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From Robert, Child's Age 14 - 02/27/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My child is 6'1" and weighs 230. He's muscular but is definitely fat. What should I do?

From Kerry, Child's Age 14 - 02/25/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 14 and about 5 foot 6. I took her to the doctor today and was a bit upset about how they went about it. i never knew she had a weight problem, but i guess she does. they weighed her and everything but after the appointment they pulled me aside and told me, "your daughter weighs 180 pounds. she should weigh somewhere around 130 or 140. It would be ok if she has muscle but she doesn't have a lot. you should put her on a diet beacuse she is around 40 pounds too heavy." it wasn't exactly like that but still, why couldn't they have just told both of us? it's her, so she should have the right to know from the doctor. then in the car on the way home i told her that she's a little too big and she didn't believe me since the doctor didn't tell her. then when we got home i told her to go on the scale and when she saw 182 and the chart i had in a book showing girls her age she agreed to shed a little weight. but still, i'm dissappointed that the doctors didn't tell her straight.
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From Lisa, Child's Age 10 - 02/25/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello everyone. We went to the dietician today. We relearned some things we knew and learned new things. I wanted to share a few of the ideas we learned today. It will be hard for many children to make these changes and hard as parents to make the changes with them. The dietician said it will not work if the whole family does not do it together. I hope this will help some of you. The most important thing is portion controll. We tend to poor and not measure out our foods. This is a big factor in gaining weight. Also any thing that is fat free or light (mayo, salad dressing, yogurt) is good for our kids. One coke a day adds 15 pounds in a year! Diet anything or sugar free anything cuts the calories and help keep the pounds off, along with 1% milk. We are trying splenda as a sugar substitute on cerals and in unsweetened tea. For lunch Amanda will take baked chips (15 is portion), Lean ham ... (view more)
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From Vicky, Child's Age 11 - 02/16/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi, my son is 11 years old. He is 5'3" tall and weighs 171 pounds. For over a year now he has been off and on oral steroids for an eye condition called Iritis. He wasn't skinny before he started the medicine but he did gain 37 lbs. while he was on the medicine. He has been off off the medicine now since November but he still seems to be gaining weight. The DR. said it could take 6-8 months for it to get out of his system but in the meantime he needs to cut down on his eating and his sweets. I know I shouldn't bring them in my home and I am going to stop but I need to know if there is someone out there who has any suggestions for parents who need to help their children lose weight without making them feel terrible about themselves. He starts Jr. High next year and I don't want him to be made fun of. By the way, he is an only child and my husband and I pretty much let him eat anything he... (view more)
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From Lisa, Child's Age 10 - 02/16/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 10 years old and weighs 179 pounds. She is very active. She plays basketball, soccer, and softball for all but 2 1/2 months of the year. She swims every day during the summer and is biking, jumping on a trampoline, or just playing most of the time. We do not eat fast foods but 1-2 times a month, no fried foods and very little sweets ( cake, cookies, ect.). Yet she continues to gain weight at a steady pace. She does have asthma and a few minor heart problems. None of these should make her gain weight. We have just got an appointment to see a dietician to help us. Does anyone have any other suggestions on what we can do? We hope you find the help you are looking for and that your children reach their goals.
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From Maria, Child's Age 14 - 02/15/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I have 1 daughter. She is 5'and about 160-170 lbs. When she went to the doctors last summer (2002,Sept.)for a checkup the doc. said that she should go on a diet. So she did . we bought her slim-fast but it did not work . she would have a slim fast for breakfast and for lunch she would have slimfast but at 3:00 pm she would look in the refidge and eat or when i leave the room she would eat . she wants to lose lbs. she has her jr. prom in 2 years and want to look go . what do she have to do ??? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
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From Herman, Child's Age 12 - 02/08/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
We have no money for sports so my daughter cannot get her execise. She's very desperate. Can someone please tell us what to do about her weight.
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From Janette, Child's Age 14 - 02/07/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello to everyone my name is Janette and I have three children .I am concerned with children's weight problems and what they are going through because I too was an overweight child and adult. I have been doing a lot of reading, I am now reaching the posiablity of opening a childrens health center to help parent, and children like you all learn about safe and healthy ways of controlling weight thru diet and exercise. What I want to know is if there is a need for such a place and if you would take advantage of such a program
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From Tara, Child's Age 4 - 02/05/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son is 4 and 1/2 years old, he's 3'11" and weighs about 76 pounds. He's been a little husky since he was 2, but now he's getting fat. It hurts so much when he comes home from prescool/day care and tells me that the kids make fun of him because of his weight. He lives with his dad, and each time I see him he gets bigger. He goes through clothes like people go through tissues...he's wearing a 12-14 in boys clothes. At this rate, he'll be wearing men's clothes in no time. He loves food and his father is forever giving him fried chicken and pizza and he doesn't make our son drink water. It's always juice, punch or whole milk, even though I've told him to give him water or at least skim milk and cut out the junk-food. But his father lets him eat whatever he wants. If my son sees someone eating something, he wants it...even if he just finished a meal. I'm worried that the extra weight is going to cause health problems in the future. Please help!!
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From Lori, Child's Age 14 - 02/01/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is now fourteen. She is the youngest yet tallest girl in her freshmen class. Being 6'0 tall already makes her feel more insecure because she's at least 5 inches taller than most of the other girls, and she has a larger stomach. She is 6'0 tall and weighs about 180-185lbs. She could be a lot worse, but I know if she lost at least 10 or 15lbs, she would be a lot happier. Does anyone have any good tips for me to share with my daughter?

From mary, Child's Age 12 - 01/31/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am nearly at my wit's end!!! I cant find the answer to my question anywhere!!! Can anyone out there tell me where i can find a GOOD website with a weight chart ??? IM FRANTIC about my nearly 12 year old son!!! First of all, HE HAS A MUSTACHE!! He is the only one in his grade that does. Second, he seems much bigger and more broader than his classmates. He has huge shoulders and chest... I worry so much about his weight...He's 5 feet 2 and weighs 119 pounds. Is his weight appropriate for his height? How do i find the answer to this question???
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From Trish, Child's Age 12 - 01/17/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Kathy is 125lbs. and she is around 5'4" tall. I am concerned that she is overeating and not getting enough excercise. How can I motivate her and yet keep her from feeling that I am saying she is fat. We have already had a problem with this. I love her and want what is best for her and I do not want her to have joint problems later!!
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From Allison, Child's Age 6 - 01/01/03 - IP#: Click here to reply  
hi my daughter is 6 but soon will be 7. she weighs 90lbs now. we've been back and forth to the doctors since she was 5. she has always been a little big. but she started gaining most of the weight at age 3 and a half and 4 yrs old. my biggest problem is trying to teach her portion sizes or why she can't have seconds. i think she eats out of boredum most of the time. everytime i tell her no its a power struggle. i keep all junk food out of the house now and am encouraging her to eat fruit, vegetables, and lofat cereal w/skim milk. its not easy but i hope it helps. i am a little overweight myself so i told her together we are going to eat healthier and hopfully lose some weight. if anyone is interested i'd love to e-mail (

From Jane, Child's Age 11 - 12/29/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
hi my daughter id overweight by far she is 5 ft and weighs 168lbs and kids at school make fun of her so much and she is so miserable and she cry all the time .she is a beautiful girl with dark hair and a pretty face.her stomach is so huge tones of rolls and she cant even find clothes to fit her.she is sad because she cant fit in with the other kids at school.all of the other girls are skinny with boyfreinds and wear hip sexy clothes.she is very depressed and needs someone to talk to that can relate to her email her at
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