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From Jesse, Child's Age 12 - 07/19/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Just got back from the doctor with my son Lane. He's entering 8th grade next month and he wants to play sports so the need for the physical. Since last February he's increased in height by 2 inches, to 5'4". His weight is 301, so he's lost 6 pounds. The doctor says everything is good in terms of blood pressure,  cholesterol and blood work. Puberty has kicked in and the doctor tells me Lane should end up being 5'9" or 5'10".We started a vegetable garden in the backyard last spring and it's 99% Lane's project, which I encourage because it's good exercise for him. He got recognized for contributing vegetables from the garden to our local food bank. I know he's still a very big boy, size 52 jeans and size 3XL tee shirts but he's happy and has friends. I know he is very overweight but things are going well so I'm not inclined to rock the boat. He's looking forward to football practice starting next month.
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From Kay, Child's Age 15 - 07/16/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I posted here about my daughter Phoebe last year. At the time she was 5'2" and weighed 230 lbs, having gained over 50 lbs largely due to online school. I wish this was going to be a positive update, but I'm afraid not. I thought things opening up more and going back to in person school in March would help. The family, though the rest of us are a healthy weight, have been trying to support her in being more active and making better choices, but it's been an uphill battle. Though going back to school made her more active, it has also given her the opportunity to sneak more junk food. I keep finding hidden wrappers.
In the past 11 months, she's gained another 55 lbs, weighing in yesterday at 285 lbs. She's still 5'2". It's so sad to see so much weight piled on to such a short frame. She is being investigated for sleep apnea and is pre diabetic. I can't get her to take it seriously.... (view more)

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From Malinda, Child's Age 13 - 07/06/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello. I have been looking for a site like this for awhile. My son Tyler who is 13 gained over 25 pounds durning quarantine, starting off at being 4’11 and 83 pounds. He went all virtual last year and was at home all day. He hadn’t been dressing up or anything, so by wearing pajamas all day it was hard to tell he had put on any weight. It was two months ago when I realized how big he had gotten. You see, during covid I did notice that he was starting to fill out his clothes, but I just figured it was growing, though he only grew an inch. Anyways, i noticed his weight two months ago when I got a new job. I was able to be at home for more of the day. I started to realize how wide his body had gotten, especially his legs. He had on a fairly old pair of clothes and they barely fit him. The shirt couldn’t fit over him and left a gap around his waist, where you could see how big his love handles had gotten. His belly shook when he walked. I was so shocked. I don’t know what to do and how to say it to him. Please help me
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From Lucas, Child's Age 16 - 07/06/21 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son Anthony is 16 years old and is as of a few days ago 5'10 and 265 pounds. The last time he was at the doctor was before quarantine in early 2020. At the time he was 5'8 and 180 pounds. He has always been on the pudgier side, but at least he was active in school. I tried to keep his eating under control during quarantine, but I would often find snack wrappers in the trash bin from the night prior when I woke up the next morning. This school year he went in for most of the year, with the additional privilege of being able to drive in. I believe that he and his friends would go to the mall nearly every day and hang out before coming home, and everyone would eat at the mall.
I knew that he was getting bigger and I did comment on it briefly throughout the year to him, but I didn't know that it was 75 pounds in a year and quarter. He's been a bit lazier over the course of the year ... (view more)

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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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