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From Samantha, Child's Age 15 - 06/28/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hey everyone my child is extremely overweight i'm very worried for her health. She is 15 and she weighs 237 and she is only 5'6. She wants to lose weight but she says she needs to lose about 140 pounds and she is scared if she loses that much she will have a lot of extra skin there from all of the weight loss. Is there any thing she can do where she won't have any lose skin and what do you think would be the easiest way for her to lose weight but not have to starve herself? If you can help please reply asap! Thank You
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From Patrica, Child's Age 14 - 06/22/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
He everyone, I need some help!!! My daughter is always complaining about how fat she is. I know she is overweight but I'm not exactly sure how much. i don't want to embarrasse her and just say get on the scale or say how much do you weight to her. How can i get her to tell me without making her feel bad!!!
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From susan, Child's Age 13 - 06/17/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter has been overweight since her father left she says she doesn't miss him but misses having a father, she wants to join a club or team but i just cant afford, does anyone have any ideas?
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From sammy, Child's Age 13 - 06/16/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi does anyone know any good workout sites that might be good for my daugter im never home really so I cant take hr any where and she has to excorsise inside.So any good work out site?
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From samantha, Child's Age 13 - 06/16/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi I am a teen but had to ask a question, if you knew your child was overweigth how would you want to hear it from them I am trying to figure out a way to tell my mom i want to lose weight. So any ideas?
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From Dee, Child's Age 13 - 06/15/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
We are new to the site and love it so far. If you count calories, for exericse, where do you get a complete scale? Our Dr. said 30 min. of vigorous exercise per day. My daughter has maintained for 2 months and really wants to lose before school starts. Calories in -- calories out seems to be a good starting point. We don't eat fast food a lot so counting grams of fat and starches for home-cooked food baffle me. If you have anticipated from this message, I have been called "underweight" all my life so identifying for me is a problem. My daughter wants to look like me, which I DO NOT recommend. Encouragement or advise would be more than welcome!!
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From Peggy, Child's Age 13 - 06/11/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Can anyone tell me why my step daughter sneaks food all the time. She spends the summmer with her father and I but she also does this at home. We have told her that she doesn't have to sneak food but she still does it. I need help to understand this. Thanks,Peggy
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From Olivia, Child's Age 8 - 06/10/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My 8-year-old stepdaughter is 4 feet tall and 125 pounds. This is a 3 pound weight gain in the two weeks since she was last with us - we have visitation every other weekend. While with us, I watch her food intake very carefully...even her 11-year-old brother tells her to stop shoving in her face. Her Dad (my husband) is completely embarrased to be seen in public with her. Bathing suit shopping is a difficult enough experience for most of us - we ended up getting a ladies size large tank suit for her. What concerns me is 1) the bio-mom doesn't think her daughter has a problem 2) both bio-mom and bio-dad are diabeticand 3) no one at school or church wants to step in and make a report of medical neglect. HELP!
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From Teresa - 05/16/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hey, I am a parent. I need advice. My step son who lives with me is very over weight. He is 16 and at least 75lbs overweight. His mother is also very overweight. They make fat jokes about their problem. That bothers me. I try to talk to him about healthy food choices and he says that he is just fine with the way he is and that they make jokes because they accept themselves. I don't think that is really the case. I think people make jokes about themselves when they are uncomfortable about themselves. Anyway, he just keeps getting bigger and I worry about his self-esteem and his physical health. How can his father and I talk to him about this and get him to open up?
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From Kate - 05/16/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi parents I am just a teen but I wanted to know your opinion. See, my mom, my dad, and I are all overweight, and my entire life they (and sometimes we) have been on some diet or another, but nothing ever really worked because we couldn't stick to it. I'm frustrated because my dad in particular is very overweight and I am concerned about his health and so is my mom, but every time we try to talk to him about it he just brushes us off. I love my dad very much and I want him to be around for a long time to come. How can I get him to take care of himself? I know I can't make him do it but is there anything I can do to help?
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From Teresa, Child's Age 16 - 05/16/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My 16 year old step son is extremely over weight. I would say at least 75lbs. I brought up his food choices today and asked him how he felt about how he looked. He says he does not care. I really think that that is a farce. He has no self-confidence, walks slouched over looking at the ground. Does not face people when he is in front of them.He lives with me and his father. Every time he goes to his mother's for a week or more he put on more weight. He has gone through two pant sizes this school year.At home we have healthy food and buy diet drinks but he has a problem with his portion sizes and on his own he chooses sugared colas. At his mom's he basicly eats all he wants and sits in front of the tv all the time.His mother also has a weight problem. They make fat jokes about their problem. I commented that I did not think it was all that funny to do that and he replied that... (view more)
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From carol, Child's Age 14 - 05/15/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
hi my child is 14 years old and she is overweight. she weighs 156lbs today. i am proud of her for loosing about 16 since january,but i want her to be proud of her body. so does anyone out there know how i can motivate her over the summer to loose weight. like i don't know what to tell her. thanks for the help :)
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From Anastasya (teenager), Child's Age 16 - 05/11/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Ok, sorry i'm not a parent (i'm 16). i'm sad and hopeless and desperate since all my family (me + mom + older sister) is overweight. the problem is, my mom doesn't care about it - she's extremely sedentary all her life and buys junk food too. she doesn't let me exercise too - says that looks are not important (maybe that's why my dad divorced)and i should focus on school and academics.i hate her 4 this - talk to her every freakin day- she doesn't understand. i can't do much against her, but she makes me wanna die. i'm very lonely and have no friends.i'm considering running away or going to foster home. plzzz help.
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From To the junk food givers - 05/01/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I have been reading some posts and there is something I have to say! PLEASE parents, when your children ask for junk food it doesn't mean you have to give it to them!!! It's so much better if you don't!!! It's helping them! I know (because I am a child myself) that when a craving comes to me, I will give up my diet any day for a burger and fries! And that's when kids need your help! Please don't give in to your children like my mum has for so many years!!! It'll only mean they'll love you for 10 minutes and hate them selves for 10 hrs!
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From Sally, Child's Age 12 - 04/26/04 - IP#: Click here to reply  
We moved to the usa nearly four years ago from Australia and since being here my daughter has put on alot of weight, she is 160lbs now and is only 12, We go walking every evening and i too struggled with my weight on and off for years so know how it feels , I do not know how else to help my daughter apart from diet and exercise any other 12yr olds like to talk to Samantha feel free to drop her an email at and any other tips or words of encouragement u might have feel free to pass along. thanks
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