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From Patty, Child's Age 10 - 12/03/05 - IP#: 69.66.105.xxx Click here to reply  
Hello, My daughter is 10 years old and is 4"10 she weights somewhere around 132-138 depends on what day of the week it is. She is in dance 3 nights a week, swimming on wed, and is in basketball on sat. She also loves to jump on her trampoline. We eat fairly descent balanced meals and shes not a big junkfood junky.. HOWEVER>>>she still carrys her weight in her belly> She wears a size 16 1/2 pant. Sometimes 14 1/2 but what Im trying to say here is can someone give me advice as far as talking to her ?? I mean as a child growing up my mother was on me constantly and the more she nagged the more I gained. And now in my early 30's I am also overweight. I am afraid of hurting her or causing her the same agony I went thru. She is fairly popular at school and like I said active as can be...BUT she tells me all the time she wishes she were thinner...please help out if you can!
richmonds@iowatelecom.net send me a note if you can help out thanks!
Patty
Reply from Miranda (A different One), Child's Age 12 - 12/29/06  - IP#: 209.89.134.xxx
Reply from Miranda, Child's Age 12 - 12/27/05  - IP#: 209.240.205.xxx
Reply from Devan, Child's Age 15 - 12/18/05  - IP#: 69.234.24.xxx
Reply from dayna, Child's Age 13 - 12/10/05  - IP#: 72.130.4.xxx
Reply from patty, Child's Age 10 - 12/05/05  - IP#: 69.66.105.xxx
Reply from Marie, Child's Age 12 - 12/05/05  - IP#: 198.182.163.xxx
Reply from john, Child's Age 34 - 12/05/05  - IP#: 194.213.38.xxx

From Nina, Child's Age 5 - 12/01/05 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx Click here to reply  
hi, my child is 5 years old. She is always hungry, and i dont know why, like after she eats a big meal..the next 30 mins shes hungry agian...she obese...the kids make fun of her and she comes home crying saying i wish i was that girl (pointing to models in a magazine actually a size 00) I try to reasure her but it dosent help...i need you guys to help me ...thanks...she weighs 100 pounds and is 3'7..i need help ASAP!!
Reply from Miranda, Child's Age 12 - 12/29/06  - IP#: 209.89.134.xxx
Reply from Aleisha, Child's Age 12 - 12/22/05  - IP#: 69.176.41.xxx
Reply from Brianna Constantine, Child's Age 8 - 12/03/05  - IP#: 81.77.206.xxx

From ? - 11/28/05 - IP#: 152.163.100.xxx Click here to reply  
my child is only 12 ans 500 pounds...please help..her life is at risk
Reply from Miranda, Child's Age 12 - 12/29/06  - IP#: 209.89.134.xxx
Reply from Aleisha, Child's Age 12 - 12/22/05  - IP#: 69.176.41.xxx
Reply from claire to fran, Child's Age 15 - 12/12/05  - IP#: 84.92.133.xxx
Reply from fran - 11/29/05  - IP#: 82.54.81.xxx
Reply from Matthew, Child's Age 11 - 11/28/05  - IP#: 71.132.221.xxx

From Nciole, Child's Age 12 - 11/25/05 - IP#: 69.215.138.xxx Click here to reply  
My child weighs 195
Reply from Megan, Child's Age 11 - 12/10/05  - IP#: 209.197.41.xxx
Reply from rachel, Child's Age 12 - 11/26/05  - IP#: 88.110.231.xxx

From Nicole, Child's Age 12 - 11/24/05 - IP#: 69.215.136.xxx Click here to reply  
My child is overweight and I am too. I am trying to get her to lose weight but she said it is difficult. What am I suppose to do about it? I need help badly!
Reply from mandie, Child's Age 12 - 01/10/06  - IP#: 71.15.136.xxx
Reply from ?, Child's Age 12 - 11/24/05  - IP#: 88.110.186.xxx

From Vincent, Child's Age 15 - 11/23/05 - IP#: 24.125.69.xxx Click here to reply  
hi guys. When my I first posted here my daughter was nearing 400 and now im happy to say shes down to 302. Shes still quite large, but still its a big improvement and really makes a big deal to her. She now tries to get up early and jog every morning. She doesnt make it up everymorning but its such an improvment from staying in bed untill 1 pm and doing nothing. With youalls encouagment iv got her hyped on working out and I told her that if she gets down to 200 she can have a BMW so shes really into it. Any advice about diets would still help also activities that she can do by herself because she really is to embarressed to go to a weightloss program and admit to everybody that she is obese. Anyways thanks.
,vincent
Reply from Miranda, Child's Age 12 - 12/29/06  - IP#: 209.89.134.xxx
Reply from dayna, Child's Age 13 - 12/10/05  - IP#: 72.130.4.xxx
Reply from Matthew, Child's Age 11 - 11/28/05  - IP#: 71.132.221.xxx
Reply from Vincent, Child's Age 15 - 11/27/05  - IP#: 24.125.69.xxx
Reply from dan, Child's Age 11 - 11/27/05  - IP#: 70.27.54.xxx
Reply from Vincent, Child's Age 15 - 11/26/05  - IP#: 24.125.69.xxx
Reply from dan, Child's Age 16 - 11/26/05  - IP#: 70.27.54.xxx

