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From Sara, Child's Age 13 - 11/30/14 - IP#: 99.38.156.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi. I have a 13 year old daughter who is obese. She is about 5"3 1/2 in height and her pant size is 10 but I don't know if it is in Woman's or Juniors. She is an average athlete. She runs miles in 8 minutes and 30 seconds or less.My daughter weighs 142 lb, but in the summer she lost 5 pounds and seemed to gain it back.i am very worried for her, even though she has many friends and is almost at the top of her class.i tried to talk to her about her weight but she keeps shutting me down. Lately she's been sneaking food and lying to our faces. I just want her to be skinny or at least 110 pounds. I myself am 43 and weight 165 and my husband who is 50 weighs 170. My older son weighs 200 lbs but is only 5"7. He is 17 almost 18 and is very lazy. I just don't want to see my baby girl go down that same road. Please help!
Reply from Beverly, Child's Age 4 - 01/13/15  - IP#: 31.187.11.xxx

From dylhan, Child's Age 16 - 10/28/14 - IP#: 104.4.240.xxx Click here to reply  
actually, I'm not the parent ... I'm the child. I am 16 years old I weigh 250lbs and I am 5'3 1/2" I have an underactive thyroid and I hadn't been informed of it until a few years ago... I also have sleep apnea which doesn't exactly help either I try to take my medication for my thyroid around the same time every day but it never works that way and I do not use my c-pap at night either but I have been on diet after diet and I never lose a pound! I am so desperate I feel like my fat is suffocating me and I have been researching for residential placement for overweight children because I cannot do this ! its so hard and I cant stay motivated I have a problem and I need to fix it I wouldn't worry as much if I didn't have medical problems due to my weight such as sleep apnea which was caused because I gained weight from my underactive thyroid I had no idea about. I am never made fun of... (view more)
Reply from Jolene, Child's Age 13 - 10/29/14  - IP#: 72.234.177.xxx

From Nikki, Child's Age 15 - 10/21/14 - IP#: 166.137.252.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi everyone. I'm writing about my daughter who is 15 about to be 16. She is extremely over weight. Shes 5'3 & 265 pds I feel so bad for her she has always been over weight. Also she was born with club feet and has had a few surgerys done. Mostly she eats well.Some times junk with friends or with her father but at home where she is 95 percent of the time she eats home cooked balanced meals.agree d she could cut down in portion sizes but I feel bad and dont want her to be hungry. I cant motivate her at all.I've even tried to work out with her and noluck. She lost a total of 5 pds which is great and we all expressed how proud we where of her.That didnt last long and she put it back on.She shouldn't be as heavy as she is for what she does eat and she has been tested for everything that I know of. I just dont know what to do for her and im scared for her.I feel there should be programs for... (view more)
Reply from Darcia, Child's Age 11 - 05/26/15  - IP#: 176.252.33.xxx
Reply from Bea, Child's Age 15 - 04/23/15  - IP#: 24.205.165.xxx
Reply from lynn, Child's Age 14 - 10/23/14  - IP#: 72.195.156.xxx

From Joe, Child's Age 16 - 10/12/14 - IP#: 24.191.222.xxx Click here to reply  
I don't know if my daughter is actually fat but she looks chubby. She is 180lbs and 5 ft 3 she wants to gain more weight and doesn't care what people think
Reply from lynn, Child's Age 14 - 10/21/14  - IP#: 72.195.156.xxx

From lynn, Child's Age 14 - 10/08/14 - IP#: 72.195.156.xxx Click here to reply  
My daughter is getting to be the point where she is obese she keeps gaining weight. All she will do is sit around play on the computer. All day long she eats and eats. She goes to school but that's mostly it. I don't know what to do. I need some advice I'm really worried about her.

