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From Lindsay, Child's Age 11 - 07/09/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My child, Jessica is very obese. She is 5'4" tall and weighs 269 or did, now (she was weighed yesterday) 301 . I took her to the doctor a month ago (she haden't been in about 5 years, I'm sorry to say) just for a check-up. I knew Jessica was overweight but I didn't exactly how much. We don't own a scale so we wouldn't know. Five years ago she was a normal weight for a six year old girl. It was three years ago when she became overweight. I tried to get her to exersize but she won't and just sits on the couch watching TV and eating tons of junk food. I knew she was overweight when the school nurse called me to tell me how muched she weighed. Since this was in fourth grade (now she's going into sixth) she weighed 202. The nurse told me I should have her examined by a peditritian who specialized in that field. I didn't listen so it was a whole year before I decided to take her. I... (view more)
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From Vicky, Child's Age 10 - 07/07/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi, My son is an only child. He is 10 and 1/2 years old. He is 5'2" and weighs 148 pounds. He should weigh at least 33 pounds less. He is bored and lonely being an only child. I think he eats out of boredom. If any of you out there have a son who is also overweight, I would love for them to become internet buddies and try losing weight together. I think he would like that because he gets frustrated at me for talking about losing weight. I love him dearly but I don't want him to be ridiculed at school. I am scared for his health also. Please fell free to respond. Thank you........
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From Cheryl, Child's Age 9 - 07/05/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am just so sad. I have a very beautiful little girl who is about to have a birthday. She has always been chunky, like her mother, but her wonderful attitued and smile made her weight seem to go unnoticed. However, when we went shopping for her birthday dress, I was faced with no clothes in her size. Her little heart broke as she tried on one dress after the other built for what she called skinny kids. If anyone knows where I can find large size clothes on the web I would appreciate it. Thank you
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From Susan, Child's Age 12 - 06/29/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I have one 12 year old daughter who I think is overweight. She is 4'10 and weighs 165 lbs. I haven't ever had a problem with being fat(i'm 30 and 137). She wears a size 12 in womens, and that doesn't fit her very well. It's the smalest size she can get into, and her normal size would be 16 in womens. I also need to find pants that fit her around the waist and the length. The pants that fit in length can't buckle at ALL. I'm worried about her because she has 4 "rolls" and whenever she wears jeans and a shirt, at least two always stick out over the pants line...I really need help for her! If anyone has any suguestions, that would be GREAT!!
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From donna, Child's Age 14 - 06/21/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
i am posting this message cause i dont know what to do with my 14 year old daughter melissa. i have always considered her as a large kid up until she was 12 at 13 i considered her as fat and know she is extremely fat, she kepps geting bigger and bigger. i have no idea how much she weighs cause she wont let me weigh her any time i try to bring up the subject we have a huge fight and she screams and runs up to her room and cries. i cant find any clothes to fit her she has outgrown everything so she only wears sweatpants and t-shirs. Her stomach is really large and full of roles of fat, she has a triple chin and huge thights. i am really worried about her and i feel hurt when she gets called names at school or by any of my other children she gets called names like fat blubbery pig, elephant and miss piggy. i am very slim so is my husband and my other children and we eat healthy buth melissa... (view more)
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From Laura, Child's Age 5 - 06/19/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello everybody, i want to talk about my daughter reanne. One day she went to school and came home with three notes the first was, from her friend kelsey. It said,
reanne i asked all of the kids in our class how they think you look. These are the things they told me. you are a fatso, chubby, lardbutt, blubbergirl, piggy, and fat magnet.
The next note was a list from kelsey. These were what kids 11-15 thought of the way reanne looked. these words were very hurtfull and saddening and the last note was from the school guidance counselor who gave me a list of weight programs,and diets for reanne. Now when reanne came home she screamed and hollered and cried. She told me she knew she was fat and she wanted to be thin. A couple of months later she was on a diet but she was still as fat as a house. But not literally. her thighs are huge she as tons of rolls on her stomache and she has busted out of almost every pair of clothes she owns. People make fun of her and it discourages her from the diet I put her on Please respond!
