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From maddy, child's age 10

I am a single mom in the military so when I deployed 2 years ago my children went to stay with there grandmother. My 8 year old son went from 95lbs to 168lbs in the 9 months I was gone. There grandmother blamed it on the steroids in his asthma medication, but I later found out that the real culprit was eating whatever they wanted and being couch potatoes. 2 years later, he is 148lbs and 6 inches taller. This was due to limiting portion sizes, no junk food in the house and limiting tv and video games. He's still the biggest kid in his class, but he's also the tallest. We're still climbing this uphill battle but we'll get there. I'm hoping by the time he reaches High school his height and weight will balance out. It's amazing how 9 months of damage can take years to recover from.