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From Deborah, Child's Age 8 - 03/15/05 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello. I'm new to this site. My daughter is turning 8 next week and is a beautiful, vibrant little girl. she is also a full head taller and considerably heavier than all the other children in her second grade class. She is 'big all over', not just chubby. She is very strong, and is muscular. In addition, she has recently begun pre-pubertal development (pubic hair, breasts beginning). Her self esteem is taking a nose dive and I don't know what to do.We did have her blood work done and the first time, it showed a TSH of 18...very high, apparently. Reference range says 4 is maximum. Other enzymes were all over the map too, apparently. Second and third rounds of blood work however seemed to normalize, and the pediatrician said not to worry, she is just in early puberty. Her enjoyment of life is really going downhill. She has decided she won't participate in a field trip to the swimming... (view more)
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From Marie, Child's Age 7 - 03/15/05 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am very concerned about 2 of my 3 children. I have a 9 year old who is a stick... and then I have a 7 year old who weighs about 110lbs and a 5 year old who weighs about 95lbs. I am not sure how much they should weigh or what I should try to get them down to. I don't know if I should just leave it alone and watch what they eat or what. Please help
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From dont want to say, Child's Age 17 - 03/15/05 - IP#: Click here to reply  
yes, my son is seventeen, and he weighs 430 lbs, the doctor says hes in good health, but i still wonder sometimes, i mean im a big guy myself but he puts me to shame, i dont think its right for a father to recieve cloths that his son has outgrown, but at the same time hes happy, he has a very active social life, and lots of friends, so i dont know what to think.thanks for reading.
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From Sharon, Child's Age 16 - 03/13/05 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter has been steadily gaining weight over the past year, despite being involved in sports and eating seemingly normal meals. I haven't said anything, but the other day we split up at the mall and reconvened an hour later. I sat on a bench and saw what I thought was a middle aged woman approaching me. I was shocked when I put my glasses on and recognized my own daughter---her hips and belly look enormous, there isn't any other way to put it.any hints?Sharon, Daytong
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From concerned, Child's Age 15 - 03/12/05 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 15 years old and has always been a little on the chubby side. We visited the doctor in June and she weighed in at 192 lbs. We decided it was in her best interest to loose some weight, and she did. In December we went to the doctor again and she was at 150 lbs. I was so proud of her. But now lately, I've been noticing that she's slipping a bit. I can see that her stomach hangs over her jeans and it didn't before. I asked her if she's weighed herself lately and she said she has. She told me that she's at 166 lbs. She's put on 16 lbs in the past 3 months. I'm a bit concerned and I voiced my concern with her and she told me that she'll get back to the 'healthy stuff' but for now she wants to eat some 'normal' stuff again. I really don't see how this has anything to do with the weight gain. She can eat 'normal' stuff, but not all of the time. Should I be concerned that she's headed back to her first weight, or should I just sit back and let her handle this on her own? I think she knows what she's doing, but I'm not sure.
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From mary, Child's Age 14 - 03/06/05 - IP#: Click here to reply  
hi my daughter danielle is 5'4 and weiges around 155 now, she weiged 137 at her doctors appointment in november. she has gained alot of weight and i have made comments like your paints look tight but she doesnt want to take the comment she does as she pleases. she does 12-14 hours of cheerleading a week and 2-4 hours of dance, plus walking about a mile and a half a day. i dont understand why she is gaining so much weight so fast. can someone help me get her back to an average weight. email me at thanks
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From Diana, Child's Age 14 - 03/05/05 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Reply from the comment from JAMES: you know james, my daughter would rather hear encouragement than a stupid comment. thank you for encouraging her, claire. when we went on this website and i showed her your message, it truly boosted her self-esteem. and remember parents, work with your children to help them reach their weight-loss goals.

From kels - 03/04/05 - IP#: Click here to reply  
stop calling your kids fat, ok! it isnt cool. they dont need to hear how fat they are, they need motivation. tell them how great they are, explain how much better they would feelif they were healthier "Your getting fatter everyday!" isnt a helpful comment, it gives a sense of no hope!
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From becky, Child's Age 7 - 03/03/05 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi, Looking for a site for support. My daughter is 7 years old and weighed in today at 101. She is 4.4 tall. She is very active, basketball, dancing, ect. We started excersing and my fault we stopped. In th 2 weeks she gained 4 pounds. Going to the doctor's scale that means she has gained 9 pounds with in one month. Any one do testing on their kids?
