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From Carla, Child's Age 9 - 01/02/02 - IP#: 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.
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From Kevin, Child's Age 14 - 12/19/01 - IP#: 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.
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From Kari, Child's Age 6 - 11/26/01 - IP#: 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.
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From Crystal, Child's Age 8 - 10/30/01 - IP#: 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!!
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From Colette, Child's Age 7 - 10/24/01 - IP#: 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#: 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?
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From Holly, Child's Age 6 - 09/06/01 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Oh, I am so embarrassed at how much space that took up!!! I'm sorry, I promise to keep my messages shorter from now on! :-)
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From Holly, Child's Age 6 - 09/06/01 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My 6-year-old weighs 62 pounds and is just under 4 feet tall, which puts her in the overweight category on the BMI site I checked out.
We watch no television at all during the school year and only the occasional video over the summer (maybe once a week). We are vegetarian and eat no fast food, as it's too hard to find anything we can eat.
Activity-wise, my daughter tends to like quiet, imaginative sorts of play... she can sit for hours constructing block stables for her model horses or "zoos" for her stuffed anumals. We are working on increasing the activity. She has started playing soccer and is excited about that, but it's only once a week, and parents bring THE WORST SNACKS to share at games. (Every parent takes a turn bringing snack.) She was also on our neighborhood swim team this summer, which she also liked. (Again, on the downside, the meets feature a LOT of food, and... (view more)

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From Lisa, Child's Age 13 - 09/02/01 - IP#: Click here to reply  
As a mother that is now 34 years old, I have fought a weight problem all my life. My daughter is very self-conscious of her weight. Losing weight is one of the hardest things anyone can do!! My daughter and myself have tried a rollercoaster of weight loss ideas but can't seem to stick with one. The best one we've tried is Weight Watchers! Try working together as a pair. *Always remember, it's whats on the INSIDE that counts! If a person has a sweet personality, loving and Godly spirit, and joyous that is what counts! GOD LOVES US ALL JUST THE WAY WE ARE - but he does want us to be healthy. Overweight is only a problem if it hurts our health - we're all beautiful in God's eyes!!!
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From Felicia, Child's Age 11 - 08/31/01 - IP#: Click here to reply  
This goes along with my last one. She is 5 foot 1 inches tall. Thanks.
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From Felicia, Child's Age 11 - 08/31/01 - IP#: Click here to reply  
HHHHEEEELLLLPPPP PPPPLLLLEEEEAAAASSSSEEEE!!!! My 11 year old daughter weighs 167lbs! How can I help her to loose weight? What can I do? Thank you.
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From Jane, Child's Age 11 - 08/26/01 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello my son is 4'11 and 145lb I've talked with him about loosing weight but int doesn't seem like he wants to should I just forget about it or should he shed some pounds?
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From Max, Child's Age 13 - 08/25/01 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello my son has been playing basket ball all his life but a little while ago he got hurt so he couldn't play but now that he's all better he's still just sitting around he's goten very lazy and has gained lots of weight he use to be 5'1 and 100lb with a six pack now he's 125 or 130lb and he's gotten a big gut how can I get my son off the couch and go play out side some more please help
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From Ron, Child's Age 12 - 08/25/01 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My son is 5'1 and 165lb he doesn't seem to care that much exept for his belly he seys all his friend's stomaches are flat and that his is huge how can I help my child?
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From maggie, Child's Age 12 - 08/25/01 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My child who is 5'4 and 170lb use to like to play out side and ride his bike but for the past year or so he's gotten very lazy he's skipped some of his chores and he's just been playing video games all day he's gained lots of weight but it doesn't seem to have bothered him what can I do?
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