From Anonymous - 11/10/05 - IP#: 69.129.39.xxx Click here to reply  
why does it seem like kids eat so much more nowadays? It seems like they are really eating much larger portions....of very unnutritious things...I think this is a main problem..along with the fact that every activity revolves around eating....I don't have kids yet but I worry that someday they will become very fat...because of the society we live in....hmmm..
Reply from Miranda, Child's Age 12 - 12/29/06  - IP#: 209.89.134.xxx
Reply from joe, Child's Age 14 - 11/11/05  - IP#: 66.8.226.xxx

From Carolyn, Child's Age 4 - 11/10/05 - IP#: 168.8.89.xxx Click here to reply  
where can one buy clothes for a plus size 4 year old girl? To get clothes to fit, several inches have to be cut off and they don't look like a 4 year old.
Reply from Aleisha, Child's Age 12 - 12/22/05  - IP#: 69.176.41.xxx
Reply from Laura, Child's Age 16 - 12/15/05  - IP#: 69.201.35.xxx
Reply from patty, Child's Age 10 - 12/03/05  - IP#: 69.66.105.xxx
Reply from olivia, Child's Age 9 - 11/21/05  - IP#: 68.253.19.xxx

From Melanie, Child's Age 4 - 11/03/05 - IP#: 68.237.32.xxx Click here to reply  
I don't have overweight children, but my neighbor used to be very overweight as a child. She was 10 at the time. I had been away for a few months, and noticed significant weight loss when I got back. I asked her mother how she lossed it, and she told me through piano lessons. I was shocked.
She told me that the lessons gave her child discipline and self esteem. Practicing also diverted her attention from eating during the afternoon. Honestly, telling kids not to eat is like telling someone not to think of pink and purple polka dot rabbits. (That's the first thing you think of). Find a hobby for your child, or better yet an instrument. It has been proven that children do better in school, have more self esteem and discipline when they start learning an instrument.
It helps to have a great teacher and mentor also. My neighbor's piano teacher is still teaching in New York City. If anyone wants his number just email me lovelyday2005@gmail.com or you can find a caring, dedicated teacher in your area.
Good luck.

From Pat, Child's Age 18 - 10/26/05 - IP#: 69.85.161.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi my daughter is 5'3 and im not sure how much she weighs but its over 500 shes almost immobile and she wont quit eating, she just eats. she will call out for 3 large pizzas and she finishes them off i dont know what to do. she started gaining weight when she was 14 and it has piled on excessively the last year. im so scared for her and me and my wife dont know what to do. we try to keep food from her but she whines shes starving and cries her stomach hurts. we have had here on numerous diest and she will lose weight but she says she is starving so much so we give her food and she gains more than she lost do you guys hav any ideas. Please help
Reply from Miranda, Child's Age 12 - 12/29/06  - IP#: 209.89.134.xxx
Reply from Aleisha, Child's Age 12 - 12/22/05  - IP#: 69.176.41.xxx
Reply from dayna, Child's Age 13 - 12/10/05  - IP#: 72.130.4.xxx
Reply from fran - 11/29/05  - IP#: 82.54.81.xxx
Reply from Matthew, Child's Age 11 - 11/09/05  - IP#: 71.132.234.xxx
Reply from Pat, Child's Age 18 - 11/08/05  - IP#: 69.85.161.xxx
Reply from Jeremy, Child's Age 13 - 11/02/05  - IP#: 68.59.170.xxx
Reply from Megan, Child's Age 15 - 11/02/05  - IP#: 216.195.21.xxx
Reply from Matthew, Child's Age 10 - 10/28/05  - IP#: 71.132.221.xxx
Reply from Jeremy, Child's Age 13 - 10/28/05  - IP#: 68.59.170.xxx
Reply from Marie, Child's Age 12 - 10/28/05  - IP#: 198.182.163.xxx
Reply from Andrew, Child's Age 8 - 10/28/05  - IP#: 24.147.187.xxx

