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From Martin, Child's Age 13 - 05/14/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My twin sons Cole and Austin have been putting on a lot of weight lately. About 2 years ago, Cole was a skinny kid at 5'1", 100 lbs, and so was Austin, at 4'11" and 95 lbs. Over the past two years, they have both become obese. Around March of 2020, just before everything shut down, Cole was 5'3", 150 lbs, and Austin was 5'0", and 140 lbs. The shutdown amplified their weight gain, and now, Cole is 5'4", 195 pounds, and Austin is 5'2", 190 pounds. They both seem quite happy with their weight, and more than once I have seen them playing with it. I suspect they have a competition between them for who can get the fattest. I have told them (gently) that they need to stop eating so much, but they don't listen even when I explain the health risks. The doctor says that they are both healthy despite the obesity, although they are both at high risk to develop obesity related health problems. They don't really care even when the doctor tells them to be heathier. Any advice?

From Loren, Child's Age 14 - 04/09/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Please help me. I’m at a loss, with all three of kids weight gain. I have three beautiful children Boston who is 14, Tanner who is 10 and Kayla who is 8, the problem is they have all gained quite a bit of weight over the past year. A bit of background last year we moved across the country to be closer to my family, so on top of an already stressful year with online school and cancelled activities they were forced away from their friends. Both my husbands parents also passed away and due to them living overseas we couldn’t travel to the funeral to say goodbye. Last year was tough and admittedly I slacked up a bit on monitoring junk food and screen time. My kids screen time increased incredibly partially due to online school and to communicate with their friends which they had left behind. To be honest we were all stressed and definitely not doing as much physical activity as usual and... (view more)

From Helen, Child's Age 20 - 03/27/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter has put on, I would say, over 75 pounds in the pandemic, being away at school. I almost didn't recognize her. I didn't say anything but, oh, my God...she was a size 8 and is now an 18, at least. She has a boyfriend and seems happy, as happy as anyone can be in these times, but I don't know if I should or shouldn't say anything. Her stomach looks like a truck driver's, an overhanging "gut" and her behind is enormous.
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From Mike, Child's Age 15 - 03/24/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Just found this site and it looks like people still come here occasionally. I have a rather large problem, my son. See, he used to be rather thin and athletic like me (im a single father by the way) and then the quarantine hit. Within the year hes gained God knows how much weight. He's huge now. He layer around all year, doing his classes online and then playing video games and eating junk. He has money and access to a car so he drives to fast food places almost everyday, I cam hear him leaving even when he thinks he's sneaking out. My poor boy has ballooned. He used to be slim, clothes hung off him. Now he's had to go through multiple sizes and even his biggest ones are tight. He lazes around the house without a shirt, letting his now huge belly and boyboobs hang out on display, wears nothing but sweatpants. He used to be so skinny, now he's a tubby slob. I try to get him to go on a run... (view more)
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From Aneesha, Child's Age 11 - 03/07/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My buys turned 11 last Sunday and they had their annual checkups yesterday. I had called the doctor and told him about my concern about their weight so he ordered blood tests. Yesterday we went in. The boys are 58” tall. Jamile weighs 172 and Jamile weighs 193, At Christmas they were both fat but now Jamar is so much bigger. They don’t look like twins any more. The doctor examined both boys and talked to each. Jamile says he wants to be a fireman and Jamar a football player. The doctor told them they need to be in good shape for those jobs and to get plenty of exercise and eat healthy. That’s all he told them about their weights. Then he told them to leave the room. He told us the boys lab work was normal but they’re much too fat. He recommended referral to a dietician. The doctor knows my husband from a softball team they used to play on before Covid19 and he told my husband how much... (view more)
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From Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 02/28/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
After not having classes since last March, my son Lane's 7th grade starts in person learning tomorrow. He's very enthusiastic but I'm worried. Yesterday we went shopping for school clothes. He's been wearing sweatpants and tee shirts for a year. None of his school clothes from last year fit. We ended up getting him size 54 jeans and men's size 4X polo shirts. I was surprised. He and my nephew Mario have been spending all their free time lifting weights to get ready to play football. I know they gotten bigger,, but I had no idea how big.When we got home, I weighed Lane. He's 307 lbs at 5'2". Mario weighed himself too. He's 16, 5'9" and 360.  Lane is so big compared to a year ago. I'm praying that school goes OK for him. 
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From Jacob, Child's Age 13 - 02/28/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son who is 13, weighs 236 pounds and is 5'6. He will not stop eating or gaining weight. He now does not go outside, run, and is to lazy just to walk to the bathroom. He will hold it until it hurts. When I'm gone, I realized he sneaks food. One time, half of a contain of ice cream was missing when I got home. Does anyone know what I can do? thanks
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From Aidan, Child's Age 14 - 02/28/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I went to Saima's house again, recently and we went off to the park. We went on the seesaw her side was for too heavy we couldn't get it off the ground! At one point we had 7 people all trying to lift her side, but her side wouldn't go up.

