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From Jean, Child's Age 12 - 04/07/02 - IP#: 66.219.153.xxx Click here to reply  
I'm new to the site and would appreciate any suggestions on how to help my daughter. She was always underweight/thin for her age and height until she was between 8 and 9 years old. At first we just assumed it was puberty, but now we're not so sure. She has continued to put on weight at an unheathy rate. Her Doc just suggests the usual, portion control and additional exercise. We've tried just about everything we can think of, but it doesn't seem to be helping. Does anyone know of any health conditions, etc. that might be causing her rapid weight gain? I'm becoming very concerned for her health! Thanks!
Reply from chantal, Child's Age 17 - 04/12/02  - IP#: 207.164.143.xxx
Reply from I am a child, Child's Age 12 - 04/08/02  - IP#: 24.51.49.xxx

From Scott, Child's Age 17 - 03/21/02 - IP#: 203.79.98.xxx Click here to reply  
I am 17 years old, and I weigh 375lbs. I am happy with who I am, and I think that adults should accept that sometimes people are happy however they are. I don't think it's the parent's decision that their children need to lose weight.
Reply from Matt, Child's Age 4 - 01/27/03  - IP#: 129.215.166.xxx
Reply from Nicole, Child's Age 14 - 12/16/02  - IP#: 209.112.146.xxx
Reply from Hayes, Child's Age 17 - 10/23/02  - IP#: 205.188.208.xxx
Reply from Scott, Child's Age 17 - 04/07/02  - IP#: 203.79.103.xxx
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 13 - 03/22/02  - IP#: 62.64.210.xxx

From Alexandra, Child's Age 14 - 02/24/02 - IP#: 63.102.228.xxx Click here to reply  
I just would like to start off by saying that this is one of the best sites in regard to over weight children and teens. I find it fascinating that there are people in this world that care enough to help such children. Any way, the reason that I am writing is in regard to my 14 year old son. My son, for most of his life has been a 'big boned' child. He has always have had an enormous appetite, just like his father. However, in the past year, I've noticed that his stomach seems to be getting a little bit bigger. In the beginning, it just seemed a little rounder, which I passed up for the fact that he had just hit puberty (his voice was changing and he was developing facial hair already!) so I assumed he would grow. However, after a few months, I took notice of his shirts and pants. The buttons of his shirts looked as though they were ready to pop off at any given second, and the tails weren't staying tucked in. His pants top button never stayed closed, and the zipper dose not go all the way up. His measurements are 5'5, 180 pounds. What should I do?
Reply from chantal, Child's Age 17 - 04/12/02  - IP#: 207.164.143.xxx
Reply from elleey, Child's Age 14 - 03/20/02  - IP#: 152.163.213.xxx
Reply from Dustin, Child's Age 14 - 03/10/02  - IP#: 207.218.202.xxx
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 13 - 02/25/02  - IP#: 62.64.214.xxx

From james, Child's Age 11 - 02/09/02 - IP#: 63.243.52.xxx Click here to reply  
My son is about 230 lbs.He used to weigh 115,but over thepast year he thought he could eat anything and not gain a pound.He wears size 30 jeans and men's shirts help
Reply from Dustin, Child's Age 14 - 02/17/02  - IP#: 207.218.202.xxx

From Chuck, Child's Age 14 - 02/04/02 - IP#: 207.218.210.xxx Click here to reply  
I need some help. I have two sons and both of them are overweight. My 14 year old is 5'7" and 180 lbs. He can't even wear my pants. Shirts are okay, but my my 33 are too small for him. He barely fits into 34 comfortably. My 9 year old is 4'7" and 125 lbs. He has an especially large gut. At least he can wear my pants. That's not a good thing, though, except for the fact that I don't have to buy him pants. I had a weight problem when I was abou 12, but when I got into junior high I played football and began to slim down. I have stayed that way ever since. Neither one of them are interested in sports. I have thought about taking them to the gym to work out, but I was told that they are too young. They don't like low fat food because it doesn't taste as good as the real kind. Any help I could get would be greatly appreciated. I don't want them to be obese as adults.
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 02/08/02  - IP#: 62.64.232.xxx

