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From Stacy, Child's Age 16 - 05/27/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello all, my daughter Ellen was always a bit chubby since she hit puberty, but she was still active, so we didn't talk to her about her weight and her food choices. She has always been a girl that likes to eat a lot, but her swimming has kept the weight off i guess.
But now that she is 16 she obviously hangs around with friends a lot more and is a lot more independant. It seems to me she is not handling the responsablity well. We went to the doctors 3 months ago and i was told that she is bordering the overweight category, weighing 155 pounds. She promised to watch what she eats and exercise more.
I didn't think of this a big problem, because she has always been a bit chubby, but now that the weather is getting warmer i noticed she looked even heavier then 3 months ago! So i asked how much she weighed and she didn't want to tell me. So after a huge fight she finally stepped... (view more)

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From Rachel, Child's Age 9 - 05/23/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 9 years old and weighs 155. she wears a womans 10-14. she has a double chin and is bordering diebetes. she has the stuff on her neck that shows this. not to mention she can eat and then like not even 10 minutes later eat some more or claim she still hungery when there is no possible way for her to be. she has behavior problems and a grandmother and brother that dont help too much with self esteem. im on the other end of the spectrum. i weigh..well alot and my thing is i dont get hungery, never really have. but i eat. ive i only ate when i was hungery it would be every couple of days. ive gone to a nutritionist and asked for help. they wont touch her cause shes only 9, not 15. they wont even look at her at the diebets clinic cuase she doesnt have diebets or a teen. they tell me to take care of it but if i dont i dont know how to do it, how am i supposed fix something i dont know how. when i talk to her about her weightm she tears up and lowers her eyes like a beat dog but not even 5 minutes later shes eating again. i dont get it.
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From nikki, Child's Age 13 - 05/20/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
my daughter used to be chubby but then she started to loose weight. Now she is starting to gain even more than before. She weighs more than me and she even weighs more than her dad. After 2 years of gaining she gianed 245 pounds. Right now she weighs 398 pounds. She keeps complaining about her weight but she won't stick to a diet and reefuses to exercise or anything. All she does is eat and watch t.v. I don't know what to do with her. She keeps gaining and for dinner last night she ate half a pizza pie, a whole family size baked ziti and 2 penne alla vodka. for dessert she had half a cake and then when she got home she was still hungry so she ate 2 big bowls of cereal. Then when she went to bed she had to put on her pj and they ripped as she bent down to pink up her laptop. I really need help
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From Sana, Child's Age 6 - 05/09/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi. My 5 years 8 months old daughter has 70 pound, I am starting really worried about her health. She has very good appetite. Some times I mad to her for she eating brothers left food. Than I worried for to telling to her she is fat and will be fat. Is it ok or not ?
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From Harold, Child's Age 14 - 04/22/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello everyone, my son Jake has gotten really fat the past 2 years. Until he was 12 he was actually quite skinny! But the past 2 years he has been piling on weight. I guess he weighs around 200 lbs now.
My wife and I try to make healthy food, and our other son does have a healthy weight, but Jake keeps sneaking in junk food and candy. He also goes to burger king and other junk food restaurants with his friends after school.
I really hate to see that my son has become a lazy couch potato. His clothes are way too tight and je just hangs around the house all day with his fat belly sticking out. Someone got any tips to make him lose weight?
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From Karen, Child's Age 19 - 04/05/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Shanes camp in chatanoga tenn. My son has been over wt most of all his life, he is 6'4'' and 500 lbs. I am single and most meals were from macdonals,bking,sub way, or if i did cook 6 ckicken quarters, and vegs. He has been a latch key kid since 9yrs old. Loves 360xbox and tv i never let him go outside because i was never home worry much what could he wants to lose wt and it is hard. He ddid not think about his wt till in the real world for a job or college.we are working together now please help ur kids now while thet are young
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From Lexie, Child's Age 10 - 04/03/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello my daughter weighs 155 an shes ten. Shes in softball i jst want exersices not food changes because she eats hardly nothing and so ya she eats very little a lunch and barley any dinner. Please help!
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From Linda, Child's Age 10 - 03/28/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
my daughter is overweight i try to help her eat healthy but its hard i think in my opinion everything we eat is bad. im 33 years old and she pretty much weighs what i do and shes only 10 so what do i do i feel bad for her and try to help but i am running out of ideas nothing seem to work anymore. I finally put her in sports so im hoping that may help some.
