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From Debbie L., Child's Age 10 - 01/30/07 - IP#: 72.154.199.xxx Click here to reply  
My son is two years off treatment for leukemia. During treatment, he was on steroids. He ballooned in weight during treatment, but the steroids made him hungry, and the oncologists wanted him to bulk up to withstand the chemo. Now he is off chemo, and his weight continues to go up. He is not quite 5 feet tall and he weighs 152 lbs. He is ridiculed every day at school, and crys often about his weight. I've switched to lo-cal bread, 2 percent milk, snacks with less than 2 percent fat grams, and offer fruit with meals. He continues to gain. He plays basketball, had P.E. twice a week at school, and it seems that nothing helps. He gets disgusted and I don't harp on him, but he won't take the initiative to cut back on what he eats. He's been swapping his lower calorie snacks with school mates, for their fattening ones. I pack his lunch most of the week, but on days he wished to eat at school, he goes thru the lunch line twice. What do I do?
Reply from Marlena, Child's Age 15 - 02/06/07  - IP#: 207.43.104.xxx
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From John, Child's Age 14 - 01/30/07 - IP#: 71.146.115.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi everybody. I am really concerned about my daughter Lilly. Until about 12 years old, she was so thin and gorgeous. My parents would absolutely shower her with complements. She did belly dancing and looked so good! Then, she got her first period and it all went downhill. I would notice that she would take second helpings at dinner and she was always in the kitchen snacking. I encouraged her, since she was skinny and food is good for growing children. It wasnt bad, either, stuff like nuts and yogurt (we dont keep real junk in the house). A year go or so, when she was thirteen, I took my whole family on a cruise, and I was really surprised when I saw my daughter in a swimsuit. Her once tight abs had been completely covered by a small belly that would hang a little over her bikini. Her chest also grew considerably and her legs were much bigger than before. My wife noticed too but we agreed... (view more)
Reply from David, Child's Age 11 - 03/05/07  - IP#: 68.167.254.xxx
Reply from Matthew, Child's Age 2 - 02/27/07  - IP#: 71.132.238.xxx
Reply from Jay, Child's Age 15 - 02/05/07  - IP#: 68.59.171.xxx
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Reply from Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 01/31/07  - IP#: 206.154.58.xxx

From Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 01/30/07 - IP#: 206.154.58.xxx Click here to reply  
You should check what your child's school is serving for lunch. I found out today that my daughters elementary school lunches are anywhere for 1097 calories per lunch, that is Mazzio's pizza, to 1200 calories per lunch everyday. They also have available to purchase smoothie type drinks that are 246 calories per serving, each drink is 2 servings which is an additional 492 calories on top of the high calorie lunch. If my daughter eats lunch at school every day she can easily put on 10 pounds in a month's time. I was floored when her principal gave me those figures this morning when we were talking. I said no wonder we have so many kids with weight issues. The schools are suppose to be providing a healthy lunch, but they are fooling parents with that. My daughter usually takes her lunch, but if they were serving something she loved or I got lazy and didn't fix it she would eat at school, no more. It will be packed lunches from now on.

From gabby - 01/26/07 - IP#: 74.64.70.xxx Click here to reply  
a small tip is that you shouldnt push your child too far to lose weight. If you constantly force them to eat healthy and exersice you could be destroying their sself esteem and forcing them to rebel. I also read that what you bring into the house is most likely what theyll eat. thios is completely true. If you keep depriving your child of cravings and sweets they will binge eat, i almost guarantee it. It needs to be a balance between healthy and small portions of maybe low-fat unhealthy foods. Good Luck.