From corrine, Child's Age 13 - 02/17/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Update: 4'8, 133
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From Corinne, Child's Age 13 - 01/28/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Update: 4'8.3 124 lb.
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From Andrew, Child's Age 17 - 01/23/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi everyone, I’m Drew. My son is 17, 6 feet tall and about 265 pounds. He’s always been a huge kid, very large and wide frame for someone of height, a thick and stocky build. I never paid much mind to it because he was always a larger kid and his weight never seemed to impact him. He’s relatively active, likes to go on hikes and is working with the emergency medical department. While it was obvious that he was quite heavy, I never would have suspected that he was this heavy. Does anyone know how to address this issue, when his weight doesn’t really impact him negatively? It can’t be good for his health.
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From Corinne, Child's Age 13 - 01/19/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Update: 4'8.3 120 lb.
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From Corinne, Child's Age 13 - 01/15/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Update: While it looked like it was on the bright side, jack has managed to gain another 14 pounds since last month and now weighs 112 pounds and is still 4'6. He looks huge and wears 14 h jeans (the average for his height is 10 reg.) and he needed a soccer uniform 3 sizes larger than last year's for a comforatble fit. While he did not gain as much as he did 2 months ago, I am still worried about how round he is getting. The other day, as I mentioned in a reply to my older post, when he came walking downstairs without a shirt on, you could see how large he'd gotten. He was bigger than me and my husband. I was shocked,but he seems happier than when he was skinny, as I mentioned before. He told me that he feels much more comfortable. He's back to online school, which also scares me, and he lays in bed all day except for his game days. I want to help him, but my husband and I have tight schedules, and do not live close enough to have relatives bring him, and are not comfortable hiring someone. What can I do for him. I don't want to see him become obese or get diabetes.
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From Andy, Child's Age 16 - 01/13/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Ike very worried about my three boys’ weight gain since March. Their mother’s cancer went into remission in January of 2020, which is obviously great news, but also means that we have to be very careful with COVID as she still has a weakened immune system. Our boys have all been very understanding and we have worked hard to make sure they can keep in touch with friends and family (through zoom and select very socially distanced meetups) as we go to school and work online and limit trips out of the home.
My older two (ages 16 and 15) have always been a few pounds overweight, last January the 16 year old was 5 foot 11 and around 180lbs, and the 15 year old was around 5 foot 9 and 165lbs, but were active and mostly healthy kids and the doctor wasn’t all that concerned. My 12 year old was always our skinny kid, and was 5 foot tall and around 90lbs.
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From Jarod, Child's Age 13 - 01/10/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
hello again,
its been a little over a month and the diet is completely gone. we have all slid back into our old eating habits and with the holidays maybe even worse than normal for junk food. new clothes brought for Christmas already show signs that they're too small. I really feel at s loss with what to do. Covid has made it so much harder to eat healthy, think healthy and exercise. It also means none of us are really connecting with anyone but each other. My boys screen time is almost all day. I try to make them put the screens away turn off rhe tv but whats the point when they cant go outside?
I feel like my youngests weight has been increasing far more rapidly since he got insulin. I dont know why. help please.
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