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From Peter, Child's Age 18 - 11/06/04 - IP#: 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)
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From Aaron, Child's Age 15 - 11/04/04 - IP#: 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

From Mike, Child's Age 12 - 11/04/04 - IP#: 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?
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From katie, Child's Age 13 - 11/01/04 - IP#: 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
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From bili, Child's Age 9 - 10/30/04 - IP#: 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?
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From Micky, Child's Age 16 - 10/24/04 - IP#: 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!!
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From Laura, Child's Age 10 - 10/21/04 - IP#: 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!
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From katie, Child's Age 9 - 10/12/04 - IP#: 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.
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From LEAPFROG, Child's Age 5 - 10/03/04 - IP#: 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.
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From Erica, Child's Age 14 - 09/29/04 - IP#: 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.
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From brenda, Child's Age 12 - 09/26/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
my son Gianni weighed 224 on 09/20/04. For the last week I have been running with him and working out on the weight machine. He lost 5 pounds in this first week. I am o very proud. We changed our eating habits and still enjoyed a donut on Sunday morning. I've lost 1/2 pound running along with him. If other parens can take the time to run along side your children I think it might encourage them more. I hate running (Especially after doing running for the military 20 years) But I will do anything for my son. I told him I would pay him $2.00 for every pound lost and we would burn his size 44 pants when he gets smaller. He's not complaining about being hungry anymore and he does understand we are doing this to be healthy.

From Avril - 09/19/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Just to let you know, there is a parents chat room on this site that you parents can go to if you want. Just letting you know. RoCk OuT lOuD, aVRIL

From Jessica, Child's Age 7 - 09/15/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
how can I help my daughter understand that being overweight is not good if I am overweight and she thinks the world of me? Is 7 too young?
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From Michelle, Child's Age 7 - 09/11/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
A friend suggested I try this method of getting some advice. I could write page upon page upon page but to make it short and readable......My daughter was always very healthy and within the 70th percentile until she was 15 months old. Then at 15 months old all of a sudden she was off of the charts. By her 18 month old visit she had gained 11 more pounds. We have continued on the weight gain trend since that time and now, at age 7 she weighs 130 pounds which is even hard for me to write. We have seen doctor after doctor after doctor since we have moved alot with my husbands job. They take one look at her and do diabetes and thyroid testing, then when the blood results come back normal, they talk about nutrition. I can honestly say that nutrition is not the problem. We even have been evaluated by 2 different nutritionists a couple of y ears apart who have agreed that it is not... (view more)
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From Greg, Child's Age 17 - 09/09/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
my daughter hoalla currently weights in at 370 pounds she is only 5,8 but eats like a pig she keeps on out growing her clothes and she has a job so she has the money for the food any help would be great
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