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From Sara, child's age 28
I'm concerned about my daughter and don't know what to do. She's over 500lbs and can barely move...
She was maybe about 180lbs when she graduated high school...played some volleyball and all that. But it was in college she really started to put on the weight, she admitted to being over 300 when she graduated (I wish she were only that big now!)
My daughter got married to her boyfriend almost right out of school and kept getting bigger and bigger. The problem is that as she's gotten bigger, she is less and less willing to even talk about it with me. I know she's her own woman now (she's 28 and married), but its such a sensitive subject for both of them (her husband too) that if I even serve them diet coke I can see they get offended, like I'm demeaning them about her weight.
PLEASE she's getting so big. I know she used to eat a lot of fast food, but at over 500 pounds her belly is getting SO BIG that she can't fit behind the wheel of a car at all. She works from home and just has food delivered all day, from what I can tell. I'm afraid that if she doesn't change this she'll be 600lbs by 30...and totally bed-bound. I see how hard it is for her to move, and how she often needs help with everything but still she doesn't want to change.
WHAT DO I DO? Part of wonders if I should just accept the fate that I'm going to have a bed-bound daughter...
(I'm sure it doesn't help that I'm not small myself, 280lbs, and probably this is all my fault!)