From Jesse, Child's Age 16 - 03/18/15 - IP#: 63.235.155.xxx Click here to reply
My daughter is 17. She weighs 180 and is 5'8" tall. She's just a big girl, big bones. She's very busy with work, school and activities. She's of the mindset that she's fine. That's a good thing. And she's a sparkling gorgeous girl. But I still think she could lose a little. Not much - just maybe 20 lbs? I don't buy junk food for the house, but because she's out a lot, she gets it. And because of her activities, she's eating late at night a lot which is bad. Any advice?
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From Karl, Child's Age 11 - 03/12/15 - IP#: 172.218.202.xxx Click here to reply
I posted this in a reply to someone else's but haven't heard back so hopefully someone reads this and can help.
I have a problem with my new wife's son. Nobody knows his weight because he won't allow himself to be weighed but everyone (wife, her parents and family) just feeds him whatever he wants. He is the pickiest eater in the world and he is obviously quite overweight if not obese! I dont know what to do about it either. His life is in his computer chair surrounded by all the snacks my wife brings him and stuck in front of a screen. She doesn't regulate his bed time so he'll stay up until 4 am playing grab a few hours sleep before school. His diet is high in fat, sugar and salt and that's about it. No nutritional value!
He goes to his dads house and I suspect its the same thing.
I feel like i'm the only one in the family afraid for the poor boy's heart, but as the newcomer to all of this I don't know what to do or say and I don't want to start a fight that ends with us divorcing over this.
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From andy, Child's Age 12 - 02/27/15 - IP#: 143.177.42.xxx Click here to reply
I am married to a lovely lady who has a daughter from previous. daughter is 12 and vastly overweight. I occasionally bring this up with my wife who says she is working on it. we go out with her parents and they buy her hot chocolate with whipped cream in it. We go to the market, my wife buys doughnuts and whipped cream for her daughter. daughter gets home from school. mum pours her a bowl of crisps with mayonnaise to keep her going. we eat round my wife's family, they give her chips, mayo, ice cream, biscuits, chocolates. She will NOT eat vegetables.... Is it me or is this some sort of family insanity? HELP!
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From Katya, Child's Age 14 - 02/27/15 - IP#: 115.64.176.xxx Click here to reply
My daughter Hania is 14, 5'3" and weighs nearly 90kg according to the family doctor, so she is incredibly overweight for her height and age and she is withdrawing from friends and activities she used to love because of it. Her brother never had weight issues (18 starting uni interstate) and my husband and I have always been at a healthy weight and into fitness. Hania has never been drawn to sport but we made sure she swam and played basketball, until she quit both about a year ago but we feed her well, so we aren’t sure how we’ve let this happen but we want to help her and improve her confidence. I don’t know how to broach the topic of her weight without hurting her and I worry I’ll damage her confidence personally but something needs to be done. We don't keep treats in the house but I know she buys junk with her birthday and Christmas money. I need advice ASAP I want to help her lose... (view more)
From Jessica, Child's Age 16 - 02/14/15 - IP#: 86.16.53.xxx Click here to reply
Hello. I'm writing as I'm feeling increasingly powerless about my sons weight. He has always been bigger, probably even obese, when he was younger and I accept full responsibility for it. However, since he hit his teens his weight has continued to rise. He's now over 420lbs (I don't know by how much) and refuses to do any form of exercise or eat anything considered healthy. Of course I've tried simply refusing to give him the food he wants but when I do, he refuses to speak to me until I give in and meanwhile uses his own money (from his part time job which earns him over £50 or $80 a week) to buy fast food for every meal of the day. He's been putting on 4-5 lbs a week so far this year and I'm terrified about how big he could become but have no idea what to do. I'd really appreciate any advice if anyone has ever been in the same situation as doctors haven't been at all helpful so far. As I say I feel completely powerless and I'll take any advice I can get.
Thank you so much for reading.
