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From Ann-Marie, Child's Age 12 - 11/17/04 - IP#: 80.134.35.xxx Click here to reply  
I really don't know what to do, or what to say. I just spoke to my son, he's 14, is 5'8 and weighs more than 250. Last year the same time he was "only" at 180, which was also to much for him. He gained around 70 lbs in one year and is really fat now. I've told him again and again that he should stop eating that much. I try to give him only small portions, but he buys himself sweets and fast food everyday. I can't do anything to stop that.Today I heard from one of his friends, who is also very overweight, that they have a competition - who has the biggest belly among those friends. There are two or three more, all of them overweight. I couldn't say anything! I really don't know what to say to my son. So I asked him about this "competition". He just said: Mom, look at me, I'm winning! Look at this big belly!I think it's awful. What to do? Please help!
Reply from Jeremy, Child's Age 12 - 11/28/04  - IP#: 152.163.100.xxx
Reply from james, Child's Age 17 - 11/20/04  - IP#: 67.82.157.xxx
Reply from kerber, Child's Age 11 - 11/19/04  - IP#: 65.78.103.xxx
Reply from patrick, Child's Age 13 - 11/17/04  - IP#: 24.238.236.xxx

From A Surfer Guys Dream - 11/16/04 - IP#: 69.163.148.xxx Click here to reply  
You guys, like I relize that your kids are over, but don't force them to do things eventually we figure it out, if you to take them to a Doc. other wise leave them alone they don't wanna be told what to do, and maybe buy healthy food and say if you wanna live under this roof you will obey by my eating habits, I mean if they wanna live in a box let them, Its there problem not yours, so just tell them and be mean if you have to, if its a problem do something about it, I mean don't be afrid these are your kids and your letting them control you, your the parents don't be shy to your kid DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!! Let your voice be heard to these kids!!xoxo :: A Surfer Guys Dream!!
Reply from kerber, Child's Age 11 - 11/19/04  - IP#: 65.78.103.xxx

From James - 11/16/04 - IP#: 67.82.157.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi. I weight 305 pounds. most of which is muslce because last year i started football. Befor I started (the beginning of my junior year) I weighed 310 and it was mostly fat. in my sophmore year my weight went from 190 to 300 pounds when i quit smoking for football (best thing I ever did). ANYWAY, you or your kids can reply or email me , and I'll tell them the kind of diet and work out plan I followed.
I wish all of you joy this holidat season!
Reply from Dustin, Child's Age 17 - 12/04/04  - IP#: 24.174.13.xxx

From Laura, Child's Age 7 - 11/13/04 - IP#: 195.93.60.xxx Click here to reply  
I raise my seven year old daughter Lisa alone. She always has been overweight but I never knew how much she weighted because I always knew it was to much and I didn't want her to suffer by knowing her weight. I'm also overweight, in fact I'm obese, and weight a bit over 280 pounds. On Friday we went to the doctors office. He demanded that Lisa should be weighted. I was shocked at the outcome: Lisa already weights 152 pounds. Lisa was also shocked when the doctor said that she weights so much and wants her to loose weight. That evening she said to me that she thinks she is really fat and that she feels ashamed about it. She has a big flabby belly that hangs way down over her waistband. I'm now afraid that she will become obese just like me. What can I do?
Reply from Carolina, Child's Age 11 - 11/27/04  - IP#: 85.64.107.xxx

From Mark, Child's Age 14 - 11/06/04 - IP#: 24.46.97.xxx Click here to reply  
I am divorced and I live in California. My daughter and ex-wife live in New York. My ex-wife feeds her like no tommarow and ignores the fact that she is totally unhealthy. From June till August she was staying with me. When I first picked her up in June, I could not believe my eyes! She had gained so much weight since I last saw her (which was a little less than a year ago). Her stomch was buldging over her jeans and her arms had stretch marks on them. Of course, I didn't say anything, but it hurt me so much to see her so unhealthy. When I needed to send her to a local day camp and they needed her medical form I called my ex-wife to send it up. She was only 5'5" and weighed 243 pounds. Those numbers jumped out at me, I would never guessed she weighed over 200 pounds, more than me! She gained 39 pounds in one year. Later that week when my (new) wife took her to get jeans at gap, she had... (view more)
Reply from Wayne, Child's Age 12 - 02/06/09  - IP#: 98.66.210.xxx
Reply from *Ray*Ray*, Child's Age 13 - 11/11/04  - IP#: 66.67.99.xxx