From Holly, Child's Age 4 - 10/24/05 - IP#: 205.188.116.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi. My son just turned 4 and he weighs approx 70-75 pounds. He is very happy and doesn't realize how much bigger he is than kids his own age. I know my son's weight is out of control and I know that it is my fault that he learned such bad eating habits. I decided in mid-June to try to lose weight myself hoping that getting rid of the junk and eating healthier would eventually get my son on the right track. I have lost 80 pounds so far and have about 30 more to go. But there has been no impact on my son. I tried feeding him what I was eating but he would not even try fruits or veggies. So I would eventually have to make him something else that he would eat, which I know I should not give in and do but he would cry for hours. This is so hard and I feel so bad because I know he got the bad eating habits from me but now that I'm trying to do something about it he won't even try the ... (view more)
Reply from Miranda, Child's Age 12 - 12/29/06  - IP#: 209.89.134.xxx
Reply from Lauren, Child's Age 13 - 01/29/06  - IP#: 65.8.112.xxx
Reply from olivia, Child's Age 9 - 10/26/05  - IP#: 68.254.120.xxx
Reply from olivia, Child's Age 9 - 10/24/05  - IP#: 68.254.120.xxx

From Joan, Child's Age 16 - 10/23/05 - IP#: 167.206.156.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi everyone, I have a 16 year old girl who is 5'7 and roughly 180lbs. She gained the bulk of her weigh over the past 6 months or so, since i started working again and she has the ability to eat at home while I'm not there. Her gaining the weight doesn't bother me as much as the way she's handled it. As much as I offer she won't buy any bigger cloths, and insists on wearing extrememly tight outfits and just lets her stomach stick out. What confuses me is that she doesn't seem to care at all. Anyone else have this trouble? How can a young girl not try to hide the fact that she became overweight? Thanks, Joan
Reply from Aleisha, Child's Age 12 - 12/22/05  - IP#: 69.176.41.xxx
Reply from maria, Child's Age 9 - 12/18/05  - IP#: 71.109.14.xxx
Reply from Megan, Child's Age 15 - 11/02/05  - IP#: 216.195.21.xxx
Reply from Marie, Child's Age 12 - 10/28/05  - IP#: 198.182.163.xxx
Reply from Joan, Child's Age 16 - 10/27/05  - IP#: 167.206.156.xxx
Reply from Marie, Child's Age 12 - 10/27/05  - IP#: 198.182.163.xxx
Reply from Marie, Child's Age 12 - 10/27/05  - IP#: 198.182.163.xxx

From BETTY, Child's Age 7 - 10/22/05 - IP#: 64.12.116.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi my son is 7 years old, and weights about 135-140
he is very tall for his age,last measured he was 4'9
he sees doctors all the time,they do not know why he
is as big as he is. He is a very active boy, plays
basketball twice a week, karate 6 days a week,plus
he sparsin karate. He does not watch much tv, maybe
an hour a day,he has high colestrol,insulin
resistance, hypertention, if anyone has any ideas on
how I can help my son please let me know. He is
already on a special diet. He wants to be like other
kids his age,he does have alot of friends who try to
help him.I just want him to be happy and enjoy life
not always worry about his weight.
Thank-You
Reply from Miranda, Child's Age 12 - 12/29/06  - IP#: 209.89.134.xxx
Reply from nicole, Child's Age 12 - 10/28/05  - IP#: 88.110.144.xxx

From Olivia, Child's Age 9 - 10/20/05 - IP#: 68.254.120.xxx Click here to reply  
Just wondering how other parents are going to handle Halloween treets. My thinking is to not set limits that night and then hide the stuff and hand it out, one piece at a time, and if lasts until Christmas, so be it. This is probably her last year for trick-or-treating anyway.
Reply from Jules, Child's Age 15 - 11/07/05  - IP#: 64.222.54.xxx
Reply from orcy, Child's Age 12 - 10/22/05  - IP#: 70.172.200.xxx
Reply from olivia, Child's Age 9 - 10/21/05  - IP#: 68.254.120.xxx
Reply from Kailyn, Child's Age 7 - 10/20/05  - IP#: 162.119.240.xxx

From Laura, Child's Age 8 - 10/14/05 - IP#: 195.93.60.xxx Click here to reply  
My daughter Lisa is 8 years old and weights 150 pounds. A friend of mine said that I'm abusing my child by letting her get so "fat". What is your opinion. My daughter is also quite often teased by other kids, as she is by far the heaviest girl in her school. But she doesn't want to loose weight, because she really loves to eat. I'm also obese and don't know how to motivate my daughter to loose weight.
Reply from Brittany, Child's Age 13 - 09/30/06  - IP#: 67.174.87.xxx
Reply from dayna, Child's Age 10 - 10/15/05  - IP#: 70.93.93.xxx
Reply from Marie, Child's Age 12 - 10/14/05  - IP#: 198.182.163.xxx
Reply from Olivia, Child's Age 9 - 10/14/05  - IP#: 68.254.120.xxx

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