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From Kristy, Child's Age 11 - 03/21/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi, my daughter is 11 years old and weighs 127 pounds. She is a gymnast, so i know some of the weight is muscle, but she should weigh no more than 110. She herself is upset about the weight, but she cannot seem to lose it. We do not keep pop at our home and very little junk food. She has been gaining alot of weight lately and im not sure what to do, can someone give me some advice.
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From janet, Child's Age 13 - 03/08/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My 13yr old daughter has been gaining weight over last 12 mths and was very inactive. Over last 12 mths we have been motivating her and begrudingly does a weekly bike ride joined local fitzone gym where she goes once a week and also goes swimming once a week too. I have started cooking meals at home limiting choclate and crisps to a minimum, she does not drink fizzy drinks only water or tea but she does not seem to be losing any weight at all even with this increased activity, how can I help her more to lose the weight as she finds it embarassing at school in pe?
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From Heidi, Child's Age 13 - 02/07/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi...I'm new to this board,my son is quite over weight for his age,13,he suffers from anxiety and depression and is on meds for it.He's 5ft 2inch,and weighs as much as me 140lbs.He is very inactive and does no sports anymore,used to play soccer for 8 yrs,but doesn't do it anymore,can't force a 13 yr old to do something he doesn't want to do anymore.His eating habits suck,all he wants to eat is JUNK.Well started him on a diet yesterday,he came to us and said he wants to lose weight,by the way he has man-boobs,which he is very self consience about as well.I have been worried about his weight issue for a long time,all his friends are very social and seem to be interested in sports and girls etc,like a typical 13 yr old should be,but with my son,I know its the weight issue that is holding him back from being like his friends are.I hope that he will feel better about himself when he loses 15 ... (view more)
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From Lisa, Child's Age 12 - 02/03/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My husband and I have desided to send our daughter to weight loss camp. She also has a friend whome I concider a littleoverweight and think she should go with my daughter this summer. How do I go about talking to her mother about this? It would make my daughter so happy to have friend with her, but this girls mother never mentions her childs weight.
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From Isabelle, Child's Age 12 - 01/11/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am writing this to encourage parents of overweight children to have their kids feet checked by an experienced podiatrist - you won't believe the difference it can make!
This time last year my 11 year old son Ben was tipping the scales at 175 pounds, which for his age and height (5ft 2 in) put him in the obese range. He had tried multiple times to lose weight through diet and exercise, but the latter effort was being sabotaged by a common problem among overweight children -- problems with his feet.
With Ben increasingly complaining of foot and leg pain during physical activity, I took him to see a podiatrist in Ardmore, PA named Eric Ricefield - and he explained to me taht xxcess weight damages the delicate and immature nature of children’s feet, leaving them at particular risk of deformities and abnormalities. Also, the extra weight puts extra pressure on the joints of ... (view more)

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From Kellie, Child's Age 7 - 01/07/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My seven and a half year old son is considered obese...he weighs approx. 150 lbs...After getting bronchitis this winter the doctor he seen is on a "mission" to follow up with my son over his weight. They have even ordered him to have a sleep test because they say "overweight kids are at risk of sleep apnea" okay...but he doesnt have a problem with this, he also is supposed to see a nutritionist...My son is active, he plays soccer, hes top in his class almost, he isnt shy has a lot of friends, has no diabetes etc....He is overweight, but he also is happy and healthy. What rights do I have as a parent in saying no to these things? I know what is healthy and what isnt, I know that we make unhealthy choices sometimes but we do try to be more conscious...but, some things, we just are not going to change. I feel so much anger and resentment towards his pediatricians office now, I know I... (view more)
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From Kay, Child's Age 17 - 01/05/12 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son just turned 17 and I'm very worried about him. In the fall of 2009 he quit the swimming club he had been a part of since he was 6 years old. He said he was bored. Since then he's put on over 100 pounds. All he does when he's not in school is eat. I've taken him to the doctor and the doctor him him that his weight is out of control and that he has to start losing weight now. But my son refuses to do anything. I know I nag him when I see him eating and snacking. All he says is that he's hungry. He doesn't seem to care how fat he is now. He dies wee in school and has friends and a girlfriend. His girlfriend is very heavy herself. She's a very nice girl so I don't want to hurt her feelings by talking to her about my son's weight, but it seems that both my son and she are just getting fatter and fatter. Can anyone give me some advice? Thanks
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