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From Sara, Child's Age 9 - 01/10/04 - IP#: 68.84.26.xxx Click here to reply  
My son is very self-conscious about his weight. he is 48" and 109 lbs. He refuses to go to any swimming activities unless he can keep his shirt on. And he says he's "fat." I feel so bad about how he feels. He loves all food and I try to help him make healthy choices and to eat slower but he does end up sneaking food. Plus he is very inactive. He is not interested in sports, he's a bookworm and computer fan. He has made a New Year's resolution to lose 10 lbs. and actually began an exercise program that I do called Power 90. He is very excited but I can't help but worry about his self-esteem. I have enjoyed reading everyone's posts and would like to get in touch with others for support. Thanks.
Reply from Arianna, Child's Age 15 - 01/12/04  - IP#: 24.14.155.xxx
Reply from Ray*Ray, Child's Age 12 - 01/11/04  - IP#: 66.67.103.xxx

From Rachel, Child's Age 17 - 01/02/04 - IP#: 69.47.162.xxx Click here to reply  
My son, Jason is 17 years old. He's 6'1" and weighs around 280 lbs. He has never really been small, but he started gaining alot of weight when he was 16. He used to way around 175 lbs. That's over 100 lbs. he has gained in only 1 year. He said the reason why he gained alot of weight was for football. I took him to a dietrician, but the Doctor wasn't very helpful, he simply said just put him on a diet. I have tried to keep him away from fattening foods and motivated him to exercise, but I am a single mom and I have to work. Jason is quite a big eater. He can pack down alot of food when he wants too. It definitely shows in his gut. His stomach is huge. He just doesn't seem to care that he is so heavy. I have told him many times that it is very unhealthly but he is a fighter and doesn't want to take any advice from mom. My other son Justin is 20. He is 5'11" and only weighs 110 lbs. He is... (view more)
Reply from Dana, Child's Age 10 - 02/05/04  - IP#: 64.173.20.xxx
Reply from Charlie, Child's Age 24 - 01/04/04  - IP#: 24.190.67.xxx

From Richard, Child's Age 14 - 12/23/03 - IP#: 4.72.75.xxx Click here to reply  
I have a 14 year old who loves football. Last year when he was 13, he played for a local little league team. He was very skinny 13 5'9 139lbs. When the seson ended, he and his coach were going to move up to the same high school team. He tried out and didnt make it and his coach said that all the spots were filled for the next year or two, except for center, and if he wanted to be center, he had to ain a lot of weight. He agreed and started eating Junk food non stop. Whenever I tried to stop him, he would say " I eat because I love football, if you stop me, you wont love me." he made me feel guilty. Then after a year he was 14 5'10 and 311 lbs. Tryouts were 4 months ago and he didnt make it because the same coach said that he was too heavy. Because of that,4 months later he is now 14 5'10 331 lbs. There is a huge Gut were his six pack used to be, and his big arm muscles are now all flab and no muscle. I look at a pictue of him last year nice and skinny, and now Fat or Obese from head to GUT to toe. And he still loves Football. What should I do?
Reply from Jeff, Child's Age 14 - 01/15/04  - IP#: 64.21.57.xxx
Reply from TexMom, Child's Age 16 - 12/29/03  - IP#: 4.7.44.xxx
Reply from tag, Child's Age 12 - 12/24/03  - IP#: 151.201.232.xxx

From Sara, Child's Age 14 - 12/14/03 - IP#: 69.3.79.xxx Click here to reply  
My daughter is 14 years old and has high cholestrol iit is 225, her weight is 189 I think she shuld she a cardioligist. please tell me what you guys think.
Reply from clifford, Child's Age 15 - 12/14/03  - IP#: 67.40.165.xxx

From John, Child's Age 14 - 12/12/03 - IP#: 63.74.1.xxx Click here to reply  
Does anyone know of any boarding schools that specialize in healthy living and weight loss? My daughter weights 245 pounds and I'm considering sending her to one. I'd like your opinion on whether you think this is a good idea. Thanks.
Reply from Ray*Ray, Child's Age 12 - 01/05/04  - IP#: 66.67.103.xxx
Reply from juliet, Child's Age 12 - 12/14/03  - IP#: 195.93.33.xxx

