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From Dinah, Child's Age 12 - 09/17/07 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I've not read any examples quite like my son's, and I know they're out there. Maybe my post will get a response. My son is 5'7" and 175 lbs. He has been "off the chart" with his height and weight since he was a baby. He was an average baby at birth (7 lbs 11 oz); but at the very first check-up he took off and was probably in the 97% even then. :o) He is VERY athletic and participates in Baseball and Basketball. Folks have suggested he play football since he was very young, but by the time he was interested, he already weighed too much to play on the youth leagues in our area. He also wears a size 12 shoe, and it was suggested by the doctor that there's a good chance he will grow to be 6'4". If you distribute the 175 lbs over a 6'4" frame that might not be too bad, and I still keep thinking he's going to hit that growth spurt; but it's also obvious that he needs to lose some... (view more)
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From Brandy, Child's Age 8 - 09/10/07 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello everyone.I have been on the board before about my son Brian.He has Acantosis Nigricans.He is extremely obese and yes I know its my fault.I am not looking for sympathy from you parents I just want to tell you please have your children's blood levels check at there yearly physical.It was only because of the AN did our doctor do a complete blood work on him.He is pre-diabetic and has high liver enzymes which can lead to fatty liver disease.If he hadn't had that dark ring on his neck I would have never taken him in because other that that and his being obese he seemed happy and never complained.For those of you wondering Brian is 4'10 and is 165 lbs.Every day I come to this board looking for advice and see others looking for help.we will be going back to Duke's childrens hospital in north carolina in a few months for a rechecking of the blood work.He is being put on a low glycemic... (view more)
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From TRACY, Child's Age 14 - 08/14/07 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am scared. My daughter is a beautiful 14 year old who is over weight. She is about 5'4 and weighs about 185 pounds. She is nt motivated at all to do anything about it. She is not happy with her weight but refuses to exercise and eat healthy. I provide healthy meanls and snacks but she always goes back for more. I try to tell her without making her feel bad not to eat too much but she gets an attitude with me. I feel helples. In the last 2 years I lost almost 50 pounds by eating right and exercising. I thought by doing so it would motivate her into doing it. I tried to get hr to do it with me but again he attitude comes about and we end up fighting. I know she is not happy with herself. Her confidence is low. I have taken all my kids to dieticians in hopes it would help but it has not. My other kids do not have wieght problems. Please help with any suggestions.
Thanks you so much I am desperate.
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From Dalicia, Child's Age 14 - 08/10/07 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 14, 5'7'', and 160 pounds. Do any of you have any tips on how she can lose weight?
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From Diane, Child's Age 11 - 07/31/07 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Brianna is 11 and she is 140 pounds 4'11. I cook healthy meals for her including lots of vegtables. Her thin sister Rachel (5'4 100 pounds) trys to set an example, and so do I. I am not overweight. I have found food conatiners in her room and she eats like crazy at her friend Helen's house because Helen is overweight too.When I confronted her about this she just says, I was hungry.Brianna also wants to model-how do i tell her she cant do this if she is not at a healthy weight? and how do I tell her she is fat-without being rude?
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From radii, Child's Age 13 - 07/31/07 - IP#: Click here to reply  
this is hard to addmit but here goes.. my 12 year old girl got raped two years ago she was 100 pounds then but is now 290 since this happened she has been piling on the pounds recently,i was in the back garden and i could here her 'friend' say to her 'you really need to lose weight like if you dont i wont be seen with you any more get a vacume and a sharp knive, thats cheap lipo' I was shocked and started to cry but my girl just took it, she doesnt belive that she needs to lose weight even thought she been told by the doctor!
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From Duncan, Child's Age 11 - 07/16/07 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi, my son Michael is overweight and it seems to be getting worse. He's never said that he's unhappy with being overweight though, so I never did anything. Before the summer holidays started he was already 196lbs; he's always been sedentary (unfortunatly a trait he gets from me and my wife, although we are not overweight) and hes been even more so over the holiday so far. He's now 215lbs - 19lbs up since the holidays began, he got out of school on the 1st June, so its been over a month and a half but still this is the most he's put on at one time. I've noticed a lot of new stretchmarks on his body recently and his double chin seems more pronounced and I'm worried he might start getting teased at school (although this may just be me being paranoid as a parent - he's never been teased about his weight to my knowledge). His clothes as well seem tighter, some t-shirts are practically hugging... (view more)
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From Krista - 07/15/07 - IP#: Click here to reply  
if any one that is serious about paying for a personal trainer that lives in the waterbury ct area please email me at because i have an awesome personal trainer for you ne way i cant wait for 2009 because one of my cuzins and i will be going to the same skool this is the one that is over 400 pounds and the highskool that i am going to host a bigggest loser contest every year so i think this is my chance to help him loose weight and i am going to get off the bus at his house and walk with him every single day doesnt that sound good bye love yaz email me for ne help needed

