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From Felix, child's age 16
Hi all, just an update on the situation with my son. I saw Jason for a few days last week and I was quite concerned. He’s definitely much larger than when I saw him in August, I can tell that he’s been eating a lot. His health seemed to have decreased, I noticed that he has been getting more winded going upstairs and bending over to tie his sneakers. We went on a hike as the weather was quite nice and it was obvious that he was struggling somewhat. I’ll admit that the hike wasn’t the easiest but it wasn’t the first time he’s done that hike with me.
When I’ve spoken to my wife about the situation she says that she cooks about half the time and they eat a healthier takeaway on the others. She has lost a noticeable amount of weight over the time period without exercising so I know that the food mustn’t be that unhealthy, contrary to what I knew prior. She and I have both talked to Jason and he says he’ll lose the weight but will continue to eat. We have refused to buy him clothes (honestly because he won’t tell us what size to get), but he’ll spend his job money on clothes so it is fine in that aspect.
It’s obvious that he has a junk food addiction but we are at ends to figure out how to curb it. He works at a fast food place, where I’m sure he gets food, and there are many places within a very short walking distance to get sweets and sandwiches. I’m pretty sure he’s stopping after school. It’s gotten to the point where there’s no junk food in either of our houses but he’ll sneak food in and gorge himself in his room.
As my wife is the one who is at home with him, she’s tried to get him to workout but he’ll either just walk around the neighborhood (probably getting food) or will downright refuse. She works weird hours so there’s a few nights a week where she suspects he’ll eat the food she prepared earlier in the day and order/obtain other food.
Any and all suggestions desperately welcome.