From Suze, Child's Age 13 - 12/11/03 - IP#: 67.124.42.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi everybody, I need some help for my overweight daughter. She is 13, 5'2 and 134lbs. About a year ago, we moved and she was fairly active and ate healthy enough where we used to live. Now that we have moved, it seems all she does is sit around and go on the computer or watch TV. I try to get her out of the house(ie taking dog for walk, going swimming, sports, etc), but she always comes up with some excuse or another. I know she is uncomfertable about her weight because she is always wearing baggy clothing and sweatshirts even when it is warm outside. Although she is not seriously overweight, I just want her to loose a couple of pounds so both she and I will be happy. Any suggestions would be extremley helpful!Thanks,Suze
Reply from Heather, Child's Age 17 - 01/29/04  - IP#: 24.71.223.xxx
Reply from TexMOM, Child's Age 16 - 12/29/03  - IP#: 4.7.44.xxx
Reply from Arianna, Child's Age 15 - 12/16/03  - IP#: 12.250.233.xxx

From Harriet, Child's Age 5 - 12/05/03 - IP#: 65.80.4.xxx Click here to reply  
A good friend of mine has a 5 year old son. He is rather overweight for his age and height. He's about 3'10" or 3'11" and weighs 85 lbs. I went shopping with her for school uniforms for her son- he's 5 and wearing a size 14 boys pants and size 12 boys shirt. That is huge for a 5 year old...she told me she had to hem 6 inches off the pants so they'd be the right length for him. She is constantly feeding her child fast food, because that's what he always asks for. She and her son came to my house for dinner one night, and she actually brought him Mcdonald's because "he doesn't like to eat home cooked food" Since when do children run the household and tell their parents what they will and will not eat? I was raised to eat whatever was put in front of me and that was that. The incredible thing is, this 5 yr old eats as much as an adult. She bought him 2 burgers, large fries, a 9 piece... (view more)
Reply from LuAnn, Child's Age 5 - 07/30/04  - IP#: 152.163.252.xxx
Reply from amanda, Child's Age 13 - 07/23/04  - IP#: 69.163.196.xxx
Reply from Jim, Child's Age 13 - 12/16/03  - IP#: 69.35.4.xxx

From Debbie, Child's Age 12 - 11/25/03 - IP#: 24.46.97.xxx Click here to reply  
My daughter weighed about 160 pounds in June at her last check-up. She is about 5'2 and wears a size 14 in juniors. About last week I took her to thi gym thing where you can take your daughter, since she's reallynot active and doesn't play sports I thought this would be a great idea. She got tired quickly, but she decided to keep going on the treadmill for about 25 minutes. After she finished she was so proud of herself. Later on while we were changing in the locker room there was a scale. "I must've lost 10 pounds today" she joked. I was so proud of her, I said "Why don't we see how much you lost" she stepped on the scale and it was one of those doctor scales where you slide that little thing. I started at 150 lbs... 160... 170... What she weighed more than 170?!? She ended up weighing 179 lbs (really 180 put she didn't want to admit it). She had gained 20 pounds over the summer!As if... (view more)
Reply from someone, Child's Age 12 - 03/11/04  - IP#: 67.163.45.xxx
Reply from Bill, Child's Age 12 - 12/21/03  - IP#: 24.47.70.xxx
Reply from juliet, Child's Age 12 - 12/14/03  - IP#: 195.93.33.xxx

From juliet, Child's Age 12 - 11/20/03 - IP#: 195.93.33.xxx Click here to reply  
i felt the need to update you all on my doctors appointment we were told there was nothing she could do for my daughter until she was an obese adult and then suggested she cut back on her food again i explained we had already done this and i was reluctant to cut back any more until we had seen a dietician who could insure i was not putting her health at risk by underfeeding her which i feel i would do if i cut back anymore.she then informed me there was no childrens dietician in our area so basically said sorry i cant help you bring her back when shes an adult who is very obese
Reply from tom, Child's Age 16 - 11/26/03  - IP#: 216.66.108.xxx
Reply from juliet, Child's Age 12 - 11/25/03  - IP#: 195.93.32.xxx
Reply from Tom, Child's Age 16 - 11/25/03  - IP#: 216.66.108.xxx
Reply from Joseph, Child's Age 19 - 11/22/03  - IP#: 192.108.16.xxx
Reply from juliet, Child's Age 12 - 11/21/03  - IP#: 195.93.32.xxx
Reply from crystal, Child's Age 5 - 11/21/03  - IP#: 170.146.91.xxx

