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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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From Donna, Child's Age 32 - 05/21/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I am writing for my daughter Maegan. She is 6 yrs old and is 4'1" and weighs 77 lbs. I always thought she was just a "big" girl, but now I realize that she is overweight. About 1 1/2 wks ago, I started limiting her food portions and bought all healthly low fat foods. We also started exersizing everydday for at least 30 minutes. She is trying so hard but she hasnt lost an ounce and it is discouraging her! She get on the scale and it still say 77, and she cries! what should I do!
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From William, Child's Age 15 - 05/13/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hello everyone. I have 3 sons, Tom, William Jr. and Mark. They are all overwieght. Tom my oldest, is 15 ans is 6'3". He weighs 223 lbs. and just gains and gains and gains. He will sit on the couch all day eating, his favorite cookies, chips and cake. The Three C's I call them. He has only 3 rolls, but they have to be 3 inches tall. His stomach is very large and he wears bigger pans than me. I can look at him from the side and see how much his stomach hangs over his pants. He wieghed 165 lbs when he was 11! I hope he loses wieght soon.
My middle son, William Jr., is the most overweight of the three. He is 5'3" and he weighs 197 lbs! He is 13 and his BMI is 30.7! I catch him at night in the fridge looking for food. He never does anything! He goes to school (with three sandwitches, 4 soda's, 9 huge chocolate chip cookies. Not to mention the pizza and fries he buys in school. I can... (view more)

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From Josh, Child's Age 14 - 04/17/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
One of my sons, Tim, is 14, 5'0", 216lbs. He began to grow like this just a year or so ago. He began to gain weight very quickly, and he is still going. I hadn't noticed is bulging belly until just recently, because in our demograpic, he looks normal! His older brother is always taking him out for McDonalds without us knowing it, and he somehow manages to go through a week eating nothing but M&Ms, hamburgers and donuts, which I have thouroughly protested against, but his brother and mother are helping him. They don't seem to notice... I barely ever see them, so I don't have any way of letting them know, but Tim is always eating. His waist is reaching 53 inches, far above mine, and at his current rate of about 3 to 4 pounds a week, and 1 to 2 a day on weekends and holidays, his waist will go above his height! I am greatly concerned. I can't seem to do anything about Tim, since he says he ... (view more)
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From Jodi, Child's Age 7 - 04/15/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
help! my daughter is almost 7 - 4'2" and around 80-85 lbs. she is pretty active which is good because i'm afraid she would be heavier still if she wasn't active. my problems are 1) how to help her lose weight and 2) how to help her be happy - she claims she can't run fast because she's "too fat", she wants to wear cute, trendy clothes...i can't find any "plus" size CUTE clothing for her. any help, advice, anything would be appreciated! i haven't been on the site before - i've just been hoping it was baby fat that she would outgrow and it's not happening thank you.
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From Shastah, Child's Age 10 - 04/11/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My child, Susannah is very obese she is 5'3 and 419. I can't even get her dressed she is so obese she can barley walk. I take her to a dietitian every week, a cardiologist once a month and to the peditritian every two months. She gains almost 10 pounds a week. At our house we have a hospital scale and I weigh her every week. She goes to school but can't do gym class, and she comes home crying about bieing teased. I am 125 and 5'8 a perfectly respectiable weight for a 40 year old woman. Every day she eats lots of butter and fattening foods. Please help me help me help my daughter lose weight. Thank You, Shastah L. Catequak
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From Ashanta, Child's Age 13 - 04/09/02 - IP#: Click here to reply  
im not so sure if my child is overweight. she always comes home crying because people make fun of her, but in my opinion she isn't that big at all, she's about 5'0 or 5'1, and she weighs 125. The weight calculator on this site says she is at the risk of becoming overweight. She never gains weight but she never looses it either, she is very active and doesnt over eat, she is on the track team, and loves to dance she always dances, she is very talented, she wants to be a singer and fears that she will never become famous because she is too fat, someone please give me some tips to bring up her self esteem.
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From Jean, Child's Age 12 - 04/07/02 - IP#: 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!
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