From Sabrina, Child's Age 8 - 01/28/02 - IP#: 205.188.193.xxx Click here to reply  
My step daughter is overweight. She is a very picky eater. When we go out, all she will eat is chicken fingers with ranch dressing. She does not eat fruit except bananas or many vegetables. She eats lots of bread and her favorite meal at home is spaghetti. She rarely gets any exercise, and I can't force her. Are bread and spaghetti fattening?
Reply from Ashanta, Child's Age 13 - 04/10/02  - IP#: 65.33.195.xxx
Reply from MISS ADAMS AT COLAGE, Child's Age 10 - 02/01/02  - IP#: 62.7.127.xxx
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 01/28/02  - IP#: 62.64.223.xxx

From Tiffany, Child's Age 9 - 01/26/02 - IP#: 63.212.191.xxx Click here to reply  
My daughter is 4'8", weighs 120 pounds. I've asked her doctor for some guidance with her diet but the only thing he says is "she eats too much". She is an extremely picky eater. Her diet consists mainly of meat and potatoes, she does'nt like rice or pasta. The only veggies she'll eat are carrots, broccoli, and green beans. Fruit is out of the question. I've tried to cut down her portion size but how much is too much, what is the proper portion size? Then the fighting starts, because she's still hungry, and I tell her she has had enough. The oddest thing about all this is that she can not sit still. She would rather be off with her friends doing everything from playing with dolls to riding her bike to playing in the pool. When she does sit down to watch tv, she bounces. Diabetes runs in my family and every time she gains another pound I get more concerned. I need guidance.
Reply from Ayanna - 03/01/02  - IP#: 208.59.93.xxx
Reply from SueToberman, Child's Age 12 - 01/27/02  - IP#: 62.64.237.xxx

From Shari, Child's Age 11 - 01/20/02 - IP#: 64.8.1.xxx Click here to reply  
I have two children who are both overweight. I also, am overweight. My son, age 11 tips the scales at 195 lbs and my daughter, age 7, 115 lbs. I am 34 and weigh 250 pounds. I know what the main problems are. When there is no school, my kids watch TV, play video games and play on the computer all day. I know I should put a stop to it, but, it's difficult on where to start. Plus, I'm not an active mom either, so, that doesn't help.Neither of my kids complains about being overweight, nor, are they picked on at school. It is quite the contrary. Both of my children are quite popular. Just since September, my son has grown two pant sizes bigger, from a 34 to a 38. I have no idea where I am going to buy him pants when he gets older if he keeps going at this rate.I want to do something about it, but, without creating an atmosphere where "fat is bad" and have them get a complex about it. This is such a thin line...maybe I should see a nutritionist.
Reply from Unwanted, Child's Age 11 - 04/16/04  - IP#: 152.163.252.xxx
Reply from Tara, Child's Age 8 - 08/29/02  - IP#: 216.76.186.xxx
Reply from chantal, Child's Age 17 - 04/12/02  - IP#: 207.164.143.xxx
Reply from Anna, Child's Age 10 - 02/23/02  - IP#: 63.102.228.xxx
Reply from Amy, Child's Age 12 - 02/04/02  - IP#: 62.7.111.xxx
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 01/26/02  - IP#: 62.64.219.xxx
Reply from Shari, Child's Age 11 - 01/24/02  - IP#: 64.8.1.xxx
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 01/21/02  - IP#: 62.64.221.xxx

From Brent, Child's Age 15 - 01/20/02 - IP#: 207.218.210.xxx Click here to reply  
My son has been having a lot of trouble with his weight recently. He was fine until he was about 13(He weighed somewhere around 130 and wore size 28 jeans) He had hardly any gut at all, but now its huge. He also started coming to me asking to wear my clothes, saying that his were too small. I wear size 34 jeans. We don't own a scale, so I didn't know how much he weighed until a couple of days ago when I took him to the doctor for a checkup. I was alarmed when he weighed in at 180 lbs. I had no idea he was that bad off. He only weighs a few pounds less than me. He doesn't complain about this, but I can tell that it bothers him, especially his gut. How can I help him get rid of it, and how can I get him to open up to me about it?
Reply from Josh, Child's Age 14 - 04/17/02  - IP#: 66.82.99.xxx
Reply from Miss adams at adams uni, Child's Age 10 - 02/01/02  - IP#: 62.7.127.xxx
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 01/23/02  - IP#: 62.64.221.xxx
Reply from Brent, Child's Age 15 - 01/22/02  - IP#: 207.218.210.xxx
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 01/22/02  - IP#: 62.64.223.xxx

