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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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From Vanessa, Child's Age 10 - 08/22/01 - IP#: Click here to reply  
Hi i have a beautiful daughter who is 10 years old. She is 4 foot 7 and weighs 115#s. She gets teased sometimes at school and seems to be getting self concious about how she looks. She really does not like sports at school. We have been walking in the evenings.
I have talked to her about this and she said she wants to loose some weight. I am trying to cut her fat and sugar intake. I have decided not to have her eat hot lunches (I worked in a school cafeteria) instead i pack her lunch. Any one have any great healthy sandwich ideas? Nicole is so beautiful i don't want her weight to become a big part of her life. I want to teach her to make healthy food choices. I have been doing alot of research about healthy eating. Any advice would be appreciated. God Bless Vanessa
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From Bob, Child's Age 16 - 08/17/01 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I split from my wife about 1 year ago, and I left 4 happy daughters, each healthy enough. Katie(15y/o) and was 130, Laura (13y/o) was 150, Alicia (10y/o) was 100, and Sharon (9y/o) was 80. Now, after about 1 year in her care (I see them once every 2 weeks) their weight has increased dramatically. Katie (16, 5'8") is now 240, Laura (14,5'5") she posts here by the way) is somewhere in the region of 270, they both agree that they want to lose weight, but they don't know where to start. Alicia (11,4'11) is 198! but the worst of all is Sharon, who is 10 and very short (3'7), and weighs 230lbs. I don't know what to do, Sharon is always stuffing her face full of hamburgers, chips, and fried foods, she's the one who worries me most, because Katie and Laura are trying to lose weight, (and Katie has succeded, she's gone down from 290 to 240, she's doing well) and Alicia has decided to cut down a little, but Sharon just scoffs her day away in front of the TV, and she is spoilt rotten by my former wife, she has everything she wants, including her own private fridge!Yours worrying.Bob
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From Don, Child's Age 16 - 08/09/01 - IP#: Click here to reply  
I have a 16 year old son, who weighs 420lbs, and says that he likes being that way. He has trouble walking short distances, and doing everyday activities. Please help me, because I don't want him having health problems when he is older.
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From Brenda, Child's Age 12 - 08/07/01 - IP#: Click here to reply  
My child weighs 130 and is 12 years old and she's 5'2"could you please tell me if she is or isn't overweight, and could you tell me what to do for a dietthank you very much!!!
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From Terri, Child's Age 9 - 08/05/01 Click here to reply  
I have a 9 year old daughter that is overweight. She weighs 118 lbs. To me she doesnt look fat but just a little heavy. She wants to lose and get down to 80 lbs. She does sit ups and simple exercises but gets bored of them fast. I am looking for anyone who has any tips on making her exercise routine fun for her so she looks forward to doing it. If you can help I would really appreciate it. Thanks .
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From Bob, Child's Age 14 - 08/03/01 Click here to reply  
I need some help for my son. He is overweight, not too bad, but still overweight. He is 5'8" and he weighs 162 lbs. He doesn't like to go swimming because he's embarassed of his stomach. He can't stand to go shopping with anyone because he is embarrased of his size, which, by the way, is 33. I want to help him, but he won't talk about it with anyone. How can I get him to talk to me?
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From Monica, Child's Age 13 - 07/29/01 Click here to reply  
My daughter will be a freshman this Fall, and she's beginning to take an interest in clothes. Although she is overweight, she is very confident, self-assured, good natured, and she has many good friends. She'll very infrequently make remarks about her "skinny" friends which leads me to believe that her weight does bother her. She's never admitted it to me. There is one area in her life that absolutely bothers her: there are no "cute clothes" in her size. She's now wearing a 16 petite (or short). There really is nothing for her in teen shops. It is so sad to go shopping with her, we end up in the Misses Plus sizes sometimes. I assume my daughter is not the only experiencing this, how do you handle this? I'm tempted to hire a seamstress for next year's formal dance at school. Any suggestions?
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