From Latoisha, Child's Age 14 - 07/02/07 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 14 and is just eating herself into what I feel is an early grave. She has been to the doctor and the doctor has put her on a diet, that has not helped. I had to change everything that I buy in the house I had to change the diet of my younger two children just to encourage my daughter. Although I never cooked fried foods, or let them have a lot of junk food she still eat out of control. If you don't finish your food on your plate she will eat her food and the left overs on everyone else's plate. She is up all night eating she constantly eat all day. She has high cholesterol at the age of 14 and has now started having blood pressure problems. She weighs more than I do which is sad she is 265 and 5'8" I am 135 5'6". I have constantly told her that food is not her friend and if she has problems please come to me and talk about it don't try to eat it away. I work out a... (view more)
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From Connor - 06/26/07 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Parents. I think I have a suggestion to your problems. I think its important rather than freakig out about your childs weight, to offer support to them. My family has offered support to me and its helps me alot when trying to lose weight. Do what my parents did. Throw out all the junk food in the house, next take your child shopping and have them pick out low fat foods that they would be interested in trying. Finally, Its hard on an overweight kid to exercise by themself. Me and My family including my younger brother, have started going on an hour long bike ride together around the neighborhood. Have the entire family involved in exercise with your overweight son or daugter. My entire family, my mom my dad and my younger 14 year old brother are all skinny, but it helps that they exercise with me to keep me motivated. One more thing to throw out there. If you are a parent of an Overweight... (view more)

From Laura, Child's Age 10 - 06/24/07 - IP#: Click here to reply  
An update on my daughter: I have posted here several times about my daughter Lisa.
But since January things went really bad. I talked to my daughter about going to a doctor. But she refused, as she is embarrased about her body. So I didn't took her.
Since than she became bigger and bigger. She is constantly eating and is buying herself chocolate, chips and ice-crea,. She turned 10 last month and I talked her into going on the scale again. She is now 4.8 and weights in at 208 pounds. She wears clothes in plus size women 22.
She has no friends and is teased at school about her weight. Now that summer vacation is here she just sits at home, reads books and is constantly eating. I' m really concerned about her. She can only walk for about 5 minutes and than gets tired. The biggest problem seems to be her belly, as most of the weight is in her belly. It measures 63 inches. She... (view more)

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From Rana, Child's Age 6 - 06/19/07 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son is six years old and he weighs 75 pounds he is short in height. My concern is that he does not eat a lot of food, but yet he is still gaining. His food consists of a lot of fruit in his diet and regular foods such as eggs, bacon, toast, cereal, brocolli, chicken, spaghetti. He doesnt eat a lot of fast or junk foods. If you have any suggestions please reply to my bulletin.
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From Brandy, Child's Age 7 - 06/13/07 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello,does any parent have a child that has Acanthosis Nigrican? My son is obese and has this.We will be seeing a specialist in a few weeks.He has a dark ring around his neck.I thought it was just dirt but the more I scrubbed I could see that it was his skin color.I know this has something to do with obesity and was looking for another parent to talk to.
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From gilly, Child's Age 9 - 06/12/07 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My child is aged 9 and weighs six stone 7 pounds and is at risk of becoming overweight like me. Give me advice and help on your replys. she is 4 foot 5 (Note: 6 stone 7 is 91 lb.)
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From radi, Child's Age 12 - 06/09/07 - IP#: Click here to reply  
my child started 119 and is now 114 she is 5'1, but i dont know how much weight she needs to lose, she looked fine before but our family hides weight very well.
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