From Peter, Child's Age 18 - 11/06/04 - IP#: 208.252.179.xxx Click here to reply  
Hey Everyone. I have three sons. One is 17, on 14 and the other 10. All three are overweight, if not obese. I don't know what to do. My oldest, Kyle is 18 and is 6'0" and weighs 288 lbs. He has been fat his whole life. A years ago, for his freshman year, he weighed 310 lbs and was 5'8". I rationed the junk food and put him on a diet, and he lost 40 lbs over the next three years. Then in senior year, he started going to parties and distancing himself from me. He has gained 18 lbs since Septemeber. His weight problem started at age 6, when he broke his leg. He was in a cast for months, and his weight had gone up and bad eating habits had been ingrained. His weight has just climbed ever since. His stomach has a sag over his size 44 pants, and his lovehandles redefine 'spare tire'. My second oldest is 14 and weighs 257 lbs. He is 5'6". His weight problem has only been recent. He was at a... (view more)
Reply from Christina, Child's Age 11 - 11/28/04  - IP#: 24.233.67.xxx
Reply from Cody, Child's Age 15 - 11/06/04  - IP#: 216.222.111.xxx

From Aaron, Child's Age 15 - 11/04/04 - IP#: 69.47.25.xxx Click here to reply  
My child has been overweight since he was about 9, but lately i think its been getting out of hand. Let me start from the beggining... A few years ago, he had ballooned up to about 260 and he was about 12, so we decided that it would be in his best interest to go to Weight Watchers. He went, and lost about 40 pounds in a few months, at the time he had also been involved in football, which got him a lot of exercise. After he lost all his weight, he stopped going to weight watchers, and the football season ended. All was good for a little while, then the next year came along and he didnt want to join football. All he did was sit on his butt, watch tv, eat, and get fatter. He gained all of his weight back, plus more. At 15, he has reached his top weight of 310 pounds. This is getting out of hand. He huffs and puffs up the stairs and cant do anythign physical for very long. I NEED HELP WITH THIS PROBLEM!! IF YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT TROMAN2345@yahoo.com

From Mike, Child's Age 12 - 11/04/04 - IP#: 65.54.98.xxx Click here to reply  
my daughter is 12 yet weighs 190 pounds. her brother who is a junior in college weighs 180. i am very concerned and i tried to tell her to eat healthier things but she doesnt listen. I dont want to hurt her felligns by telling her to go on a diet and excercise. what can id o without haveing her hate me?
Reply from Megan, Child's Age 10 - 12/07/04  - IP#: 209.197.41.xxx
Reply from Jenna, Child's Age 12 - 11/14/04  - IP#: 69.182.40.xxx
Reply from Melissa, Child's Age 15 - 11/13/04  - IP#: 68.217.50.xxx
Reply from Arianna, Child's Age 16 - 11/08/04  - IP#: 24.14.155.xxx
Reply from Mike, Child's Age 12 - 11/06/04  - IP#: 65.54.98.xxx

From katie, Child's Age 13 - 11/01/04 - IP#: 206.255.162.xxx Click here to reply  
hello, my daughter is 13 years old, 5'4, and weighs 142 pounds. can anyone give me any suggestions on how she can lose 20 pounds in maybe two months. you see , she has a dance coming up and she wants to look good in her dress. thanks
Reply from Megan, Child's Age 10 - 12/07/04  - IP#: 209.197.41.xxx
Reply from Christina, Child's Age 11 - 11/28/04  - IP#: 24.233.67.xxx
Reply from Missy, Child's Age 14 - 11/01/04  - IP#: 206.255.162.xxx

From bili, Child's Age 9 - 10/30/04 - IP#: 195.93.32.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi. My very handsome son, who was the envy of most people is now becoming fat. He is obsessed with food.He can eat a full adult meal and still say he's hungry.bed times have become a war because he wants more food before he sleeps. His behaviour is oppossite to what it used to be. Until a couple of years ago, I was worried about him being underweight. I want to control it before it gets out of hand. He seems more hungry just before bed time. Any suggestions?
Reply from Arianna, Child's Age 16 - 10/31/04  - IP#: 24.14.155.xxx
Reply from wesley, Child's Age 10 - 10/30/04  - IP#: 68.185.2.xxx