From john, Child's Age 11 - 01/07/07 - IP#: 68.194.41.xxx Click here to reply  
around the holiday time, my sister and cousin, mom, and dad came over for a visit. they brought alot of food, and my daughter has been eating the whole thing! a list of food she ate in two days during the holiday time: 5 candy canes 3 chocolate hersheys bars, 2 thick slices of jellied cranberries,6 servings of stuffing, 3 big peices of turkey, alot of gravy, 10 mini crunch bars, 2 pop tarts, 1 chocolate snowman, 2 corn on the cobs, chips and salsa, 2 hot dogs, and 3 hamburgers. i think she was just excited with the food, but i donot think this will harm her weight too bad, she always eatrs like this. what do you think? also, do you think i should buy her new pants? her stomach is overlapping over, and she says she likes being fat. Help!
Reply from Taylor, Child's Age 14 - 02/23/08  - IP#: 75.66.43.xxx
Reply from jalyn, Child's Age 14 - 10/13/07  - IP#: 75.84.104.xxx
Reply from mary, Child's Age 13 - 01/29/07  - IP#: 68.38.244.xxx
Reply from kelly, Child's Age 1 - 01/22/07  - IP#: 138.89.137.xxx
Reply from sarah, Child's Age 11 - 01/08/07  - IP#: 71.112.43.xxx
Reply from Brandy, Child's Age 7 - 01/05/07  - IP#: 4.249.177.xxx

From Kaylee - 01/07/07 - IP#: 66.82.9.xxx Click here to reply  
I am a teen and for everyone that wants to help there kid/teen heres some advice. Don't say anything about there weight because that gets them mad at you and triggers them to eat just to make you mad. If you want to help them go to the grocery store and get healthy foods. Not mac and cheese, cookies, or pizza. Get something fresh, a galon of fat free milk, some fat free ranch to go with salad or veggies. Then plan a outdoor activity with them. If it's raining take them bowling. Do something active. Make it fun for them to be healthy. Make it something they can do and want to do. Give them the tools to be healthy and let them do it on their own. Last thing. Make sure you have bottles of water in your home. Not Juice or diet soda...WATER!! make sure they can always have water. I really hope I have helped someone on this board to help their child with weight loss.
Reply from ann, Child's Age 2 - 02/26/07  - IP#: 24.253.223.xxx
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Reply from Ashly, Child's Age 13 - 01/20/07  - IP#: 24.10.188.xxx

From gabby - 01/06/07 - IP#: 24.193.148.xxx Click here to reply  
As i bowsed this site, i came to notice that many of you treat your children like they are unintelligent and have no self control because of this problem. You need to first recognize that this is a PROBLEM. It's not only an emotional but a physical problem. I have lost 50 pounds by frist bringing myself out of denial. If your child is eating uncontrollably, there's a reason. Try and help them by talking to them, not alienating them. And do not continnuosly bring up weight with them. From personal experience, I have learned all of this to be completely true. If any of you re actually interested in helping your child, instead of making them out to be uncontrollable reckless kids, please feel free to ask my advice in this forum. Thank you, Gabby.

