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From Taylor, child's age 12
My daughter Jen has recently gained a lto of weight. I know its pretty normal to gain about ten pounds a year, but Jen has gained about one hundred and ten pounds within the last six months. Jen refuses to go to the doctor, and had a fit when the nurse weighed her at school in front of her peers. I recieved a call at home from the school nurse notifying me that my daughter was severely overweight at 357 pounds at only five foot one. I was incredibly shocked, as I only weigh about ninety pounds. My daughter sleeps most of the weekends away, and I suspect eats heavily when she gets home from school. I find candy wrappers all over her bedroom and she never exercises. She has told me that she is doing very well in PE and has a small body weight percentage in health class, but after my first call form the nurse, I found it nessesary to look into this. According to her teacher, she did not finish the mile in twenty minutes, she cannot do any pull-ups or push-ups, and finished 6 curl-ups in one minute. I am quite concerned, for I have taken away all the junk food in the house, but she has continued to gain weight and I think that she has been buying junk food at school, and she is eating double lunches from her friends. She has a doctor's appointment scheduled for next week, and I want her to be ready for what the doctor is going to say. I am nervous to exactly call her 'fat' but the word 'slightly overweight' would not do the chunkiness just. Please, some advice? Or should I let her figure it out on her own?