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From Marrybeth, child's age 8
I have a beautiful 8 year old daughter named Grace who is obese for years she was overweight but is now considered obese. I know she's fat. She has a a very very large double chin and an enormous belly. I didn't really notice how big she was getting until a few weeks ago we were at a pool party (girls play, moms chat) she had decided to wear a cute little bikini made for way lighter girls. I saw her stomache exposed for the first time in a while and I couldn't help but notice 3 things 1. She has fat rolls WILE SHES STANDING 2. Her stomache jiggles to the point were she has to hold it to keep from falling and 3. When she sits down she can hold items in the rolls of her stomache. I feel like a failure. She is 8 years old and at her last appointment 223lbs. The apoibtment was about 7 months ago. She eats healthy but over eats to high extremes on a normal day she eats about 5 full meals 4 of which include dessert. I of corse don't feed her all of this but she eats it on her own. As far as exercise she has PE twice a week and plays outside 2 a week as well. She doesn't feel fat at all which is good and bad. Good because she should be happy and bad because you have to acknowledge a problem in order to fix it. Also I asked her if she could see her toes the other day and she said no. I have been righting this over a span of 2 days so welcome to day 2
Last night I weighed her and asked her to read the number because I didnt have my glasses on and she told me she couldn't quite see it. The number was 289 which is wayyy to high for a kid her age the only problem with taking her weight down is that she can barely do any real physical exercise. I actually watched her set her stomache down on the table last night. And when I went to wake her up this morning I tried to be silly a tap her stomache and when I did it created a ripple which made me cringe. She didn't wake so I tapped her again and decided to feel for her rib cage. Either the fat hides it or she doesn't have one. I feel terrible watching her eat because I know it's having terrible effects on her body but I can't control if she eats a pint of ice cream while I sleep. I watch her struggle to fit in chairs and take breaks climbing the stair case. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!