From Brandy, Child's Age 7 - 01/06/07 - IP#: 4.249.177.xxx Click here to reply  
Hello,I know I am new to the board but I have been reading it for a long time.I don't understand why people get on this board and try to hurt people.We are here because we need help for our children.Perhaps suggestions and encouragment from others in our situation.Personally speaking I'll be the first to admit my childs obesity problem is my fault.I buy the food and at the age of seven its my responsibilty for his nutrition.I too am overweight and feel so guilty.My point is sometimes WE dig a hole for ourselves and our children. Before we know it,were in trouble.All we can do is love them unconditionally and help them.
Reply from Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 01/24/07  - IP#: 206.154.58.xxx
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From Laura, Child's Age 9 - 01/03/07 - IP#: 195.93.60.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi! I'm really worried about my daughter. She always has been overweight. She was at a weight loss camp last summer and lost quite an amount of weight and when she got home we continued with the diet. But over the holidays she really stuffed herself and is now bigger than ever. She ist currently 4 foot and 5 inches and weights in at 192 pounds. She was really shocked, when she saw that number on the scale. And I was shocked too. Her belly lookes so bloated and she says it has become so heavy, she constantly holds it, when she walks.
Please help my little girl!
Reply from Taylor, Child's Age 14 - 02/23/08  - IP#: 75.66.43.xxx
Reply from Matthew, Child's Age 2 - 02/27/07  - IP#: 71.132.238.xxx
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From Denise, Child's Age 9 - 01/03/07 - IP#: 72.51.167.xxx Click here to reply  
I am having a problem my daughter is too big to fit in the little girls clothes but too small for the juniors clothes. I cannot find any plus size for little girls in my area. Any suggestions as to where to look. She is 4 feet 6 inches and weighs around 105 lbs. She is still developing and her belly is large making it difficult for any of the pants to fit and most of the shirts make her belly look huge. She is on sterrhoids a lot due to asthma, so she can gain weight rapidly but she loses it after she goes off the medicine so I really would prefer jeans with an elastic waist (very hard to find here in any size). Any suggestions?
Reply from maddie, Child's Age 11 - 01/03/07  - IP#: 24.159.197.xxx
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From Nat, Child's Age 8 - 12/30/06 - IP#: 72.135.31.xxx Click here to reply  
Help....
My daughter is 8 years old and weighs 117 pounds. She is nearly 5 feet tall. Her body is growing rapidly. She is beautiful but I do not want her to be made fun of because of her weight.
Please help.
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From john, Child's Age 11 - 12/22/06 - IP#: 68.194.41.xxx Click here to reply  
hey my daughter really needs help. i dont like going into her personal buisiness but she is gaining way too much weight.she is 178 pounds, and its all in the belly and thighs.my wife and i are both normal weight, so i don't know why this is happening to her. we go indoor swimming alot, so whenever we go swimming and she wears a one peice, her belly really shows. also, at the doctor, the doctor measured how far out her stomach was, and it was a foot long from her back to the end of her stomach. and that's when she was sitting down. should i post a picture? do you think it is bad?
Reply from mary, Child's Age 13 - 01/29/07  - IP#: 68.38.244.xxx
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From Ray, Child's Age 18 - 12/21/06 - IP#: 71.219.2.xxx Click here to reply  
my song weight is way out of control,
and yes I know he's 18, but he wights 250 and is too fat for his pants, and wont stop eating fat food,
I think hes a gainer (you know someone who loves being fat) how can I make him lose weight,
and get off his fat butt.
Reply from Jay, Child's Age 15 - 02/05/07  - IP#: 68.59.171.xxx
Reply from Aimee, Child's Age 13 - 01/31/07  - IP#: 207.69.138.xxx
Reply from Bill, Child's Age 18 - 01/11/07  - IP#: 65.43.219.xxx
Reply from gabby, Child's Age 15 - 01/09/07  - IP#: 74.64.70.xxx
Reply from Lola, Child's Age 18 - 01/08/07  - IP#: 24.5.166.xxx
Reply from gabby, Child's Age 15 - 01/06/07  - IP#: 24.193.148.xxx
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From Krista, Child's Age 13 - 12/17/06 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx Click here to reply  
ok i made it one year i never thought i could do it but now i am really motivated to loose weight i know i havent been on in a while and i have basically stayed the same no gaining no loosing i have lost over 80 lbs i feel great but still need to loose around 40 more do you guys think i can do this it yes or no i need some more help and if u need ne help email me or im me at sportykrista189@aol.com or add me on myspace at www.myspace.com/ilovesummer189 bye love everyone here this site has helped me a great bunch me and my mommy have been doing this together i think it is a very good idea for you and your child to work together as a weight loss team like my mom and i did
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From Candy - 12/11/06 - IP#: 86.136.196.xxx Click here to reply  
HI, I am not a parent of an overweight child but I would like your advice! I am a trainee clinical Psychologist in the UK and I am about to do some research into childhood obesity; parents persepective. I am taking a non-blaming, sensitive approach to this research. It is not about value judgements but rather a want to understand and represent the views of parents of an overweight child; whether they see it as a problem or not.
I understand this is a sensitive topic for some and wonder how I can best engage parents to take part in this research. What do you think? I would greatly appreciate any input, positive or negative.
Candy

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