From juliet, Child's Age 12 - 11/18/03 - IP#: 195.93.33.xxx Click here to reply  
today my daughter weighed herself and she has put on another 8 pounds in a month something i didnt think was possible while she is eating healthy well at home anyway and i make her lunch for school.i am fed up with everyone blaiming parents when i really do try my best. i have another appointment with the doctor on thursday but can anyone tell me what a doctor can offer apart from a dietician who the doctor even admitted cant tell me anything i dont already know my daughter needs help but i dont know what else to do. she told me yesterday that she feels so heavy and ill all the time its breaks my heart.someone please give me advice
Reply from Diana, Child's Age 7 - 11/22/03  - IP#: 209.247.222.xxx
Reply from juliet, Child's Age 12 - 11/22/03  - IP#: 195.93.32.xxx
Reply from Diana, Child's Age 7 - 11/21/03  - IP#: 209.247.222.xxx

From Sarah - 11/14/03 - IP#: 63.229.200.xxx Click here to reply  
Why do all the teens or preteens that post on the parents asking them a question get taken off. Like the last teen one that was asking parents for ways to tell there parents that they wanted to diet was a good one and I think parents should of replied to it to help her. Well thanx for listening and please dont take it off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply from george, Child's Age 13 - 04/14/04  - IP#: 140.186.46.xxx

From tracie, Child's Age 9 - 11/11/03 - IP#: 64.185.30.xxx Click here to reply  
Great tip for finding jeans to fit pre-teens. We buy my daughter jeans in capri style. She is 9 and quite short so I will buy her Capris in a 16.5 size these are the right length and fit great and are usually quite cute.

From tin, Child's Age 14 - 11/02/03 - IP#: 67.8.178.xxx Click here to reply  
my daughter is 14 and weighs about 215lbs. and is only sopose to weigh 115lbs. she has two brothers and they are both slim. i have gone to the doctor and they say that she needs less food and no more sweets it just dont help. she goes out side and plays with her brothers 30 mins a day . but she still is gaining is there any other parents out there that can give me advise on what i sould do ?
Reply from AMANDA, Child's Age 17 - 12/03/03  - IP#: 68.112.208.xxx
Reply from Joseph, Child's Age 19 - 11/10/03  - IP#: 192.108.16.xxx
Reply from Joseph, Child's Age 19 - 11/04/03  - IP#: 192.108.16.xxx

From juliet, Child's Age 12 - 10/29/03 - IP#: 195.93.33.xxx Click here to reply  
my daughter is 16 pounds overweight and gaining i have tryed every thing doctors not having any junk food . she is extremly active and has a brother and sister who are slim . my last resort is enrolling her in the weight loss camp in leeds for the summer holidays iwas wondering if anyone has any first hand experience of this type of camp.my daughter is very keen to go as she sees it as the answer to her problem im not sure
Reply from juliet, Child's Age 12 - 11/22/03  - IP#: 195.93.32.xxx
Reply from Joseph, Child's Age 19 - 10/31/03  - IP#: 192.108.16.xxx
Reply from juliet, Child's Age 12 - 10/31/03  - IP#: 195.93.32.xxx
Reply from Joseph, Child's Age 19 - 10/31/03  - IP#: 192.108.16.xxx

From Jocelyn, Child's Age 10 - 10/15/03 - IP#: 202.163.201.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi, I'm from the Philippines. My son is 10 years old, about 5 ft. and weighs 150 lbs. He is about 30 lbs. overweight. He really enjoys eating and at a young age already enjoys gourmet food including sashimi. Do you know a weight loss program that would enable him to enjoy eating at the same time allow him to lose weight? I know that's silly but he's just a child and I don't want to put him in a great deal of pressure about his weight. He's not really insecure but I'm sure he will be when he reaches 12 or 13 so I want to do something about it now. Help!
Reply from tom, Child's Age 12 - 10/23/03  - IP#: 216.66.108.xxx

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