From Taylor, Child's Age 14 - 08/10/14 - IP#: 96.233.255.xxx Click here to reply  
Hey there, my daughter is 14, weighs about 137 pounds, and is 5'4. I just came here to ask if she is overweight or not.
Reply from Matthew, Child's Age 15 - 03/20/15  - IP#: 73.208.160.xxx
Reply from Jennifer, Age 12 - 09/03/14  - IP#: 74.44.29.xxx

From Misty, Child's Age 15 - 08/05/14 - IP#: 66.87.133.xxx Click here to reply  
My cousins daughter is severely overweight ..500 lbs and I am very concerned for her. Her mother apparently unconcerned about it she attends online school and has no interaction outside of the house.Anyone have any suggestions for getting her some help??
Reply from lynn, Child's Age 14 - 10/23/14  - IP#: 72.195.156.xxx

From Mark, Child's Age 16 - 08/04/14 - IP#: 67.80.152.xxx Click here to reply  
About a month ago, I wrote on this board about 2 of my (now) 4 sons. This time it is about Adrian, my oldest. He is 16, 5'9 and 265 pounds. At the time of my last posting, Adrian was about 248-250 pounds. So this is about a 15 pound gain in a month. He likes to eat, and eats a lot throught the day (mostly junk). His weight has gone up sharply in the past months but this months gain is ridiculous. He wears a size 46 pants and he is in a bit of denial about his weight. He says that people keep teasing him because he is fat, but has no desire to lose. Please give advice, and thank you.
Reply from Jolene, Child's Age 13 - 08/17/14  - IP#: 72.234.177.xxx

From annie, Child's Age 11 - 07/17/14 - IP#: 24.113.107.xxx Click here to reply  
We had been doing the program almost without a single problem until my son went camping for a week with family. He came home weighing five pounds heavier. We are discouraged and depressed and stuck still. HELP!

From Heather, Child's Age 11 - 07/14/14 - IP#: 184.6.223.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi I have an 11 year old son. He is 5'3" and 204 lbs. His highest weight was 211. He has been watching his weight like crazy so he can play a football game this year. He is already practicing with the team 2 hours a week and doing rec basketball. He just finished soccer season. His diet? He has recently cut out bread and that has helped his weight loss. He drinks lots of bottled water or homemade ice tea with lemon (no sugar). We don't keep many snacks in the house. I am diabetic, so everything here has turned to sugarfree and low carb. We have been cooking natural foods, mostly on the grill. Minimal packaged foods. When school is in session, I pack his lunches. He told me that the lunches are unhealthy at school. I agree. My concern is, he looks a little chubby, but he is a solid mass. Football requirements need him to be at 140lbs MAX to play with his team. I can see him loosing... (view more)
Reply from Jolene, Child's Age 13 - 08/03/14  - IP#: 72.234.177.xxx
Reply from Heather, Child's Age 11 - 07/29/14  - IP#: 184.6.223.xxx
Reply from Jolene, Child's Age 13 - 07/22/14  - IP#: 72.234.177.xxx
Reply from Heather, Child's Age 11 - 07/22/14  - IP#: 184.6.223.xxx
Reply from Jolene, Child's Age 13 - 07/15/14  - IP#: 72.234.177.xxx

From Lilliana, Child's Age 14 - 07/10/14 - IP#: 76.118.209.xxx Click here to reply  
Hello. My daughter is over weight. She weighs 321 pounds and can barely move. I think she likes being fat. I bought her some weight loss pills and the other day I saw containers for weight gain pills and she emptied the loss ones and filled it with the gain ones. ( takes a breath) no me I weigh 140. And my son weighs 160. Help