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From Ava, Child's Age 12 - 02/01/15 - IP#: 24.46.107.xxx Click here to reply
I met the most kind selfless lady yesterday shopping for a dress for my 12 year old daughter for my mothers 70th birthday. We didn't know what size she needed so I asked the associate. My daughter was in the bathroom and I told the associate she was 5'2", but a bit fat, and we didn't know what size she would be. I also told her that my daughter hates shopping. She then said "I think I get it, does she get kind of embarrassed when the matter of size comes up?" So my daughter came out and the associate went up to her and made her a deal, every dress she tried on the associate would try on as well, and if it fit the associate it would be good. ( the associate was about the same size). They started with the first step which was getting measured. For anyone under 13 they take your height and weight rather than waist, hips, and bust. First she measures and weighed my daughter who was 5'2" and ... (view more)
From Jolene, Child's Age 13 - 01/19/15 - IP#: 72.234.177.xxx Click here to reply
Hello everyone. I posted here last summer about my son John. My husbanded and I adopted him two years ago (he's my husband's cousin's son and had been terribly neglected). John has steadily gained weight and has gone from very underweight to very overweight. He has a huge appetite and all efforts I've made to control his intake have failed because my husband doesn't agree with me and John just loves to eat so much that I don't want to forbid him. He has gone out for wrestling at his Middle School (8th grade) and his weight gain has slowed but not stopped. A week ago when he wrestled he told me he weighed in at 193 (he's about 5 feet 3 inches tall).
My problem and where I need your advice is this: last Thursday my husband and I got called to my son's school because he had been in a fight. We were shocked and when we got to school found that John had a cot his face. It turns out that ... (view more)
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From Debra, Child's Age 11 - 01/03/15 - IP#: 94.12.153.xxx Click here to reply
My child is 196lbs and i am so worried she can't do any exercise because when she does a sit up so can't get back up as she can't hold her own weight and when she tries to do a press up her belly touches the floor and that's when her arms are fully extended well when she says they are but they aren't because she can't. She can't run as she gets out of breath even if she has been doing it for 20 secs!!
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From Mark, Child's Age 15 - 12/26/14 - IP#: 74.90.243.xxx Click here to reply
I posted here a while back (i believe August), and overall my other 3 sons have lost a fair amount of weight. However since I moved to London this summer,my wife and I have noticed that my step-son Mark has put on some weight. Back in New Jersey, he was very athletic and ran cross country. We have noticed that here in the UK he is more depressed and is eating a lot more rubbish from the sweet shop. I find it odd how he didn't like NJ and wanted to desperately go back to England, and now since we are here, he has changed so much. Based on my calculations, he gained roughly 20-25 pounds since my last posting in August. I have booked an appointment with the psychologist, but that is 6 weeks away and I don't want him to gain another 10 pounds during that time span.
Please give suggestions as I am out of ideas. Thanks and Happy Holidays
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From Jeremy, Child's Age 12 - 12/21/14 - IP#: 184.14.159.xxx Click here to reply
My son is twelve years old and close to 300lbs i would like to help him get fit. I dont want to lose him from his weight problems . I dont know how i can help. Can anyone help me?
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From Eric, Child's Age 16 - 12/02/14 - IP#: 69.249.205.xxx Click here to reply
I am a physical therapist by trade, and I'm in great shape. Two and a half years ago I moved from sunny California to New Hampshire with my wife and four (yes, four) sons as I got the chance to open my own gym up here (a personal dream of mine). It been great, the gym that is, but the dreary weather makes all of us miss home.
My oldest son, Jackson, is 16 now, and was especially angry about the move as he was leaving all his friends behind, many of whom he knew since grade school. The twins, Luke and Liam (14) also were pretty annoyed, though my youngest Aaron was too young to be really distraught as he was 9 at the time.
Anyway, before the move they all were active, healthy kids. None were overweight. In fact, up until a few days ago I was under the honest-to-god opinion that they were perfectly fine. I walked in on Liam changing his shirt, and couldn't help but notice he was ... (view more)
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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!
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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)
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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)
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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