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From Randy, child's age 17
Hey everyone, I posted about my son Isaac a few months ago (and forgot to follow up, sorry!). He actually stopped gaining weight as quickly once he joined the football team, so I thought he’d be able to lose the weight eventually. However, that wasn’t the case; ever since football ended back in November, he’s been gaining weight even more quickly than before! I think the football coach weighed him in at 320 during the season, but he’s definitely a lot heavier than that now, maybe even over 350! I honestly wasn’t even aware of how much he had gained because he always wears really baggy clothes, but about a week ago he was walking around the house shirtless and I noticed the stretch marks all over his body and his belly jiggling everywhere, noticeably bigger than I remember it was back in the summer. When I tried to press him about his weight, he just said that he was “bulking up” for next season. I don’t think he realizes that at this rate, he’ll be well over 400lbs by the time next season comes! His weight has been getting in the way of a lot of things too… I’m have to buy a bigger car for him now because with his size, its getting a lot harder for him to squeeze into the drivers seat of his current one. It’s getting harder for him to get up the stairs too; he’s almost always breathless, and more often than not on weekdays he just sleeps on the couch in the living room instead of walking up to his room. His girlfriend broke up with him too a few weeks ago (probably connected to his huge weight gain), and he’s been eating even more ever since. He’s even started ordering two lunches every day at school, though I can’t really blame him, I know he’s going through a lot right now. We’ve had to size him up a size too (from 3XL to 4XL), though I don’t think he really cares. I’ve struggled with my weight all my life too, and it really hurts me to see my boy going through the same things I had to deal with. Anyone have any tips? Thanks!