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From Joseph, Child's Age 19 - 09/08/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
i would like to wish all of you all the luck in the world with your children. I have an over weight daughter. She is now 19 and lives at college. She has always been over weight no matter how hard me and my wife tryed to help her. At 5'5, she weighed before going into college (at age 17) 170. Now, going into her sencond year, she is at 210. It hurts me more then anything to see her so big. The college she attends is a d-1 (it's a NCAA term) but has loads of inter-collegent (sp?) sports to join, to wich she dosent. I know she is now coined an "adult" but is there still any way to help her? She lives one hour away, so she comes home often. Any help would be wounderful. Good luck to you all.

From Rose, Child's Age 9 - 09/04/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 9 years old and has been overweight all her life. It runs on both sides of the family. I have a problem with finding jeans for her. She keeps telling me that kids make fun of her because she is always wearing sweatpants. Where can I find jeans that will fit the measurements of my daughter. They are: Waist - 38 inches Hips - 39 inches Inseam - 21 inches Chest - 36 inchesI tried looking at the but they are too small and I tried looking at JC Penneys but they are also too small. Can anyone help. Also has anyone ever thought that this would be one heck of a good business to start. It seems that there are a lot of us out there that have the same problem.
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From crissy, Child's Age 13 - 09/03/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter has been struggling with her weight for about 3 yrs now. Strangely she was an underweight baby and child until she hit 9, and I really don't know why. I've explored many reasons. She currently attneds the YMCA with me a minimum of 3 times a week, we are usually there 5 or 6 times, taking Sunday off. We started this 4 weeks ago, and she busts her butt, watches her carb and fat intake, and I can see her muscles toning. She however, is not seeing an "weight-loss" when weighing herself. She is 5'2" and approx 180lbs. She hates going to the doctor because he might weigh her, she "wishes" she would lose weight but isn't willing to commit to doing what it takes. I am so emotionally spent at this point, that I am asking any advice from you parents, before I seek professional help. I see her getting discouraged and withdrawn, and I don't blame her. I can keep a happy... (view more)
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From stephanie, Child's Age 14 - 09/01/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
my daughter is 14 and she thinks she's fat, shes 5'7, and weighs 182,is a size 13 in jeans in juniors and a size medium(sometimes large) in t-shirts. I told her that shes the right weight for her size, she has lost 10 pounds and looks great,but she wants to lose more. Can u please tell her that shes not fat!
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From brittany, Child's Age 11 - 08/29/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
i have a problem my 11 year old daughter is over weight she is 167 she cries all the time that she is over weight.she plays all kinds of sports somestimes she skips dinner or lunch. how can i help my child loose weight please help
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From Tina, Child's Age 9 - 08/14/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son is 9 years old and his doctor told me that he is overweight-he is 104 pounds and 54 inches. It is very difficult to teach him how to control his weight when I grew up with bad eating habits in my household. I have eliminated the fattening foods in the house and replaced them with lower fat ones. At one point he did lose 6 pounds, because every time he wanted to overeat I told him he had to go on the treadmill for 1/2 hour. I seem to have lost control of the situation(from being to strict?). He is very fussy with his food and very reluctant to exercise. He got in the "tv" trap and now it is hard to break the habit. I try to keep him active, despite his reluctance. I don't seem to get much support from the family-they disregard my concern and tell me that he's growing and to stop being so hard on him. I wish that I knew for sure that I was doing the right thing?
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From lashey, Child's Age 14 - 08/13/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
how do you get rid of stretch marks???
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From Donna, Child's Age 11 - 08/13/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
For the past 5 years my son has been battling his weight and cholesterol.We are currently in a fitness program and have just scheduled an appointment with a local nutritionist.I feel like I have tried everything in the past and am very involved in my son's regime.I have actually lost weight,as I am a few inches taller and weigh about 40lbs less.
I will never give up as I have lost many relatives due to obesity related illness(i.e. heart disease,diabetes,kidney failure).Looking for some key advice that seemed to work for others regarding naturally lowering your childs cholesterol.Thanks!

From Nova, Child's Age 7 - 08/11/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello, I'm a stepmother of a 7 year old boy who is 3'11" and 62 pounds. At age 5 he was 65 pounds. It's been a struggle to keep his weight between 60-65 pounds. My thoughts have been that he could grow into his weight. However the struggle mainly stems from his grandparents and aunt and uncle whom he spends a lot of time with. I have talked to them many times about the importance of good healthy eating habbits, but they just don't seem to listen. They feed him food as though he is an adult man as well as unlimited amounts of high fat and sugar snacks. He has gained as much as 3-4 pounds in a one week visit with them. Any suggestions on how I can either accept this or get them to work with me instead of against me?
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From joan, Child's Age 13 - 08/05/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
i have a real problem my child is 12 5'3" and 449 lbs she needs help if anyone knows any fast plans to get her to a healthy weight quikly it would be appreciated because her weight is rapidly growing and her health is poor please give advise!!
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From marieanne, Child's Age 12 - 07/31/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
you should always include protien in your child's diet,(or yours) because when you exersise you will only lose muscle, not fat.

From Jason to Jeff, Child's Age 13 - 07/28/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Thanks for the advice. I talked to my sons today and they decided to lose some weight. I also talked to my ex-wife and her husband. They said that the boys can eat whatever they want to. (her husband is 5'11" and weighs 607 lbs; my ex-wife is about 5'5" and weighs 402 lbs)
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From alexis smith, Child's Age 11 - 07/28/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 5'2 and she wieghs 135 she is worried about her wieght but doesn't like to exersise me she liks to alone though. Do you think that she overwieght? and what shold i do about her exersiing?

From Jason, Child's Age 13 - 07/28/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello. I have a big problem with my 4 boys. They are all very overweight. I got divorced 3 years ago and my ex-wife got married to a large man. They (ex-wife & new husband) are gaining large amounts of weight and I think it is taking a toll on my kids. My 13 year old is 5'4" and weighs 237 lbs (last year he weighed 180). My 14 year old is 5'5" and weighs 291 lbs (last year he weighed 240). My 21 year old is in college and has put on so much weight. When he left to go to college, he was very thin (140 lbs.) and 6 feet tall. Now he is going to be a senior and weighs 358 lbs! The sad part is about my 16 year old son. He was 14, 5'9", and 150 lbs. When he got his work papers, he got a job at McDonalds. Now, 2 years later, he has put on 160 lbs and looks horrible. They don't even care that they are obese. My 14 year old son ate a whole gallon of ice cream in one sitting. Their... (view more)
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From carrie, Child's Age 16 - 07/26/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I would like to thank you henry for the tips you have given me for my daughter. I have had a talk with her yesterday about her weight and i said wat i felt without hurting her feelings as much as possible and then i let her reed the message i wrote about her in the site i could see that she was really hurt by this but she understood as well how woried i am about her and she finally let me weigh her i was however shocked by how much she weighs she weighs 232 pounds and is only 5.2 her waist is 39 inches i told her that this is a problem and that she has to lose weght and that i am going to watch whatever she eats from now on and that i am going to be really hard on her from now on and i have informed the whole family not to give her junkfood anymore. She feels that i am on her back and i don't know if i am being to hard on her but on the other side she is very obese and if i don't tell... (view more)
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