From Micky, Child's Age 16 - 10/24/04 - IP#: 65.97.6.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi guys this is my 1st post. My daughter Anna is very very obease. About 450 pounds. She is 5 foot 9 and can barly move. When ever I try to talkt to her about it she trys to run away. I say trys becasues she cant run so its more of a flop off the couch onto the floor. Another thing is that she is too big to drive a car so she cant get her drivers licence. We home school here becasue she cant walkt around the school. I dont know what to do anymore. She hasnet movced more than about 50 feet this week. Im not kiddnin either! a trip to the frige and thats about it. My wife is also around here weight but is very tall and can get around. Somebody help me before i crack............i need to go i here here calling me for some chips...........HELP PLEASE!!
Reply from Bill, Child's Age 14 - 02/28/05  - IP#: 151.203.122.xxx
Reply from annonymus, Child's Age 12 - 12/28/04  - IP#: 68.34.209.xxx
Reply from cool, Child's Age 24 - 11/06/04  - IP#: 209.240.205.xxx
Reply from Arianna, Child's Age 16 - 10/31/04  - IP#: 24.14.155.xxx
Reply from Olivia, Child's Age 8 - 10/25/04  - IP#: 207.63.43.xxx

From Laura, Child's Age 10 - 10/21/04 - IP#: 208.197.234.xxx Click here to reply  
My daughter is 10 1/2, 5' 1 1/2" and 134 lbs. Her BMI is in the 97th %ile. Blood tests have ruled out underlying causes. We are generally a nutritionally sound family - we drink only skim milk, we don't eat in front of the TV, etc. We indulge sometimes but for the most part stick to healthy foods. I'd like to know if your tween girls have had success in slimming down - either by losing weight or by maintaining weight while growing. TIA!
Reply from Lexi, Child's Age 10 - 10/23/04  - IP#: 129.44.142.xxx

From katie, Child's Age 9 - 10/12/04 - IP#: 66.157.109.xxx Click here to reply  
my daughter is 9 and 4ft6 she weighs 116 ponds I do not want her self esteem hurt but would like her to lose to a healthy weight.Please give some advice on how to fix healthy meals and how to get her to exercise.
Reply from Krista, Child's Age 9 - 12/21/04  - IP#: 82.120.74.xxx

From LEAPFROG, Child's Age 5 - 10/03/04 - IP#: 68.237.108.xxx Click here to reply  
My nephew is 5 and is 47 inches tall and about 75 lbs. He has a high self esteem and thinks he looks great. He is very proud of his tummy. He get plenty of excercise and is very active, he does eat alot and has second and third helpings. He currently wears size 10-12 and has to have the pants legs hemmed up.I think it is most important to have good self esteem and not to drive your kids crazy about what they eat. I love my nephew and have never told him that he is too fat. I always say that he is cute and the best nephew. When he comes to visit I do try to make healthy food available and limit sweets but in a nice way, such as apple slices for snack and thing like that.
Reply from liz, Child's Age 8 - 08/29/05  - IP#: 24.178.118.xxx

From Erica, Child's Age 14 - 09/29/04 - IP#: 69.144.80.xxx Click here to reply  
Why must you be so critical of your child's weight? I know it's diffcult but critzing is not the answer trust me. That is what my husband and I did for about five years with our daughter and must admit sometimes do it with our son but we are trying to be not as harsh. The reason for this is our daughter had been a little overweight she was at her doctors appointment 5'5" and 160 then she went on a "diet" I thought it was great. Of course my husband was not around he moved to settle in another state and get a job before we moved (son, me and daughter). Of course I didn't know this diet was turning into an eating disorder, anorexica. With in four months by daughter was 5'5" and 113. Now with in a full year her lowest point has been 100. She is now working w/ a therpist to gain weight (weird i know) and overcome the other problems assoicated w/ anorexica but let me just say that if you tell your kids their fat and ugly, etc. eventually they could go on a diet. Lose that nessary weight and then eat thinner, thinner, and well have an eating disorder.
Reply from Suzanne, Child's Age 14 - 10/13/04  - IP#: 63.226.211.xxx

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