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From Susan, Child's Age 8 - 03/01/05 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi, my daughter is 8, 4'2, and weighs 120. I am extremely worried about her health. I have tried to change her eating habits for years but she argues with me until we I give in. I have seen 3 doctors regarding her weight and they all said the same thing. She will stretch as she gets older and she will definitely grow into her weight. Well, I just don't see it and that worries me even more. I need help in order to help my daughter. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
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From Kim, Child's Age 14 - 03/01/05 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I have two twin boys, named Nick and Alex. They look exactly the same and are very similar in personality. But there is one difference between them. Nick is 5'6" and weighs 130 lbs, which is healthy. Alex is 5'6" and weighs 195 lbs. I watch them eat, and oddly, Nick can eat anything under the sun, and will not gain an ounce. Alex can eat one cookie and gain 5 lbs. They both exercise the same amount, and they both eat alot. I do think that they eat too much, but how come Nick is so thin, and Alex obese, if they eat the same amount and exercise the same. I feel bad for Alex, being so fat. His brother always calls him fatso or fatty when they get in fights. I agree that he is too fat. His belly jiggles around and flabs over his pants, and he has so many fat rolls and blubbers. Help! I am overweight, and my husband is not.
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From Harry, Child's Age 10 - 03/01/05 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hey. My son is 4'7" and weighs 140 lbs. He is rather short, and is really overweight. He loves to eat in excess, cookies, cakes, fries, chips, and he hates to exercise. He stored all his extra weight in his abdomen and cannot do 1 sit-up. His stomach bulges over his jeans and he has huge lovehandles, underchins and cheeks. He really loves to eat. He can eat 3rds or 4ths at the dinner table and cannot go 1 hr without food. All he does is watch TV with his big belly hanging out of his shirt. I cannot find shirts for his width and height so he has to wear the biggest size, which are tight on him. The shirts are so tight that when he laughs his stomach jiggles out or when he coughs his stomach jiggles out. He is really lazy, and cannot run a lap around the gym, do a sit-up, pull-up, crunch or any type of light physical activity. He is developing asthma and sleep apnea. I was shocked while... (view more)
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From Diana, Child's Age 14 - 02/24/05 - IP#: Click here to reply  
hi im diana and my daughter Erika is 14, 5'1 and 202lbs..i was shocked when i went with my daughter to the doctor and found out that she was very overweight..i am also very fat: i am 5'1 and 196 lbs..we ate right and now i am pleased to annouce that ericka is now 142 took 5 months and im now 130 lbs!! we are so excited...i loved wat kaileen b. said about her daughter about how we should work together, because that couldnt be MORE TRUE!!! work together and you can accomplish any goal..i hope you all achieve your healthy goals..write back because it will give my daughter more inspiration if you do, since she has yet more weight to lose!!
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From Kaileen B., Child's Age 14 - 02/24/05 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello everybody. My name is kaileen and my daughter Krista is 14 years old 5'2 and weighs 125 lbs..she lost 18 lbs..she is so beautiful and now she glows..we went to the gym together cause i new that she needed to lose at LEAST 10 lbs..but she did it on her she goes at LEAST 4 TIMES A WEEK to the gym!!! she is so muscular and happy now..i never needed to lose weight since i am 5'3 122 lbs..but i go to the gym to and i feel so wonderful..make sure you are so supportive and do the work to lose weight to..make sure you check up with your doctor before you go doing drastic things..remember YOU are the role model in your child's daughter & i have the best relationship now because i did the work with her..we are both extremely happy now..sincerely: Kaileen B. and Krista..good luck to you all!!! :)
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From Maggie, Child's Age 17 - 02/24/05 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello everyone! My son, Jason is 17 years old. He is 6'1" and weighs 265 pounds. I would like to explain his life before I talk to you about his weight problem.I adopted Jason when he was 6 years old. His biological parents abused him and starved him. He has scars on his back from his biological father whipping him with a belt and a huge scar on his lower stomach area from where his biological mother stabbed him with a knife. The government finally took him from his parents and put him into foster care. I fostered J for about a year and then I adopted him. When Jason first came to my home, he was 6 years old weighed about 35 pounds. He was skin and bones and afraid of everything. The first few months J was with me, he shovled food down his throat, because he never knew when his next meal was coming. It took me about 2 years to open up and start enjoying life and being a kid. I that 2... (view more)
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