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From Ben, child's age 11

My son has always been chubby, I'm not exactly the best role model as I'm overweight, probably a little obese but not massively so. This last year his weight has exploded and I sort of ignored it and thought he'd grow into it and have a growth spurt or something. Still no growth spurt and he has pushed from about 140 lbs to nearly 200 lbs in a year. I'm a single parent and he's a latch key kid. I don't pay a lot of attention to what he's eating or what I'm eating, but still I wasn't expecting to see such a big change. At the doctors there was no pulling punches, I was told flat out he was very obese and his checkup revealed early signs of some health problems. I've no idea where to start with any of this and need some help with turning things around. Help please.