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From Sarah, child's age 12
I have 12 year old twin daughters (Phoebe and Emily) who are identical in everyway except their weight. They're short for their age (145cm). Emily is 84lbs and has always been a healthy weight, but Phoebe is 180lbs and has always been somewhat overweight, but now it's getting out of control. She has gained 50lbs in the past year. To be honest, she was last weighed 3 months ago and I think she has gained a reasonable amount since then as her clothes are starting to look snugger. I'm picking her up early from school for a Drs appointment today, so I'll find out just how much she has gained. I'm constantly finding hidden junk food wrappers. We don't by junk food in an effort to help Phoebe, but she still buys it with her allowance and overeats on the healthy options we provide. I can't get her to participate in physical activity and she doesn't seem to care about her weight. I hope the Dr will be able to talk some sense into her, but I doubt that will happen.