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From Linda, child's age 10

There is some good news about my son. He got moved to another class because of the bullying and he's doing much better. He's even made a real friend who sticks up for him when anyone teases him about his weight. He's much happier now that he doesn't get teased so much at school. He's also only gained two pounds since last month so the weight gain may finally be slowing down. He is still having a hard time adjusting to the physical burden of the extra weight. Carrying an extra 62 pounds would be hard for anyone. It's especially hard for a kid who's almost the shortest in his class and was never overweight before. He complains a lot about being tired and uncomfortable. Now that he's not gaining weight as quickly I hope he will have a better chance to get used to it. I also hope he will grow into the weight in a few years. Does anyone know how long it normally takes for someone to adjust to gaining a lot of weight?