From Jolene, Child's Age 13 - 06/30/14 - IP#: 72.234.177.xxx Click here to reply  
Hello everyone, I first posted this on the Teens' Board a couple of weeks ago and got only once reply.Now that this Board is active again, I'm updating it and posting it here. PLEASE, I NEED YOUR ADVICE, PARENTS. I'm the aunt of a boy named John, who came to live with us (my husband and me; we were childless until John came to live with us a year ago) because his mom (my husband's cousin) had been neglecting him. John came to us last June and he was seriously underweight. The doctor said he was 57" tall and weighed only 68 pounds and at the physical with his shirt off I could see how all his ribs showed. For the first 2 weeks I tried to get John to eat more at meals but he didn't eat that much and then I began to make him treats like a milkshske before bedtime and things like that because the doctor said he was so underweight. Then John began to eat more and by the time school started he... (view more)
Reply from Jolene, Child's Age 13 - 07/07/14  - IP#: 72.234.177.xxx
Reply from Mark, Child's Age 16 - 07/06/14  - IP#: 70.161.114.xxx
Reply from Jolene, Child's Age 13 - 07/03/14  - IP#: 72.234.177.xxx
Reply from Angus, Child's Age 14 - 07/01/14  - IP#: 173.180.241.xxx
Reply from Jolene, Child's Age 13 - 07/01/14  - IP#: 72.234.177.xxx
Reply from Angus, Child's Age 14 - 07/01/14  - IP#: 173.180.241.xxx
Reply from Mark, Child's Age 16 - 07/01/14  - IP#: 172.56.34.xxx
Reply from Jolene, Child's Age 13 - 07/01/14  - IP#: 72.234.177.xxx
Reply from Angus, Child's Age 14 - 07/01/14  - IP#: 173.180.241.xxx
Reply from Jolene, Child's Age 13 - 07/01/14  - IP#: 72.234.177.xxx
Reply from Mark, Child's Age 16 - 07/01/14  - IP#: 172.56.35.xxx

From Emily, Child's Age 17 - 06/29/14 - IP#: 199.21.112.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi my name is Emily and I need some suggestions in helping my child get in shape. I took Michael to the doctor last week for a check-up because he was coughing alot lately and it was his first time to the doctors in over 2 years since he doesn't like going there. So the doctor gave Michael a full physical and he was very concerned about his weight as he was 5'7" in height with a 50 inch waist and weighed 295 lbs. Needless to say I was shocked when the doctor gave me my baby's weight and measurements,I always knew he was a big boy but I thought he was mostly average compared to other kids his age because most of his friends where around his size. Now I know he needs to lose weight but I don't know how to get him started when he has spent everyday of summer vacation so far locked up in his room eating, sleeping, watching tv & playing videogames. from his bed. He only comes out to grab... (view more)
Reply from Mark, Child's Age 16 - 07/06/14  - IP#: 172.56.29.xxx
Reply from Mark, Child's Age 16 - 07/05/14  - IP#: 70.161.114.xxx
Reply from Emily, Child's Age 17 - 07/05/14  - IP#: 199.21.112.xxx
Reply from Angus, Child's Age 14 - 06/29/14  - IP#: 173.180.241.xxx
Reply from Mark, Child's Age 16 - 06/29/14  - IP#: 67.80.152.xxx

From sharon, Child's Age 14 - 06/25/14 - IP#: 90.221.182.xxx Click here to reply  
my daughter is 14 and weighs 16 stone. im worried for her health. my son and I were both overweight but in the last two years he has lost 7 stone and I have lost 5 stone through sensible food smaller portions and lots of walking. my daughter refuses to walk anywhere and eats loads of junk food she is very depressed about her weight but refuses to participate in anything we try to do to help her
Reply from lynn, Child's Age 14 - 10/25/14  - IP#: 72.195.156.xxx

From Carolyn, Child's Age 10 - 06/24/14 - IP#: 80.47.129.xxx Click here to reply  
My daughter is pretty big. I don't know how much she weighs or anything, but she's fatter than any of her friends and I often cannot find anything in stores that fits around her waist. That's not the issue though; what really worries me is her fitness.
In an attempt to get her more active, I convinced her to join me in a selection of exercises. However, she could hardly do any of them! She couldn't do any sit-ups, couldn't even hold her own weight, never mind do a pull-up. Her stomach is too big to do a press-up; it touches the ground when her arms are fully extended. When we tried some running, she was exhausted and gasping for breath after 30 seconds gentle jogging. I'm really worried, because apparently she's late for classes because she has to rest at the top of staircases after climbing them.
How should I approach this? She seems very unwilling to do any more exercise, as she says it made her chest hurt badly last time.
Reply from Carolyn, Child's Age 10 - 07/14/14  - IP#: 2.101.231.xxx
Reply from Samantha, Child's Age 15 - 07/05/14  - IP#: 216.27.27.xxx

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