in the same situation as doctors haven't been at all helpful so far. As I say I feel completely powerless and I'll take any advice I can get.
Thank you so much for reading.
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From Ava, Child's Age 12 - 02/01/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I met the most kind selfless lady yesterday shopping for a dress for my 12 year old daughter for my mothers 70th birthday. We didn't know what size she needed so I asked the associate. My daughter was in the bathroom and I told the associate she was 5'2", but a bit fat, and we didn't know what size she would be. I also told her that my daughter hates shopping. She then said "I think I get it, does she get kind of embarrassed when the matter of size comes up?" So my daughter came out and the associate went up to her and made her a deal, every dress she tried on the associate would try on as well, and if it fit the associate it would be good. ( the associate was about the same size). They started with the first step which was getting measured. For anyone under 13 they take your height and weight rather than waist, hips, and bust. First she measures and weighed my daughter who was 5'2" and ... (view more)

From Jolene, Child's Age 13 - 01/19/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello everyone. I posted here last summer about my son John. My husbanded and I adopted him two years ago (he's my husband's cousin's son and had been terribly neglected). John has steadily gained weight and has gone from very underweight to very overweight. He has a huge appetite and all efforts I've made to control his intake have failed because my husband doesn't agree with me and John just loves to eat so much that I don't want to forbid him. He has gone out for wrestling at his Middle School (8th grade) and his weight gain has slowed but not stopped. A week ago when he wrestled he told me he weighed in at 193 (he's about 5 feet 3 inches tall).
My problem and where I need your advice is this: last Thursday my husband and I got called to my son's school because he had been in a fight. We were shocked and when we got to school found that John had a cot his face. It turns out that ... (view more)

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From Debra, Child's Age 11 - 01/03/15 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My child is 196lbs and i am so worried she can't do any exercise because when she does a sit up so can't get back up as she can't hold her own weight and when she tries to do a press up her belly touches the floor and that's when her arms are fully extended well when she says they are but they aren't because she can't. She can't run as she gets out of breath even if she has been doing it for 20 secs!!
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From Mark, Child's Age 15 - 12/26/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi All,
I posted here a while back (i believe August), and overall my other 3 sons have lost a fair amount of weight. However since I moved to London this summer,my wife and I have noticed that my step-son Mark has put on some weight. Back in New Jersey, he was very athletic and ran cross country. We have noticed that here in the UK he is more depressed and is eating a lot more rubbish from the sweet shop. I find it odd how he didn't like NJ and wanted to desperately go back to England, and now since we are here, he has changed so much. Based on my calculations, he gained roughly 20-25 pounds since my last posting in August. I have booked an appointment with the psychologist, but that is 6 weeks away and I don't want him to gain another 10 pounds during that time span.
Please give suggestions as I am out of ideas. Thanks and Happy Holidays
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From Jeremy, Child's Age 12 - 12/21/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son is twelve years old and close to 300lbs i would like to help him get fit. I dont want to lose him from his weight problems . I dont know how i can help. Can anyone help me?
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From Eric, Child's Age 16 - 12/02/14 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am a physical therapist by trade, and I'm in great shape. Two and a half years ago I moved from sunny California to New Hampshire with my wife and four (yes, four) sons as I got the chance to open my own gym up here (a personal dream of mine). It been great, the gym that is, but the dreary weather makes all of us miss home.
My oldest son, Jackson, is 16 now, and was especially angry about the move as he was leaving all his friends behind, many of whom he knew since grade school. The twins, Luke and Liam (14) also were pretty annoyed, though my youngest Aaron was too young to be really distraught as he was 9 at the time.
Anyway, before the move they all were active, healthy kids. None were overweight. In fact, up until a few days ago I was under the honest-to-god opinion that they were perfectly fine. I walked in on Liam changing his shirt, and couldn't help but notice he was ... (view more)

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