From Carla, Child's Age 9 - 01/02/02 - IP#: 24.93.176.xxx Click here to reply  
My son is 9 and is overweight. The doctor says he is obese. He is roughly 49" and 110 lbs. He has always been a "bigger" kid. (He was 9 lb., 6 oz. when he was born). We need to start doing something about his weight, only I do not know how to approach him about it. He has NOT expressed any displeasure to me about being overweight, or any desire to lose weight, or told me that any kids at school have ever teased him. I would like some ideas on how to start a conversation that he needs to lose weight.
Reply from Debbie, Child's Age 9 - 01/24/03  - IP#: 65.149.212.xxx
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 01/02/02  - IP#: 62.64.215.xxx

From Kevin, Child's Age 14 - 12/19/01 - IP#: 64.12.107.xxx Click here to reply  
My son is seriously overweight. In fact, if he gains 10 lbs he'll be obese. Here are his measurements:Height: 5'6" Weight: 175 Waist: 33 Thighs: 24 Chest: 37Stomach: 39. His eating habits are just like mine: terrible. I'm obese, and I hate it and I don't want him to get there. Here are my measurements:Height: 5'10" Weight: 230 Waist: 38 Thighs: 27 Chest: 42 Stomach: 44 He can pinch 9 inches of fat off his gut. We really need help. Any advice would be appreciated.
Reply from chantal, Child's Age 17 - 04/12/02  - IP#: 207.164.143.xxx
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 12/22/01  - IP#: 62.64.229.xxx
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 12/21/01  - IP#: 62.64.204.xxx

From Kari, Child's Age 6 - 11/26/01 - IP#: 216.26.35.xxx Click here to reply  
Hi. I am happy to found this site. I could really use some assistance. My daughter is 6 (almost 7) She is 4'2" and weighs 80 lbs. She is in the First grade. Yesterday she asked me why her stomach stuck out so much. I didn't know what to say. Last year I managed to keep her weight gain down, but when summer ended she had gained 7 pounds. I know that she will never be a lithe skinny frail looking kid. I just want her to be healthy, happy, and comfortable with who she is. If I could help her to stop gaining even if I can't help her lose some...I don't know what to do. Any advice would be great.
Reply from Jed, Child's Age 11 - 07/30/02  - IP#: 64.12.96.xxx
Reply from Kari, Child's Age 7 - 12/18/01  - IP#: 216.26.35.xxx
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 11/27/01  - IP#: 62.64.139.xxx

From Crystal, Child's Age 8 - 10/30/01 - IP#: 131.230.65.xxx Click here to reply  
My son is 8 and his losing weight. We have been watching his food intake for over a year now and he is doing very well. He still has a long way to go though. What is the rate that children should loose wieght?? I don't want to be cutting to much!!
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 11/04/01  - IP#: 62.64.191.xxx

From Colette, Child's Age 7 - 10/24/01 - IP#: 168.156.175.xxx Click here to reply  
Thankyou Sue, those words were very encouraging I will keep up the good work and also look into the internet to check out some more food sources. I didn't know about that jello thing that will be great because my daughter loves jello (what kid doesn't) anyway thanks a lot. I know she needs to excersise more though and I will keep on that too. Thank you so much for your responce.

From Colette, Child's Age 8 - 10/17/01 - IP#: 168.156.175.xxx Click here to reply  
My daughter weighs 132lb. She is 4ft.3in. tall. She knows she is bigger than she is suppose to be and I know it bothers her sometimes. She has expressed to me that kids have teased her I have basiclly band her from sweets at home. I keep a lot of fruit at home like apples, oranges, grapes ect. We eat pretty healthy because I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last november so i even have changed my way of eating. she has lots of friends but isn't very active physically because of her weight. She can't even tie her own shoes or get dressed by herself very well. My mom get's on me all the time about her and it upsets me because I am trying my best. I am financially limited so that doesn't help either, but I have been blessed by a friend recently and will be joining the YWCA soon and I hope the swimming will help. thank you for listening me go on any reply?
Reply from John, Child's Age 10 - 04/15/02  - IP#: 209.130.164.xxx
Reply from Crystal, Child's Age 8 - 10/30/01  - IP#: 131.230.65.xxx
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 10/21/01  - IP#: 62.64.191.xxx

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