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From Lisa, Child's Age 9 - 06/16/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 9 years old, 4'7" and weighs 105. She has alwasy been chubby but in the last six months she has more than 20 pounds. I'd now consider her fat rather than just plump. She can't fasten up most of her clothes and usually has to leave the top buttons of her jeans undone. I keep buying new ones and she keeps growing out of them. She has a huge appetite and often sneaks food when no-one's in the kitchen. Her thighs are fat, she has a double chin and her tummy is huge, really bulgy. My other chidren are slim, as are my husband and I. I buy fruit for after meals, which she loves, and she'll eat that, then I'll catch her in the kitchen later on, eating leftover pasta straight from the refrigerator! She can't possibly be hungry! She is not an active child, and, although we try to encourage activity (going for family bike rides and walks, etc) she usually tries to find an... (view more)
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From MarieAnn, Child's Age 13 - 06/15/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter is 13 almost 14 years old. She is a very active cheerleader dancer and swimmer but when she hits the off season shes gains a little bit of weight (no more than 10 lbs) Anyway Laurie is 5'7" and a half and she weighs about 141 I know she is at a good weight but she doesnt like it. She has very skinny friends who all weigh about 120 at the most and wear size 3 jeans in juniors my daughter wears a size 7. I tried to explain to her that she is not overweight that she doesnt need to diet anymore but she wont listen. She has bough Slimfast with her own money and she can NEVER stop looking at the scale or the mirror. She really wants to lose weight before she enters high school, but most of it is still that baby fat. Please give me some advice i don't know if i should just let her diet or make her stop because i dont want her to ruin herself. Does anyone have any safe diets that could help her? She would like to weigh 120
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From Pauline, Child's Age 5 - 06/09/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter has been overweight since she was two. She had her tonsils out, then started an upward climb. She doesn't really eat a lot, and she does get out to play everyday, running, riding bikes ect. She is approx. four feet tall and weighs approx. 90 lbs. I've tried just about everything, anyone have something new to try? She has a brother, 22 months younger, he is probably underweight. He is a little more active then she is, but she does her best to keep up with him.(she tires some what quicker then he) We have been to nutrition counciling, and the doctor. I don't want her to go to kindergarten this fall and be teased like I did.
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From Mary, Child's Age 13 - 06/09/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am not sure if my daughter is overweight. She is 13 years old and about 5 foot 5. Today i weighed her and she weighed in around 175 pounds. Is that overweight? She doesnt' look like she is and has never been teased. You may think she must have muscle but she isn't in sports and isn't all that physically active.
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From Trina, Child's Age 13 - 06/06/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daughter will be 13 in two weeks. She is 5' and weighs 120lbs. She has this tummy roll that really worries me. When she wears shirts and other clothing it looks really big. I have talked to her about excersiing and watching what she eats. She is so lazy. She has no interest in any activies. I am completly opposite of her, i am very active and never had to diet in my life. I have to fight with her to even take a walk with me or go on a bike ride. I am really sick of arguing with her. Do I force her to get in shape or leave her alone???
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From Veronica, Child's Age 12 - 06/03/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
hello! i feel the same 12 year old daughter weighs 161..and often comes home cring everyday from school, because she gets called names like..cow,pig,fatty,human trashcan,round ball...and lots of others.I try to always be there for at school because she gets called those awful names she no longer eats lunch.Just a few days ago, she came up and told me that she wished she was dead..because she hated her life and how she always gets treated>When she told me that..i felt really bad inside and just wanted 2 cry.She wont go swimming out in public..its hard to get her into a hotel pool...i always pack a long t-shirt and shorts to put over her suit to make her feel more comfortable!She aslo wont play sports because she says she fat and kids make fun of her.I wish kids these days would just back off and not pick on other kids because they have problems they cant help!In my house... (view more)
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From tee, Child's Age 9 - 06/03/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi! I am so happy that I found this site! My son is 9 yrs. old, is 4'5" tall and weights approx 100 lbs. He is extremely self concious about his weight! He never has a good thing to say about himself and is often teased at school. He is an adorable child...very sweet and sensitive! Well, I enrolled him in summer camp for 1 week (with a friend)...when he found out there would be swimming, he refused to go because he'll have to take off his shirt!! I want him to go because I know he'll have fun! He is very, basketball, football, swimming at home, bike riding...I am desperate! I know he needs a diet, but I'm not sure how to go about it with a 9 yr. old. What I'd like to do is remove the bad carbs, like chips and cookies, bread, pasta, etc. but still let him have the fruits and vegs. ANY SUGGESTIONS WILL BE APPRECIATED! I am seriously considering speaking with a nutritionist. My heart is hurting sooo much for him! Thank you very much!
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From Donna, Child's Age 6 - 05/25/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My daugher is 6 1/2 yrs old. She is 4' 1" and weighs 76 lbs. I always thought she was just a big girl, but now I realize that she is over weight. She is really not a junk food eater, she likes real food! I have been trying to limit her portions, make her drink water (flavored), and she has been exercizing every day. It has been 2 wks and I have seen no results yet! The kids are starting to pick on her a little and I really want to get her down to a healthy weight. She really wants to di it to, but every time she gets on the scale it says the same thing and she gets upset. With everything we are doing, why isnt she losing any weight yet? Any suggestions?
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From William, Child's Age 15 - 05/23/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Thank you Sue.
I did try your sugjestions, but I didn't make it over the first hurdle.
First I talked to Tom about it. He says he knows he's overweight but I got the typical, "whatever". Strike One.
Next I talked to William Jr. He said he doesn't care if he weighs more than me. He should be counted as what is on the inside, not the outside, and if I don't like what he looks like, well tough. Strike Two
Finally, I talked to Mark. He said that he is not intrested in girls, but food. He likes him self and he isn't worried. And you know what really ticked me off, right after I talked about diet and exercise, he just got up, walked to the fridge and gulfed down a pint of ice cream.
I am really slamming down the keys, because I am furious, I dont want to be too hard on them, but what should I do? P.S. I am not overweight.
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