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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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From Lauri, Child's Age 4 - 07/26/01 Click here to reply  
I just found this site while looking for height/weight charts for kids. I found one at, and it said my 46.5 inch tall daughter, who weighs 60 lbs is underweight. I can tell by the rolls on her belly that isnt true. This site says she is overweight-over 95% for her age and sex, but should she be compared to her age group when she is as tall as a 6 year old? Let me know if I have this right! Also, any advice would be appreciated.. I intend to nip this in the bud before the problem gets out of hand.. I, too, was a heavy child and still struggle as an adult. I am glad I found you!
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From Sheila, Child's Age 9 - 07/17/01 Click here to reply  
Me again, does anybody have any input on childrens weightloss programs like committed for kids or slimkids, Do these programs work??? We live in a very hick town near Branson, MO and the fitness clubs won't allow children in the fitness areas due to insurance reasons.

From Sheila, Child's Age 9 - 07/17/01 Click here to reply  
Hi there, my daughter is 9 and 135 lbs, moderatly obese, I can't find any clothes to fit her , we have been going into womens department and buying large, she is extremely round but short making it very difficult . Any suggestions of clothing made for "large young girls" ???
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From Steve, Child's Age 13 - 07/17/01 Click here to reply  
Does anyone know how to measure your body fat percentage? My son wants to get his down to 10%, but he wants to know where he came from. Thanks to anyone who has any info.

From Karen, Child's Age 13 - 07/05/01 Click here to reply  
I have a 13 year old daughter. She is overweight at 165lbs. She started having a weights problem from around the age of 8. She's taken a lot of teasing about this and usually just laughs it off. Lately though it's not been so easy. She is desperate to lose weight now and I am doing everything I can to help her. What makes matters worse, is that I have no idea where to start. I have never had to diet, so it's hard for me to know what to do. Luckily this web sight has been a big help for both my daughter and myself. For the last two weeks we've worked together, planning what food to buy and eat. We've done well and have cut out all the chips, soda and candy. Also checking labels for fat content etc. Every evening we go out and execise for an hour. My daughter weighed herself after a week and found that she hadn't taken off any weight at all. Very dissappointing for her. All I could say was it will take time. It's very hard for my daughter to accept this as being a teenager, she wants results now! Does anyone know what weight loss she should expect after a few weeks?
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From Veronica, Child's Age 13 - 06/03/01 Click here to reply  
Hi everyone. I was wondering if you could help me, my daughter is 13 years old and is constantly made fun of about her weight. She isn't really that heavy for someone 5foot 6inches 118lbs isn't a lot considering how muscular she is playing all the sports that she does. She would like to lose about 10lbs of fat just to get into better shape for her sports. I don't want her to do it alone because i don't want her to do anything unhealthy. But I'm not too sure what to do myself, can anyone help?
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From Katie - 05/27/01 Click here to reply  
I would just like to thank all of you parents that care about your kids weight and are trying to help them. It means a lot to hve a parent who wants to help you lose the weight. It is hard for us kids to lose the weight. We just wantt o be able to be like the next kid and eat a candy bar without feeling guilty about it. If you would like some help on tips of what you should do I have lots of them. My email address is Again I would like to thank every parent that wants to help their child. You can really help them!! :)

From Alan, Child's Age 13 - 05/21/01 Click here to reply  
I have a question. My son is 5'6" and he weighs probably about 170 pounds. Well, we're trying to add on to our house (without using credit), so we don't have a lot of extra money. To save money, my son started wearing his youth pastor's clothes when his other clothes got too small. I thought this to be a good idea at the time, but it seems that I was wrong. The things my son has told me that he says almost make me mad. I have seen him come up to him and jiggle his belly and say something like Hey man, they feed you at home? I never really thought much about it, I figure he's just playing. But my son has told me that he'll ask him if he's still fat enough enough for his clothes. That's not even the half of it. My son once spent the weekend at his house, and they went to Cici's Pizza for dinner one night. Doug said something about my son not being able to fit into his clothes anymore if he... (view more)
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From selina, Child's Age 16 - 04/28/01 Click here to reply  
hi everyone i have a huge problem my 16 year old daughter is getting really heavy and fat she just lays around the house all day and eats and keeps getting fatter and fatter. i cant talk to her about it anytime i tell her she is to fat she gets mad and she wont tell me how much she weighs i cant get her to stand on the scales. i just cant stand watching her get bigger and bigger by the week she cant even sit proper anymore and when she wears pants her whole stomach hangs out over the pants its like a load of jelly or blubber. its disgusting please help me and my fat daughter.
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