From Lindsay, Child's Age 11 - 07/09/02 - IP#: 64.12.107.xxx Click here to reply
My child, Jessica is very obese. She is 5'4" tall and weighs 269 or did, now (she was weighed yesterday) 301 . I took her to the doctor a month ago (she haden't been in about 5 years, I'm sorry to say) just for a check-up. I knew Jessica was overweight but I didn't exactly how much. We don't own a scale so we wouldn't know. Five years ago she was a normal weight for a six year old girl. It was three years ago when she became overweight. I tried to get her to exersize but she won't and just sits on the couch watching TV and eating tons of junk food. I knew she was overweight when the school nurse called me to tell me how muched she weighed. Since this was in fourth grade (now she's going into sixth) she weighed 202. The nurse told me I should have her examined by a peditritian who specialized in that field. I didn't listen so it was a whole year before I decided to take her. I was shocked at how much she weighed and told the doctor that she had weighed 202 one year ago and in one year she gained over 60 pounds. Last month after her visit I was asked to return a month later. That was her visit yesterday to the doctor. Since these are the summer months and she sits around on the couch all day eating I had expected her to have gained only a few pounds. I was shocked to have learned she gained a whopping 32 pounds in one month! She seemed not to care. She is now on a special diet made by the doctor and I'm very displeased to say it but since yesterday she gained another pound! We bought a scale yesterday so I could accuretly weigh her every week or so. We have another appointment on August 10th. I really need some help on controling my daughters weight because if she keeps climbing at this rate she'll be at 1,000 pounds by the time she's 18! I want a healthy daughter and really wish she would loose weight! Any help would be appreciated! Sincerley, Lindsay Parkingston
Reply from Lucia, Child's Age 11 - 07/13/03 - IP#: 198.81.26.xxx I know what your going through. My daughter eates so much it's unbelievable. I've never seen her for longer than ten minutes without eating. I once yelled at her about eating while she was gorging herself with a bag of pastreas.
Reply from Tara, Child's Age 29 - 08/29/02 - IP#: 216.76.186.xxx Hello, my heart goes out to you all. I have a daughter that is over weight too, but she has lost some pounds and she is still working hard to lose more. For one i have made this a family thing for her, i am eating right too along with exercising with her. I have cut out going to fast foods, eating fried foods and alot of fat period, NO SODAS. She and i eat more bake foods and i make sure that we eat dinner before 7p.m. everyday now. I must say this my daughter has a sleeping disorder and she has to sleep with a machine called a cpap to help her to breath right at night, god knows this is no happy feeling at all. God knows i am working hard to help her and she is doing great. If you would like to know some of the things i am doing to help her please feel free to email me MZ_HONEY29@YAHOO.COM. THANKS AND TAKE CARE AND I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK WITH HELPING YOUR CHILD. P.S. YOU AS THE PARENT HAVE TO TRY AND WORK HARD TO HELP YOUR CHILD, STOP BUYING THE FATTY JUNK FOODS AND REPLACE THEM WITH HEALTHY SNACKS. ANOTHER TOO, WE CAN'T TELL OUR CHILD NOT TO EAT THIS OR THAT, IF WE ARE GOING TO EAT THE FOODS WE ARE TELLING THEM NOT TO EAT...THATS NOT RIGHT KIDS LEARN FROM EXAMPLES.
Reply from John, Child's Age 10 - 07/09/02 - IP#: 209.130.164.xxx My daughter is also severely overweight. I would really like to help you and your daughter. If you would like help email me at email@example.com.